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May 28th, 2017, 08:14 AM
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Oregon Overnight south of Crater Lake

We are from Arizona, and are heading for the Oregon coast with a stop in Fresno to see relatives. We are driving from Fresno to Crater Lake one day, and the following day we are driving around Crater Lake and heading west to the Oregon Coast--Yachats.

I'm looking for suggestions for places to stay fairly near Crater Lake on the south side. We generally look for budget places (everything from mom and pop 2-3* motels to Air B n B--definitely prefer under $100). What town/towns would you suggest we look in?

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May 28th, 2017, 09:46 AM
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I have stayed at Prospect Inn in the small town of Prospect.
It's an old stage coach stop.

There are 2 types of accommodations. In the main building there is more inn type lodging, and out back, more of a motel type lodging.

They have a dining room with excellent food.
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May 28th, 2017, 09:53 AM
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We were going to stay here http://craterlakeresort.com/ last year before we found a cancellation at Crater Lake Lodge. They have a couple of cabins under $100 a night. Aspen Inn may also be within your price range.
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May 28th, 2017, 11:02 AM
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Good suggestions above . . . But, WHEN is the trip? You may not be able to drive around the lake. They don't expect the road to be fully open until mid-July or even later.
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May 28th, 2017, 11:42 AM
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Good point janisj- They might have to snowshoe around the lake!

Last week someone was standing on a crust of snow at the rim, the crust broke and he fell 1000 ft into the caldera and had to be rescued by helicopter.
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May 28th, 2017, 12:22 PM
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>>Last week someone was standing on a crust of snow at the rim, the crust broke and he fell 1000 ft into the caldera and had to be rescued by helicopter.<<

Wow! Scary.

Lots of snow still down here too. The NPS so far doesn't have an estimated date for opening Tioga Pass. Too much avalanche danger to get much plowing/repairing done.
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May 28th, 2017, 04:09 PM
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Sorry, I noticed I had not mentioned time. Very early August. Thanks for the suggestions for places to stay. Keep em coming. I imagine we could stay further south if it would be cheaper.
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May 28th, 2017, 04:19 PM
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OK -- the snow should be clear from the road by then.

You could stop in Medford -- lots of inexpensive chain hotels there.
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