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Check out our blog to discover adventure ideas during your getaway to our Stevenson cabins!

BEST OPEN HIKES NEAR WIND MOUNTAIN RANCH

March, 2021

 

PRIVATE TRAILS AT WIND MOUNTAIN RANCH

Hike the 1.5 miles of private marked trails on the ranch’s property. A hiking map is available in your cabin booklet.

Pass/Permit not required

WIND MOUNTAIN TRAIL

Hike Wind Mountain with a trail from the ranch connecting to this popular short but steep hike with beautiful views at the top.

DISTANCE:  2.4mi (from trailhead)

ELEVATION GAIN:  1,148 feet

Pass/Permit not required

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DOG MOUNTAIN TRAIL

A short four mile drive away from the ranch is Dog Mountain Trail, known to be a strenuous hike leading to commanding vistas over the Columbia River Gorge.

DISTANCE:  6 miles

ELEVATION GAIN:  2,825 feet

Permit required on Saturdays, Sundays and memorial day April 24 - June 13, 2021

$5 Parking fee

America the Beautiful Access Passes accepted here

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HAMILTON MOUNTAIN TRAIL

Hamilton Mountain Trail – A popular hike with a waterfall part of the way up. This hike is known to be moderately difficult with great views and a few different route options.

DISTANCE:  6.4 miles

ELEVATION GAIN:  2,060 feet

Discover Pass required.

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LOCAL 2021 EATS + BREWS

February, 2021 

Our personal favorite TAKE-OUT, OUTDOOR DINING & DELIVERY options in Stevenson and Carson.

1. Red Bluff Tap House, Stevenson, WA

OPEN FOR TAKE-OUT

A fresh combination of ingredients and culinary talent pulls together our locally sourced, Northwest offerings. Our menu pays homage to pub classics, with the inspiration of keeping it local, fresh, and ever evolving. 

http://redblufftaphouse.com

 

2. Backwoods Brewing, Carson, WA

OPEN FOR TAKE-OUT & OUTDOOR DINING

You will find us busily brewing craft beers from the best ingredients in the Northwest. Whatever you do, don’t miss out on the renowned pizza at our original pub in Carson.

www.backwoodsbrewingcompany.com

 

 

3. Big River Grill, Stevenson, WA

OPEN FOR TAKE-OUT

While we are known for our traditional American style food the kitchen staff at Big River Grill are constantly creating new, exciting specials that feature different styles of cuisine. We strive to make sure that all of our guests leave satisfied and happy.

www.thebigrivergrill.com

 

4. Walking Man Beer, Stevenson, WA

OPEN FOR TAKE-OUT, CURBSIDE PICKUP AND OUTDOOR DINING

Walking Man Brewing began impacting the Northwest craft beer scene in late 2000. Garnering medals in some of the top beer competitions in the world, it has long since become a destination for beer enthusiasts and gorge travelers.

www.walkingmanbeer.com

 

5. Andrews's Pizza SW, Stevenson, WA

OPEN FOR TAKE-OUT & DELIVERY

Unfussy joint for Italian pies & brews

www.andrewspizzastevenson.com

 

6. Elrio Texicantina, Stevenson, WA

OPEN FOR TAKE-OUT

Our kitchen is inspired by the cooking of Texas, New Mexico and Northern Mexico. Rich sauces, house smoked meats, everything made from scratch.

www.elriotexicantina.com

 

7. Clark and Lewies, Stevenson, WA

OPEN FOR TAKE-OUT & PATIO DINING

Today’s Interpretation of Lewis and Clark, brings memories of great pioneers with a love for beauty and good food. Since 1908 the Old Saloon building has been a Stevenson favorite, specializing in waterfront dining with fantastic views. 

www.clarkandlewies.com

 

8.  Big T's Grill, Stevenson, WA

OPEN FOR TAKE-OUT, OUTDOOR DINING & DELIVERY

Serving up the best American diner cuisine in the Columbia River Gorge! Chef Tim has tried all the best diner recipes, and thrown in a few flavors of his own to create a mouth-watering menu, offering everything from traditional "bacon and eggs" breakfasts to the Big "T" Burger, with something for everyone in between. 

www.eatatbigts.com

UNPLUGGED IN THE GORGE

January, 2021 by a Guest Writer

As we drove up to this beautiful place I could only think of one thing... Breathtaking.

