Oregon Caves Chateau

The Oregon Caves Chateau is a real Treat you will not want to miss if you plan a trip anywhere in the region. Uniquely built to span a granite gorge in the beautiful wooded Siskiyou Mountains next to the entrance to the Oregon Caves, in the Oregon Caves National Monument, Oregon.

Opened in 1934, the Oregon Caves Chateau is a six-story chalet styled building with a shaggy cedar bark exterior that seems truly natural in its beautiful timbered mountain setting. When you first arrive at the Chateau at Oregon Caves its true size is deceptively hidden from view. Not only does this unique building span the gorge, it virtually fills the space with many of its lower levels.

The Oregon Caves Chateau was constructed with local timber and stone materials by skilled local craftsmen whose pride in their work is self evident. Huge exposed posts and beams support an impressive wooden superstructure that is topped by a steep pitched gabled roof of cedar wood shingles.

The craftsmanship of this charming national park lodge is obvious every where you look. The workmanship of its rich wood interior and unique stairways crafted from large logs and posts is impressive. Rustic works of wrought-iron and lamps of brass add charm to the interior.

The majestic double fireplace was built from marble blasted from the site during the initial construction.

Take special “Note” of the extensive collection of original arts and crafts furniture you will find throughout the Oregon Caves Chateau. Once prized by such notables as Walt Disney, Gene Autry, and Will Rogers.

This fine collection of hand crafted Monterey Furniture (one of the largest privately owned collections to be found) from an era long past is available for guests enjoyment in the lobby and throughout many of the guest rooms.

The dining room is an experience all its own. Enjoy the views while dining on a fine selection of northwestern cuisine from seafood, steaks, soups and salads, to a vegetarian selection. Almost everything served is fresh and locally grown.

One key feature of the Oregon Caves Chateau to take special note of is the live mountain stream that flows through the dining room providing an unforgettable ambiance. You can enjoy a selection of micro-brews, wines, and local cheeses while you dine.

An old fashioned 1930’s era cafe is also available for guests who just want to get a quick hearty meal. You can also stop by the deli for sandwiches, salads and snacks.

Though small by great national park lodge standards the Oregon Caves Chateau is truly a great park lodge to visit, with an abundance of unique features and charms you won’t want to miss.

The Oregon Caves Chateau offers guests a variety of room selections, from Economy: through spacious Suites:

Economy Rooms: are charming smaller room with one queen size bed, rustic furnishings and a private bathroom.

Standard Rooms: either have two-double beds or one-queen size bed, rustic furnishings and a private bathroom. Rooms are a little more spacious and comfortable.

Deluxe Rooms: either have two-double beds or one-queen size bed with historic Monterey furniture and a private bathroom. Rooms are nice comfortable and cozy.

Family Suite: have two adjoining rooms with one bathroom. These rooms are designed with the family in mind. Each has historic Monterey furniture that are real nice rooms you will enjoy.

Queen Suite: have two adjoining rooms with one bathroom. Designed with one couple in mind. Each has historic Monterey furniture and are a great place to spend a second honeymoon.

The Oregon Caves Chateau is open seasonally from mid-May through mid-October.

“Reservations” should be made early for best room selection, up to a year is best…for reservations call Oregon Caves Outfitters #877-245-9022

Sandra Stacey is not a travel agent, but is a simple traveler who has enjoyed repeat visits to many of this Nations Great National Park Lodges over the years, and trekked untold miles exploring the Beautiful Backcountry of the Parks they are located within.

Oregon Ducks Shirts – Oregon Pride Via Clothing

Oregon Ducks t-shirts are a great way to express team spirit and school loyalty. Stylish and comfortable, these t-shirts are an excellent purchase for current students, alumni, or the friends, family, and fans of the Oregon Ducks. In a variety of styles, mixes of team colors, sleeve lengths, and cuts, team t-shirts can be worn year round. With over a dozen different-shirt styles, these t-shirts can be worn for any casual situation, whether it be running errands or playing football.

Oregon shirts come in men’s and women’s long and short sleeved options. Both men and women have the choice of standard t-shirts, retro t-shirts, raglan shirts, and long sleeved t-shirts. The men’s shirt is also available in a sportier, dri fit t-shirt. The women’s shirts are fitted to a more feminine shape and tend to be a lighter weight fabric. Nike manufactures all of the shirts. They are made from 100% Cotton, with one exception, and are great for warm or cold weather. The dri fit t-shirt is made with a cotton and polyester blend, excellent wear to stay cool during athletic activities.

The Oregon t-shirts come in varying mixes of the white, green, and yellow team colors, making them stand out in a crowd, or blend in for team spirit. The raglan shirts and one of the waffle graphic crew shirts are available in white with green sleeves and Oregon Duck logos, or alternately green with white sleeves and a yellow logo or white with a gray sleeve and logo. Some of the shirts say University of Oregon, others simply have the “O” and the Nike swoosh. Seasonal shirts for football are available. The

Ducks t-shirts are available in green, white, or black, with yellow, gray or green logos. The shorter sleeve length has more style and design options. The long sleeved shirt has fewer options for style, but is great for those days when it is just a little too cold for short sleeves, but not quite cold enough out to add a hooded sweatshirt to your wardrobe.

In addition to supporting Oregon State University and the teams and organizations, the fashionable, fun, Oregon Ducks t-shirts are affordable, so no student loans needed to afford a few to spice up any one’s wardrobe. These shirts are definitely going to be able to hold up to classes, errands, kids, and sports activities, while making the wearer look good.