If you ever needed verification of the Theory of Relativity, try writing a review for the Imperial River Hotel in Maupin. On an absolute scale, you can't really give this hotel anything more than a 3 star rating. The rooms in the remodeled historic building and annex are modest, clean and comfortable. The breakfast is self serve where you can pull a Jimmy Dean sausage sandwich or waffle from the freezer and zap it in the microwave. Plus you get your choice of hard boiled eggs and cold cereal and toast. This is ordinary stuff.
But you have to consider the location. Nestled along the banks of the mighty Deschutes river with world class rafting and trout fishing within minutes of your door. You are miles away from the cares of the world. Given the right frame of mind, you could consider this as paradise.
The hotel restaurant is open from late April to September and is easily the best meal in Maupin. Be sure to try a grass fed and natural steak from the Imperial ranch.
Highly recommend for anglers and rafters.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking