Myself and some friends were out on our annual motorcycle trip around No Cal/So OR, typically 1100-1400 miles. We stayed at the Prospect Inn as a staging point for a morning ride up to Crater Lake the next morning. It was terrific! We have stayed in all sorts of places in The-Middle-of-Nowhere and this place is truly a gem. It started before we arrived as I made reservations - as Fred is a fellow motorcycle rider, he offered advice on what to expect in weather and roads. When we arrived, after a day of thunderstorms and hail, we were quite late for our dinner reservation but no problem. Fred told us to get a hot shower (more than plenty of very hot water by the way!), and come on over for dinner when we were ready. And what a dinner it was - great food, great beer, and a great wine list. I live in the Sonoma/Napa area and am a member of 5 wine clubs and I can say that Fred has assembled a fine wine list at very reasonable prices. All done in a very well appointed, but not stuffy, dining room. Breakfast the next morning was great too. Fred's wife is a chef and clearly a very accomplished one.
We stayed in the motel section, which was very clean and plenty roomy, so that we could have the bike's right out front for loading and unloading (another suggestion of Fred's). As an added attraction, there is a low-key neighborhood pub a few minutes walk away to drink a beer and tell some lies about the day's adventures.
Prospect isn't much more than a wide spot in the woods about 30-40 minutes from Crater Lake. But between the Inn and the pub, it has everything you could need for a short stay. We will definitely stay here again if we're in the area.
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- Crater Lake National Park's closest full-service town is showcased by the nationally registered Prospect Historic Hotel-Motel and Dinner House. The Historic Hotel is a ten-room Bed and Breakfast Inn with private baths and beautiful quilts on every bed. Hearty, full, breakfasts greet you in the morning. Take a short stroll to the Rogue River and three water falls. Situated for Hiking, Biking, Rafting, Fishing, Boating, Birding, Hunting, Cross Country Skiing or Snowshoeing. ... more less
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