Grants Pass Hotels Provide Easy Accessibility To Adventure
In and around the Rogue Valley and Josephine County are many great things to experience for vacationers of all ages. It is a quiet and enjoyable retirement region that additionally offers the wild and scenic Rogue River. By lodging at one of the many suitably situated Grants Pass hotels nearly everything worth visiting is no more than an hour’s commute away. Most Grants Pass hotels might even offer shuttle services to nearby points of interest.
The Rogue as well as Applegate river have been acknowledged for wild salmon, bass and trout fishing. The city of Ashland, which is just a forty five minute drive from Grants Pass, hosts the annual Shakespeare Festival. Some hotels offer packages that include passes to be able to view some of these plays. The Rogue and Applegate Valleys now have numerous family owned vineyards which offer award winning wines.
There are hiking trails in abundance around the Grants Pass region. For the more adventurous hikers you will find hiking trails at Crater Lake, Mt Ashland as well as Mount McLoughlin. A hike up lower Table Rock is something all the family might enjoy together. Once on top of the plateau, hikers are satisfied with a breathtaking view around the Rogue Valley, the winding Rogue River, as well as seasonal wildflowers and wildlife. These areas have got hiking paths which are nicely looked after and reasonably easy to understand.
Head just a few miles north west of Grants Pass from the I-5 and enjoy a beautiful drive down the Merlin/Galice Rd along which you will find skillfully designed bridges offering amazing views along the Rogue River and Hellgate Canyon. Near the end of this drive you can take a 3 mile walk to Rainey Falls. It is usually recommended to let someone know an itinerary before setting out on a hike. All of the above described nature hikes are safer springtime, summertime and early fall.
Considered the most ideally located Grants Pass hotel definitely is the Riverside Inn and Resort. Every room faces the Rogue River. This is where the renowned Hellgate Jet Boat Cruises departs. Some of their room packages may include tickets for the amazing river cruises that can also consist of a brunch, lunch or dinner at the OK Coral restaurant. The jet boat tour on the Rogue River is something every tourist ought to do. It provides valuable historical information about the river, the wildlife and the Rogue Valley native Americans and founding fathers.
Grants Pass has a beautifully quaint and historic shopping area with a number of excellent restaurants that offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. You will find shops with many antiques which may even have been discovered in the Rogue Valley. Several shops also carry numerous local wines. You are sure to find that each store will be distinctive and intriguing with welcoming merchants.
The local wine industry has quickly established a reputation for itself. Most of the local wineries are family owned. You could easily take a day and visit the Rogue and Applegate Valley wineries where you might meet up with the owners and try out their award winning wines.
Within a short walk of the Grants Pass hotels you will discover eateries that feature fresh Alaskan or native salmon or bass and also locally grown vegetables and fruit. From March thru November nearby farmers, ranchers and artisans are available at the Growers Market on Saturday mornings. Here you will find great mementos to be able to take home or simply eat a few of the delicious baked or home grown products as you stroll. Grants Pass has definitely got a lot to do and see, in fact, so much you may need to extend your stay for over a week.