On this week’s episode, host Anthony Melchiorri is in Hood River, OR, to help owner Grant Polson bring the 60-year-old Vagabond Lodge into the 21st century. The Vagabond has been owned by Polson’s family since 1954, but poor revenue, management, a muddy event space and an outdated website have contributed to a major loss of money.

To facilitate revenue for the Vagabond Lodge, Anthony enlists the help of designer Blanche Garcia to construct an outdoor event space that showcases the lodge’s breathtaking natural surroundings.  However, the current event space is filled with mud, broken railings, cracked paint and mountains of dirt piled up where the stairs should be.

Will Anthony and his team be able to get the event space ready for a wedding in less than 48 hours? Find out tonight on an all-new episode of Hotel Impossible.

Check out exclusive photos of this season’s renovated hotels.

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  1. ClayR says:

    Grant looked to me like he suffered from depression. He was obviously a smart, super nice guy who knows the hotel business but depression takes away your ability to cope with stress (or even do basic decision making) because it keeps the body/mind in a paralyzed state of stress. I think he would do himself, his employees and business a great service to seek professional medical help. I just hope this "nice guy" knows how to say no to the roaming hoards to salesmen who will be knocking/calling on his door to sell hotel services add-ons.

    Finally, I hate to complain about the show but the product placements have gotten so blatant it is off-putting. The moment Anthony handed over the credit card to pay for the windsurfing saying "I'll pay with my Capital One Venture Card" and a zoom in to the card, the show "jumped the shark!" I didn't think reality shows could "Jump the Shark" but this one just did.

  2. Renee Hooks says:

    I think that Grant was very professional, kind hearted, and also adorable. You can tell he is a wonderful person to work for due to how his staff talked about him and loved their jobs. With all that he has been trough in the last few years he seams to be holding his own in my eyes. I know if I'm ever in Hood River, OR I will be staying there.

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