• Benchmark Adds Skamania Lodge to its Resorts and Hotels Portfolio

     
    POSTED May 23, 2019
     
  • Benchmark Adds Skamania Lodge to its Resorts and Hotels Portfolio

     
    POSTED May 23, 2019
     
  • Benchmark Adds Skamania Lodge to its Resorts and Hotels Portfolio

     
    POSTED May 23, 2019
     

Benchmark is adding Washington's Skamania Lodge to its portfolio of resorts and hotels. Set on 175 acres overlooking the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Skamania Lodge boasts 258 guest rooms and a commitment to being an environmentally friendly and sustainable resort. 

Skamania Lodge’s 22,000 square feet of dedicated conference space includes 23 meeting rooms and banquet facilities. Conference space ranges from 250 square feet to a 7,000-square-foot ballroom, as well as a 2,500-square-foot covered outdoor space. The lodge’s recreational facilities provide limitless opportunities for team building. Guests can explore the area by hiking to Multnomah Falls, the fifth highest waterfall in the U.S., Dog Mountain, or along Gorge trail.

Guests can visit The Waterleaf Spa & Fitness Center, a wellness retreat maximizing the serenity of the resort’s natural setting with massages and organic face and body treatments. For dining, executive chef Matt Hale crafts farm to table menus featuring fresh meats and produce.

“We are thrilled to welcome Skamania Lodge to Benchmark,” says Alex Cabañas, CEO of Benchmark. “Skamania is extraordinary in its hospitality, its remarkable beauty and its spectacular natural setting. It is an iconic property that offers an immersive, authentic return-to-nature experience.” 

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