|"Keeping Local Business Local"
We hire locally, provide training, and actively support local businesses and farmers.
The historic Chateau at the Oregon Caves features local produce, meats, wines, micro-brews and the talented work of local artists and crafters.
In a world of corporate uniformity and increasing globalization, the Chateau strives to offer you a uniquely local experience. You will find local fare in the dining room and locally crafted gifts and works of art in our gift gallery, as well as locally produced furniture, soaps and shampoos in your hotel room. Even the uniforms worn by our employees are made locally.
In the dining room, we coordinate with local farmers to grow the herbs and vegetables we use and whenever possible, we purchase locally raised meat, poultry and dairy products. We select bison meat from Full Circle Bison Ranch just over the hill in Williams, and vegetables and greens from Kerbyville Farms in the Illinois Valley.
Our goal is to support and encourage local, sustainable agriculture efforts in addition to offering you healthful and exceptionally tasty cuisine. By providing outlets for local products, we help make our valley an even nicer place to live. Sample the best of what southern Oregon has to offer, from the freshest, locally grown produce to Illinois and Rogue Valley cheeses and wines.
The Oregon Caves Outfitters is part of the Illinois Valley Community Development Organization, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to improve economic and social conditions in Oregonís rural southwest through programs designed to enhance the local standard of living, create jobs, and encourage sustainable community development. The IVCDO is the winner of the prestigious 2006 Northwest Area Foundation Award.