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Winter Solstice Celebration


Winter Solstice Celebration 2022 is sold out! We hope you join us in 2023!


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 during our Winter Solstice Celebration.

Winter Solstice Celebration

December 21
5pm-8pm $30 Adults| $15 Children

 A special celebration this year as we honor the Winter Solstice, the longest night and shortest day of the year from the old-growth forest and winter star-filled sky of our Riverview Pavilion. People all over the world celebrate this important astronomical occurrence and the "return" of the sun with days getting longer until the Summer Solstice on June 21st. 

The event will offer something for everyone with live music, festive bites, wine tasting, tree oracle readings, craft tables and more. Sip hot chocolate, hot apple cider, enjoy s'mores, holiday bites and homemade treats for a special wintery night. Bring your warm jackets, mittens and wool hats to enjoy a magical night under the stars and the Riverview Pavilion canopy on a crisp Columbia Gorge night.


We hope you join us in 2023!


We’re sure your marshmallow roasting skills are pretty sweet! Come sit at one of our built in firepits and hone your skills while enjoying the atmosphere. 


A winter solstice themed family craft table will be available to keep little fingers busy and having fun. Start winter break off right and create holiday memories together. 


Nothing says winter fun quite like a hot cocoa and hot apple cider drink station. Keep warm and toasty with a drink in your hand as we welcome the return of light.

Festive Winter Libations & Bites

A selection of local wineries will be on hand to pour tastings and keeping you warm and toasty throughout the night. Full glasses of local wine, warm seasonal cocktails, and local beer will be available for purchase. 

Our Culinary Team has crafted four unique hot hors d'oeuvres for the occasion and will be competing for 'Best Bite' with our attendees as the judges. Come cast a vote for your favorite!   

While one focus of the night is festive winter libations, this is a very family-friendly event with children welcome.

Tree Oracle Readings with Flora Rudolph

Your reading includes a description of each of your chosen tree species' energy transmissions, a bit of history of the species and what humans have experienced with it over time, as well as a synopsis of guidance and insight for you. Each reading is specific and unique.

Interested in learning more? Flora’s beautiful Tree Transformation Card decks will be available for purchase at the event as well.

$15 for 15 minute session 

Psychic Medium Readings with Elias Patras

Elias is an Intuitive Motivator™, who takes his years of experience in Intuitive Work, Life Coaching, and Teaching to support others on their journey of self-development, so they can connect, educate and grow to their limitless possibilities.

Elias is a Psychic Medium, Author, an Empowerment Coach, Motivational Speaker, and facilitator for the EmPower You Retreat Series. As the winner of the 2019 Celebrate Your Life Speaker’s Program, Elias had the honor of sharing the stage with several well-known speakers at The Celebrate Your Life Sedona retreat, November of 2019.

In his work as a Psychic Medium and Intuitive, Elias believes the key to learning and personal growth is how to listen and to connect to the signs and signals that we receive. His mission is to help others understand and tap into their own intuition and inner voice. Elias has trained with several internationally known Psychic Mediums; John Holland, Lisa Williams, Tony Stockwell, and Dougall Fraser. 

He has been studying energy work for over twenty years including completing an apprenticeship in Peruvian Shamanic Studies as well as currently co-facilitating an Earth Honoring Altar apprenticeship program.

Interested in learning more? 

$20 for 10 minute session

Music by Steve Hale

A singer/songwriter with a soul edge. Steve delivers his brand of blue-eyed-soul-Americana-pop in the tradition of Michael Bublé, Daryl Hall, Sam Cooke and Bill Withers. His love for melody is woven deeply into the chordal fabric of his songs, making his music rich, sultry glowing and delicious.

Spa Treatments

Melt away the holiday tension with our team at the Waterleaf Spa. Enjoy complimentary chair massages and hot stone treatments inbetween wine tastings or crafting with your kids. Plus, pepermint aromatherapy - just what you need before Santa's arrival later in the week.