From boutique hotels to B&Bs, golf resorts to mountain lodges, hipster hotels to rustic cabins, Oregon has as wide a variety of accommodations as it has landscapes. For the most part, summer is the high season in Oregon, so if you plan to visit any time between June and September, you'll be paying top dollar for your room. To save money, you'll have to put up with a little rain or snow, which isn't necessarily a reason to avoid a rainy-season Oregon vacation. Winter brings great skiing and snowboarding to the Cascades and storm watching on the coast, and in Portland, plenty of cozy cafes, bookstores, museums, and theaters will keep you busy.

It's always a good idea to make hotel reservations as soon as you know your trip dates. During the summer, Portland and the Oregon coast are particularly busy, and hotels book up well in advance -- especially on holiday and festival weekends. If you do not have reservations, it is best to look for a room in the mid-afternoon because hotels may be filled by evening. Major downtown hotels, which cater primarily to business travelers, commonly offer weekend discounts of as much as 50% to entice vacationers to fill up the empty rooms. However, resorts and hotels near tourist attractions tend to have higher rates on weekends. If you don't want to pay a premium for a downtown business hotel or an oceanfront lodge, try the budget chain motels, which are well represented throughout the state.

For information on B&Bs in Oregon, contact the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, P.O. Box 12702, Salem, OR 97309 (tel. 800/944-6196; If the great outdoors are your main interest, consider staying in a yurt, cabin, or teepee at a state park. For information, contact Oregon State Parks (tel. 800/452-5687; Also check the travel deals offered by Travel Oregon (tel. 800/547-7842;

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.