The Chateau at the Oregon Caves: "A cool cave with a warm hearth."
The Chateau at Oregon Caves National Monument is one of the National Park's Great Lodges and a National Historic Landmark. The six-story hotel located on the monument has a fine dining room, a 1930's era coffee shop, and 23 rooms. Each of the rooms in the Chateau has its own unique charm. Visit their website: www.oregoncaveschateau.com. The Chateau is open May through October.
Take a Photo Tour of the Historic Chateau!
- Chateau photo tour, 1,711 KB Adobe Reader file
Construction of the Chateau
The Chateau was completed in 1934, at which time the Chalet became the gift shop and guide residence. The original concessionaire that operated the Chalet and Chateau (now often called "the Lodge") had invested significant money into the projects and as a reward was given test contract to run the cave tours as well. Many year have passes since the original local company was the concessionaire, and the National Park Service began providing cave tours in 2001.