South facade with entrance of historic Crater Lake Lodge

Crater Lake Lodge

The only in-park lodge of Crater Lake National Park

The Crater Lake Lodge is part of the rim village in the southwest corner of Crater Lake. This historic lodge was built in 1915 and restored in 1995. As from everywhere on the rim of the caldera, the deep blue waters of Crater Lake can be overlooked from the north-facing terrasse of the lodge. William L. Sullivan writes in his book “Trails of Crater Lake” that the lodge was not always grand―it stayed unfinished for most of the time and as a result of harsh winters it came on the verge of demolition in the 1980s. Sullivan describes the revival of the lodge:
But a public outcry pushed the National Park Service to renovate it instead. The $35 million makeover proved to be the most expensive hotel construction project in the history of Oregon. Workers had to disassemble much of the lodge, numbering each of the rocks in its walls. Then they rebuilt the hotel and reassembled the facade The lodge reopened in 1995 with elegant woodwork in the Great Hall and a modern bath for each guestroom. The lodge had finally become the building it should have been from the first.
--- William L. Sullivan: Trails of Crater Lake. Navillus Press, Eugene, 2014.
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