By: Mary Pellegrini
The Hood River Valley is certainly known for having thousands of acres of fruit of which cherries, blueberries and peaches are finding their way to the fruit stands now. We also have some amazing flower farms, one of which, The Gorge White House, has glads, daisies, cone flowers, snapdragons, Oriental lilies, lavender and more.
The dahlia fields at the Gorge White House have begun to bloom and it is a photo op you won’t want to miss. They will be in their seasonal display until the first frost. Pick out your favorite and order tubers to be picked up or delivered next year at planting time.
In the fields behind the dahlias are u-pick blueberries just now coming on and in their fruit stand are cherries, cut flowers, and raspberries. The peaches will arrive soon
Columbia Gorge Wine and Cider tasting takes place in the old “farm shop” next to the White House which has been converted to a bright and cheery tasting room.
If you had to pick just one place to visit in the Hood River Valley, The Gorge White House would be it. Just 10 miles from the Old Parkdale Inn, this is really a one stop, enjoy all, location. After a hearty Hood River Valley Bounty Breakfast at our Inn, consider a picnic on their patio or in the fields. Code word this week at the Old Parkdale Inn, dahlias. Say the word when booking your room and receive $10 off your stay.
Let us be home base for exploring and enjoying the Hood River Valley and Mt Hood National Forest. After a full day, you’ll love the peace and tranquility of the Old Parkdale Inn. Relax in the gardens, perhaps with a glass of wine from a bottle you picked up at a local winery or our wine cabinet. We can even have a bonfire, roast some s’mores, if you’d like.