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The Historic Columbia Gorge Hotel


On the banks of the Columbia River, on the Oregon-Washington border, sits a wonderful old hotel


Located in the heart of the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area, The Columbia Gorge Hotel is perfectly situated for guests seeking to explore the abundant sightseeing opportunities located throughout the picturesque Hood River Valley. From the majestic cliffs and waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge and the snow-capped peak of Mt. Hood to over 15,000 acres of farms, orchards, vineyards and the Hood River – there’s something for everyone. 

The Columbia Gorge Hotel & Spa has a rich history and was a favored retreat for many movie stars such as Clara Bow, Rudolph Valentino, and Shirley Temple, presidents like Roosevelt and Coolidge and other social and political dignitaries. During the time of steamers and speakeasies, Valentino and the Model T people were dancing the Charleston and listening to jazz throughout our wonderful hotel. The same lush, romantic ambiance and lavish service of the past continues to delight. 

We’ll stay three nights in this beautiful retreat, laced with gardens and greenery, with the mighty Columbia nearby, this is truly a landmark hotel. Come, enjoy a step into the past with us…

  • Breakfast each morning in the hotel dining room, 8 included meals (3 full breakfasts,
  • 3 lunches, 2 dinners)
  • Daily excursions featuring the Maryhill Museum and Winery, the Hood River Valley and a cruise on the river, Multnomah Falls
  • Ride the Mount Hood Railroad to Parkdale
  • Hotel History Talk – learn about the people who have visited, when the hotel was built (1921) and about the early settlers
  • Visit the Vancouver Farmer’s Market


The activity level of this vacation ranges from Leisurely to Moderate. 



Daily Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Portland after your morning flight from Sacramento. First stop is at Fort Vancouver. A docent guide will help you learn a little about the settlers who followed Lewis and Clark to the untamed west. It’s just a short drive up the Columbia to our home for the next three nights, The Columbia Gorge Hotel. Part of the National Register of Historic Places, the hotel has stood here for nearly a 100 years. Relax, explore the beautiful grounds and enjoy dinner together in the dining room. When you retire tonight, perhaps you are sleeping in the same bed as Shirley Temple, or Burt Reynolds or… (L,D)

Day 2

Traveling east and following the Columbia, we cross to the Washington side of the river and stop at the Maryhill Museum of Art. How could something this remarkable be so far from anything? Originally intended as a mansion home for entrepreneur Samuel Hill, it’s a museum with an eclectic collection. Nearby is a replica of the original Stonehenge. Pause to enjoy lunch and sample some local wines before heading back down the Columbia. (FB,L)

Day 3

The town of Hood River is a quaint little village. The hillsides produce a hoard of berries in early summer and now, the crowds have died down and fall is around the corner. All aboard the Mount Hood Railroad for a ride to Parkdale, in the shadow of the mountain. A boxed-lunch is included. (FB,L,D)

Day 4

A morning cruise takes you out on the river we’ve been traveling along. A relaxing way to bring our time together to a close. On the way to the airport, stop at magnificent Multnomah Falls. Arrive home about 9pm. (FB)

Daily Itinerary Meal Legend
CBContinental Breakfast
BGenerally a limited buffet or menu
FBFull buffet or choice of menu
BRBrunch, often buffet-style
LLunch, often several menu options
HT or ATHigh or Afternoon Tea
DDinner, often several menu options


Tuesday, September 29, 2020 to Thursday, October 1, 2020

3 Days, 8 Meals

3 full breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners


Prices available after October 15th  

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