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Alternative to Columbia River Gorge Hotel Needed

Old Jun 12th, 2007, 10:17 AM
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Alternative to Columbia River Gorge Hotel Needed

We tried to book the Columbia River Gorge Hotel (Oregon) for Sept. 28 & 29th and it was full. We would appreciate recommendations for another nice place in that area. Is Edgefield close? Thanks very much.
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Old Jun 12th, 2007, 10:26 AM
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The CGH is in Hood River and the Edgefield is in Troutdale. The two towns are close to 50 miles apart. Are you wanting to be in Hood River or are you just wanting to be somewhere close enough to see the general gorge area? If you just want to see the gorge, then yes the Edgefield is a great location for that. Other options not far from the Edgefield include Bridal Veil Lodge and View Point Inn.
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Old Jun 12th, 2007, 10:32 AM
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Troutdale is fifty miles from Hood River.

There is no other place like Columbia River Gorge Hotel in Hood River.

We stay in Hood River at Best Western Hood River Inn. It's a pretty standard motel except that one of the buildings has balconies right on the river.

If you ask for a room on the top floor of that building, you will have a vaulted ceiling. (To guarantee this, you must book directly with the hotel.)

Rooms come with refrigerator, coffee maker, and microwave.

We like to have dinner at Celilo in down town Hood River, which has big city atmosphere and food.
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Old Jun 12th, 2007, 11:51 AM
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Thanks very much for the helpful information.
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My husband and I stayed here this past October (this is an excerpt from my trip report):

In Hood River, we stayed at the Inn at the Gorge (http://www.innatthegorge.com/ ) which was charming. It is located several blocks from the main area of town, but was walkable. Our room was the Cascade Suite which had a mini-kitchen and sofa in one room and a bedroom with bath. The bed was comfy and the sheets and towels were nice. The breakfasts were amazing….huge and delicious. John likes to bake. Some examples from the menu: ginger pear coffee cake, lots of fresh fruit, spinach and cheese quiche, lox/cream cheese/dill frittata, sweet potato pancake, and various homemade breads. The hosts were also helpful with dinner and hiking recommendations.

Hope this helps .... feel free to ask questions. Happy Travels.
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Old Jun 12th, 2007, 06:13 PM
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The B & B looks very nice, thanks. I'm kind of intrigued by the Columbia Gorge Riverside Lodge in Stevenson, WA. Tripadvisor folks complain about the trains, otherwise it looks great. Has anyone stayed there?
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Stevenson isn't a very thrilling place. Beware of nearby Skamania Lodge.

We go to Hood River two or three times a year and stay where I told you, and when you go to Hood River you will know why.
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OK, Happytrails, I'm convinced. Thanks!
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Old Jun 13th, 2007, 08:11 PM
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Hood River really is a lovely little town. There is no place else like it in the Gorge. Enjoy.

Edgefield is very much worth a visit, but it isn't a town.
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