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Black Bar Lodge

Merlin, OR 97532
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27/8/2017 28/8/2017
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

I spent one night at this lodge while on a guided river rafting trip. The location is very isolated and cannot be seen from the river. The staff members we met (all ladies) were warm and friendly. An ample meal was provided for dinner and...More

Thank Ld922
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The only way to get to Black Bar is hiking the Rogue River Trail, or rafting down the Rogue River. Although they have a 4 wheel drive road to the lodge, this is a truly remote site. Given the difficult conditions, the staff does a...More

Thank harvey44
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Owner was verbally abusive on the phone. Refused us service because we were a family and according to the owner, that is not appropriate for hiking the rogue. Needless to say, I disagree. I would avoid this lodge.More

1  Thank Jeremy N
Management response:Responded yesterday

These folks wanted to Hike the Trail in the Hottest time of the year with an INFANT in a backpack. They never even stayed with us as we refused to be involved with someone putting a child at risk. This hike annually has very experienced...More

Reviewed 11 August 2016

The owner could not care less about the quality of your experience because he has a monopoly on lodge traffic for the Rogue River. The lodge staff do what they can with the limited resources they are allowed. Bats live in the buildings and will...More

3  Thank RavenMP
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We had an unpleasant and bizarre experience at Black Bar Lodge on a recent self-supported hiking trip. I do not like to use the internet to criticize businesses, preferring to give people the benefit of the doubt. I share this experience because there are other...More

10  Thank happymanytrails
  • Number of rooms
  • 18
  • Location
  • United States >
  • Oregon >
  • Merlin
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"try to get a room in a cabin near the lodge."
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"They assign you cabins so you don't get to pick."
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"a battery powered lantern is good if light is needed after 10. The cabins at the up river end have the..."
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"Its rustic, so set your expectations for that. And ask if you are concerned about what would work best for..."
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