Frenchglen Hotel State Heritage Site

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Frenchglen Hotel
Frenchglen Hotel State Heritage Site is located in Oregon
Frenchglen Hotel State Heritage Site
Frenchglen Hotel State Heritage Site is located in the United States
Frenchglen Hotel State Heritage Site
LocationOR 205, Frenchglen, Oregon
Coordinates42°49′35″N 118°54′53″W / 42.826333°N 118.914754°W / 42.826333; -118.914754Coordinates: 42°49′35″N 118°54′53″W / 42.826333°N 118.914754°W / 42.826333; -118.914754
Area2.4 acres (0.97 ha)
Architectural styleBungalow/Craftsman, American Foursquare
NRHP reference #84000469
Added to NRHPNovember 15, 1984[1][2]

The Frenchglen Hotel State Heritage Site is a hotel in the sparsely populated southeast part of Oregon, United States. It is located in the unincorporated community of Frenchglen, near the base of Steens Mountain and at the northern end of the loop road that ascends almost to the mountain's summit above 9,000 feet (2,700 m).

The hotel was built in 1924.[3] In its early days, its guests typically had business at Peter French's P Ranch or were visiting the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.[3] From 1937 to 1938, the hotel was restored and enlarged by the U.S. Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife, with labor from the Civilian Conservation Corps.[3]

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department took possession of the property in 1973.[3] The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]

Today, the historic hotel building has eight guest rooms,[3] and an additional modern building, the Drovers' Inn, accommodates overflow guests.[4] Guests still visit for the wildlife refuge, as well as nearby Steens Mountain.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Oregon National Register List" (PDF). Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. June 6, 2011. p. 12. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  2. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Roth, Leland. "Frenchglen Hotel". The Oregon Encyclopedia.. Retrieved January 27, 2014.
  4. ^ "Drovers' Inn". Frenchglen Hotel. Retrieved 16 September 2017.

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