Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


THE BLOG

By Mary Pellegrini

Our Meadowlark Room is decorated with the colors of Oregon’s State Bird and has large windows that let in plenty of light in the winter and fresh air in the summer. You’ll feel like you are in a tree house when the horse chestnut tree, right outside your window, is in full leaf. As in […]

By Mary Pellegrini

The acres and acres of blossoms in the Hood River Valley have now turned to itsy bitsy pieces of fruit.  And for the next 4 months we will watch them grow and wait for the amazing crop of pears, apples, cherries, peaches and other varieties of fruit. In June and July come the berries and […]

Sail in, and with, the Heart of the Gorge

By Mary Pellegrini

Sail in the Heart of the Gorge, on the beautiful classic sloop “WyEast”, in one of the most amazing places on earth. Heart of The Gorge Sailing is an adventure on a private yacht, for groups up to 6 guests. Experience the power, beauty and romance of the Columbia River Gorge. WyEast is moored in […]

By Mary Pellegrini

It’s official: The 2021 rafting season is here. Who’s ready for some river time? The White Salmon River, just across the Columbia in Washington, beckons you with rapid water and beautiful views and we entice you with our Bed, Breakfast and Boat packages. Book your 3 or 5 night stay at the Old Parkdale Inn […]

Lavender Cheddar Tart

By Mary Pellegrini

Rogue Creamery Cheddar Spring Tarts The Rogue Creamery, in Central Point, Oregon, is a “artisan cheese company, with people dedicated to the “sustainability and the art and tradition of making the world’s finest handmade cheese“. We’ve been ordering Rogue Creamery’s Rogue’s Mary (rosemary) and La Di Da Lavender cheddar for a few years now. It […]

Sunshine Drive In Movie

By Mary Pellegrini

Drive-Up Movies at the Sunshine Mills in The Dalles, Oregon At the beginning of the pandemic, Sunshine Mill Winery in The Dalles converted its parking lot into a drive-in movie theater. A large screen was stretched across their towering grain silos and the parking lot prepared for vehicles. The first Drive-Up Movie at the Sunshine […]