Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


THE BLOG

By Mary Pellegrini

By: Mary Pellegrini I give you 5 reasons to love the Hood River Valley. The valley is just about as pretty as it gets on a sunny day, with the Columbia River and it’s Gorge at our doorstep and Mount Hood in our backyard. #1 – The Hood River Valley is a very fruity place The acres […]

By Mary Pellegrini

By: Mary Pellegrini A hike to the top of Bald Butte is a great choice for an early season hike in the Upper Hood River Valley! A wonderful display of Mt Hood National Forest wildflowers, Lupine, Balsam Root, Indian Paintbrush, to name a few, covers the hillside from mid-April through June. The views from the […]

By Mary Pellegrini

By: Mary Pellegrini Catherine Creek is an area of unique natural beauty and great botanical significance. About 20 miles from the Old Parkdale Inn, you’ll find over ninety species of wildflowers in the area, from grass widow, which blankets the ground as early as February, to western ladies’ tresses, which may bloom into July. The […]

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 The award winning wineries of the Hood River Valley are sharing space with world famous fruit orchards and the wines are becoming just as famous as its fruit. Fast evolving into one of the Northwest’s finest grape-growing and wine making regions the tasting rooms hold special events including wine tasting, vineyard tours and activities for families […]