By: Mary Pellegrini
Our Electric Vehicle Charging Station install at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast was made possible by a rebate program through Travel Oregon and Forth Mobility. Durst Energy LLC, in tandem with Forth’s rebate program in Oregon Durst Energy LLC also partnered with Tesla’s destination charging program to access additional resources to support installation of our station. Tesla provided the Tesla chargers housed on our property. Certainly a joint effort to advance sustainable travel in Oregon.
Complimentary for Guest use at the Old Parkdale Inn
These chargers, one Tesla and one ClipperCreek are a free amenity for our guests and also will be available to those passing through Parkdale along the Mt Hood and Columbia Gorge Electric Byway.
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.
The Mt Hood and Columbia River Electric Byway offers a trip around Mt. Hood and along the Columbia River Gorge with sufficient charging stations along the route.
Travel through the Columbia River Gorge on the Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway, HCRH, and around majestic Mt Hood on the Mt. Hood Scenic Byway. For the sustainable traveler the HCRH and the Mt Hood Scenic Byway have been combined to create one of six Electric Byways in Oregon, the Mt Hood and Columbia River Gorge Electric Byway.
Experience the rugged wilderness, fertile farmlands and charming small towns that lie just outside of Portland. Drivers of vehicles with a range of 60 miles or less should travel the Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge Electric Byway in the counter clockwise direction.
Folks passing through Parkdale can, while charging up, walk into town, less than two blocks, and choose between Solera Brewery, Apple Valley BBQ or the Mt Hood Creamery for a delicious meal, a cold beer, or a scoop of ice cream made fresh in house. Moby Coffee Roasters offers Free Trade and Organic coffee in bulk, to go, or in their cozy coffee bar, open Friday through Monday. Or
You’re welcome to relax in our gardens or front porch with a good book for as long as your charge takes. If we’re home, please give us a shout out before you hit the road. We ask that your $5 charging fee be placed in the secure collection box on our front porch.
Comfortable and Safe
We’re taking reservations with our promise of a safe and great escape. Thank you for trusting us to be your home away from home. We’ve posted our Hospitality and Health Update on our website. Purchase a gift certificate for yourself or a loved one.
We invite you to read online reviews for the Old Parkdale Inn. And then we encourage you to go directly to our website and Book Direct: for all the right reasons. We look forward to seeing you soon!
We’re your home base for exploring and enjoying the Hood River Valley and beyond. After a full day, you’ll love the peace and tranquility of the Old Parkdale Inn. Relax in the gardens, perhaps with your favorite beverage, by the bonfire, roast some s’mores, weather permitting of course.
What’s to do
The Hood River Fruit Loop is located in the beautiful Hood River Valley at the foot of majestic Mt. Hood offering you a variety of wines, fruits, vegetables, flowers, ciders, and food. 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 Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood National Forest where trails and wildlife abound.
Book your stay at the Old Parkdale Inn and take advantage of our partnerships for adventure discounts
Stay Play Ski and Relax Vacations – request promo code for discount Timberline lift tickets
Wet Planet Whitewater Adventures – ask us about a discount code for $10 off your raft adventure
Cascade Canyon Guide – request code for 20% off trips
Offers for our registered guests only and must be redeemed during your stay.