Tag Archives: Columbia River

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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Restaurant With A View

Not only does The Dalles offer breathtaking views, it also offers delicious, gourmet food. Celilo Inn is fortunate enough to be located so close to so many incredible restaurants. Our guests need not venture more than 5 minutes from the hotel before coming across a locally popular restaurant! One of our favorite restaurants is the Windseeker, which combines fresh, yummy food and exquisite views.

The Windseeker is located right next to the Columbia River, providing its patrons with spectacular views while they dine. Depending on the season, guests to the restaurant can sit inside or they can take in the surroundings more fully by sitting on the inviting patio.  In addition to the natural beauty of the Gorge, the Windseeker has planted beautiful gardens that patrons can stroll through after their delicious meal.

However, the Windseeker offers more than just great views, their food is exceptional as well.  Basing their dishes on the local cuisine, they specialize in mouth-watering seafood dishes, but if seafood isn’t your favorite flavor there is plenty more to choose from. Between crisp salads, juicy burgers, and flavorful pastas you’re bound to find something you love. Stop by on Sunday’s for their brunch where they serve gourmet omelets and Belgian waffles.

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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Good Weather Means Good Hiking

It’s no secret that The Dalles and the Columbia Gorge as a whole is one of the most beautiful places in the Country. Fortunately, Celilo Inn is located right in the midst of all this beauty. Many of our guests love the outdoors just as much as we do and are constantly looking for new places to hike, picnic and explore. One of the places we frequently recommend is Columbia Hills State Park.

The 3,338-acre park is home to breathtaking views and wildlife as well as trails, a 7,500 foot freshwater shoreline of the Columbia River and Horsethief Lake. Guests love packing up food and heading to Columbia Hills State Park for a picnic or to spend one of our famously hot days next to the cool water of the Columbia River or Horsethief Lake. If hiking is more your style then rest assured there is plenty of that to be done at this expansive park as well.

If you’re looking to truly take in the scenery than you will definitely want to visit Columbia Hills State Park the next time you stay with us.

For more information on local parks 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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Discovering the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

One thing that makes The Dalles such a great place to visit is the rich history that surrounds the town. From the way the Columbia River Gorge was formed to the formation of the town itself, there is always something to learn, investigate and explore. Fortunately for our guests, Celilo Inn is located just 15 minutes from the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center.

 

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

The Discovery Center is a great place to visit for people of all ages, but especially families. Located, on the Columbia River, the views from the Discovery Center are incredible on their own, but once you start to explore what the Discovery Center has to offer, that is an even bigger treat!

 

 

Lewis & Clark

Lewis & Clark played a fundamental role in the history of The Dalles and the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center has a great interactive exhibit chronicling the famous expedition.

 

If you want to go even farther back in time, the Ice Age Exhibit is a fun place to check out. Many people wonder how

Columbian Mammoth

the Gorge came to be. This delves into the geologic history of the Gorge and includes a 13 foot, life-size Columbian Mammoth.

 

To find out how The Dalles was established, one only has to walk a few feet to the Wasco County Past and Present exhibit. Many of the surrounding towns, including The Dalles, were inhabited by Native American’s. These tribes’ paired with early settlers helped form what is known as Wasco County and The Dalles as we know it today.

 

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Hawk from Raptor Experience

The Dalles is also home to a variety of birds. 11 am and 2pm daily, visitors of the Discovery Center can watch the amazing birds of prey show called The Raptor Experience. Some of the birds in the show include falcons, hawks, owls, and eagles. This show is a definite must see!

 

After touring the exhibits, the next stop is the Nature Walk & Native Plant Trail. This trail is handicap accessible and has a number of interpretive spots where people can learn about the native plants and the area. The trail winds around the Discovery Center Grounds, looping by a beautiful pond, wetland and overlooking the breathtakingColumbia River.

 

The next time you stay at Celilo Inn be sure to check it out!

 

To plan your visit to the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center you can check them out online at www.gorgediscovery.org.

 

To find out other places to visit while you stay at Celilo Inn you can call us at 541-769-0001 or email us at info@celiloinn.com. To find out the latest events and deals you can visit us at www.celiloinn.com or Like us on Facebook!

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