A historic railroad hotel built in 1905, The Lyle Hotel, was instrumental in the construction of the SP & S Railway and developing industrial commerce and tourism in the Columbia River Gorge. Hosting industrialists, managers, workers and tourists the hotel has always been a gathering place of community and visitors. Lyle, Washington with its ferry boat landing and railway moving wool, wheat and other exports to Portland bustled with business and tourism from 1905 through the early 1970’s when dam building was completed. Lyle in 1941 even had its very own airport.
Commerce has evolved in Lyle, grazing sheep have been replaced with rolling vineyards and outdoor enthusiasts. The former ferry landing teems with wind surfers and kite boarders and fishermen all times of the year. Traveling the scenic highways one can observe countless cyclists, mountain bikers, hikers, snow skiers, and bird watchers.
Today, the Lyle Hotel Restaurant & Bar, welcomes all who come to discover the beauty and activities of the Columbia River Gorge. The Columbia River and its surrounding geology offer a home to world class vineyards, and sports activities, making the hotel an amazing place to come explore a diverse list of things to do in Lyle.
Whether a sportsman, explorer, rail enthusiast, fisherman, or lover of fine wine and good entertainment, all who visit The Lyle Hotel Restaurant & Bar will appreciate creating amazing memories here!