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Getaway to a beautiful retreat, nestled near the Columbia and the Cascade Mountains.

Just an hour’s drive from Portland, situated in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, is a majestic mountain lodge. Skamania, which opened in 1993, just seven years after Congress created the national scenic area, is a four-story Cascadian-style lodge. Some of the timbers used in the construction are over 100 years old. Come with us and discover this magical place in springtime, at the beginning of the season, when things are fresh and renewed.

  • 3 nights at Skamania Lodge, just off the Columbia River Gorge at the foot of the Cascades, lots of onsite activities, or just relax and enjoy the view
  • Ride the Mt. Hood Railroad
  • Visit the Maryhill Museum of Art and the Stonehenge Memorial
  • “Meet the Raptors” show at the lodge
  • Optional zipline and guided nature walks (additional charge)
  • Roundtrip air to/from Portland
  • Day 1

    Fly to Portland this morning, enjoy lunch and then enjoy the scenic drive out to the lodge. Stop at Multnomah Falls, where the water drops over 600 feet in two sections. It’s spring and the fruit stands of the Hood River Valley are dotting the roadside. We’ll have to pick one out and stop to support local farmers. The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center will provide you the opportunity to learn more about our destination and the natural beauty which surrounds us. Lunch is served at the elegant Columbia Gorge Hotel. Arrive at the lodge in mid-afternoon. You are just outside the small town of Stevenson, on the Washington side of the gorge. Join us tonight for a welcome dinner, to learn more about your accommodations and the activities available to you in your free time. Skamania Lodge – 3 nights (L,D)

  • Day 2

    About an hour from Skamania is the Maryhill Museum of Art. It houses an eclectic permanent collection and hosts traveling exhibitions. The museum, located literally in the middle of nowhere, opened in 1940 and expanded in 2012. Nearby is a concrete replica of Stonehenge, which honors the dead of WWI, and it’s well worth a visit. On the return trip, we’ll stop in town for those who wish to browse the few shops. A casual early dinner is scheduled in Stevenson tonight. (FB,L)

  • Day 3

    Today is free to enjoy Skamania and its many opportunities. A Raptor Show is scheduled, to give you an opportunity to “meet” some of the creatures who inhabit the skies above you. There is a leisurely guided walk (1½ miles, reasonably flat) around the property, and the more adventurous in our group might wish to take advantage of the special $99 discounted zipline tour. A guided art walk includes the lodge’s many “in residence” pieces. Of course, you can take one of the longer hikes or just sit in a big chair on the veranda and enjoy your surroundings. (FB,L)

  • Day 4

    Pack up and depart our retreat this morning. But before we head home, let’s take a ride through the fruit orchards on the Mount Hood Railroad. It’s been a glorious three days on the Columbia River! (FB,L)


17th Annual Christmas Mystery Tour

This trip completely sold out from Preview Day responses. Because the trip doesn’t depart for 7 months, we encourage you to put your name on the wait list if you would like to go. There undoubtedly will be some cancellations.


A Play on the Lake, A Ride to the Sky

Head to Lake Tahoe for a fun overnighter featuring the 1960’s musical, Beehive. An exuberant jukebox celebration of women musicians from the 60’s; Beehive transports audiences on a nostalgic musical journey. The outdoor venue at Sand Harbor is perfect for a summer night of music, laughter, and of course Aqua Net-glistening coiffures! Join your fellow Sports Leisure travelers for a late morning trip to Truckee. Check into the Hampton Inn, don your best 60’s apparel (optional) before dinner at Moody’s before enjoying the show. Imagine, this venue has one of the most stunning backdrops in the world, a Lake Tahoe sunset!
After breakfast at the hotel; depart for Olympic Valley. Squaw Valley is one of the largest ski areas in the United States, and was host site of the entire 1960 Winter Olympics. A tram ride to the summit provides an aerial view of the valley, plus takes you to High Camp for lunch. Visit the Olympic Museum before returning to Sacramento, mid-afternoon.


A Port, A President and The Pageant of the Masters

Art comes to life at one of the world’s most unique festivals

4 Days · 8 Meals

Your trip includes all accommodations, airfare from Sacramento*, all listed activities and the services of a Sports Leisure Tour Director

*If applicable. Not traveling from Sacramento? Not a problem, just give us a call.

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