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Hood River Winter Activities in December

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One of the loveliest things about Hood River is the cozy, local feel!  Our town comes alive in December with Hood River events, 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

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February is Hood River Music Month!

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Hood River Music Month! This February is Hood River music month and we are 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 spots for live music in Hood River – 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

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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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