Go Behind-the-Scenes at Oregon Caves Chateau!

Guide Starting Tour - 2008 BalzerRestore Oregon is pleased to offer a unique opportunity to venture off the beaten path and explore one of the great treasures of the National Park Service. Thanks to an arrangement with Friends of the Oregon Caves and Chateau, a special package has been created to take you behind the scenes to learn about the Chateau’s rich history, geological wonders, rare collection of Monterey furniture, and current efforts to preserve it for future generations. The special weekend will take place June 13-14.

The Chateau. Image: University of Oregon Libraries.

A National Historic Landmark, the Chateau at the Oregon Caves is a rustic yet refined six-story structure built in 1934 as a respite for travelers visiting the adjacent caves. Designed by Gust Lium, it stands in the Oregon Caves National Monument in Southern Oregon’s Siskiyou Mountains, near Cave Junction. Boasting National Park Service rustic style architecture and exterior siding of shaggy Port Orford Cedar bark, the Chateau was constructed in a marble canyon astride a steep ravine and makes exceptional use of the land’s natural contours. The interior reflects its rustic setting, highlighted by 30-inch-diameter log posts supporting open beam ceilings, and part of the nearby Cave Creek runs through the dining room.

Explore, hike, relax, and revel in the confluence of the built and natural environment with other Restore Oregon members. And, of course, we encourage you to combine your stay with theater in Ashland, wine in Medford, or any of Southern Oregon’s many historic attractions!

Restore Oregon Weekend at Oregon Caves Chateau, June 13-14, 2015

  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the Chateau and historic complex
  • Special candlelight tour of the caves
  • Cocktail reception featuring Rogue Valley wines
  • Dinner in the historic dining room, featuring Northwest cuisine and local produce
  • Breakfast at the Chateau

Tickets for the behind-the-scenes event are $100/person. Space is limited, so purchase tickets on the event page or call the Restore Oregon office at 503 243-1923. Room reservations at the Chateau are separate and must must be made by calling (541) 592-3400 and asking for Tammy. Chateau room rates and descriptions can be found at OregonCavesChateau.com. Additional lodging options include the nearby Country Hills Resort and Kerbyville Inn B&B. We’ll see you at the Chateau!

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Inside the Oregon Caves. Image: National Park Service


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