America's Best Lake Hotels
Courtesy of Crater Lake Lodge
No. 13 Crater Lake Lodge, Oregon
Adventurous types gravitate to Oregon’s 71-room Crater Lake Lodge, a historic hotel surrounded by jagged cliffs that are prime for exploring (the nearby volcano crater, at around 2,000 feet, is where you’ll take off on boat cruises and hiking excursions). But plan for a summer stay: the lodge is open only from late May to mid-October.