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Things to Do in Hood River with Kids

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Columbia River Kids One of the best things about the area is that there are always Hood River Oregon activities to do! But if you are kid “Adventure Town” takes on a whole new meaning! Kids could spend a day…  literally a day from sun up to sun down with non-stop action at the waterfront. Usually our day goes something like this in the Summer when I am not styling someone into a Hood River Vacation Rental home. We head to The Columbia River waterfront at the sand bar –

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Columbia Gorge Marathon

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Well, if you’re gonna pick ONE marathon to do in your life, The Columbia Gorge Marathon is the ONE. People come from all over the country to participate in this marathon. It is quite possibly the MOST beautiful marathon routes in all the land:) Okay, we may be a bit bias but honestly the MOST beautiful 😉 Put on by Breakaway Promotions registration is now open. Start your adventure in the quaint town of Mosier and end your run on the banks of The Columbia River Gorge. Walkers welcome too! Half

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Hood River Harvest Festival

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I gotta tell ya, I love love love Hood River Harvest Festival! There is something about that crisp autumn air, the smell of fresh squeezed cider and fruit a plenty that makes me just want to jump up and down like a little kid. Not to mention contrary to popular belief, the weather is still pretty fantastic in Fall around here! And if that’s not enough to get you excited about the Hood River Harvest Festival, it also means we are rounding that time of year where we can start

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Hood River Fruit Loop

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The Hood River Fruit Loop is one of Hood River County’s famous attractions. Drive the 35-mile loop through a beautiful valley with 30 farm stand and winery tasting room stops along the way.       Hood River Fruit Loop: The Fruit Loop – Official site, providing maps and information on each stop. Rasmussen Farms – Stop #7 on the loop, hosts “you-pick” and “ready-picked” produce. Great stop for the fam. Kiyokawa Family Orchards and Fruit Stand – Stop #17. If you’re after variety, Kiyokawa is a great stop with over 80 different

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Hood River Hikes

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Hiking near Hood River is awesome! Trek through the forest, climb a mountain, stroll along the river bike out of this world trails all in one loop. Lost Lake – Nice easy stroll around the entire lake – stunning views along the way, located in Dee Walk the ice caves on Mt Adams Tour the turbines at Bonneville and The Dalles Dams Dog MountainTrailhead – steep, steep, and more steep – amazing views once you make it! Oak Ridge Trail Tawanamas Falls Trail – an HRVR favorite! Best in the late spring early

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Hood River Hops Fest

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It’s no secret Hood River produces a good frothy glass of micro brew  but it’s all about the hops baby! That is why every year Hood River celebrates the freshly harvested goodness with an official festival – Hood River Hops Fest will be September 24 this year from 12 till 8PM. Entry to the event is $5.00 if you want a glass with 5 drink tokens to choose from over 40 breweries with over 60 fresh hops (which you know you doJ that is $10.00) Location is yet to be

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Our top reasons to stay in a vacation home instead of a hotel

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Why choose a Hood River vacation rental instead of a hotel, camping or your sisters sofa… 1. Value for the price – cost per square foot is unmatched and unique amenities add value! 2. Privacy – your friend’s teething screamer, their 3 year old that wants to chat with you in the bathroom, the dog that eats your favorite shoes… or a private retreat. 3. Full kitchen facilities – We have amazing local food at our farmer’s markets and shops, why settle for the overpriced, packaged “food” the hotel restaurant

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Lost Lake

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Lost Lake is worth the day trip from Hood River, but make sure you gas up before you go! Enjoy the day on the lake by renting a canoe, paddle boat or stand up paddle. Hike around the entire lake and pack a picnic lunch and stop and take in the beautiful scenery of the lake with a Mount Hood backdrop. When we say the water is crystal clear it is not an exaggeration by any means, the water is literally crystal clear! Cast a line off the bank and

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Beer in Hood River

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It’s no secret Hood River produces a good frothy glass of micro brew – we’ve rounded up some spots for you to scope out when you make your much anticipated trip to Hood River! Double Mountain –  a Team HRVR favorite always delivers on good beer and good times – most weekends there is a good band where you can get your groove on Pfreim – idyllic location along the waterfront beautiful inside awesome outdoor beer garden area and you stroll the waterfront path to work off those liquid calories

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Waterfalls in The Columbia River Gorge

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Waterfalls are a plenty in The Columbia River Gorge. There are over 20! One of the first things we always tell our guests is be sure to stop at all the waterfalls on your trip from the PDX airport. It’s a straight shot once you get onto I-84 from the Portland Airport to Hood River with SO many waterfalls in just a 45 minute drive. If you are  feeling lazy or if it is raining cats and dogs you can just do the drive by route on Highway 30. If

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