Lodge with Award-Winning Restaurant Overlooking the Columbia River
Skamania Lodge takes its name from a Chinook word meaning “swift water.” The moniker is appropriate—the hotel overlooks the Columbia River Gorge. There’s a high concentration of waterfalls here, including the fifth-highest one in the country. The lodge is situated on 175 wooded acres and surrounded by beautiful natural attractions; it serves as both a place to find solitude and a home base for hiking and skiing. It’s also surrounded by history—the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail is nearby, and Mount St. Helens is about a 60-mile drive away.
Montana slate, local rock, and natural and reclaimed timber feature prominently in the lodge’s architecture. Inside, original artwork and petroglyph rubbings reflect local Native American history and the changing flannel styles of lumberjacks. In the lobby you can relax in an oversize chair in front of the towering stone fireplace or admire mountain views through floor-to-ceiling windows. Superior guest rooms also have good views of the surrounding forest.
You can enjoy regional cuisine such as pan-roasted salmon at Skamania’s award-winning Cascade Dining Room, which features decor inspired by the classic lodges in national parks. River Rock restaurant serves lighter dishes, including salads and shared plates. Nearby, the hotel’s Waterleaf Spa offers soothing treatments including a purifying facial and a hot-stone massage.
Stevenson, Washington: Laid-Back Riverfront Town amid Massive Forest Preserve and Top-Notch Skiing
A small, scenic town on the Columbia River Gorge, Stevenson was once a humble logging community. It has since evolved into a renowned year-round destination. Many visitors are drawn to Gifford Pinchot National Forest, an outdoor wonderland spread across 1.3 million acres where you can go cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, hiking, and biking.
The Columbia River Gorge is set amid the Cascade Range volcanoes, including Mount Hood, which is located about an hour away. It’s Oregon’s tallest peak and also home to the Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort. In addition to having more than 2,000 skiable acres, 85 runs, and multiple terrain parks, the resort is one of the few in the country to offer a sizable area for night skiing—140 acres’ worth.
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What You Get
Stay for two in a superior king or two-double room
Up to two kids 17 or younger stay free.
Dates into March 2015
Policies and Fees
Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
Cancellation policy: 6-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are nonrefundable.
Additional fees: $18 daily resort fee + tax due at check-in
Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed.
Two river-view restaurants
Spacious indoor and outdoor hot tubs and heated indoor pool
Outdoor bonfire pit
18-hole golf course
The Fine Print
Date cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
6-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
Must be 18 or older to check in
Credit card required at check-in
Not valid with reward points
$18 daily resort fee + tax due at check-in.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Superior King Room
One king bed
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 2
Superior Two-Double Room
Two double beds
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 4
Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; up to 2 kids 17 or younger stay free
Check in: 4 p.m.
Check out: noon
Resort fee includes: unlimited free local calls; unlimited WiFi; use of street bikes; access to tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts; technology room; fitness center; swimming pool; hot tubs; and saunas
Rollaways: available for an additional $15 per night (in king rooms only)
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: pets may be added at $75 per stay; limited number of pet-friendly rooms available; inquire by calling the property
Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options
Room upgrades: upgrades may be available by calling the hotel or at check-in for an additional cost.
Nearest airport: Portland International Airport (PDX; 42 miles)