Prospect, Oregon – Crater Lake Trip

After visiting the Winter Wonderland up at Crater Lake we finally arrived to Prospect, Oregon. I had been given a free nights’ stay at the Historic Prospect Bed and Breakfast from Travel Portland and was very eager to use it.

We were a tab bit early for checkin so we did a little exploring. Prospect is a small town – school, post office, gas station, tavern and of course the Historic Bed and Breakfast. We quickly found ourselves at the Tavern with a microbrew in hand. We enjoy visiting different pubs as they all have an unique feel.

 

 

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Kristin and I had never experience the Bed and Breakfast deal before and did not know what to expect. The Prospect Bed and Breakfast is a beautiful Historic house that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as it was built in the 1880’s. The house is quaint with history lining the walls.

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We we given the John Muir Room at the Historic Bed & Breakfast Hotel.  It was located on the 3rd floor – no elevators… Kristin didn’t like hauling her stuff up 3 flights of stairs much. The room was small and had all the necessities. We quickly enjoyed climbing up and down the 3 flights of stairs as we learned more about the place with the plethora of historic pictures and articles displayed. Being placed in the John Muir Room was cool too as he was a great wilderness explorer back in the day.

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[3 Flights of Stairs up… ]

Just a short 10 minute stroll from the Hotel are a few cool waterfalls. With the abundant amount of the rain one positive thing about it was the waterfalls looked much more powerful.  Before breakfast we walked to Pearsoney Falls - 

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[Pearsoney Falls – 10 minute walk from Hotel]

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[Close Call!]

There was a huge storm that rolled through that entire area with some intense precipitation and wind. The SUV parked next to us wasn’t as fortunate as our car – he got hit and dented up pretty bad.

After breakfast we ventured back to the waterfall scenic area. The avenue of boulders and mill creek falls are an amazing geological site.

 

Garmin Interactive Map

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[Mill Creek Falls & Barr Creek Falls]

The Historical Prospect Bed & Breakfast was an excellent place close to Crater Lake. It was awesome to have the ability to walk from the Hotel to the Mill Creek Scenic Area. Also, the food at the Hotel’s Dinner House was phenomenal! For dinner I went with the grilled rib eye and a fine bottle of local wine. We lucked out for breakfast as we were served the specialty breakfast ‘left overs’ from a large group. It was essentially French toast, but way better. The bread is soaked over night is some sort of caramel concoction. Even with my legendary eating habits I was only able to put away a couple pieces because it was so rich – but soooo good! 

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