Monthly Archives: February 2012

Beautiful Scenery and Artisan Wine at Cascade Cliffs

There are a number of fun things to do in the Columbia Gorge, especially in and around The Dalles. One thing that many of the Celilo Inn guests love to do is go wine tasting, and they really couldn’t pick a better location to do so! With over 30 award-winning wineries located within 45 minutes of Celilo Inn, wine tours are a great way to spend time with a significant other, family, or group of friends. Whether you’re going on a wine tour or are just passing through, one winery you’re going to want to stop at for sure is Cascade Cliffs.

Located across the river off of Highway 14 in Wishram, Washington, Cascade Cliffs’ winery and vineyard has been a wine lovers favorite for over 20 years. With two decades of winemaking and grape growing experience, it is clear that the Cascade Cliffs’ team knows what they’re doing. If you’re in the mood try a wide variety of delicious wines, then a visit to the tasting room either in Hood River or the winery itself is in order. Cascade Cliffs bottles 10 different wines. The following is a list of the delicious wines you can try:

  • Barbera
  • Nebbiolo
  • Symphony
  • Dolcetto
  • Syrah
  • Merlot
  • Zinfandel
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Goat Head Red
  • Horsethief Red

However, what really seals the deals is the stunning view. Situated on a bluff, surrounded by basalt rock cliffs, stopping by Cascade Cliffs for the view alone is well worth it. The winery and tasting room have a rustic charm to them that make the overall experience a fun, warm and friendly one.

The next time you stay at Celilo Inn, be sure to make Cascade Cliffs a stop on your visit. Celilo Inn also offers a wine tour package, which includes a guided wine tour to not only Cascade Cliffs but a number of other wineries in the area as well.

For more information on wineries in or around The Dalles be sure to speak to our friendly staff when staying at Celilo Inn.

To make a reservation you can call 541-769-0001 or go to www.celiloinn.com. For more information you can email info@celiloinn.com. For the latest updates on events, Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter!

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Nothing Beats A Good Cup Of Coffee

Usually during the workweek a cup of coffee is a morning necessity. However, when on vacation coffee should no longer be a necessity but rather a moment to relax and enjoy. This in mind, it’s hard to relax and enjoy a cup of coffee if it isn’t very good. Luckily for guests at Celilo Inn they have a variety of delicious coffee options.

In our cozy lobby, renowned Stumptown Coffee is brewed fresh and available 24 hours a day. We also have a large assortment of Stash Tea and hot chocolate. Enjoy your cup-o-joe in our lobby with a panoramic view of the Columbia River and The Dalles Dam, or sit by our fire pit on our patio and feel the sun on your face!

If you’re looking to get out and try a local coffee shop, the Holstein’s Coffee Company, is a great place to stop at. Located only 5 minutes down from Celilo Inn, the Holstein Coffee Company is the perfect little place to stop at and take in the local culture of The Dalles.

For our guests that want coffee on the go, Grinders Coffee Shop is a must! This drive-thru coffee shop is located in downtown The Dalles. The menu is extensive, offering a little something for everyone—from coffee drinks to smoothies to teas and juices.

For more information on coffee shops in or around The Dalles be sure to speak to our friendly staff when staying at Celilo Inn.

To make a reservation you can call 541-769-0001 or go to www.celiloinn.com. For more information you can email info@celiloinn.com. For the latest updates on events, Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter!

 

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Celilo Inn Wine Now Available!

The Celilo Inn is located in the heart of Oregon Wine Country.  With over 30 wineries within 40 minutes of the hotel, guests are never too far from a great glass of wine. Aware of our guests’ penitent for delicious libations, the last few months Celilo Inn staff have been hard at work creating our very own Celilo Inn wine. We are now incredibly proud to be releasing Celilo Inn Sangiovese and Celilo Inn Chardonnay.

