Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge Blog - Lodging

OVERLOOK FILM FESTIVAL
03/30/2017 | Art, Event, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory
 "Come out, come out, wherever you are..." to historic Timberline Lodge from April 27th - 30th to participate in a brand new film festival experience - The Overlook Film Festival. The Overlook Film Festival is a 4-day celebration of the horror film genre set in the infamous "Overlook Hotel," aka Timberline Lodge, from Stanley Kubrick's infamous film The Shining. On top of terrifyingly brilliant films, the festival programming includes experiential events, live music, and thought-provoking panel discussions. For more information on tickets and places to stay: www.overlookfilmfest.comWhile you are up on the mountain, make sure to set aside time to enjoy everything else it has to offer like a hike through Wildwood Recreation Site, skiing Mt. Hood, and taking in...  Read More
LOVE IS IN THE (MOUNTAIN) AIR
02/13/2017 | Estacada, Government Camp, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory, Shopping, Welches
Look no further than Mt. Hood for your next romantic getaway. Here are just a few ideas to show your sweetie how much you care. Stroll arm-in-arm through quaint downtown Estacada. Stop by Wade Creek House Antiques to find that perfect home accent you didnt know you needed. Finish the afternoon with a picnic along the rushing Clackamas River. Next, make your way up Highway 26 toward Mt. Hood and swing by The Resort at the Mountain in Welches for a relaxing couples massage. Settle in for the night or two (or three) in a tiny house or vacation rental nearby.After a full day of fun snow activities, warm up together by the fireside with hot chocolates at Timberline Lodge....  Read More
TROUTDALE: YOUR BASE CAMP TO ADVENTURE
02/01/2017 | Lodging, Recreation, Skiing, Troutdale, West Columbia River Gorge
Troutdale, Oregon is not only the Gateway to the Gorge but is also a convenient base camp for all your favorite winter activities up on the mountain. From snowshoeing to skiing, snow biking to tubing, it is all just a 1-hour drive away. In Troutdale, and throughout the rest of the West Columbia Gorge area, you can stock up on snow activity supplies, head up for a day on the mountain, then come back down to relax for a night's stay along the majestic Columbia River. Not sure which adventure to tackle first on Mt. Hood Check out Troutdale's local adventure tour operator, Rare Earth Adventures. In addition to leading waterfall hikes in The Gorge, during the winter they...  Read More
10 FUN THINGS TO DO IN MT. HOOD/GORGE THIS WINTER
01/18/2017 | Biking, Brewery, Cascade Locks, Dufur, Event, Government Camp, Hiking, Hood River, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation, The Dalles, Troutdale, Waterfalls, West Columbia River Gorge
 Winter in the Mt. Hood/Columbia River Gorge region is meant for adventure and fun... with a side of cozy relaxation. Here are 10 fun suggestions for your winter trip planning in our backyard: Take in epic views of the Columbia River and sample seasonal brews at Thunder Island Brewing in Cascade Locks. See what snow-covered waterfalls look like in Waterfall Alley along I-84. However, roads and trails can be icy and dicey in winter. Check conditions in advance and come prepared with adequate apparel, snow and ice gear. We recommend sticking to the easy access falls in winter like Multnomah Falls, Horsetail Falls, and Latourell Falls. Learn about the history and culture of the Gorge at one of the upcoming...  Read More
BALCH HOTEL
08/25/2016 | Dufur, Heritage, Lodging, The Dalles
Come on down and enjoy a stay in the historic Balch Hotel in Dufur OR! Get away from your crazy life and enjoy the hospitality offered by the staff that greets you with a homemade cookie when you first walk in the door. Beautiful relaxing rooms in a beautiful historic building!We've created outdoor spaces for you to soak in the warm sunshine, gaze at the wheat fields, Mount Hood view, or sunset. The hammocks are great spaces for you to read, daydream (remember watching the clouds ) or even nap.We offer light dinner options (soup, salad, wrap, etc.) so you no longer need to leave for an afternoon or evening meal! (See the Dine page for details.) Dine on...  Read More
LOST LAKE
08/18/2016 | Camping, Hood River, Lodging, Recreation
