49130 Main St., 10 miles east of Hwy. 205, Diamond, Oregon, 97722, United States
In the early 1900s the Hotel Diamond served the local population of ranchers, Basque sheepherders, and cowhands; now it caters to the birders, naturalists, and high-desert lovers who flock to the Malheur refuge. The air-conditioned rooms are clean, comfortable, and pleasantly furnished with an eclectic mix of furniture, including wicker chairs, old wooden desks, and four-poster beds. From the comfortable screen porch guests can look out on the hotel's towering, narrow Lombardy poplars, often planted as de facto fences in ranch country. Family-style meals are served both to hotel guests and to the general public at 6:30 pm, by reservation only. A complimentary breakfast is served in the lounge. The hotel, owned and operated by a fifth-generation ranch family, is also the only place in town to buy gas or groceries.
- idyllic location
- friendly owners
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–late March Breakfast
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