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Cape Meares © Linda Blair columbia gorge hotel create A Memory With Us W elcome to Hood River, Oregon, one of the most beautiful recreational capitals of the world. Make your visit to the Columbia Gorge special with a stay at the historic Columbia River Gorge Hotel, a place of quiet, luxury set as a jewel in the midst of Columbia River gorge, the US’s first proclaimed national scenic area. This historic gem was built by Simon Benson in 1921. Benson was involved with the Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway and envisioned a hotel at the end of the highway. The hotel had barely opened before it garnered an International reputation. Presidents Roosevelt and Coolidge, Actress Myrna Loy, Jane Powell, and rumor has it, Rudolph Valentino are some of the notables to have graced this charming hotel. As many have done, you can also create your memory with a stay at this luxurious hotel. All guests of the Columbia River Gorge Hotel and Spa are invited to start the day with a leisurely breakfast in the dining room. Simon’s Cliff House is voted Oregon’s best restaurant and has a delight to please every palette. Relish the breathtaking view of the Columbia River while enjoying Simon’s famous fine dining atmosphere. Some of the guest rooms features a spectacular view of the river. This historic venue extends a warm invitation for you to relax and rejuvenate with a bottle of regional wine and experience the many award-winning blends and vintages. Each room features a period style bed with antique style furnishings, black and white art deco tile flooring in the bathrooms appointed tastefully with Victorian period artwork to match the 1921 décor. Rooms also feature a flat screen TV, cable, free wireless internet access, refrigerator, air conditioning, and hair dryer, iron, a private bathroom plus robes for your comfort. Each room in the Columbia Gorge Hotel is complet