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Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins
Ranked #1 of 1 Carson B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
California
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132 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Not worth the room price”
Reviewed 4 July 2011

The cabins were nicely appointed, but located close enough to the road that you can still hear traffic. We asked the staff for both a hiking recommendation and a dinner suggestion. The responses were so lacking we ended up turning to google in both cases. Breakfast is only served at 9:00am – and did not show up until after 9:30. The experience did not live up to the “luxury” described on their website. The accommodations, setting and service are not worth the room price.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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carsonridge1261, Owner at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins, responded to this review, 18 July 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write your comments, however it does always sadden us when guests don’t thoroughly enjoy their time here. We do everything we possibly can to ensure that our guests experience exceeds their expectations, which is usually the case. However on this occasion we did not and for this we are sorry.

We make it a point to visit the local restaurants, attractions and trails frequently in order to make educated and current suggestions which we feel are appropriate to the individual guest based on what they are looking for. We make it a point to find out what our guests are interested in seeing and doing before we make suggestions. We also have pictures, maps, guide books and brochures to provide to our guests. If you don’t enjoy our recommendation, please be sure to let us know so that we can recommend an alternative for the next day or evening.

My sincerest apologies for breakfast being late on this occasion, I will do my best to make sure it never happens again.

If while staying at Carson Ridge, something doesn’t meet your expectations please let us know as soon as possible so that we can take care of it immediately.

If you are reading this and have any questions or concerns about staying at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins, please contact us so that we can answer any concerns that you might have personally, our phone number is 1-877-816-7908.

It would give us great pleasure to welcome you to Carson Ridge.

Thank you for your time.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2011

I agree with one of the previous reviewers who said the owners should stay at other B&B's to know what luxury really means. I thought it was false advertising through and through.
Private? Not so much. All the cabins are grouped completely together. View of the Gorge? The meadow is pretty and the trees are nice, but it implies a view of the river which is nowhere to be seen. Sumptuous breakfast buffet? An egg dish and fruit. (canned, and boxed granola on top). When they showed us the room, they made a big deal of saying "everything is complimentary". Again, leading to an expectation of something actually being in the minibar besides cold bottled water that they refill with new guests, and 3 granola bars and packaged cookies. Porch swing is rustic, but hardly comfortable. They make a big deal of how to get there, and imply that it's tucked away in a quiet, remote location. I pictured something up a hillside, with the view they promised. As mentioned, it's exactly on the main road. Hardly what they imply.
I also find it unnerving that the owner is so defensive. If he would advertise what the property is, rather than what he wants you to think it is, I would have had a better feeling that I'd spent $325 and gotten my money's worth. This was hardly worth that princely sum. I would never go back.

Room Tip: Try Sakura Ridge B&B in Hood River for luxury
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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carsonridge1261, Owner at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins, responded to this review, 18 July 2011
Thank you for writing your comments. It is vital for us to receive feedback, so that we can continue to improve our service for future guests. We are very pleased that you found our service to be excellent even if the other aspects of your stay didn’t meet your expectations. I would like to assure you that we do stay in other B&B’s & luxury accommodations several times each year for the sole purpose of researching ways in which to improve our service. We have also just finished a 3 day inspection by professional B&B inspectors by our own request. The purpose of this inspection was for them to analyze our business and business practices so that we can continue to offer outstanding service & accommodation to you, our guests.

It is very difficult to offer improved service to guests during their stay if they don’t mention anything to us during their stay. If while staying at Carson Ridge, something doesn’t meet your expectations please let us know as soon as possible so that we can take care of it immediately. We do everything we possibly can to exceed guests’ expectations and to ensure that you have a truly enjoyable experience.

