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Diamond Lake Resort
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Beautiful Gem in the Cascades
User: Dave W from:
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Apr, 3, 2022
Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2021
Rating: 5
Don't listen to the people that come here looking for 5 star Accommodations in the Cascades. This resort is all about the beautiful sights and the amazing outdoor sporting things available to you. The cabins and motel units are clean and old. If you don't like old go somewhere else. My family and friends have been coming here for close to 60 years. We have had and will continue to have amazing times here at Diamond Lake. The restaurants are old but have great views and have good food. The Diamond Lounge is warm and fun with ancient decor and excellent cocktails and great service. The fishing in Diamond lake is amazing in spring and fall and summer fly fishing is fantastic. The fish grow fast and are legendary. The average Rainbow Trout is 12-13 inches. Many are bigger and the boats at the resort are comfortable and reasonably priced. I am not even going to mention the other fishing and hiking options available other than Crater Lake National park is 13 miles away. North Umpqua River down Hwy 138 is amazing too! This is a 5 star resort. I love it here.

Noisy room/friendly staff/x-c skiing
User: Mary K from: Ashland, Oregon
Trip Type: Solo travel
Published Date: Feb, 26, 2022
Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2022
Rating: 3
I stayed in a second floor room in the motel. The only amenity in the room was a TV, no refrigerator or microwave. When two families moved into adjoining rooms the noise was unbelievable through the walls. Luckily they calmed down after 10 pm. Staff was very friendly. Lots of noise from snowmobiles jamming around the buildings. Try to book a cabin and not a room.

Don't stay at lodge
User: W9896XOmiket from: Medford, Oregon
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Nov, 9, 2021
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2021
Rating: 1
It was terrible, not clean sheets dirty, a ghetto hotel would be cleaner. The coffee maker doesn't work in the rooms. Went to have dinner at lodge not enough room, was sent 35 miles away to prospect. We were so disappointed not the place it use to be.

Horrible, ugly, run down, dismal, hideous, asphalt monstrosity---RUN AWAY
User: StacyAlaimo from: Dallas, Texas
Published Date: Sep, 6, 2021
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2021
Rating: 1
It is tragic that a place with such a beautiful view, close to Crater Lake, listed on the National Park website (how embarrassing for our country), is such a horrid disappointment. There is no excuse for this place. It needs to be maintained. The motel is unbelievably crappy, dirty and outdated (and not in a cool retro way). The whole "resort" (ahem!) needs extreme cleaning, landscaping, painting, maintenance, etc. The restaurant was too horrid for words--no way would we even dare have a beer there. We looked around and decided we'd rather sleep in the car than stay in this creepy, gross place. I've stayed in a lot of places, many of them not fancy, but this was out of the question. RUN AWAY
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Fireside Cabin Was Perfect!
User: jessicawW653IX from:
Published Date: Aug, 23, 2021
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2021
Rating: 4
I was very nervous about renting a cabin, because of all the really bad reviews. But we were counting on going to Diamond Lake, and had already paid for the boat rental for the day. We had a campsite reserved, but when Oregon banned campfires - even in the rings for the summer, we started thinking tent camping with no way to warm up if it got cold at night wasn’t such a hot idea! (Pun intended). So, with great trepidation, I reserved Fireside Cabin #65, packed the Lysol Disinfecting wipes, and tried to set really low expectations with my family. My fears were totally unfounded! The cabin was fine! The cabins are dated. You have to know that going in. You aren’t staying at a luxury resort!! The whole purpose is to have a place to eat and sleep while you go enjoy the outdoors!! But the cabin was clean and well maintained. It had also been updated with a nice TV, modern couches, and glass-top stove. Now, I suppose if you LOOKED for something to nitpick, you could find it. I did notice dust on top of the refrigerator - but then there is dust on top of my refrigerator at home too!!! The beds are very firm, and my husband complained about that a bit, but I slept fine. I was worried because the map shows cabin 65 right at the edge of the parking lot. So I wasn’t sure how much noise we would get. First of all, Diamond Lake is pretty empty this year, so it wouldn’t have mattered - but also, the cabin is actually set back quite a bit from the parking lot, so I don’t think it would have been a problem anyway. The only thing is that there IS a small glow from the parking lot lights that comes through the blinds in the master bedroom - if that bothers you. But frankly, it didn’t bother us at all. We had a great time, and I ended up wishing I had made our reservation longer!
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