Sunday, January 1, 2012
Region: Columbia River Gorge
Place: Hood River
Package Dates: Ongoing
Length of Stay: Any
Lodging: Columbia Cliff Villas- River Room, Grand Courtyard, Euro King Suite, Euro King
Includes: Private couple's yoga session and bike tour through Epic MTB Tours
Should you choose to leave your villa, there’s plenty to do within a thirty-minute drive. Pick up pastries and coffee at Doppio (doppiocoffeelounge.com), then drive across the river to the Klickitat River trail (klickitat-trail.org), a thirty-mile former railroad line that’s great for spotting wildlife and getting your mountain biking, hiking or trailrunning fix when higher elevation trails are under snow. After a morning of do-gooding, head to downtown Hood River to shop and taste your way through the afternoon. Start at Double Mountain (doublemountainbrewery.com) for craft beer and pizza. From there, you can hit the Full Sail Brewing Co. brewery tour (fullsailbrewing.com), stop by the Naked Winery tasting room on 2nd Street (nakedwinery.com) and meander in and out of the shops on Oak Street. Don’t leave Hood River without a meal at Celilo Restaurant (celilorestaurant.com)—denying your sweetheart such delicacies as house-made pasta topped with braised pork Sugo is grounds for divorce.
About Columbia Cliff Villas:
There are plenty of great ways to soak in the wonder of the Columbia River Gorge. But a weekend at Columbia Cliff Villas (columbiacliffvillas.com) is definitely top of the list. Think private veranda perched high above the river, cocktail in hand and soulmate by your side.
The Villas feature grand living areas, including master suites, balconies and several guest suites that lock out for complete privacy, most with panoramic views of mountains, forests, valleys, cliffs and/or rivers. Two Carriage Houses help isolate the courtyard and provide charming accommodations at very reasonable prices. Even in the blustery winter months, it’s tough to tear yourself away from the view, especially when you're 200' above the Columbia River.
Located adjacent to the grounds of the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel, Columbia Cliff Villas owners and guests can enjoy the amenities and romantic manicured gardens found next door. For instance, stroll the connecting pathways through award-winning "Gardens of Distinction" along the tumbling creek to a 208-foot waterfall.
Columbia Cliff Villas meld modern amenities with Old World charm. If it weren’t for the intrepid windsurfers in the Columbia, you might think you exited I-84 and arrived in Tuscany.
French doors open to private Juliette balcony with spectacular views of the Columbia River and Gorge. Gas fireplace, king or queen bed, natural stone and tile bathroom with double walk-in shower (no tub).
Grand Courtyard Room
Spacious king suite with gas fireplace, double-headed walk-in tile shower (no tub). Direct access to shared third floor veranda overlooking central courtyard and parking with a quartering river view.
Euro King Suite
Charming king bedroom with gas fireplace, granite kitchenette, flat-screen cable TV, wifi, hardwood floors, tiled bathroom with tub/shower. Views of the river. Ideal for extended stays.
Euro King Room
A small but comfortable king room with desk, coffee maker, mini-frigerator, flat-screen cable TV, wifi and tiled bathroom with tub/shower. May be adjoined to Euro King Suite to create a 2BR suite with great privacy.