Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) has awarded a management contract to The Public, LLC to operate the Wolf Creek Inn State Heritage Site. The 135-year-old inn, located 18 miles north of Grants Pass, will begin offering full-service dining and overnight lodging April 1, 2018.
"We're delighted to welcome The Public, LLC to the parks community," said local OPRD manager Nathan Seable. "Wolf Creek Inn is an important part of the local tourism industry and a unique piece of Oregon's history."
Wolf Creek Inn has been a popular stop for Oregon travelers since the 1880s, including notable authors and Hollywood film stars. The inn was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, and was acquired by OPRD in 1975. It is the oldest continuously operated hotel in the Pacific Northwest.
The inn offers nine charming guestrooms, all with private baths. The two-story building retains the Classical Revival architectural style typical of early inns in the American west. Furnished with both original and reproduction furniture, the inn is open daily for free guided tours. Visitors can also enjoy lunch and dinner at the inn restaurant.
The Public, LLC was founded in November 2016. Owner Andrew Shroyer previously operated Garden Creek Ranch in Hells Canyon, Idaho. Shroyer says that the opportunity to operate the historic inn was "once in a lifetime," and plans to continue the inn's tradition as a relaxing retreat.
"We're excited to honor the historical significance of the inn and join the great community of Wolf Creek," said Shroyer.
To reserve a room or to learn more about the inn, visit wolfcreekinn.com.