September 1, 2019
A Crafty Way to Head into Fall
By: Mary Pellegrini
Designate your driver then head out to tour Brew Pubs, distilleries, cideries and wineries in Hood River and the Hood River Valley. We’d be honored to offer the Old Parkdale Inn as home base when the day is done.
Camp 1805 Distillery and Bar ~ Lewis and Clark ran out of whiskey on July 4, 1805 and 206 years later, to the date, Camp 1805 opened. 1805 was also the year the explorers camped in the Columbia River Gorge. First legal Rum and Whiskey distillery in Hood River ~ on the Hood River Columbia River Waterfront
Hood River Distillers ~ Established in 1934, Hood River Distillers is the largest and oldest importer, producer, bottler, and marketer of spirits in the Northwest. Tasting room downtown Hood River
The Columbia River Gorge is home to 14 breweries, each having their own unique style and flavor. Beer is serious business in the Gorge. So serious that 11 Breweries in the Columbia River Gorge have united to create Breweries in the Gorge. Solera Brewery is a block down the street from the Old Parkdale Inn
Discover a World of Wine in 40 miles ~ over 30 wineries and 45+ vineyards in the Columbia Gorge, come with downtown Hood River tasting rooms. More Wineries in the Hood River Valley on the Hood River County Fruit Loop, a 35 miles driving tour through our famous valley, and the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast is in the middle of it all. Enjoy the wines and explore the valley’s family farms, forests and friendly communities, then return to comfort of the Inn and serenity of the gardens.
The Hood River Valley and the Columbia River Gorge are renowned for the quality and variety of apples and pears grown by local orchardists. Gorge cidermakers are crafting some of the best hard cider in the Pacific Northwest. We invite you to visit the Columbia Gorge Cider Society locations on the Cider Route and stayed tuned in as more cideries join the resurgence of cider.
Please drink responsibly, designate a driver and enjoy your time in the Hood River Valley and Columbia River Gorge
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.
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 Timberline Ski Areas allowing us to offer discounted lift vouchers to our guests. Stay at the Inn and take advantage of our partnership with Wet Planet Whitewater to receive $10 your raft adventure.