Cheap Accommodations in the Gorge

Cheap Accommodations in the Gorge

Post by bbent.. » Sat, 22 Apr 2000 04:00:00


Can anyone recommend cheap accommodations in or near the Gorge? My
preferences would include;

1.) Hostel
2.) Bed and Breakfast
3.) Camp ground (I would need to buy a tent and a warm sleeping bag so
this is probably not a great option for me)
4.) Hotel
5.) any other suggestions

Bob Bentham
Kimberley, BC

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Cheap Accommodations in the Gorge

Post by Mike » Sat, 22 Apr 2000 04:00:00

Bob asked > Can anyone recommend cheap accommodations in or near the Gorge?
My

Quote:
> preferences would include;

> 1.) Hostel
> 2.) Bed and Breakfast
> 3.) Camp ground (I would need to buy a tent and a warm sleeping bag so
> this is probably not a great option for me)
> 4.) Hotel
> 5.) any other suggestions

When would you come? In the windy season (summer), both a tent and a hefty
sleeping bag are of marginal value. Nights are warm and rain is rare. If you
can sleep in your vehicle in a rainy pinch, any old sleeping bag will be all
you need (plus some guidance on wild camping spots). I've slept there over a
thousand summer nights in my van with all the doors and windows open, and
can count the summer nights I had to close up for rain on my fingers and
toes. Staying warm in the summer is NOT a prolem; it's staying cool enough
to sleep that's an issue.

Mike \m/

 
 
 

Cheap Accommodations in the Gorge

Post by kip_wy.. » Sun, 23 Apr 2000 04:00:00



Quote:

> Bob asked > Can anyone recommend cheap accommodations in or near the

Gorge?

If you really need to sleep, inside, and get a fresh shower, there's
always teh Bingen School House Inn (a hostel) for $13 per night. Bingen
is in the center of all the action, across the river from Hood River.

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Post by jfee.. » Sun, 23 Apr 2000 04:00:00

I was wondering if anybody in this n.g. stayed at the WindRanch
in Bingen. I understand that it closed several years ago.
I stayed there many times, often for weeks at a time. I was
always in the Gorge by myself, and the WindRanch was really a
great place to stay. I always met people to sail with, and
hang out with. I was in graduate school at the time, and didn't
want to spend much money. I think it was less than $40 per week.

jeff

 
 
 

Cheap Accommodations in the Gorge

Post by k.. » Mon, 24 Apr 2000 04:00:00

I quite sure sleeping at the Swell City launch is not allowed as it it
private property. That's who you're paying your three dollars per day
fee to.

Quote:

> Can he just car camp at Swell City?

> Twen  Ty

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Post by Mike » Mon, 24 Apr 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
> Can he just car camp at Swell City?

Some people do; it is private property. But that's just one of MANY options
(and  not a good one unless you can sleep through choo-choo trains driving
through your front seat.) Think that's an exaggeration? You won't at 2:AM.

Mike \m/

 
 
 

Cheap Accommodations in the Gorge

Post by Mike » Tue, 25 Apr 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

> I quite sure sleeping at the Swell City launch is not allowed as it it
> private property. That's who you're paying your three dollars per day
> fee to.

> > Can he just car camp at Swell City?

There is often a car or two tucked into the trees at the west end of the
Swell City parking lot overnight. But it's certainly not a reliable spot to
count on. No biggie, as every place from Walmart's parking lot to National
Forest land is readily available. Or, out east, just sleep where you sail.

Mike \m/

 
 
 

Cheap Accommodations in the Gorge

Post by ludovic mirabe » Fri, 19 May 2000 04:00:00

If you want long term rentals in summer forget Hood River and look at The
Dalles.
Quote:

> Can anyone recommend cheap accommodations in or near the Gorge? My
> preferences would include;

> 1.) Hostel
> 2.) Bed and Breakfast
> 3.) Camp ground (I would need to buy a tent and a warm sleeping bag so
> this is probably not a great option for me)
> 4.) Hotel
> 5.) any other suggestions

> Bob Bentham
> Kimberley, BC

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> Before you buy.