Old Parkdale Inn

A Hood River Valley Bed and Breakfast


THE BLOG

By Mary Pellegrini

Mt. Hood, rising 11,240′ into the bluebird sky, is crowned by eleven glaciers. It’s home to three ski areas, making it a great destination for skiing, even during the spring and summer months. And there is no shortage of hiking or biking options in the Mt Hood National Forest. It is possible to enjoy stunning …

By Mary Pellegrini

Grab a mom and Get her on the River. Moms raft free on Mother’s Day Weekend. There’s only one catch, you have to keep her company. So grab your mom, a mom, and plan a trip to the Columbia River Gorge for a fun day of whitewater rafting on the White Salmon or Klickitat Rivers. …

By Mary Pellegrini

The Oregon Summer is Calling. June 21st marks the longest day of the year. Many, many hours of daylight to get out and explore. Over 16 hours of daylight actually. Two Scenic Byways and one Scenic Electric Byway lead to the Old Parkdale Inn Travel through the Columbia River Gorge on the Historic Columbia River Highway …

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 lift to the …

By Mary Pellegrini

How fun to set out in search of Bigfoot and Geocaches in the Columbia River Gorge. You, too, can embark on the Bonneville Bigfoots Search GeoTour in North Bonneville, Washington. Along the designated two mile paved “Bigfoot Discovery Trail” we learned about this unique area and why the Sasquatches were drawn to this picturesque area on the banks of the Columbia …

By Mary Pellegrini

Geocaching to Rock Your Parkdale Vacation The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area formation started approximately 40-60 million years ago. Pressure of molten lava pushed granite from inside the earth and caused the outline of the Columbia Basin. The Scenic Area stretches 85 miles on both sides of one of the largest waterways on our continent. …