Trip Overview

Travel to Oregon with AdventureWomen in 2021 for an exhilarating all-women’s lodge-to-lodge whitewater rafting trip for mothers and daughters on the stunning Rogue River!

The Rogue River was one of the original eight rivers named by Congress in the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968, and still boasts pristine beauty and the opportunity to unplug. When is the last time you were off the grid as a mother-daughter pair? On this women’s rafting trip, land in in Medford, Oregon, a small, vibrant city that boasts numerous wine bars to try if you have time before you meet your group at the airport to start your adventure. You’ll meet your professional whitewater rafting guides, who will be with you in the boats from start to finish, ensuring your enjoyment of every rapid. You are also accompanied by an AdventureWomen Ambassador, committed to helping make your experience a fun and personally rewarding adventure, and cheering you on as you reach beyond your comfort zone to take on new challenges in your own unique way!

Start your adventure with a welcome dinner at Morrison’s Lodge, where you’ll toast the excitement to come. You’ll receive your waterproof gear bags from your guides and can ask last-minute packing questions before you separate your river gear from anything you want to store during the trip. The next morning, the fun begins! You’ll drive to the launch where your guides will teach you basic river commands as well as how to self-rescue should you fall out of the boat at any point. If you want a true adrenaline rush, you’ll have the opportunity during the trip to paddle an inflatable kayak through a few of the rapids while your daughter cheers you on! The river starts off gently, but it’s not long until you encounter your first Class II and III rapids. Have a delicious picnic lunch on the riverbank and enjoy a dip in the water before starting to paddle and float again. You’ll arrive at your first lodge in the late afternoon.

The Rogue is one of the only rivers where you can raft during the day and stay in comfortable lodges on the banks of the river at night. You’ll have a nightly happy hour to get to know the other mother-daughter pairs with you on the river, comfortable beds, warm showers, and incredible home-cooked food. Continue downstream, stopping periodically for scenic hikes and explorations of historic areas along the river. As you head towards each rapid, you and your fellow travelers will paddle hard and follow your guide’s instructions to navigate through the rapid safely; reach the end of each rapid with a cheer! If you’re looking for some downtime, don’t worry – with four days along the river, you’ll have ample time to relax, do some fishing, play cards, or read a book. Best of all, spend your days and evenings laughing with the family you arrived with, and with your new AdventureWomen family.

Get off the beaten path and into the great American wilderness on this exciting lodge-based whitewater rafting trip on the Rogue River!

Main Attractions

  • Whitewater raft for four days on the Rogue River, one of the original eight rivers in the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act
  • Paddle hard with other mother-daughter pairs through exciting Class II, III, and IV rapids
  • Go on short riverside hikes, swim, and explore historical sites along the Rogue
  • Enjoy time with expert whitewater guides who will impress you with their navigation skills and knowledge
  • Stay in riverside lodges, enjoying comfortable beds, hot showers, and delicious food

What You'll See and Do

  • Fishing
  • Historical Sites
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive at the Rogue River
Welcome to Oregon! Medford is the hub of southern Oregon, an area known for its rich and fertile landscape, and the perfect point to start your mother-daughter whitewater rafting adventure in the American wilderness.

During your adventure, you’ll get to know your professional whitewater rafting guides, who will be with you in the boats from start to finish, ensuring your enjoyment of every rapid. You are also accompanied by an AdventureWomen Ambassador, committed to helping make your experience a fun and personally rewarding adventure, and cheering you on as you reach beyond your comfort zone to take on new challenges in your own unique way!

Your guides will meet you at the airport at 5:00pm and transfer you to your river-side lodge. If you arrive earlier, please feel free to explore Medford. Visit one of the local winery tasting rooms or just take a stroll along the river.

Get to know your AdventureWomen group at your welcome dinner!

After dinner, your guides will give you a short orientation about the trip as well as the river rafting portion that begins the following day. At this meeting, guides will explain what you can bring on the river and how to pack it in the provided bags, as well as what to do with your other luggage.
Dinner

Overnight: Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge

Day 2

The Rogue River
Drive to the put-in point, where you will be given a through safety orientation, fitted with a personal floatation device, and introduced to the other rafting guides.

Start your river trip on the gently flowing waters of the Rogue. Breathe deeply and take in the fragrant air from the surrounding forest of pine, oak, and madrone. After a few miles, you will come to your first frolicking rapids. After a bountiful riverside lunch, continue down the Rogue River through more rapids, and in the calm pools between them, jump in for a swim.

Arrive at your comfortable riverside lodge accommodations late this afternoon. Clean up before joining the guides for appetizers and dinner.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Black Bar Lodge

Day 3

The Rogue River
Coffee and tea will be served in the dining room at 7:00am followed by a hearty breakfast at 7:30. After breakfast, have a leisurely morning packing up before heading back to your boats for a morning of rafting. Rapids today are Class II-III and a great warm up for the more technical rapids tomorrow.

After a riverside lunch, float to the Rogue River Ranch. Stretch your legs a bit and learn about the early settlers who built this ranch. The ranch has been restored and is open for river passengers to visit and explore what early pioneer life was like.

Arrive at your lodge late this afternoon and relax after an exciting day on the river.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Marial Lodge

Day 4

The Rogue River
Today includes some of the most challenging rapids on the Rogue, including Mule Creek Canyon, Blossom Bar, and Devils Staircase.

