My family stayed at this delightful property during one of the busiest weekend at Columbia State Park, the annual Diggins. We booked well in advance.
If you're looking for a cookie cutter motel chain, this isn't it. It's way better. Most of the units are small cabins with front porches that have chairs and a table. Ours was a larger unit because of the five people in our family. We liked having the small refrigerator, coffeemaker, and microwave in the room, and we were quite comfortable (the beds were a little hard but not bad). Having a rollaway bed rather than the usual miserably uncomfortable sofabed at most hotels was a great thing and our kids squabbled over who was going to get that bed.
The unit was immaculately clean and tidy. I especially liked the hominess of not having all the linens and towels basic motel white; our towels were green, and went well with the country motif decor. The sheets on the rollaway bed were blue. It made us feel as if we were visiting friends rather than staying at a motel.
And friendly!! I can't say enough about how very friendly the folks who run the place are. From the moment we checked in and at every interaction, they were genuinely nice.
The location is great for going to Columbia State Park, and there are other fun things to do in the area. We had a great time, and just two nights away made us feel as if we had a wonderful little vacation.
- Also Known As:
- Columbia Gem Hotel Columbia