Northwestern Lake Riding Stables is not only surrounded by the most breathtaking scenery in the state, but we are also located near a variety of activities & lodging for every type of person. For outdoor enthusiasts, the Columbia Gorge is home to the best wind surfing, and white water rafting in the world. Also close by, are wineries, breweries, museums, art galleries, and shopping. Whether you are looking for an upscale private lodge to an intimate bed and breakfast experience, you are coming to the right place. We hope that you will make Northwestern Lake Riding Stables a part of your vacation, and we’ll be happy to help you figure out the rest of it. Here are some resources to help you get started:


Timberlake Campground and RV Park
Located just 50 miles east of Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, WA, this forested 22 acre park was designed to provide the ultimate in camping pleasure.

Carson Ridge Bed & Breakfast
Located in Carson, WA near Carson Hot Springs, our lovely and private Columbia River Gorge lodging accommodations are the perfect home base for exploring Hood River, Multnomah Falls, Mount St. Helens, and much more. Relax in your own private cabin, savoring lovely Pacific Northwest mountain views and the crisp, fresh air in this stunning sanctuary 45 miles east of Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon.

Joslyn House
Joslyn House is located conveniently close to Hood River Oregon, Mt Hood, Mt Adams, the waterfalls and hiking trails of the Columbia gorge, and the high desert. Portland’s shopping and cultural events are less than an hour’s drive away. Joslyn House is centrally located to prime Gorge windsurfing areas. Easy walking distance to the Bingen Marina and Amtrak station.

Columbia River Gorge Hostel
The Columbia River Gorge Hostel is located in Bingen, Washington in a historic Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) construction school house. We offer unique and rustic accommodations including a wooden- floored gym with basketball court, self-service kitchen, safe off- street parking, lockers, roomy dorms and private rooms, athletic field, and blackboards in rooms. We have both male and female dorm rooms. Our private rooms are equipped with 2-3 beds. We also provide onsite referrals for outdoor gear rentals and services.

Columbia Gorge Hotel
Built in 1921 by timber tycoon Simon Benson, the Columbia Gorge Hotel was known as the “Waldorf of the West.” A magnificent villa perched on a scenic cliff, the Hotel offering sweeping views of the majestic Columbia River as well as the very finest accommodations and dining in the northwest.

The Farm Bed & Breakfast
Located near the town of Trout Lake, Washington, The Farm Bed & Breakfast offers a unique experience. The White Salmon River is nearby with recreational activities such as kayaking, canoeing or rafting.

Hood River Hotel
The Cunninghame family and the Hood River Hotel staff, invite you step back in time with all of today’s amenities in the historic Hood River Hotel. Fine furnishings and an ambiance that surround you will ensure that your visit is as unique and as it will be memorable.

The Hood River Inn
The Hood River Inn’s unique Columbia River shoreline location is convenient to many nearby attractions and recreational opportunities in the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood area. Complete with waterfront access and a private beach, the Hood River Inn is an easy one-hour drive from Portland along scenic Interstate-84.

Hood River Vacation Rentals
From cozy cottages, to spacious houses, in downtown Hood River city or country settings, and prime windsurf locations, choose from clean, comfortable, and affordable accommodations for your next stay in the Gorge.

The Inn of the White Salmon
The Inn of the White Salmon has provided comfort to travelers since 1937. Explore our site to learn more about the Inn, the town of White Salmon, and the beautiful Columbia River Gorge.

Skamania Lodge
The Pacific Northwest Resort offers 254 nicely appointed guest rooms, a 22,000 square foot conference and event center, an 18-hole par 70 golf course, full service spa and fitness center which includes an indoor heated swimming pool, dry saunas and indoor and outdoor whirlpools, tennis, basketball, volleyball and hiking trails.

Kelly’s Trout Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast
The Inn sits at the edge of the exuberant Trout Lake Creek, with its multitude of waterfalls cascading over the stair steps of lava rock. Relaxing on the deck above the creek is a therapeutic experience.

Mt. Adams Lodge
We offer a year-round bed & breakfast retreat, spectacularly located at the base of 12,276-foot Mt. Adams in the Cascade Range of Washington State. Surrounded by ponderosa pines and meadowland of the Glenwood Valley, our long-established 80-acre ranch is just a two hour scenic drive from Portland, Oregon and only 40 minutes north of the Columbia River. You will feel right at home here. As one guest said so well, “The Mt. Adams Lodge is a place of peace, beauty, and restoration.”

Husum Highlands
Husum Highlands Bed & Breakfast is an elegantly furnished Victorian located in a beautiful 20-acre country setting with sweeping views of Mt Hood and the White Salmon River Valley, in the Columbia Gorge area east of Portland, Oregon. Decorated in period style with antique furniture and fixtures, high ceilings, wood floors, wood windows and trim, and Oriental carpeting, Husum Highlands provides a quietly luxurious atmosphere for your getaway, wedding, reunion, or retreat. Complimentary seasonal fruit is available in the lobby.

