Hotels Near the Gorge in Washington

by Mary Freeman

A 40,000-seat venue, The Gorge Amphitheater is one of the country's most scenic concert settings. The Gorge sits just above the Columbia River. The area of Washington surrounding the amphitheater is home to both budget motels and high-end resorts. Due to the secluded nature of the amphitheater, most hotels are a 10- to 15-minute drive from the Gorge.

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SageCliffe Resort

At SageCliffe Resort, guests choose between ecofriendly yurts at Chiwana Village or upscale guestrooms and cliff houses at the Cave B Inn. The Cave B Estate Winery and vineyard surround the village and inn. Tendril's Vineyard Restaurant serves up organic meats and herbs, vegetables, and fruits taken from the resort's gardens and orchards. The resort's spa offers hot stone and couple's massages, facials, nails, waxing and wine therapies such as the Chardonnay Sugar Exfoliation. The sustainable resort offers winery and ecotourism packages, and is located just off Silica Road on the way to the Gorge.

Vantage Riverstone Resort

The year-round Vantage Riverstone Resort is located 13 miles from the Gorge. The resort has campsites, an RV park with full hook-ups, a motel, cabins and rental houses. On-site is a general store with camping supplies, firewood, food and personal hygiene items. For the kids, the resort has a playground area with basketball court and open lawn area. Guests fuel up their cars at one of the Riverstone's two gas stations or their boats at the on-site marina. The resort also has two restaurants.

Crescent Hotel

Just off Interstate 90, the Crescent Hotel offers standard, budget hotel accommodation 11 miles from the Gorge Amphitheater. The hotel has laundry services and a full business center in the lobby. The lobby also has a television, fireplace and leather seating. Each morning, the Crescent serves a complimentary breakfast. The hotel parking lot accommodates trucks and RVs, and gives discounts to AAA and AARP members.

Country Cabin Motel

The modest Country Cabin Motel, which indeed resembles a rustic country cabin, is a 10-minute drive from the amphitheater on 2nd Avenue in Quincy. The motel has 11 RV sites for which it offers daily, weekly and monthly rates. Akins Harvest Foods is located across the street, and the Thrifty Village Shopping Center is nearby on Highway 281.

Quincy Inn and Suites

Another Quincy hotel, the Quincy Inn and Suites is 10 miles from the Gorge. This pet-friendly hotel offers laundry facilities, a hot tub and complimentary continental breakfast. Near several wineries and water-sports activities, Quincy Inn and Suites is located off Highway 28 and has a Subway next door.

About the Author

Mary Freeman is a freelance writer. She has held several editorial positions at the print publication, "The Otter Realm." She traveled throughout Europe, which ultimately resulted in an impromptu move to London, where she stayed for eight months. This life experience inspired her to pursue travel writing. Freeman received a degree in human communication from California State University.