Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


THE BLOG

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 […]

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 […]