Why Lodge 902 is Ideal for your Group's Retreat

Why Lodge 902 is Ideal for your Group's Retreat

If you are a part of a group i.e. of writers, readers, fishermen, meditators, skiers or moms, Lodge 902 is the ultimate spot this winter or spring for your flock’s RETREAT. Hey large families! Greetings, all you crafters, co-workers, soccer teams, cosmetologists, knitters, surgeons, snowshoers, Toast Masters and road bikers! We invite you to chilax in Hood River’s most cozy, most unusually decorated house. Men’s groups, church-goers, storytellers, crotchet practitioners, long-time friends, couples, sorority sisters, beekeepers! Imagine your clan cooking, mingling by the fireplace, soaking up the veranda views and strolling on the Columbia in between sessions of connecting.

Hood River's Annual Hopfest: Hoppening September22

Hood River's Annual Hopfest: Hoppening September22

“Come on, take a little swig,” Ellen said to me with amusement.

“Just to see what all the commotion is about, Squatch,” added Sarah.

These two!  The co-owners of Lodge 902 in Hood River can really apply the inter-species pressure to a Sasquatch like me. I'm elusive and impressive! But in this singular moment I morphed into a pimply ninth grader stuttering through my braces. First, they swindled me into staying at the Lodge last winter, next they cajoled me into playing host once in a while (which was admittedly enlightening) and now this — sweet talking me into tasting beer.

“Okay, but I normally DISlike whatever you humans DO like,” I grumped.

Where to Eat in Hood River? Squatch and Learn.

Where to Eat in Hood River? Squatch and Learn.

Hiya:  Squatch here.  

Humans come to Hood River, Oregon for the wind in their sails, the brew in their gullet, the fruit in their basket, the shush under their skis, the wine on their tongue, the terrain below their bike and the views all around.

And for many, it’s all about the grub in their bellies. It's THAT fantastic here.

Wondering where to eat in Hood River?  Squatch and learn people. 

Mountain Biking, Yoga and Snuggles: A Unique Couples Retreat in Hood River this Fall

Mountain Biking, Yoga and Snuggles: A Unique Couples Retreat in Hood River this Fall

Hiya Sasquatch here:

“The thing about being ugly is — there’s no maintenance” I once overheard a human hiker say. I have no idea if I’m a looker or not, but I like to assume I could lure in another statuesque Sasquatch if I really wanted to. 

And if, say, I did have fantasies about having a mate with long eyelashes named "Pepper," I might entertain going an adventure like this with it:

6 Reasons to Check In to Lodge 902 -- Hood River, Oregon

6 Reasons to Check In to Lodge 902 -- Hood River, Oregon

Hiya: Squatch here. I’m usually a faultfinder when sleeping away from my luscious lair — my fiddlefern fourposter tucked under a swath of Mount Hood fir trees. But if you desire an uncommon slumber spot of your own in the Columbia Gorge, consider a room at (or renting the whole place)  Lodge 902 in Hood River. You won’t regret it.  Here’s why:

Reason #6 The Guest Book is a Wall:  It was built in 1911, so there’s a mini-room in the foyer that was likely once a telephone room. Now, it hosts the guest book wall(paper). Pick a pair of eyes, grab a Sharpie and add to it! Come back again and find your character.

Walk to Wine Tasting in Downtown Hood River, Oregon

Walk to Wine Tasting in Downtown Hood River, Oregon

Hiya! Sasquatch here. Squatch for short.

Here's my latest tout about Hood River -- Oregon's most celebrate getaway town -- through the blog of its newest, funkiest bed and breakfast Lodge 902.

You humans love that squished-and-stowed-away-for-lengthy-amounts-of-time grape drink, wine, but lucky for squirrels and Chihuahuas, you don't love sipping it and then steering your four-wheeled metal-n-glass boxes. Kudos to the Hood River Wine Alliance, a cluster of 8 downtown wineries with walk-to tasting rooms, for solving this quandary.  People, you can sip. And, yes, walk on.

Top 10 Memorable Things To Do around Hood River, Oregon

Top 10 Memorable Things To Do around Hood River, Oregon

Hiya! Sasquatch here.  Squatch for short.

Now that I’m hosting a bit at Lodge 902 in Hood River, OR the guests are telling ME about all there is to do in the Columbia Gorge! 

It’s a nice break from being Hide-and-Seek World Champion.

If YOU have a sense of adventure, YOU need to come this way.

So far, my top 10 memory-making activities are: