Image courtesy of Skamania Lodge
Skamania Lodge, overlooking the Columbia River Gorge, offers lots of outdoor fun amidst 175 acres of incredible natural beauty. You can stay in the main lodge, or for an extra special splurge, reserve the tree house that sleeps four — it's set among the towering Douglas firs.
Skamania Lodge offers an array of adventures, including zip-line tours, the aerial course and axe throwing (!?). The three on-site hiking trails — Lake Loop trail, Creek Loop trail and Gorge Loop fitness trail — suit all ages. The hotel offers free bike rentals, and you can check out outdoor equipment such as soccer balls, Frisbees or a cornhole game.
The spa and fitness center, including the swimming pool, indoor and outdoor hot tubs and saunas, are open. Golf and disc golf are open. Book a room online.
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Editor's note: This article was originally published in summer 2020, just as these destinations reopened, and has been updated for 2021.