Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


THE BLOG

By Mary Pellegrini

Three Oregon Scenic Byways lead to the Old Parkdale Inn Travel through the Columbia River Gorge on the Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway, HCRH and around majestic Mt Hood on the Mt. Hood Scenic Byway.  For the sustainable traveler the HCRH and the Mt Hood Scenic Byway have been combined to create one of […]

By Mary Pellegrini

The safety and well-being of our guests, our community and ourselves continues to be our highest priority. We’re finding travel predictions are coming to fruition here: folks want safety protocols communicated, they’re staying closer to home and not booking as far out. We want to reaffirm that our promise of a great, socially distanced escape […]

By Mary Pellegrini

Most live in the Monday through Friday work world and there are lots of reasons to love the weekend. If you can escape, here are 4 great reasons to think about booking a stay during the week, especially if you want an unhurried feel to your stay. 1. It’s a super time to take off and […]

By Mary Pellegrini

A colleague of ours from A’Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast in McMinnville, shared this recipe saying her guests just loved it. It sounded so delicious with the fall fruit and winter eggnog. I’ve been making these in individual crocks and plan to change out the apple for bananas or pears on occasion. Maybe even spring […]

By Mary Pellegrini

Shopping Small adds up to Big Things. The coronavirus has upended daily life in Oregon, with travel and tourism being the hardest-hit industries. Small businesses have been crippled and are counting on all of us to rebuild, promote, and sustain our resilient communities. We’d like to share what’s not to miss in our community of […]

By Mary Pellegrini

Welcome the Winter Solstice, the first day of Winter.  The return of the Tundra Swans to Mirror Lake marks the beginning of  Winter for me. They arrive sometime in November where they winter in the Columbia River Gorge. Mirror Lake is at the foot of Crown Point, visible from Interstate 84 just west of the […]