STEVENSON, Wash. (September 5, 2017) -- Skamania Lodge, A Destination Hotel, remains open Tuesday, September 5. Local officials said Highway 14 is also open, and Stevenson is not under evacuation.
While the Eagle Creek wildfire caused evacuations overnight Monday in some areas, and closed I-84 from Troutdale to Hood River, the Washington side of the Columbia River – including the main thoroughfare, Highway 14, remain open, and Skamania Lodge continues its normal operations.
“Our guests’ safety is our number one priority,” said Ken Daugherty, Skamania Lodge’s general manager. “We spoke with local fire officials, who assured us Stevenson wasn’t under evacuation and Highway 14 was open—to allow for travel.”
The Red Cross even set up in a shelter in Stevenson early Sunday morning as 280 people were evacuated from Cascade Locks, which sits across the Columbia River from Stevenson. Skamania Lodge is providing food and housing for Red Cross volunteers.
Skamania Lodge will continue to update its guests and prospective guests as new information warrants.
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About Skamania Lodge
Located 45 miles east of Portland, Ore., in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Skamania Lodge, a Destination Hotel, 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 www.skamania.com. 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 and Caribbean. 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, the award-winning portfolio features 19 renowned golf courses, 18 indigenous spas, and 105 exceptional bars and restaurants. Destination Hotels are true to our place; diverse by design. For more information, visit www.destinationhotels.com. Follow us on Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.