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Winema Lodge

5215 Hill Road, Tulelake, CA 96134
Winema Lodge
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very basic lodge, not a place for people who mind frayed towels. We stayed in one of the motel type units, not in the main lodge. It was clean, and the continental breakfast included cereal and fruit. For us the real drawback was not having air conditioning. It was 97 degrees when we were there, and while... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

To me, people can make or break any experience. The proprietor was so very nice and really made our two night stay more than it would have been otherwise. If you're expecting the Hilton, or even a Holiday Inn, this might not be the place for you. If affordable, clean, basic lodging in a great location for birding, hiking, cave... More 

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Caspar, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We visited in August, not the best time to see birds. This is traditional lodge with plenty of room for large groups, and great for family get-togethers. The main lodge is two stories with a dorm room on the second floor. The bathroom for the lodge has four showers. Downstairs you find several group rooms for fewer (2-4) numbers, then... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The lodge is one of two choices for Tulelake, although it is not in the town itself but rather by itself about five miles away on one route to Lava Beds National Monument. If you are visiting the monument, the lodge is a suitable but simple choice – just don’t expect fancy or modern or air conditioning. Free wifi and... More 

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Verna H, Manager at Winema Lodge, responded to this review

There are a few restaurants near by. There is Mike & Wanda's In Tulelake, Capitain Jack's in Newelle, Pappy Ganders & Villa Nueva in Merrill. More 

Dothan, AL
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

You should know this isn't a standard hotel, it's something more along the lines of a B&B. Many previous reviewers state that it is like staying with a member of your family. I agree, staying with grandma is usually associated with a rundown, dingy place with poor HVAC--however, generally Nana doesn't charge me by the night. So what is it?... More 

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Verna H, Manager at Winema Lodge, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that your stay was not satisfactory. We would have appreciated you bringing theses issues to our attention while you were here. We did have a huge wedding party right before your arrival and we were still trying to catch up with the small staff that we employ. There is no excuse for the lack of... More 

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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

a great motel! The owner was friendly and welcoming. Rooms were spotless, well equipped and a quiet location with great views. Wifi was available in the main building. Good relaxed breakfast set us up to explore Lava Beds and the rest of the Tulelake area.

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Cleveland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Winema Lodge. It is in a great location for exploring Lava Beds National Monument or birding in the Tulelake area. We planned our own birding loop of Northern Central California and found this place on Trip Advisor. We stayed June 26 and 27, 2014. We found interesting birds around Tulelake (not to mention two... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I recommend choosing Winema Lodge as the place to stay while exploring Tulelake for great bird watching. I spent hours just birding from the lawn. Owls hooting at night, Quail running around during the day and raptors on the wing were very entertaining. The lodge is an interesting place. It is very close to the lake and refuge visitors center.... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

My family of 5 (including triplet 10 year old boys) stayed here July 26, 2013 for 1 night. Like everyone else we were here to see the Lava Beds (fantastic). Verna kindly waited up for us (we arrived at 10 pm) and gave us a corner room (very large) with all twin beds (kids didn't get the floor for once).... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Verna is very pleasant and helpful---can't ask for a better host. This is the closest place to stay if you're going to visit Lava Beds National Monument. Decent breakfast. Rooms are comfortable and clean, and fairly priced. We wanted to try Verna's home-cooking but with the long summer days, we couldn't get back in time. The days are hot and... More 

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