Sunday, January 9, 2011

History and other information about Point Comfort Lodge

Point Comfort Lodge was built by a railroad and lumber tycoon from the mid west in 1912.  At the turn of the century it was fashionable for wealthy families on the east coast to build large summer homes in the Adirondacks.  Most of these vacation homes were log cabin or mission style architecture.  When the Klamath Development Company was developing the lumber harvesting business in Klamath Falls they built Point Comfort to be their vacation home at the foot of the Cascade Mountains on the shore of upper Klamath Lake.  Originally, four great lodges were built on Klamath Lake; they were Eagle Ridge, Odessa, Harriman Springs (built by E.H. Harriman) and Point Comfort.  Point Comfort is the only one remaining today, making her the Last Grand Dame of the Lake

Point Comfort was designed by a renowned craftsman style architect from Berkley California.  The restoration of the Lodge took 7 years to complete from the hardwood floors, wood paneled walls to the windows and doors containing 805 panes of glass.  Her restoration adhering to historical guidelines has earned her a place on the National Registry of Historical Places. 

The Lodge is furnished with a blend of contemporary furniture and valuable antiques from the Craftsman period.  For your enjoyment we have added two vintage pinball machines, no charge to play.  The Lodge’s commercial kitchen is equipped to feed many, with its Wolf range, separate ice maker, dishwasher, two refrigerators, 8 foot stainless steel sink unit and prep island with sink.  There are enough dishes for 30 people.

The front entrance has a lovely covered porch that is a restful place to sit.  On the lakeside of the Lodge is a deck, which overlooks the lake.  Below this deck is a large cement patio, perfect for outdoor entertaining. Tether ball, horseshoes, and basketball are also available to entertain you. The dock will accommodate up to eight average sized boats and comes with a ladder if you happen to jump in. Two peddle boats are available for guest use.  Bring life jackets.  The acres of land surrounding the Lodge are planted in rolling lawns, and natural plant species of the surrounding area.  The gardens are beautiful in the spring when the lilac bushes and the flowering trees are in bloom.  There are several large rock outcroppings to set off the gentle slope to the lake.

Klamath Lake is home to 452 bird species and Eagles are often seen in the trees on the property. In the summer the trout come from all over the 94,000 acre lake into the bay in front of the lodge.  These wild trout are a strain of steelhead landlocked in the lake 80 years ago.  They average 2-3 pounds and fish over 8 pounds are not uncommon. This is a favorite spot for fly fishermen. There are miles of canoe and kayaking trails throughout the marsh. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee and watch the fish jumping in the lake! This facility is perfect for family reunions and gatherings of 8 or more.

Rocky Point Resort is ½ mile down the road, accessible by car, a short walk, or a boat ride from our dock to theirs.  They have a small store, restaurant with full bar, and boat rentals. Fishing Licenses can be purchased here.   In order to legally operate a motorized boat on Oregon waters a boating license is required.  For more information about this go to   Lake of the Woods Resort is 8 miles north on Hwy 140, a short 10 minute drive.  Lake of the Woods features a restaurant, boat rental, store and excellent swimming beaches.  The Running Y Resort is 15 minutes south on Hwy 140 which features bar and restaurant, convenience store, and a wonderful 18 hole Golf course designed by Arnold Palmer, rated as one of the top 100 in the U.S.  Crater Lake is a beautiful drive, just 45 minutes north.  Lava Beds National Monument a hour to the south.  These are just a few of the many things to do in the Klamath Falls area.

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