Skamania is a beautiful resort. We had planned to stay for 3 nights, but ended up adding an extra night because there is so much to do in the area. We had reserved a fireplace room with gorge view and put in for an upgrade. Ended up in a balcony suite on the 3rd floor. There are only 4 balcony suites in the hotel and we loved the room.
The suite was very spacious and clean. Bed very comfy. Staff extremely helpful and friendly. Food in the restaurant great.
So why did I struggle with rating and not just give 5 stars? Well, there were a couple of issues that kept the place from being perfect. First, was the lack of Spa appointments. I didn't want a massage, but I did want other services. Those other services are considered 'add on' and only available with a full service item i.e. massage or mani/pedi. I would have loved to have a mani/pedi, but no appointments were available (I even called ahead 4 days before checkin and nothing available except massages.) So not only could I not get the mani/pedi, I couldn't get any other service either unless I got a massage. Very frustrating. Second, was limited hours of the gift shop/store. We arrived about 3 p.m. on Thursday, got checked in, looked around, and then when to the gift shop for snacks. By that time it was a little after 5 p.m. and it was closed. There were many other times during our 4 day stay that we wanted something from the shop only to find it closed.
There is a beautiful central room by the checkin area, I think it's the 'Gorge Room' where there is a huge wood burning fireplace. I've never seen such a busy area in a hotel before. Lots of people hanging out, which is nice, just too bad there isn't more seating available. They had wine tasting from a local winery while we were there. It wasn't free, but for the nominal charge of $5 you could taste 4 different wines or get 1 full serving. There was also free cheese and crackers. That was a very nice service, but again, not a lot of seating. It's a very large area but doesn't accommodate very many people at a time.
Again, it's a beautiful resort, lots to do at the resort and in the gorge area. I would stay there again if I was in the area.
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- Also Known As:
- Skamania Hotel Stevenson
- Skamania Resort Stevenson
- Skamania Lodge Washington