My wife & I are driving the coast from Santa Barbara after visiting friends. Anyway, we're staying the night in Eureka CA. then heading N with our goal to see Crater Lake NP. before heading home to Missouri. We're thinking of staying either at a B&B called Blacktail Lodge out of Shady Cove or The Lodge @ Riverside in Grants Pass. Wherever we stay, this will be our base of operations for 2 nights (at the moment) so we can actually SEE Crater Lake NP and my wife can stop @ some wineries if there are any around. My questions are these: Anyone heard of or stayed at either of these locations AND is this enough time to actually SEE the park? We cannot take most of the trail due to physical restrictions but I might want to venture out and maybe do some fishing or an afternoon of rafting (lowest class possible) in the back country. The drive from H*** will start from here heading home so we want to be relaxed before enduring the last part of the trip.
OH, forgot the most important question, are there wineries around this area? I'll have my bourbon but need the wine for my wife ;)
Thanks for any insight you can provide.