Columbia Gorge Hotel
|Columbia Gorge Hotel|
|National Register of Historic Places|
Historical view (between approx. 1930 and approx. 1945)
|architect||Morris H. Whitehouse for Dinwiddie Construction Co.|
|Architectural style||Mission / Spanish Revival|
|The NRHP added||September 21, 1979|
The Columbia Gorge Hotel is located in Hood River , Oregon , United States . The architect was Morris H. Whitehouse and the builder was Simon Benson. It is located in scenic surroundings on the high bank of the Columbia River , and there is a waterfall in the garden.
The stand-alone building was built in 1921 in the Mission style . Between 1925 and 1952, the owners changed several times. It initially had 48 guest rooms. In 1952, the Neighbors of Woodcraft acquired the building and operated it as a retirement home . In 1978 it was sold again and has since been operated as a hotel again. In 2009 the house was temporarily closed due to an imminent foreclosure auction, but a new buyer was found in good time (purchase price around 4 million US dollars). The hotel was renovated between 2009 and 2012. Today it offers 40 rooms for up to 225 guests in the upscale segment as well as a restaurant (Simon's) and a bar lounge.
The building has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1979 (No. 79003736). The hotel is one of the Historic Hotels of America by the National Trust for Historic Preservation .
- Official website (English).
- Rudiger Krohn (April 30, 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Columbia Gorge Hotel" (PDF). National Park Service.
- Official name: Columbia Gorge Hotel & Spa
- "Hood River hotel tries to recover early days of glory". (September 23, 1979). The Sunday Oregonian, "DAY" section, p. 6th
- Read, Richard (October 23, 2009). "Columbia Gorge Hotel finally lands buyer with NW hotelier". The Oregonian. 
- Read, Richard (October 23, 2009). "Columbia Gorge Hotel finally lands buyer with NW hotelier". The Oregonian.