Illahe Lodge is a fourth generation family business that has been providing lodging with meals to people visiting Oregon’s Rogue River since 1942. The lodge is open year around. Reservations are required.
Illahe Lodge was built as a retirement home for E.J. and Florence Schneider in the late 1930s and early 1940s. During construction, their friends started talking about coming to the Rogue for extended vacations in the fall when the half-pounders were running. By 1942, the retirement home had become both our family’s home and our family’s business, the two roles that it continues to serve for our family today. We are happy to share the history and stories about the area with our guests as time permits.
We work with commercial outfitters and do-it-yourselfers. Our guests come to the Rogue River for a variety of outdoor recreational activities including fishing, hiking, trail running, and river float trips. In the spring and summer months, we also host private events such as family reunions. Our guests are encouraged to relax and reconnect with friends and family during their stay with us at Illahe Lodge.
We have 10 guest rooms (with either one or two beds per room) and a guide room (with five beds). The best way to think of our accommodations is as being similar to what you would find at a bed and breakfast. Guest bedrooms have designated bathrooms with a shower (most bathrooms are within the bedroom). Guests share use of the living room, dining room, porches, and lawns.
Guest rooms generally have two beds and most of the beds are twins or extra long twins. Five guest rooms have either a queen or a double bed (most also have a twin or extra long twin).
Most of the guest rooms are located upstairs. One guest room and bathroom is located downstairs and it is used by guests having difficulty climbing stairs.
We have public electricity (rather than relying on on-site generators), wireline telephone service (cell phones generally don’t work), and year-around road access with end-of-the-road seclusion.
- Meals are served “family style” in bowls that are passed.
- Meals feature produce grown at Illahe Lodge when it is available.
- We provide coffee, tea, milk, ice water, juice (at breakfast), and lemonade (on warm afternoons/evenings).
- Guests are welcome to bring other beverages of their choice (such as alcohol and soft drinks), if desired.
- Dessert (often cookies/fruit at lunch and cake or pie with ice cream at dinner) is included.
- A sack lunch or dinner can be provided with advanced notice.
- We work with our guests on meal times and special diets.
Illahe Lodge uses nuts, dairy products, wheat, eggs, soy, and other common ingredients in our food preparation and in our kitchen. That said, we are often able to work with guests who have special diets (vegetarian, vegan, wheat-free, low sodium, etc.) with advanced notice so please discuss this with us when making your reservation.
Our guests are welcome to park, meet their parties, and have their vehicles shuttled to/from Illahe Lodge. We are unable to accommodate requests from others to park at Illahe Lodge. Public parking is available at the trail head for the Rogue River Trail and at Foster Bar.
Reservations are required. Guests often make their reservations for the fall several months to a year in advance. Reservations for the winter, spring, and summer should be made at least 10 days in advance to allow us time to prepare for your stay. A 50% deposit is generally required to confirm reservations with the balance due on departure from Illahe Lodge. We accept cash and personal checks. No credit cards please.