Located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge at the Gateway to the Beautiful Hood River Valley, the Vagabond Lodge is the ideal place for you to stay while exploring the area.
The Vagabond Lodge was built by the Cranmer family on the west end of Hood River, Oregon, in 1954. The Lodge is still family-owned and has added several buildings to share the area with more guests.
The hotel came to be after Lucy Cranmer moved to Hood River after seeing a picture in a magazine of children playing in the apple orchards with Mt Hood in the background. She thought that if such a beautiful place existed, she would like to live there. After moving to Hood River, the family built an eight-room motel, living in two of the rooms.
The grounds now include five buildings, nestled on five plus acres of quiet, wooded grounds situated on the cliffs overlooking the Columbia River, with most rooms having stunning views of the gorge. The courtyard is filled with native trees and wildflowers, picnic areas, and a playground. Ponderosa Pines tower 110 feet over the courtyard, while Bald Eagles float by on the Gorge winds that make Hood River an internationally known windsurfing destination.
Our grounds also include picnic areas with tables, and a barbecue and/or smoker is available (call ahead). We have a playground with swings, a big slide, and a sand digger. We just recently expanded our grounds out back by the cliff, and put in a couple viewpoints to sit and take in the view.
Just named 'Green Partner 2014' by Trip Advisor, our soap, shampoo, and other amenities are from the Environmentally Sensitive Amenities (ESA) collection. They are made using minimal preservatives, feature crafted, vegetable based soaps, and the use of post consumer non-bleached board imprinted with soy based inks.
We currently have 42 rooms, including 7 suites to choose from, most with views of the Columbia River, some with kitchens, and some with Jacuzzis. We have something for you no matter what you're looking for! All of our rooms have cable TV, a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, hair dryer, and Wi-Fi included for free.
In order to accommodate more guests, we are expanding our property by adding another building, currently under construction, to be completed in the Spring of 2014! This project will add 15 rooms; they will have views of our courtyard, balconies, and a nice finish.
We look forward to your stay with us!