A Very Deep Lake, Dramatic Volcanic Landscape and a Rich Birding Refuge

Oregon has more designated scenic byways and tour routes than any other state.  The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is the only State B&B Association and a welcoming inn awaits you as you travel Oregon's backroads. I am presenting a series of blogs to assist you in creating amazing getaways and tours in Oregon. Thanks Travel Oregon and the Oregon Department of Transportation for sharing this information.

Prospect Historic Hotel-Motel and Dinner HouseThe Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway owes its dramatic scenery and abundant wildlife to its rich volcanic past. We suggest you begin your journey at the Prospect Historic Hotel-Motel and Dinner House, traveling a 28 mile portion of the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway, along side the 'Wild and Scenic' Upper Rogue River to Crater Lake National Park. Here the Volcanic Scenic Byway begins.  CNN Travel released an article a few days back on the deepest, longest, tallest, etc., record-setting places to visit in the US. Two are located right here in Oregon, one, the deepest Lake, Crater Lake.  The other, Hells Canyon, the deepest canyon was mentioned in a previous Scenic Back Road blog. Oregon geotourism at its finest!

The sight of Crater Lake, which was created by the eruption and collapse of Mt. Mazama will take your breathe away. From a six-mile wide, 8,000-foot high caldera, you take in the bluest, and deepest, lake you've ever seen.  Then on to Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon’s largest body of fresh water situated in the heart of the Pacific Flyway, which attracts more than 350 species of birds, including sandhill cranes, American white pelicans and bald eagles. During peak migration times in the spring and fall, more than a million birds pass through. 

So what are you waiting for?  Make your reservation at the Prospect Hotel, pack your bags, gas up the car and explore Oregon's Scenic Byways.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share with you their version of Oregon Culinary Tourism and Geotourism.  Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our nearly 100 hosts in any one of or many regions. Experience romantic getaways, historic treasures, and tucked away rustic retreats.  Whether your trip is for a quiet escape to a quaint rural or coastal town, taking in Oregon Geotourism, for a World Class City experience, or for a new spin on business travel, you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance by staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

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