Steamboat Inn, Umpqua Valley, OR

Tucked in an elbow of the North Umpqua River amid the lush woodlands of the Umpqua National Forest, Steamboat Inn welcomes guests looking for tranquility, front row access to trails and world-class angling. This stretch of the Wild and Scenic Umpqua River is known for its epic steelhead run and draws anglers from around the globe. 

As far as country inns go, Steamboat Inn checks all the boxes—warm hospitality, comfy riverside accommodations, amazing dining, a game room and library where you can bone up on local lore on rainy afternoons and, above all, its scenic setting deep in a wooded canyon.

Melinda and Travis Woodward, owners of the Steamboat Inn on the North Umpqua River. Cascade Mountains, Oregon.

Steamboat Inn opened some 60 years ago. New owners (Travis and Melinda Woodward) acquired the inn in 2017 with the mission of continuing its rich legacy of hospitality. The Woodwards have achieved that mission with perseverance in the face of near disaster. In 2020, encroaching wildfires threatened the inn and damaged the water and sewage lines, forcing a temporary closure. The structures, fortunately, were spared. After repairs, it reopened in the spring of 2021 to the delight of regular guests and newcomers.

The restaurant is one of the many reasons to stay at the inn. The culinary team sources ingredients from local farmers, ranchers and foragers to deliver the essence of Oregon in each dish. Menus change with availability of the freshest, in-season ingredients, and the wine list features wines from the nearby Umpqua Valley wine region and from around Oregon. 

Steamboat Inn is located about 45 minutes from Roseburg. Book your getaway at Steamboat Inn at thesteamboatinn.com. Learn more about visiting the Umpqua Valley at experienceroseburg.com or southernoregon.org/places-to-go/umpqua-valley.