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“Great Value” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Columbia Gorge Riverside Lodge

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Columbia Gorge Riverside Lodge
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Stevenson
Bothell, Washington
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2012

My husband and I along with our Golden Retriever spent two nights at the Columbia Gorge Riverside Lodge. It was very clean and a great inexpensive getaway for us. The weather was spectacular for late September. Our first afternoon there we were able to watch the incredible wind surfers at play. A large stern-wheeler was also parked nearby which was an unexpected treat. The owner cautioned us about the trains before I reserved so we were prepared. The first night (a Tuesday) it seemed as though trains rolled through every ten minutes. The second night we made sure every window was closed and we ran the fan which was included with the room. We slept much better the second night and we thought there were also fewer trains. The gentleman who suggested a white noise machine was right on. Don't let the train traffic keep you from staying at this unique family run inn ~

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bend, Oregon
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65 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2012

We stayed at the Columbia Gorge Riverside Lodge a few times when we lived in Vancouver, WA. We loved it. The views from the decks of the Columbia River Gorge are stunning. The lodge is close to many outdoor activities - hiking, biking, sitting... We loved the kitchenette so that we could make tea/coffee when we wished to. Staff is great. A number of places to eat within close proximity. Sure, the trains add some ambiance, but it was amazing how quickly they became just part of the background - much like the tugboats pushing grain along the river.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jimm B
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Portland, OR
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

I was attending a wedding at nearby fancy Skamania Lodge, but wanted to stay in a smaller, river front hotel and this was an outstanding choice. I was in a 3-unit log cabin for two nights, with my Dad in the adjacent room. We both agreed everything was so clean, thoughtfully appointed. The staff was friendly and helpful, and the view of the river and the windsurfers was a highlight of our stay. The gardens, tended to by the owner, were beautiful. It was fun to walk just a few blocks into town and explore. We really could not have enjoyed our stay more and highly recommend this place.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the river view units. If you are near the river part of the property, the trains are...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank eileeninoregon
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Richland, Washington
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63 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2012

we enjoyed our stay in the log cabins. They were well outfitted for on the spot cooking and the cabin was clean. You are very close to the Columbia river and the greenery and gardens are beautiful. Along with this greenery comes rain so be prepared if you have outdoor plans. With proper attire, you can still enjoy the many hikes etc. in the area given what ever weather you are given. There are hot tubs on the deck with a view of the river. As others have stated, there is a train that comes by often. Since this is a railroad crossing, the train must sound it's horn. So, the supplied ear plugs are a must. I also used Tylenol PM to take the "edge" off and slept fine. My husband is a light sleeper and had a lot of problems sleeping with the adrenaline burst caused by the train horn. The owner Angus is friendly and helpful. The information in the rooms help for suggestion in and around the town. The price was good.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank woodfish
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Portland, OR
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57 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2012

We stayed in one of the upper units with the indoor jacuzzi, which was awesome. Nice kitchen, comfy bed, beautiful view of the river. The two nights we stayed, however, there were multiple trains in the middle of the night; every 20 minutes or so from 2-4 am. If you are a light sleeper or have any trouble getting back to sleep, this place will not work for you. The earplugs help a bit, but the train crossing is less than 100 feet from your ears, so be prepared to hear something even with earplugs. That said, I thought it was a cool place, and the owners are really nice.

There are really lovely hikes in the vicinity and if you are a windsurfer, there is an adjacent park where people put in. Note: I like Walkingman beer, but the inside of the restaurant on a hot day smelled like a beer soaked locker room, so if you can't sit outside, I wouldn't recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mandypdx
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Madison, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012

Terrific value, wonderful view, very relaxing. Saw rainbows over the river from our hot tub on the covered porch! Bathrooms are miniscule but functional. Owners are upfront about train noise, but it didn't bother us, and ear plugs are on the night stand. Excellent info about local businesses provided in the rooms.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

This lodge is an outstanding location, very clean and a great value for this area. We have stayed here multiple times and use it as a quick getaway from Portland, Oregon. Walkingman Brewery right across the tracks, Big River Grill and Joe's up on main St, the best hiking on the West coast, kayaking, windsurfing and kiteboarding out your front door, golf nearby...

The trains are very cool. The lodge is very much above board in letting guests know about the train noise.

Angus the owner is a terrific guy.

Room Tip: We have stayed in three different rooms and they are all good.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ding77
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Property: Columbia Gorge Riverside Lodge
Address: 381, Stevenson, WA 98648
Region: United States > Washington > Stevenson
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Stevenson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 8
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