Monthly Archives: August 2012

Family Fun in The Dalles

When people think of The Dalles and Celilo Inn they often associate it with romantic getaways, and rightly so. However, The Dalles is also an amazing place for families! For one thing, there are infinite possibilities for exploration and adventure. From hiking, swimming, fishing, horseback riding and white water rafting there is something fun for guests of all ages! However, what you might not know is that The Dalles is home to one of the coolest Children’s Museums around!

Wonder Works Children’s Museum is one of the most fun places around for children and their parents. In fact, it may be even more fun for the parents! After all, who doesn’t love getting in touch with their inner child every now and then? There is so much to do and it is truly pure, good hearted, imaginative fun for the whole family!

Explore The Dalles then stop by the Children’s Museum to explore your imagination!

For more information on local businesses 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 Dam

One of the cool things about Celilo Inn is that almost every room has a magnificent view of the Columbia River and the historic The Dalles Dam. Construction on The Dalles Dam began in 1952 and it has been a staple in the community ever since. However, there’s more to The Dalles Dam then the dam itself!

 

 

If you’re visiting The Dalles and you want to check out The Dalles Dam up close and personal we recommend stopping by the Visitors Center right off of Brett Coldfelter Way.  If you want to check it out at your own pace however, spending a day at the Patterson Park Picnic Area, or renting one of our bikes and cycling down to the Water’s Edge to check it out from an incredible vantage point. However you want to experience The Dalles Dam is up to you, but one thing is certain, it’s hard to miss!

For more information on local attractions 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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Solstice Pizza Is Scrumptious!

If you’re a guest at Celilo Inn and you also love pizza you’re going to want to check this out! Solstice Wood Fire Café in Bingen, Wa was named Best Pizza in Washington in Food Network Magazine and for good reason! Solstice Wood Fire Café makes incredible pizza, but more than that, the atmosphere and other items on the menu make this restaurant worth visiting.

First of all, the pizza is gourmet, flavorful and fun. Gluten free crusts are available so you are sure to find something delicious for all your dietary needs. Second, the sandwiches, salads, pastas and entrees are incredible. So delicious, you won’t want to stop eating, but we recommend you do take a breather in between those yummy bites to save room for dessert! Third, Solstice offers a wide variety of locally produced beer and wine.

The atmosphere of the restaurant is warm and inviting, making it the perfect place for families, date night, or catching up with friends.

If you love delicious food, a beautiful, scenic drive and pleasant atmosphere you will definitely want to make a stop at Solstice Wood Fire Café on your next stay at Celilo Inn.

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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End of Summer But Not The End of Relaxation!

August is finally here and that means squeezing in those last-minute vacations. Whether you’re looking to unwind before the start of another hectic school year or you want to have one last grand adventure before summer comes to an end, Celilo Inn has a package for you! The following is a list of packages we’re offering for the month of August.

Adventure Package

Whether you’re a whitewater rafting pro or a beginner you will love the Celilo Inn 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 whitewater rafting on either the Deschutes or White Salmon River! After a day of adventure, come back and sip a glass of complimentary wine on our patio that overlooks the mighty Columbia River and The Dalles Dam.

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 rekindle that flame with our popular Room-ance Package! With two to choose from you and your significant other will be sure to find the perfect package for you. 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.

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!

Saturday Excursion

For a limited time Celilo Inn will be offering a complimentary Saturday Excursion. Guests will be picked up in the hotel lobby at 10:30am and shuttled to The Discovery Center where they will be able to purchase tickets at a reduced price. After exploring this amazing museum, guests will be shuttled to the Sunshine Mill Winery for some delicious wine tasting at a reduced price. Guests will then be dropped back off at the hotel around 1:30pm. The Saturday Excursion has been incredibly popular and it is a first come-first serve service so be sure to sign up on check-in!

Concerts

August 11th 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!

August 22nd 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!

August 29th 6:00pm-9:00pm: John Harr is a local favorite, come sip wine, enjoy the sights and listen to the relaxing sounds of John Harr as he plays the acoustic guitar.

The Dalles is absolutely beautiful this time of year and we’d love for you to stay and experience it for yourself. We guarantee you won’t want to leave!

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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August 2012 Contest Rules

This time of year is perfect for wine tasting in the Gorge! To help you with your wine tasting excursions this month you can win a copy of the Oregon Travel Wine Book as well as a bottle of Celilo Inn Wine. To win this fabulous prize let us know what the most important hotel amenity is to you. You can post your responses on our Facebook Wall, Tweeting us or leaving a comment on our Blog. On August 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 September 7th in order to redeem the Oregon Travel Wine Book and bottle of wine.  The winner must be 21+ and must come to Celilo Inn to pick up the prize. 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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