When your appetite for adventure makes you crave a hearty hike through the mountains and a rollicking rafting ride down the river, give in and get away to Hood River, Oregon. Sitting pretty just south of the state line, this small town is known for big fun and bold flavors, from kitesurfing to farm-to-table feasting and wine tastings. Explore the Great Outdoors and relax in heavenly Hood River hotels—it’s the perfect pairing…like the local pinot noir coq au vin.
Soak in the crisp air and misty landscape of the Columbia River Gorge as you traipse through the Cascades, ambling over stepping stones and foot bridges. Pick up one of our Hood River rental cars and pack a picnic for a day of chasing waterfalls, or buckle your life vest for twisty river currents you may not be used to. As you float past vineyards and lavender fields, make sure you look up and take a good long gander at Mount Hood, the tallest peak in Oregon. Paulo Coelho may have said, “You don't need to climb a mountain to know that it's high,” but you do need to climb it for a view from the top. Explore on your own two feet or grab a helmet and mountain bike and blaze a trail like a true Oregonian. Treat yourself to locally grown bistro fare and pints at a brew pub downtown before resting up in one of the best hotels in Hood River. You’ll need a good night sleep for windsurfing and wine tasting the next day.
Before you float away, book the best Hood River hotel deals with Travelocity. Reserve the best hotels in Portland and follow the Columbia out to the Pacific Ocean, stopping in the “City of Roses” along the way. With our price-matching policy, we guarantee the lowest price available, so save up for a few bottles of the pinot.