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Columbia Gorge Hotel Review: The Columbia River Gorge is one of the most dramatic areas in a state, surrounded by seeming endless scenic byways. Lush forest, craggy hills, waterfalls and rolling river create a panorama that attracts visitors from around the world. And while it feels far away, civilization is actually at hand in the form of this intimate lodge. Each of the 40 rooms has either a river or garden view; two also feature fireplaces. Indulgence is a hallmark here, from the complimentary morning coffee and paper, to an afternoon Champagne and caviar social, to the turndown rose on your pillow. An extremely popular draw is the trademark (literally) World Famous Farm Breakfast. This huge feast includes such hearty treats as grilled trout, and biscuits and gravy. While this is an ideal place to simply hang out, the property is also popular for anniversary celebrations and wedding ceremonies. And because the Gorge is renown for its wind-surfing, the hotel brings in sporty types as well.