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Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 15 total, 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Best Western Hood River Inn: Hood River, Oregon, 5 nights
Type: Resort

Description: The Hood River Inn’s unique Columbia River shoreline location is convenient to many nearby attractions and recreational opportunities in the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood area. Complete with waterfront access and a private beach, the Hood River Inn is an easy one-hour drive from Portland along scenic Interstate-84.

Contact info:
1108 East Marina Way
Hood River, OR 97031 USA
phone: 541-386-2200
web: www.hoodriverinn.com/

Room amenities: All rooms include satellite television, pay-per-view movies, AM/FM alarm clock, 27” televisions, desk/work area, in-room refrigerator, free wireless connections & data ports, microwave, free local calls, iron & ironing board, coffee/tea maker, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: The Hood River Inn's well-appointed resort features 149 guest rooms, many with scenic river views, private balconies or patios. A flavor of the great Northwest warms the decor. Just outside, our private swimming beach, heated pool and hot tub spa beckon. The Riverside Grill offers panoramic views of the mighty Columbia River from the dining room and from our immense outdoor deck. The stunning Cebu Bamboo Lounge offers sleek, comfortable elegance and the very best happy hour in town! Pop in for a drink or a bite to eat, relax in over-stuffed leather chairs and watch our widescreen plasma TV. Check our schedule for live entertainment. Our front desk staff is always on duty. If you have a request or need, they are ready to help.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $77 plus tax
Participants must make their own before and after reservations by calling the Inn at 541.386.2200.

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Additional nights after: $77 plus tax
Participants must make their own before and after reservations by calling the Inn at 541.386.2200.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
17 Field trips


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