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“Ancient, i.e. historical. Comfortable, well kept, economical”
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Dawson House Lodge
Ranked #1 of 2 Chemult B&B and Inns
Redmond, Washington
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263 reviews
70 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Ancient, i.e. historical. Comfortable, well kept, economical”
Reviewed October 20, 2013

I'll have to add to the rave reviews here. It's old, it's interesting because it's old, creaky, and solid at the same time. My only gripe at all is that Room 1 is a bit near the road and a touch noisy, so if you are sensitive, ask for some other room. Me? I sleep like a rock, no problem. The price was good, the checkin and checkout were simple, and the restaurant info was handy. It's kind of grandma-like in the rooms, so what, it's comfortable and nice. You do have to start the hot water and wait a while for it to find Room 1's shower, though.

Note: Service here means check-in and check-out. There are no "services" but it has a huge dish network channel list (does somebody, anybody, now how to USE this???), and they offer DVD's from the front desk for the DVD player. Internet is solid, but slow.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Don't let the look of the place take you off guard. It is a old building but with character. The room was nice and clean. Had two beds and a good bathroom. We were on our way to Crater Lake, well this is the place to stay for the night. Everything you would need for one night is here. It is not on a quiet location, but close to the park so we didn't bother. We received a kind reception. Subway across the road for any quick snack, not much else in Chemult.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2013

I stayed in room #2 and did not experience the "sour aroma" that many other reviewers noted. The motel is a mix of new and shabby furnishings. New: curtains, carpet, mirror, and decor pillows. Shabby: tile counter, brass light fixtures, bed pillows. No A/C, but the fans were plenty adequate in September. Fridge and DVD player in the room. One other nice bonus: DVD library free to borrow at the front desk. Pilot Truck Stop across the street and Crater Lake about half hour away. If you're on a budget, you could do a lot worse than Dawson House Lodge.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Nakskov, Denmark
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

The welcome was kind and efficient. The lady took us to the room to ensure that Things were OK..
Did your grandparents ever have a guest room? Then it might have looked like the one we had in Dawson House Lodge. Funny old furniture and quaint pictures on all the walls. Not very big and not that comfortable, but a funny and different experience along a minor highway off the beaten interstate tracks.
Breakfast is not served here, but we trotted across the highway (=main street) to KJ'S Cafe, where we had excellent food like at dinnertime the night before.
This is not Route 66. But you sure get a '66 feel' when staying here in Chemult,

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Elkins, Arkansas
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

We stayed one night in the Rose Room on the way to Crater Lake National Park. There's not much choice in lodging or food in this area and most of the time the lodge in the park is booked up and also very expensive. Our stay was okay, a large room with jacuzzi tub. The owner was very nice.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Renton, WA
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Room was horrible. For some reason keeper put so much air freshener just before we arrived - we had to ventilate room for several hours and still had some headaches because of strong smell in the morning. We originally reserved this place for two nights but decided to leave after the first one.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We were not expecting a 5 star hotel, but the value for money was not there. First impressions were the place had a bit of that country charm and we gave it a chance. There was a definite sour aroma that makes any weary traveller cringe. There were pieces of food in the pan scrubber from previous guests. Staff was polite and courteous. A/C was cool. It really needs a professional cleaning... Tighten it up, there is ton of potential, but I won't know unless I see it on a hotel makeover show because I will not be going back.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Property: 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 #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Chemult
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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