Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins
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Relax and rejuvenate your soul in the tranquility of your own private luxury cabin. Designed as the ultimate romantic getaway our luxury Columbia River lodging includes spa tubs for 2, walk-in showers with dual rain heads, fireplaces, log beds and private decks with log swings. Enjoy spectacular views of the Columbia River Gorge, luxury linens, plush robes, spa services in your own cabin. Need we say more?
Located only 45 minutes east of Portland, OR and set in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge, Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins makes exploring the Pacific Northwest very convenient. With easy access to Mount St. Helens, Multnomah Falls, and Hood River Valley, our guests easily travel in every direction to discover yet another of nature's beautiful wonders. Secret waterfalls, hot springs, hundreds of hiking trails, and superior vineyards are just a few Hood River activities you might find yourself indulging in at our Columbia Gorge cabins.
Imagine returning each evening after a full day's exploration to your very own private luxury Columbia Gorge cabin! Soak your weary muscles in a bubbling spa tub or relax with an in-cabin massage; curl up with a novel on your private porch swing or in front of the fireplace; sleep soundly on your pillow-top mattress covered with soft, 450-thread count sheets; and wake in the morning to a hot, tasty breakfast before you venture out again.
Award winning for being "The Best in the West", "Top 10 Most Romantic Inns in the Country", "Best Place to Celebrate Romance" and most recently featured in the Rachel Ray magazine as one of the top 10 places to celebrate romance.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Staci Addison for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Most travelers stay at our inn for romance, quiet, relaxation and uninterrupted time with their traveling companion.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
We are best known for the attention to detail before a guest arrives, making sure every detail is handled to their expectation long before they ever step foot on the property. Whether it is a dinner reservation procured, roses and champagne placed in the cabin when the guests are out to dinner or the warm, homemade chocolate chip cookies we serve every afternoon, we strive to make the guest experience perfect. We boast 10 private cabins for the utmost in privacy. Guests rarely interact with other guests unless they set out to. Our property is romantic and designed for the perfect couple getaway. I love the beauty that surrounds our inn. It is nestled in the Cascade Mountains and is such a beautiful place!
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
The number 1 reason to come to Carson would be to stay with us! Carson is an unincorporated town that is quiet yet right in the middle of the Columbia River Gorge - a highly desirable destination. Water sports and high adventure abounds - white water rafting, skiing, water falls, wineries and brew pubs are all here waiting to be explored.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
We hosted guests from England this past fall and they just booked a stay with us for a return visit this summer. When guests return to the property again and again their actions speak louder than any words they could say.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
How easy it is to find something for everyone to enjoy - no matter what your tastes are. This place is beautiful, tranquil, exhilarating and thrilling all at the same time!
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
We have a list of "101 Things To Do" that many of our guests refer to. Wine tasting is very popular as is hiking to waterfalls, whitewater rafting, sledding in the winter months, skiing at Mt Hood, brew pub hunting, Sasquatch hunting, music festivals, lavender farms, alpaca farms, fruit farms and the list goes on and on and on!
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
There is a FABULOUS brew pub called Backwoods that serves up hearty, hot pizza and their own brew! There is also a nice antique store on the corner.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
We do not lack in the fabulous food department! Some of my favorites are Solstice Wood Fire Cafe, Nora's Table, Stonehedge Gardens and River Daze Cafe. Two very popular places in the area are Big River Grill and Walking Man Brewery. Come hungry!
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
I really like to personally help plan guest outings whenever possible. By talking to the guests I can help gauge their enthusiasm and abilities. The Hood River Chamber of Commerce and the Skamania County Chamber of Commerce are both great sites for things happening in the Gorge. For forest information the Forestry Service Department website can't be beat.
How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 10 private cottages. Seven are romantic featuring queen or king size beds, gas fire places and jacuzzi tubs. Three of the cabins are ultimate luxurious cabins featuring an open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, hydrotherapy spa tubs, big gas fireplaces and views that are gorgeous!
Do you accept pets?
We welcome well behaved, socialized pets on our property with open arms! Two of our cabins, Northern Territory and Knotty Pine cabins.
Elopement & Weddings
Imagine a setting this beautiful and the privacy of your very own venue located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge, less than an hour from Portland. With our landscaped grounds and breathtaking views, we're the ideal location for your occasion, either indoors or out.
We are proud to offer outstanding service, a pristine setting, and exceptional attention to detail for your Hood River wedding, corporate retreat, or family reunion. We specialize in small parties providing a level of intimacy and attention you won't find elsewhere. Allow us to create a truly personal experience, turning your vision into a successful memory. Our on-site coordination team will take the worry out of planning. We do it all: catered meals, tee times, in-cabin spa treatments, team-building activities, event photography, and much more.
Explore the Gorge
The Columbia River Gorge, a place of incredible beauty and diversity, is known for it’s recreation, is a mecca for waterfall and wildflower viewing, hiking, biking, golf, fishing, whitewater rafting and kayaking, windsurfing and kiting, scenic stern-wheeler cruises on the Columbia River or Alpine and Nordic skiing or snowboarding on Mt. Hood.
Whether you are looking for a hike, to find one of our 15 endemic wildflower species or explore the 40 million years of geologic history, you will not be disappointed by variety of Hood River activities or our Columbia River Gorge lodging!
In the Area
- Wine region
- The Fruit Loop
- Water sports
- Snow sports
Allow your muscles to truly relax in the jetted tub prior to the treatment, then relish in the fireside massage. Afterwards, retreat to the lush log bed to maintain your relaxed state.
All of our Hood River spa treatments are catered to your individual needs.
Treatment for 2 - 60 minutes: $210 | 90 minutes: $290 The perfect way to experience togetherness, whether in celebration of a special occasion or because you both deserve a relaxing escape. Two massage therapists come right to your cabin and set up massage tables side-by-side to provide a memorable experience for a couple’s heart, mind and soul. Therapeutic Massage – 60 minutes: $105 | 90 minutes: $145 This full body massage will target areas of increased muscular stress and tension. Your practitioner will combine deep tissue and trigger point techniques with slow, focused stretches to reach those deeper and harder-to-get-to areas.
Hot Stone Massage – 90 minutes: $175 Massage with smooth, heated stones is a nurturing experience beyond compare. Hot stones are strategically placed on your body to induce deep relaxation, while your skilled therapist masterfully combines warm stones with gentle strokes to relax those achy muscles. Penetrating heat warms you to the core. Aahhhh!
Salt Polish & Pamper – 90 minutes: $140 Your experience begins with an invigorating and exfoliating salt scrub. The ingredients in our special apothecary blend nourish the skin while gently renewing its appearance. A refreshing rinse and a relaxing massage follows the scrub.