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Outdoor Recreation Hood River

Mount St Helens

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Mount St Helens is a modern day epic tale. The volcano boasts more than 200 miles of trails, allowing access to a fascinating landscape marked by gorgeous summer wildflowers, young forests, new lakes, huge mounds of ash and rock and a growing volcanic crater rimmed by the state’s newest glacier.  Amazing! There are many hikes… Read more »

Maryhill Museum

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

So, what is all the fuss?  Is Maryhill just another museum?  I think not!  Maryhill boasts an incredible collection of art and artifacts that is only rivaled by the colorful four benefactors of the Museum – an entrepreneur, a Queen, a pioneer of modern dance living in France and the wife of a San Francisco… Read more »

Indian Heaven Wilderness Area

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Indian Heaven Wilderness is 20,600 acres of broad, rolling country, straddling the crest of the Cascade Range with subalpine meadows and 175 small lakes.  Indian Heaven offers visitors wildlife and panoramic views, as well as wildflowers and huckleberries, in season.  Created in 1984 as part of the Washington Wilderness Bill and located between Mt. Adams… Read more »

Windsurfing the Gorge – Try a Lesson!

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Windsurfing the Gorge – The wind whips through your hair.  The spray from the fresh, crisp water showers over your forearms as you maneuver the boom.  The rough, gritty board feels sturdy and sure under your feet.  You are one with the waves.  You are in tune with the wind.  You, my friend, are wind… Read more »

Explore the Fruit Loop of Hood River Valley

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

  I just love telling guests they should spend the day on the Fruit Loop.  It makes me smile every single time I say it!  I mean how can you not have a great time spending the day cruising the 35 mile Fruit Loop?  Images of fruit lined loop-de-loops or sugary fruit flavored cereal springs… Read more »

A Day of Hiking at Lava Canyon and the Ape Caves

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Breakfast is over, your belly is full and you are ready for some fun! Lace up your hiking boots, grab your sunscreen, plenty of water and get going! You’ve got caves and trails to explore. If you’re seeking a thrilling hike, look no further than Lava Canyon. Starting on a paved interpretive trail, the hike… Read more »

Gifford Pinchot National Forest – See It!

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is one of the oldest National Forests in the United States and is located in Southwest Washington State. Home to over 1,368,300 acres of beautiful views makes visiting the forest one of the best decisions ever! Your trip to Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins will most likely not afford you the… Read more »

Seasonal Choices

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Four distinct seasons, so many options! Do I come to the Gorge in the springtime so I can see the flowers when not as many people are playing, but risk the chance of rain? Or do I come in the summer when it is super sunny and the whole Gorge is buzzing with things to… Read more »

Doggone Dog Mountain!

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Alright you mighty hiker-warriors!  It is time to get your hike on.  Dog Mountain is one of the premier wild flower viewing places in the entire Columbia Gorge and is just a short drive from our property. Allow me to paint a picture for you:  You arrive at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins after a long… Read more »

Outdoor Adventure and Luxury!

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

So you have decided to take a trip to the beautiful Columbia River Gorge?  Wise choice!  Perhaps you have never been here, it has been a while since you visited, or you are just looking to mix things up a bit.  With so many options how do you successfully balance all of the great outdoor… Read more »

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