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HISTORIC STEAMBOAT INN FOR SALE IN SOUTHERN OREGON
Beloved resort ready for new ownershipPhoto credit: Stevie SaylerROSEBURG, Ore. (September 23, 2021) – Steamboat Inn, the popular and beloved resort in the heart of the Umpqua National Forest, is now for sale. The sale will provide new buyers with the opportunity to own a piece of Oregon history, to live and work in the forest, and allows for the potential of additional revenue streams.Steamboat Inn offers a beautiful outdoor setting for locals, road-trippers, and nature lovers to get out and enjoy the lush forest setting and rushing Umpqua River. The property offers a multitude of ways to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. Steamboat Inn is located on Hwy 138, 38 miles east of Roseburg and approximately 2 hours from Eugene, Bend, and Medford. The property offers endless possibilities for expansion and additional revenue streams through selling locally-made products, contracting experiences with Costco, selling cookbooks and more. The profitable inn has outgrown a small-scale, mom-and-pop management style and the current owners are looking for interested buyers able to take the property to the next level. The property listing is available at https://crystalip.com/
listings/siipo21-steamboat- inn/.Set within the Umpqua National Forest perched on a bluff overlooking the North Umpqua River, Steamboat Inn offers a true disconnect to reconnect experience. With only one Wi-Fi connection point in the lobby, guests feel immersed into the tranquility of the woods and nostalgic setting of the resort. No phones, no TV, and no Wi-Fi means no distractions: guests savor the opportunity to reconnect with their family, friends, and breathtaking surroundings. Known as a “bucket list destination” Steamboat is a prime destination for world-class fly-fishing, hikes, kayaking, rafting, waterfall chasing, and simply connecting with nature. Crater Lake National Park, only a 90 minute drive away along a scenic byway, makes for a fun getaway with ample adventure opportunities. Guests also have the option to unwind, simply watching the water of the Umpqua River roll by with a glass of wine in hand from the comfort of the balcony.The Steamboat Inn Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner to both guests of the hotel and visitors for dine in, dine outdoors, in your room and to go. Packed with seasonal ingredients sourced from across the Pacific Northwest, the restaurant prepares fresh, hand-crafted fare infused with traditions from the property’s 60 year history. Breakfast and lunch feature hearty and traditional dishes such as scratch-made biscuits and gravy, house-brined corned beef hash, and “Grandma’s Bread” fresh made daily. Coffee for the restaurant, rooms, and espresso program are sourced from local Takelma Roasting, owned and operated by the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians in Roseburg. Adventurous guests getting out and about for the day can also order a picnic lunch to take with them.In the evening, Steamboat offers a fine dining dinner menu featuring a breadth of thoughtful dishes including handmade pastas, housemade charcuterie, and steelhead smoked on-site. Steamboat Inn has been committed to sourcing locally long before it became a movement. The Inn’s dedicated and talented culinary team works directly with local farmers, ranchers, and foragers to provide guests a true taste of Oregon.The resort features The Falls Suite, The Maple Ridge Suite, River View Cabins, Hideaway Cottages half a mile up the road, and Campwater Houses a mile up the road from the lobby and restaurant. Each lodging offers cozy living spaces, and comes with locally made toffee and locally roasted coffee.Suites are perfect for a romantic getaway or an extended stay featuring a complimentary bottle of wine, functional fireplaces, kitchenettes as well as private balconies and soaking tubs overlooking the river. Guests can relax in rustic luxury overlooking the Umpqua River. River View Cabins feature a King bed and also offer a scenic river view with a shared balcony overlooking the Umpqua River. A gas fireplace keeps guests warm in the winter, and a breeze from the river keeps cabins cool during the summer. The Hideaway Cottages can accommodate up to four guests, feature a kitchenette with mini fridge and two burner stove, and offer a large bath with tiled soaking tub. Campwater Houses are great for large groups or families, up to six guests. The three bedroom 1.5 bath houses have private yards with outdoor seating, full kitchens, outdoor gas grill, washer and dryer, and a wood stove.The Mott Trail runs below the houses and just past that is the famous Campwater section of the North Umpqua. Pets are welcome in the Hideaway Cottages and Campwater Houses only.With the peaceful river setting, luscious gardens, and romantic accommodations, Steamboat Inn is also the perfect backdrop for an intimate wedding or elopement. Couples can book one of three wedding locations or simply stay at the resort while preparing to get married at a local waterfall or Crater Lake. Specializing in weddings with 30 or fewer guests, Steamboat Inn caters rehearsal dinners and receptions.
A PIECE OF HISTORYSteamboat Inn traces its beginnings to the early North Umpqua fishing camps and to Clarence Gordon’s North Umpqua Lodge. Gordon ran the lodge from the early 1930’s until 1954, when he relocated to Steamboat Inn’s present site and constructed what is now the main building. The former lodge was located across the river, on a site that now holds Steamboat Inn’s Campwater Houses.In 1957, Frank and Jeanne Moore purchased the business. Frank built cabins while Jeanne cooked for the construction crews that were building the North Umpqua Highway. Guests helped with cooking and serving meals.In 1975, Jim and Sharon Van Loan purchased the Inn, with Patricia Lee joining them three years later. They built what are now the Hideaway Cottages, library, and suites. They also began the tradition of Winemakers Dinners and played a role in the birth of Oregon’s Pinot Noir Industry.Former notable guests of Steamboat Inn include President Jimmy Carter, Jack Hemingway, Zane Grey, and many locally famous chefs and winemakers.The current proprietors, Melinda and Travis Woodward, purchased Steamboat Inn in 2017.
ABOUT STEAMBOAT INNSteamboat Inn has been serving guests on the banks of the Umpqua River since 1957. In 2017, Melinda and Travis Woodward purchased the Inn, and have been welcoming guests to relax in their suites, cabins, and cottages ever since. Steamboat Inn has 18 rooms and can host up to 58 people. Steamboat Inn can be booked for weddings, reunions, retreats and meetings. The lodge’s restaurant features locally sourced ingredients prepared by expert chefs offering breakfast, lunch and dinner inside, outside, in your room and to go, reservations can be made by calling (541) 498-2230 or on Tock. Steamboat Inn is located at 42705 North Umpqua Highway, Idleyld Park, OR, 97447. Connect with them and get trip inspiration by following @TheSteamboatInn on Instagram or @SteamboatInnOregon on Facebook. For reservations, visit https://www.thesteamboatinn.
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