Wolf Creek Tavern
and Inn Built in 1883 - Oregon's Oldest Inn
Creek Inn is the oldest continuous use hotel in the state of Oregon.
Built in 1883 by pioneer merchant Henry Smith, the Inn was billed as
a "first-class traveler's hotel" for folks traveling on the
stagecoach. The building was first called Wolf Creek Tavern, an old
English term describing a hotel that served food. By the 1880s Henry
Smith had accumulated large land holdings, many of which he planted
in orchards that still stand today. In fact, the large apple and
pear trees located next to the Inn north of the dining room are part
of an orchard planted in 1885.
In 1975 the
Inn was purchased by the state of Oregon. Local carpenters
and craftsmen spent 4 years restoring the Inn to its former
luster. Historians from the Oregon State Historical
Preservation Office spent countless hours researching the
original floor plans and wall coverings in order to return
the Inn to the look and feel of the mid 1920's and recreate
the atomosphere for current visitors.
Many famous folks visited the Inn, including President
Hayes, Jack London, Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Mary
Pickford, Fredric March, Patrick Stewart, Robert Redford and
Sir Anthony Hopkins, just to name just a few.
In August 1911, Jack London stayed at the Inn for several
weeks, where he enjoyed hiking in the forests behind the
Inn. During this time, he wrote a short story entitled "The
End of the Story." He also completed his novel "Valley Of
The Moon" during another stay. Jack London's room is in the
front of the Inn on the second floor, much as it would have
appeared in 1911.
Wolf Creek Inn has 9 beautiful Guest Rooms tastefully
decorated and furnished to reflect the late 1800's. In
keeping with the period atmosphere, televisions and
telephones are not available, however WiFi is now available
to our guests at no charge. Each guest will be served a full
hot breakfast in our dinning room. Guest Room 3 is
handicap-friendly with two twin beds and a walk-in shower.
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Wolf Creek Inn
100 Front Street
Wolf Creek, Oregon 97497