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What We Love

  • Daily breakfast is included in the rate; wine-tasting vouchers come with a stay of two nights or longer.
  • Hydrotherapy tubs with digital remote to control the jets
  • Monthly family-style dinners featuring local produce and wine make for a great place to swap tales of gorge adventures with other guests
  • Tasty breakfasts that can be served in a basket at your doorstep or in a community breakfast room
  • Friendly innkeepers who perfectly toe the line of amiability without ever tramping into the territory of invasiveness

What To Know

  • The quiet property is more appropriate for a couple’s retreat, a girlfriend getaway or adventure base than for families with small children
  • The closest airport is Portland International Airport, about an hour southwest of the cabins

Amenities

  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

Unlike some of the larger properties on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge, Carson Ridge doesn’t try to dazzle you with sprawling resort grounds. Tucked away on a quiet three acres outside a bucolic town, this little refuge is meant for secluded comfort and the tranquility of very private digs.

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The welcoming ambience can be enjoyed from the cushy leather chairs placed close to the flicker of the fire; those chairs are also within reach of the remote control of the large flat-screen TV. With an extensive DVD collection in the community breakfast room and a welcome basket in your room that features a bag of popcorn, it’s easy to retire for the night with some fluffy kernels and a few flicks. Or skip the tube altogether and enjoy a little friendly competition with the cards and board games thoughtfully placed in each cabin.

While it may sound like the perfect setting for a lazy vacation, visitors would be remiss if they were to stay cooped up the whole trip. Carson Ridge’s central location makes it the perfect base for exploring the gorge’s dizzying kaleidoscope of recreational activities. In spring and summer, hike to waterfalls or wildflower-decked mountaintops, raft the White Salmon River, windsurf the Columbia or just enjoy a leisurely drive punctuated by stops at family-owned wineries and fruit stands. Winter here provides the perfect environment for strapping on snowshoes for a stomp through alpine valleys; the Mount Hood Meadows and Ski Bowl resorts are an easy hour’s drive away.

No matter the season, Carson Ridge will send you off on your adventures with a full belly. Your innkeepers, Pete and Latisha, serve up a selection of hot treats — my crème brûlée French toast was delectable — complemented by fresh fruit and yogurt selections. I lucked out on my stay: It coincided with the innkeepers’ monthly community dinner, a family-style feast featuring local produce and wine and the sounds of a local classical guitarist.

How to Get There

Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins
1261 Wind River Road
Carson, WA 98610 United States

Reviews

Wedding at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins
Kevin L

Theresa and Richard are the absolute best! They helped us arrange everything for our wedding day and even baked us a vegan cake that was delicious. They made the day so special and gave us a personalized experience that we cannot forget. The cabins were perfectly maintained and had everything we were looking for. I would highly recommend them to friends and family. Thank you so much!!!

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ReggieCat

A wonderful place for rest and relaxation. An entrance way to do so much in the gorge or just rest in hammocks, read a good book in front of the fireplace or drink a glass of wine on the front porch. Staff are very accomadating and helpful with ideas for activities or dining recommendations. Cabins are private, clean and well kept. Breakfast is delicious. Cookies made daily and available to guests in the afternoon.

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NancySueQ

If you want to feel special, this is the place to stay. Teresa, Richard and staff made sure everyone in our group had everything they needed or wanted. The food tasted wonderful. My only complaint about the breakfast was it was so good that I ate everything and probably gained 5 pounds. The grounds were beautifully landscaped. This is definitely on my “must come back” list.