If you are looking for a place to go camping before the end of summer Lost Lake is a great place to go! Located near Hood River it is surrounded by so many fun things to do, from hiking and biking trails, to water sports perfect for summer, and Mt Hood a short drive away to enjoy the only place in the country that offers year round snow play! Whether you are pitching a tent, or camping in comfort in a cabin Lost Lake has something for you. With trails everywhere and the lake accessible this is a perfect spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and just relax among nature. Lost Lake Resort offers148...  Read More
COLUMBIA CLIFF VILLAS
08/18/2016 | Hood River, Lodging
Come to Hood River and relax and bask in the beauty of the Columbia River Gorge from Columbia Cliff Villas. Hood River is surrounded by so many fun things to do, from hiking and biking trails, to water sports perfect for summer, and Mt Hood a short drive away to enjoy the only place in the country that offers year round snow play! If you are looking for a more relaxing getaway, look out onto the gorgeous view from atop over 200-foot cliffs, and enjoy all the amenities The Columbia Cliff Villas offer. With onsite restaurant and spa facilities and luxury rooms, whether you are here for business or play you are sure to enjoy yourself. Columbia Cliff Villas is...  Read More
THEATER AT EDGEFIELD
08/18/2016 | Agritourism, Art, Brewery, Event, Food, Heritage, Lodging, Recreation, Shopping, Troutdale, West Columbia River Gorge, Winery
Sit back and enjoy a wonderful movie in the historical and beautiful Edgefield Theater. Comfy chairs, food and drink served before the movie starts all in a beautiful room surrounded by gorgeous murals and paintings. Come down to Edgefield for an excellent movie experience. About Edgefield TheaterWeve enhanced your movie-going at the Poor Farm! Enjoy new luxury movie rocker seats, online ticket purchase with reserved seating and food and table service starting 45 minutes before each showing!!Accommodations Our theater offers a quality entertainment experience for deaf, hard of hearing and vision impaired guests. Our movie showings are closed captioned, and we offer individual Captiview closed caption devices that sit in your seats cupholder. In addition, we offer two types of...  Read More
CABIN IN THE MOUNTAIN
08/12/2016 | Government Camp, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory, Rhododendron, Villages of Mt. Hood
Enjoy a weekend in a wonderful cabin on the mountain any time of the year! This luxurious but homey cabin on Mt Hood is near Rhododendron, one of the most beautiful villages on Mt Hood. With a waterfront view, this Little Yew Lodge is a great getaway spot. Leave all the hustle and bustle of the busy city life behind and savor a nice peaceful relaxing break from the world.Escape to a unique gem nestled in the forest overlooking the Sandy River, perfect for a romantic getaway. Built by two Alaskan prospectors in the 1920s, the main cabin is the only cordwood cabin on Mt. Hood. This construction uses log slices in its walls, giving Little Yew Lodge its endearing...  Read More
DOG FRIENDLY INN
08/04/2016 | Lodging, The Dalles
Bring your pup with you on your trip to The Dalles! The Dalles Inn is a pet-friendly place to stay in the historic downtown. Enjoy the beautiful sunny Dalles and all the wonderful activities surrounding it like hiking, biking, golf, whitewater rafting & kayaking, windsurfing, kite boarding, all while knowing that your dog is welcome at The Dalles Inn.Bring your dog to The Dalles Inn. We have several dog friendly rooms from which to choose. We want all dogs to be comfortable at The Dalles Inn so when you check in, your dog will receive abasket to use during their stay.Learn more about The Dalles Inn pet policy.Discover more attractions, events, and activities you wont want to miss out on...  Read More
COUNTRY COTTAGE
07/28/2016 | Hood River, Lodging
If you are looking for a lovely getaway to the countryside, come on down to Draper Girls' Country Cottage. Beautiful views and close proximity to many of the great things to do in The Columbia River Gorge, and Mt Hood! If you are looking to relax, enjoy the swing and hang out with the animals. Are you looking for something different Then take a break from that congested city life in the quiet, beautiful Hood River Valley. The Columbia Gorge is known for its wide range of outdoor activities in the Pacific Northwest. There is something here for everyone. We invite you, your family and friends to stay on our 40 acre farm for some rest and relaxation time.This...  Read More
