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Wine and Pear Festival in Hood River

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

One of Hood River’s long-standing traditions is the Wine and Pear Festival, scheduled for this weekend, May 19-20. This two-day event brings together everything that makes Hood River famous and presents it all in one place. It’s easy to attend, and well worth the short drive from Portland. If you’re staying with us here at… 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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Golf, Fish, or Have a Massage

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

The June Monthly Special at our luxury Hood River Lodging is a $50 credit good towards golfing, fishing, or a massage here at Carson Ridge Cabins. All guests who stay at least two nights at our Columbia River Gorge Cabins during the month of June will receive this excursion credit. It’s great incentive to spend… Read more »

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Columbia River Gorge Wine Tasting

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Wine tasting is wonderfully indulgent, and therefore the perfect addition to a getaway at our Columbia River Gorge Cabins. Some 20 vineyards, wineries, and tasting rooms are located within an hour’s drive from our Hood River Lodging. All are worth a visit, though you may want to limit how many you tackle in a day…. Read more »

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Columbia River Gorge Personal Retreat: New Year, New You

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

The holidays are a wonderful time filled with family, friends, and feasts. Yet the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s may also turn into a frenzied whirlwind of activity with nary a minute of rest. We travel, we cook, we clean, we host, we’re guests, we make gifts, we buy gifts, we work, we spend… 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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October Special Includes Columbia River Cruise

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Every month we offer a special that allows our guests to experience another local activity, whether it’s a wine tasting tour, a restaurant gift certificate, or a golf package. This month we are providing two complimentary tickets aboard the Portland Spirit’s Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler for an afternoon cruise on the Columbia River. Stay two nights… Read more »

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