I must start out by saying....My husband and I loved this place. But it's not for everyone. We booked our room here since we were seeing a couple of bands that were playing here. On the way up from CA I read the reviews on TripAdvisor and cracked up. How could the reviews be so diametrically opposed? I was worried about the comments about the place being dirty, but thought there had to be some explanation of the extreme comments. Now I get it. first off, put those worries aside. Rooms are clean and there is both soap and shampoo. No there are no stall showers but the rooms have enormous jacuzzi tubs with shower attachments. You will not need to go unwashed. also there is a restaurant that serves excellent food. We ate dinner there 2 nights and the service and the food were great. There is a large deck that adjoins the restaurant and bar area and it's a hopping spot. And here's the thing .... This isn't a quiet little bed and breakfast on the river. This a destination for people coming to see music, and there can be people....mostly young hanging out , drinking beer and playing instruments into the wee hours. The bands pack up but the party doesnt necessarily end. The folks who run the place are very friendly and accommodating and it seems to be run a little more like a community than an inn . No there wasn't always someone in the office, and no there wasnt someone to help with our bags, and no our room didn't get cleaned on the morning of day 2, but we had a great visit. The grounds are spacious and friendly folks were hanging out with dogs on and off leash. Our pup had the run of the place and the cafe across the road made great breakfast.
Each room has a name and porches that overlook the river. It's beautiful and we spent a few hours just sitting and watching the river. Our room was on the ground floor next to the public bathroom and yes we had people lining up outside our room waiting to use it, which might wig you out, but it's all just part of the funkiness of the place (and I don't mean smell). Everyone we met was friendly and interesting and we would definitely go back. If you are looking for prim and proper it's not for you. If you like rustic with a funky, laid back atmosphere I think you'll enjoy.
- Also Known As:
- Applegate Lodge Oregon