March 29, 2020
Hood River County through Claudia’s Eyes
By: Mary Pellegrini
Claudia was our guest from Holland a couple years back. Geared with an amazing camera and a keen eye she explored the Columbia River Gorge, Mt Hood National Forest, the Hood River Valley and our own backyard.
It was spring and the wildflowers in the Gorge were in full bloom. Our own backyard birds were quite active as were those in the Mt Hood National Forest. She also captured some other wildlife, chipmunks, a pika, and a quick glimpse of a black bear.
Spring is right around the corner and if you’d like to witness its arrival book now. The fruit trees in the Hood River Valley burst into bloom around the middle of April, peaking first part of May.
During the COVID-19 pandemic our open status has moved forward with information provided to us by the CDC and the Oregon Health Authority. We are putting more proactive and preventive measures in place so the Old Parkdale Inn will remain a place of rejuvenation for those seeking space to breathe and relax.
With guidance from the Oregon Health Authority we are focusing our attention on enhanced routine cleaning in preparation of your arrival and will only allow one room to be booked at any given time. Less guest traffic means less co-mingling in the halls and common spaces. All services, include breakfast and beverages will be in-room. We are committed to providing refuge for those of you who need a safe and clean space to ride out this pandemic. We will reduce our rates by 10% until we can resume the full service our guests have come to expect.
If you'd like to support our Inn during this difficult time please consider purchasing a gift certificate for yourself or loved one. Or let's remain optimistic and book a future stay. This won't last forever.
Let us be home base for exploring and enjoying the Hood River Valley and Mt Hood National Forest. After a full day, you’ll love the peace and tranquility of the Old Parkdale Inn. Relax in the gardens, perhaps with a glass of wine from a bottle you picked up at a local winery or our wine cabinet. We can even have a bonfire, roast some s’mores, if you’d like. We now have EV and Tesla Chargers for guest use.
Outdoor adventures such as kayaking, windsurfing, skiing, snow boarding, and hiking await. Mt. Hood Meadows, Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, and Timberline Ski areas are only a short drive away, as is the vast Mt. Hood National Forest where trails and wildlife abound. We partner with Mt Hood Meadows and Timberline Ski Area, offering multi-night packages and access to discounted lift tickets. Stay at the Inn and take advantage of our partnership with Wet Planet Whitewater to receive $10 your raft adventure.