Columbia River Gorge is a canyon that winds between Washington and Oregon. The entire area stretches 80 miles and is teeming with hiking trails and natural sites. Waterfalls cascade from numerous points of the gorge— Multnomah, Latourell and Wahkeena Falls to name a few. There are several hotels in the gorge that serve as a superb “home base” for a hiking trip in the iconic gorge, from luxurious accommodations to rustic retreats. These are not only top-rated but also offer a scenic spot to stay.
The Lyle Hotel
At The Lyle Hotel, you’ll find quilts draped over the beds, wallpaper that takes guests back a century, and antique furniture envelopes various walls. An artisan menu of dishes featuring crab, braised wine pot roast, langostino pasta and a variation of other tasty combinations are available at the restaurant, and the wine selection would impress any connoisseur. Bathrooms are sometimes shared here, but the combination of ambient dining and European style makes it a win.
Columbia River Gorge Hotel & Spa
Located in Hood River, Oregon, Columbia River Gorge Hotel & Spa sits amongst seven lush acres of gardens, touting itself as a “manor-like boutique hotel”. This is evident in its traditional exterior and antique furnishings that meld with pops of color and amenities like chef-prepared cuisine and a lovely on-site spa. A small strip of trees is the only thing separating you from the hood river, which can be seen from facing room windows, making it one of the most opulent spa hotels on the list.