Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


THE BLOG

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

By: Mary Pellegrini Visit The Dalles Dam Visitor Center weekends in January for the annual Eagle Watch. Watch as bald eagles roost in their natural habitat along the Columbia River. Bald eagles migrate south each winter in search of food and the Columbia River provides an excellent food source. Westrick Park, near the dam and […]

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 […]

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 […]