Several lodges on the Rogue, some accessible only by boat or via hiking trails , lure visitors deep into the interior. Jet-boat trips  can drop you off for an overnight or longer stay. Advance reservations are essential.
Accessible by road or jet-boat 32 miles inland from the coast, the Cougar Lane Lodge (4219 Agness Rd., 541/247-7233, $55 and up) was established in 1949 on the east shore of the Rogue. Spend the night in one of the simple lodge rooms or come for the day to fish (licenses and tackle available at the Cougar Lane store). Dine at the lodge restaurant, overlooking the Rogue, which serves standard American breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. From here, hike the Illinois or Rogue Trails . The Agness RV Park is nearby for overnight camping.
Also accessible by road and boat, the Lucas Pioneer Ranch & Fishing Lodge (3904 Cougar Lane, 541/247-7443, $55 and up) is also 32 miles east of Gold Beach . Some cabins here come equipped with kitchen options. Lunch and dinner are served daily in the lodge—chicken, biscuits, and garden vegetables are standard fare. Reservations are required.
Only accessible by helicopter, jet-boat, or on foot, the Paradise Lodge (541/247-6504 or 800/525-2161, www.paradise-lodge.com , $145 and up per person, $85 children, includes three meals) attracts nature enthusiasts interested in the “wildest” experience. Only the meals are scheduled, and you can take an eco-tour, enjoy a sauna, raft or jet-boat the rapids, or check out some of the old mining sites in the vicinity. A huge on-site garden provides ingredients for home-cooked meals.