Villa Columbia Bed and Breakfast in Hood River, Oregon, was recently featured on Mike's Road Trip. In the same class as the Columbia River Gorge hotels (really more in the boutique hotel category), Villa Columbia B&B gives you good access to the scenic Columbia Gorge year round and access to Mt. Hood in the winter for skiing.
An excerpt from Mike's blog post:
Breakfast at the Villa Columbia is scrumptious and served in thee-courses. Local ingredients are often used to create a unique experience that reminded me of being in Europe. Each morning of my stay I enjoyed a fresh fruit berry parfait with vanilla yogurt. Some of the other items/dished included:
- Whole wheat blueberry scone
- Ham & cheese breakfast calzone
- Twice baked croissant with cherry compote and chicken sausage
- Spinach quiche with sliced cantaloupe accompanied with sausage in puff pastry
Throughout the day refreshments are available, from stocked mini-fridges with soda and water, to cookies, fruit (like a fresh bowl of cherries while I was there) and a number of candy dishes…all the comforts of home.[Editor's note: Villa Columbia is a member of the Oregon B&B Guild's Green Lodging Certification program.]
Mike also provides an excellent short video with views of the inn, the guestrooms and the area, plus a photo album of the inn. Visit his blog to see it all. And while you're at it, take a look at the rest of Mike's Road Trip--what an interesting fellow and an interesting mission!