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The Lodge at Service Creek

38686 Hwy. 19, Fossil, OR 97830
The Lodge at Service Creek
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place appears suddenly out of nowhere. River nearby. Absolutely charming. Right out of a movie. Clean rooms. Kitchen and dining areas common. Stopped here to visit the painted hills. Dinner was good. Strong internet signal in the dining area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked the Thomas Condon room on-line for a business trip, as the Lodge at Service Creek advertised wifi and the motel in Fossil did not. Given how remote Service Creek is, I truly was not expecting much and was pleasantly surprised to arrive to a nice sized, clean room. There were two other couples staying in the house while... More 

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Vancouver
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We made a reservation solely from the website where the pictures showed bright clean rooms. We arrived about 6:30pm to an empty dark house. When we checked in we were told that we would be the only ones in the house that night. The Rim rock room was dark, dingy, bugs in the overhead light and the smoke detector was... More 

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Boise, ID
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

My boyfriend and I stumbled upon the lodge several years ago when looking for a place to stay close to my daughter's summer camp. If you've done any searches in the area, you'll understand that lodging is very limited in this region. Our first stay was pleasant. We rented one of the rooms, as it was just the two of... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Found this place on a bike trip 4 years ago. Simple little road side cafe and basic general store. Had the best Corn Beef on Rye sandwich, with a large pickle and great pie. 2 years later we hit it again and I was almost salivating thinking about that sandwich again. Owners even remembered us when we came in! Now,... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Very quaint. Easy to feel at home in the living/social room in the lodge. Also easy to make friends with fellow travelers in this remote location. Bathrooms (one for each room) are clean. Guest rooms are rustic and reflect a bygone era, but beds are new. Owner/employees are always very friendly and accommodating. Food, when available (check ahead) is hearty... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Needed to get away from the city turmoil. This was so quiet and peaceful in a very scenic area. The restaurant food was excellent and the Inn was extremely clean and comfortable. The beautiful geologic areas and the John Day river were something to behold. What clear air and blue skies! All the rooms had their own private bathrooms. There... More 

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Whitbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

I wanted to visit the Painted Hills, and on searching the internet it was difficult to find a place to stay, eat and have a glass of wine in the area. I selected The Lodge at Service Creek (circa 1920) because it fulfilled all 3 criteria. I had a private, clean bathroom and a porch overlooking the river. The room... More 

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Pacific Northwest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We were a group that rented the entire lodge for a three-day weekend to visit the John Day Fossil Beds and other points of interest. We brought our own food and had full use of the kitchen. Everything worked. We ate our breakfasts and dinners on the back porch. We were there in September (not October) so the heat was... More 

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Portland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

The John Day Fossil Beds area is beautiful, with very little accommodation other than camping. It's very nice to be able to take a shower and sleep in a comfortable bed at the end of the day. As I understand it, the Service Creek Lodge was a very nice place to stay four years ago. It is now a bit... More 

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