Excursions for Adventurers

Get out and see the best of the Columbia Gorge! Whether your passion is canyoneering, fishing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, golfing – there are many choices available for you to choose from. Stay and play for 3-days to really enjoy your getaway plans.

Get the Most Out of Your Pacific Northwest Vacation to the Gorge

The list of things to do in the Gorge is endless! When you stay at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins, you’ll be surrounded by countless exciting attractions. Get started with these popular, adventure-based Pacific Northwest vacation ideas below.

Whether you’re a thrill seeker or someone who craves relaxation, there’s an excursion for you. From the exhilaration of whitewater rafting to the quiet pleasure of fishing off a boat, the Gorge is home to a multitude of outfitters who are ready to show you the best of the area.

Canyoneering in the Gorge

Embark on a canyoneering tour in the Gorge! Options for intermediate to advanced adventurers lead by Cascade Canyon Guides.

From wildflower hikes to a day of rappelling in canyons, they’ll show you some the most gorgeous areas in the PNW.

Guests of Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins get special rates and will get picked up at the cabins. Mention us when book your adventure!

Cascade Canyon Guides

Catching! (a.k.a. Fishing!)

Fish for Sturgeon, Chinook Salmon, Steelhead, Walleye and more. The scaley varieties are plentiful in the Gorge and these guides know when and how to find them.

Always Catchin

Mitchell Sportfishing

Columbia River Fishing Adventures

White Water Rafting

Flowing south from Mt. Adams to the Columbia River Gorge, the White Salmon River is a two-hour adrenaline rush through a picturesque canyon. More than a leisurely float, it’s an exhilarating progression of class II, III, and IV rapids, interspersed with quiet pools and delicate waterfalls. A must-see on any Pacific Northwest vacation! Our guests get special rates at select rafting companies – call us for more info!

Zollers Outdoor Odysseys

Wet Planet

River Drifters

Sailing on the Columbia River

Let the winds fill the sails and lift your soul as you take in the majesty of the Columbia River. With 360 degree views of the Gorge, you’ll forget your worries and feel a part of it all. Kick back and relax or even join in the fun as you help with the lines and sails. If peaceful exhilaration is possible, it can be experienced on sailboat.

Heart of the Gorge Sailing

Gorge Sail Ventures

Kayaking, SUP Paddleboarding, Windsurfing and More

Getting out on the waters of the Columbia River is a classic Pacific Northwest vacation adventure. Whether it’s high-speed kitesurfing or mellow SUP paddling, the Gorge has just the water sport to suit your fancy. Take a lesson with a pro, paddle out with a guide or rent your own gear and test the waters for yourself. Adventure calls!

Gorge Paddling Center

Big Winds

Hood River WaterPlay

Golfing the Gorge

If your definition of “getting your steps in” is driving, sinking or putting a golf ball around, then these scenic golf courses are for you. The Columbia Gorge has an array of choices to get you outdoors on your Pacific Northwest vacation.

Elk Ridge Golf Course just 5 min from our Cabins!

Indian Creek Golf Course

Beacon Rock Golf Course

Hood River Golf Course & Country Club

Your Gorge Base Camp

Just 30 minutes from Hood River and conveniently located for countless other activities and attractions, our cabins make the perfect base camp for all your Gorge adventures!

When your explorations are done for the day, come back to your private cabin and relax on your secluded porch or in front of your cozy fireplace.

The exhilarating outdoors and relaxing luxury accommodations – yes, you can have it all!

Outstanding service, a absolutely fantastic getaway. Cabin was very nice. A great place to spend quiet time with your better half, centrally located for your excursions. The breakfast was great. Love the place, will definitely be back.

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