As you make plans for an incredible Hood River vacation, head to the land where the sun meets the rain! White Salmon, WA was named for the abundant salmon and steelhead that Lewis and Clark’s expedition saw in these gorgeous rivers during their first expedition. There’s no better spot off the beaten path for you to get away from it all. Hood River Vacation Rentals by Arrived offers a range of rentals in this special spot, just steps away from renowned local eateries, whitewater rafting, and stunning mountain trails. Rentals in White Salmon give you the best view of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams in the area (623-feet above sea level!) and the best of Hood River activities just across the bridge. Rentals in White Salmon WA have something for everyone!
When you rent in White Salmon, your vacation getaway could be a cottage around the corner from a local bakery serving morning coffee and fresh bread, a cozy home with a view of the Gorge, a spacious dream house with a hot tub on the deck or a one-of-a-kind retreat right next to your favorite trails. You might want to savor delicious local fare and creative brews, or head to the farmer’s market to make a dinner in your fully-equipped kitchen at home. Hoping for a romantic weekend? Head to White Salmon’s vineyards or enjoy continental cuisine at Henni’s Kitchen. Looking for a weekend of rugged adventure? Stay on this side of Hood River for easy access to the Mt. Adams trailhead, try horseback riding, or mountain bike the Coyote Wall trail system (sometimes called the Syncline). This scenic area has fantastic weather due to its location on the dry side of the Cascades, a mellow atmosphere, and easy access to everything Hood River has to offer. Learn about White Salmon lodging below:
A trip to White Salmon is not complete without a trip to White Salmon River. This river was designated as a National Wild & Scenic Area by the U.S. Forest Service because of its amazing beauty and purity. This river is indeed special because it is one of the few rivers that is not fully controlled by a dam. Thus, White Salmon River flows freely, and it is a favorite for those that enjoy kayaking and whitewater rafting. At over 40 miles long, White Salmon River is the perfect destination to enjoy adventurous water activities. You can experience the rush of this river by booking a whitewater rafting adventure via Wet Planet Rafting & Kayaking. This company offers both half and full day whitewater rafting expeditions, and you even can opt for a water rafting cliff jump!
Head Up to the Mountains
For even more adventure and fun during your stay in one of our White Salmon vacation rentals, head up to Mt. Hood which at 11,249 feet is the tallest mountain in Oregon. Mt. Hood is actually an active volcano that is one of the most beautiful sights on the Hood River skyline. Whether you are visiting during the summer or winter, Mt. Hood is a beautiful place. During the summertime, Mt. Hood is adorned with beautiful wildflowers. If you take Mirror Lake Loop Trail, Ramona Falls Trail and Trillium Lake Loop, you’ll be able to enjoy the beauty of the wildflowers up close. The warm weather also brings the chance to enjoy the nearby lakes such as the beautiful, pristine, reflective Mirror Lake. There is also the Mirror Lake Trail nearby that is perfect for walking, running and enjoying the beauty of nature. During the winter, Mt. Hood is a hot destination for those seeking to enjoy the snowy terrain. Many people come here for skiing, snowshoeing and other outdoor winter activities.
The Beauty of Nature
What makes White Salmon highly sought after is the surrounding natural beauty. When visiting, make sure you set aside time to really explore nature. Take a trip to one of the several local vineyards such as Mount Hood Winery or Marchesi Vineyards and Winery. While you are there, enjoy the beauty of the vineyards while sampling a number of wines. Go enjoy the healing benefits of the local hot springs at Carson Hot Springs. Take advantage of the warm westerly winds and enjoy kiteboarding and windsurfing. There are local schools in the area such as Cascade Kiteboarding School and New Wind where you can take lessons.
Rentals in White Salmon WA
Salmons aren’t just in the rivers here! The members of this community have created art comprising salmon swimming on sidewalks and dancing across wall murals that make the restaurants, breweries and community activities in the area feel even more unique. Whether you’re headed to White Salmon for incredible winter activities or summer wildflower walks along its abundant trails, we’ll make sure your rentals in White Salmon, WA are comfortable, clean, and contain all the amenities you need to enjoy every moment.
At Arrived, our goal is to match guests with their perfect home away from home. We are there for any questions, recommendations, or changes you might need. Pick from an incredible selection of options with our 1, 2, or 3-bedroomWhite Salmon vacation rentals and get ready for a memorable time!