Things to Do in the Gorge
Husum Highlands Bed & Breakfast is the perfect choice for lodging while enjoying the wonderful assortment of indoor and outdoor activities that the Columbia River Gorge area has to offer, whatever the season, from kayaking to cross country skiing. Other outdoor options include picnics at Northwestern Lake, hiking, fishing, picking huckleberries, or visiting the ice caves.
Tucked away in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, the community of Husum offers a nine-hole golf course, a winery, plant nurseries, and rafting and kayaking on the White Salmon River with several restaurants nearby.
Trout Lake is the gateway to hiking and climbing on Mt Adams. Trout Lake also hosts the annual Mt Adams Country Bicycle Tour and Family Fun Ride in May or June and the Trout Lake Arts Festival in July.
Nearby White Salmon is home to several art galleries and shops featuring all kinds of art created by our many local artists. Available works include including paintings, textile arts, ceramics, pottery, photography, sculpture, and more, and range from the purely decorative to the every-day functional. Flowers, gifts, souvenirs, books, and items for the home and garden can all be found in downtown White Salmon as well. They also host the annual Huckfest every spring!
Places at which to see the creative process in action are The Art Hatchery, a working artists’ studio and gallery. If you’ve ever dreamed of building your own wooden boat, or just enjoy looking at beautiful boats being built by others, the White Salmon Boatworks is a must-see!
The White Salmon Arts Council organizes two annual street festivals in Downtown White Salmon: The Nights in White Salmon Art & Wine Fusion in July, and the I’m Dreaming of a White Salmon Holiday Festival in December.
During the Hood River Valley Blossom Festival is a wonderful time to visit the Gorge. Everything is in bloom, prolonging the season (as things will have already been in bloom in Portland for a month). We live near the largest anjou pear orchard in the world, Mt Adams Orchard. Other activities include a dinner theater train ride through the fruit orchards of the Hood River Valley via the Mt Hood Railroad.
Don’t feel like doing much? Then just enjoy our 20 acres of quiet! Hike to the top of the hills on the logging roads behind our house to meadows with spectacular overlook of the White Salmon Valley and Mt Hood. Ferns, Douglas fir, and all the forest vegetation (including Pacific dogwood and and trillium in season) give off a pungent evergreen and forest scent. Follow your hike with a massage and a soak in our hot tub.
If you are looking for award winning selections of wine, you probably already know that the Columbia Gorge is now an official American Viticultural Area. Visit the Columbia Gorge Winegrowers website for a downloadable Columbia Gorge Wineries Tour Map.
The Gorge is home to several wonderful museums, including two area interpretive/natural history museums (the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center), the Gorge Heritage Museum, and the world-class Maryhill Museum of Art.
For more Columbia Gorge events and activities visit:
Mt Adams Chamber of Commerce
Hood River County Chamber of Commerce
& Visitor Center
Please note our cancellation policy: Any cancellation within 5 days of check-in is not refundable. All reservations must be secured in full at check-in. Policies subject to change without notice.
Husum Highlands B&B is a quiet, relaxing B&B with breathtaking views, romantic rooms, and warm, welcoming hosts. A Victorian-style farmhouse overlooking Mt Hood and the White Salmon River Valley- Our picturesque grounds, with forest, meadow, and extensive gardens, provide the perfect setting for your getaway or country wedding.
70 Postgren, PO Box 235, Husum, WA 98623