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Where Mountains Meet Comfort: A Day Trip to Crater Lake from Westfir Lodge

Updated: Feb 19

Picture this: waking up to the gentle chirping of birds, sunlight filtering through the towering pines outside your window. You brew a steaming cup of coffee, the aroma filling your cozy room at the Westfir Lodge. Today's adventure? Exploring the breathtaking beauty of Crater Lake National Park, just a scenic drive away.

Crater Lake at Crater Lake National Park
Crater Lake National Park Day Trip

Westfir Lodge:

Westfir Lodge isn't just a place to sleep; it's an immersive experience for nature lovers. The historic lodge, built in 1925, exudes a charm that blends seamlessly with the surrounding wilderness. Relax in the main room, a book in hand, or enjoy a house-made breakfast pastry from the Mountain Market on the patio, gazing at the Office Covered Bridge and evergreen Cascade Mountains.

Embark on a Scenic Journey Around Crater Lake: Explore the Rim Drive

Get ready to be awestruck by panoramic vistas and breathtaking landscapes as you embark on a scenic drive around Crater Lake. The famed Rim Drive, spanning 33 miles, circles the caldera, offering unparalleled views of the vibrant blue lake, towering cliffs, and unique islands. 

Spend your day immersing yourself in the park's diverse offerings. Hike the Rim Trail or hike to Mount Scott, the highest point in the park, capturing panoramic views of the lake and surrounding peaks. Take a boat tour to Wizard Island, a volcanic cinder cone rising from the lake's center. Learn about the park's fascinating history and geology at the Rim Visitor Center.

After a day filled with adventure, return to the comfort of Westfir Lodge and share stories of your day with other guests over a glass of craft beer or Willamette Valley wine.

More Than Just a Day Trip:

Your stay at Westfir Lodge and day trip to Crater Lake can be just the beginning. Explore the nearby Upper Middle Fork Willamette River on a guided rafting or kayaking trip with the Cascades Outdoor Center. Visit the neighboring town of Oakridge, known for its vibrant art scene and tasty local cuisine. Hike through ancient forests, discover hidden waterfalls, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Ready for Your Adventure?

Book your stay at Westfir Lodge today and embark on an unforgettable journey. From the cozy comfort of your lodge room to the awe-inspiring beauty of Crater Lake, this experience promises to rejuvenate your soul and leave you yearning for more. So pack your bags, lace up your hiking boots, and get ready to discover the magic that awaits just outside your door.

Bonus Tip: Consider booking your Crater Lake National Park entrance tickets in advance, especially during peak season.

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