The rooms were incredibly expensive, but if you are going to stay, it's worth it to get a room on the Lake side. Make sure you wake up early to see the sunrise; it's pretty spectacular. The room was fine, small and nothing fancy, but very clean, the bed was comfortable. It's too bad the windows aren't bigger, since you're really paying for the view. The lodge was built in 1915, and has a nice little historical display with pictures. The lobby is beautiful, and has a small bar, and fireplace and gift shop. We ate breakfast in the restaurant and thought it was reasonably priced, considering how far they have to bring supplies in to reach the lodge. Staff was very friendly, and there is free wi-fi.
There is a really nice area with rocking chairs, overlooking the lake, bring some snacks, or buy some at the restaurant (nice appetizer menu) and have a picnic. We set up our own chairs along the stone wall. The staff has blankets and jackets if it gets too cool. But beware of the MOSQUITOES!!!!! they are brutal in the evening!
I would definitely recommend a visit to Crater Lake and one night at the Lodge. Along the entire rim drive, there are many places to pull over and have an amazing view, but staying at the Lodge is the place where it's really comfortable to relax, and not feel like you need to get in your car and drive on.
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