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“A Very Nice Place to get away from it all”
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Bridal Veil Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Bridal Veil B&B and Inns
Reviewed June 28, 2010

We stayed in the cabin. Our window looked out on trees. It was a great place to spend the day just doing nothing. There are plenty of falls to visit in the area. Multnomah Falls are just a few miles down the road. The owner made sure our needs for a vegetarian breakfast were taken care of. We would definitely like to return again some time and stay for a longer period.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 4, 2010

My husband and I went to the Bridal Veil Lodge B&B to celebrate our anniversary. It did not disappoint! The room was private and absolutely charming, with an enormous picture window in front of the bed that looked out into the lush forest. The room and the main house are both beautifully decorated, extremely clean and comfortable. (Love the mix of antiques and more contemporary pieces!) Location is amazing, right at the front door to the Bridal Veil Falls trail and in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge. (If I'm not mistaken, I think it is the ONLY place you can stay in the Gorge.) The owners are friendly and prepared an excellent breakfast for us in the morning. Conversation was lively and entertaining. Some other reviews said the address was listed incorrectly; we had no problems finding it whatsoever, though! I believe the address on the Multnomah Falls website is incorrect, but if you just contact the B&B itself, they give clear and simple directions. In response to the review that the owners were unwelcoming, I have to say that also was totally misrepresented! They were kind and accommodating and provided us with great service. We absolutely fell in love with this place, and I sincerely hope we will have the pleasure of staying again in the future.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 1, 2009

If you want to experience the Columbia River Scenic area, this is the place. If you want a wonderful B&B experience, you may be disappointed. The area around it is beautiful (especially if you have the back cabin). The rooms are small and the bath is even smaller. However, the location can't be beat if you are going to do scenic area driving or hiking to the many falls in the area. Breakfast is good, but not great. Some of our folks liked it, some didn't and some were neutral. Average B&B, beautiful location.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 18, 2009

First off, the owner needs to learn the address! and how to give directions! Even the website has the wrong address. It is WEST Historic Columbia River Highway in Bridal Veil (the owner said it is East and in Portland). If you try entering it in a GPS, don't enter the West or East!
After a long search for this "Lodge" we finally found it. Looks nice on the website, but walking up to it we fought off over grown rose bushes and spider webs. It's a large old house, the front porch was in desparate need of cleaning, and overall it looked like a mess.
After ringing the door bell several times we walked off and found other accommodations - too bad because this is a fine location!

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank mactoolsix
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BridalVeilLodge, Owner at Bridal Veil Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2010

Sorry you were unable to stay at our B&B. As you can see, calling ahead for a reservation is a must. Our Lodge is on a large parcel of land and we are often out doing chores. We always ask our guests for approximate arrival times. The "old house" is indeed old and rustic. It was built by my great grandfather in 1926 for a lodge and restaurant with cabins and camping spaces as well. The interior of the lodge and the rooms are clean. As to the porch, unfortunately ,in the woods, spiders make webs, leaves blow in and birds try to nest on the beams almost immediately after cleaning. Our address on the web site IS correct. We never recommend entering it into a GPS system as they are not always correct.

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Reviewed July 2, 2009

Our room was among the best ever in 25 years of B&B travels. It was spacious, dramatically beautiful, and wonderfully located for an adventure among the waterfalls of the Columbia Gorge. Our breakfasts were delicious and our hosts were delightful. We so hope to come again.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 27, 2007

This is a perfect location if you want to hike and see the many waterfalls in the area, which we did. You can walk right to Bridal Veil Falls in just a few minutes, and all the other falls are just a few miles away. Multnomah Falls is 3 miles away, and the perfect place for a delicious lunch or dinner.

This is not your typical Bed and Breakfast, where you stay in the home and hang out in a common living room and have tea or wine, and chat with people. And it is not fancy or upscale in any way, and there are only two rooms for rent, both not in the main house.

But it was exactly what we wanted, and perfect for our needs. My husband has never been big on staying in Bed and Breakfasts (too much
interaction with other travelers) and he was delighted to find our private quiet cottage apart from the main house. It had huge skylights where we enjoyed the trees, then pelting rain, then full moon at night. We loved the cozy window seat where we read books and played Cribbage (conveniently there waiting for us). There was a small coffee maker with tea and coffee makings in the room, and a small refrige.

We had a simple but delicious breakfast of waffles and blueberries prepared by Roger at 8:30 a.m. We never saw Laurel, but she left us a nice note when we arrived, telling us where to find the key at our cottage.

If you are looking for a more traditional Bed and Breakfast and want a lot of interaction with the proprietors, and are hoping to hang out
in a common room with others, and you want to feel you are staying right in an historical old lodge, then this is not the place for you.
But if you like peace and quiet and a simple but beautiful retreat, then this is definitely the place! We definitely will go back, and next time take another couple or our adult children to stay in the adjoining cottage room. We felt the price was very reasonable too.

  • Stayed: October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 29, 2007

If you're looking for lodging along the old historic Columbia Gorge highway through the area where there are the most waterfalls, this is it. Bridal Veil Falls is just across the highway and has 2 different hikes. (Warning, be careful crossing! Cars fly through here.) As the proprietor explained in an earlier posting, this is an old "auto lodge" dating back to the 20s - you can see an old photo at the park site across the street - and is a family home handed down through the generations.

You must prepay for your room with a check or money order. Although I made my reservation early, I hadn't sent my check with about 2-3 weeks to go before my arrival and this prompted a rather nervous phone call from the proprietor. But, I suppose they get stood up a lot without a credit card guarantee. Unlike some B&Bs where you have a lot of interaction with the operators, I felt these folks wanted just the opposite. They both have "day jobs" so the inn is not their entire focus. I met Roger, who made my breakfast on his day off, but only talked to Laurel on the phone.

The "cottage" is like a little duplex. It has what I thought was a connecting door so could be used for people traveling together. Accessibility is limited (gravel path with a couple of steps up; steps up to the main house for breakfast), so people with disabilities might have a bit of a time here. Although the room was nicely appointed, if you are a clean freak you might find it wanting. Cobwebs were hanging from the ceiling, there was mildew around the shower and faucets, and there was also evidence of either leakage or condensation on the skylights with more mildew stains and water streaks. (It might help if last winter's debris were removed from the roof.) There was a small fridge with a terrible odor and water in the bottom when I opened it. One window opener is broken, light bulb missing...little stuff like that.

Trains run along the Gorge and although you can hear them, I found this property much quieter than either of the hotels my mom and I had shared the two nights prior, one in Vancouver and one in Hood River. Although it's close to the road, there is virtually no traffic at night so that's no problem.

  • Stayed: May 2007, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Bridal Veil Lodge

Address: 46650 E Historic Columbia River Highway, Bridal Veil, OR 97019-9695
Location: United States > Oregon > Bridal Veil
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Bridal Veil
Price Range: $80 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bridal Veil Lodge located in waterfall alley in the Columbia River Gorge. Framed by acres of forest and nestled among the most dramatic waterfalls in historic Bridal Veil, Oregon. ... more   less 
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Bridal Veil Hotel Bridal Veil
Bridal Veil Lodge Oregon

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