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“Acceptable hotel to stay at near Crater Lake”
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Dawson House Lodge
Ranked #2 of 2 Chemult B&B and Inns
Reviewed June 25, 2013

While it looks dilapidated from the outside, the rooms are clean and functional, but very small. For example, in the shower, I had to crouch down to wash the shampoo from my hair; there was no room for end tables by either of the beds; etc. Certainly an acceptable place to stay, but I wouldn’t want to stay here for more than one night (due to the size of the room).

Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Coming to Crater Lake from the North and having to return North we picked the Dawson House lodge for a night.

The owner was very nice and helpful in telling us about the area and property. Hot coffee was waiting in the lobby and a gas fake wood stove. She gave my wife a rundown of where to eat. There was plenty of literature about the area in the lobby.

She showed us to our room on the lower floor and explained that downstairs has no air conditioning- as if we needed it. We used the heat.

The room was small, with two double beds. It had a tube TV with dishnetwork, DVD player with a shelf full of free DVDs to use for free in the lobby.

The bed was firm and surprisingly not too noisy being on the highway across from a truck stop.

Room Tip: Back a few doors from the road for less noise.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

The owner and her son were outstanding in their attitude and ability to understand the weary traveler. Although, some logging trucks were whizzing nearby and the train near, it was easy to sleep knowing that these were people who truly cared about their guests.

Room Tip: Any international traveler who has experienced the out of the way place must put up with the traffic...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

The hotel was charming with old fashioned décor. It could have been a little cleaner for my taste, but I wasn't turned off. The owner was very nice and friendly. She gave us tips on where to eat in town. The big turn off for me was the Amtrak train station about 1/2 block away. The trains zoomed by every 15-20 minutes at night for a couple of hours and the building (being old) just shook for the duration of the train. I had a difficult time sleeping because of this. I didn't seem to mind the truck stop across the way that others mentioned. We booked our stay because of the close proximity to the north entrance to Crater Lake National Park and this was convenient. It was our anniversary and we were given a complimentary bottle of champagne on ice and nice champagne glasses.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

We spent two nights at the Dawson House Lodge and would recommend it highly, unless you can get into the Crater Lake Lodge. But if you can't and it was all booked when we tried, then the Dawson House Lodge is the best place to stay in the area. The owner is very welcoming. She has put a lot of effort into personal decorating touch which give the place the feeling of visiting grandma's cabin (no matter when you did that!). She is helpful withe restaurant advice and other recommendations. The rooms and bathrooms are clean. It can be a bit noisy at night so we recommend turning on the fan or airconditioner for white noise. Trucks from the newly opened truck stop across the street start their mornings early, about 4 am, and a train goes through town periodically. We actually found the rhythm of life in Chemult quite a delightful contrast to Bend, Sisisters and Crater Lake.

Room Tip: Ask for a room far from the street. If you need a hair dryer, just ask at the front desk. They are...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

it's a simple but clean establishment, no frills, with free wi-fi. Don't expect great eateries in the surroundings! Breakfast across the road is ample and good value for money (ask for the discount as Lodge-resident)

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Wonderful lodge! We stayed here on our way to Crater Lake. We stayed in the 2 bedroom suite. Almost everything has been updated ( if you travel with a laptop bring a 2 to 3 wire adapter) and was an amazing experience. It does sit across the street from the Pilot truck stop and Amtrak is behind the hotel, but that just adds character to this amazing place.

Room Tip: Caddie's room has two bedrooms.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Dawson House Lodge

Address: 109455 Highway 97 N, P.O. Box 189, Chemult, OR 97731-9701
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Location: United States > Oregon > Chemult
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Chemult
Price Range: $70 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dawson House Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dawson House Lodge built in 1929 enjoys travelers from all over the world. Only 25 miles from Crater Lake National Park we are a popular place to stay for those visiting the park & wanting to enjoy the many outdoor wonders in our area. Hikers, fisherman and 2 & 4 wheel bikes enjoy the area in the summer while the winter attracts fisherman, hunters, snowmobiling & skiers. We are one block from the Amtrak Station in the center of town. With rooms to sleep 1-8 we have one to fit your needs. ... more   less 
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