Monthly Archives: July 2012

Top 5 Local Restaurants

One thing our guests love about Celilo Inn is how close it is to a number of restaurants with a wide array of menus.  With so many delicious places to choose from, we decided to narrow it down and provide you with our Top 5 Restaurants list. It was a tough call as there are so many great eateries to choose from. While these are our top 5 favorites, we could have added so many more, but to keep things simple we decided on 5. Enjoy!

5. Corner Pocket

Located across the river in Lyle, Wa, Corner Pocket is a fun, casual place to visit. With billiards, burgers and beer this spot is incredibly popular amongst locals and guests alike. Not only is the service fast and friendly, the entire menu is reasonably priced. Who doesn’t love a delicious, cheap burger?!

4. Clock Tower Ales

Located right down the road from Celilo Inn in The Dalles, OR, Clock Tower Ales is definitely a guest favorite. Originally the Wasco County Courthouse, Clock Tower Ales has taken it over, keeping the historic elements in tact while truly making it their own! With live music, a wide variety of beers and a full menu of great food you can’t go wrong with Clock Tower Ales!

3. Baldwin Saloon

The Baldwin Saloon is another guest and staff favorite. Located in downtown The Dalles, this historic building use to be brothel back in the 1870’s. Now however it is home to pub that relishes its historic roots. A fun, old-timey vibe, the ambiance is cozy and comfortable. The food and drinks area absolutely delicious and the staff are very helpful!

2. The Stonehedge Gardens

If you’re in the mood for something a little romantic you will definitely want to check out The Stonehedge Gardens in Hood River, OR. With beautiful patio and indoor seating, this venue is absolutely breathtaking. On top of that the food is deliciously gourmet. If you have a refined pallet you will definitely want to dine here!

1. Simon’s Cliff House

Located in the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel, Simon’s Cliff House is a delicious and fun place to visit. Frequented by fashion designer Valentino, you can dine in the Valentino lounge and take in the grand experience of it all! Between the ambiance and the award-winning menu you will not be disappointed by your dining experience!

For more information on local restaurants 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 Disco Patio Party

Wanting to get our guests ready to boogie the night away at the Earth, Wind and Fire concert this past Saturday at Maryhill Winery, Celilo Inn hosted our first Disco Patio Party!

Starting at 3:30 on a beautiful, sunny afternoon, guests began to mingle on our patio. With spectacular views of The Dalles Dam and the Columbia River as the backdrop to a wonderful start to the night, guests were treated to complimentary burgers and wine. Chowing down on delicious burgers and our very own Celilo Inn Wine, guests were also able to sample Quenette Wine from local Sunshine Mill Winery.

In addition to burgers, views and wine, guests were invited to get down to their favorite songs from the 70’s. One thing is certain, Celilo Inn guests know how to have fun! From one party to another, guests boarded our busses at around 5:30 to head over to Maryhill Winery for the concert.

We love treating our guests to a good time and we look forward to our next Patio Party!

For more information on concerts and Celilo Inn events 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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The Dalles Is Full Of History

One of the things we love about Celilo Inn is that it is located in a town so rich in history. Known as the last stop on the Oregon Trail, The Dalles is home to a number of well-preserved historic sites, some of which are only open during the summer. If you’re staying with us and want to see some of these sites for yourself you can find a complete list on www.historicthedalles.org. We however, highly suggest checking out the following:

The Fort Dalles Museum Surgeon’s Quarters is a must see. It was first occupied in 1850 where it was originally called Camp Drum. In 1853 the name would change to Fort Dalles. Now all that remains of Fort Dalles is the Surgeon’s Quarters building which has been incredibly preserved.

After visiting the Surgeon’s Quarters you can walk a block to the Anderson Homestead. The home is one of the original homes built in 1895 and the craftsmanship is quite impressive.

The Pioneer Cemetery is an impressive and peaceful place. When walking through it you can truly grasp the magnitude and hardship that these pioneers experienced while settling. It is also located off the East Scenic Drive, providing for beautiful views.

