BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Inn
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... us to celebrate Mom's 85th Birthday and visit with our brothers and sisters and their families at the party, visit our daughter and her family and watch several Football and Soccer games of our Grandkids Mac & Kennedy, reconnect with family Connie's cousin Rose and her husband Kevin and their family residing only 6 miles from Bonneville Fish Hatchery. We were blessed to reconnect with old friends from the Portland area Jim & Claire ...
For the first time in weeks the weather was starting to turn foul. It began as we were making our way up the Oregon coast, and didn't look like it was planning on going away any time soon. We didn't have much time left, and had a choice to make: endure with the coastal drive back to Seattle, or retreat inland and hope the weather was better. We decided to bravely turn tail and head for the hills. Or a gorge, ...
... ft or so…
Water from Tanner Creek flows into a settling pond and supplies the hatchery with fresh
water… some of that creek water is directed to the Sturgeon pond… so this pond is supplied clean clear water… and if you walk down to the basement level you can see clearly 30 ft or so into the pond…
Herman is a 70+ year old male who was caught in 1998 and moved to this pond… the fish is now about 10 ft long and ...
... hoo), and we were on our way.
We missed the first two falls listed in our book but managed to get off the road in the nick of time to see the last and most famous of the falls "Multnomah Falls". Since we had some time to kill today we decided to hike to the top, which was signposted as 1.2 miles (I felt it was more like 1.5 miles). The hike was of course a vertical climb, but for two pros like me and Les we made it to the top ...
... the kids enjoyed running them and watching our clothes spin around and around. Chores at home are entertainment on the road. Our laundry was complete before Sam was really ready to leave…he was working. For the first time all trip, I drove - to the Columbia River Gorge (only an hour away) so that Sam could complete his conference calls.
We arrived and were able to check in early to the Best Western (a pretty nice one), ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsBEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Inn Cascade Locks
We had a beautiful river view. The hotel backs up to the gorge/river. We could also see the Bridge of the Gods from our window. The room was large and clean. The inn is very close to the train tracks, but it didn't bother either of us. The inn provided earplugs, but we didn't feel we needed them. The breakfast was typical of a hotel in this price range. Plenty of options, but nothing to knock your socks off.
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