The Vagabond Lodge was built by the Cranmer family on the west end of Hood River, Oregon, in 1954. The family still owns and operates the Lodge, and has added several buildings to share the area with guests.
The hotel came to be after Lucy Cranmer moved to Hood River after seeing a picture in a magazine of children playing in the apple orchards with Mt Hood in the background. She thought that if such a beautiful place existed, she would like to live there. After moving to Hood River, the family built an eight-room motel, living in two of the rooms.
The grounds now include five buildings, nestled on five plus acres of quiet, wooded grounds situated on the cliffs overlooking the Columbia River, with most rooms having stunning views of the gorge. The courtyard is filled with native trees and wildflowers, picnic areas, and a playground. Ponderosa Pines tower 110 feet over the courtyard, while Bald Eagles float by on the Gorge winds that make Hood River an internationally known windsurfing destination.
Soap, shampoo, and other amenities are from the Environmentally Sensitive Amenities (ESA) collection. They are made using minimal preservatives, feature crafted, vegetable based soaps, and the use of post consumer non-bleached board imprinted with soy based inks.
Would you like to bathe in a clear mountain stream? Or enjoy a Jacuzzi tub filled with natural spring water? The water at the Vagabond Lodge is pure and chemical-free, straight from a Mt. Hood spring, and is rated some of the best water in the U.S.
Our grounds include picnic areas with tables, and a barbecue and/or smoker is available (call ahead). We also have a playground with swings, slide, and sand digger. We’re currently working on expanding out grounds out back by the cliff, and will put in a couple viewpoints to sit and take in the view. There will be more picnic tables, wildflowers planted, and open grassy areas to enjoy.
- Check in: 3 PM
- Check out: 11 AM
- Should your plans change, please call at least 24 hours prior to your reservation to cancel. Same-day cancelations and no-show guests will have their credit card run at hotel discretion.
- Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed to stay without a responsible adult unless they are an emancipated minor.
- No limit on number of pets or weight of pet(s).
- A pet fee of $5 is required per pet per night.
A charge of $50 will be incurred for an undeclared pet, per pet per night.
- It is strongly recommended that pets are not left unsupervised. Guests are held responsible for their pets at all times. Any disturbances such as barking must be curtailed to ensure other guests are not inconvenienced. Upon receipt of two (2) noise or disruptive complaints, the animal(s) will be removed and given to a pet sitter at pet owner’s expense and liability.
- Rooms with unattended pets will not be cleaned.
- We recommend pets be kept on a leash when on hotel property unless in a guest’s room. Guests are responsible for cleaning up after their pet on hotel property.
- Service animals are always accepted at no charge upon proof of service animal designation. Any kind of animal may be a service animal.
- Guests agree to indemnify and hold harmless the hotel, its owners, and operators from all liability and damage suffered as a result of a guest’s pet. The hotel reserves the right to charge guest’s account commensurate to the cost of any damages.
- If smoking (or evidence thereof) is found in a nonsmoking room, a $250 charge per occurrence will be incurred on the guest’s account.
- Under Oregon Law (Statute 433.835 - 433.990), smoking is not allowed “within 10 feet of entrances, exits, windows that open, and ventilation intakes of workplaces or public places”. This includes hotel rooms and balconies.
- We reserve the right to refuse service:
- If the person is unwilling or unable to pay for a room or other establishment privileges.
- If the person is visibly under the influence of alcohol or other drugs or creating a public nuisance.
- If the person's use of a room or accommodation would violate the facility's maximum capacity
- If the innkeeper reasonably believes the person will use the room or facility for an unlawful purpose.
- If the innkeeper reasonably believes the person will bring in something that would create an unreasonable danger or risk to others.
- Guests and their visitors agree to indemnify and hold harmless the hotel, its owners, and operators from all liability and damage or loss.