We’re thrilled to announce that we are taking our successful hybrid historic hotel/hostel model to the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. This sister property will be located at the 80-year-old Bingen School in Bingen, Washington, and will welcome adventurous travelers exploring the surrounding Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Renovations will begin in the Fall 2017, and the hotel is slated to open in Summer 2019.
Old Meets New
Like the original Society Hotel, our team will restore, renovate and revitalize the Bingen School, melding modern comfort with historical preservation. The historic schoolhouse will retain some original features while being converted into the lobby, café, and guest rooms. The original multipurpose gym will also be both restored and upgraded keeping the stage and bleachers.
Also similar to the Chinatown location, the new property will bridge the gap between hotel and hostel by offering both private rooms and bunkhouse accommodations in the main schoolhouse building, along with new stand-alone cabins. The three options for accommodation will appeal to a variety of travelers who are drawn to the Gorge for its incredible diversity of activities in a stunning setting – from hiking, cycling and white water rafting and other watersports, to wine, beer and cider tasting, to exploring the famous Hood River County Fruit Loop and nearby Mount Hood and Mount Adams.