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Sleep Among the Trees: Skamania Lodge Opens New Tree Houses

STEVENSON, Wash. – September 21, 2016 – Skamania Lodge, A Destination Hotel, today announced the opening of two new tree houses.  The tree houses are nestled in the tall Douglas Firs of the Columbia River Gorge, and their simple yet contemporary aesthetic is meant to connect guests with the beauty of nature.

Skamania Lodge’s 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. The structures are elevated 15 and 20 feet in the air and designed with large windows and openings to make guests feel as though they are sleeping in the canopy of the trees.  

The tree houses’ whimsical, refined-rustic design is paired with the luxuries of Skamania Lodge, such as a lavish bed and extravagant shower. Each tree house offers a large outdoor deck, an indoor/outdoor fireplace, one king size bed, bathroom, and easy access via an attached staircase. One of the two tree houses is ADA accessible. 

Design elements within the tree houses are inspired from the idea of a creative childhood, when imaginations were thriving and days were filled with carefree playing outside and in tree houses. 

“At Skamania Lodge we are focused on the complete Gorge experience,” said Skamania Lodge General Manager Ken Daugherty. “We thought a perfect complement to the Gorge experience is allowing guests to sleep in comfort among the trees in our forest with a view of the river.” 

The forest floor features a gas fire pit and hammocks strewn thru the tall Douglas Firs. Additionally, the tree houses overlook the lodge’s golf course and the Woodlawn Lawn, a popular wedding venue, making the tree houses the perfect lodging option for bridal parties. 

Tree house guests are a short walk from all the lodge’s offerings, like the Waterleaf Spa, hiking trails, Skamania Lodge Golf Course, and dining facilities, while still experiencing the peace and quiet of sleeping in the trees.

Seattle-based architectural design firm MG2 designed the tree houses; Portland-based Ankrom Moisen created the interior design; and Stevenson, Wash.-based Invision Construction was the general contractor overseeing construction of the tree houses, who exclusively hired local subcontractors for the job. 

For more information on Skamania Lodge and to book your stay in the tree houses, visit or call (800) 221-7117, and stay up to date on current events and specials by following Skamania Lodge on Facebook and Twitter. 

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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. 

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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. 

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