Team-Building Activities

Columbia Cliff Villas Hotel specializes in corporate retreats and group getaways to show guests Hood River through our eyes. Discover the beauty of our property, perched on a cliff’s edge above the water and set against the mountainside, with no shortage of activities around the Gorge.

Make your next retreat unforgettable with these great team-building activities! 

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Wine Tours

In addition to its designation as a National Scenic Area, the unique terrain of the Columbia River Gorge provides a wide variety of growing conditions and home to dozens of award-winning wineries and vineyards. This spectacular setting is the perfect place to build relationships and unwind. We can arrange transportation, private barrel tastings, and catering for your team.

Brewery Tour

Ever wonder what really goes on in a brewery? Tour guides Randy and Jessica will lead your team on a tour of Full Sail Brewery where you can meet the brewers behind the pints and learn about the art and science of crafting beer. You'll also see the local ingredients this Hood River brewhouse uses to concoct their award-winning brews and learn more about their sustainable brewing practices.

White Water Rafting

The White Salmon River has long been known as the best one-day rafting trip in the Northwest, providing far more white water in its 7.25-mile course than most rafting rivers provide in twice that distance.
Choose from two options in the Upper or Lower Gorge which complements our Middle Gorge adventure. There’s no question about it. White Salmon River is the #1 experience for a memorable team-building adventure.

Windsurfing Lessons

For groups who are more adventurous and looking for a challenge, come learn to windsurf in the Windsurfing Capital of the World! Big Winds has the largest lesson and rental center in the Gorge, with everything needed to hit the river. With the most knowledgeable staff in the gorge, this is sure to be an unforgettable experience.


Hit the links and conduct business on the green. It’s your choice of six spectacular golf courses, including the Golf Digest 4-Star Indian Creek facility. Guests of Columbia Creek Villas Hotel receive special rates, great food, and exclusive services for your outing. 

Cooking Class

Let us arrange a private chef from one of the area’s many outstanding restaurants, including Celilo Restaurant & Bar. Enjoy a fun and relaxing team Cooking Class where you’ll learn new cooking skills and enjoy great food and incredible wine!

Classes are often limited to 12 people and cost approximately $100/person. 

Hiking & Biking

Explore countless trails with seasonal wildflowers and year-around waterfalls, always leaving a lasting impression. We can help you choose the best ones and arrange transportation, boxed lunches, and some fun stops on the way back.

Trails near Hood River

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

The largest lesson and rental center in the Gorge, Big Winds has everything you need to get started with stand-up paddling or improve your current skills. The staff at Big Winds has been paddling for 5 years now and knows the ins and outs of this rapidly developing sport.

Reserve a private group lesson that’s perfect for a fun team-building afternoon break.


This challenging and thrilling outdoor activity helps teams work together through a combination of swimming, rappelling, sliding, hiking, down-climbing, and wading. Make your way through impassable canyons with the help of their guides, will and determination, and the guidance of your team.

Learn more about these tours at Cascade Canyon Guide's website

Global Sessions - Team Building Experts

Gone are the days of trust falls and drum circles! Plan a team-building session that engages your employees with out-of-the-box and exciting experiences that result in meaningful engagements and relationships. Based in Hood River for over 15 years, your team can utilize Global Sessions' local knowledge and relationships to create an amazing experience while in the Gorge.

Global Sessions team building events create personal, premium, seamless, and mind-blowing experiences! Contact Global Sessions whether you are looking for premium team building experiences or need their event management services that include meeting planning, meals, entertainment, and transportation.

For more information or to plan a memorable team event, please contact Global Sessions at: | 541-490-9278 |

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