Don't sleep on the Bear Hotel, a whimsical attraction in southern Oregon

You may have seen the whimsical bear statues placed around downtown Grants Pass in the summer, but have you ever wondered where they go to hibernate?
Their off-season home, a place called the Bear Hotel, is one of the most fascinating under-the-radar attractions in southern Oregon, offering a fun, family-friendly place to spend an afternoon.
On this week’s episode of Peak Northwest, we talk to Melissa Vierra, marketing manager of Evergreen Federal Bank – which owns and operates the Bear Hotel – to find out more about the colorful attraction.
Here are some highlights from this week’s show:

What exactly is the Bear Hotel?

What are some fan favorites among all the bear statues?

There’s a lot more than bear statues in the Bear Hotel.

More things to do and see in Grants Pass and southern Oregon.

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