By: Mary Pellegrini
We understand the uncertainty that you are feeling now. While we know that now is not the time for travel, we will continue to provide you with travel inspiration. So while you recharge from home, know that when it’s time for you to travel again, we’ll be here to welcome you.
Packer Orchards and Bakery was established in 1924 and is a sustainable fourth generation family farm located in Hood River, Oregon. What began as a small crop of apples and pears slowly expanded to 100+ acres of apples, pears, cherries, peaches, apricots, prunes, and nectarines
Around 1992 the Packers’ opened The Bakery on site, offering fruit from the orchards and fresh made cinnamon rolls. Cinnamon rolls and pears quickly transformed into a bakery filled with giant cookies, a varieties of jams, delicious fruit pies, and hand dipped ice cream and shakes. A fall favorite of mine is their Apple Pie in a Cone, a waffle cone filled with vanilla ice cream, topped with apple pie filling and whipped cream! Amazing!!
Packer Family purchased Rasmussen Farms, another long standing family farm in the Hood River Valley. Packer Orchards Farm Place, is a destination for families around the Northwest each fall with its Pumpkin Funland, pumpkin patch and corn maze.
Let us be your home base should you decide to visit Packer Orchards or the many other stops on the Hood River County Fruit Loop.
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. We now have EV and Tesla Chargers for guest use.
Outdoor adventures such as kayaking, windsurfing, skiing, snow boarding, 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. We partner with Mt Hood Meadows and Timberline Ski Area, offering multi-night packages and access to discounted lift tickets. Stay at the Inn and take advantage of our partnership with Wet Planet Whitewater to receive $10 your raft adventure.