Monthly Archives: July 2011

Celilo Inn Mentioned in Oregon Live

Celilo Inn and Maryhill Winery have a great partnership. This is highlighted in the recent blog post from the Oregon Live Blog. To read more about the amazing hospitality that Celilo Inn, Maryhill Winery and the Columbia Gorge has to offer, you can click on the below link.


See you in The Dalles!

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Adventure and Exploration at Celilo Inn

We at the Celilo Inn love our wine and we love relaxation, but every now and then we like to stretch our legs and go adventuring. Lucky for our guests, Celilo Inn is located minutes away from as much exploration as one could ever want! Taking advantage of this, Celilo Inn has created the Adventure Package.


The main adventure within the Adventure Package is a white water rafting trip down the Deschutes or White Salmon River.


Deschutes River is one of the most popular destinations for white water rafting. This is most likely due to the exquisite canyon surroundings, perpetually great weather, and consistent water flow. White water rafting on the Deschutes River is fun for all ages and all experiences levels.


White Salmon River is a favorite destination for experienced and adventurous first time white water rafters.  This rafting excursion is full of multiple rapids in quick secession, and features the exciting Husum Falls.


After your white water rafting adventure, if you still are craving more don’t fret, there are plenty of other opportunities for exploration in The Dalles, OR and the surrounding areas.


Hiking in Central Oregon

For a nice day hike there is always the Deschutes River State Park Trail. This trail is located 20 minutes from Celilo Inn. The trail is about 4 miles long and is one of the highest rated trails on

Mountain Biking in The Dalles

If mountain biking is more your style, there are plenty of trails near by such as FifteenmileCreek: Petersburg Bridge to

the Columbia River trail. This trail is located 35 minutes from Celilo Inn and is great for experienced mountain bikers.


Windsurfing in Hood River

Celilo Inn also happens to be located 30 minutes from Hood River, the windsurfing capital of the world! Beginners can learn how to wind surf and kite board. For the more experienced there is no better place to get out on the water!


If you still are not convinced that the Columbia Gorge has your particular brand of adventure don’t worry. Within 30 minutes of the Celilo Inn one can find world-class fly fishing, horseback riding trails, skiing and snowboarding, and beautiful golf courses.


To get in on a piece of the action you can call the Celilo Inn at 541-769-0001 and reserve your Adventure Package today!


For more information on other Celilo Inn packages you can visit or email us at To find out the latest information on events and packages be sure to Like us on Facebook!

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“Wine Down” with Celilo Inn

One of the great things about Celilo Inn is that it’s located in the heart of Oregon Wine Country. With over 30 different wineries and vineyards in and around The Dalles, OR, wine tasting is usually on our guests’ itinerary!

Taking advantage of our proximity to some of the best wineries in the Northwest, Celilo Inn has partnered with Columbia Wine Tours to provide our guests with an irresistible wine tour package!   What’s in the wine tour package? Here’s a little virtual taste of the tour you can go on!


Maryhill Winery

Maryhill Winery, located 25 minutes from Celilo Inn in Goldendale, WA, is one of the biggest, most renowned wineries in the Northwest. Maryhill opened its doors in 2001 and has been exponentially growing and improving ever since. Currently the winery produces 18 different varietals and 27 different wines! In 2009, Maryhill Winery was voted Washington Winery of the Year by Wine Press Northwest. Over the years Maryhillhas won countless awards for a number of their wines.

Maryhill Winery

On our wine tour you will have the opportunity to taste a variety of their wines, including some of the award winners! The wines available for tasting change regularly, so every time you go it’s a new experience. The staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and dedicated to making your wine tasting experience a memorable one.

The winery is located on a bluff overlooking the Columbia River. If you find a wine you like, you can purchase a glass or bottle and sit on the beautiful, Italian style patio–enjoying your wine and the view.


Cascade Cliffs Vineyard and Winery

In our wine tour package you will also have the chance to visit the Cascade Cliffs Vineyard and Winery. The winery is located 20 minutes from Celilo Inn in Wishram,WA.

A smaller winery, Cascade Cliffs is dedicated to creating wines that are pure and simple yet profoundly delicious. The wine makers have taken example from the beautiful, authentic natural surroundings and have infused this natural beauty into their wine.

Cascade Cliffs Winery

Wine tasting takes place in the winery where you also have the opportunity to see the wine makers in action due to their open-to-the-public view of their production room. The winery has a rustic charm. Visitors can sit inside or out while they relax and sip on one of Cascade Cliffs luscious wines.


Waving Tree Winery and Vineyards

Another possible stop in our wine tour package is Waving Tree Winery and Vineyards. Just like Maryhill, Waving Tree is located 25 minutes from Celilo Inn in Goldendale,WA.

Waving Tree, named for the way the trees sway in the windy area, is located beneath the Stonehenge Memorial. Surrounded

Waving Tree Tasting Room

by numerous “waving trees,” lovely weather and rolling hills, the winery has a pleasant country feel to it. The owners are amiable, knowledgeable and enthusiastic, making every wine tasting experience an enjoyable one. Since the winery produces over 10 different wines and varietals, 8 of which use grapes grown on the Waving Tree Vineyard, you will definitely find your next favorite wine!


