Historic Columbia River Highway
Traversing between Hood River and Mosier, the five mile section of the Historic Columbia River Highway passes through the Twin Tunnels and two climate zones and being closed to auto traffic is an amazing trail for hikers, bikers, rollerbladers, anyone human powered. Starting at the east Mark O. Hatfield Trailhead near Mosier, the trail leads through semi-arid terrain dotted with ponderosa pine for about a mile until you reach the Twin Tunnels. Spectacular geologic formations tell the story of the gorge's creation.
After passing through the tunnels, you'll emerge into a forest of fir trees and other common western Oregon plants and stunning views of the Columbia River Gorge. Viewpoints along the 3.5 mile segment from the tunnels to the west Mark O. Hatfield Trailhead overlook the river. Consider a stay at an inspected and approved B&B in the Mt Hood and The Columbia River Gorge Region, just minutes from the Historic Mosier Tunnels
Get to know Oregon like a local from the locals, the 100+ hosts of our member inns located in all of Oregon's regions. Experience romantic getaways, historic treasures, and tucked away rustic retreats. Whether your trip is for a quiet escape to a quaint rural or coastal town, for a World Class City experience or for a new spin on business travel, you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance by staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.
It is all about the food. I am so excited to be a member of the Hood River Organics CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Coop, bringing fresh, locally grown, organic food to my front porch! Each week throughout the year the participating farms work with multiple other farmers and producers in the Columbia River Gorge area to put together a box of the most delicious, healthy, seasonal food. Did I mention it will be delivered to my door?
Slow food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.
Local Harvest - real food, real farmers, real community - Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Use the map on the Local Harvest Website to find a small farm near you.
Slow food, local harvest, and a commitment to sustainable business practices. These all make for sustainable travel and the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild has implemented a Green Program that encourages and recognizes those inns that are making sustainable travel a reality.
The Old Parkdale Inn is proud to be a member of the Green Program of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild. Located at the base of Mt Hood and in the heart of the Hood River Valley, we have been supporting our local farmers for 6 years now. Our farmers grow crops of apples to blueberries, pears to strawberries. Potatoes, greens, onions, all the wonderful fruits and vegies that go into our daily breakfasts. We are so very excited to now have our box of fresh produce delivered to our door once a week. And I'm sure our guests will be, too.
The Oregon Coast has many world renowned courses and many Oregon Coast Bed and Breakfast inns to drop your clubs after a sunny day on the course .
Was that too much information? You really can have a golf vacation in Oregon, teeing off at some of the best courses in the country, staying at quality Oregon Bed and Breakfast inns while all along exploring Oregon.
The Old Parkdale Inn is are located in the beautiful Hood River Valley. After a rejuvenating night at the inn and a hearty Northwest breakfast you'll be ready to head up to Mt Hood Meadows for awesome spring skiing conditions. Or perhaps some cross country or snowshoeing in the morning before the sun warms the snow? Come back to the inn, grab a bite of lunch, change gear, then head on down to the Gorge as the afternoon winds pick up for some ideal windsurfing conditions on the Columbia River.
Or bring your bikes for a grand afternoon bike tour along the Fruit Loop. The combination of sports is certainly flexible and we are sure you can have it all!! Get to know Oregon like a local from the locals, the 100+ hosts of our member inns located in all of Oregon's regions. Experience romantic getaways, historic treasures, and tucked away rustic retreats. Whether your trip is for a quiet escape to a quaint rural or coastal town, for a World Class City experience or for a new spin on business travel, you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance by staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.
Spring skiing on Mt Hood is going to be awesome at least through May. More snow is on the way this weekend and Mt Hood Meadows Ski Resort offers discounted lift tickets to guests staying at participating Hood River area lodging properties. And many of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast inns in the Columbia Gorge and the Hood River Valley welcome our destination guests who can purchase their discount lift tickets directly from our innkeepers. The cost of these tickets are only $35 for adults and $30 for juniors ages 7-14. Visit the Hood River page of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild website for a list of our inns. Make sure you ask if they are a Destination Program participant. Book your room and leave the rest to us. We will get you settled in for a comfortable nights sleep, serve fresh coffee and a hearty breakfast in the morning, issue your discount lift ticket and point you in the direction of Mt Hood Meadows Ski Resort, 34 miles from the town of Hood River and only 19 miles from Mt. Hood/Parkdale.
Why stay in a Columbia River Gorge hotel when you can stay at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast in Hood River, Mt Hood or Parkdale and have your scones and lift tickets, too!
In the Hood River Valley 15,000+ acres pears, apples, cherries and other fruit, will burst into blossom this month. It is a true sign of sping as we dust the snow off our back steps.
Blossom Festival celebrates the arrival of spring with a full plate of events from BBQs, to arts and craft shows, to antique sales.
You won't want to miss the Blossom Fest Quilt Show with some 80-100 beautiful handmade quilts will be on display, many for sale. Another can't miss event is the Dessert Party at the Apple Valley Country Store. A variety of desserts, jams and jellies, all made with fresh local fruit, will be available.
Start your day at one of the many Oregon Bed and Breakfasts near Mt. Hood and the Columbia Gorge with a breakfast prepared from fresh local products. Ginger baked pears, fresh Blueberry Scones, Apple Quiche, we're talking Northwest Culinary breakfasts!
With Nine Unique Inns in OBBG's Mt Hood Region to choose from this will only be one of the hard choices you'll face on a weekend of events for all the senses.
Take the scenic 35 mile Fruit Loop through the valley's orchards, forests, farmlands, and friendly communities.
Just want to sit back and relax? The Mt Hood Railroad travels through thousands of acres of orchards in blossom and has a layover in Parkdale and the Art and Music Festival. Enjoy live music and art in the park while taking in stunning views of Mt. Hood.
Visit us in the Hood River Valley at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inn and prove to yourself that spring has definitely arrived!!