The cabins are orientated in a line and approximately 30 feet apart and over 200 feet from the road. Between the road and our property is a 6’ cedar fence lined by a hedge to reduce traffic noise. This fence runs the length of the property. We are surrounded on the other 3 sides by forest. The cabins themselves are orientated towards the Carson Ridge and our landscaped gardens, facing away from the road. Although we are in town, as stated on our website, it does not feel that way when you are on the porch or in the cabin, as many other guests have commented. There are screens on the backs of each porch and we spend a lot of time planning our landscaping to try and ensure as much privacy for you as possible.

We do not have a view of the river, nor do we claim to. There are views of the Central Cascades on the Oregon side of the river from some cabins, with the Mt Hood, Mt Adams & Mt St Helens cabins offering the best views. We have large comfy chairs on our wedding lawns as well as trails and a hammock garden from which to enjoy the stunning view of The Gorge, but again, it’s not possible to see the water of the Columbia River.

If you are reading this and have any questions or concerns about staying at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins, please contact us so that we can answer any concerns that you might have personally, our phone number is 1-877-816-7908.

It would give us great pleasure to welcome you to Carson Ridge.

If you feel that Carson Ridge isn’t for you, then I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sakura Ridge as an alternative. The most important thing is that you enjoy your visit to The Columbia River Gorge.

Thank you for your time.
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Aiken, South Carolina
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Reviewed 24 June 2011

The website doesn't do this place justice. The accommodations are indeed luxurious, and the setting is idyllic. The innkeepers are friendly and helpful, the breakfasts tasty and the amenities are unrivaled. We enjoyed our front porch looking out to the meadow gardens and their songbirds. The jacuzzi tub was relaxing, and the fireplace added that extra romantic spark. If you are in the Columbia River Gorge area, don't miss this one.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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carsonridge1261, Owner at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins, responded to this review, 18 July 2011
Thank you very much for sharing your experience with others. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time here.

It would give us great pleasure to welcome you back.
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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2011

The owners of this Bed and Breakfast are so friendly and accomodating. They made an outstanding breakfast each morning. We stayed three full days and didn't have the same thing twice. We came back from a day of hiking to find freshly baked brownies. The room was very comfortable and romantic with a gas fireplace and jetted tub. We really enjoyed our stay and will be anxious for our next getaway.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Tacoma, Washington
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Reviewed 21 June 2011

We had an amazing stay in the Carson Ridge cabins and hope to make a trip back in the future! It is such a perfect location- close to great outdoor activities and a short drive to Hood River where there is great wine tasting. The cabin was so relaxing and beautiful. Also, the breakfast was phenomenal and it's such a treat to have it delivered to your door!

Room Tip: Call Pete and Latish, the owners.
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Summerdale, Alabama
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Reviewed 18 June 2011

We loved our stay at Carson Ridge cabins. We had a family stay and rented 3 cabins for 2 nights. Each couple in the family felt so welcomed by Pete and Latisha (and Jennifer). Loved the front porches and the cozy fireplaces. Nature all around. A grocery store close by if you need it. Easy to find but feels a world apart. Pretty landscaping. Great breakfast included. Can't say enough!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Sweet Home, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2011

We stayed at the Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins for several nights & didn't want to leave. Even though it was typical Washington/Oregon rainy season it was still beautiful. The fireplace was cozy, the bed comfortable, the service was great, the food was delicious, & the peace & quiet- priceless! Thank you Pete for a wonderful experience for our anniversary!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins
Address: 1261 Wind River Hwy, Carson, WA 98610-3257
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Region: United States > Washington > Carson
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Carson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax and rejuvenate your soul in the tranquility of your private, luxury Columbia River Gorge cabin. Spa tubs for 2, walk-in showers with dual shower heads, fireplaces, log beds, private porches with log swings, spectacular views, luxury linens, plush robes, spa services in your own romantic Washington cabin...need we say more? Our award-winning Columbia River Gorge lodging has been voted "The Best in the West", the "Top 10 Most Romantic Inns in the Country", "Best Place to Celebrate Romance" and most recently won for the second year running, "Best of the Gorge". We have the Tesla and Clipper Creek electric vehicle (EV) charge station onsite for our guests. ... more   less 
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