Fodor's Expert Review The Steamboat Inn
42705 N. Umpqua Hwy., 38 miles east of Roseburg on Hwy. 138, near Steamboat Creek, Idleyld Park, Oregon, 97447, USA Fodor's Choice
The world's top fly-fishermen converge at this secluded forest inn, high in the Cascades above the North Umpqua River; others come simply to relax in the reading nooks or on the decks of the riverside guest cabins nestled below soaring fir trees. Lodging choices include riverside cabins, forest bungalows (some sleep up to six), and riverside suites; the bungalows and suites have kitchens. Make reservations well in advance, especially for a stay between July and October, the prime fishing months (guide services are available, as are equipment rentals and sales). The exceptionally good restaurant, which offers occasional winemaker and guest-chef dinners, caters primarily to guests, but also has a limited number of tables available by reservation. It's also open for breakfast and lunch to the general public.
- good option if en route to Crater Lake
- access to some of the best fishing in the West
- peaceful escape
- far from any towns or cities
Rate Includes: No meals