The average price of a 7-day trip to Columbia River Gorge is $1,542 for a solo traveler, $2,769 for a couple, and $5,192 for a family of 4. Columbia River Gorge hotels range from $60 to $274 per night with an average of $106, while most vacation rentals will cost $200 to $440 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Portland International Airport (PDX) are between $718 and $1,158 per person for economy flights and $2,253 to $3,634 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $46 to $90 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Columbia River Gorge, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to PDX and stay in a Columbia River Gorge hotel:

  • January 15th to March 11th
  • April 16th to May 6th
  • August 13th to November 18th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Columbia River Gorge is usually mid to late September.

 

Average Columbia River Gorge Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Columbia River Gorge for a week is $1,203-$2,186($172-$312 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $46 to $90 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $425 to $926 for economy

Lodging: $76 to $101 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $86 to $105 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Columbia River Gorge for a week is $2,536-$4,206($362-$601 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $92 to $180 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $850 to $1,852 for economy

Lodging: $76 to $101 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $86 to $105 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Columbia River Gorge for a week is $3,762-$7,436($537-$1,062 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $184 to $360 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,700 to $3,704 for economy

Lodging: $152 to $202 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $129 to $158 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Columbia River Gorge

How cheap can you make a vacation to Columbia River Gorge? The cheapest trip to Columbia River Gorge is about $128 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 0% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $140 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $52.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Columbia River Gorge for a week is $898-$2,261($128-$323 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $23 to $45 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $425 to $926 for economy

Lodging: $52 to $60 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $140 to $170 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Columbia River Gorge for a week is $1,484-$3,502($212-$500 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $46 to $90 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $850 to $1,852 for economy

Lodging: $52 to $60 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $140 to $170 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Columbia River Gorge for a week is $2,968-$6,494($424-$928 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $92 to $180 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,700 to $3,704 for economy

Lodging: $104 to $120 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $210 to $255 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is harder to travel to Columbia River Gorge cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Columbia River Gorge Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Columbia River Gorge.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Columbia River Gorge for a week is $2,530-$8,866($361-$1,267 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $87 to $171 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,105 to $2,389 for first class

Lodging: $136 to $274 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $880 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Columbia River Gorge for a week is $4,244-$12,452($606-$1,779 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $174 to $342 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,210 to $4,778 for first class

Lodging: $136 to $274 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $440 to $880 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Columbia River Gorge for a week is $8,488-$22,264($1,213-$3,181 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $348 to $684 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $4,420 to $9,556 for first class

Lodging: $272 to $548 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $616 to $1,320 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Columbia River Gorge Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Columbia River Gorge is higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Columbia River Gorge due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Columbia River Gorge Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Columbia River Gorge hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are many options for vacation rentals across many price ranges in Columbia River Gorge.

 

Flight Costs to Columbia River Gorge

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,158 average in late July to a low of $718 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $763. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Columbia River Gorge our data includes 921 originating airports, and 145 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Columbia River Gorge from an airport like Tiruchirappalli International (TRZ) in Trichinopoly (India) for an average $7,219 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Eastern Oregon Regional at Pendleton (PDT) in Pendleton, OR (the United States) at an average of just $131.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Columbia River Gorge, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $439, so you can easily save about 61% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Columbia River Gorge can easily cost $340 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $23 per person. Private tours can cost $682 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

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