November 21, 2020
One Tank or Charge away from the Old Parkdale Inn
By: Mary Pellegrini
Whether you're looking for outdoor adventure in the Mt Hood National Forest or a quiet romantic weekend escape the Old Parkdale Inn is but a one tank, or charge, road trip away.
We have two EV chargers, one Tesla and one ClipperCreek at the Inn and charges are a free amenity for our guests. Parkdale Farm supply has a self serve fuel pump, 24/7, two blocks from the Inn,
Midway between Hood River, the Columbia River Gorge and Mt Hood, the Old Parkdale Inn, with three well appointed guests rooms, is the ideal home base to tour the Hood River Country Fruit Loop, take an outdoor adventure, or simply slip into a quiet retreat. As our guest your vehicle can charge overnight as you recharge with our comfy accommodations, fresh brewed coffee and a hearty breakfast to start your day.
A two-week freeze was announced by our governor, Governor Brown. These new measures are intended to limit group activities and stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 across Oregon. The Two-Week Freeze measures will be in effect from Nov. 18 through Dec. 2, state-wide. These risk reduction measures are critical in limiting the spread of COVID-19, reducing risk in communities more vulnerable to serious illness and death, and helping conserve hospital capacity so that all Oregonians can continue to have access to quality care.
The mandate hurts all of us, especially those who might have had plans to spend time with family for Thanksgiving. Although the freeze does not limit access to our B&B, we understand the anxiety that arises for those traveling. Health, Hospitality, Cleanliness and Comfort for our guests is our top priority. We've made some changes to the significant protocols we've had in place for the last 9 months, adding new safety layers, creating a safer lodging option for those of you who just need to get away::
- We'll only allowed our suites to be booked, taking our smaller room, Meadowlark, offline. They each have a spacious dining area for those take out meals you can bring back to the inn. This will allow for no more than 4 guests at the inn at any one time
- We can serve breakfast in your suite, if you choose
- Due to new OR mandates restaurants and breweries will be take-out only at least for the next two weeks.
If you're looking for a place to escape to, to socially distance from the rest of the world, we've got a room just for you.
If you're driving an EV be sure to register it at time of online booking. This way we'll be sure to have your station available to you upon arrival.
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, weather permitting of course.
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've created some enticing packages for your Stay Play and Ski Vacation on Mt Hood. During the summer months stay at the Inn and take advantage of our partnership with Wet Planet Whitewater to receive $10 your raft adventure.