We bought a Groupon for a 2 nights stay in a Superior Forest View room for $188, and were excited about heading to this much talked about Lodge for a weekend away. When we called to book our room we were told they no longer had a King room available, so our choice was to pay an additional $30 per night to upgrade to a room with a couch, fireplace (sitting area), or have a room with 2 double beds. We opted for the additional fees. Here are the Pros and Cons of our stay.
Pro -- We were greeted in the foyer by several friendly people ~ Sommelier offering wine samples, the man washing windows, and the lady behind the counter. Check in was effortless, lady behind the counter was extremely friendly and welcoming.
Con -- We arrived at our room -- no couch as promised, no sitting room. A queen size bed, one chair with a fireplace at the foot of the bed.
Pro -- Went back down to the lobby where we were greeted by a manager asking if he could assist us. I explained that we were expecting a sitting area per our reservation phone conversation, and I had paid via the phone the additional fee (after checking my bank account when I got home, they had taken the deposit on my card, but never followed through with the transaction). He said he would be happy to upgrade us for free to a river view room, with the sitting area we had been expecting. He went out of his way to ensure that our visit would be above and beyond our expectations. The room, #323 on the 3rd floor had an amazing view of the river, was extremely clean and beyond our expectations.
Con-- Room #323, has an adjoining door to the next door suite. This may be the reason that the noise level coming from that room was SO LOUD. From loud adult conversation, to shrieking kids the next two evenings, we heard more than we had hoped to from that room.
Pro -- The River Rock restauant had GREAT food, GREAT service and did not disappoint.
Con -- We left our room Saturday morning at 9:15am to spend the day in Hood River and exploring the other cities close by. We returned at 3:45pm to find the maid never came to our room. Disappointed. She did arrive around 4:15 as we were showering and getting ready for the evening to see if we needed anything. Due to the inconvenience we passed up her offer to come in.
Pro -- We enjoyed the outdoor firepit and had the opportunity to meet several of the guests. We loved the sauna, spa, and outdoor hot tub. We enjoyed the wine tasting and the beverages provided -- tea, coffee, hot cocoa, apple cider. We enjoyed the entertainment on Friday night.
Overall, we would recommend visiting the Skamania Lodge and surrounding sights. If it wasn't for the "cons" listed above, we would have given the lodge an excellent rating.
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- Also Known As:
- Skamania Hotel Stevenson
- Skamania Resort Stevenson
- Skamania Lodge Washington