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Sleep in the Trees: Skamania Lodge Opening Tree Houses Designed for Luxurious Outdoor Getaway

Two on-property tree houses will give guests a truly immersive, Pacific Northwest outdoors experience at the all-seasons Columbia River Gorge lodge 

STEVENSON, Wash. (April 21, 2016) – Skamania Lodge, A Destination Hotel, recently broke ground on its Columbia Gorge resort property to build two luxuriously customized tree houses, designed by MG2, which are scheduled to be open to guests later this summer.

The tree houses are cozy, secluded, elevated rooms that sleep up to four guests, with modern amenities, overlooking Skamania Lodge’s lush forest and the Columbia River. Each tree house offers a large outdoor deck, an indoor/outdoor fireplace, a bathroom, one king size bed and easy access via an attached staircase.

“We’ve always prided ourselves in offering guests an authentic, Pacific Northwest experience,” said Ken Daugherty, general manager at Skamania Lodge. “These tree houses will allow our guests to get even closer to the beauty of the Columbia River Gorge - to sleep in the forest, amongst the trees, with all of the comforts and luxuries of the lodge still at their fingertips.”

The structures are elevated up to 20 feet and designed with large windows and openings to make guests feel as though they are sleeping in the canopy of the trees. Design elements within the tree houses are inspired from the idea of creative childhood, when imaginations were thriving and days were filled with care-free playing outside and in tree houses. This whimsical design is paired with the luxuries of Skamania Lodge, like a lavish bed and extravagant outdoor-viewing (yet private) shower.

“Simple, yet contemporary in their aesthetic, the designs of the treehouses are meant to connect guests with the beauty of nature,” explained Ron Mitchell, principal at MG2. ”We wanted to create a sense of escapism and fulfill guests’ desires to feel inspired, romantic or adventurous.”

The tree houses are scheduled to open in late summer 2016, and will be located near the entrance to the 175-acre Skamania Lodge property. Tree house guests will be mere minutes from all the lodge’s offerings, like the Waterleaf Spa, hiking trails, a golf course  and dining facilities, while still experiencing the peace and quiet of sleeping in the trees.  

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About Skamania Lodge

Located 45 miles east of Portland, Ore., in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Skamania Lodge is an all-season, 175-acre mountain resort and conference center. The property is also home to 45 recreational options, including Waterleaf Spa, with an indoor swimming pool, hot tubs and a fitness center, an 18-hole championship golf course, and the Cascade Dining Room and River Rock restaurants. The Cascadian-style lodge is situated in a Pacific Northwest playground with hiking, biking and Sternwheeler river cruises in the summer; skiing and snowshoeing in the winter; and golfing, fishing and whitewater rafting year-round. The property has also won numerous awards, including: National Choice Award by Smart Meetings magazine; Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator; and the Gold Tier Green Star award from International Association of Conference Centers (IACC). For more information, visit Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. 

About Destination Hotels

Destination Hotels (Destination) is a collection of luxury and upscale independent hotels, resorts and residences across the United States. Offering authentically-immersed and enriching experiences, each property is individual at heart, yet connected by a commitment to drawing upon the best of each location. Highly distinct, the Destination experience is always memorable and matchless; guests will feel the locale in a genuine way through each property and during the engaging moments cultivated both in and outside of them. Continuously growing with more than 40 properties from coast to coast, the award-winning portfolio features 20 renowned golf courses, 20 indigenous spas, and 110 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels. 

About MG2

MG2 partners with businesses around the world to create meaningful transformation through architectural services, planning, interior design, brand strategy, and consulting services. MG2 is consistently ranked among the largest architecture firms in the nation and among the top retail design firms in the world. MG2 serves clients around the globe from four offices: Seattle, WA; Irvine, CA; Washington, DC and Shanghai. For more information, visit



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