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Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins Teams Up with Zoller’s Outdoor Odyssey

Monday, March 17th, 2014

For the adventure seekers it would be a shame to visit the Columbia River Gorge and not go on a thrilling, hair-raising, wild whitewater rafting trip! The winter snow melt helps create some of the best rafting you can find. Call Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins during the month of March and book a two night… Read more »

Fall Doesn’t Really Get Any Prettier

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

It is common for exquisitely beautiful parts of the country to tout their ability to stun with fabulous fall colors.  Well, the Columbia River Gorge does not dissapoint!  This is my first fall here in the Pacific Northwest and I must tell you the colors are amazing. If you decide to indulge on a romantic… Read more »

Beacon Rock Hike

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

When spending time at our Columbia River Gorge cabins there are a few places that make the list of things you have to do or see.  Beacon Rock is on that list.  Not because it is secluded, romantic, a mysterious place, unknown or even obscure.  No, Beacon Rock is the upside-down, blown right out of… Read more »

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Field & Stream Magazine Named Hood River As Best Gamefishing Locale

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Yesterday our friend Duane Huber brought us some lovely fresh steelhead, just out of the Columbia River. Boy, was that a delicious dinner! We’re so lucky that our Hood River Inn is centrally located for all kinds of fishing! In fact, Field & Stream Magazine named Hood River the Best Gamefishing Destination. Can’t beat that! Duane’s your… Read more »

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White Water Rafting in Washington Is a Splash in the Face

Monday, August 6th, 2012

White water rafting in Washington is incredible! What we have here in the Columbia River Gorge is a real-life water park. And our cabins in Washington state are the perfect headquarters from which to enjoy the thrills and splashes of whitewater rafting. We asked a recent guest – a whitewater first-timer – what she thought… Read more »

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Langfield Falls – Another Easy-to-Reach Beauty

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Our guests frequently comment on the fact that our Columbia River Gorge cabins serve as the perfect headquarters for exploring both sides of the Columbia Gorge. There are so many things to do around here it’s hard to keep up with all of them, but one of the perennial favorites is waterfall-viewing. With our abundance of… Read more »

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Trillium and Waterfalls, the Quintessential Oregon Spring Hike

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Tom and I and the dogs hiked in to Wahclella Falls the other day. Early spring runoff creates a succession of small waterfalls as you follow the trail along Tanner Creek, leading up to Wahclella Falls itself, a two-tier beauty complete with refreshing mist and lush moss and ferns on the basalt outcroppings. Already trillium… Read more »

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Dog Mountain – A Glorious Hike

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

If hiking and wildflowers make you smile, now is a great time to hike the Dog Mountain trail. Dog Mountain is not for the faint of heart; the elevation goes from 60 feet to 2860 feet in just over 3 miles. The good news is that the bulk of the strenuous climbing takes place at… Read more »

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City Dwellers Crave Nature

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Seattle, Portland and Eugene are all cities with plenty of green. Portland has Waterfront and Forest parks, as well as the Japanese Gardens; Seattle residents have Discovery Park and the Arboretum; Eugene has Meadowlark and Skinner Butte parks. All of which are wonderful slices of heaven for a quick nature fix. Still, some people crave… Read more »

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Fall Colors in the Columbia River Gorge

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Fall foliage in the Pacific Northwest ranges from vibrant red, orange and yellow to more muted russet tones; and glorious pockets of color hide here and there among robust evergreen forests. At this time of year, dedicated fall color fans adjust travel routes near home and plan trips to the wilderness in order to witness… Read more »

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