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

Prospect Historic Hotel

3.0 on November 05, 2017

We didn’t stay in the hotel but had a room in the motel part. It was basic and clean. There was a kitchenette which would have come in handy if we had been staying longer. The dining room was closed for the season so can’t review that. The service was friendly and helpful. We were given a map to some local waterfalls that proved to be a beautiful hike on a rainy day.

Good Prospects

4.2 on October 16, 2017

Owners and staff went out of their way to make us feel at home. The Zane Gray room was barely adequate for the two of us. Take a stroll around the spacious grounds.

Awesome service in a Quaint 1890s Inn

4.8 on October 13, 2017

We loved the ambience of this place! Quaint but small rooms, nicely decorated. It took us at least a day to get organized enough to live in a smaller room but it was worth it. We loved to sit on the wide porch in the evening and enjoyed a drink and the company of other guests. The breakfasts were served in the dining room and they were awesome. Great food and friendly staff. We also had dinner there twice. Also great food and wine! All the staff were friendly and helpful. They helped us to plan our days nearby including trips to Crater Lake, local waterfalls, etc.

Nice Getaway

4.0 on October 10, 2017

We enjoyed our stay here. We wanted to visit Crater Lake and this was the closest we could get. The staff were very friendly. The food was good. Our room was small and did not have a TV but we got chocolate chip cookies on our pillow every night so that made up for everything:)


5 on October 05, 2017

Absolutely beautiful bed and breakfast with the most incredible food. Dinner is not included but is a must-do meal. We had 2 dinners and both were gourmet quality. The breakfast is included in the bed and breakfast price and is absolutely delicious. The rooms are tastefully decorated, nicely sized, and with comfortable beds. The grounds are beautiful and there are some incredible waterfalls within a short walking distance of Prospect Hotel. The expansive covered front porch with numerous comfy chairs, benches and swings is inviting. We highly recommend Prospect Hotel and Dinner House to anyone as a great place to stay near Crater Lake or as a destination place of its own.

Charming historic hotel near Crater Lake NP

4.4 on September 24, 2017

The staff of this lovely historic hotel really aims to please. We also appreciated the two excellent dinners and two excellent breakfasts during our visit in September 2017.

Very welcoming!

5 on September 24, 2017

My adult daughter, my husband and myself stayed in the rooms located behind the historic hotel. It suited us perfectly with a queen in one room and two twins in the adjoining room. Very clean! The only difficulty was the heater in our room was a little LOD when it cycled on. Could be that we didn't have the settings set up correctly. The breakfast and dinner were delicious! Lovely quiet setting.

Fantastic place to stay at night, just outside of Crater Lake

5 on September 20, 2017

When we arrived at 8:55, after a 15 hour, 1,000 mile drive , we were so hungry. The dining room was due to close in 5 minutes; we were greeted by a female waitstaff with a smile on her face, who graciously escorted to a table, and shared 'I hate having anyone go hungry'! This initial impression made us feel welcome and grateful. Our room was comfortable, the reading materials, and historical documentation was fascinating. Meals with generous portions of high quality, wonderfully prepared dishes. Every encounter with team members was fantastic. We loved staying here, and recommend others doing so as well. It was a great respite from 10+ hour days exploring Crater Lake National Park! Thank you so much!


4.0 on September 19, 2017

Getting to Prospect was a beautiful drive. There are three waterfalls within walking/hiking distance from the hotel. The menu for dinner was very good and the food delicious. Breakfast was also great (a set B and B format). My husband and I enjoyed our very short stay interacting with other guests, hiking to the falls, and watching a football game in the parlor, which is the only place you will find a TV.

A lovely respite setting with impeccable service just a short drive from Crater Lake Natinoal Park

5 on September 10, 2017

This location is an ideal setting near Crater Lake. The service was PERFECT ! Arriving after a 15 hour drive, at 8:55 pm, the female waitstaff warmly greeted us and invited us to sit down, despite the sign stating the dining room closed at 9pm. Dinner and beverages was outstanding, room was quiet, impeccably cleaned, and we loved the cookies served on a plate on the bed! Breakfast specials were creative, skillfully prepared and presented. Our original plan was to stay at Crater Lake Lodge, however, this was fully booked and realized the Prospect B&B was a much better location, away from the smoke and the bustle of the Lodge. Select the Prospect Lodge for your next trip!

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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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