Hood River’s First Cider & Distillery! Fox-Tail Cider & Distillery wants you to enjoy the scenic Hood River Valley. Then stop in for some local cider, beer, wine and spirits.
Every fall August would crush up a few barrels of raw squeezed apple cider and let it naturally ferment. He was always a big hit when he’d bring the barrels back out for the New Years Eve party that following winter. Five generations later, his Great Great Grandsons still work the land. Growing not only apples, but pears, cherries, peaches and more.
In 2009 Bob Fox and long time friend Justin Cardwell began doing test batches of hard cider. Foreseeing that in the next few years there would be a reemergence of the cider industry. Cider was America’s drink of choice before prohibition. In 2013, Fox-Tail opened its doors in the heart of the fruit growing area of the Hood River Valley and have taken their place on the Hood River County Fruit Loop Map, #6, 10 scenic miles from the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast. Designate a driver before heading out to explore the ciders, beers, wines, and spirits of the Hood River Valley.
We’re your home base for exploring and enjoying the Hood River Valley and beyond
After a full day, you’ll love the peace and tranquility of the Old Parkdale Inn. Relax in the gardens, perhaps with your favorite beverage, by the bonfire, roast some s’mores, weather permitting of course.
The Hood River Fruit Loop is located in the beautiful Hood River Valley at the foot of majestic Mt. Hood offering you a variety of wines, fruits, vegetables, flowers, ciders, and food. Outdoor adventures such as kayaking, windsurfing, skiing, snow boarding, biking and hiking await. Mt. Hood Meadows, Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, and Timberline Ski areas are only a short drive away, as is the vast Mt. Hood National Forest where trails and wildlife abound. During the summer months stay at the Inn and take advantage of our partnership with Wet Planet Whitewater to receive $10 your raft adventure.