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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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Restaurants in Hood River are sure to please the whole family…

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Restaurants in Hood River From food carts to fine dining, Hood River has quite an array of yummy eats.  Fun food carts have been popping up over the past few years and no one is complaining given the delights they serve.  From Four and Twenty Blackbirds to Taqueria El Cuate (the Red Cart parked across the library) offering the best burgers to The Local Grind down at the waterfront, you are sure to score a fantastic fast feast! Have a little more time on your hands and want to sit

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Shopping in Hood River!

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  Whether you are in search of diamonds or dog bones, our Hood River retailers have got you covered! Stroll down to the quaint little town of Hood River and you will find more style and unique items than most big cities. There are clothing shops for men, women and children, for new and for used garments. You are sure to find your fresh spring wardrobe or score some fun & unique outfits to step into winter. Parts and Labour is a trendy little women’s boutique which offers the most

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Skiing in Oregon – Stay in Hood River

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Hood River is the best basecamp for hitting the slopes of Mt Hood! Within just minutes of fresh snow for all your favorite snow activities. Mt Hood Oregon is world renowned for winter recreation. Home to 6 ski areas, including the largest ski area in the state of Oregon, the only ski resort open year round and the largest night ski area in the country. It’s no wonder people from all over the world flock to Mount Hood during winter. From downhill skiing and snowboarding to groomed trails for Nordic

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Free Oregon Sno-Park Pass!

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  Book with Hood River Vacation Rentals this winter 2017-2018 and get one free Oregon Snow Park Pass for use during your stay!  Good for use at any of the epic ski resorts and snow parks in the area.  Go snow shoeing, sledding, skiing…whatever your winter pleasure – we want to help make those winter wonderland dreams come true!

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December is sweet in Hood River

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One of the loveliest things about Hood River is the cozy, local feel!  Our town comes alive in December with holiday cheer – white, twinkly lights adorn the streets of our quaint downtown streets, shop keepers offer warm conversation and lots of sales so you can get all your holiday shopping done while supporting our sweet local community!  It is a beautiful time to get a taste of what Hood River has to offer and why we LOVE living here year round! December 1st marks the beginning of the holiday

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February is Music Month in Hood River!

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Hood River Music Month! This February, Hood River is determined to get you dancing!  This is the inaugural celebration of our newest event; featuring more than 50 musical enticements, this multi-week celebration includes everything from classical, jazz, acoustic, indie, rock and bluegrass performances to musicals, film and lectures. Almost a dozen Hood River venues – including wineries, cideries, breweries, pubs, theaters, hotels, and restaurants – welcome music-lovers of all ages. Hood River is well known for its austere natural beauty, fine arts and sports activities.  We think its superb that our

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