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Tu Tu’ Tun Lodge, OR

Feb 23, 2005
Outside Magazine
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Tu Tu' Tun Lodge    Photo: Holly Stickley Photography

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Tu Tu' Tun Lodge
Doubles cost $145–$375. A daily meal package ($53 per person) includes breakfast and a four-course dinner. 800-864-6357, www.tututun

Gold Beach, Oregon
Tu Tu' Tun Lodge
The Tu Tu' Tun Lodge (pronounced too-TOOT-in) borrows its name from the Tututui, a band of Indians on the Lower Rogue whose name means "people by the water." It's a fitting title for this elegant Rogue River hideaway, seven miles inland from southern Oregon's craggy coast on a grassy knoll just above the river.
ROOM & BOARD: Each evening, a school bell summons guests to gather around the giant river-rock fireplace in the main lodge and nibble on hors d'oeuvres such as shrimp kebabs and home-smoked salmon and cheeses. What follows is a four-course, apple-and-mesquite-grilled feast—including chinook salmon and bread baskets brimming with hot lemon-cranberry popovers—prepared by longtime chef Margaret Pohl. The 16 guest rooms and two suites come with river views and beds piled with pillows.
OUT THE BACK DOOR: The Rogue River, famous for its fly-fishing, sees consistent runs of Chinook and steelhead salmon. Local guides take guests upriver to the Wild and Scenic section that's accessible by permit only. You can also borrow one of the lodge's six sea kayaks to paddle the river among otters and beavers, or explore the rugged, mostly undeveloped coastline that stretches about 20 miles in either direction from the town of Gold Beach.

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