 

Wind Mountain Ranch is a property located on 68 acres in the Columbia Gorge just outside Stevenson WA. As you drive in, you are taken back in time to a ranch setting complete with a tractor and green pastures.

 

What sets Wind Mountain Ranch apart is the location with direct access to Wind Mountain - an increasingly popular hiking spot. You only need to walk a few steps to get to the foot of Wind Mountain (How the Ranch got its name).

 

For those who just want to get away after a year of noise and chaos, Wind Mountain Ranch is the perfect destination.

 

The ranch has 5 private hiking trails located on the property that you can only enjoy as a guest. Inside the cabins they all come equipped with a kitchenette so you can stay in and cook up your favorite meal. Stay tuned for some easy, yummy recipes on this blog and our social media feeds.

 

As you sit inside sipping on a warm cup of Coffee (coffee, coffee pot and mugs provided), the beauty surrounds you as though you have stepped back in time. Bring that book you have been trying to finish reading forever or start a new one. All of the cabins come equipped with a grill outside and a little deck to sit and enjoy everything around you. You can rent a cabin with wifi or without.

 

Some of the cabins are pet friendly and leash free so not only will you be getting away  but your fur babies can enjoy running around without restrictions (within reason of course). The Wind Mountains unplugged offer really is the perfect choice.

 

YES all Covid-19 guidelines are being followed and you will find a sparkling clean cabin. They have 24 hours between each and every guest to allow time for deep cleaning and sanitizing. Bring your masks because you will want to head into nearby downtown Stevenson to pick up some great tasting food from a local restaurant. I highly recommend Big River Grill they even give you actual doggie bags loaded with condiments for to go orders. So pack up the kids both the furry ones and the human kind or just yourself it is a perfect escape. Come to Wind Mountain Ranch is truly the best way to start 2021.

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UNPLUGGED IN THE GORGE

January, 2021 by a Guest Writer

As we drove up to this beautiful place I could only think of one thing... Breathtaking.

 

Wind Mountain Ranch is a property located on 68 acres in the Columbia Gorge just outside Stevenson WA. As you drive in, you are taken back in time to a ranch setting complete with a tractor and green pastures.

 

What sets Wind Mountain Ranch apart is the location with direct access to Wind Mountain - an increasingly popular hiking spot. You only need to walk a few steps to get to the foot of Wind Mountain (How the Ranch got its name).

 

For those who just want to get away after a year of noise and chaos, Wind Mountain Ranch is the perfect destination.

 

The ranch has 5 private hiking trails located on the property that you can only enjoy as a guest. Inside the cabins they all come equipped with a kitchenette so you can stay in and cook up your favorite meal. Stay tuned for some easy, yummy recipes on this blog and our social media feeds.

 

As you sit inside sipping on a warm cup of Coffee (coffee, coffee pot and mugs provided), the beauty surrounds you as though you have stepped back in time. Bring that book you have been trying to finish reading forever or start a new one. All of the cabins come equipped with a grill outside and a little deck to sit and enjoy everything around you. You can rent a cabin with wifi or without.

 

Some of the cabins are pet friendly and leash free so not only will you be getting away  but your fur babies can enjoy running around without restrictions (within reason of course). The Wind Mountains unplugged offer really is the perfect choice.

 

YES all Covid-19 guidelines are being followed and you will find a sparkling clean cabin. They have 24 hours between each and every guest to allow time for deep cleaning and sanitizing. Bring your masks because you will want to head into nearby downtown Stevenson to pick up some great tasting food from a local restaurant. I highly recommend Big River Grill they even give you actual doggie bags loaded with condiments for to go orders. So pack up the kids both the furry ones and the human kind or just yourself it is a perfect escape. Come to Wind Mountain Ranch is truly the best way to start 2021.

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Chicken Burger

LOCAL 2021 EATS + BREWS

February, 2021 

Our personal favorite TAKE-OUT, OUTDOOR DINING & DELIVERY options in Stevenson and Carson.

