Take Time for Tranquility: Nature Retreats on the Columbia Gorge Professional Review and Guide
"It’s time to relax, reflect, and prepare for another year of nature adventures. Travel to resorts in the Columbia River Gorge this weekend and enjoy.
Washington has many nature retreats, commercial as well as free—in the mountains, on the water, and in the woods—that are ideal settings for relaxing or enjoying outdoor, nature-oriented activities during this winter holiday period.
If you prefer a more rustic winter retreat or need a lower-cost alternative, pick a place, any place, that is really pretty. Take a picnic lunch with a thermos of hot soup, or bring the camp stove and cook up a stir-fry. Take a deep breath, slow down, and really look at your surroundings. Then look at the details—snow on a tree branch, ice glistening in the sun, the way the winter light changes colors in the landscape."