Portland October 15, 2017
The One Place Near Portland That Will Relax You In The Best Way Possible
Sometimes a few days away is just what is needed. Whether you have a special day, need a little relaxation, or simply want an escape, this destination resort near Portland is everything you need. Located just over 40 miles from the city, Skamania Lodge is far enough away to feel disconnected, yet close enough for a quick and easy getaway.
The Skamania Lodge is located east of Portland on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area.
Sitting on 175 wooded acres of land, this lovely area is breathtaking, and the lodge is just as impressive.
Featuring over 250 rooms, the Skamania Lodge is a grand lodge-style resort with all the amenities.
However, the best amenity is the view alone. All the rooms have forested views, but those facing the Gorge are pretty spectacular.
The grounds immediately surrounding the lodge are impeccably manicured and give way to an 18-hole gold course and walking trails that wind through the forest.
The area is know for its beautiful hikes, and several are still great in the fall.
Wind Mountain, Dog Mountain, Hamilton Mountain, Beacon Rock State Park and Fort Cascades Interpretive Trail are all available for your hiking pleasure in the surrounding areas.
Or you can relax and take in the views from the lodge's property.
Either way, you will love the scenery that surrounds the area.
If you want a little adventure in your day, the on-site aerial park and zip line tour is a great place to start.
The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center is also within walking distance from the lodge and makes a great stop.
The onsite dining at the lodge is wonderful and also treats guest to amazing views.
Or you can venture into Hood River for even more dining selections or to tour a brewery or two.
Whether the weather cooperates or not, you are going to love the views from the comfort of your room...
And also love relaxing in front of the warm fireplace just waiting for you.
Even the lodge's hot tub has a great view.
The on-site Waterleaf Spa offers a weight room, indoor hydrotherapy pools, an indoor pool, dry sauna, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, and basketball and volleyball courts. Massages and other spa treatments are also available by appointment.
There is really nothing as relaxing as sitting around a fire pit with such an amazing view surrounding you.
Next time you need to get away, consider visiting this well-appointed lodge for a trip you won't soon forget.
The Skamania Lodge is located at 1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way in Stevenson, WA.
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