FODOR'S GO LIST 2015
The top 25 places we think should be on every traveler's radar this year.More
Chain hotels are easy to find along the gorge and in bigger towns like Baker City and Burns, but elsewhere, small motels and bed-and-breakfasts are more typical. Properties described as "rustic" or "historic" aren't kidding around—a lot of the region's lodging hasn't seen a renovation since the Eisenhower administration. Triple-digit rates are an anomaly in eastern Oregon, and you'd have
to work pretty hard to spend more than $150 on a night's lodging. In summer, book early in no-stoplight towns like Diamond and Frenchglen, where the handful of available rooms fills up fast. Much of eastern Oregon shuts down in the off-season, so don't count on winter lodging without calling first.