Lake of the Woods, OR {Part III}

lake of the woods 1 On our trip around Southern Oregon, I’d say that this was one of our favorite stops! We love being outside, we love camping, we love boating, we love food….this place was basically Mecca and we are planning a trip back soon.

The Lake of the Woods Resort is sort of in the middle of nowhere {according to my standards} which basically means about 45 minutes from Medford, so not too long of a drive at all. Just follow the signs and you’ll find it no problem.

cabin Once we got there, we were brought to our cute little cabin! How cute is this?

lake of the woods We even had a porch and a deck with adirondack chairs with a fire pit in the back!

lake of the woods cabin These were some photos that my husband took with his phone of the inside of the cabin. We had our own little living room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom with a tv! Of course our little one thoroughly enjoyed her huge sofa bed all to herself.

lake of the woods 6 After getting settled, we decided to walk around and check things out.

lake of the woods 3 I loved seeing all these red chairs surrounding the lake!

lake of the woods 2 Because we were there in September, it wasn’t busy at all. We loved it!

lake of the woods 5 There were some cute little paths along the water that lead to a gazebo {which you can sort of see in the above picture}

lake of the woods 4 Of course our little one was enthralled with all the rocks! She kept picking up handfuls and tossing them into the lake. Gord is a rock skipping pro, so that’s all he did for an hour before dinner.

Once we did end up getting hungry, we headed over to the Lake House Restaurant.

food 3 I loved these water glasses/jars. Totally old school.

food 1 To start, I had a fabulous salad {with really yummy Italian dressing}

food 2 and Gord had some beefy looking soup.

food 4 Then we got our main courses. We shared a chicken pot pie

food 5 and this vegetarian creamy pesto pasta. DIVINE!!

sunset 2 Just as we were finishing our food, we walked back to the lake for the sunset. SO pretty 🙂

sunset 3 Lake of the woods is surrounded by mountains and gorgeous scenery! Of course it looks 1400 times more beautiful if you add a sunset.

sunset 4 Goodbye sun!

sunset 1 This sunset is what broke the camels back and made us say “we NEED to come back”.

fishing 2 The next morning started pretty early because we went on a fishing trip with Roe Outfitters. I had no idea what my 3 year old was going to think of the life jacket, the worms, the fish and everything else that fishing involves.

fishing 1 Little did I know, this girl takes after her father and had no problem playing with the worms.

fishing 3 Or reeling in the fish with her Dad.

fishing 5 Or just reeling them in herself.

fishing 4 We ended up catching 6 fish within the 4 hours we were on the lake.

fishing 7 And this little stinker caught the biggest fish of the day!!

fishing 6 And then drove the boat back to shore. Ha! What a show-off!

fishing food As part of the whole fishing experience, we went back to shore and our guide cooked up some fried potatoes, baked beans, sauteed squash, and the fish! He coated it in flour, cornmeal and lemon pepper and fried it in lots of butter. We were all good friends after this meal.

fishing 8 And to top it all off, we got to make s’mores with some jumbo marshmallows. This girl was a happy hot mess. Needless to say, we all had a pretty good nap when we got back to the cabin.

lake of the woods burger After our nap, we took another walk and ended back up at the restaurant for some burgers. We were told that they were THE THING to get, so that’s what we did! Man oh man were they good. It was dark in the restaurant, so excuse this photo for not doing this burger justice. I had the regular burger and my husband got this double bacon cheeseburger. It was a mammoth of a meal and so amazingly good. And then we got a berry cobbler. Just because we could. And we heard that it was baked fresh right then and there.

Needless to say, we went to bed very full! And woke up full too! We were sad to leave Lake of the Woods, but had to head to our next stop! {Stay tuned…}

And if you missed our last two stops, here they are:

Grant’s Pass {Part I}

Jacksonville & Medford {Part II}

 *Thank you Travel Oregon for sending us on this adventure!!


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  1. I am so jealous of your trip! Looks like you guys had so much fun!

    And, seriously? Could your daughter get any cuter than that? I love all her crazy expressions!


  2. Gorgeous! Looks like y’all had such a fun time!


  3. We got married at the gazebo on Lake Of Woods 8/19/2012. What an amazing job LOW did just a perfect day.We spent two days in cabin and loved
    every minute. Our favorite spot in OR after moving here from AZ and it helps it’s only 30 minutes from our home in Keno.


  4. Thanks for sharing! Can I use these for our Travel Southern Oregon FB page? Just a few shots of the lake and the Lake of the Woods sign?



    • Lauren — October 30th, 2012 @ 7:27 pm

      If you give me the credit for the photos and link back to my page, then feel free to use them.




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