Summer Fun in the Columbia River Gorge

Feeling a bit overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of everyday life? What if you could escape to a summer paradise?

Just imagine spending your days exploring the Columbia Gorge, where nature’s beauty surrounds you, and being able to land in the Backwoods Cabins at the end of a day of adventure.

From waterfalls to fireworks, this region offers a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure, waiting just for you.

Independence Day Fireworks at the Stevenson Waterfront


Stand in awe at the stunning fireworks display.

As the clock ticks close to 9:30 PM, find your spot along the Stevenson waterfront and get ready for an enchanting experience. Watch as two simultaneous fireworks shows light up the sky and reflect off the shimmering Columbia River, providing a double dose of sparkle and excitement. Truly, it’s a visual treat you don’t want to miss on your Fourth of July.

Bring your family and friends for an unforgettable evening. Our favorite spot is near Backwoods’ brewery production facility, here, but it’s tough to go wrong anywhere along the river.

The sense of community and celebration is palpable – you’ll feel the festive spirit all around. And the best part? You’re just a seven-minute drive from your cozy cabin, making it convenient to enjoy the spectacle without a long commute.

So, grab a blanket, maybe some snacks, and watch in wonder as the night sky bursts with color. This year’s Independence Day at the Stevenson waterfront promises to be more magical than ever, casting a luminous glow over your summer memories. Make sure to mark your calendar for a night of sheer delight and breathtaking scenes.

Hiking to Falls Creek Falls


Nestled in the heart of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Falls Creek Falls is a true gem.

The hike itself is a moderate 6-mile round trip, making it a great adventure for both seasoned hikers and beginners. As you trek through the lush forest, the canopy offers you shade, providing a cool escape from the summer heat.

Along the way, you’ll encounter stunning views and serene streams, creating the perfect backdrop for your hike. The sound of flowing water gets louder as you approach the falls, heightening the anticipation.

Finally, you’re rewarded with the magnificent sight of Falls Creek Falls. Standing at the base, you feel the mist on your face and marvel at the sheer power and beauty of nature.

Pack plenty of water, some snacks, and perhaps your camera. This hike is an adventure you’ll remember for years to come.

White Water Rafting Adventures


Thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts alike will find white water rafting in the Columbia Gorge an unforgettable experience, and you won’t want to miss it.

From beginners to experienced rafters, there’s something for every skill level. A great nearby guide service is Zoller’s Outdoor Odysseys, who caters thrill-seekers, kids, and even safety-conscious adults.

Your adventure begins with a safety briefing from seasoned guides who ensure you’re well-prepared for the exhilarating rapids ahead. With teamwork, precision, and some good-natured splashes, you’ll navigate the waters, creating fun memories.

The breathtaking scenery surrounding the Columbia River Gorge adds to the excitement as you paddle. Expect to be awed by the rushing waters, dramatic cliffs, and lush greenery that frame your journey. Don’t forget to wear comfortable, quick-dry clothing, and get ready for an adventure that blends adrenaline with natural splendor.

Scenic Golfing at Elk Ridge Golf Course


There’s nothing quite like teeing off at Elk Ridge Golf Course, nestled in the spectacular Columbia Gorge backdrop. The panoramic views of Wind Mountain and the Columbia River enhance every swing.

Elk Ridge offers smooth fairways and challenging greens.

Whether you’re an experienced golfer or a casual player, the course caters to all skill levels, ensuring an enjoyable round for everyone.

In addition to the golfing experience, the serene environment adds a layer of relaxation to your visit. Imagine the calmness of nature accompanying your game.

It’s not just about the game here; it’s about the entire experience. The surrounding scenery turns any golf outing into a splendid sightseeing adventure.

So, gear up, grab your clubs, and head over to Elk Ridge Golf Course for an unforgettable golfing experience. This remarkable course is just a short drive from your cabin, promising convenience and enjoyment.

Discovering “The Field” at Backwoods Pub


Take a five-minute walk from your cabin to find a hidden gem. This serene area is known as “The Field” and is situated just behind Backwoods Pub.

Few visitors are aware of this spot’s tranquility and stunning views.

When you arrive, you’ll be captivated by the expansive field. Shady trees offer the perfect respite from the summer sun, and the panorama of the Columbia Gorge is truly a sight to behold.

Pack a picnic or grab some refreshing drinks from the bar and set up your own comfortable haven. Whether you choose to lounge on a blanket, set up a cozy chair, or snag one of the picnic tables dotting the area, “The Field” invites you to pause, relax, and take in the beauty around you.

Planning More Summer Adventures Near the Columbia Gorge

Planning a summer adventure requires finesse, local insight, and a keen sense of the natural beauty surrounding you. The Columbia Gorge offers a breathtaking array of activities to explore.

Hiking enthusiasts will revel in the extensive trail networks.

Consider exploring Beacon Rock, a notable landmark that’s steeped in geological history.

Water sports are plentiful too, with options for paddle-boarding, windsurfing, or simply swimming in the Columbia River.

Don’t miss out on visiting the stellar wineries in the region, where you can savor local flavors against a backdrop of stunning landscapes.

It’s easy to see why the Columbia Gorge is a must-visit for summer adventurers. Every corner you turn promises a new and exhilarating experience. And your cabin is the perfect base camp for all of these adventures and more!

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