For a fun afternoon at a historic working farm, head to The Gorge White House along the Highway 35 Fruit Loop in Hood River Valley. The Gorge White House features a 1908 Dutch Colonial farmhouse and several acres of orchards, produce fields, and vineyards.
You can stop along the Fruit Loop to enjoy The Gorge White House’s amazing wine, flowers, fruit, and vegetables. From the farm, guests can enjoy a double-volcano view while sipping on local microbrews inside the beer and wine tasting room. Driving the Fruit Loop is a great way to get acquainted with the physical landscape of Hood River and the food, wine, and beer scene all at once.
About The Gorge White House
Built in 1908, The Gorge White House Oregon is a Dutch-colonial farmhouse alongside historic Highway 35, also known as the Mount Hood Scenic Byway. This historic home sits on top of a century-old farm whose orchards produce famous pear wine and hard ciders.
In addition, the fields of The Gorge White House produce flowers, stone fruit, and wine. The Gorge White House is a great place to stop along the Highway 35 Fruit Loop if you love history, fruit, wine, or local micro-brewed beer!
Their beer and cider expert is Andy; meet him in the tasting room and let him walk you through the different hard ciders and craft beers. Mary Beth is the wine expert. She grew up in the valley, so there’s no one better equipped as your tour guide through Hood River wines.
Food & Drink at The Gorge White House
The tasting room at The Gorge White House Oregon offers guests an opportunity to drink The Gorge White House wine, other local wines, and locally-brewed beers. While you cool off with your drink, enjoy views of Mount Hood and the Hood River Valley.
Try some of the famous hard ciders like Honey Lavender, Lemon Pear, or Blueberry. If you’re more in the mood for craft beer, treat your taste buds with unique and brews from their selection like Double Mountain, Backwoods, 21st Amendment, or Boneyard. Their brews are bursting with flavor, and you’ll remember them for a long time.
If you’re hungry, don’t miss The Gorge White House’s Fresh Food Cart, which is located on the property. On this cute food cart, you can purchase flatbreads, sandwiches, soup, salads, fries, and other sides. The sandwiches are mouth-watering, so we recommend leaving some room after doing your wine or beer tasting!
Events at The Gorge White House
The beauty of The Gorge White House and its farm have been well-known around Hood River for nearly a century. The Gorge White house opens the property to weddings in the summertime and many of the flowers they grow are sold as wedding bouquets.
In an effort to support local artists, paintings, photography, pottery and more all made by local artists can be found for sale in The Gorge White House’s gift shop, tasting room, and yard. For a full list of the artists currently being showcased at The Gorge White House, check out The Gorge White House’s website. Bringing home a piece of Oregon art helps your fond vacation memories live on or make an excellent gift for a loved one.
Things to Do Nearby
To the west of The Gorge White House you’ll find the small Neal Creek just off Highway 35, which can be a nice place to stop for a minute. If you go a little farther northwest, you’ll get to a larger creek which helps feed the rains from Mt. Hood to the Columbia River. You’ll find Tucker Park along this creek, which is popular with campers, and open to the public during the day for waterside activities and picnicking. Heirloom Orchards lies just to the south of The Gorge White House, along with Mt. Hood Winery, in case you finish early in the day at The Gorge White House and you’re looking for some fresh flavors to taste.
You can make a whole day of the wine and beer tasting if you like, and head even farther along the Fruit Loop after your trips through The Gorge White House and Mt. Hood Winery. If you keep heading south on Highway 35, you’ll reach Fox Tail Cider & Distillery, where the atmosphere is cozy and familiar, and Wy’East Vineyards, where the wine is delicious, and the staff will treat you like lifelong friends.
Places to Eat Nearby
After a day at The Gorge White House, head over to The Fruit Company for some juicy local fruit to take with you back to your rental home for the evening. If you love chips and salsa, make sure to stop by Juanita’s Tortilla Factory nearby too for some mouthwatering chips to add to your haul. You’ll be able to enjoy these foods all vacation long and take your local finds on hikes and bike rides and days at the riverside.
Stay with Hood River Vacations
To stay close to beauty and excitement of the Highway 35 Fruit Loop, stay in nearby Hood River, Oregon. Known for its beauty, proximity to Mount Hood National Forest, and its amazing restaurants, Hood River is a small, yet lively mountain town located right on the Columbia River.
We offer a variety of vacation homes in Hood River that will help you feel relaxed and at home after a long day of exploration in Hood River County. Each of our homes comes furnished with comfortable, modern furniture that will help you get the rest you deserve. To find an extra special home with views of Mount Hood, use our Advanced Search filters.