Lodging

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.

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

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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

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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:

Lodge 902: Distinctive Lodging in the Unique Town of Hood River, Oregon

Lodge 902:  Distinctive Lodging in the Unique Town of Hood River, Oregon

Hiya. Sasquatch here. Squatch for short.

Newsflash. I've never been into humans. 

But I DO love to treat myself to an occasional hot bath at Lodge 902. 

Partners in the Lodge, Ellen and Sarah cornered me in the tub last week. (Not that awkward considering I'm all fur.)

"We'd like you to step in and host for a night,"  Ellen said.

"Meet the guests.  Make them feel welcome," Sarah elaborated. "Maybe shed some of your winter coat for souvenirs.... Kidding." Her smile slid down her face once she saw mine. 

"Yuck!"  I replied.

Ellen leaned in and focused on my eyes.  "We'll comp you two gallons of citrus body wash and a carafe of rosemary bath oil."

"Done." She had me at 'two gallons.'

Top 3 Benefits of Weekday Getaways

Top 3 Benefits of Weekday Getaways

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I just completed my May to-do list. I had to stock up on white-soled slugs (the Arion circumscriptus), map out my next few woodsy sleeping sights around Mount Hood and dole out a few looked-like-me-but-was-it-really-me sightings to human PNW hikers.  Phew! Now I get to take a load off these big feet before my busy summer hits.

If many of your weekends this summer are already planned out, perhaps you too need a during-the-week getaway now.