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National Apple Pie Day is May 13

National Apple Pie Day doesn’t necessarily have to be celebrated with an apple pie, right.  Why not Apple Pie Cookies? The innkeeper at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast put a little spin on the classic apple pie and the results were amazing.

For quicker, easier assembly she used refrigerated pie crusts

Apple Pie Cookies

  • 6 green apples
  • 1 package refrigerated pie crust (2 crusts)
  • 5 ounces caramel sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Ground cinnamon

1) Preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit. Line a cookie sheet with parchment and non stick spray;  set aside.

2) Remove pie crusts from refrigerator so they warm up slightly. This will make them easier to work with.

3) Peel the skin off the green apples, compost.  Continue peeling so you have bunch of fleshy, white peels of apple in your bowl.

4) Dust work area with flour and slightly roll out crusts. From one pie crust, cut out circles for the cookies.  Cut the second pie crust into 1/2″ strips.

5) Place round pie crusts on cookie sheet. Spread a thin layer of caramel sauce on each cookie, followed by a pile of white apple peels. Using the 1/2” strips, create a tic-tac-toe lattice pattern over each cookie.

6) Beat egg in bowl and add sugar and nutmeg until well blended. Brush cookies with egg wash.

7) Sprinkle cookies with cinnamon.  Use more or less cinnamon depending on your preference.

8) Bake for 20 – 25 minutes, or until cookies are a golden brown. Remove from oven, allow to cool for 5 minutes, serve and enjoy!

The Old Parkdale Inn is located in the Upper Hood River Valley, a renowned growing region for pears and apples. Located in the quaint town of Parkdale, Oregon with Oregon’s tallest peak, Mt. Hood, as a backdrop. Outdoor adventure, farms, wineries and fine dining are nearby. The complete privacy of the inn and the serene gardens are perfect for romantic and restful getaways.

You’re sure to enjoy sweet treats such as these at the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.

After mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

Old Parkdale Inn

Old Parkdale Inn Offers lodging near Mt Hood and the Columbia River Gorge

Old Parkdale InnThe Old Parkdale Inn is located in the Upper Hood River Valley on the north slope of Oregon’s tallest peak, Mt. Hood, in the quaint town of Parkdale. Outdoor adventure, farms, wineries and fine dining are nearby. The complete privacy of the inn and the serene gardens are perfect for romantic and restful getaways.

All three Old Parkdale Inn well appointed, Oregon themed rooms have queen beds, private baths, a mini fridge, microwave, and coffee machine with a large selection of teas, coffee, and cocoa. The rooms are also equipped with a wall mounted smart TVs with satellite reception, hairdryer, alarm clock, fans, and heaters.

Driving an Electric Vehicle? Old Parkdale Inn has two EV chargers, one Tesla and one ClipperCreek offered as an amenity for their guests. They are also will be available to those passing through Parkdale along the Mt Hood and Columbia Gorge Electric Byway.

Recently awarded Travelers’ Choice 2022 by TripAdvisor, Old Parkdale Inn demonstrates a commitment to hospitality excellence thanks to their excellent reviews! This puts them in the top 10% of hotels worldwide!

The Old Parkdale Inn is equipped with FREE Wireless internet in the house. You’ll enjoy a hearty Northwest breakfast presenting and savoring Hood River delicacies in the Inn’s dining room.  As members of the Hood River Organics Community Supported Agriculture group a box of fresh, locally grown organic fruits and vegetables is delivered to the inn once a week. This produce, along with fresh herbs from the gardens and fruits and vegetables from the local farm stands and farmer’s markets, are used as ingredients in the breakfasts served every morning along with locally roasted organic coffee.

‘Everything you’d expect in a warm and cozy clean B&B. The room was wanting for nothing…very well stocked with attention to the smallest details.‘ a Tripadvisor contributor

For the outdoor enthusiast Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort, Timberline Ski Area, Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, the Columbia River Gorge are all just minutes away and outdoor adventures abound.

For the wine lover visit “A World of Wine in 40 miles” on the backroads of the Columbia Gorge wine growing region. And breweries!  Oregon has the most small artisan breweries per capita than any other state in the union! Solera Brewery is walking distance down the street.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.

After mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

Grand Fir

Grand Fir at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast

Grand Fir

The Grand Fir at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast, Abies grandis, was planted in front of  Charles and Lillian Craven’s new home in 1910. The Craven House was built in the fertile valley on the north slope of Mt. Hood. The home was converted into a bed and breakfast in 1998

Tree Facts

Grand Fir
  • Approx. height: 140′
  • Age: 112 years
  • Circumference: 15′
  • Abies grandis

April celebrates Arbor Day and Earth Day and we’ve recognized some Magnificent Oregon Trees all month.

