Fall is un-officially here!!

Like it or not, the morning chill is back – in full force. These last few days have reminded us of what we have been missing here in the Gorge. You know, the reason why everything is so green. The rain is back and it is October; hard to believe the summer season has officially ended and winter is creeping its way back.

As we reflect on this somewhat hasty summer season, we have accomplished and welcomed more than just great guests. In June Latisha joined us from her six month stint in India. During her travels she collected a wide range of handmade jewelry, complete with precious stones and silver as well as fantastic handmade silk scarves and numerous other foreign treats. This has allowed us to expand our gift shop to a regular “candy store” for our guests and visitors.

Another by-product of her return is our new suite, the Gifford Lodge. The rustically new-age Indian-themed room officially became available late August 2009. The Gifford Lodge features a custom hanging bed, 7ft jacuzzi tub, and a 35 sq ft walk-in shower. With the construction phase of the Gifford Lodge behind us, we are now embarking on another phase of construction: 3 new luxury cabins and outlying garden areas! By next summer you’ll have more choice for luxurious accommodations beyond anything we’ve seen in the Columbia River Gorge.

Keep in mind our additions and expansion are planned precisely to the nail, and will be quick and painless. And, of course, we will keep you posted along the way via Face Book, so be sure to follow!

Oh, and we can’t forget our other new additions to Carson Ridge. I’m pleased to introduce you to Lexy & Bear, adopted in July. These beautiful Toy Australian Shepherds have quickly adapted to the B&B life. Although typically a work-oriented breed, don’t be surprised to find them lounging about, legs outstretched, on the greens or near the front door to welcome you.

As we lightly tread towards a retreat center for those bound for rejuvenation and relaxation, we are asking you what you would want in a destination property? What do you look for? What are your priorities when choosing a resort?

Make sure to follow us on one or all of our social sites as this winter will be crammed full of get-a-way deals, crazy discounts, and the ultimate in relaxation packages.

Until next time!