The Columbia River Gorge is known for its abundance of outdoor activities, breathtaking scenery, and generous hospitality. After an exciting day of whitewater rafting, wine tasting, apple picking, or soaking up the sun, the place you are hunkering down each night should be equally as memorable. Opened or remodeled in 2019, these three spots are the newest lodging in the Columbia River Gorge, and have already made our list of favorites!
Lodge 902 is conveniently located in downtown Hood River, close to all the best restaurants and shops. Last year they restyled and reopened, updating what was once a Victorian-style B&B to a gorgeous boutique space for the modern adventurer. The lodge sleeps 16, and is perfect for groups, family gatherings, wedding parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties, corporate retreats, or team-building events looking for group lodging in the Columbia River Gorge. Though you can rent by the room, we recommend taking over the whole space to spend uninterrupted time with your favorite people!
This cute little bed & breakfast is bursting with flowers and radiating light. The RubyJune Inn is in Husum, WA, right next to Wet Planet, so if you have a morning rafting trip, you can wake up moments before the check in time. Or better yet, you can have a delicious locally sourced breakfast with hosts Gretchen and Chris. With their recent change in ownership and a brand-new makeover, there is now an wine bar, Chefs’ Collective dinners, and a beautifully updated interior. With delicious wine at the IceHouse bar, gourmet food made by local chefs every Saturday, and locally-sourced ingredients for breakfast, the food and wine connoisseur will love this option for lodging in the Columbia River Gorge!
The Society Hotel is a chic new spot based out of Bingen, WA, and is right down the street from White Salmon. What was once an 80-year old schoolhouse is now a modern, boutique-style hotel/hostel. Boasting an espresso bar, café, saltwater hot tubs and spa, and even a yoga room, you’ll have equally as much fun kicking back and relaxing in the hotel as you will exploring the Columbia River Gorge!
Choosing lodging in the Columbia River Gorge can be overwhelming for the weary traveler. With so many options to choose from, it’s always hard to know which lodging option is the right choice. Each of these three spaces truly have their own unique vibes, but all will provide the respite needed after a long day of exploring. Choose one of these bright, new spaces, and know that you’ll rest easy on during your Hood River or White Salmon vacation!
Author Josephine Bond is a raft guide, Reservations Specialist, and Marketing Assistant at Wet Planet. When she’s not at Wet Planet, you can find her running long distances in the wilderness and shooting for the FKT (fastest known time) climbing mountains in the Cascades. Read more by Josephine here.
Editor Sharon Saltoon is a kayak instructor and Reservations Manager at Wet Planet. She is always stoked to share her love of whitewater and to be a part of the incredible team at Wet Planet! Read more by Sharon here.