Known as the windsurfing capital of the world, Oregon’s Hood River is the perfect place for windsurfing. The gorge receives high velocity winds—sometimes up to 70mph. The Columbia River Gorge has easy access from Hood River with options for novices or experts alike. The Columbia Gorge Windsurfing Association website features webcams of popular put-ins, events, map of beaches, and information on lessons.
Located just 30 minutes outside of Portland is Multnomah Falls, Oregon’s tallest waterfall at 611 feet. The falls attract visitors of all types and ages, with wheelchair-accessible viewing platforms and more advanced hiking trails leading all the way to the top. The fall’s steady stream runs year-round, with the highest volume in winter and spring with a partial freeze in winter. The Multnomah Falls Lodge has excellent views and is home to a restaurant, gift shop, espresso bar, and U.S. Forest Service interpretive center.
THE FRUIT COMPANY
The Fruit Company, renowned for its orchard-fresh gifts sold nationwide has successfully converted part of its historic 1940s-era factory into an elegant orchard gift shop and heritage museum. Guests of the Mount Hood Railroad, Hood River Railbikes, and motorists (stop #4 on the Hood River Fruit Loop) are welcome to come experience the deep agricultural history and taste the divine fruits grown here in beautiful Hood River, Oregon.
HOOD RIVER HOTEL
On the National Register of Historic Places, the Hood River Hotel is Hood River’s oldest and most beloved vintage hotel. Located in the center of downtown, we are your base camp for year-round adventure, top restaurants, breweries, wineries, and the world-famous fruit loop.
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COLUMBIA CLIFF VILLAS
This option offers a wide variety of luxury hotel suites and “Euro-style” lodging accommodations in Hood River. Situated on the edge of a 210′ cliff, guests can take in the breathtaking views of the Columbia River. Located adjacent to the Columbia Gorge Hotel, these suites offer a more private getaway.
Hampton Inn Hood River
Off I-84, in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, five minutes from central Hood River. You’ll be within a mile of restaurants and a half-mile from Mount Hood Railroad—board a tour through the Hood River Valley. Each day starts with a complimentary hot breakfast and WiFi. Then, enjoy our fitness center, indoor pool, and whirlpool.
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Located next to The Fruit Company and Mt. Hood Winery, this historical homestead is available for vacation rentals in Hood River. Surrounded by orchards, vineyards, and nearby forests, the property features over 60 fruit trees and one of the oldest walnut trees in the area. This romantic Victorian home sleeps 10 comfortably with 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. During the holidays, this property is transformed into Santa’s house for the Christmas train!