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The Oregon Caves Chateau – The Genuine Oregon Experience

Designed and built in a marble canyon, the six-story Chateau at the Oregon Caves National Monument has offered rustic charm in a serene wooded setting since its opening. Crossing the span of a woodland ravine, the Chateau makes exceptional use of the land’s natural contours, and a stream runs through the dining room.

Today’s visitor to the Oregon Caves National Monument is still offered the experience of the rustic sense of place that the builders and landscape architects created in the early 20th century. Entering the area is much like traveling back into the 1930s. The Chateau is more weathered, though that contributes to its historical gravity and the furnishings still reflect the ambience of the original interior design.

  • Unwind and get away from it all in one of the Chateau’s comfortable rooms.
  • Enjoy a meal in the Chateau’s cozy dining room which features local meats, wines, and micro-brews.
  • Discover the history of this Great Lodge of Oregon.
  • Explore the fascinating world of caves on a tour of the Oregon Caves led by a park ranger.
  • Peruse locally crafted gifts and works of art in our gift gallery.
  • Hike through majestic old-growth forests on Oregon Caves National Monument’s well maintained trail system
  • Relax and enjoy a burger and hand-made milk shake in our 1930’s era coffee shop.

Located just 20 miles east of Cave Junction, Oregon, the Chateau is open from May through late October.

The Chateau has been recognized as one of just three “Great Lodges of Oregon.”

Tour the Oregon Caves

Underground Journey
Step back in time and tour the passages inside Oregon Caves. Exploring the caves has been a tradition for more than a century. All tours are Ranger-lead and your guide will take you through the marble corridors and discuss the caves’ natural and cultural history.

Aboveground Adventures
In addition to exploring the cave, have fun discovering what lies on the surface above the cave. There are a number of different adventures to experience aboveground in our old-growth forest.This region is recognized to be one of the most geologically unique and botanically diverse in the United States, so take advantage of your visit!

2014 Cave Tour Schedule available at
Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Tours last 90 minutes