By: Mary Pellegrini It’s biking weather. We’ve had many guests who have brought their bikes and enjoyed biking the Hood River County Fruit Loop and the many back roads of the Hood River Valley. After a hearty breakfast they’ve left the Old Parkdale Inn and traveled down Highway 35 toward Hood River, detouring off onto a few of the many back roads, cruising through the orchards, stopping along the way to take in some spectacular views. The Fruit Loop drive is a 35 mile scenic drive through the valley’s orchards, forests, farmlands, and friendly communities but you could easily extend or shorten your ride. We’ve always maintained health and sanitation standards provided by our county health department. We’ve implemented extra sanitation protocol in all our guest rooms and common spaces as advised by many health departments. We’re back in business and taking reservations with our promise of a safe and great escape. Thank you for trusting us to be your home away from home. We’ve posted our Hospitality and Health Update on our website. Purchase a gift certificate for yourself or someone you know would enjoy time at the Old Parkdale Inn. Reserve your Stay Now Let the Old Parkdale Inn be your home base when exploring the Hood River Valley, Columbia River Gorge or the Mt Hood National Forest. Whether your idea of a good vacation is fresh tracks on Mt Hood or relaxing in our gardens with a good book and your favorite beverage, there’s something near by for everyone. 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.