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9 Best Airbnbs & Cabin Rentals Near Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

by Arthur McMahon

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Crater Lake National Park was one of the first national parks in the United States, and it continues to draw visitors from around the world to this day.

First given national park status in 1902 by President Theodore Roosevelt, Crater Lake remains the only national park in Oregon. It is the sapphire gemstone in the state’s crown jewels — a spectacle of unparalleled majesty.

You’ll find many amazing trails around the lake’s rim that lead to stellar views of the lake and the surrounding landscapes. Visitors can drive around the entire rim (or ski it when snow blankets the road) and discover the plethora of pinnacles and waterfalls throughout the remainder of the park.

There are several ways to access Crater Lake, with roadways approaching from the north, south, and west. Below is a list of delightful cottages and cabins near Crater Lake National Park, most of which are less than an hour to the rim.

1. Rogue River Log Cabin

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Why you should stay: A well-appointed family-sized cabin on 120 private woodland acres.

  • Nearest town: Shady Cove
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 night
  • Rates from: $300/night

This Rogue River Log Cabin sets the stage for the ultimate outdoor family getaway. It’s on a secluded stretch of the wild and scenic Rogue River with a seemingly boundless expanse of forested land to explore.

To complement the surrounding wilderness, this log cabin features an assortment of wonderful outdoor touches that’ll spark joy in kids and adults alike. There’s a zip line on the property as well as a furnished treehouse fort with a playground, tire swing, and horseshoe pit. How cool is that?

The log cabin is spacious and stunning. Nearby lakes and trails provide more exploration opportunities close to home, and Crater Lake Highway will lead your crew on a short drive to Crater Lake National Park.

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2. Meadow House

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Why you should stay: A roomy ranch home in a protected wildlife habitat (complete with roaming elk.)

  • Nearest town: Prospect
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $169/night

The Meadow House is on the historic 100-acre Katydid Ranch, which is also a Protected Wildlife Habitat Area. Guests are welcome to explore the trails, ponds, and pastures on the ranch.

Though the owners do live nearby, this luxurious ranch house is quite private. Visitors can relax on the large deck overlooking the pasture where horses, deer, and elk tend to roam.

Only minutes away is Lost Creek Lake, a popular outdoor recreation destination, and Crater Lake‘s southern entrance isn’t much further.

If you need room for a few more guests, or you’re actually looking for a smaller space for up to three people, check out the Ranch Bunkhouse on the same property. This rustic and endearing location puts guests right in the heart of the ranch’s pastoral landscape.

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3. Soaring Eagle Bungalow

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Why you should stay: This is one of the closest cabins near Crater Lake with plenty of other outdoor options.

  • Nearest town: Chiloquin
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $199/night

Soaring Eagle Bungalow has much more going for it than just proximity to Crater Lake, but if you want to stay near the national park, there are few options closer than this. In fact, the closest amenities are the park’s own general store and restaurants.

Your outdoor adventures aren’t limited to the park, however. Fort Creek runs right through the backyard and guests have access to kayaks for a tranquil trip down the lazy, meandering waters. This bungalow is a relaxing spot to spend your time between day trips to Crater Lake.

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4. Cool Creek Cottage

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Why you should stay: A two-bedroom cottage near Crater NP and some pretty epic waterfalls.

  • Nearest town: Prospect
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $155/night

The beautiful Rogue River runs right through the tiny town of Prospect, and the area is loaded with outdoor recreation opportunities, many of which are within walking distance of the Cool Creek Cottage. This cute, rustic cabin is the ideal stay for a small family or a pair of adventurous couples.

From the cottage, guests can walk to the Rogue River Gorge Viewpoint for an awe-inspiring look at the volcanic terrain carved by rushing water. Pearson Falls is another sight to see near the cabin, as is the large waterfall on the Mill and Barr Creek Falls trail.

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5. Prospector Luxury Glamping Tent

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Why you should stay: A safari-style glamping tent near hiking and hot springs.

  • Nearest town: Glide
  • Sleeps: 3
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $110/night

Adjacent to the North Umpqua River, the Prospector Luxury Glamping Tent is in a spectacular gorge often overlooked by those traveling to Crater Lake. There’s plenty of hiking and awesome spots to hang out along the river.

You can spend days exploring the area before you even set foot in the nearby national park. Numerous creeks and waterfalls feed the river next to this safari-style tent, many of which you can access on the way to Crater Lake.

The 74-mile North Umpqua Trail passes by the property and follows the river until hitting the Pacific Crest Trail. Be sure to take a look at your favorite hiking website before heading out as there are numerous trailheads in the area leading to some amazing natural marvels.

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6. The Get Away

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Why you should stay: A comfortable two-bedroom in the Rogue River National Forest.

  • Nearest town: Prospect
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $135/night

The Get Away is truly that: a secluded getaway in the woods beneath the Cascade peaks. The conveniences in the village of Prospect are only minutes away, but you’ll feel as if you’re in a remote woodland paradise.

It’s a 40-minute drive to Crater Lake from the cabin, and you’ll be driving through the Rogue River National Forest to get there. There are numerous hikes, waterfalls, and scenic viewpoints along the drive and within the town of Prospect itself.

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7. Grampie’s Cabin

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Why you should stay: A great cabin near Crater Lake and the lesser-known destinations further north.

  • Nearest town: Crescent
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 2 night
  • Rates from: $125/night

Make Grampie’s Cabin your basecamp for day trips to Crater Lake as well as other fun outdoor destinations such as Diamond Lake, Willamette Pass Ski Resort, and Fort Rock. This cabin provides quick access to the Cascades north of Crater Lake and the desert to the east.

There’s no end to the outdoor fun here, no matter when you visit. In winter, enjoy ski slopes, backcountry snowshoe trails, and snow tubing hills in the surrounding area. When the snow melts, these same places are ripe for hiking, fishing, and swimming.

Likewise, the desert is a year-round playground and the cabin is near the region’s main desert access road. Oregon’s own adventure capital of Bend isn’t far down the road, either. This place is well-located for all sorts of outdoor adventures.

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8. North Umpqua River King Cabin

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Why you should stay: A remote (but very affordable) tiny home for your small group.

  • Nearest town: Glide
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $86/night

The North Umpqua River King Cabin is super convenient for Crater Lake-bound visitors arriving from the I-5 corridor. It’s located off of Highway 138, the main thoroughfare used by most people traveling from the Portland and Salem areas.

Travel conveniences aside, this cabin is also smack dab in the middle of some of Oregon’s most underappreciated scenery. On your way to the national park, be sure to stop by the jaw-dropping Watson Falls, awesome Toketee Falls, and the magical Umpqua Hot Springs. There are even more waterfalls and soaking pools in the area to discover.

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9. Crater Lake Resort Cabin

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Why you should stay: A resort atmosphere in the prairie lands south of Crater Lake.

  • Nearest town: Chiloquin
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $270/night

This Crater Lake Resort Cabin is one of several rentals on the premises on Fort Creek. The resort provides canoes to explore the waterway and the spacious property has plenty of hiking paths.

This is a serene and easy place to stay; it’s easy to reach and you’re free to laze the day away. Though it’s one of the most convenient cabins near Crater Lake, you’d be forgiven if you spent a whole day just staying on-site near the communal fire pit or in a lawn chair overlooking the babbling creek. It may also be worth a half-day to drive along the beautiful Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway.

There’s even fully stocked general store with freshly cooked food and a playground, making this a fantastic choice for families.

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