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By: Starre Vartan on June 14, 2012, 6:43 p.m.
Crater Lake Lodge overlooking lake

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Crater Lake Lodge

The Crater Lake Lodge in southeast Oregon took a decade to complete after the park opened in 1905, but the incredible views of the lake that fills an extinct volcano high up in the Cascade Mountains made it instantly popular. A rustic mountain lodge with an original classic giant stone fireplace, the walls of the Great Hall are lined in Ponderosa Pine bark. About half the rooms have lake views, and while some have modern bathrooms, others are outfitted with clawfoot tubs so you can relax old-school style. It’s open May through October.