Husum Riverside Bed & Breakfast
The Husum Riverside B&B resides on the site of the historic Husum Hotel established in the 1800s. The 100 + year old brick “cold house” is a centerpiece in the middle of the property and adds a flavor of old world, european charm. Stroll the beautiful gardens among hundred year old trees, ponds, fountains, and rest in the exquisite patio garden. Open year around and available for special events or group tours. We have a full sized commercial kitchen and can cater events as well as serve beer and wine. Ask us about packages that include food and lodging.


The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center is the official interpretive center for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. This 26,100 square foot exhibit wing holds interactive displays which bring to life the tremendous volcanic upheavals and raging floods that created the Gorge, theories of why ice age’s occur, the mighty River which sculpted patterns for a unique and spectacular diversity of vegetation, wildlife, and ancient life ways, and follow the currents that shape our futures in the Gorge.

Maryhill Museum
Set in a castle-like chateau on a stunning 6,000-acre site overlooking the scenic Columbia River Gorge, Maryhill Museum is one of the Pacific Northwest’s most fascinating cultural destinations and located just 100 miles east of Portland, Oregon. The museum’s permanent collection includes more than 80 sculptures and watercolors by the French master Auguste Rodin, including the only pedestal-sized plaster version of his famous The Thinker, and much more.

Columbia River Gorge Interpretive Center Museum
When you visit the Columbia River Gorge Interpretive Center Museum, you are able to visualize and participate in the bountiful life of the Columbia River Gorge.

Mt. Hood Railroad
The Mt. Hood Railroad served as an economic lifeline for the valley, carrying fruit and forest products to market since 1906. In the 1920s and 30s the railroad was used as a commuter train by area residents. While still an active freight line, our rail tours now offer visitors some of Oregon’s most breathtaking scenery—from the town of Hood River toward the base of Mt. Hood.

Water Sports

All Adventures Rafting
Coming to the Pacific Northwest Region of the United States? Choose between four of the premier mild to wild rivers for white water rafting in Washington State and Oregon State. Let us help you find a river and location that fits your adventure needs.

Zoller’s Outdoor Odysseys
The Zoller’s have a long history of rafting on the White Salmon River. Tracy Zoller (brother) was the first person to give the white salmon commercial consideration when he lowered his raft 150 feet off of the BZ Bridge into the frothing river and proceeded into unknown waters. Tracy and Phil Zoller (father) then became the first commercial rafting operation on the White Salmon; introducing thousands of people to the sport, and helping the White Salmon River become one of the most popular rivers in the Pacific Northwest. The White Salmon is known as the best commercial rafting adventure in the state of Washington.

Wet Planet Whitewater
At Wet Planet, we share a passion for river running. We believe that there is something intrinsically magical in every run of a river, and know that the experience of whitewater rafting and kayaking is best enjoyed when sharing it with others.

Rowena Shores
One of the premier windsurfing locations on the Columbia River, just downriver from the famed Doug’s Beach, it is also VERY popular with families with children as well. Nowhere else in the Gorge but the private launches in Rowena, can families with young children feel comfortable leaving their small children outside to play all day while everyone enjoys sailing, picnicking and playing on the beach. You just can’t find a safer, more pleasant spot to sail than the private launches at Rowena.

Brian’s Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
Best Windsurfing on Earth Nestled in the scenic Columbia River Gorge, is Brian’s Windsurfing & Kitesurfing in Hood River, Oregon. We offer the best instruction in what is hands-down the windsurfing capital of the United States.

Hood River WaterPlay
If you want to learn how to windsurf or kiteboard, you’ve come to the right school! All it takes is the desire to learn. We provide Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced lessons.


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White Salmon Glassworks
Weekend workshops are available in both Glassblowing and Kilnworking (fusing). We concentrate on having fun by keeping our workshop class size small and informal.

Artisan’s Jewelry & Gallery
Our gallery in downtown White Salmon offers original jewelry, pottery, glassworks, paintings, textile arts, and more. We feature the works of many artists who live and create here in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge.

Biking Trails

Discover Bicycles

Klickitat Trail Conservatory

Explore our corner of the Internet for some great ideas on local activities, events and family entertainment, an extensive list of local childcare providers, pre-schools, kindergartens and information about New Parent Services and other family support organizations.

Driving Tours

Hood River County Fruit Loop
Take this 35-mile, scenic drive through the valley’s orchards, forests, farmlands, and friendly communities. Sample delicious fruits and take your favorites home, visit a winery, experience fields of fragrant lavender, meet adorable alpacas, savor delicious baked goods, and create memories by participating in family activities hosted at Fruit Loop locations throughout the year.

Chambers of Commerce

Hood River County

Mt. Adams Chamber of Commerce

Other Activities

Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge
Experience the history of the Columbia River Gorge and learn about the Lewis and Clark Expedition on a cruise aboard the Columbia Gorge Sternwheeler. We board from Marine Park at Cascade Locks, in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

Full Sail Brewing Co.
Swing by for a pint, grab a bite, tour the brewery, or just soak up the view. The Tasting Room and Pub is open daily from 11:30 am for lunch and dinner. Brewery tours are available daily, free of charge at 1, 2, 3 and 4pm.