R&R GUESTHOUSE
07/22/2016 | Lodging, The Dalles
Experience the finest hospitality while staying at the R & R Guesthouse in The Dalles. Enjoy an elegant outdoor dinner, a swim in the heated saltwater pool and then relax your muscles in the therapeutic massage hot tub. After a luxurious stay at the R & R Guesthouse and a locally sourced breakfast get ready to discover all attractions The Dalles and Columbia River Gorge has to offer. This is a private turn of the century classic home which has been completely updated to todays standards and expectations. A unique blend of classic charm and contemporary finish. Luxury bathrooms, towels, and bedding. Library / Media room, Lounge seating areas, Honor Bar, Private outdoor space, Heated pool, Massage hot tub, Chase...  Read More
CROWN POINT RV PARK
07/14/2016 | Corbett, Lodging, Road Trip, West Columbia River Gorge
If you need a place to pull your RV in while you explore the Gorge, Crown Point RV Park is a great place for you. Located in a prime location for exploring, it offers all the amenities you may need. Come explore the Gorge and stay at Crown Point!Crown Point is located at the beginning of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. It is surrounded by some of Oregon's most beautiful waterfall areas and scenic views. Crown Point is enhanced by the country air, blue skies, bright stars, and cool summer evenings.Learn more about Crown Point RV Park at: www.crownpointrvpark.com/index.htmlDiscover more attractions, events and activities you wont want to miss-out on while visiting: The West Columbia River Gorge. Dont...  Read More
HUCKLEBERRY INN
07/06/2016 | Government Camp, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory
Getaway this weekend and come stay in the cozy Huckleberry Inn! With quick access to many of the mountains activities, whether you are here for business or play Huckleberry Inn has got you covered.Family owned and operated since 1966, Huckleberry Inn has become a well known landmark on Mt. Hood. Centrally located in Government Camp, Huckleberry Inn offers easy access to ski areas, cross country paths, and in the summer, to hiking trails and mountain lakes.With sixteen rooms for lodging, the dorm-style facilities for ski or tour groups; the steakhouse (open during the holiday week and ski season weekends) and the 24 hour family-style restaurant, Huckleberry Inn caters to everyone!Learn more about Huckleberry Inn and all of it's amenities and...  Read More
HOOD RIVER HOTEL
06/30/2016 | Heritage, Hood River, Lodging
Hood River Hotel is a historic place to stay as you experience everything the Columbia River Gorge has to offer. Enjoy the comfortable lobby with a wood burning fireplace, explore the history of the hotel while looking out onto the beautiful views of the Columbia and the surrounding area. In 1911, the present brick Hood River Hotel building was constructed as an addition to the original 'Mt. Hood Hotel'. By the 1920's the local fire marshal forced the demolition of the wooden portion of the building as a fire hazard. The hotel lobby had already been relocated to the brick 'Annex' to take advantage of the heavy traffic on the bustling Columbia River Scenic Highway that was completed in 1915.By...  Read More
CABINS IN THE LOCKS
06/28/2016 | Cascade Locks, Hood River, Lodging
Stay in comfy cabins as you look out onto the Columbia River Gorge at The Bride Of The Gods Motel. This motel offers standard room, cabins and a RV park for you to stay in. This is a great place to stay if you are exploring the Gorge.We offer a wide range of accommodations to fit most needs and budgets, including:Charming Motel Rooms many with KitchenettesDelux Self Contained CabinsRV SpacesWe are located at Cascade Locks, Oregon on the South side of the Columbia River by the historic Bridge of the Gods and just a short drive off Interstate 84.We are nestled in the Cascade Mountain Range and the pristine Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, just minutes from a multitude...  Read More
BED & BREAKFAST
06/22/2016 | Hood River, Lodging
