Mt Hood Vacation Rentals: Plenty of Room for the Family
Our two-bedroom Hood River vacation homes provide so much more than a hotel ever can: your very own space, lots of room to spread out, complete kitchens, and more. You’ll feel at home the minute you step inside, with fresh linens, cable TV, high-speed internet, and BBQ grills. Every home includes a washer and dryer for your convenience, and many also include outdoor decks, hot tubs, and bicycles for your use. Check individual listings to see which include these special amenities. Many of our homes are also located within easy walking distance to downtown Hood River, a great town with lots of cute shops, galleries, restaurants, and bars for your enjoyment. And of course, you can watch the windsurfers from the riverfront!
Outdoor Sports Paradise
When you’re not resting in your comfortable two-bedroom Mt Hood vacation rentals, explore the many attractions and activities in the area. The Hood River region has long been known as a great place for outdoor sports of all kinds. Whether you love hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, or skiing, Hood River is the place for you. It’s also becoming known as quite the destination for wind sports such as windsurfing and kiteboarding! That’s right, no need to travel to the tropics: you can learn to windsurf right here in Hood River! There’s even a protected harbor where beginners can practice safely.
Nearby, beautiful Mount Hood looms majestically over the skyline. Head up there for your choice of four ski areas in the winter time, along with the nation’s only year-round glacial ski area. Hood River also has a waterfront park, public pool, skate park, and lots of biking and walking trails.
While Oregonians have always flocked here in the fall to stock up on Oregon’s best apples, pears, cherries, and more, nowadays Hood River is becoming known as quite the culinary destination. Visit in April for the Hood Valley Hard-Pressed Cider Fest, a celebration of the alcoholic version of every kid’s favorite beverage. Beer lovers will want to come in October instead, for the Hood River Hops Fest. Don’t forget to tour a vineyard or two before retreating to our two-bedroom Hood River vacation homes for a good night’s rest!
Art Stops to Add to the Itinerary
Awe-inspiring Hood River is a place packed with amazing places to visit for those who love the arts. Often inspired by the natural beauty of the region, local talents have a multitude of outlets for displaying their one-of-a-kind works and visitors to Hood River benefit from this outpouring of creativity when they’re in town. Try a stop at Art of the Gorge on Oak Street for a chance to browse an impressive collection of paintings done at the hands of local artisans. Just a short walk away, Made in the Gorge runs on a similar foundation of highlighting local work but this locale provides a bit more diversity with guests being able to peruse a collection that includes paintings, jewelry, metal work and beyond.
Fantastic Souvenir Shopping
During your stay in one of our Hood River vacation homes, you will find there are many chances for visitors to get out and enjoy the beauty and bountiful downtown fun the city provides. While it may be hard to fathom, every trip comes to a close and before you go, you’ll want to make sure you’re stocked up on souvenirs for those back home as well as items that remind you of your incredible time away. When you’re searching for the perfect Hood River souvenir shop, look no further than The Gift House on Oak Street. This appropriately named establishment specializes in all things souvenirs with a focus on Hood River flair. With a large collection of t-shirts, postcards, key chains, wine and bags, there’s never a shortage of items to choose from.
An equally impressive destination on Oak Street is Pacifica Gifts. Dedicated to specialty items that highlight the Pacific Northwest, this is the store to come to when you’re buying souvenirs for those who love items like salts and soaps. With an inventory that includes many handmade items, there’s a personalized feeling to this souvenir shop that makes it a unique and wonderful Hood River destination.
Destinations for the Creatively Inclined
Those visiting Hood River with a talent for yarn-based crafting will want to make sure to carve out time in the itinerary for a stop at Foothills Yarn and Fiber on Sylvester Drive. This family-owned farm features Alpacas as well as a gift shop that highlights yarn and Alpaca-wool based items for sale. Come and feed the Alpacas, then stock up on a collection of ultra-soft Alpaca wool yarn perfect for your next warm creation.
For those who enjoy museums, Hood River’s got a few worth checking out. Kids will appreciate the antiques at the International Museum of Carousel Art, while grownups will enjoy the Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum. To learn more about the history of the region, visit the History Museum of Hood River County.