Perched above the Columbia River Gorge, this inviting mountain cabin is the perfect escape for hikers or paddlers exploring the great river valley. The secluded home sits on timbered acreage, showcasing views of fog rolling off the mountains, and well stocked amenities for groups of eight.
Little Bear Lodge is centrally located, within a mile of downtown Stevensen breweries, cafes, and event centers such as the Skamania County Fairgrounds. Even closer to home, you can dine on comfort food at the Dam Roadhouse Restaurant or watch Columbia Gorge Racing Association push off from Sailboard Park. You can enjoy herds of elk and flocks of wild turkey outside your window from time to time!
The classic cabin blends natural decor elements with rich red textiles, creating an environment that is warm and inviting. Western and patriotic accents give nod to the region's rugged settlers, while modern updates including WiFi and central AC will make you feel right at home.
The main-level living room opens to the kitchen, providing a great space to entertain. Pick up a growler from a local brewery in town and kick back in a reclining leather chair. Dive into fish and chips at the breakfast bar with seating for four and don't forget to stock up on trail food in town. The kitchen is fully equipped with a gas range stove and french-door refrigerator to aid in your meal prep and food storage for extended stays. A dishwasher adds to the comfort, ensuring that cleanup is minimal. If you want to have a barbecue, there's a gas grill outside on the deck.
This secluded Columbia River lodge sleeps up to eight guests. Core amenities include laundry facilities, two full baths, and three bedrooms. The main-level bedroom is patriotic-themed and decorated in stars and stripes and this country chic room offers a queen bed and views of the green surroundings.
The upstairs master suite is globally inspired with unique textiles and an antique trunk. Guests will rest easy on a king bed with views of the stars through the window. The loft is ideal for families or younger visitors as it features a queen bed and two twin beds. The expansive space doubles as a second living room, featuring media entertainment, a work space, and cozy lounge chairs. On a cold night, snuggle in bed while watching a classic VHS from the library or a DVD from home. You can even have a Netflix binge!
Outside, a hand-laid rock patch leads down the mountainside, overlooking the valley. When the sun is shining through the canopy, lay out in the grass for private sunbathing, or kick up your feet with a hiking book on the deck. The partially-covered outdoor space provides rocking chairs and an unbeatable views of the stars at night (don't forget to turn off the porch lights).
The Columbia River Gorge offers breathtaking scenery and even better outdoor recreation! The windy channel provides world-class kite surfing and is home to all sorts of water sports – from kayaking, to fishing, to stand-up paddle boarding. The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum details the unique history of the region, including its Native American roots, and deep ties to railroads and logging.
Back on land, tee off at the Skamania Lodge Golf Course or explore the surrounding Gifford Pinchot National Forest which offers more than 1,368,300 acres of wilderness. The forest is a popular site for hiking, mountain biking, and weekend backpacking trips – and afterwards you can return to a cozy rental cabin!
After a quick shower, check out the main drag of downtown Stevenson, which offers fantastic eateries, Washington breweries, and small-town charm. Don't miss Walking Man Brewing, the Little Viking Drive-In, and Big River Grill.
This secluded lodge is the ultimate Columbia Gorge home base for your outdoor adventuring. Pretend you're on the Lewis and Clark Expedition, even if just for a day!