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Jo's Motel and Campground
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fort Klamath
Reviewed 11 October 2010

Having tried (and failed) to get into the Crater Lake Lodge we looked on TripAdvisor and chose Jo's Motel as a "cheap and cheerful" alternative. I phoned to book and, as the young woman taking my details was so helpful, I asked her about eating out in Fort Klammath. After an expressive pause she said "This is a really small place...if you get the chance to eat before arriving I'd recommend it.". Forewarned is forearmed so we ate at a great Thai place in Klammath Falls before setting out.

She was right - Fort Klammath is small.

Slightly panicky (having run out of wine) we stopped at a place one hundred yards before Jo's to buy some. What a kick! As old-style red-neck as you could wish for - down to the stuffed Jackrabbit head on the wall with its whimsical head-dress of Pronghorn horns. Priceless. The guy serving was v. friendly and chatted for a while about hunting etc. There were 5 bottles of wine in the store - 2 white, one blush and 2 red. We grabbed the reds, paid and crossed the road to Jo's wondering what we'd find.

What we saw was a cute, old-style motel with - NO - an Organic Grocery! A floor-to ceiling wine rack stuffed with goodies and everything you could hope for from a downtown San Fran store.

One of the great things about travel is having your complacency taken down a notch or two.

Nice gal on reception. Cute room with a cabin-ish feel, comfy bed and a small gas fire - and, as i slowly realised, a fabulous hand-sewn quilt on the bed, Heirloom quality.

Big pats on the back, Jo, or whoever - you have a smart place.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank TheJohnz
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Reviewed 16 September 2010

After our RV broke down and we needed a place to stay near Crater Lake...we came upon Jo's Motel and Campground. PERFECT for us. We have two small boys enjoyed the "play area" and open grassy area. The staff was GREAT. They welcomed us with fresh ground coffee for the morning and a large ORGANIC wine selection.
Simple and unique. Would love to go back.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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2  Thank TammyBabinoStrickler
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Reviewed 10 September 2010

Jo's Motel was a great find near Crater Lake. We spent two nights with them. They have excellent coffee, and their sandwiches were delicious and very well packed for our trip to Crater Lake. The staff is also very friendly. The rooms are very spacious with a very well equipped kitchen. Groceries are available at their store, so you can always pick-up something for breakfast or dinner. The only downside to this place is that the deli/store only opens at 9am.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 September 2010

A great place to stay if you are going to Crater Lake - not luxurious but had everything we needed to be comfortable. Tiny kitchen was well equipped and freshly ground organic coffee in the morning was a bonus. Got to have campfires each night behind our unit, a great alternative to actually camping, since it got unseasonably cold that weekend.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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1  Thank ndealw
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Reviewed 29 August 2010

What a great find so close to Crater ake and the surrounding wilderness:
Jo's Motel & Campground is a family run, friendly business in tranquil Fort Klamath, along Highway 62, the main route heading up to Crater Lake.

We stayed at the Park Cabin, a spacious log cabin that comfortably slept our group of four (bedroom & sleeping loft), had a fully equipped kitchen, sreened porch and more amenites than expected. Plenty of outdoor seating and a fire pit made for nice long evenings under the stars ...

Jo's Deli serves up breakfast, sandwiches, burgers and more - and the all organic deli carries everything from (organic!) beer to fresh produce, so no need to bring anything!

Best of all, the stay included freshly ground gourmet coffee - which the friendly person at the deli handed to us upon check in ...

Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
1  Thank JulesSF
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Additional Information about Jo's Motel and Campground

Address: 52851 Highway 62, Fort Klamath, OR 97626-3424
Region: United States > Oregon > Fort Klamath
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fort Klamath
Price Range: $72 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Organic Food and Lodging serving visitors to Crater Lake National Park. Full organic grocery store with breakfast and espresso. Kitchens and gas fireplaces. Pet free. Suites, cabin, singles, camping, RV. Communal firerings. On the Wood River. 1/2 Hour to Crater Lake. ... more   less 

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