Hello VT'ers Am I the 1st to ask a question on Hood River and the Columbia Gorge Areas? This August around the 23rd I'm planning a 3-4 day visit and would like to know about some of the "reasonable" hotels in the area. I know about a couple resorts close by that are a lillte out of my range. Somewhere between 80/night up to 140/night; for 3-4 adults. Then, we plan on 3-4 nights up in southern Washington in the Gifford Pinchot Area. I was thinking about the Packwood/Randle Area for the 2nd part of our visit. Thanks for your input. What about Cascade Locks or The Dalles or even Mt Hood for lodging? Are these places too far from the many falls located in the Gorge?