Dry Hollow Vineyards

Surrounded by the Hi-Valley Cherry Orchard, the soil and scenery provide perfect conditions for growing and enjoying wines at Dry Hollow Vineyards. Dry Hollow is located in The Dalles, just 15 minutes from Celilo Inn.

Dry Hollow Tasting Room

Atop a hill, the views from the tasting room are truly breathtaking all year round. A visit to Dry Hollow is worth it just for the views, but a taste of their wines is the Hi-Valley Cherry on top!

Dry Hollow produces 7 different wines. Whether you prefer reds, whites or you’re undecided, you will definitely find a wine that suits your taste buds!


Marshal’s Winery

Marshal’s Winery, located 15 minutes from Celilo Inn in Dallesport,WA, is one of the possible stops on the wine tour.

Nestled in a canyon, the peaks of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams, as well as the majestic Columbia River can be seen from the tasting room. The winery,

Marshal's Winery

which was established in 1998, has been a family business from the beginning. In fact, Marshal’s was named after the owner’s son!  The familial spirit of Marshal’s has carried over to the pourers who will make you feel right at home as you taste their carefully crafted wines.

Marshal’s produces 11 different wines, one of which received the Silver medal at the Tri-City Wine Festival! The wines range from the classic to Marshal’s custom blends. The small town charm paired with the tasty wines makes for a fun and charming experience.


Sunshine Mill

Sunshine Mill is a historic gem. Located only 5 minutes from Celilo Inn, it’s an amazing place to visit just for the history alone!

Originally the Sunshine Mill was an old wheat mill that was in operation for 130 years. Now, however, it acts as a tasting room. When the new owners took over they made sure to restore and preserve much of the building’s history. Much of the original equipment is still there, creating a fun atmosphere for wine tasting.

Sunshine Mill

The Sunshine Mill acts as the tasting room for two local wineries, Quenett and Copa Di Vino. With one stop you have the opportunity to taste wines from two amazing wineries! Currently Sunshine Mill provides 10 different wines to choose from.

The staff is passionate, not only about the wines, but the building’s history as well. When on the Celilo Inn wine tour you’ll be able to sip on delicious wine from local wineries while exploring a piece of history.


For More Information…

Now that your taste buds are tingling and your quest for relaxation has been ignited you can make your Celilo Inn Wine Tour reservation by calling us at 541-769-0001

To find out what other packages Celilo Inn offers visit our website or email us at To get the latest updates (or tell us how you liked the wine tour!) like us on Facebook.

See you in the vineyard!

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Summer on Celilo Inn’s Patio

Celilo Inn guests take in the view

This past Saturday, many of Celilo Inn’s guests could be found sitting on the patio, taking in the beautiful summer evening. The patio overlooks the historic The Dalles Dam which is on the breathtaking Columbia River.  Accompanying the great view was the wonderful weather. The 80 degree temperature with a nice breeze and striking sunset made for a perfect evening to sit outside (and our guests took advantage of this opportunity)!


Although the weather and view that The Dalles,OR provides is a luxury in and of itself, Celilo Inn has decided to enhance our guests experience with a relaxing event that will happen every Saturday 6:00pm-9:00pm. This past Saturday (and on future Saturday’s) Celilo Inn invited Bill Coones’ Jazz Trio to perform live on the patio. The Jazz Trio played a variety of jazz and classic blues songs that helped create a soothing and fun ambiance. Guests of all ages had an enjoyable time listening and singing along to the songs.



In addition to providing live music, Celilo Inn also had a free wine tasting in the lobby; located next to the patio. While the winery will change from

Waving Tree Owners pouring for Celilo Inn Guests

week to week, this past Saturday Celilo Inn featured local winery Waving Tree Vineyards and Winery.  Our guests had a choice of tasting any of the four wines brought for tasting. The four delicious wines included Zinplify, a Zinfandel blend, Sangiovese, Grenache, and Barbera, an Italian varietals wine. The wine tasting lasted from 6:30-7:30. If our guests found a wine that they especially liked, bottles were available for purchase.


As many wine enthusiasts know, you can’t have wine without cheese! With this in mind, Celilo Inn provided platters of various cheeses and crackers, as well as fresh grapes, melons and strawberries.


Cheese, crackers and fruit for Celilo Inn Guests

With wine glass in hand, our guests had a pleasant evening, sitting on the patio watching the sunset while listening to great music, tasting delicious wine and eating scrumptious snacks. If you missed out on this past Saturday’s party on the patio don’t worry! As stated, Celilo Inn will be holding this rejuvenating event every Saturday,6:00pm-9:00pm until October.


For more information about this event and others you can contact us at, or you can visit our website For the latest updates Like us on Facebook.


Thanks for stopping by!

Sunset at Celilo Inn

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