Everywhere you go in The Dalles you will be sure to run into a piece of history.

For more information on historic sites and landmarks 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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Summertime is Officially Here

With summer in full swing that means The Dalles is bustling with tons of summertime activities! Celilo Inn loves being located in an area that is never lacking for things to do and our guests seem to love that too. If you’re planning on staying with us this month here are a few great events going on. For a complete list of events be sure to visit www.thedalleschamber.com.

July 14th: Since The Dalles is known for its great weather, it would be a shame not to take advantage of it. Come enjoy the weather and theater by participating in Plays in the Park. The Theater Company of The Dalles will be performing the classic Wizard of Oz in The Dalles City Park on Union Street. The show begins at 11:00am and is completely free. This is a great way to experience The Dalles. We highly recommend it!

July 16th: Come celebrate Fort Dalles Days at the Fort Dalles Days Block Party on 707 Walnut Street! There will be live music, Blaze the Trail Blazer Mascot, a delicious BBQ, bouncing house, dunk tank, climbing wall and much more! This fun event will be from 4:00pm-10:00pm. All are welcome!

July 19th-21st: It’s that time of year again! Whether you’ve been going for years or this is your first time, the 47th Fort Dalles Pro Rodeo never disappoints! This event is packed full of fun events from the rodeo itself to dance parties, live music and much more. For a schedule of events check out www.thefortdallesrodeo.com

For more information on local events 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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Some Explosively Awesome Packages This July At Celilo Inn

With summer here, Celilo Inn is ready for relaxation and adventure! Depending on which you’re in the mood for, you will definitely find a package for you. In addition to a variety of packages, Celilo Inn has brought back the popular summer concert on the patio series. With so much to offer, we hope you make Celilo Inn a stop on your summer travels!

Wine Tour Package

Wine tours are especially fun this time of year with such spectacular views of the Columbia River Gorge, visible from almost every winery and vineyard. This package includes one night in the Deluxe King View Room, a guided wine tour of the best and award-winning local wineries and vineyards as well as 2 glasses of wine at check-in all for $275!

Room-ance Package

Come relax with a friend, family member or significant other, because who doesn’t love a great massage?! The first package includes one night in the King View Room as well as a 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 Deluxe King View Room, a four-hour winery tour in the Columbia Gorge as well as the Wine Gift Bag all for $300.

Adventure Package

Who doesn’t love an adventure? After much demand, Celilo Inn has brought back the popular Adventure Package! For $300 you will receive one night in our King View Room with a panoramic view of the Columbia River, in addition to half a day of white water rafting on either the Deschutes or White Salmon River!  Whether you’ve never white water rafted or you’re an ol’ pro you will certainly love this package!

Bicycles For Rent

Guests can now rent bicycles while they stay with us. Explore The Dalles at your own speed and in the fresh air. Bicycles are first come-first serve so be sure to speak to our friendly staff about reserving your bicycle!

Concerts

July 7th 6:00pm-9:00pm: Come join us on our charming patio with stunning views of the Columbia River and The Dalles Dam. Solo guitarist Kit Garoutte will be performing. You won’t want to miss him!

July 14th 6:00pm-9:00pm: Larry Adair’s Jazz Duo is back by popular demand! Come relax on our patio and listen to the fun and mellow sounds of Larry Adair!

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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July 2012 Contest Rules

We love wine tasting and so do many of our guests! This month you can win a free weeknight stay and a bottle of Celilo Inn wine. To win this fabulous prize let us know what your favorite wine is and you will automatically be entered in to win. You can post your responses on our Facebook Wall, Tweeting us or leaving a comment on our Blog. On July 31st, one winner will be chosen at random. Be sure to check back at our Blog, Facebook or Twitter to find out if you’re the winner! The winner must email info@celiloinn.com by August 10th in order to redeem their weeknight stay and bottle of wine.  The winner must be 21+. 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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