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Please consider a recurring gift… We love sustaining members who make an ongoing commitment to help us with our work.

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Friends of the Oregon Caves and Chateau
P.O. Box 2195
Grants Pass, OR 97528

Donate Items of Historical Signifcance

As an historical property, much of the original grandeur of the Chateau has been lost to the ravages of time. We're actively on the lookout for anything of historical significance that is appropriate the the time period and style of the Chateau.

Donate Monterey Furniture

We would LOVE to give your historic Monterey Furniture a permanent home in the Chateau and use it to restore the original beauty of the building.

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Historical Photos

Do you have historical photos you'd like to share with us? You can upload online or send physical copies.

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Support the Preservation of Historical Character

Many of the Chateau’s original features, systems and interiors require upgrading to allow the Chateau to realize its historic grandeur.

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Rebuild the Lost Dining Chairs

Honor Ron Fox's Legacy and Sponsor a Rebuilt Dining Chair

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Restore the Beautiful Wood Floors

A one-time opportunity to bring back the wood floors throughout the Chateau.

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Restore the Original Lighting Throughout

Light up the Chateau with your donation!

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Bring Back the Balconies

Return the public balconies to their original grandeur.

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Restore the Iconic Monterey Furniture Collection

The Chateau’s historic Monterey furniture collection is believed to be the largest public collection in the Northwest.

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Restore the Creek in the Dining Room

Help rebuild the streambed that flows through the downstairs formal dining room!

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Support the Friends

In order to continue our work, we need to fund not only our specific restoration projects, but the management and administration of the Friends as well. Please consider making a…

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Planned Giving

Leave a Bequest or lifetime gift through the Oregon Community Foundation

You can guarantee that future generations will be able to enjoy the unique joys of the Oregon Caves. Leave a lasting legacy by including the Friends of the Oregon Caves and Chateau in your will, as a beneficiary of your insurance policy, or in your estate plans.

Friends of the Oregon Caves Chateau – OCF Fund
The Oregon Community Foundation
1221 SW Yamhill St, #100
Portland, OR 97205

The Friends can work with you and OCF to establish a bequest or a lifetime gift.

Corporate Sponsorship

Your donation will demonstrate your support for the Oregon Caves and you will receive:

  • The Oregon Caves e-newsletter with inside information and updates.
  • Notification of special events.
  • Recognition on our website
  • Listing in the Chateau materials
  • Recognition in the Chateau.
  • Membership in the Sam Baker/Gust Lium Society with an annual contribution of $1,000 or more. Sam was the Chairman of the Board of the Oregon Caves Company, who along with five other stock holders, created the private concession that constructed all the facilities and developed the Oregon Caves National Monument tours and traveler amenities. Gust Lium was the architect and builder of the Oregon Caves Chateau, an unusual and one of a kind lodge within the National Park Service.

Gifts in-Kind: Gifts of goods and services are always welcomed. Also, donations of Monterey Furniture, historic lighting, photography and period artwork are needed for each room.

Planned Gifts: Leave a bequest in honor of your company, family member or a friend. Please contact us for more information. 541-944-1139 or [email protected]

There is much to cherish.

The case for the restoration

This historical Chateau, built during the Depression, still retains the local timbers and cedar bark harvested from logs on the Oregon Coast. The Chateau’s original lighting fixtures and many historic details bring joy to visitors. However, many of the Chateau’s original features urgently require attention. Lack of insulation in the guest rooms, creaky plumbing, badly aged electrical and heating systems and worn interiors all require upgrading to allow the Chateau to realize its historic contribution to both culture and the local economy.

The Friends depend on your tax-deductible donations to help support the Monument and to restore the grandeur of one the nation’s oldest Great Lodges, the Oregon Caves Chateau. Its unique collection of historic Monterey Furniture allows visitors to share the Chateau’s excitement and grandeur. While the Chateau is one of only three publicly-owned historic lodges in Oregon that provides overnight accommodations, both Timberline Lodge and Crater Lake Lodge have already been restored in this fashion. Now it’s time for the Oregon Caves Chateau!

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Why take action now?

For over 100 years, visitors from all over the United States and foreign countries have enjoyed the remarkable Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve.

Nestled high in the splendor of the botanically-rich Siskiyou Mountains, generations of families have returned to enjoy cave tours, hiking and learning about the rare marble cave geology of the region.

The Oregon Caves Chateau, a National Historic Landmark and the primary historic structure in the Monument, is on the National Register of Historic Places, and has been welcoming guests for over 85 years.

Your gift helps ensure that future generations will experience the splendor of the The Oregon Caves, the National Historic Landmark Lodge, and over 4000 acres of our treasured Oregon Caves National Monument.

Donations by friends and supporters demonstrating local, statewide and national support is essential to gain the attention of the NPS budget process in order for the Chateau’s full structural restoration to be realized.