Our regions are rich with distinctive wines, craft beers, organic food, epic rivers, world-class whitewater, native salmon runs, wildlife encounters, national parks and outdoor adventures. We have selected some of the most popular "must-see" destinations that we recommend to our guests.
There's a little something for everyone in our itineraries. You can download, email or print all of our itineraries for off-line use when adventures take you out of cell phone range.
This natural wonder and National Park is the ultimate destination experience. Located about an hour away from any major metropolitan area, we recommend a 2-night stay to fully enjoy your excursion in the region. This will allow plenty of time to take in the special wonders that the region has to offer. We have prepared itineraries for all ages, all seasons, to make the most of an adventure with memories to last a lifetime.
All commercial facilities and most administrative areas are accessible as well. Some picnic areas have wheelchair-accessible parking, bathrooms and tables. Most park restrooms are accessible, and many of the paved overlooks on Rim Drive have low cross-slopes and accessible exhibits. The only access to the shore of Crater Lake is the steep and difficult Cleetwood Cove Trail. This trail is not recommended for wheelchairs, or for those with mobility or health impairments. Service animals are welcome on all park trails and buildings when on duty.
ac_unitDress Accordingly: At an elevation of over 6000' it is often up to 10 degrees cooler at the rim than in the valleys and towns below.
signal_cellular_offIt’s Remote: Download your directions! You will be out of cellular range for much of the drive. GPS may be spotty or unreliable. While the drive is well signed, you'll want to print out or download your maps.
monetization_onHave cash and/or a Senior Pass: Effective May 13, 2018 the entrance fees to the park will be $25 per vehicle and $20 per motorcycle. Then effective January 1, 2020 the entrance fees to the park will be $30 per vehicle and $25 per motorcycle. The America the Beautiful senior pass is accepted at Crater Lake National Park. A $5 day use fee applies to popular trailheads, waterfalls and picnic spots.
We invite you to spend two nights at your favorite Country House Inns Southern Oregon property at a discounted rate with the Discover Oregon Wine Tour. Spend a memorable and relaxing day or two exploring the tranquil and scenic countryside while touring Southern Oregon’s boutique wineries.
Want to visit more than one wine trail? Add on extra nights at a discounted rate to visit multiple wine trails in our regions!
All of the Discover Oregon Wine Tour partners provide ADA accessible tasting rooms and facilities. All Country House Inns are ADA Accessible, however according to feedback, the BEST Country House Inns properties for people with mobility disabilities are Riverside Inn in Grants Pass, Wine Country Inn in Jacksonville and Wildlife Inn in Winston.
access_timeTasting Room Hours Tasting room hours vary by season. Typically they are open 11AM to 5PM, but there are exceptions and hours are subject to change. We recommend calling the wineries you are interested in visiting to verify they will be open on the day of your tasting tour
signal_cellular_offIt’s Remote: Download your directions! You will be in and out of cellular range during the drive. GPS may be spotty or unreliable. While the wine trails are well signed, you'll want to print out or download your maps.
shopping_basketDon’t forget to eat: Every tasting room provides hors d'oeuvres and light snacks. If you would like a more substantial meal, inquire with the sommelier about nearby farm-to-table fresh foods, buffalo or elk burgers, and other popular Pacific Northwest cuisine.
Take a glance at all of our winery partners and our Inns to help choose the best wine trail for your trip!
Deep within the Siskiyou Mountains are dark, twisting passages that await your discovery. Eons of acidic water seeping into marble rock created and decorated the wondrous "Marble Halls of Oregon." Join a tour, get a taste of what caving is all about, and explore a mountain from the inside and out.
The National Park Service offers four unique cave tours: Discovery, Candlelight, Kids & Family and Off-Trail. Visit NPS Webiste for Details language
Please be aware that the cave tour is physically demanding. It requires the ability to walk and stoop through narrow, twisting passages, including an 88-foot (27m) passageway with ceilings as low as 45 inches (114 cm), and the ability to ascend and descend over 500 steps, many of them steep, uneven and/or without handrails.
