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Winter Experiences Guide


Hot cocoa and s’mores at the outdoor firepit. Cozy lodge rooms with adventures and recreation right out your door. Craft brews and hot toddies to keep spirits warm. There’s nothing quite like winter in the Columbia River Gorge. Make Skamania Lodge your basecamp for nearby adventures like snowshoeing and hiking. Then retreat inside for a cozy romantic escape, family vacation, or girlfriend’s getaway this January through February.

  1. Winter Guide
  2. Event Calendar

Winter Family Fun at Skamania Lodge

Winter Wonderland Scavenger Hunt

January through March 16, Daylight Hours

Hiking is magical in winter here in the Gorge, making it the perfect time to search for the three snowflakes we’ve hidden somewhere along the trails here at Skamania. Take your photo with them and bring them to the front desk to claim your cute prize!

Build A Woodland Forest Friend

December 31, January 1, February 17, 18 & 19 plus March 17 through 25

$30 per animal | Admission tickets available in the Gift Shop

Children will love creating their very own stuffed animal! This family friendly activity includes a 15-inch winter woodland themed animal to stuff, wishing star to hide inside and naming birth certificate.

Winter Glow Party

1/27- 1/28: 6pm-9pm
2/3-2/4: 6pm-9pm
2/17-2/19: 6pm-9pm 
2/24-2/25: 6pm-9pm
3/17-3/25: : 6pm-9pm

Light up the winter night at Skamania Lodge pool with our Friday kids’ party. We’ll have music on the pool deck, wearable souvenir glow sticks and other fab glow decor. 

Animal Safari Scavenger Hunt

All Day, January through March

There are so many different animals loose in the lodge! Some are hiding in fireplaces, some in the artwork on the walls. Some animals are made of iron, and some are rubbings of ancient rock designs. Can you find them? Stop by the front desk to pick up your safari checklist. When you spot them, check them off your list, and then bring the sheet back for a wild prize!

In Search of Gnome-ance

February, All Day

Join the chase for our woodland gnomes, who are hiding in the corners of Skamania Lodge!

Find all five gnomes, snap a photo with your phone and share with our front desk team to claim a sweet prize! 

Celebrate Love This February

The Month of Love at Skamania Lodge

Valentines Day Dinner for Two

$120 per couple | February 10, 11 & 14

Designed with romance in mind, this menu includes Crab Ravioli, Venison and Scallops with Sweet Potato Purée, Carrots, Parsnips and Huckleberry Gastrique, Chocolate Truffle Cupcake with Truffle Mousse and Hazelnut Buttercream plus two glasses of Sparkling Wine.

  1.  February Cocktail Specials

Waterleaf Spa February Pampering Specials

Celebrate with the one you love or indulge in self-care (you’re worth it!) during February with Waterleaf Spa’s special experiences for couples – or just for you.

Sweet Dreams CBD Kit | $72

Each product in the Sweet Dreams CBD Sleep Kit works synergistically to lull you into a state of peace and relaxation, so you can fall asleep and stay there. Gift yourself or a loved one a better night’s sleep during the month of romance!

Includes: CBD Mineral Bath Soak (4oz), Restore: CBD Tincture (1oz), Satin Eye Pillow

For Couples

80 minute therapeutic couple massage for two | $450
50 minute custom facial and 50 minute Swedish massage for two | $650

For Singles

50 minute strawberry rhubarb facial | $175 
50 minute therapeutic massage | $175

  1. Waterleaf Spa Menu

Lift a Glass (or Mug) to Love

Beer and wine lovers alike will delight in the many tours and tastings in our local wineries and breweries. Make it a date and explore the 40 miles of wine country here in the Columbia River Gorge. Immerse yourself in the beautiful winter views while sipping on everything from sweet whites to luscious reds.

February is Oregon Craft Beer Month. Join the celebration by visiting local breweries to enjoy new releases, beer pairings and tappings – and events like Zwickelmania, an annual statewide tasting over President’s Day weekend.