Geotourism is a great way to see the United States. Keith Riggs at the US Department of Agriculture recently posted a really good blog post about touring through Northern California and Southern Oregon on the national Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway. The route runs from Lake Almanor in Northern California to Crater Lake in Southern Oregon, passing through seven national forests along the way. Riggs writes:
Along this journey from volcano to volcano you’ll find opportunities for adventure, exploration, communion with nature and an appreciation for the culture and history of the region. You’ll also find residents eager to share the beauty and mystery of this land that is dotted with evidence of an eruptive past.
We'd like to make sure you know about some of the residents along the way--the innkeepers of Southern Oregon bed and breakfasts ready and eager to host you as you explore the volcanic region of Southern Oregon.
You'll find six Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild members in Southern Oregon here on the OBBG website. Each one is a different lodging experience, but all are inspected and approved members of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.
- The Prospect Historic Hotel & Dinner House is the closest bed & breakfast to Crater Lake and offers a full range of meals in the dinner house.
- Lonesome Duck Ranch and Resort is a close 35 minutes to Crater Lake in the Chiloquin area and offers hiking, flyfishing, birding, or just relaxing on the porch.
- TouVelle House in Jacksonville, Oregon, is the elegantly restored home of Judge Touvelle, complete with bocce court, swimming pool & sauna.
- Just outside of Jacksonville is Bybee's Historic Inn, a classic revival Victorian home on 3.5 acres.
Driving the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway is just a taste of the range of Oregon geotourism. Whether it's Crater Lake lodging you seek or a broader based experience, there's an Oregon B&B waiting for you!