Saturday, May 20, 2023


Historic Frenchglen Hotel in Oregon

Lance camper park outside of Frenchglen Hotel Historic Site. Julianne G. Crane
Kelly Everhart and John Ross. ( Julianne G. Crane )

The Frenchglen Hotel Historic Site is the perfect midway stop on Hwy 205 between Denio Junction, Nev., and Burns, Ore. It is a small slice of rustic beauty in southeastern Oregon, nestled at the gateway to the mighty Steens Mountain and Malheur Wildlife Refuge.

Proprietor John Ross and his “better half,” Kelly Everharth, operate this historic American Foursquare building between mid-March and October. 1.
According to John, the hotel was built in the mid-1920s to house stagecoach travelers and visitors to the nearby “P” ranch. It was remodeled by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1938. Today, the hotel still offers eight rooms for rent and serves excellent country cooking three meals a day. “We get a lot of birders here.”
For more information about the region contact Kelly ( at the Harney County Chamber of Commerce.

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Photos: Camper parked outside Frenchglen Hotel Historic Site. (Bottom) Hotel proprietors Kelly Everhart and John Ross. ( Julianne G. Crane )

Julianne G. Crane
Julianne G. Crane
Julianne G. Crane writes about the RVing and camping lifestyles for print and online sites. She was been hooked on RVing from her first rig in the mid-1980s. Between 2000-2008, she was a writer for The Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, Wash. One of her popular columns was Wheel Life about RVing in the Pacific Northwest. In 2008, Crane started publishing RV Wheel She and her husband, Jimmy Smith, keep a homebase in southern Oregon, while they continue to explore North America in their 21-foot 2021 Escape travel trailer. Over the years they have owned every type of RV except a big class A. “Our needs change and thankfully, there’s an RV out there that fits every lifestyle.”


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