Hope you’ve enjoyed learning about the history of these trees and their contribution to our Oregon History and Culture.

Arbor Day, much like Earth Day, is a holiday that celebrates nature. Its purpose is to encourage people to plant trees and this year the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild took the opportunity to recognizes our unique, magnificent trees throughout the month of April. We won’t stop here. So many more Oregon Heritage Trees we’ll be out and about searching for more Many of the trees we highlighted, but not all, have been recognized as Oregon Heritage Trees.

Oregon Heritage Trees – Trees that Tell an Historic Story

Oregon has a vast amount of ancient trees across the state that are reminders of not only the their longevity but as their importance to the environment and our Oregon Heritage. Many have been recognize by the Oregon Travel Information Council in their Oregon Heritage Tree program.

These Trees Tell Stories

‘Honored groves, single trees or groups of trees have something in common with one another no matter what the species: they are trees that tell a story; trees that confound and astound; trees that educate both Oregonians and visitors about significant people or events from the past; trees that have survived natural disasters or stand as silent sentries to the passage of time. And that’s only a small part of what makes an Oregon Heritage Tree compelling.’

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.

After mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns are doing everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

Parkdale Pine

Parkdale’s Ponderosa Pine in the Hood River Valley

Parkdale Ponderosa PineThis magnificent landmark on the north slope of Mt. Hood is estimated to be about 600 years old. If Columbus had come to Oregon in 1492 he would have seen this tree already growing into a vigorous young sapling. When measured in the year 2000 it was 21.5 feet in circumference, 8 feet in diameter and 168′ tall. You can see this tree from about anywhere in the valley as it towers over the acres and acres of fruit trees. It’s on the Halliday property about a half mile south of the Baseline Dr – Cooper Spur junction in Parkdale, Oregon.

The innkeepers at Parkdale’s Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast are working to get this tree recognized as an Oregon Heritage Tree. We’ll keep you posted

April celebrates Arbor Day and Earth Day and we’ll recognize some Magnificent Oregon Trees all month

Arbor Day, much like Earth Day, is a holiday that celebrates nature. Its purpose is to encourage people to plant trees and this year the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild will take the opportunity to recognizes our unique, magnificent trees throughout the month of April. Many of these trees, but not all, have been recognized as Oregon Heritage Trees.

Oregon Heritage Trees – Trees that Tell an Historic Story

Oregon has a vast amount of ancient trees across the state that are reminders of not only the their longevity but as their importance to the environment and our Oregon Heritage. Many have been recognize by the Oregon Travel Information Council in their Oregon Heritage Tree program.

These Trees Tell Stories

‘Honored groves, single trees or groups of trees have something in common with one another no matter what the species: they are trees that tell a story; trees that confound and astound; trees that educate both Oregonians and visitors about significant people or events from the past; trees that have survived natural disasters or stand as silent sentries to the passage of time. And that’s only a small part of what makes an Oregon Heritage Tree compelling.’

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.

After mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns are doing everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

Lodging Gift Certificate

OREGON B&BS OFFER LODGING GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR 25 VACATION DESTINATIONS

A Unique & Special Gift Supporting Oregon Small Businesses

Travel is back and lodging gift certificates for an Oregon Bed & Breakfast are smart gifts of exploration and adventure, rest and relaxation, while also supporting local, small Oregon businesses.

The Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild (OBBG), the only professional association of B&Bs in Oregon, offers lodging gift certificates that can be redeemed at any one of our 25 Inns across the state.

Lodging Gift Certificate
Wilson Ranches Retreat

You can support local businesses while limiting social contact by purchasing contactless Gift Certificates online from the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild website. The recipient will have a great time getting away to a high-quality destination of their choice.

Oregon B&B Inspected and Approved Lodging for Cleanliness and Comfort

The inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are inspected biennially to ensure high standards are being met. This results in cleanliness and comfort in a variety of Bed and Breakfast accommodations.

A lodging gift certificate from the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is the perfect gift for any occasion, any time of year. Rest and Relaxation in the form of a stocking stuffer? A wedding gift for the newly married?  A graduation present? Employee appreciation or holiday gifts?

