Filed Under (Boater Friendly Good Eats, Boating Destinations) by Debbie on 30-06-2007

Wolf Creek Inn…an historic pause for the trailer boater.  If you are traveling the I-5 corridor take exit 76 to find some of the best lunch or dinner I’ve found and just moments off the highway.


I’m ashamed to admit that we’ve been talking about stopping at Wolf Creek Inn for years, as we’ve traveled to and from Lake Shasta.  This trip down, my imagination got the better of me and we stopped for lunch.  I’ve had visions of some type of ‘mountain man-lumber jack-fur trapper’ old frontier log cabin style trading post.  What I found was a very clean hostelry.


Originally constructed in 1883 for Henry Smith a merchant, farmer and community founder.  In 1975 the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department acquired the property.  Armed with financial help from a federal grant and tons of experts, Oregon preserved one of the oldest active travelers’ inns in the state.


We had wonderfully warm weather and the out door dinning area was open for us as well as the authentic Edwardian décor dinning room inside.  Linen table-cloths and napkins spoke of elegance and the warm kind-hearted staff makes you feel truly welcome.


There are rooms a weary traveler can rent for the night and they are charmingly done to the time period, there is no TV.  However, breakfast is included with the room.  Lunch is served from 11 AM to 2 PM and dinner from 5 PM – 8 PM although it can change.


Lunch was so good that we stopped for dinner on our way home.  Their fresh strawberry-lemonade was beyond great and I pigged on two glasses!  Fresh made bread still warm comes with your meal and the menu is quite varied.  If you can spare the time on your way to or from that boating destination to eat on the road, this is the place.  We’ll be stopping there quite often from now on.


Wolf Creek Inn since 1883…still amazing after all these years!

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