About the lodge

Since 1923, the historic Wallowa Lake Lodge has offered a peaceful retreat at the head of the lake. Sit on the expansive back deck and enjoy the quiet view towards the back yard and the lake in the distance. 


Walk out of the lodge into a virtual park, where towering Ponderosa pines and Douglas firs rise from a green lawn. The lawn ends where the Wallowa River flows through braided channels into Wallowa Lake, creating a rich landscape for wildlife. Mule deer roam the lawn daily, serene in a place they’ve known for millennia. Kokanee salmon turn the river red in late summer as they swim upstream to spawn. Just a short hike from the lodge, the Eagle Cap Wilderness begins, with both an aerial tram and trails to lead you past waterfalls and meadows to alpine peaks.



Stay in one of the lodge’s 22 rooms—some with balconies and all with private baths—or in one of eight rustic cabins, many with lake and wetland views. Hike, mountain bike, boat, fish, swim or paraglide without ever getting into your car. At the end of the day, your lodge is waiting for you.



    Wallowa Lake is a small community of about 60 year-round residents, which swells to hundreds in the summer. In the 1920s, it was a burgeoning mountain resort of cabins, an amusement park, a dance hall and bowling alley. Today the amusement park is gone, and the lodge shares the peaceful southern lake and riverfront only with Wallowa Lake State Park. 

   The mile-long road that leads south from the lodge to where wilderness begins takes you by the Wallowa Lake Tramway, Vali’s Alpine Deli and Restaurant, the Glacier Grill and General Store, and other classic, low-key mountain resort attractions.

   At the northern end of the lake, six miles away is Joseph, a town of about 1,000 people that blends art and the Old West with galleries, festivals, a foundry, a distillery, cafes, shops and restaurants.

Months of operation

Seven cabins are available year-round. Lodge rooms are available May 24 to September 28, 2019.

  Please call 541-432-9821 now to book your meeting, reception and special occasion.

Pets and smoking

The lodge, cabins and entire grounds are no-smoking and pet free zones. There will be a $500 cleaning and deodorizing fee in the event of smoking in a room or cabin or discovery of a pet.

Miscellaneous - We are located in the Wallowa Whitman National Forest where you can expect to observe wildlife natural to the area.  Situated in a beautiful and remote area, we are committed to your quiet, relaxed and comfortable stay … free from telephones, elevators, television and air conditioning.  Wi-Fi is available for your convenience in our lobby; please note that reception is not always guaranteed. Wi-Fi is not currently available in our cabins.