Category Archives: Local Attractions

The 9th Annual Classic Car Show

The 10th Annual Classic Car Show

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air (Shown Above)

Planned and coordinated by the Dalles Chamber of Commerce, the Northwest Cherry Festival and the Classic Car Show aims to provide a cultural arts event that offers a forum for learning, entertainment, fun, and support of the local community.

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Plenty of Snow for Playin’ and Stayin’

PHOTO BY: Joan Ahier
"Glimpses of Heaven"

Celilo Inn is pet friendly and welcomes you to the Gorge playground of hiking trails along the Columbia River, playing in the snow in the higher elevations or enjoying a walk with your pet along the well-maintained Riverfront Trail that starts at the Gorge Discovery Center Museum and blazes past Celilo Inn's sister hotel, Comfort Inn. Visit! Play! Stay!

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Magestic Eagles Soar The Gorge

Photo by Joan Ahier, Glimpses of Heaven

Photo by Joan Ahier, Glimpses of Heaven

Whether you are driving I-84 or walking the Riverfront Trail, you can take in the amazing scenery of the Columbia River Gorge as magestic eagles soar the Gorge skies.

TONIGHT Sunshine Mill FREE Music

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Enjoy Blues/Americana music TONIGHT from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the SUNSHINE MILL 901 East 2nd in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge in The Dalles, OR

FUTURE FRIDAYS:
*Friday: February 1st – Carter Freeman BLUEGRASS *Friday: February 8th – Dag Shaw ALTERNATIVE COUNTRY
*Friday: February 15th – Kingz Ambassadors REGGAE
*Friday: February 22nd – Richard Tillinghast ACOUSTIC

The Dalles Winery Wins Northwest Recognition

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Copa di Vino wine by the glass won a Best in Show White Wine award for its Pinot Grigio at the 75th annual Northwest Food and Wine Festival.   Copa di Vino competed against more than 600 Northwest wines.
Seven years ago,  owner James Martin founded Quenett winery and Sunshine Mill in The Dalles.  His company  sells “wine by the glass,” which translates to “Copa Di Vino” in Italian.  Martin presented his wine by-the-glass venture on the popular ABC show “Shark Tank”.   Sunshine Mill is located in The Dalles, Oregon in the Columbia River Gorge.   You can book a special event or enjoy FREE Friday night music through March, 2013.

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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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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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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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