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Skamania Lodge and The Columbia River Gorge

Overview

Just an hour’s drive from Portland, situated in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, is a majestic lodge. Skamania, which opened in 1993 just seven years after Congress created the national scenic area, is a four-story Cascadian-style lodge. Some of the timbers used in the construction are over 100 years old. The rooms are beautiful, the views breathtaking and the setting serene. Come with us and discover this magical place in springtime, at the beginning of the season, when things are fresh and renewed.

Details

  • 3 nights at Skamania Lodge, just off the Columbia River Gorge at the foot of the Cascades, lots of onsite activities, or just relax and enjoy the view
  • See towering Multnomah Falls and other waterfalls in the gorge
  • Visit the Maryhill Museum of Art and the Stonehenge Memorial
  • Private tasting at Maryhill Winery
  • Guided Art Tour at the lodge (they have quite a collection on the walls)
  • Optional zipline (additional charge) and guided nature walks
  • Roundtrip air to/from Portland

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Daily Itinerary

Columbia GorgeDay 1

Fly to Portland this morning, then enjoy the scenic drive out to the lodge. Stop at Multnomah Falls, where the water drops over 600 feet in two sections. Pause for lunch at the elegant and historic Columbia Gorge Hotel. The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center will provide you the opportunity to learn more about our destination and the natural beauty which surrounds us. Arrive at the lodge in late afternoon. You are just outside the small town of Stevenson, on the Washington side of the gorge. Join us tonight for a welcome dinner, to learn more about the lodge, our schedule of events and the activities available to you in your free time. Skamania Lodge – 3 nights (L,D)

Day 2

About an hour from Skamania is the Maryhill Museum of Art. It houses an eclectic permanent collection and hosts traveling exhibitions. The museum, located literally in the middle of nowhere, opened in 1940 and expanded in 2012. Nearby is a concrete replica of Stonehenge, which honors the dead of WWI, and it’s well worth a visit. Stop for a private tasting at Maryhill Winery. (FB,L)

Columbia River GorgeDay 3

Today is free to enjoy Skamania and its many opportunities. There is a leisurely guided walk (1-1/4 miles, reasonably flat) around the property, and the more adventurous in our group might wish to take advantage of the special $99 discounted zipline tour. A guided art walk includes the lodge’s many “in residence” pieces. There is a history talk which includes the flora and fauna of the region. No trip to the gorge would be complete without an opportunity to get out on the river. This afternoon, partake in a sightseeing adventure on the Columbia. The cruise is narrated and includes the specatacular Bonneville Dam. Of course, you can take one of the longer hikes or just sit in a big chair on the veranda and enjoy your surroundings. In such a beautiful spot, it’s easy to become one with nature. (FB,D)

Landscape GorgeDay 4

Depart our retreat this morning. At the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum join our guided tour or wander on your own. Enjoy a midday respite in town and take a moment to browse the colorful shops. On the way to the airport, stop once more to discover a waterfall. It’s been a glorious four days on the Columbia River! (FB,L)

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

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$ 1685
p.p./dbl.occ.
$ 1895
single

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