I needed a break and the opportunity was right. We arranged to join our good friends Georgienne and Ted for a New Year weekend get away to Leavenworth Washington. A good six hour drive from our home, we decided to break up the drive and stay the first night in the historic Hood River Hotel located on the beautiful Columbia river gorge. Certainly a step back in time....we loved the charm and character of this well preserved 100+ yr old Hotel. It was the same accomodations my grandparents would have experienced other than now the bathrooms are inside each room rather than shared in the hallway.
although this brass gate elevator was a bit of a pain, it was pretty cool
original Craftman's woodwork and radiators
My room pic didn't turn out so I borrowed one from the website.
For dinner we walked up the street to a Brew Pub, and we climbed a LOT of stairs to get into the pub, but is was worth it. The brews were awesome and so was the food.
After dinner we snagged a bartender to snap a pic of all of us.
It poured rain that night so we got pretty soaked walking back down to the Hotel.
My next post later this week will be sharing our trip to the Barvarian theme town Leavenworth, Washington
If you would like to see more (and better) pics of this hotel here is the direct link