Many guests have commented lately that they are surprised to find Skamania Lodge as a family friendly destination. Really?! Although we’re known for our relaxing grand lodge atmosphere, we always strive to make it a fun place for all ages to come explore the wonders of the Columbia River Gorge. With so much to do in the area why not stay at a place that also caters to family fun?
Our biggest activity during the summer is our Birds of Prey program. Free educational programs happen at four different times each weekend with our raptor specialists, Jim and Kathleen Tigan from Raptor Adventures. These programs are amazing because guests get to experience these birds up close and learn the important role they play in our environment. If you’re really feeling the raptor craze, Jim and Kathleen offer 3 classes where guests can pay to experience once in a lifetime opportunities to be one-on-one with the birds in their natural habitat.
Or you can beat the heat this summer in our air conditioned game room where families can challenge each other to ping pong, foosball or air hockey! Even if you don’t have kids, this is a great place for kids and adults alike to come and enjoy some classic fun time.
Feeling artistic? Craft activities are perfect fillers for down times between activities. They are creative and sometimes crazy, but always fun!
Families with younger children can hike our trails with guides from the forest service as the children work to complete our scavenger hunt! (A Smokey Bear bag of goodies awaits each participant at the end.) And for those not interested in the scavenger hunt, just take a stroll on one of our three hiking trails any time of day, or night! Or get moving with some basketball, volleyball, tennis or leisurely croquet. After an afternoon of fun, cap off your evening with some S’mores, a classic good time treat!
Don’t think we’ve forgotten the parents! Wine tasting, a Bloody Mary bar and Yoga over the Gorge are only some of the activities you can enjoy while the kids have their fun!
Still think Skamania is only a relaxing place for you to get away from it all? Think again! Skamania Lodge offers tons of fun and plenty of things to see and do. Come see for yourself! Call 800.2217117 for specials on our guestrooms, golf or spa or to learn more about this weekend’s activities.