If you’re looking for great long weekend getaway, I’ve got just the place! Skamania Lodge in the Columbia River Gorge.
I surprised Mark with a little trip after Christmas, and it was just perfect.
Ready for Our Weekend Getaway!
We flew from Anchorage to Portland on a red-eye. I wouldn’t recommend that. Since we arrived in Portland at 6 am but couldn’t check in to the hotel until 4 (and they are pretty strict about that check-in time), I had planned a whole days’-worth of excursions for us along the Oregon coast. After our first scheduled stop, we actually had to pull over into a turnout along the road and take a nap! Neither of us could drive, and it just really made the day NOT so enjoyable.
So, if you do this trip, take a day flight, arrive mid-afternoon fairly rested, and the trip will be great.