Pacific Northwest Vacation Excursions for Adventurers

Get the Most Out of Your Visit 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. 

A Cascade Canyon Guide leads adventurers down a river on their Pacific Northwest vacation in the Gorge..

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

A man and woman show the fish they caught while on their Pacific Northwest vacation.

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

A man and woman smile on a white water rafting trip in the Columbia River Gorge.

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!

Zollers Outdoor Odysseys

River Drifters

Two Kayakers on the Columbia River at sunset on a Pacific Northwest vacation..

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

Hood River WaterPlay

A man puts on the putting green.

Golf 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.

Indian Creek Golf Course

Elk Ridge Golf Course at Carson Hot Springs

Beacon Rock Golf Course

Hood River Golf Course & Country Club

Make Our Cabins Your Pacific Northwest Vacation Base Camp

With all the things to do and see in the Pacific Northwest, you can spend days in just the Columbia River Gorge alone! Make the Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins your base camp as you explore this beautiful region.

Our luxurious cabins are perfectly situated just one hour from Portland, 30 minutes from Hood River, and steps away from majestic PNW beauty. Serene and romantic, just sitting on the swing of your private porch is an escape of its own.

Finish every exciting day with a relaxing massage or a soak in your jetted tub. The next morning, we can serve you up a fresh 3-course BnB breakfast for two so you’re powered up for another great day in the PNW.

Take a peek at our cabins and start to picture you and your partner enjoying a fantastic Pacific Northwest vacation with us!

Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins is Your Vacation Destination!

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