Meet the Innkeepers and their furry
It just so happens that the first prompt for the Instagram #BnBPhotoChallenge21 is ‘Meet the Innkeepers’ and today happens to be the beginning of our 19th year of innkeeping. When not innkeeping you’ll find us exploring our world, chasing waterfalls and geocaches. With @lola_pellegrini by our side
We bought the inn in 2003. The inn is nestled in Oregon’s Hood River Valley on the northern slope of Mt. Hood. I had always had this crazy dream to be an innkeeper. I like being at home, cooking, decorating, so I convinced my reluctant husband to do this. I’m often asked if I’ve had a B&B before the Old Parkdale Inn and my response: “I raised three kids and a husband, I have been doing the B&B thing for many years!”
Steve had steady work as a pipeline welder, which kept him away from the Inn for long periods of time. In 2013 he retired and now shares the workload of housekeeping, yard maintenance, and occasional server to our guests.
We enjoy the outdoors and look forward to sharing our knowledge of the area and its many attractions to our guests. Lola, our Great Pyrenees joined the family in July 2017 when she was just 9 weeks old. She’s a sweet, lovable darling with a mind of her own at times. Elsa adopted us the summer of 2104. She is a bit elusive but she, along with Lola, look forward to making you feel at home, but only if you want their company.
Built in 1910, The Old Parkdale Inn opened as a Bed and Breakfast on Valentine’s Day, 1998 after years of being both a single family home and the McIssac Apartments. In 2018 it celebrated 20 years of offering exceptional hospitality in Oregon’s 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.