Skamania Lodge is a treasure located an hour east of Portland on the Washington side of the Gorge. I have stayed at most of the room types, including the big suite. Hosted several sales retreats there for a former employer and I highly recommend it for any type of event. A great restaurant and a nice bar/grill with outdoor seating add to the experience.
“Skamania” is the Chinook Indian word for “swift water”. The Columbia River Gorge hotel is aptly named, as there are also over 70 waterfalls nearby, including the famous Multnomah Falls, which, at 620 feet, is the fifth highest waterfall in the United States.
The Washington State lodge offers 254 nicely appointed guest rooms, a 22,000 square foot conference and event center, an 18-hole, par 70 golf course, full service spa and fitness center which includes an indoor heated swimming pool, dry saunas and indoor and outdoor whirlpools, tennis, basketball, volleyball and hiking trails.
Adventure seekers will want to experience Skamania Lodge Adventures which features an exciting Zipline Tour, Aerial Park and Axe Throwing. A visit to Skamania Lodge Adventures provides an adrenaline rush like no other.