Vagabond Lodge - Hood River, OR

Two- or Three-Night Stay at Vagabond Lodge in Hood River, OR

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Cliff-Top Lodge with Panoramic Views of Columbia River Gorge

It was love at first sight for Lucy Cranmer when she saw a magazine photo of children playing in lush apple orchards with Mount Hood towering in the backdrop. So, in 1954, she and her husband, Clarence, packed up their family and moved to Hood River, Oregon, where they built the original eight-room Vagabond Lodge on the cliffs of the Columbia River Gorge. Nearly 60 years later, the lodge is still owned and operated by the Cranmer family, but it's now grown into a 42-room inn situated on five wooded acres adorned with native flora, natural rock formations, and towering ponderosa pines.

Beyond the park-like grounds, Vagabond Lodge's chief attraction is its panoramic view of the Gorge; you can see it from the balcony of a large view room. These spacious rooms are decorated in rustic Pacific Northwest fashion with exposed ceiling beams and gas-burning fireplaces (in some rooms).

The adjacent White Buffalo Wine Bar & Bistro has regional microbrews on tap. Every Thursday night, the eatery offers live music and free wine tastings of local varietals from wineries in the area.

Hood River, Oregon: Historical Riverside Town Where Columbia River Meets Cascade Range

Hood River is essentially the epicenter of outdoor recreation at the Columbia River Gorge; it’s located right on the waterfront. In addition to being the Windsurfing Capital of the World, Hood River offers world-class skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing at nearby Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort, which provides discounted lift tickets to guests of Vagabond Lodge. Downtown, shops and restaurants occupy historical buildings that date back to the late 19th century. You can catch theater and dance performances at the Columbia Center for the Arts, as well as exhibitions of work by local visual artists in its gallery space. There’s also a cluster of wineries downtown. The award-winning Cathedral Ridge Winery and Springhouse Cellar host tastings and talks by winemakers extolling the area’s unique grape-growing qualities and its herds of undomesticated sommeliers.

If you’re looking for a beer instead, the Full Sail Brewing Company headquarters offers free, 30-minute tours of its earth-friendly craft brewery as well as $1 microbrew tasters and fresh, seasonal, Pacific Northwest–inspired pub fare.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Stay for four in a large view room

  • Option 1: $99 for a two-night stay 10/1–12/31, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $236 value)
  • Option 2: $159 for a three-night stay 10/1–10/31, valid for check-in Sunday–Tuesday (up to a $315 value)
  • Option 3: $159 for a three-night stay 11/1–12/31, valid for check-in any day (up to a $354 value)

Book by: 10/31/12 (Option 2) or 11/23/12 (Options 1 and 3)
Travel by: 10/31/12 (Option 2) or 12/31/12 (Options 1 and 3)

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Discounted lift tickets at Mount Hood Meadows Ski Resort
  • Picnic areas with tables and playground
  • Barbecue grills available
  • Eco-friendly, chemical-free soaps and shampoos
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Pet-friendly rooms
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 10/31/12 or 11/23/12, depending on option purchased, or promo value expires
  • Must complete travel by 10/31 or 12/31, depending on option purchased
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 more as a gift
  • Limit 1 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • 24hr cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promo value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 9% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Large View Room

  • One or two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 5
  • Adding occupants above standard: $8 per night for an additional guest 13 or older; no charge for an additional guest 12 or younger

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $8 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for an additional $5 per pet per night.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: 58 miles from Portland International Airport (PDX); 124 miles from Yakima Air Terminal (YKM)
  • By car: about 61 miles east of Portland; about 226 miles south of Seattle

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