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Frenchglen Hotel State Heritage Site
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Frenchglen Hotel State Heritage Site
Description - The Frenchglen Hotel is a small slice of peace and quiet in the tiny town of Frenchglen in southeastern Oregon. Offering rooms for rent, the accommodations are rustic and the food is excellent. You don't need to drive to the Sierra Nevadas or Montana to get that glorious wide-open sky feeling.

Attractions - This quaint bed and breakfast, built in 1924 as a stopover before travelers faced the imposing Steens Mountains, sits in the heart of Oregon's majestic high desert cattle country. This historic building has been preserved and is open during the summer season. Enjoy the history and unique beauty of this timeless piece of Oregon history.

Family-style dinners with generous portions are a staple at the Hotel. With the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in its backyard, the Hotel offers unparalleled bird-watching and botanical opportunities.

Vital stats: This historic 8-room hotel with dining area is open mid-March to mid-November.

Recreation - The Hotel offers accommodations in an historic structure. The nearby Malheur National Wildlife Refuge offers outstanding bird-watching.

Climate - Climate in Eastern Oregon varies greatly with elevation. The higher elevations experience colder temperatures and higher precipitation than the lower elevations. The region is much more arid and experiences greater temperature variations than western Oregon. Much of Eastern Oregon is considered high desert, where in some areas annual precipitation is less than 10 inches. Summer temperatures often reach 90 degrees in the lower elevations. Winters can be bitterly cold here, although there is little humidity. The mountains can receive heavy snowfall. If visiting the region during the summer months be prepared for afternoon thunderstorms and chilly evening temperatures. Snow may be encountered on high country trails throughout the summer months.

Location - The Frenchglen Hotel is located in the town of Frenchglen, in Eastern Oregon. It is found along Oregon Highway 205, 60 miles south of Burns.


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Contact Information:
Oregon Parks & Recreation Department, 1115 Commercial Street NE , Salem, OR, 97301-1002, Phone: 800-551-6949

Additional Information:
Eastern Oregon - With a relatively small population, this huge region is truly one of the west's last great wide open spaces. Eastern Oregon is a land of high deserts cut by mountain ranges and canyons.
Oregon State Parks - Oregon's State Parks offer beautiful settings for outdoor recreation activities including camping, yurt or cabin stays, hiking, biking, picnicking, fishing boating, wildlife viewing and much more.
Oregon's Historic Sites -

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Oregon State Parks - Official Agency Website

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