The Aspen Inn
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Aspen Inn Fort Klamath
Aspen Inn is a nice little motel close to Crater Lake. We had wanted to stay in the park, but everything was booked so we looked a little further out and found this place. It's about 7 miles to the park entrance and takes about 45 minutes to get to the rim. We had no trouble getting there in time for our boat tour. We stayed in the "honeymoon cabin", a little A-frame cabin. There are few amenities, coffee in the morning. The WiFi didn't work and there was only one station on the TV. But we're at Crater Lake and there are far better things to do than watch TV or surf the internet. The front desk staff was friendly and the room was clean and comfortable. Our only complaint was that the window on the second floor of the cabin (that we weren't allowed to go up to) was open and it got rather cold in the room overnight. We didn't figure this out until we were checking out. Other than that, we had a very nice stay and would consider staying here again, especially if we couldn't get lodging within the park.
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... We sat at the top for a while admiring the view before making the descent back to the car. From there, it was time for Cleetwood Cove, which is the only access (legally) to the shore of the lake. It was a steep mile down, which meant it would be a steep mile back up, but we found it relatively easy. The best part of the hike was the varying colors of the water. The bright blues and turquoise greens are not that easy to differentiate from above, ...
... the water the dark blue color that everyone marvels at. Every viewing point of the lake provides it’s own postcard picture moment. The rim trail is perched several hundred feet above the lake. This perspective provides an awesome way to see this natural wonder.
With that said…. I would not recommend ever going there and I will never be back. Crater Lake is a "drive through" park. It is a ...
... the lake is 1949 feet the caldera is 3900 (since eruption, material has fallen into the caldera from the walls, and from new volcanic activity inside). Since the east rim road was not open we were not able to see the Pinnacles and the phantom ship.
We left there and in wondering home decided to stop by the Rogue River and have a snack. We went to the Park down the road and walked the path that they set up for viewing the area as it ...
... watched a 20-minute film of the history of Crater Lake. Crater Lake became the 6th national park, signed into bill by President Theodore Roosevelt. Can you imagine what would have happened if Roosevelt had not done so?
On the way back to the North Entrance we stopped at the Crater Lake Lodge for a self-guided tour. And again, we stopped at the overlooks for our last views of Crater ...
We have been traveling I-5 down through Washington, Oregon and California and we finally figured out it was better to get a campground near I-5, unhook the car, and drive to these mountainous places in the car instead of putting Big Mo through all those hills and curves. This morning we took off for Crater Lake - about 2 hours away from the campground but much better in the overall driving category; ...