STEVENSON, Washington— Skamania Lodge, located 45 miles east of Portland, Oregon, in Washington’s Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, recently opened a new 2,100-square-foot outdoor event pavilion.
Set in the forest, the new Moonlight Pavilion will serve as a venue for corporate retreats, events and celebrations of all sizes. Skamania Lodge is an all-season, 175-acre mountain resort and conference center featuring 254 guest rooms and six treehouses, with three additional treehouses opening this year.
Surrounded by the scenery of the Cascade Mountain Range, the Moonlight Pavilion features stained cedar ceilings, rich wood beams and a rustic, charcoal-gray metal roof that accents the tall pine and Douglas fir trees around it.
“We named the new venue Moonlight Pavilion because it perfectly describes the bucolic beauty of this area of our resort,” said Kara Owen, general manager of Skamania Lodge. “Nothing beats sitting outside, looking at the Cascade Mountain Range through the trees on a moonlit night.”
The pavilion boasts built-in fire pits and heat lamps to help guests stay warm during cool nights, and an open-air grill designed for chef-led dining. The pavilion sits in the center of the lodge’s Backyard at Skamania, which offers a variety of outdoor activities, including The Gorge 9, a nine-hole short course, the Little Eagle 18, an 18-hole putting course that offers an approachable group-friendly game, as well as a disc golf course, axe throwing, zip lining and an aerial adventure park.
The pavilion can accommodate up to 180 people and is designed to scale up or down depending on groups’ event needs.
Skamania Lodge’s conference center offers 23 meeting rooms and over 22,000 square feet of indoor meeting and event space. The largest space is the flexible 6,900-square-foot Stevenson Ballroom, which can be split into four smaller rooms.
In addition to the new pavilion, Skamania Lodge will be adding three new treehouses this year, bringing the treehouse village’s total to nine. The custom treehouses sit 40 feet above the forest floor, surrounded by Douglas Firs in the forest canopy. Each treehouse features plush bedding and furniture, with a king-size bed and a queen-size bed nook, private fire pits, and covered outdoor decks that allow guests to take in panoramic views of the surrounding Cascade Mountains.
For more information, visit skamania.com.