Lodging Gift Certificate
WildSpring Guest Habitat

OBBG Lodging Gift Certificates are available in $25 increments and can be redeemed at every Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild member across the state. With 25 members to choose from that’s a lot of choices and with an 18 months expiration recipients have plenty of time to redeem them at the Inn of their choosing.

Your Sweetie is calling ❤️ Wanna Be their Favorite?

Oregon B&Bs are near hiking and waterfalls, along the coast or in the mountains, in wine country and even out on a working cattle ranch. There’s something for everyone. “Local innkeepers, who know their area of Oregon inside and out, love to help guests explore and enjoy all our great state has to offer,” said Sue Stein, OBBG President and innkeeper at Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast.

You can purchase Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild Lodging Gift Vouchers onlinechoose the amount and where you’d like them delivered. We’ll send them by mail with delivery confirmation.

It’s that simple. Not much of your time, but a generous gift of time for your recipient. What are you waiting for? Support a local, independently owned, small Oregon business this holiday season. We thank you in advance.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12. Although some businesses may choose to require masks. And some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly be kind to yourself. Our inns are doing everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they probably are.

Start Planning Your Oregon Vacation

Mt Hood and Columbia Gorge Region and Bed and Breakfasts of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

Your visit to the Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge Region of Oregon will be even more memorable with a stay at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast, our only bed and breakfast in the Mt. Hood – Columbia Gorge Region. This inspected B&B inns is located close to all the finest attractions of the region, including:

Mt. Hood – Oregon’s Apex at 11, 240′

Mt Hood is one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon and it’s easy to see why.

  • Olympic-class skiing & snowboarding year-round
  • Breathtaking vistas in cross country skiing & snowshoe parks
  • Scenic hiking & biking trails
  • Historic Timberline Lodge – a National Park Lodge with a great restaurant, recreation & architecture
  • A cultural center & museum to learn the region’s history
  • And much more!

The Columbia River Gorge – Oregon’s Mightiest River

The Columbia River Gorge is one of the 7 wonders of Oregon and offers may things to see and do.

  • World-class water sports ranging from sailing & boating to parasailing & windsurfing
  • Over a dozen challenging and highly rated golf courses
  • Scenic driving & biking along the Historic Columbia River Highway & Bike Trail – be sure to stop at the Crown Point Vista House
  • Epicurean delights at a variety of restaurants featuring locally-sourced cuisine, plus wineries, breweries & distilleries
  • Farmland and winery tours, such as the Hood River County Fruit Loop, and farmers markets
  • Picturesque parks and forests for all your adventure recreation interests, from hiking & horseback riding to biking & birding
  • And much more!

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.

After mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

Best Oregon Waterfalls with spectacular Wildflower Bloom

Spectacular Oregon Wildflower Bloom and Waterfalls

Summer is an ideal time to hit Oregon hiking trails for wildflowers and waterfalls.

Willamette Valley

Parker Creek FallsParker Creek Falls and Alder Creek Falls are roadside on the way up to Mary’s Peak, the highest in Oregon’s Coast Range at 4,097 feet. On a clear day from the top you can see both the Pacific Ocean to the west and many of the Cascade peaks to the east across the Willamette Valley.

With four main trails to choose from, wildflowers come into bloom in the meadows and rock gardens throughout late spring and summer. Look for glacier lilies, scalloped onion, harsh Indian paintbrush, Cardwell’s penstemon and spreading phlox. Day trip to here from MaMere’s Guest House.

Oregon Coast

Travel south along the Oregon Coast from Oceanside to The Nature Conservancy’s Cascade Head Preserve. Hike the 3.4-mile trail to see rare wildflowers, including hairy checkermallow and the Cascade Head catchfly – most of the catchfly’s world population found only here.

Secret Beach Falls is tucked into the northern-most end where the Oregon Coast Trail squishes between the road and the overlook to Thunder Rock Cove.

Port Orford Heads State Park is home to a number of hikes where you’ll find beautiful flowers such as coast lily and coastal gumweed. The entire Curry county shoreline is public, bordered by scenic viewpoints, parks, sea stacks and natural bridges. On the headland trails, you’ll hike through a forest of mixed conifer into rugged headlands, spotting wild iris, cat’s ear and hot-pink salmonberry flowers along the route. Day trip from WildSpring Guest Habitat

Eastern Oregon

Wilson Ranches Retreat should be your home base when visiting the John Day Fossil Beds. Take an stroll along the Clarno Unit trails to see Mariposa lilies, orange globe mallow, purple sage, prairie clovers and more. Look for golden bee plant, hedgehog cactus and bitterroot along the five Painted Hills trails through May.

