Originally Posted by OregonianRG
Three days is way too short to enjoy the Rogue.
I've done the lodge trip several times. I've always made it a three-night, four-day trip. I've even done it in unison with hikers on the trail.
First Night: Black Bar. It's a wonderful throwback to the way things were in the days of Glen Wooldridge.
Second Night: I prefer Marial Lodge over Paradise. It is more personal. Paradise is too much like a roadside motel. I also like Half-Moon Bar, but it's on the wrong side of the river for hiking the RR Trail.
Third Night: Clay Hill Lodge. It's my wife's favorite. Comfortable and homey.
All of the lodges will give you dinner and breakfast, along with a packed lunch. Take your own adult beverages (except at Paradise or Half-Moon). Know your landmarks! I once met a group hiking from the bottom of Mule Creek Canyon back up to Marial Lodge because they blew past without seeing it.
And I second the recommendation of Galice Resort for the shuttle. They've never let me down.