VISITORS GUIDE

With its amazingly diverse landscape, breathtaking views, traffic free winery touring, exciting outdoor activities, fine dining, exceptional lodging and of course the fantastic wine, the Columbia Gorge Wine Region is the perfect choice for a weekend getaway or that next vacation.

 ﷯ ﷯ MARTIN’S GORGE TOURS  MartinsGorgeTours.com  martin@martinsgorgetours.com  503-349-1323 Scenic, guided wine tasting tours at premier local wineries. Perfect outing for wedding parties, reunions, other groups or a couple’s retreat. Discover area attractions from waterfalls to wildflowers to wine... leave worries behind and experience the treasures of the Northwest. Charters and shuttles available. Brewery & Distillery tours too! MountNbarreL  mountnbarrel.com  ali@mountnbarrel.com  541-788-3111 We have several guided tour options on both the west side (Oak Grove) and east side (Pine Grove) of Hood River – all of which include bikes, helmets, and at least one trained local guide. All tours can be upgraded via our list of add-ons, or customized for groups as needed. Visit our website for more details!

WINE TOURS

General Tips for Visiting Gorge Wine Country:

   Consider hiring a designated driver.  Click here for a list of approved tour operators in the Gorge.

   Refrain from wearing heavily scented items, such as perfumes and lotions.  Even lipstick can affect your wine tasting experience.  Allow the day to be filled with the aromas of wine!

  Explore varietals unfamiliar to you.  Often these can be a delightful surprise.

   Ask staff questions.  Gorge residents are proud to live here and serve local wines, and love to share wine knowledge with others.  Ask staff where to have dinner, or to stay.  Where to hike or where to play.

   Don't be afraid to use the dump buckets.  It is not a sign that you don't care for a wine, and no one will be offended by spitting out a wine or dumping what is left in your glass.  On the contrary, most wine staff appreciate that it may be necessary to not swallow every wine in order to maintain your wine tasting pleasure and maintain your palate.

   Try a mid-week excursion.  Often tasters who visit on a weekday find the tasting rooms more intimate and the experience more one-on-one.

   Have fun.  Don't take it too seriously.  After all, wine is about enjoyment on your personal level.  Drink what you like and enjoy with others.

 

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LODGING

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﷯HISTORIC BALCH HOTEL  40 South Heimrich, Dufur, OR 97021  www.BalchHotel.com  info@BalchHotel.com  541-467-2277 Where the Columbia Gorge Meets Oregon's High Desert. The Balch Hotel is an excellent spot for outdoor weddings, reunions, retreats, business meetings, bike trips, car clubs or a romantic getaway for two. Winter weddings and retreats are cozy and charming. Join us at a place that inspires personal reconnection and rejuvenation - the expanse and simplicity of the country with wide open meadows, big sky and majestic mountain generates clarity of mind and heart that settles the soul. ﷯﷯ BEST WESTERN PLUS HOOD RIVER INN/RIVERSIDE  1108 E Marina Way, Hood River, OR 97031  hoodriverinn.com  reservations@hoodriverinn.com  1-800-828-7873 The Hood River Inn offers Hood River’s only waterfront lodging and dining. Travelers find comfortable accommodations, gorgeous river views, friendly service, and a shoreline pool / fitness facility. Dining at Riverside and Cebu Lounge is highlighted with an extensive award-winning wine list. The Inn is the perfect base for wine tasting tours or any Gorge adventure! ﷯ ﷯ COLUMBIA CLIFF VILLAS HOTEL  3880 Westcliff Drive Hood River, OR 97031  columbiacliffvillas.com  reservations@columbiacliffvillas.com  toll free: 1-866-912-8366 or 541-436-2660 Open year-round Luxurious nightly or weekly accommodations. 1-3BR Villas suites & rooms offer breathtaking views, fireplaces, gourmet kitchens, spacious entertaining & meeting spaces with exquisite furnishings. Wine tour packages with transportation, secure wine storage areas, cooking classes, private wine dinners and parties. On the cliff, just off Exit 62 in Hood River. Easy to get to - Hard to leave - Impossible to forget! ﷯ SKAMANIA LODGE  1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson, WA 98648
 www.destinationhotels.com/skamania  844-432-4748 Skamania Lodge has been a favorite all-seasons Columbia Gorge destination for meetings, events, weddings, honeymoons, and weekend getaways in Washington State since 1993. Situated at the gateway to the Gorge,our Washington State resort offers a distinctly Pacific Northwestern experience, featuring sweeping river views, two locally-inspired restaurants and the Skamania Lodge Golf Course. The wine list features a section devoted entirely to the Columbia River Gorge AVA. ﷯ INN OF THE WHITE SALMON  172 W. Jewett, White Salmon, WA 98672
 innofthewhitesalmon.com  innkeeper@innofthewhitesalmon.com  1-800-972-5226 Your Destination Boutique Hotel in the heart of The Columbia Gorge. Featuring modern and well appointed private rooms as well as a European style hostel room. Centrally located for winery touring, make the Inn of the White Salmon your home base for Adventure. ﷯

 

DINING

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