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“Gorgeous. Relaxing. Peaceful. Kind. Scenic. Friendly. Refreshing. And so on...”
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Blacktail Lodge
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Blacktail Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Trail B&B and Inns
Reviewed June 3, 2010

If photos of a given property evoke your interest, usually the next step is to contact the owner/operator. You'll be pleased to talk with Tim or Lee Mobley, who'll gladly fill you in on what they offer. You'll get a good feeling from that conversation. You'll find that impression confirmed as you drive into the deeply rural backroads of southwest Oregon, finally coming up a long driveway to see your break from it all.

The actual Blacktail Lodge sits separate from the owners' home, where you'll meet around their dining table for tasty and attractively-presented dishes. You may find it hard to give due attention to that breakfast, though, as the spacious dining/living room displays a wide variety of art and cultural objects from around the world. Tim offered us stories on several -- more than my memory can hold. Another serious distraction from the breakfast, of course, draws your eyes away from the dining table to the lush greenery outside.

Blacktail offers a great hub for exploring southwest Oregon. If you prefer the active outdoor getaway, you can see Crater Lake, go fly fishing, and hike the woods. Would you rather take it easy? Grab a good book and lounge outside. Just remember to glance up occasionally to take in the gorgeous view. You may even happen to see a deer or two walking cautiously nearby.

Inside the spacious guest lodge you'll find two very comfy queen beds, a full kitchen, and stylish baths. When you turn in for the night, knowing that you're the only guests provides a warmer, richer sense of privacy than the typical B&B with several bedrooms (not that there's anything *wrong* with that).

If you plan to consume food other than the breakfasts, you can shop nearby in Shady Cove and bring the goodies back to your full kitchen. Also, Shady Cove does have a few little dining places, from uber-casual to dress-nice. You'll find more variety just a few miles farther down toward Medford.

My only regret: my wife and I had only one evening here. We planned an overambitious schedule to see too much of Oregon and Washington in one week. If we return, I'd much rather plan for 3-4 nights at Blacktail, taking a variety of day trips. Within an hour or so driving from Blacktail I can visit the shore, hike a forest trail, visit Crater Lake, and more.

Whatever you'd like to see in SW Oregon, Blacktail offers a real value. Sensibly priced, unique surroundings, friendly and helpful hosts -- the whole package. STRONGLY recommended.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 1, 2010

This is a hidden gem, off the beaten path, but well worth it. Blacktail consists of a cozy cottage on the owner's property. It's a large one room with 2 queen beds, a sitting area and full kitchen. Everything is clean and cute. The bathroom is especially pretty with a pebble tile walk in shower and separate toilet area. You have breakfast in the stunningly gorgeous main house while looking out on the fantastic view. Tim, the owner, is gracious and easygoing. A retired school principal and lifelong native Oregonian, he has a wealh of knowledge of the area and state. AND he cooks up one great breakfast!

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: PO Box 96, Trail, OR
Location: United States > Oregon > Trail
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Trail
Number of rooms: 14

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