Where to Stay in the Rogue Valley: Weasku Inn
Just a short fifteen minute drive from the heart of downtown Grants Pass, the Weasku Inn feels worlds away. Situated just off of the 99-N, the Rogue River serves as the inn’s backyard, giving the property a sacred feel. Uneasy urbanites like me concerned about venturing too far off the grid, will find the perfect balance of quiet isolation near small town conveniences at Weasku Inn.
We arrived to the inn in the early evening before sunset feeling hungry and a bit sleepy after our long drive from Klamath. So when we entered the lobby to check-in, our stomachs were delighted to find a complimentary hors d’oeuvre reception spread begging to be eaten.
After checking in, we grabbed a few small plates of wraps, baby carrots, and fruit and headed upstairs to our room to relax a bit before having to head out again in time for our dinner reservation in town.
Our second floor room in the main lodge featured a spacious living area highlighted by French doors leading out to our own private deck from which we were able to enjoy views of the trees and a nearby pond. The strain of our long drive dissipated as we eased into a zone of rest and relaxation.
Before heading out to dinner, we decided to give ourselves some time to explore the property a bit further.
We marveled at the inn’s expansiveness, and a short walk past some of Weasku’s eleven cabins led us to the soothing, rushing waters of the Rogue River.
The beauty of the Rogue Valley is undeniable, and Weasku Inn’s design perfectly meshes with the scenic surroundings instead of trying to compete. As we paused to savor the swooshing waters and inhale the clean air, it became clear why Hollywood legends like Clark Gable, Carol Lombard, and Walt Disney regularly retreated to this property back in the day.
After the property was restored in 2008, Travel + Leisure included Weasku Inn on its list of the “Top 25 Lodges in the United States,” and writer Patricia Schultz, author of the acclaimed 1,000 Places to See Before You Die: A Traveler’s Life List, named Weasku Inn as a “must see” place. It’s no wonder.
The beauty of Weasku Inn is the draw, but it’s the staffers’ excellent service that seals the deal for travelers like me.
As if the evening appetizers weren’t enough, at night, the scent of fresh-out-of-the-oven cookies lured us guests out of our rooms and back to the lobby for complimentary treats, making our stay at Weasku that much sweeter.
The next morning, before hitting the road to Crater Lake, we were warmly greeted by a staffer who was manning the front desk and the breakfast area. As we filled our plates with continental fare, she, along with a fellow guest, gave us tips and advice about which waterfalls we should stop at when heading back from the lake.
After checking out, we hit the road in search of our next destination. But it wasn’t until we made our way to Medford after spending our entire day at Crater Lake that I realized that I’d left my anorak back at Weasku Inn. Hoping that it wasn’t permanently lost, I called the inn and they assured me that they’d mail it to me back in L.A. Sure enough, when we returned home from our adventure away, my favorite anorak was waiting in the mail for me, yet another gesture of Weasku’s commitment to above and beyond guest service.
Weasku Inn is a rare treasure that embodies affordable luxury, comfort, and service – everything I could ever want in a place to stay in the Rogue Valley, or anywhere.
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*We received a discounted rate for our stay at Weasku Inn, but as always, all opinions are my own.