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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 72 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 completely unique. Some rooms offer brass canopy beds and some of the larger rooms have cozy fireplaces. There are a number of pet-friendly garden rooms available for small pets 50 pounds or under. Since 1921, couples have come from all over the world to exchange their vows, rekindle romance and create new memories. Be sure and bring your camera. The photo opportunities abound here. Relive the history of Lewis and Clark and experience a network of hiking trails and the best board sailing this side of Hawaii with fantastic water skiing and golf. For Reservations, Call Toll Free: 1-888-345-1921 Visit Us Online At: www.ColumbiaGorgeHotel.com Create A Memory With Us! — See Our Ad on the Back Cover — OREGON TRAVEL AND RECREATION GUIDE