Reservations up to one day ahead of visit: www.recreation.gov
Same Day tickets available at park
Watson's Grotto, the first room of the cave, is accessible to visitors using wheelchairs, walkers, scooters, and similar devices. However, the cave beyond is physically too narrow to accommodate these devices. Rangers are happy to accompany people with wheelchairs and walking devices into Watson’s Grotto.
Dress accordingly! The temperature inside the caves is always around 44°F, regardless of the weather outside the caves. In summer, be sure to pack a sweatshirt!
Bring a picnic! The caves are about 40 minutes away from the nearest food source in Cave Junction. We recommend stopping at Taylor's Sausage in Cave Junction for an excellent picnic lunch!
Download your directions! You will be out of cellular range for much of the drive. GPS may be spotty or unreliable. While the drive is well signed, you'll want to print out or download your maps.
The very name of this river, Umpqua… Some say it means “Thundering Waters,” while others translate it as “One is Satisfied.” Both interpretations are apt; its numerous waterfalls inspire and appeal to the soul with their majesty and beauty, and satisfaction is the inevitable result. Whether your interest is wineries or waterfalls, hot springs or history, geology or just genteel relaxation, the Umpqua has it all.
signal_cellular_offIt’s Remote: Download your directions! You may find yourself out of cellular range once you are more than a few miles off of Interstate 5. GPS and cellular coverage may be spotty or unreliable, so please plan for an offline adventure.
local_gas_stationGas Up: Before leaving the towns of Roseburg or Winston, be sure to have plenty of fuel! Adventures to the East or West ends of the Umpqua Valley may land you more than 70 miles away from the nearest gas station.
ac_unitDress appropriately: The Umpqua region spans from coast to mountain top. Temperatures in the central valley can be substantially higher than on the coast or at Crater Lake. Be sure to bring along an extra sweatshirt, socks and jacket, just in case they're needed.accessible child_care pets access_time
Get lost in time exploring the ancient redwood forest. Ranging from 500 to 3000 years old, these giant trees inspire awe and wonder as you meander through the road and trail systems. As one of the first protected ecosystems, the redwoods offer expansive old growth forests and pristine rivers.
Many of our guests stay with us, close to Interstate 5, before or after taking the Redwood Highway 199 towards the coast. Our inns provide unparalleled quality and amenities that can be difficult to find on the rural southern Oregon and northern California coast.
Redwoods National Park is a diverse park with landscapes as varied as beaches, forests, hills, trails, open prairies and wild rivers. The National Park Service and California State Parks strive to make the parks universally accessible to all. However, extra obstacles will be encountered in places because of the wild nature of this special place.
Visit The National Parks Website To learn more.
All Country House Inns are ADA Accessible, however according to feedback, the Country House Inns properties for people with mobility disabilities are Riverside Inn in Grants Pass, Wine Country Inn in Jacksonville and Wildlife Inn in Winston.
ac_unitDress Accordingly: The coast is often much cooler than the Rogue and Umpqua valleys. Be sure to check your favorite weather app and bring along a sweatshirt or jacket for walks on the beach.
local_gas_stationGas Up: Gas is far less expensive in the Rogue Valley than on the Oregon or California coast. Oregon also features full service gas attendants. Sit back, relax and let our attendants pump your gas for you!accessible child_care pets access_time
With it’s ideal climate and rural environment, Southern Oregon has several Wildlife Encounters to offer. Go on safari in the Umpqua valley at Wildlife Safari; a drive through experience to view wildlife from around the world, free of cages, roaming the carefully crafted environments. Get covered in butterflies in the Umpqua or Rogue valleys at carefully curated butterfly sanctuaries. Get up close to a huge selection of wild cats and other native animals at Great Cats park and Wildlife Images.
Special Events: Be sure to check with the animal preserves for opportunities like holding spring babies, cage-free photography encounters, evening/night encounters, and personalized tours.
Discount Passes: Our Umpqua region Inns offer discounted passes to Wildlife Safari.accessible child_care access_time