Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


THE BLOG

By Mary Pellegrini

By: Mary Pellegrini The Hood River County Fruit Loop is a 35 mile driving tour through the fertile Hood River Valley in Northern Oregon. A collection of farms, orchards, vineyards and wineries, the drive can take as little as an hour but we suggest planning a day or two to get the most out of …

By Mary Pellegrini

By: Mary Pellegrini Cycling the Hood River Valley Cycling the Hood River Valley and it’s quiet back roads, opens up a world of gorgeous scenery, handcrafted beers and ciders, farm stands, museums, and wineries. A network of excellent cycling roads winds through the valleys fruit orchards. In the spring, be witness to an explosion of cherry, pear and apple …

By Mary Pellegrini

By: Mary Pellegrini Kiyokawa Family Orchards opens for the season July 21. The renowned Honeycrisp apple. This distinctive apple is incredibly crisp with a sweet, tangy flesh that lends itself with equal satisfaction to fresh and baked delicacies. Kiyokawa Family Orchards grows this delicious apple along with over 100 more varieties of apples, pears and Asian pears …

By Mary Pellegrini

By: Mary Pellegrini When it is hot in the Hood River Valley there is nothing like a ride on the Magic Mile chair lift on Mt Hood, Oregon’s tallest peak at 11, 240 feet. The majestic mountain can be seen from the Old Parkdale Inn and is an easy day trip, a lovely 35 mile drive. Take the …

By Mary Pellegrini

By: Mary Pellegrini Klickitat River Salmon can be seen hurling themselves up the 8 foot Klickitat Falls as they make their way to their ancient spawning grounds.  In September, salmon can be found in many of the tributaries of the Columbia River.  Most use the Klickitat fish ladder that the Yakima tribe has created but many attempt …

By Mary Pellegrini

By: Mary Pellegrini Chasing Waterfalls ~ 365+ things to do near the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast Punch Bowl Falls on Eagle Creek There are 77 waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge on the Oregon Side alone. Some you can drive right up to. Others might take upwards of a 6 miles. A hike to …