Illahe Lodge provides lodging with meals to people visiting Oregon’s Rogue River. The lodge is open year-around. Reservations are required.
Illahe Lodge is a fourth generation family business and our family’s home. In the late 1930s and early 1940s, E.J. and Florence Schneider started building their retirement home. During construction, their friends started talking about coming to the Rogue for extended vacations. When the construction was finished, they had both a retirement home and a business, “Schneider’s Lodge.” From the beginning, Illahe Lodge (as we know it today) was both a home and a business. It continues to serve both roles today.
We work with groups and individuals who come to the Rogue River to fish, hike, run trails, raft or float the Canyon, and relax. 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.
Illahe Lodge is like a large farmhouse. The guest rooms are located in two buildings. (Seven guest rooms are located in the main lodge. Three guest rooms and the guide room are located in the annex.) All guest rooms and the guide room have designated bathrooms with a shower (most bathrooms are within the bedroom). Guests share use of the living room, dining room, porches, and lawns.
We have one guest room and bathroom downstairs and it is used by guests having difficulty climbing stairs. The remaining guest rooms are located upstairs.
Guest rooms in the main lodge have two extra long twins, one queen bed, or a queen bed with an extra long twin. Guest rooms in the annex each have a double bed with a standard twin.
We have public electricity (rather than relying on on-site generators), wireline telephone service (cell phones generally don’t work in our area), 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 soft drinks and alcohol, if desired.
- Dessert is provided at lunch and dinner.
- 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.
Current guests are welcome to park, have their vehicles shuttled to/from, and meet their parties at Illahe Lodge.
We do not have public parking. Public parking is provided by the Forest Service 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.
New for 2020
In the summer of 2019, we purchased the house that E.J. and Florence Schneider (“Grandpa Ernie” and “Grandma Florence”) built after selling Illahe Lodge to their daughter and son-in-law and their grandson. Much of the year, we are planning to use the property ourselves. In the fall, we need to stay down at Illahe Lodge. As a result, for the fall of 2020, a few guests who have stayed at Illahe Lodge previously may be allowed to rent part of the house for blocks of at least three days. Please contact us directly for more information.