A stylish Oregon hotel in the Columbia River Gorge is worth a weekend trip.
Born anew in a three-year renovation, the Celilo Inn in The Dalles, Ore., has gone from a run-of-the-mill roadside stopover to a stylish hotel worth a weekend trip. With views of the Columbia Gorge and The Dalles Dam from all 46 rooms, the place pairs a stunning setting with amenities that make the most of the area.
Relaxation starts at check-in, with a free glass of wine from a nearby winery. In the rooms are niceties such as flat-screen TVs and hair dryers. A café brews Stumptown coffee. Mount Hood plays backdrop.
What’s to do beyond ogling the scenery? Learn about the eruptions and floods that built it by visiting the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center, eat a prime rib sandwich at Baldwin Saloon, or—on November 26—watch the twinkling trucks of the Starlight Parade. Then regroup at the hotel’s fire pit. From $89 for AAA members. (541) 769-0001, celiloinn.com .
Photography courtesy Celilo Inn
This article was first published in December 2010. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.