For the adventurous type, there’s a LOT of things to do in the gorge. For everybody else, well – there’s still a lot for you too. We’ve put together eight itineraries for things to do while visiting the Columbia River Gorge. Which personality type speaks most to you?
The Wine Tourist.
You’re fancy, we get it. For those with the more cultured palette, there’s plenty to imbibe nearby.
- Breakfast salad with eggs at the Society Hotel Café
- Soak in the Bathhouse
- Morning walk at Catherine Creek
- Lunch at Lyle Hotel
- Tastings at:
- Maryhill Winery
- Wannamaker Estate Vineyard
- Cor Cellars
- Shopping at Aniche Boutique
- Family Dinner in the Society Hotel Library
- Glass of Port by the fire pits
The River Rat
You’re probably more stable afloat than most are on land. Lucky for you, there’s plenty of water for soaking, floating and riding.
- Sunshine bowl for breakfast at the Society Hotel Café
- Raft the Upper White Salmon River
- Raft the Lower White Salmon River
- Soak in the Bathhouse & Spa
- Nap in the hammocks
- Dinner at Celilo
- Fireside nightcap before a much-needed rest.
The Mountain Goat
Your natural habitat is far above the horizon. You’re an unstoppable force with the legs of an olympic athlete and a penchant for fresh air. Go forth and explore, this is your heaven.
- Avocado toast with eggs for breakfast at the Society Hotel Café
- Hike Dog Mountain
- Filling such at the Huck Truck
- Soak those bones in the Bathhouse
- Hike Coyote Wall
- Camp Dinner in the Cabin
- Shoot some hoops, play some football, and watch the game in our Gymnasium
The Gear Head
It’s not a matter of what kind of mountain bike you have, it’s a matter of choosing which one you’re going to bring, and how to perfectly tune the suspension for your terrain. There’s plenty to choose from here, so load up and load out!
- Breakfast Market toast with eggs at the Society Hotel Café
- Bike Post Canyon
- Twin Peaks for burgers and shakes
- Take a dip in Hood River
- Nap in the sunshine
- Everybody’s Brewing for dinner
- Much-needed nightcap poolside
Off the beaten Pathfinder
You forge your own way, confidently (and at times, aimlessly) wandering into the unknown. There’s a lot of wandering to be done in these hills, so grab your backpack and let’s find the weird side of the gorge together.
- Yoga in the Sanctuary
- Breakfast at White Salmon Bakery
- Pack a lunch from Feast Market & Delicatessen
- Hike Catherine Creek to the Arch
- Visit Maryhill Stonehenge
- Klickitat Trail near Lyle
- Lunch on the trail
- Visit the Salmon fisheries
- Sunshine Mill Winery tasting
- Hammock session
Believe it or not, there are some things you just can’t find on Amazon, and Hood River is chock full of them. This one’s gonna be on foot, so we hope you bought some comfortable shoes.
- Meditation and soak
- Breakfast- bowl at the cafe
- Walk to Antiques and Oddities
- Hop the bridge to Hood River (car + $4 needed!)
- Crimini w/Truffle Oil Pizza at Solstice in Hood River
- Walk the Shops in downtown Hood River. Artists studios? Ceramics? Bronze? Anything you could want!
- Dinner at Celilo
- Pop back across to Bingen
- Meet new friends by the firepits
As the single most affordable lodging short of a well-insulated truck in the parking lot, The Society Hotel is a haven for skiers and snowboarders during the season at Mt. Hood – especially if you’ve packed enough Rainier to care more about sending it than driving.
- Quick workout in the gym
- Caffeine and breakfast in the Cafe
- Hop the Society Hotel winter shuttle to Hood River
- Hop the Mt. Hood Meadows Shuttle
- Cruise Heather Canyon and the glades
- Lunch slopeside
- Shred more gnar
- Shuttle back to Hood River
- Winter shuttle back to Bingen
- Soak and massage at the spa
- Family dinner in the cafe
- Corn hole match in the gym
Escape the bustle of the city life and sink into pure relaxation. This is your day off, and you’re going to make the absolute most out of doing nothing.
- Mimosas and breakfast salad at the Cafe
- Yoga in the Sanctuary
- Soak in the pools
- Massage appointment
- Light lunch at spa cafe
- Catch up on some reading by the fire
- Soak again with some steam rotations in the sauna
- Hammock time
- Family dinner in the gym
- Meditation under the stars