1. Red Bluff Tap House, Stevenson, WA

OPEN FOR TAKE-OUT

A fresh combination of ingredients and culinary talent pulls together our locally sourced, Northwest offerings. Our menu pays homage to pub classics, with the inspiration of keeping it local, fresh, and ever evolving. 

http://redblufftaphouse.com

 

2. Backwoods Brewing, Carson, WA

OPEN FOR TAKE-OUT & OUTDOOR DINING

You will find us busily brewing craft beers from the best ingredients in the Northwest. Whatever you do, don’t miss out on the renowned pizza at our original pub in Carson.

www.backwoodsbrewingcompany.com

 

 

3. Big River Grill, Stevenson, WA

OPEN FOR TAKE-OUT

While we are known for our traditional American style food the kitchen staff at Big River Grill are constantly creating new, exciting specials that feature different styles of cuisine. We strive to make sure that all of our guests leave satisfied and happy.

www.thebigrivergrill.com

 

4. Walking Man Beer, Stevenson, WA

OPEN FOR TAKE-OUT, CURBSIDE PICKUP AND OUTDOOR DINING

Walking Man Brewing began impacting the Northwest craft beer scene in late 2000. Garnering medals in some of the top beer competitions in the world, it has long since become a destination for beer enthusiasts and gorge travelers.

www.walkingmanbeer.com

 

5. Andrews's Pizza SW, Stevenson, WA

OPEN FOR TAKE-OUT & DELIVERY

Unfussy joint for Italian pies & brews

www.andrewspizzastevenson.com

 

6. Elrio Texicantina, Stevenson, WA

OPEN FOR TAKE-OUT

Our kitchen is inspired by the cooking of Texas, New Mexico and Northern Mexico. Rich sauces, house smoked meats, everything made from scratch.

www.elriotexicantina.com

 

7. Clark and Lewies, Stevenson, WA

OPEN FOR TAKE-OUT & PATIO DINING

Today’s Interpretation of Lewis and Clark, brings memories of great pioneers with a love for beauty and good food. Since 1908 the Old Saloon building has been a Stevenson favorite, specializing in waterfront dining with fantastic views. 

www.clarkandlewies.com

 

8.  Big T's Grill, Stevenson, WA

OPEN FOR TAKE-OUT, OUTDOOR DINING & DELIVERY

Serving up the best American diner cuisine in the Columbia River Gorge! Chef Tim has tried all the best diner recipes, and thrown in a few flavors of his own to create a mouth-watering menu, offering everything from traditional "bacon and eggs" breakfasts to the Big "T" Burger, with something for everyone in between. 

www.eatatbigts.com

UNPLUGGED IN THE GORGE

January, 2021 by a Guest Writer

As we drove up to this beautiful place I could only think of one thing... Breathtaking.

 

Wind Mountain Ranch is a property located on 68 acres in the Columbia Gorge just outside Stevenson WA. As you drive in, you are taken back in time to a ranch setting complete with a tractor and green pastures.

 

What sets Wind Mountain Ranch apart is the location with direct access to Wind Mountain - an increasingly popular hiking spot. You only need to walk a few steps to get to the foot of Wind Mountain (How the Ranch got its name).

 

For those who just want to get away after a year of noise and chaos, Wind Mountain Ranch is the perfect destination.

 

The ranch has 5 private hiking trails located on the property that you can only enjoy as a guest. Inside the cabins they all come equipped with a kitchenette so you can stay in and cook up your favorite meal. Stay tuned for some easy, yummy recipes on this blog and our social media feeds.

 

As you sit inside sipping on a warm cup of Coffee (coffee, coffee pot and mugs provided), the beauty surrounds you as though you have stepped back in time. Bring that book you have been trying to finish reading forever or start a new one. All of the cabins come equipped with a grill outside and a little deck to sit and enjoy everything around you. You can rent a cabin with wifi or without.

 

Some of the cabins are pet friendly and leash free so not only will you be getting away  but your fur babies can enjoy running around without restrictions (within reason of course). The Wind Mountains unplugged offer really is the perfect choice.

 

YES all Covid-19 guidelines are being followed and you will find a sparkling clean cabin. They have 24 hours between each and every guest to allow time for deep cleaning and sanitizing. Bring your masks because you will want to head into nearby downtown Stevenson to pick up some great tasting food from a local restaurant. I highly recommend Big River Grill they even give you actual doggie bags loaded with condiments for to go orders. So pack up the kids both the furry ones and the human kind or just yourself it is a perfect escape. Come to Wind Mountain Ranch is truly the best way to start 2021.

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