Take the afternoon to play some cards, read a book, do some fishing, or get to know the other women you’re traveling with a bit better.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Paradise Lodge

Day 5

The Rogue River
Enjoy your final day on the river – take a short hike or swim in the pools. Make sure to soak it all in before going back on the grid.

Paddle to the takeout point. There is a rock jump on the way if you want to try it! Enjoy one last riverside lunch before arriving at the takeout point.

Change clothes and head off in your private vans to your lodge.

Enjoy a celebratory Farewell Dinner with your new friends to celebrate the end of a fantastic adventure!
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge

Day 6

Depart Oregon
Say goodbye to your new AdventureWomen friends as you transfer to the airport for your flights home.
Breakfast

Please note: AdventureWomen will attempt to adhere to the itinerary as much as possible. However, certain conditions (political, climatic, environmental, and cultural) may necessitate changes in the itinerary. AdventureWomen reserves the right to alter any itinerary at any time, if necessary. We will attempt to notify participants of changes as far in advance as possible. Costs incurred by such changes will be the responsibility of the participants. 

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

Traveling to Rogue River, Oregon



Arrival and Departure Information

Arrive in Medford, Oregon (MFR) on July 17, 2021 before 5:00pm.

Depart Medford, Oregon (MFR) on July 22, 2021 after 12:00pm

We are happy to help you make your flight and travel arrangements. If you’d like to do anything prior to or following the AdventureWomen trip, we’d be delighted to help you arrange any trip extensions you’re interested in.

Note: The recent trend in travel is for travelers to finalize their plans much closer to departure time than was customary in the past. While we try to be as flexible as possible booking last-minute registrants, we must release hotel rooms two to three months prior to departure! Please keep this in mind when making your travel plans.

Activity Level

We rate this trip as High Energy. Our High Energy adventures are designed for women who enjoy a physical challenge and crave being on the go! You should be prepared for itineraries that include (but are not limited to): a full day of biking on rolling terrain, hiking 5-8 miles on moderate to steep trails, being active at high altitudes, whitewater rafting, or skiing. Please note that this is a general description of what you might encounter; for specific details about your trip, please consult the itinerary.

We recommend training before your trip (with your doctor’s permission!) to make the most of your adventure. We have a partnership with FitForTrips, a company that will design an individualized fitness plan for you with this itinerary in mind. Best of all, AdventureWomen guests get a 25% discount with the code FITWOMEN. Learn more on the FitForTrips website.

You should come with a flexible, adventurous, and enthusiastic spirit, and a wonderful sense of humor that adventure travel requires.

How to Register

Call the AdventureWomen office at (800) 804-8686 to determine space availability and register for this trip. We can complete your registration, including taking your credit card deposit over the phone.

If you prefer, you can register online by clicking “Sign Up for this Trip” on the trip page.

Please be sure to read the AdventureWomen policies before registering!

Preparation and Packing

Once you register for your adventure, we will send you a comprehensive preparation guide including weather information, gratuity suggestions, and a packing list.

As a reference, AdventureWomen typically suggests $200-250 for gratuities on most trips. Detailed information will be provided to you prior to departure.

Forms and Final Payment

The deposit for this trip is $800, and is nonrefundable and nontransferable. Once you book, you will need to fill out and return to AdventureWomen:

  • Information Form
  • Booking Conditions Form
  • Supplemental Whitewater Rafting Release
  • Copy of Flight Information
  • Copy of Issuing Page of Passport (Photo Page)

Final payment is due to AdventureWomen in a cash form (check, money order, or wire transfer). A maximum of $1,500 per person can be put on a credit card, which includes your deposit.

Final Payment Due Date: April 18, 2021

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

What's Included

Included

  • Accommodations as per itinerary based on double occupancy
  • All meals as listed in the itinerary
  • All ground transportation
  • Services of professional rafting guides
  • One group transfer on arrival and departure
  • Drinking water available to refill personal bottles

Not Included

  • Airfare to and from Oregon
  • Optional activities
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages (unless otherwise specified)
  • Fees for travel insurance
  • Cost of hospitalization or evacuation
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for guides and staff

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

Accommodations

Morrison's Rogue River Lodge

Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge is located 16 miles downstream from Grants Pass along the banks of the famed Rogue River. The historic log lodge and individual cabins, half-hidden by groves of evergreen, maple, and oak, are a peaceful refuge from the hectic, everyday world.

Amenities:
Coming soon

Black Bar Lodge

Enjoy your stay in rustic log cabins situated among the forest on privately owned wilderness property. Share family style meals of all-you-can-eat home-style cooking. After a long day floating the Rapids, the hot showers and comfortable beds will provide a nice night’s sleep.

Amenities:
Coming soon

Marial Lodge

Enjoy a comfortable night’s rest in this rustic and remote lodge that has always been known for its old-fashioned family hospitality.

Amenities:
Coming soon

Paradise Lodge

Paradise Lodge lies deep in the heart of Oregon’s Wild and Scenic Lower Rogue River. Leave the hustle of paved road civilization behind and float to this wilderness lodge. The historic lodge is nestled in Oregon’s lush National Forest, surrounded by diverse wildlife, just below the famous class-IV rapid, Blossom Bar. There are 18 cozy rooms located in six different cabins.

Amenities: Coming soon

Please note that all amenities were current when written and are subject to change at any time.

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686

What to Bring

If you're curious about this trip, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call us ~ 1.800.804.8686