Head into the North Eastern corner of Oregon and the Zumwalt Prairie Preserve. The Prairie is situated in the Wallowa River Valley northeast of Joseph, Oregon, and the Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast. A tapestry of more than 100 wildflower species, from lupine to goldenrod find space in the 33,000 acres. This Nature Conservancy preserve is part of the largest intact bunchgrass prairie in North America.

Portland Region

Just minutes from Fulton House Bed and Breakfast is Tryon Creek State Natural Area hikers can spot the white three-petaled Trillium on the aptly named Trillium Trail.

Tucked in the neighborhoods of West Linn, the Camassia Natural Area is in a lesser-known wildflower haven that is a must-visit come springtime. On the 1.4-mile loop hike, which features a boardwalk through sensitive areas, you’ll find many species of wildflower, including camas lily, blue-eyed Mary and buttercup.

Powell Butte Nature Park is home to 611 acres of meadowland and forest that is open to hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. In the spring, you can spot more than a dozen wildflower species, including foxglove, Oregon sunshine, dog rose and blue elderberry.

Mt Hood and the Columbia River Gorge

Located near Hood River, Rowena Crest has one of the most incredible views of the Columbia Gorge. The wide, paved pullout along the Historic Columbia River Highway is at the top of a high hill, which allows for spectacular panoramic views of the Columbia River, a hidden lake, the curved highway and basalt cliffs.

The Tom McCall Preserve is open from March 1 to October 31. Oregon’s most impressive displays of spring wildflowers is found amidst the mounds, swales and vernal pools of this grassland preserve. More than 300 plant species, including grass widows, prairie stars, shooting stars, balsamroot, lupine and Indian paintbrush thrive here.

The open grasslands are home to four plant species unique to the Columbia River Gorge: Thompson’s broadleaf lupine, Columbia desert parsley, Thompson’s waterleaf and Hood River milk-vetch

For spectacular summer Wildflower Bloom and waterfalls start at the Mt Hood Meadows Ski Resort parking lot, take the service road up to Upper Heather Canyon Falls then hike the Timberline Trail past Pencil Falls and back down to the lodge. The wildflowers were amazing. The views were stunning. Take a bit off your mileage with a ride on the Stadium chair lift for trail access.

You can extend your hike with the Umbrella Falls and Sahalie Falls, a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked trail located near Mount Hood Parkdale, Oregon that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, wildflowers, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until September.

Best Oregon Waterfalls with spectacular Wildflower Bloom
Start, and end, your adventure chasing wildflowers and waterfalls on Mt Hood at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.

After mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

 

Pop the Question

Where to fly fish near Hood River

Tammy inquired: I’d like to spend our last day in Oregon fly fishing, possibly near Hood River. Any suggestions?

Hood River County reaches from the summit of the state’s tallest mountain, Mt Hood, to the middle of its biggest river, the mighty Columbia. Its many great fishing destinations vary from high-mountain lakes to mighty rivers.

Lost Lake is located about 20 miles southwest of Hood River, Oregon. The lake is bordered by old growth alpine forest that grows to the water’s edge. The surrounding basin is sleep sided and heavily wooded. The dramatic north side of Mt. Hood forms a fitting backdrop.

The East Fork of the Hood River may be a bit under the radar at the moment but not for long. This section doesn’t have the big fish that the main fork of the Hood River does but it will keep you busy with modest active trout perfect for a 3 or 5 weight rod in the summer time and a dry fly. It’s a great beginner & intermediate river with easy access. Polallie Trailhead about 23 miles south of Hood River. A NW Forest Parking pass is required in the main lot.  

Laurance Lake is potentially the best fly fishing lake in the Mount Hood region because angling regulations don’t allow the killing of wild fish. 23 miles from Hood River. Wild Bull Trout, wild rainbows and wild cutthroats inhabit this reservoir and provide an interesting mix in fishing.

Punchbowl Falls, where steelhead fishing is available year-round. 7 miles from Hood River. The West Fork area is highly popular with local fishermen who claim this to be the better spot for catches. 

Deschutes River 37 miles east of Hood River is a very good stretch of the famous trout and steelhead fisheries

Resources

Gorge Fly Shop fishing report blog

Gorge Fly Shop – Gorge Fly Shop can supply you with everything you need to have a great day of fishing on the water, including. They have everything from fly reels to wading gear, fly lines, and more. Stop by Gorge Fly Shop at 3200 Lower Mill Dr, Hood River, OR 97031. Gorge Fly Shop is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM and Sundays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Call 541-386-6977 if you have any questions.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife – Seasonal fish and licensing information can all be found on the ODFW website. – Even great fishing spots to try out! A variety of licenses are available to Oregon residents and non-residents. Want to go fly-fishing for trout? This season starts in May, and once you get to the summer months anglers will be casting for Steelhead until the chill of fall.

