Your Visit


What airport should I fly into?

Portland International Airport (PDX) is the major airport in the area and the closest to Skamania Lodge. Commercial service is provided by Alaska Air, American, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Seaport, Southwest, Spirit United, United, US Airways and Virgin America.

Below is a list of area airports for those that fly in by private plane:

  • Portland INTL Airport, KPDX, PDX, Portland, Oregon
  • Portland-Troutdale Airport, KTTD, TTD, Portland, Oregon
  • Scappoose Industrial AIRP Airport, KSPB, SPB, Scappoose, Oregon
  • Portland-Hillsboro Airport, KHIO, HIO, Portland, Oregon
  • Valley View Airport, K5S9, 5S9, Estacada, Oregon
  • Aurora State Airport, KUAO, UAO, Aurora, Oregon
  • Portland-Mulino Airport, K4S9, 4S9, Portland-Mulino, Oregon
  • McMinnville Muni Airport, KMMV, MMV, McMinnville, Oregon
  • Kelso-Longview Airport, KKLS, KLS, Kelso, Washington, Oregon

How do I get to Skamania Lodge?

Once in Portland, you will need a rental car to travel to Skamania Lodge (about 40 miles east). Most major car rental companies service PDX, and reservations are highly recommended. Near the end of your drive, you will encounter a toll on “The Bridge of the Gods” ($2.00 each way).  There is ample free parking at Skamania.
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Suggestions for making the most of your trip.

On your drive to Skamania, consider allowing some extra time to visit Multnomah Falls, the tallest waterfall in Oregon and, according to the United States Forest Service, the second tallest year-round waterfall in the United States. If time allows, follow the hiking path to the top – the view is well worth the effort!  (Multnomah Falls is about 27 miles from PDX and right on the way to Skamania – literally just off the highway.)

There are many amazing things to do in the Pacific Northwest. Visiting Portland, the home of Classic Leadership Consulting and just an hour from Skamania Lodge, is a great experience. There are many reasons that our "City of Roses" has become one of the most popular cities in the country and continues to grow at a rapid pace. The gourmet food scene is truly amazing, cultural events happen weekly, and there is a robust outdoors community. Rent kayaks or paddleboards to enjoy the many rivers and lakes, or try golf, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, or just meandering through the interesting neighborhoods of the city. There are also boat tour rides, underground city tours, brewery tours, and more! Feel free to contact our office for some great resources or to ask about our personal favorites. And don’t let a little drizzle stop you from exploring if it's rainy - that’s how you turn it into a northwest adventure!


Skamania Lodge

Classic Leadership Institute is proud to partner with Skamania Lodge as our off-site facility for Phases I and III of our leadership program. This amazing location features sweeping views, cozy rooms and decadent food. Food and lodging costs (approximately $900) are the responsibility of each CLI participant, paid directly to Skamania. We have a block of rooms reserved for our program, and your name will be added to the rooming list once we receive your completed registration and payment. Skamania Lodge will request your lodging payment information when you arrive to check-in for your CLI session.