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Applegate River Lodge

15100 Highway 238, Applegate, OR 97530-9612
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Bar / lounge
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Non-smoking rooms
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Nicole wrote a review Dec 2020
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For starter we checked in at 3 pm. We called the guy Pete to check us in since his number was on the counter. 15 min later a man with no teeth no shoes smoking a cigarette, no mask, coughing, and completely disoriented came to the front and said he be right there then stepped outside to finish his cigarette. Next everything seemed quiet noone was really there. When we entered our room the housekeeper told us she had just cleaned it and we were good to go. Upon entry we noticed a large marijuana joint left on the staircase and someones phone charger on the table. In times like these that is NOT very sanitary. We didnt bother complaining. At about midnight there was some rucuss down in the lobby. people partying n such. we just tried to sleep through it. Woke up at 6 due to couldnt breathe. The cigarette smoke thru the building was so extreme that we called our realtor to come pick us up at 7am because I couldnt handle it. We left there tired upset stressed and smelling of smoke. Not the relaxing retreat we had hoped for while we were looking for a home in this beautiful valley. Needless to say though we had booked our room for the week, we packed out all our stuff at 7am and relocated to an actual hotel that provided appropriate lodging and ammenities. I also want to mention. There are NO showers and there is NO TV and the WIFI connection is terrible so we were unable to even turn a TV on to drown out the midnight party on that Sunday night. I would NEVER pay $175 to stay in this smoke hole again nor would i reccomend it. Beautiful building but ran by staff that cares none about the hospitality service you think you will be provided.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: Find a different place for lodging. This applegate river lodge is absolutely horrible
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Christina W wrote a review Aug 2020
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This place is an absolute joke. If you are a pot smoker, it's fine. I am not. My husband took me here for our ten year anniversary for a quiet weekend on the river. When we first checked in, the lobby smelled like pot (which I wrongly assumed was from another guest), nobody was actually there to take care of us and we had to call. The room itself is weird, no shower and smells like an attic. The window looking into the bedroom as well as the bathroom window both had lace curtains, no privacy whatsoever.Kind of weird for a "honeymoon suite".The view was the only nice thing, having a deck overlooking the Applegate river.Which, would be nice if not for the constant noise, and constant pot smoke surrounding the place. We almost left after the first night, but decided to stick it out because we didn't have time to fuss with finding another place and cancelling there before we had something scheduled to get to.How I wish we had followed through with that thought. Saturday night was way worse than Friday night. After a day of outings we decided to relax back at the room and give it a second chance, and eat at the lodge rather than go all the way back to Jacksonville where we were spending most of our time. The same "musician" was there playing the same music on repeat (which really makes the river impossible to enjoy, I mean that stuff is okay but not all the time, we came thinking we were getting a quiet river retreat). We went to the restaurant and were told there was a wait for seating outside, which we were fine with and ordered a drink, and patiently waited inside.The waiter and the bartender both were great, both seemed to have a handle on who was in line for seating and kept us informed. Well, the owner came in and then let two groups of people who had just walked in way after us both get seated before us, then proceeded to tell three dirty hippies who were bragging about having been drinking all day take their drinks outside the bar (after the bartender told them they couldn't bring them outside the bar).The owner directed them to bring the drinks right outside the deck in front of our room (and the room above us). When we were seated after waiting patiently for 30 minutes it was in a corner that was worse than our seat inside, and the people who came after us got prime seating and were given menus, meanwhile we weren't given menus. We told the bartender that was bringing us out that we wanted to settle up and wouldn't be eating there, as the owner had really irritated us. She was great, apologetic, but doesn't make up for the owner (who should probably get out of her employees' way).We went back to our room and were going to get a pizza next door and the three girls who had brought their drinks outside were right there, literally in front of our room drinking and smoking pot. I asked them to leave, but then when my husband was getting the pizza another group of pot smokers came and camped out on the deck adjoining the deck attached to our room, so impossible to not smell it. After the confrontation with the first group of pot heads I wasn't about to do this again so I went to the front to ask management (haha, what a joke) to take care of it, again, nobody there.I tried to call and nobody answered, so I left a message, waited, and called again. Nothing. At this point our actual room smells like pot and we can't stand it. All the while yet ANOTHER group of pot heads are heading to the spot in front of our room again with their drinks (which there are signs all over the place not to bring drinks outside the bar, but its clear this isn't enforced).At this point we realize we are going to spend our entire night surrounded by partiers, so we left. This was super disappointing, especially given it was the first getaway we've had since we had kids.This place basically ruined our anniversary trip.We've been trying to get in contact with the owner and are being given the runaround. She won't call us back.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Pam B wrote a review Jul 2019
Northlake, Texas22 contributions2 helpful votes
We were told this is an awesome place to sit outside and enjoy drinks and a meal. It was a beautiful setting outside in the shade next to the river and our food was very good. However, the service was terrible! We waited well over an hour for our food to arrive. Thankfully we weren’t in a rush.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
michaeleN6626ON wrote a review Jun 2019
Grants Pass Or, United States9 contributions1 helpful vote
We wanted a nice quiet place for our anniversary and this proved to be the place! There are no in-room phones, no televisions, no coffee makers! Now the good stuff, you can watch TV or anything else on your laptop at no charge, of the mornings there are bagels and coffee in the dayroom if you like a full breakfast there is a great coffee shop just a short walk away across the street, each room has a balcony overlooking the bride of the Applegate River.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Take your laptop!
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lola1954 wrote a review May 2019
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We stayed at Applegate Lodge overnight as a wedding guest. What a wonderful experience! Staff provided excellent and personal service. My husband and I stayed in the Goldmining room with jacuzzi tube and comfortable queen bed. Nice deck outside the room overlooking the river. Quiet. Grounds were beautifully kept and lodge was clean both inside and out. The staff at Applegate were accommodating to all of our needs. We would go back again in a heartbeat!!
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Date of stay: May 2019
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Applegate River Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Applegate River Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Applegate Community Church (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Applegate River Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Applegate River Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Applegate River Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Applegate River Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Applegate Country Club, Applegate Cafe, and Applegate River Lodge Restaurant.
Is Applegate River Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.08 miles away from the center of Applegate.