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“Good base for hiking the Eagle Cap”
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Cornucopia Lodge
Reviewed August 14, 2012

I spent two nights here, before and after a backpack trip in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. It's the closest lodging to the south side of the wilderness. I had a room in the main lodge, and it was great: huge room with a deck and a very nice bathroom. The innkeepers were very friendly and helpful, and Mark, the horse packing guide, had lots of good info about trail conditions. The food was basic American fare; not gourmet but fine, and certainly plenty of it. I'd happily stay here again. Another reviewer noted lack of cell phone coverage, but they now have it, at least on Verizon, via a gadget hooked into their internet.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Contemporary yet rustic, comfy, very secluded and relaxing. We should have stayed longer! Owners and staff are exceptionally warm and inviting. We spent one night in a one bedroom cabin...modern with basic amenities (no tv or phone...cell phones do not work-however a land line and internet service are available at the main lodge). Cabin was very clean, nicely situated away from all other cabins and had a gorgeous view of the surrounding mountains from the front porch. A doe and her two fawns grazed just feet from our front door.
Walked around the ghost town of Cornucopia before dinner....it's located a short walk from the lodge. Quiet and relaxing.
Enjoyed dinner and breakfast served family style in the main lodge with the owners and staff. We had fried chicken, beans, corn, potato salad, macaroni salad, cloverleaf rolls and the very best brownies I have ever tasted. All made from scratch. Breakfast was eggs made to order and biscuits with gravy. Delicious. We felt like part of the family!
Took a morning horse ride up and around the abandoned Cornucopia gold mine (included in price). Horse wrangler/guide Mark overflows with graciousness, enthusiasm and historical information about the whole area. Interesting and fun. We came here as a couple for a quick getaway....but this is also a wonderful place for families too. Check out their website at www.cornucopialodge.com

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank CarrieSilveira
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Reviewed August 27, 2010

If you love the hustle and bustle of city life, sidewalks and street lights, you will hate this place.
If you love nature at its best, kind people, privacy, and history this is the place to go.
I have never been to a place the welcomed me at the door with a smile and called me by my name.

My ten year old was very scared of horses but was willing to give it a try. They spent time and patents with her. She is still no-stop talking about the horse “Turtle” and how much fun she had. They take precisions and consider the experience of the riders and do not take unnecessary chances keeping in mind the safety of all. I never worried about her as I knew she was in good hands. This allowed me to relax and enjoy my ride to the fullest.

The quiet nights with only the sounds of nature, my loved ones and wonderful food made this a very special vacation. Without questions we will be going back.

Tips I would give. Go hungry because they serve huge portions and you will be eating the best food you have had in a long time.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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1  Thank CherylLMadras_Oregon
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Reviewed August 25, 2009

We spent two nights here as part of an anniversary trip, and enjoyed it much more than the B&B in Joseph (which was twice the price). Bill and Peggy are the ones who built Cornucopia Lodge three years ago, and their pride of ownership shows in the quality decor and furnishings and in the immaculate housekeeping. The location of the lodge is picturesque and relaxing (crags, trees and creek outside your door), although it is 12 miles from the nearest town (Halfway).

Local dining options are limited, especially on weekdays, so we had all our meals at the lodge. (The locals sometimes make reservations for their special dinners there.) Don't count on a low-carb option, but Bill's well-cooked homestyle meals and Peggy's desserts were more than adequate in serving size and taste. Everyone was friendly, helpful and accommodating, including us for the family-style dinner when we arrived early and arranging a trail ride with the encouraging, PATIENT horse crew on short notice.

We recommend going over a weekend if you want more things to do in Halfway. They have a tea parlor and Mimi's restaurant that looked appealing, but weren't open. However, there is a large quilt shop there and some other interesting and artsy looking shops. The Hells Canyon viewpoint en route was very impressive, although you can see more if you go to Hat Point, a slightly longer trip. Also toured the Oregon Trail interpretive center in Baker City, which was very well done and interesting for all ages.

Pluses: Relaxing, peaceful location, beautiful and comfortable decor, reasonable price, friendly people, free high-speed internet

Drawbacks (maybe): Internet goes off at 9:30 pm (conserving electricity), no cell coverage or TVs (good library and boardgames available), limited number of rooms in the lodge (there are several secluded cabins as alternatives), tile showers only (no tubs), limited menu choices.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank kathmom
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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed July 6, 2006

After 4 amazing days of riding and relaxing at this lodge I had to recommend it to anyone looking for a great wilderness/riding experience. Located in the eagle cap wilderness area of Eastern Oregon it offers great access to amazing country. Wonderful home cooked food (The fried chicken was awesome) and staff that make you feel part of the family made it one of the best places I have stayed. Fromt eh very beginning they did a great job helping us determine what would work best for my family and went to great lengths to even enclude our 18 month old son on the wilderness rides. The rates are reasonable and include 3 meals a day. The cabins were secluded and private with great views and still had all the conforts of home. except the annoying ones like a phone and TV. The trail guides are knowledgable and very friendly, the horses were well trained and easy to handle. I highly recommend it to anyone if you want to have some amazing fun and experiences.

5  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed October 5, 2016
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  • Stayed: September 2016, traveled with friends
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Thank Dieterich C
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Additional Information about Cornucopia Lodge

Address: Queen Mine Road, Halfway, OR 97834
Location: United States > Oregon > Halfway
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Halfway
Price Range: $110 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Cornucopia Lodge Halfway, Oregon

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