Bed and Breakfast's are a great way to go away and relax without having to go very far, or to put your head down after a day full of activities. With that home away from home feel, at Gorge View Bed and Breakfast you can relax while looking out to the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. With a variety of rooms to fit your needs and budget, they are a great place to stop in Hood River.Built in 1912, Gorge View has Victorian styling, showing Hood River's classic tradition.We are located just walking distance to downtown shops and restaurants.Relax and enjoy our oversized wraparound front porch with panoramic views of the Columbia River and snowcapped Mt. Adams.Our friendly hosts and guests...  Read More
TIMBERLINE LODGE
06/22/2016 | Heritage, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation, Skiing
Timberline Lodge is one of the Historic Hotel's of America, has been in The Shining, and offers access to the only ski area in North America open all 12 months. Come stay in our cozy rooms, explore the history of this hotel built during the depression in our museum, and enjoy our amenities like a heated pool, sauna, and hot tub. Timberline Lodge is beautiful inside and out with murals, woodcarvings, and spectacular views of both the top of the mountain and what will feel like the rest of the world. We offer many different styles of rooms to fit your needs and budget.Think Timberline Lodge is cool Just wait until you see your room. Warm, comfortable and inviting....  Read More
MOUNTAIN DINING
06/22/2016 | Food, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory
Dine at the top of the world at Timberline Lodge's Cascade Dining Hall. At 6,000 ft elevation Timberline lodge offers beautiful views, with delicious food all from Oregon's bounty as well as a building full of history. A pioneering spirit of craftsmanship paired with a deep-rooted connection to the region inspires Timberlines culinary program. Timberline is at the center of Oregons bounty, surrounded by mountain streams and a plentiful ocean teeming with fish, rolling fields of fresh and organic produce and locally-raised livestock and poultry. All tended by producers with a common goal. Chef Jason Stoller Smith and Timberlines talented culinary brigade share this vision and invite you to Taste Oregon in the Cascade Dining Room.Learn more about The Cascade...  Read More
EDGEFIELD
06/22/2016 | Art, Brewery, Heritage, Lodging, Troutdale, West Columbia River Gorge, Winery
Historic Edgefield, built in 1911 as the county poor farm, is a destination resort encompassing a 74-acre parcel of farmland at the mouth of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area. It is a 20-minute drive to or from the center of downtown Portland and about 15 minutes from Portland International Airport. Outside is a welcoming environment for dog and bikes where you can visit an onsite glassblower and potter; on the inside they have wine tasting, a theater, a pool hall, top-notch food and whimsical murals that echo the history of restored building and farm.  The guestrooms at Edgefield vary in size and feature whimsical artwork, comfy chenille-covered beds and vintage furnishings. Guests may choose from rooms with...  Read More
WEST COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
WATERFALLS
One of the most iconic places in the Pacific North West, the Columbia River Gorge offers unparalleled waterfall scenery and canyon views. Visit the West Columbia Gorge area to stand at the base of waterfalls, boat on the mighty Columbia River, or to stand atop vistas and take in the view. READ MORE
THE DALLES
SUNSHINE
Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, The Dalles is a place full of recreation, culture, and history. A historic Native American trading area, this city has been a center of commerce for over 10,000 years. A paradise for history buffs, cyclists, and wine aficionados, The Dalles is for all to enjoy. READ MORE
MT. HOOD TERRITORY
EXPLORATION
The only mountain offering summer skiing in North America, Mt. Hood and the surrounding territory never gets old. If you’re not a skier, put on your hiking boots, grab a fishing pole, or load up your kayak to explore the trails, lakes, and rivers, found throughout the area. READ MORE
HOOD RIVER
WATERSPORTS
Offering world-class kiteboarding and windsurfing, Hood River is where outdoor enthusiasts and adventure-seekers are drawn to. Close to the mountain, along the river, and nestled against superb farmland, visit this town for amazing restaurants, fresh produce, and an unrivaled watersport scene. READ MORE
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