Perched at the foot of Mount Hood on 72 acres, Hood River’s Sakura Ridge offers breathtaking views of the peak and surrounding orchards and forests. Guests enjoy fresh eggs, honey, fruit and vegetables from the farm. Explore the Hood River County Fruit Loop and the local wineries and cideries, all bursting with fall bounty. The lodge's theme is "ichi-go ichi-e," which loosely means "treasure this moment" in Japanese — and you will. (Photo by John Valls)
Located in a tranquil valley between the Cascade and Siskiyou mountain ranges, Lithia Springs Resort offers a peaceful retreat or romantic getaway. Underground mineral waters are piped into the rooms, bungalows and suites as well as a private soaking tub at Waterstone Spa. Stroll through a lush, four-acre sanctuary of gardens, trees and ponds.
Beautifully appointed, The Craftsman Inn in Moro is the perfect place to unwind on your fall trip to Eastern Oregon. No detail was overlooked in the restoration of this lovely 1917 home. Nearby day trips include the Clarno Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, the Painted Hills and Cottonwood Canyon State Park. Don’t miss the delicious, scratch-made breakfast and pour-over coffee.
Enjoy an autumn retreat in the foothills of the Coast Range at Coastal Mountain Sport Haus in Vernonia, just outside of Portland. The sustainably built lodge has four brightly lit, European-style guest rooms, and the location is perfectly suited for road-biking day trips, fall bird watching and salmon fishing. (Biking bonus: Car-free guests get a 10 percent discount.)
If you’re looking to explore the Willamette Valley wine country, Newberg’s Le Puy Wine Valley Inn is just minutes away from the Dundee Hills, Ribbon Ridge, Yamhill-Carlton and Chehalem Mountains AVAs. Eight luxury guest rooms provide solitude, while the great room, clubroom and courtyard offer the opportunity to relax with other guests. Take in views of vineyards aflame with fall color, and choose from more than a dozen destination restaurants in the area.
Take in autumn on the Coast from the Channel House in Depoe Bay. Comfortable rooms include fireplaces, ocean vistas and amenities like deck-side hot tubs. Wander the beach, enjoy sweeping views from your balcony, or curl up by the fire and watch the dramatic storms roll by. Learn about the area’s rich marine life at the nearby Oregon Coast Aquarium and the Hatfield Marine Science Center.
For an escape to the mountain forests of Central Oregon, book a room at the The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse in Sisters. Nestled under tall pines in the Deschutes National Forest on the lakeshore, the Northwest-style lodge and cabins allow guests to reconnect with the natural world. Take a hike around the peaceful lake, go for a paddle, or find a quiet spot to enjoy your book.

From the vibrant Painted Hills to the cool Oregon Coast and from the scenic Columbia River Gorge to the high desert of Central Oregon, cozy fall getaways are yours for the taking. If you are seeking solitude or the chance to reconnect with friends and family, reserve your spot at one of these relaxing locales.


about author Eileen Garvin

Eileen Garvin lives and writes in Hood River. When she’s not hunched over her keyboard or digging in the garden, you can find her mountain biking, kiteboarding, hiking, skiing or camping somewhere in Oregon.

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