Perched along the banks of one of Oregon’s most famous rivers, Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge has spent decades perfecting the hospitality business. The lodge is a favorite among visitors to the Rogue River. Experienced guides lend a hand catching the river’s legendary Steelhead or help navigate its epic whitewater rapids. Morrison’s is a world-class travel and lodging option for families, couples, or companies hoping to experience the rugged beauty of southwestern Oregon.The owners and staff know – the beauty of the Rogue may bring visitors the first time, but the hospitality at Morrison’s keeps them coming back.
A family historyMorrison’s was first built along the Rogue in 1946by Lloyd Morrison, a lumber worker who hand-picked the bird’s-eye pine used for the originalcabins. In 1964, it was bought by B.A. and ElaineHanten. The Hanten family has now owned andoperated the lodge for three generations. Thoughit was originally a fishing lodge exclusively,Morrison’s now caters to whitewater rafters,horseback riders, weddings, family reunions andcorporate events.
A favorite for anglers The Rogue River has seen many changes over the last century, but fishingremains as the river’s strongest lure. Anglers of all skill levels come to the Rogueeach year with hopes of catching Steelhead, Chinook Salmon, or Rainbow Trout.The guides at Morrison’s have been fishing the Rogue for years, and know all thebest places to cast a line. They welcome all levels of expertise – from the veteran angler with his eyes on adventure to the novice who has never held a fly rod. Chinook in the Rogue weigh in at around 35 or 40 pounds.
Thrills and spillsFishing isn’t the only game on the Rogue. Many visitorsnow prefer to ride the river’s whitewater rapids. Thoselooking for a smaller dose of adrenaline can take one of thecompany’s half-day trips, while others may opt to spendthe full day of the river. The most adventurous will take oneof the company’s multi-day trips, which take boaters along50 miles of the river. Rafters on those trips can either spendtheir nights under the stars in tents, or in cabins along theriver, where they will enjoy hot meals and clean beds.
Travel in styleThe Rogue cuts through some of the wildest countryin the Pacific Northwest, and much of the area’srugged beauty can only be experienced along theriver’s banks. Morrison’s has partnered with localwrangler Mike Pierce, a lifelong local who has spentyears guiding tourists through nearby Taylor CreekCanyon on horseback.The canyon, like much of the area, is teeming withwildlife. Tourists often see deer, osprey, and evenblack bears.
A taste of the WestOff the river, guests at Morrison’s enjoy meals fromone of the region’s finest kitchens. Originally cooked inElaine Hanten’s private kitchen, the cuisine atMorrison’s in nationally recognized and has beenfeatured twice in Bon Appetit magazine.Diners are offered a country-style breakfast and theirchoice of a gourmet in-house or box lunch. Dinner is afour-course meal specially prepared by Morrison’schefs, with an entrée of fish, chicken, pork, or beef.
Weddings and conferences With five acres of manicured lawn overlooking the Rogue, Morrison’s is a popular choice for destination weddings. The lodge has overnight accommodations for 58 people and gourmet dining, and is within hours of local wineries and Crater Lake.Morrison’s is also sought out as a conference destination by business, family,and church groups. The lodge’s 675-square-foot meeting room is perfect for large events, and many conferences take advantage of the extensive lawn and patio for break-out sessions.
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