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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Hood River

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Oregon is home to some incredible communities. While Portland and Bend often get all of the credit, there are countless more. Hood River is a smaller city on the Oregon-Washington border which it is known for its amazing beauty, like many places in the state. But the city also has some amazing qualities that many people know nothing about. The following are five of these well-kept secrets. Year-Round Skiing You read that right: You can get your skiing fix on Mt. Hood even during the heart of summer! Mt. Hood

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Where to Watch Hood River 4th of July Fireworks

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This summer, the beautiful Hood River region plays host to an incredible array of patriotic festivals, outdoor concerts, and spectacular firework shows celebrating our nation’s independence. Whether you make the trek to Seaside, OR, for one of the West Coast’s largest firework shows or stay close to your premium vacation rental home in scenic Hood River, there is no shortage of family friendly activities all day long this Hood River 4th of July. Hood River 4th of July Festivities Start Independence Day out with a fun run (or walk) in

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Hood River Farmers’ Market

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Open year-round, the Hood River Farmers’ Market provides an incredible assortment of the locally grown fruits and vegetables and the diverse crafts of our region’s amazing artisans. More than 30 vendors gather together every week to offer a wide array of seasonal fruits and vegetables, locally raised meats, freshly prepared craft foods like honey, cheese, and breads, and specialty food offerings from local chefs and popular food trucks. A great event for the entire family, the kids will love themed activities and play areas, while adults can enjoy the fine

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Must See Attractions in Hood River

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Located in the Columbia River Gorge at the confluence of the Hood and Columbia Rivers, Hood River is one of America’s premier outdoor playgrounds. Home to amazing scenery, beautiful weather, and a vibrant food and beverage scene, there is so much to do here it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Whether your tastes run to adventure on the water or on land, there’s quite a few attractions you won’t want to miss in Hood River! The Gorge As impressive a river canyon as there ever was, the Columbia River Gorge runs

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5 Activities to Stay Fit in Hood River

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The outdoor playground of Hood River has plenty to offer everyone, from adventure-seekers and thrill enthusiasts to those who just want to kick their feet up in relax in a secluded mountain cabin. If you are looking for the best activities to keep fit and stay healthy (especially if you plan on enjoying the numerous fine dining establishments and craft breweries that call the region home), here are five of the best fitness activities in Hood River. Kayaking and Paddleboarding Located at the intersection of the Hood and Columbia Rivers,

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Dog Friendly Activities in Hood River

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Millions of people every single year make the journey to the great northwest of the United States to experience some of the most incredible outdoor scenery and hiking in all of North America, but if you’re like us, you love experiencing the great outdoors with your furry friend by your side! Luckily for you, the Hood River area is one of the most dog friendly areas you’ll find anywhere. Here are three dog friendly activities and attractions to check out the next time you stay. Go for a Hike on

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Top 10 Reasons to book a Vacation Home instead of a Hotel Room

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Top 10 Reasons to book a Vacation Home instead of a Hotel Room $$$! Vacation Homes are almost always less expensive than hotels. Hotels in Hood River can cost around $200/nt. That is just for one room and one bathroom! You are able to stay at super nice 2 or 3 bedroom homes with Hood River Vacation Rentals for less than that. Space! The average size of vacation rentals in Hood River is typically around 2000 square feet. That’s over 6 times the square footage of an average hotel room.

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Traveling to Hood River with pets?

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Traveling to Hood River with Pets? Traveling with our furry friends can often be challenging.  They are such a sweet part of family life, but often one bad experience with a poorly trained pet can leave some home owners and lodging companies leery about housing your golden boy or girl.  While you won’t be able to convince a non-pet friendly home to accept your stay, there are quite a few pet friendly options available if you start planning your trip early! Here are some tips and hints to help your

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Traveling with food sensitivities & allergies?

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Traveling with food sensitivities & allergies to Hood River? Traveling is so much fun – the adventure, the new sites, the new foods!  Unless you are one of the thousands of people managing food sensitivities and allergies.  When our bodies don’t appreciate the culinary adventures, it can wreak havoc on the best planned family get together or vacation.  No matter how beautiful the landscape, how thrilling the water rafting or skiing, how gorgeous the hiking is –  if the body is in pain and discomfort the vaca is not enjoyable. 

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Excellent ticket prices for Mt. Hood Meadows, Timberline and Ski Bowl!

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HRVR guests get amazing deals on Mt Hood lift tickets!  Check out what we have to offer… Mt Hood Meadows ~ is the closest ski area to Hood River and offers great, varied terrain and good facilities for kids. Adult Day: $69.00 Junior Day (7-14): $39.00  Timberline Lodge – is a fascinating place to visit and eat lunch or dinner. The ski area is open nearly year round. Worth a trip just to experience the fabulous Lodge. Watch the old Jack Nicholson movie “The Shining” before you go! Adult

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