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Hood River is the center of fun and excitement as our sprawling namesake provides nearly endless fun and activities throughout the year. The river itself is popular with frequent visitors who wish to try their hands at the ever-popular water sports or simply relax by the shore. Try out something different with some unusual Hood River activities that are only available in this area.

Make a Trip to Steigerwald Lake

Escape the busy river and take a short drive out of the area to the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge. This peaceful wildlife refuge is home to countless local animals who call the park home. The refuge is especially popular for songbirds who tweet out their harmonies for those who make the early morning trek. Hiking enthusiasts will enjoy a simple yet scenic one-mile hike that will take you right to the rim of the Columbia River.

See the Rushing Waters at Dry Creek Falls

Hood River may not have any thundering falls right off the river, but you can find just that about 30 miles outside of town. The Dry Creek Falls is a local favorite that is not often visited by tourists new to the area. The waterfall is approximately 230 feet in height and is a very peaceful scene to see up close in person. The Pacific Crest Trail is what you will take to reach the falls and is approximately two miles in length. Regular hikers should not have to worry as the trail is perfect for beginners and experienced hikers alike.

Visit the Dalles Community

Take a step back in time by visiting the local Dalles community that originated during the Lewis and Clark Expedition from the 1800s. Almost 70 historic buildings can be found here and are perfectly preserved for viewing. Locals often make their way to the Baldwin Saloon that was built in 1876 and can be seen right from the main street. You will find a healthy menu of juicy steaks and delicious seafood here along with many other entrees to enjoy.

Find The Best Unusual Hood River Activities Like a Local

The greater Hood River area is an incredible opportunity to see more than just the popular attractions known to all the tourists. Choose our vacation rentals to keep you close to all of the unusual Hood River activities in the area while enjoying luxury amenities and much more. Call our rental experts today and find the perfect rental to host you and your family in Hood River.


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Experience the Pacific Northwest the way it was mean to be enjoyed with a luxury getaway to Hood River. This Oregon city is the perfect location to escape life’s routine and unwind. Here is how you can plan for an unforgettable luxury Hood River getaway:

Columbia Wine Tours

When one thinks of luxury, it is easy to picture a classic vintage of your favorite wine. Hood River has several local wineries that offer up their own exquisite vintages that all need to be tried. Book with Columbia Wine Tours for a small group or private wine tour that must be experienced to be believed. Hood River is in the heart of the Columbia Gorge with the climate providing the perfect harvest of grapes. See what these local wineries can offer by calling Columbia Wine Tours at 541-350-9850 to set up your next private wine tour.

Visit the Waterfalls

Hood River is also known for its beautiful waterfalls surrounding the area. Continue your luxury getaway with a visit to one of these waterfalls. Punchbowl Falls is one of the most popular trails in the area. The trails are easy enough for you to have plenty of energy to enjoy the waterfalls and take a dip in the cool waters below. The sharp drop-offs can provide incredible views, but those with a fear of heights might want to view them from a distance.

Fine Dining at Celilo Restaurant & Bar

When in Hood River it is important to choose a restaurant that uses locally sourced ingredients for their entrees. Celilo Restaurant & Bar offers a fine dining experience with local ingredients and decadent meals. Enjoy a healthy selection of house made pasta, freshly caught seafood, New York steak, and more. Many locals report that the atmosphere does not get any better that Celilo. Call Celilo Restaurant & Bar at 541-386-5710 to reserve a table and make sure to get there early for a handmade cocktail. The restaurant is open Monday through Thursday at 5:00pm and Friday through Sunday at 11:30am.

Luxury Stay in Hood River

Do not settle for anything less than luxury when you vacation in Hood River. Choose from our select luxury rentals including the Vista Retreat and Alizes for incredible amenities and privacy that other rental providers cannot match. It is as easy as letting us reserve you the perfect luxury rental for your getaway to Hood River.


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