The Oregon Caves Chateau will be closed 2019 and 2020 for repairs and rehabilitation, but ranger-led tours of the cave will continue as usual. Repair and rehabilitation work has started. The project will address a number of life, health, safety, and accessibility concerns while retaining the historic integrity of the building.
Safety issues addressed include an enhanced fire suppression system, increasing fire barriers and exit points, putting in alarms and emergency lighting, and reducing exposure to toxins. The project will increase accessibility with improved ramps, handrails, accessible restrooms, and the installation of an elevator for persons with mobility limitations. The building will also go through a seismic structural retrofitting. Alterations will respect the historical integrity and character of the National Historic Landmark, including rebuilding the historic balconies for visitors to enjoy the forest views.
The Chateau at Oregon Caves is one of the National Park's “Great Lodges,” and a National Historic Landmark. This picturesque six-story lodge offers 23 overnight rooms, fine dining room with views out over a wooded canyon, and a 1930s era coffee shop. Locally crafted gifts and works of art are available in the gift gallery. Each of the rooms in the Chateau has its own unique charm. All visitors are invited to enjoy the majestic lobby at any time. The Chateau is typically open early May through early October.