After much wine tasting and deliberation, the Celilo Inn staff decided to go with a bold Sangiovese as well as a crisp Chardonnay.  Guests will love our Sangiovese that has hints of cinnamon and cherry, making for spicy medium bodied wine–truly unforgettably delicious! Our guests that prefer a white wine won’t be disappointed with our Chardonnay. With scents of crab apple and honey, paired with hints of pear and soft oak, this wine goes down smooth and leaves you wanting more.

Celilo Inn Rock Red wine

Our Celilo Inn wine’s are available for purchase at the front desk for $20 a bottle. They are also included in many of our packages, including our Room-ance Package, and our Massage Package.

Be sure to stop by the Celilo Inn to try our signature wines!

To make a reservation you can call 541-769-0001 or go to www.celiloinn.com. For more information you can email info@celiloinn.com. For the latest updates on events, Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter!

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Celilo Featured in Portland Monthly

With Valentine’s Day coming up, Portland Monthly did a feature on some of Oregon‘s most romantic get-aways. We consider the Celilo Inn to be a romantic place so we were thrilled to be featured in their slide show! Check out the Portland Monthly Romantic Get-Away slide show by clicking the link below:

http://www.portlandmonthlymag.com/blogs/tripster/romantic-escapes-february-2012/

To make a reservation at Celilo Inn you can call 541-769-0001 or go to www.celiloinn.com. For more information you can email info@celiloinn.com. For the latest updates on events, Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter!

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Looking For Something To Do This February?

This month belongs to the either beloved or dreaded Valentine’s Day! But whether you love it or hate it, The Dalles has something for you! Over the next few weeks, Celilo Inn guests can partake in a number of fun events. We’ve provided a partial list below of things happening in and around The Dalles during the month of February.

February 10th:  This February help support a great cause by purchasing a ticket to the United Way of the Columbia Gorge benefit concert at the Sunshine Mill. Renowned rock concert violinist Aaron Meyer and guitarist Tim Ellis will be performing. You won’t want to miss this amazing concert or the opportunity to help out a good cause. The concert starts at 5:30pm and tickets can be purchased for $20 at the Sunshine Mill.

 

February 11th: Stop by the Anana’s Copa Cabana between 6:00pm and 9:30pm to listen to the sounds of Richard Wilkins Blues Band. Richard Wilkins is a local artist who is loved by all in the Columbia Gorge! Stop by to see a great show!

 

February 11th: Looking to give your significant other something unique and hand crafted this year for Valentine’s Day? Stop by the Glassometry Studio to learn how to blow your own glass heart!

February 17th: The Jim MacMillan Trio is a favorite here in the Columbia Gorge. During the Maryhill Concert Series, Celilo Inn guests could enjoy their music on our patio before the shuttle busses arrived to take them to the concert. Now you can listen to the smooth sounds of Jim MacMillan at the popular The Pines Vineyard tasting room in Hood River. Stop by The Pines between 6:30pm and 9:30pm for delicious wine and great music!

February 18th-20th: For all those wine lovers out there, you aren’t going to want to miss the President’s Day Weekend Winery Open House! Stop by any of the wineries in the area for special discounts, releases, foods, music and much more! Visit www.columbiagorgewine.com/events.htm for the complete list of wineries partaking in this event.

For more information on events happening in or around The Dalles be sure to speak to our friendly staff when staying at Celilo Inn.

To make a reservation you can call 541-769-0001 or go to www.celiloinn.com. For more information you can email info@celiloinn.com. For the latest updates on events, Like us on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter!

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February 2012 Contest

It’s been a month since we made our New Year’s Resolutions! This means it’s time to evaluate how we’ve been doing. Let us know what your New Year’s Resolution was and if you’ve kept it or not either by posting on our Facebook Wall, Tweeting us or leaving a comment on our Blog. On February 29th, one winner will be chosen at random. The winner will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card, which they must pick up at Celilo Inn by March 31st.  In addition, the winner agrees to allow Celilo Inn to use their name and picture to be posted in the monthly newsletter. Good Luck!

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