Vagabond Lodge Coupons and Deals
The Fine Print
Limit 1 per customer, additional as gifts; vouchers may not be combined to extend stay • Only valid for stays now - April 30, 2014 • Reservations required and subject to availability • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay • Voucher valid for 4 guests • Merchant cancellation/rescheduling policy and fees apply once booking is made; voucher subject to forfeiture • Taxes/resort fee not included; payable directly to the property • Incidental charges, charges for additional services and gratuity at the property are not included • Blackout date(s): November 27-30, 2013; December 20-31, 2013; January 17-19, 2014; February 13-16, 2014; March 21-30, 2014; April 18-20, 2014
The Destination When wind descends from the Cascade Mountains and catches speed, it churns the currents of the Columbia River into a white-capped obstacle course. Kite and wind surfers dot the water in search of an adrenaline rush, transforming Hood River, Oregon, from a lumber town to a sports town. Mountain biking trails weave below towering trees, steelheads jump at the end of baited fishing lines, and vertical rocks become exhilarating climbing walls. In the spring and summer months, orchards overflow with locally produced ingredients, and in the winter, breweries become places for an après ski drink. Situated just an hour east of Portland, Hood River is a charming starting point from which to explore Oregon's great outdoors. The Digs Shaded by 100-foot pine trees on five acres of manicured grounds, the Vagabond Lodge is tucked away in the Hood River Valley, overlooking the Columbia River. Sip coffee and use the complimentary Wi-Fi on your private balcony before spending the day hiking in the breathtaking scenery. When you return, use the environmentally safe bath products and the pure mountain spring water in your bathroom for a truly soothing experience. At night, guests are welcome to enjoy the playground, grills, and picnic tables for a simple dinner beneath the twinkling stars.
Clifftop Lodge with Panoramic Views of the Columbia River Gorge It was love at first sight for Lucy Cranmer when she saw a magazine photo of children playing in lush apple orchards with Mount Hood towering in the background. So, in 1954, she and her husband, Clarence, packed up their family and moved to Hood River, Oregon, where they built the original eight-room Vagabond Lodge on the cliffs of the Columbia River Gorge. Nearly 60 years later, the lodge is still owned and operated by the Cranmer family, but it's since grown into a 42-room inn situated on 5 wooded acres filled with native flora, natural rock formations, and towering ponderosa pines. Beyond the parklike grounds, Vagabond Lodge's chief attraction is its panoramic view of the gorge, and many of its rooms are well-positioned for them. You can see the canyon from the balcony of a large-view room; the partial-view room has views of the river and courtyard. All rooms come decorated in rustic Pacific Northwest fashion, with exposed ceiling beams; some have gas-burning fireplaces. The adjacent White Buffalo Wine Bar & Bistro has regional microbrews on tap. On Thursday nights, the eatery often offers live music and free wine tastings of local varietals. Hood River, Oregon: Historical Riverside Town Where Columbia River Meets Cascade Range Located right on the riverfront, Hood River is the epicenter of outdoor recreation at the Columbia River Gorge, and also the windsurfing capital of the world. Downtown, shops and restaurants occupy historical buildings dating back to the late 19th century. You can catch theater and dance performances at the Columbia Center for the Arts, as well as local artwork in its gallery space. There’s also a cluster of wineries downtown. The award-winning Cathedral Ridge Winery and Springhouse Cellar Winery host tastings and talks by winemakers extolling the area’s unique grape-growing qualities and its herds of undomesticated sommeliers. If you’re looking for a beer instead, the Full Sail Brewing Company headquarters offers free, 30-minute tours of its earth-friendly craft brewery as well as $1 microbrew tasters alongside seasonal, Pacific Northwest–inspired pub fare.