Prospect Historic Hotel - Motel and Dinner House

391 Mill Creek Drive , Prospect, OR 97536 USA (Show map)


Visiting Crater Lake National Park? Stay at the closest Historic Hotel Bed & Breakfast Inn, Modern Motel and Dinner House. Explore the 10 room 1888 Historic three story Hotel, or stay in the modern 14 room motel that is pet and family friendly all located in the Southern Oregon Cascade mountains, near Crater Lake, the Rogue River, Diamond Lake and the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway. 5 plus acres of serene, quiet alpine park like setting. Year Round creek and pond with Trout fishing right on the property, Salmon, Steelhead just a short walk. Three waterfalls within walking distance, Personney Falls, Mill Creek Falls, and Barr Creek Falls. Prospect is the closest full service town to Crater Lake and is open year round with just enough snow to be pretty but not a pain. Hundreds of miles of hiking trails including the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), Hunt for dear, elk, turkeys, cougars, bear, etc... Fish at the Lost Creek Lake "Fish Factory" as it is known locally, for year round open season for trout and bass. Sit on the Front porch veranda and relax with a glass of wine or your favorite Oregon beer. Have dinner in what Sunset magazine called "the best dinner house between Medford and Crater Lake". Stay in the romantic nationally registered Historic Hotel, built in 1888, in one of the period furnished rooms (all with Private baths)and quilts on every bed. Breakfast will leave you full with home made specialties, like Whole Wheat Hazelnut French Toast, Banana Walnut Pancakes, Mill Creek Egg Rafts, or Wizard Islands and Prospect Home fries.



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  • Guest room3.7
  • Service4.4
  • Value3.8
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.1

A very nice place to stay while visiting Crater Lake

4.8 on September 23, 2016

We spent 2 nights at the Prospect Historic Hotel. The staff went out of their way to insure a great stay.

Nice Place

4.0 on September 21, 2016

Took friends from North Carolina to stay there. The town of Prospect doesn't have all that much to offer, but the inn is quite nice. The food was a notch above good, but the facilities are extremely well taken care of, the rooms neat and very clean. We stayed in the inn, and looked at the 'motel' style rooms, where were less expensive and also very neat and clean. Lots to see and hiking in the area. The airport is also 1/4 mill away for those that might want to fly in.

A beautiful place filled with history

4.8 on September 19, 2016

We had a wonderful time at Prospect Historic Hotel. It was great to learn about the long history of the place and spend the night in a beautifully decorated and cozy room. The dinner menu is outstanding and the staff gives you a lot of ideas to walk around and see places nearby, as well as information on activities at Crater Lake. We recommend the hotel 100%!

A great stay.

4.8 on September 18, 2016

The staff are all friendly, helpful and contributed to a very relaxing and enjoyable visit.

Prospect Inn a good experience

3.6 on September 16, 2016

We stayed at the Prospect Inn during our visit to Crater Lake. It was a great experience. The Inn is a fantastic place, with friendly people and atmosphere. We hope to be able to come back.

Comfort and good food near Crater Lake

4.6 on September 09, 2016

The property is lovely and is within walking distance or a short drive from several beautiful waterfalls. All of the staff was friendly, helpful. and professional. My room was not in the main house, but was spacious, clean, and comfortable. My dinner in the restaurant/dining room was tasty, well-prepared, and of generous portion and my server was helpful in choosing the right wine to go with the meal. I only spent one night, but wish I had more time at this place of lodging, both to experience their hospitality and to further explore the area.

Good location for visiting Crater Lake along with daughter and her husband

3.6 on September 07, 2016

Husband and I stayed in motel room along with our daughter and her husband. Rooms were small and oldish but adequate. We knew we would arrive late so were happy to have kitchen facilities to make our own supper. Price for the 2 couples was reasonable considering close location. Also, waterfalls in the area were worth the stop.

Lovely old hotel

4.6 on September 04, 2016

A friend and I were looking to stay somewhere near Crater Lake National Park, there aren't a huge amount of options (unless you fancy camping) so we opted for the Prospect Hotel. It's about 40 minutes from the main tourist drag inside the park, so a reasonable drive, the drive into the park is spectacular by the way. On checking in, the guy on the desk was a mine of information on the park and local sights which was very helpful. The hotel itself is very old and the rooms are decorated as such, i.e. old fashioned, but this is all part of the charm. The beds are comfortable and the shower was very powerful which is what you need after a day's hiking. Breakfast is included and was very good indeed, all the usual American style breakfast options are catered for. We also ate in the Dinner House which is the restaurant inside the hotel, if you're staying at the hotel it's worth eating dinner there, firstly because there's not much else nearby and secondly because it's actually very good, albeit the menu isn't huge. If I ever visit Crater Lake again then I'd look to book up the Prospect without any hesitation.

A Perfect Retreat

4.6 on August 27, 2016

After a day exploring Crater Lake, it was wonderful to relax on the porch at the Prospect Hotel and drink from a frosted mug filled with a locally brewed beer! The dining room is lovely; both the food and service wonderful. I would definitely return and would request the Pearson Room again.

Great place to stay! Charming!

4.0 on August 25, 2016

I really enjoyed my stay! Everyone that worked at the hotel was friendly and very helpful.

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Location Type

In the middle of the Rogue River National Forest, Walking distance to 3 waterfalls, Countryside, Mountains, Small town


Medford, OR (MFR-Medford-Jackson County) 43 miles

Directions to property:

Just off Hwy 62. Half way between Medford and Crater Lake National Park at Mile post 43.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Motel rooms are Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Valid Credit card to hold the room only. No charges until you arrive.
  • Cancellations: 48 hours non-holiday, 7 days on holidays



Fred and Karen Wickman

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Dogs , 2 horses

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  • Time Served: 8:00 - 9:00
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Whole Wheat Hazel Nut French Toast
Breakfast is Whole Wheat Hazel Nut French Toast Dinner is Lemon Dill Roasted Salmon or Prime Rib or other items from a superb menu.