Every month we offer a special that allows our guests to experience another local activity, whether it’s a wine tasting tour, a restaurant gift certificate, or a golf package. This month we are providing two complimentary tickets aboard the Portland Spirit’s Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler for an afternoon cruise on the Columbia River. Stay two nights in one of our private Hood River cabins and we’ll arrange your river cruise (a $52 value).All aboard the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler.
The Sternwheeler was built to navigate the Columbia River, which is known for unpredictable currents, numerous sandbars, and rocks. The paddle wheel enables the boat to maneuver through any depth of water, from extremely deep to extremely shallow. Indeed, a good 80% of the boat sits above the water, and passengers enjoy panoramic views from three levels of decks.
Afternoon scenic excursions typically head west toward Bonneville Dam and then east toward White Salmon and Hood River – the route varies according to river conditions and activity. The cruise begins and ends at Cascade Locks Marine Park, just east of the Bridge of the Gods and approximately fifteen minutes from our Columbia River Gorge bed and breakfast.
The Gorge offers its viewers some of the most magnificent scenery in the country. In places, the canyon walls rise a dramatic 4,000 feet above the water! Traveling through the Gorge is jaw-dropping any time of year, but autumn is a favorite for those of us drawn to vibrant fall colors and pink hues splayed across the rugged Cascade Mountains as the setting sun casts its glow.
The cruise is only a small part of the total experience at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins. Other activities include waterfall hikes, wine tasting, world class fishing, scenic drives, and simply lounging in a comfortable leather chair in front of your private fireplace with a book in hand. Visiting us means letting all of your worries slip away.
For more details about the cruise, please visit Portland Spirit River Cruises.
For additional savings, visit our website to review our weekday discounts and our Facebook page for last minute specials.