Pack your bags, check in with Gorge Fly Shop and begin your Oregon Fishing trip. The member inns in the Mt Hood and the Gorge Region of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are here to accommodate you.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places will end March 12. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns are doing everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge

Multnomah FallsMultnomah Falls is the most visited recreation site in the Pacific Northwest with 2 million stopping each year to take in the views. As a local innkeeper I suggest visiting the falls on either ends of the day and midweek to beat the crowds. I also suggest taking the time to hike the 6 miles Wahkeena – Multnomah Falls loop so as to ‘discover’ 6 more waterfalls, if you indeed love to chase waterfalls.

Fed by underground springs from Larch Mountain, the flow over the falls varies, usually its highest during winter and spring. Multnomah Falls offers one of the best places in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area to study geology exposed by floods. Five flows of Yakima basalt are visible in the falls’ cliff face.

The earthcache ‘Multnomah Falls’, GC98X65, studies the different types of exposed basalt layers.

Our Chasing Waterfalls and Oregon Waterfall Wednesdays series continues. According to Northwest Waterfall Survey there are well over 1000 waterfalls in Oregon! We’ve set out to witness the beauty of as many as we can. We’ll share our finds with you, our guests, so you too can set out to Chase Waterfalls.

You can Chase Oregon Waterfalls with us by following our Pinterest and Facebook pages. Choose an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member in Portland or the Columbia River Gorge as your home base while chasing waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places will end March 12. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns are doing everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

Spring Ski on Mt. Hood and stay at the Old Parkdale Inn

Spring Ski
Think Social Distancing and Spring Skiing on Mt Hood. Get out of town, get outdoors and enjoy the super sanitized Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast. It’s going to be awesome at least through April.

Book your room and leave the rest to the accommodating innkeepers. They’ll get you settled in for a comfortable night’s sleep, serve fresh coffee and a hearty breakfast in the morning and point you in the direction of Mt Hood Meadows Ski Resort, only 19 miles from Mt. Hood/Parkdale or Timberline Ski Area, 32 miles or to a snow park or tubing hill.

Comfortable and Safe

Why stay in a Columbia River Gorge hotel when you can stay nearer to The Mountain and have all the comforts of home? As a small business owner we certainly appreciate your business. We’ve always maintained health and sanitation standards provided by our county health department and assure Health and Hospitality in all our guest rooms and common spaces as advised by many health departments, both local and national.

Come stay at the Old Parkdale Inn, play in Hood River County, ski on Mt Hood, Oregon’s tallest mountain at 11, 240′, and relax at the Old Parkdale Inn. They’ve created some enticing packages for your Ski Vacation on Mt Hood. Lots of opportunity for outdoor snow adventures. 

Reserve your Stay Now

Deal #1) Cozy Winter Nights: Stay 2 Nights, Mid Week, Sunday through Thursday, and take 20% off room rates. Available January 2, 2022 through March, 2022. Ask us about discount mid-week ski lift tickets at Timberline Lodge. After you book with us we will provide a code to enter when booking your tickets on line. Request code in ‘Special Accommodations’ box when booking online.

Deal #2) Stay, Play and Ski: Stay 2 nights and receive 2 Gorge-to-Mountain tokens for a lift to Mt Hood Meadows or Tea Cup Snow Park, on Columbia Area Transit (CAT) G2M Express.

Deal #3) Stay, Play and Ski: Book your 3 night stay at the Old Parkdale Inn now through March 17 and enjoy 15% off lodging. Also included: 2 Gorge-to-Mountain tokens for a lift to Mt Hood Meadows or Tea Cup on Columbia Area Transit (CAT) G2M Express.

Deal #4) Stay, Play and Relax: Same as Deal #3: minus the G2M ride tokens. You won’t need them for a respite at the Old Parkdale inn. Book three consecutive nights and get the third night free. Experience the quiet of winter in the Hood River Valley and the Old Parkdale Inn.

Click HERE to book directly online, choose your dates, then select our Book Direct, Prepay and Save rate to receive 10% off our Best Available Rate (good only for online reservations). Prepay a non refundable 25% deposit and receive 10% Book direct discount.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places will end March 12. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns are doing everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.