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

A Great Place to Stay, and Close to Crater Lake

4.6 on October 24, 2016

This a cozy hotel/bed and breakfast place. The staff is always very helpful and will show you where all the interesting sites are to visit around the Crater Lake area. They made a nice binder complete with photos of the Rogue River sights and other places. They took time to show us the web cam views of Crater Lake when we wanted to go there. The breakfasts are very good and generous. The dinners are also very good. The rooms are cozy. The hotel has been restored to its 1880's looks. Everything about it was charming! No elevators to the second floor rooms, but we knew that from reading the on line brochures. Beds were very comfortable. We would definitely recommend a stay to this charming hotel.

Great setting but room rather antiquated

3.4 on October 18, 2016

We stayed in the Roosevelt Room, which was a lot smaller than we had expected it to be from the pictures. It was nice to be welcomed to the hotel with some tasty homemade cookies. We had dinner and breakfast in the hotel, both of which were good.

Cute and Homey Bed and Breakfast

4.8 on October 17, 2016

The rooms are a bit small since it is an old fashion inn. However the decorations of the place was very homey. It is very clean and sanitary. The food there was excellent. Staff is very courteous. And the view during the day is beautiful. Perfect place to stop by and hide for a weekend.

A good stay near Crater Lake

3.6 on October 13, 2016

We enjoyed our time at the hotel. The room was very small and not much place to put suitcases. But that was OK. The breakfast was great, but dinner (2 of them) left a little to be desired. The main item on the menus was great but the side dishes were terrible...undercooked. But the staff were great and spent special attention to us if we ordered a glass of wine on the terrace. Would come back.

Relaxing stay in Prospect

5 on October 13, 2016

Stayed at the Prospect Motel for 5 nights. Used it as our base to explore the area.

Lovely place near Crater Lake

3.4 on October 13, 2016

Good lodging, with even better food. We have a dog, so stayed in the motel portion; that was fine, except for some road noise in the morning and late afternoon. (If you want to be in the motel, request rooms 10-14 -- they're farther from the road.) Beautiful grounds, and terrific staff.

Pleasant surprise

4.8 on October 08, 2016

The Prospect Hotel was one of our unexpected great surprises during our trip out West.The wrap around front porch provided a great setting for an afternoon glass of wine. The rooms were very clean and had a lot of history to them based on the different famous people who have stayed at the Prospect. Dinner and breakfast were very good.

Great Place to Stay

5 on October 07, 2016

My wife and I loved staying at the Prospect Historic Hotel. The room was very nice and the breakfast was awesome. Loved loved loved the breakfast !!! The staff was great and we enjoyed ourselves.

a nice place to stop over between the Rogue Valley and central OR

3.6 on October 06, 2016

Prospect Hotel is a nice hotel/B and B in a quiet community near some really interesting and scenic parts of SW/central Oregon. Hikes to nearby Mill Creek/Rogue Gorge, National Falls, and the SW side of Crater Lake were interesting and reasonably well signed. We stayed in the hotel section, which was just on the edge of the property, convenient, but could probably do for a new mattress or two in the near future. A recommended stop if you are in the area. Breakfast in the dining area is a set menu which rotates on a daily basis with individual available options too...

Lovely little B&B

3.4 on October 04, 2016

Very clean accommodation. The room had everything we required, we had a little kitchenette so can't comment on the dinning restaurant. Would recommend for visitors passing through, especially to visit crater lake

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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.