Monthly Archives: March 2012

Springtime Cycling

Now that spring is finally here, those outdoor activities that we love so much are finally possible! Many of Celilo Inn’s guests are avid cyclists, and with good reason! The Dalles is home to a number of cycling trails for all levels of experience. With good weather on the way it’s time to get back out there and explore, and we suggest doing it by bike!

For cyclists looking to take in the town and the beauty of the Columbia River, we suggest taking the River Front Trail to the Discovery Center. This route allows for the leisurely cyclist to discover The Dalles at their own pace; the route is a little over 10 miles long.

If you’re looking for more of a challenge however, we would suggest the Cherry Heights Loop. This trail is 17.4 miles long and has an 1800’ elevation gain.  For those cyclists up for the challenge this trail is a must. With stunning views of the Columbia River Gorge, this trail not only captures the natural beauty of the surrounding area, but also provides an excellent work out.

Another great trail that experience wise is similar to the Cherry Heights Loop is the Deschutes River Trail. This trail provides cyclists with a different view of the area. Not only is the scenery beautiful, many cyclists have the opportunity to see spectacular wild life roaming around. The Deschutes River Trail is definitely a very fun trail!

For those cyclists looking for an even bigger challenge we suggest the Mosier Loop. The Mosier Loop is 33.6 miles long with a 2980’ elevation gain. The topography of the terrain begins to slowly change the farther east one goes, and this becomes evident on this trail. If you’re looking for a fun and beautiful trail that provides a bit of a challenge, you will definitely want to try out the Mosier Loop.

However, if you’re looking for an even more challenging trail, you need not worry. The Dalles-Hood River trail is one of the most challenging trails in the area. It is 46.5 miles long and has a 3760’ elevation gain. This rout, as the name suggests, runs from The Dalles to the neighboring city of Hood River. Cyclists that take this route will be challenged while being provided the best views of the area. If you’re up for the challenge, we highly recommend this trail! 

For a map of the trails in the area you can visit www.thedalleschamber.com/cycling_map.pdf

For more information on cycling routes in The Dalles and surrounding areas 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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Time To Try the Taqueria!

Anytime you visit The Dalles, OR one thing is certain; you will be well fed! Celilo Inn is lucky to be surrounded by a variety of delicious restaurants, not just in The Dalles but in the neighboring town of Hood River as well.  One of these great restaurants you’re not going to want to pass up is the Hood River Taqueria.

The owners of the Hood River Taqueira come from Jalisco, Mexico. This helps make the overall dining experience a memorable one! Unlike many Mexican restaurants, Hood River Taqueria has a truly authentic feel and flavor to it. In addition to an authentic feel and flavor, the menu is quite extensive as well. Hungry patrons won’t have to look too hard to find something they are sure to love!

If seafood is what you’re craving, there are a number of options, such as the Camarones A La Veracruzana, which includes shrimp with green, yellow and red bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, sautéed with chipotle sauce.

If you’re craving soups, salads or cocktails you will definitely find your favorites here!

Hood River Taqueira offers a number of specialties as well, such as Carne Asada, which includes grilled beef, guacamole, pico de gallo, onions and fried jalapenos.

In addition to their delicious food, Hood River Taqueira also offers an extensive drink menu of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. You will definitely find exactly what you want to quench your thirst!

The next time you stay at Celilo Inn, you will want to make the Hood River Taqueria a stop on your list of things to do, see and eat!

For more information on restaurants in The Dalles and surrounding areas 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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March Madness In The Dalles

One thing that can be said for The Dalles is that it is a town never lacking for events and activities! If you’re planning a stay at Celilo Inn this month, you’re going to want to check out one of the numerous events happening in the area. We’ve picked out a few of our favorite events and listed them below, but for a complete list you can visit www.thedalleschamber.com or ask our friendly front desk staff about events in the area!

March 15th: If you’re a fan of great music and award winning wine you’re going to want to stop by The Pines tasting room in Hood River.  Kerry Williams & Co. will be performing live. Come stop by and listen to their smooth vocals, dance and have a delicious glass of wine! The Pines is located 45 minutes away from Celilo Inn and is always a guest favorite. Check out www.thepinesvineyard.com for more information.

March 17th: You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! If you and the family are looking for something to do on this day, then look no further because Maryhill Museum has just the thing! Stop by the museum between 1:00pm-4:00pm to make your own leprechaun. Youths under the age of 18 will be admitted into the museum free all day if accompanied by an adult. You won’t want to miss this fun event! The Maryhill Museum is located about 20 minutes away from Celilo Inn. To find out more information on this event check out www.maryhillmuseum.org.

March 17th: If you’re over 21 and looking for some good, solid St. Patrick’s Day fun, Ananas Copa Cabana is the place to be. Swing by between 6:00pm-9:00pm and listen to the rockin’ music of Tracy Klas, have some traditional Irish grub and sip some cold beers! Ananas Copa Cabana is a local and guest favorite so you won’t want to miss this event! Ananas Copa Cabana is located in downtown The Dalles, only 5 minutes from Celilo Inn.

March 18th: If you’ve ever wanted to learn to swing dance now is your chance! Lessons are open to every one of all ages and abilities. Lessons will be held between 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Mid-Columbia Senior Center, only 10 minutes from Celilo Inn. For more information call 541-993-3549.

For more information on local events and activities 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’s Lucky Offers This March

With spring right around the corner (hopefully!) many of our guests will be taking a little spring break of their own! If you’re planning on staying at Celilo Inn in March, we have some great packages you will definitely want to consider.

Room-ance Package

Anytime is a good time for a little romance, so this March, Celilo Inn is offering two different Room-ance packages. The first package includes one night in the King View Room as well as the Wine Gift Bag which includes a bottle of either Celilo Inn White or Red, two Celilo Inn wine glasses and a box of dark chocolate all for $175! The second package includes one night in the Delux King View Room, a four-hour winery tour in the Columbia Gorge as well as the Wine Gift Bag all for $300. Whichever package you choose, you and your significant other are sure to have a very lovely time.

Massage Package

Nothing is more relaxing than a good massage. What makes a massage even better is if you and your significant other receive one together. With this in mind, Celilo Inn has created the Pamper Yourself Package. For only $249 you and your significant other will receive one night in our King View Room, two 45-minute massages, one bottle of Celilo Inn red or white wine, two Celilo Inn wine glasses, Celilo Inn robes, as well as late check out. This is package is great for a romantic get-away or a girls weekend.

Wine Tour Package

With over 30 wineries in and around The Dalles, trying to see them all can be a bit daunting, so Celilo Inn has created the Wine Tour Package. Guests will receive a one night stay in the Delux King View Room, a guided wine tour of some the best local wineries and vineyards as well as 2 glasses of wine at check-in all for $275! If you’ve always wanted to go on a wine tour, this package is a must!

For more information on hotel deals and packages 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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March 2012 Contest Rules

This month we will be giving away our Room-ance package. In order to win, all you have to do is let us know how you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Let us know by posting on our Facebook Wall, Tweeting us or leaving a comment on our Blog. On March 31st, one winner will be chosen at random. The winner will receive our Room-ance Package, which they must redeem by April 30th.  In addition, the winner agrees to allow Celilo Inn the use their name and picture to be posted in our monthly newsletter. Good Luck!

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