“Skamania” is the Chinook Indian word for “swift water”. The resort, which overlooks the Columbia River is aptly named, as there are also over 70 waterfalls nearby.
Skamania Lodge was designed to be reminiscent of the great lodges of early 1900’s, which had charm and appeal, and contained all modern guest conveniences. Thus, the design of the four-story Cascadian style lodge, with high-pitched roofs, interesting uses of timbers, wood paneling and native stone came to fruition..
For more information about the hotel visit http://www.skamania.com/
The Columbia River Gorge is a canyon of the Columbia River that is up to 4,000 feet (1,200 m) deep, and stretches for over 80 miles (130 km) as the river winds westward through the Cascade Range forming the boundary between the State of Washington to the north and Oregon to the south.
The gorge holds federally protected status as a National Scenic Area and is managed by the Columbia River Gorge Commission and the US Forest Service. The gorge is a popular recreational destination.