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
  • Service4.5
  • Value3.9
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.1

Historic B&B near Crater Lake

4.6 on September 06, 2017

This is a thoroughly charming B&B in a rather remote part of Oregon. We reserved late so we're unable to secure a room in the main hotel. The motel rooms were fine but standard issue; decent value for the price. The host and other staff were friendly and helpful. Dinner and breakfast were excellent. It's difficult to find decent accommodations near Crater Lake. We felt very fortunate to find the Prospect.

Oregon trip

4.4 on September 04, 2017

Our prime rib was fantastic. Our room had everything we could have wanted except comfortable beds. I like a firm bed but those beds were HARD. When I am traveling the thing I want most is a comfortable bed but yours need to be replaced (in our room anyway). Everything else was great. Catherine Smoker

Lovely location, some dated decor

3.0 on September 03, 2017

My husband and I stayed here two nights as a base for visiting Crater Lake. The location was excellent and the setting beautiful, and it was convenient to short hikes to some beautiful, unexpected waterfalls and the Rogue River Gorge. The staff was pleasant and helpful, and the dinner quite good. The hotel public rooms have period character and are well-kept. We had a room in the "modern motel," which has not been updated since it was new. I would have been happier if they had charged a little more per night and purchased new sheets and bedspread.

Get away.

5 on September 03, 2017

Great people, great hotel, great food & service.

Outstanding Bed and Breakfast

4.8 on August 31, 2017

Owners were gracious Hosts. They offered excellent ideas and suggestions about the area. The food was outstanding. It was a plus to be able to sit on the porch with friends and strangers and have wonderful conversations and visit.

Location fine, motel room, not so much!

3.0 on August 28, 2017

Could hear the next door room toilet running from 130am to when I left at 430am. Couldn't stand it a moment longer. Would have preferred listening to the waterfall outside, if only there was a way to open a window that wouldn't compromise first floor safety. Horrible hard bed with crunchy mattress pad.

Cute historic hotel - but was going through some changes

3.6 on August 28, 2017

The hotel is very cute. Our room - the John Muir - was very nice and impeccably clean, but much smaller than I expected. Small would be ok, but there was literally no place to put our suitcases that didn't take up most of the floor space. The bathroom, oddly, was larger than it needed to be... I understand that with historic buildings the rooms are often small, but this was almost unworkable. We didn't have a choice when booked, so perhaps some of the other rooms are larger. I would suggest asking for the square footage of the rooms before booking. We had dinner at the hotel the first night, but due to the fact that there was a new chef (or there was no chef, and the owner was doing the cooking - I wasn't quite clear on what had happened), they were only offering a reduced menu. This was also true at breakfast, where you could have the special of the day (waffles or pancakes and some sort of meat and a boiled egg) or alternatively a granola parfait or biscuits and gravy. Again, fine, but much less than we had expected based on looking at the on-line menus. This is a very cute place that would make an ideal romantic weekend getaway - just bring very small suitcases!

Comfort in the mountains

4.2 on August 27, 2017

The hotel was charming: well-decorated with furnishings and antiques reminiscent of the early 20th century. The service was excellent and the staff was well-informed about the area. We stayed in the less-expensive motel addition. The two-room suite - sleeping four - was modest, but very clean. The kitchenette was well-stocked and could have easily allowed us to cook simple, stove-top meals. We ate only one breakfast at the hotel. It was good, but the daily choices are somewhat limited.

Cozy Historic Hotel

4.2 on August 24, 2017

This is a pleasant, historic hotel nicely situated between Crater Lake and Medford. Rooms are small but clean and comfortable. Service is friendly and efficient. The restaurant has excellent dinners. And maybe the best part of the hotel is a large, wraparound front porch with fine chairs to while away the day with a drink or good coffee. It's a good place to hang out for a few days.

Memorable stop on the edge of the Rogue River!

4.8 on August 23, 2017

What a jewel of a place in the midst of forested southern Oregon! Delightful innkeepers, and full of information regarding the local environs.

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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

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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
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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.

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