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Inn at Skamokawa Landing
Ranked #5 of 5 Skamokawa B&B and Inns
Reviewed 8 June 2013

Wonderful place to unwind and enjoy a wonderful river experience. The Inn is built right over a peaceful slough of the mighty Columbia river. Twice a day experience the ebb and flow of the tide changes. Take your binoculars and watch the river otters, eagles, ospreys and all types of wildlife. I have stayed here a few times in all seasons and have to say it is one of my all time favorite places to stay. It's like a postcard.

Room Tip: There is a kayak center located in the building now. I highly recommend taking a lesson or going out...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

My son is seven and he loves shipwrecks. In fact we travel all over in search of shipwrecks. On a recent ship hunting adventure we had the pleasure of staying at the Inn at Skamokawa Landing on the North shore of the Columbia River. The Inn is in a beautifully restored 100 year old historic land mark building located at the sight of the steamboat landing in Skamokawa Washington about half way between Kelso and Astoria on state route 4. There are three newly renovated hugh luxury suites located right on the water (actually out over the the water - the building is built on pilings - how cool is that!). The three suite are named after three of the steam boats that frequented the landing 100 years ago.

At that time Skamokawa was the third largest city in Washington and boasted the largest saw mill in the world.

My son and I stayed in the Lurline Suite at the Inn and had a great time. There's a great view of the Columbia River and the shipping channel in particular.

If you watch this web page:
http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/

...you can see all the ship traffic inbound and out and know exactly what type and when a ship will pass with in front of the “ship watching window” as my son called it. My son sat for literally hours saying “Daddy here comes a tanker out bound for Hong Kong at 12 knots named the “#%#^%*^%” with a cargo of... pretty cool for a 7 year old! My son says "Its a very very COOL Place."

As far as shipwrecks in the area, the remains of the "USS Plainview" are wrecked on the washington side of the Columbia a little farther out west on route 4. It is plainly visible right along the side of the road. The Plainview was one of the largest Navy Hydrofoils ever built (1960s).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Plainview_(AGEH-1)

It was decommissioned and sold for scrap and latter abandoned on the banks of the Columbia river. We still don’t know why...

Out farther at Fort Stevens State Park west of Astoria is the most famous ship wreck on the Oregon Coast the “Peter Iredale” a steel square rigger from the turn of the century.

Finally one of the coolest things about staying at the Inn was the center suite is named after a steamer called the “T.J. Potter”. The Potter was one of the fastest steamers of its
kind. We found the wreck of the T.J. Potter is still visible at low tide in Astoria. Only the keel and lower ribs are left to see but it is right next the the side of the road. Take route 202 turning South out of Astoria and it is located between the Ford Dealership and the Dairy Queen. Pretty Cool! We give the Inn 5 stars!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

We spent a week at the Inn and love the convenience, the beautifully appointed rooms and extra space, but the best part was looking out the windows! We saw eagles, osprey, herons and more. The kids love watching the big ships out in the channel. On sunny days, we walked in the nature preserve and when it rained, we played games and watched the world from our warm, cozy living room. The kids thought they'd miss TV, but they didn't have time to.

Room Tip: Get the Lurlene if it's available - best views!
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

Beautiful rooms with high ceilings, elegantly appointed with fine furnishings and attractive antiques. Rooms look over the water--peaceful ambiance of natural beauty, in a small river-front town with great kayaking, a lovely park, and other recreational opportunities. I was very positively impressed and look forward to returning!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 March 2013

I took my daughter here to kayak, but since the weather was not conducive to boating, the success of the trip then fell to the beauty of the area and the comfort of the Inn. Thank goodness we chose the Inn at Skamokawa Landing. The accommodations are fabulous, the location amazing right on the mighty Columbia, nature abounds, and its also an interesting historical site. I was drawn to stay put in this little piece of heaven, even though the town of Skamokawa is extremely small and sleepy. Columbia River Kayaking is right there on the dock as well and made arranging for kayaking out on the river easy and a great part of the experience. I will be back very very soon. I even hesitate to share this little gem so as to not have competition for rooms for my return trip!

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

Attended a girls weekend at this stunning historic ferry landing. The views of the Columbia river and river traffic that comes with it is amazing. There is a wildlife refuge down the road which is a lovely place to walk and look for deer and birds( several eagles were spotted). The rooms are very comfortable for either a couple or a group of friends.

Room Tip: Each room has a view of water, with one having a view of the Columbia
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 January 2013

What a lovely place to be with friends for relaxation, conversation and great food/drink! The view of the river is wonderful. Ship and bird watching in abundance. The owners really did an incredible job renovating this historic place. It is beautiful!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Inn at Skamokawa Landing

Address: 957 Steamboat Slough Rd, Skamokawa, WA 98647-9301
Region: United States > Washington > Skamokawa
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Skamokawa
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in a historic building, once an active Steamboat Landing on the Columbia River, this 3 unit inn is furnished with antiques and historical photographs and has stunning views of the river and Steamboat Slough in a peaceful, natural setting. Each of the 3 suites is named after a Steamboat that once tied up out front; the Lurline, the TJ Potter and the Undine. Suites include free wireless internet, full kitchens, bathroom with tub/shower, balcony and 14 foot ceilings exposing the original trusses. Tie your boat to our dock. ... more   less 

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