Tu Tu Tun Lodge
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... The kids eventually fall asleep, and we come to the Trees of Mystery! There is a massive statue here of Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe. Every now and then, it will announce something over a loudspeaker. The only reason I know of this story, is from the Simpsons. There is quite a tourist attraction here – you can walk through the trees, and there is "Sky Trail" (a cable car through the trees). But the kids are still asleep, and we want to ...
... again, during the summer season they don't take under 10's, so we had to pass on the opportunity - although Julie and I are determined to come back on our own at some point!
We headed into Gold Beach itself and found a room overlooking the sea at the Gold Beach Resort. After going to the local supermarket to grab some baby food and adult food we watch the end of the local high school american football match.
Our plan for today is to drive the 125 miles to Brookings, Oregon. We will stay at the At River's Edge RV Resort for three nights. We have read that the park is nice and is far enough inland that fog doesn't reach it. Did I mention that fog along the coast has settled in? Must be hot inland. It doesn't take us very long to ready the coach for travel when we overnight. We don't have time to drag everything out of the cupboards....... if it is never taken out, ...
... joy made the stupidity of the whole duck race idea into the genius of the whole duck race idea.
We left Yachats to figure out the winners and drove on past the rocks and picturesque seastacks toward the south. In Florence's Old ...
... back to where we'd made the wrong turn and picked up the scenic route once again.
Heading along this road was absolutely spectacular. I'm sorry my pictures won't do it justice and unfortunately, Roy's camera battery is dead. I hope you get an idea of the beauty - I can't possibly find the right words to describe it.
At the beginning of the four mile loop there are some pretty incredible newer houses. These soon fell by the wayside and the view improved dramatically. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Tu Tu Tun Lodge Gold Beach
We recently spent two nights at the Tu Tu'Tun Lodge, and mostly enjoyed it very much. What we loved: the grounds and rooms (we had a different room each night) are really lovely; the gardens are superb, the river view (from balcony, patio, terrace, lawn) is fantastic and peaceful, and the rooms are tastefully understated and extremely comfortable; and the staff is very kind and helpful.
Excellent Inn, unimpressive town!
A wonderful Inn! The meals are gourmet with excellent preparation and fresh produce. The rooms are quiet and lovely. We were had a small problem that the staff went out the their way to handle. Gold beach however is a dump. Do not make the mistake of dinning there and the shops are uninteresting. If fishing or quiet solitude is of interest, this is the place.
Peace, quiet and everything else
Tu Tu Tun is the nicest and most restful place you'll fined anywhere that is inhabited. I always feel "taken care of" and welcome whenever I go (which is as often as I can). The accommodations are great and the food is wonderful. Better than all is the river (and country around it), just watching it go by settles the soul. Rest, relax, eat and take a jet boat ride, you will not be disappointed.
A Great Place To Stay
We stayed at Tu Tu'Tun Lodge for 3 days during the Winter season and it was a wonderful experience. The river and setting was beautiful and very relaxing. Intend to stay there again.
We stayed over Christmas for 7 days in the garden cottage. It is somewhat charming, and I enjoyed having a kitchen, but there is nothing to do in the town and the restaurants are terrible. Also, the lodge is close to other properties and not so private.
A little slice of heaven
The Tu Tu Tun Lodge is right up there among the best places we've stayed. Even off season, with the dining room closed, we felt pampered and at home. Every detail is taken care of, and driving 10 minutes to town is not a big deal. We booked a suite with a kitchen, which was perfect. The staff is friendly and attends to your every need. When the dining room is closed the prices are quite reduced, but even at the higher prices this lodge has to be worth every penny. Treat yourself for a night or two -- you won't regret it!
Excellent food and ambience
This is an extremely pleasant lodge, offering outstanding, creative and interesting, food for both breakfast and dinner. All meals are served at 8-person communal tables, like in a bed and breakfast. Food is extra, with a set price for brkfst + dinner + cocktail snacks + afternoon snacks per person. This deal is well worth it, a bargain for what you get. The rooms face the scenic Rogue River, and are spacious and elegant, especially for a place that claims to be a fishing lodge.
It is on the high end pricewise, but you won't find this sort of classy place much cheaper anywhere. Worth the price for those who appreciate this sort of quality. Makes many lists of the top small hotels in North America, and deservedly so.
The best place on earth
Tu Tu Tun lodge is heaven on earth! The river offered excellent recreation reaching 85 degrees F. The swimming was complimented by a refreshing dip in the beautiful turquoise pool wonderfully lit by the nights sky full of beautiful stars! The stars, they are wonderful they automatically render your soul to solitude. Tu Tu Tun was the best decision i have ever made in travel, period. no place is better and no people are more down to earth and at your every call, for anything. They try their hardest and surpass every nessesity for luxury. Trust Tu Tu Tun. Beacuse they trust you.
A special place
We stayed at Tu Tu Tun 2 years ago and just booked to go back. The setting is wonderful and rooms (each with a small deck or patio facing the Roigue River) are quite nice. What is really nice is the personal attention of the owners, and the other interesting people you meet.
Dinners, (not included) preceded by a cocktail hour are at large tables with your seat assigned according to the instincts of your hosts. The food is excellent.
Deer stroll the grounds in the evening. On the negative side, the pool is small and nothing special, and rates are quite pricey.
I can't imagine what all the hoopla is about. This place is remote from Gold Beach and not a fast or easy drive. It's not a resort but a small, charming inn with other room and property owners close by. There's a standard rectangular pool fronting the river but the river is cold and rocky and no one tried to swim. The dining room does not serve lunch (unless by special request in advance) and at dinner there is only one entrée althought the food is pretty good. The room rates have jumped enormously. In June 2003, the cheapest rate I could get was $250 per night and there's no way this place justified that price, particularly when that price doesn't include the food. There are several B&Bs right on the ocean – new, comfortable and charming and large – for $95 per night. I posted a message on Fodor's asking about why Tu Tu Tun was special and two people agreed that it wasn't. Go elsewhere because this place is over-hyped and overpriced.