In several cases, where the Washington State Parks has found itself owning old military properties, some of the old housing on the military site have been converted to guest houses.
Two such houses exist at Fort Columbia State Park. I have not stayed in either of them.
One house has capacity for 12 people, while the other has capacity for 4. 2012 Prices range from a high of $302 per night for the house that sleeps 12 ($25 per night per person if 12 stay) during the peak tourist season to $139 per night for the house that sleeps four during the off season, mid-week prices ($34.75 per person if 4 stay).
These houses are perched as high as possible in the old fort site. They have great views of the Columbia River, and for a group of people staying the night this is a reasonably good deal compared to guest houses at commercial rates or multiple hotel rooms.
As the houses are located high on the hill they are farther away from the normal traffic pattern.
RVs and other large vehicles will not fit on the roads in the main part of the fortress. Therefore, be prepared to walk up the hill to the houses from the large vehicle parking area if you are driving a large vehicle of some sort that will not fit on the roads up to the guest houses.
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