My husband and I spent 2 nights, mid week, at Skamania Lodge this summer. It was hard to come home!
We loved the hiking trails, the golf, room service and the spa. It was perfect for a little relaxation and escape from Portland.
We did not care much for the dining room. For the price range, it just did not have the atmosphere that we expected. The food was good, the waiter friendly- but I felt like I was on a college campus in the cafeteria. It just didn't fit. However, the food in the bar was amazing! We sat on the patio and had one of the best lunches we can remember, just eating hamburgers (which were amazing). We also loved room service for lunch, dinner and late night snacks. It was not that spectacular for breakfast.
The spa was an incredible experience! Much too expensive to justify it regularly, but a great way to treat myself. I loved the massage and wrap I got. I found the Spa employees to be incredibly concerned with my comfort, and very kind. The worst part about the spa was having to leave it!
Golf was very fun. Since we were there mid week, it was very quiet and peaceful. We completely forgot we were only an hour away from home!
I think the very best part of Skamania Lodge was the natural beauty. The hiking trails are beautiful, but easy enough for anyone to conquer. Watching the sun rise from the front lawn was absolutely worth getting up for, and the highlight of our summer. Even the drive out to Skamania was beautiful.
Pros: Great golf, spa, and hotel grounds.
Cons: Dining room's poor atmosphere.