Morrison's Rogue River Lodge
Top Ten Reasons to Stay at Morrison's Rogue River Lodge
1. Great Location - You'll settle into the peace and quiet of your river trip early with a stay at Morrison's the night before you head out. The Lodge is located right next to the Rogue River where a beautiful eddy swirls in the afternoon sun.
2. Orange Rolls - My mouth waters just thinking about these delectable rolls that are served with dinner. Each bite tastes like the buttery rolls your grandma makes, but the sweet orange flavor shines through like a glorious ray of Florida sunshine. They are addictive and probably alone, worth the trip.
3. Cabins - The cabin rooms are rustic and comfortable. You'll wish you had arrived a day early just to enjoy them. You'll find firewood stacked neatly underneath and a balcony to relax on. Inside a comfy seating area and quilt covered beds make you feel like you could stay forever.
4. Gourmet Dinner - Each evening, dinner is served on a huge deck with river views. The 4-course meal left me having to take a lap around the grounds to ensure I wouldn't sink the raft on my river trip the following day. Risotto, steak, marionberry cobbler all accompanied by a fine Oregon Pinot. Oh, and did I mention the orange rolls...
5. Country Breakfast - The huge country breakfast served in the dining room will fill you up before heading out on your river trip. Big fluffy omelets or their famous Oregon Griddle Cakes will most certainly sustain you for the myriad activities available.
6. Big Groups - Groups that charter a Rogue River trip should consider booking a couple nights before or after at Morrison's Lodge to extend their trip. The restful atmosphere will ease you back into civilization or gear you up for the peace and quiet you'll find out on your river trip. The multiple activities and tranquil river make it the perfect location to entertain those who crave action and those in need of a respite.
7. Horseback Riding - Morrison's has partnered with Sourdough Camp Trail Rides to offer 1-2 hour excursions in Taylor Creek Canyon. Taylor Creek feeds into the Rogue close to the Lodge and its stunning canyon is great for trail riding. Small group sizes (5 max.) sans dusty trails make these forested rides tranquil and terrific.
8. Friendly Staff - Lesley and Lowell manage the Lodge and both are friendly and knowledgeable. Lowell happily gave me a lift down the road to meet my rafting party at the Galice Resort. The dining staff were all pleasant and courteous with small-town appeal that left me questioning my city-dweller status.
9. Activities - There's a pool and games. You can grab a book from the main lodge room and relax forever in an adirondack next to the river. You can fish for the famous Steelhead, mountain bike some gorgeous trails or watch for wildlife. My favorite activity.....spend some time star gazing on the giant lawn as you listen to the flow of the Rogue River.
10. Seriously, the orange rolls are really good!