Skamania Lodge Celebrates 15 Years

Pacific Northwest destination offers complete meeting package benefitting the local environment

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Skamania Lodge

Skamania Lodge, an all-season mountain resort and top meeting destination managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, celebrates 15 years in the Columbia River Gorge this year.

Completed in 1993, Skamania Lodge was built in partnership with The Columbia River Gorge Commission, The USDA Forest Service, Skamania County and Grayco Resources, Inc. to help drive expansion in the county's tourism-oriented retail and service sectors.

Skamania Lodge led the City of Stevensons transition from a timber dependent economy to an ever expanding recreational and tourism center. Since the opening of the Lodge, Skamania County has increased its travel spending by 11.3 percent the highest percentage change in Washington State.

Recognized as a premium recreation destination, Skamania Lodge offers guests numerous activities such as windsurfing, nature hikes, golfing and the newly renovated onsite Waterleaf Spa and Fitness Center. As a top Columbia River Gorge meeting destination, Skamania Lodge offers 23 state-of-the-art meeting rooms with more than 22,000-square feet of meeting space in addition to year-round facilities including golf, indoor swimming pool, spa, tennis, hiking and multiple restaurant dining options. The Conference Center at Skamania Lodge offers in-house audio visual equipment staffed by professional technicians and conference planners. A member of the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC), the property has received national awards in 2007 including the Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator magazine, Pinnacle Award-Conference Centers by Successful Meetings magazine, Best of the West Award by Meetings West magazine, and Platinum Award by Smart Meetings magazine.

In celebration of their anniversary year, Skamania Lodge is offering groups the Pacific Crest Trail Complete Meeting Package, which includes a donation to the Pacific Crest Trail one of the nations first National Scenic Trails. The Pacific Crest Trail Complete Meeting Package offers a special all-inclusive nightly rate for meetings held in the Lodges 22,000 square-foot Conference Center and features a team building activity on the forest trails of Skamania Lodge.

The Pacific Crest Trail Complete Meeting Package is available to a minimum group size of 20 room nights, on a space-available basis. As a Complete Meeting Package, this offer will include overnight accommodations, primary meeting space, standard audio visual equipment including an LCD projector, dinner on the night of arrival, breakfast, lunch and two continuous breaks the following day. Price includes service fees, but excludes lodge fees and taxes. To make reservations or for more information please call (800) 251-0848 or visit

About Skamania Lodge

Surrounded by the waterfalls, peaks, forests and canyons of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Skamania Lodge is an all-season mountain resort and conference center, situated on 175 acres, 50 minutes east of Portland, Ore., in Stevenson, Wash. With 254 guest rooms and a 22,000-square foot, International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) approved conference center, Skamania Lodge offers a destination for outdoor enthusiasts and groups. The Lodge boasts the Waterleaf Spa, indoor swimming pool and whirlpools, a fitness center, onsite hiking, an 18-hole par-70 Golf Course, the Cascade Room, River Rock Lounge and the U.S. Forest Service Information Center located in the lobby. Skamania Lodge is centered in a Pacific Northwest playground with hiking, biking and Sternwheeler cruises along the Columbia River in the summer; skiing and snowshoeing in the winter; and golfing, fishing and whitewater rafting all year long for outdoor enthusiasts. Skamania Lodge is a spectacular location to soak in the natural beauty and to enjoy a vast array of outdoor activities.

About Destination Hotels & Resorts

Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held lodging management company headquartered in suburban Denver, Colo. With more than 30 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. The companys portfolio features more than 6,000 guest rooms, 10 golf courses and 12 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Houston, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Maui and Lake Tahoe. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit