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Business After Hours Comes To Celilo Inn

Celilo Inn hosts August's Business After Hours

This past Thursday, August 18th Celilo Inn was host to The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce event Business After Hours. Business After Hours is a monthly event put on by The Dalles Area Chamber of Commerce. Every month the event is put on by a different local business and this month we at Celilo Inn were picked to throw the networking party!

Business After Hours is a networking opportunity for businesses in The Dalles, as well as locals that frequent them! Representatives from various businesses as well as Chamber members stopped by Celilo Inn between 5:00pm-7:00pm to meet each other as well as our guests. Although the majority of guests are Chamber members, every month Business After Hours is open to the public.

Complimentary wine tasting

Celilo Inn wanted to make this Business After Hours one to remember, so with the help of our beautiful views and great weather, we provided complimentary beer and wine to our guests. Waving Tree Winery and Cascade Cliffs Winery were also on hand to provide our guests with complimentary wine tasting, which was a big hit! Not wanting our guests or participants of Business After Hours to go hungry, we had a BBQ where we served succulent Santa Maria Tri-tips, fresh, crisp salad and delectable brownies. Needless to say, our guests were well fed.

Delicious gourmet bbq

Bill Coones' Jazz Trio

While our guests mingled with various business owners, the relaxing sounds of Bill Coones’ Jazz Trio played in the background. Bill Coones’ Jazz Trio has been a popular installment at Celilo Inn this summer and his upbeat and calming Jazz sound has set an inviting tone for our guests.

Wanting our guests to have the total experience, staff at Celilo Inn provided detailed and informative tours of the hotel. These tours included the history of the hotel which was originally built in the 1950’s as a roadside motel. As traffic patterns changed, the motel began to loose its main customer base. A few years back the motel was purchased by the current owners and the old motel went through a major over hall making it the luxury hotel that it is today!

All and all Business After Hours was a huge success, with over 70 people participating in the event. As we told our guests, Celilo Inn is a great place to stay for car clubs, as well as guests interested in fishing, wine tours, rafting, cycling, golfing or girls weekends!

To book your reservation you can call 541-769-0001 or visit www.celiloinn.com. For more information you can email info@celiloinn.com or Like us on Facebook!

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“Wine Down” with Celilo Inn

One of the great things about Celilo Inn is that it’s located in the heart of Oregon Wine Country. With over 30 different wineries and vineyards in and around The Dalles, OR, wine tasting is usually on our guests’ itinerary!

Taking advantage of our proximity to some of the best wineries in the Northwest, Celilo Inn has partnered with Columbia Wine Tours to provide our guests with an irresistible wine tour package!   What’s in the wine tour package? Here’s a little virtual taste of the tour you can go on!


Maryhill Winery

Maryhill Winery, located 25 minutes from Celilo Inn in Goldendale, WA, is one of the biggest, most renowned wineries in the Northwest. Maryhill opened its doors in 2001 and has been exponentially growing and improving ever since. Currently the winery produces 18 different varietals and 27 different wines! In 2009, Maryhill Winery was voted Washington Winery of the Year by Wine Press Northwest. Over the years Maryhillhas won countless awards for a number of their wines.

Maryhill Winery

On our wine tour you will have the opportunity to taste a variety of their wines, including some of the award winners! The wines available for tasting change regularly, so every time you go it’s a new experience. The staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and dedicated to making your wine tasting experience a memorable one.

The winery is located on a bluff overlooking the Columbia River. If you find a wine you like, you can purchase a glass or bottle and sit on the beautiful, Italian style patio–enjoying your wine and the view.


Cascade Cliffs Vineyard and Winery

In our wine tour package you will also have the chance to visit the Cascade Cliffs Vineyard and Winery. The winery is located 20 minutes from Celilo Inn in Wishram,WA.

A smaller winery, Cascade Cliffs is dedicated to creating wines that are pure and simple yet profoundly delicious. The wine makers have taken example from the beautiful, authentic natural surroundings and have infused this natural beauty into their wine.

Cascade Cliffs Winery

Wine tasting takes place in the winery where you also have the opportunity to see the wine makers in action due to their open-to-the-public view of their production room. The winery has a rustic charm. Visitors can sit inside or out while they relax and sip on one of Cascade Cliffs luscious wines.


Waving Tree Winery and Vineyards

Another possible stop in our wine tour package is Waving Tree Winery and Vineyards. Just like Maryhill, Waving Tree is located 25 minutes from Celilo Inn in Goldendale,WA.

Waving Tree, named for the way the trees sway in the windy area, is located beneath the Stonehenge Memorial. Surrounded

Waving Tree Tasting Room

by numerous “waving trees,” lovely weather and rolling hills, the winery has a pleasant country feel to it. The owners are amiable, knowledgeable and enthusiastic, making every wine tasting experience an enjoyable one. Since the winery produces over 10 different wines and varietals, 8 of which use grapes grown on the Waving Tree Vineyard, you will definitely find your next favorite wine!


Dry Hollow Vineyards

Surrounded by the Hi-Valley Cherry Orchard, the soil and scenery provide perfect conditions for growing and enjoying wines at Dry Hollow Vineyards. Dry Hollow is located in The Dalles, just 15 minutes from Celilo Inn.

Dry Hollow Tasting Room

Atop a hill, the views from the tasting room are truly breathtaking all year round. A visit to Dry Hollow is worth it just for the views, but a taste of their wines is the Hi-Valley Cherry on top!

Dry Hollow produces 7 different wines. Whether you prefer reds, whites or you’re undecided, you will definitely find a wine that suits your taste buds!


Marshal’s Winery

Marshal’s Winery, located 15 minutes from Celilo Inn in Dallesport,WA, is one of the possible stops on the wine tour.

Nestled in a canyon, the peaks of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams, as well as the majestic Columbia River can be seen from the tasting room. The winery,

Marshal's Winery

which was established in 1998, has been a family business from the beginning. In fact, Marshal’s was named after the owner’s son!  The familial spirit of Marshal’s has carried over to the pourers who will make you feel right at home as you taste their carefully crafted wines.

Marshal’s produces 11 different wines, one of which received the Silver medal at the Tri-City Wine Festival! The wines range from the classic to Marshal’s custom blends. The small town charm paired with the tasty wines makes for a fun and charming experience.


Sunshine Mill

Sunshine Mill is a historic gem. Located only 5 minutes from Celilo Inn, it’s an amazing place to visit just for the history alone!

Originally the Sunshine Mill was an old wheat mill that was in operation for 130 years. Now, however, it acts as a tasting room. When the new owners took over they made sure to restore and preserve much of the building’s history. Much of the original equipment is still there, creating a fun atmosphere for wine tasting.

Sunshine Mill

The Sunshine Mill acts as the tasting room for two local wineries, Quenett and Copa Di Vino. With one stop you have the opportunity to taste wines from two amazing wineries! Currently Sunshine Mill provides 10 different wines to choose from.

The staff is passionate, not only about the wines, but the building’s history as well. When on the Celilo Inn wine tour you’ll be able to sip on delicious wine from local wineries while exploring a piece of history.


For More Information…

Now that your taste buds are tingling and your quest for relaxation has been ignited you can make your Celilo Inn Wine Tour reservation by calling us at 541-769-0001

To find out what other packages Celilo Inn offers visit our website www.celiloinn.com or email us at info@celiloinn.com. To get the latest updates (or tell us how you liked the wine tour!) like us on Facebook.

See you in the vineyard!

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Summer on Celilo Inn’s Patio

Celilo Inn guests take in the view

This past Saturday, many of Celilo Inn’s guests could be found sitting on the patio, taking in the beautiful summer evening. The patio overlooks the historic The Dalles Dam which is on the breathtaking Columbia River.  Accompanying the great view was the wonderful weather. The 80 degree temperature with a nice breeze and striking sunset made for a perfect evening to sit outside (and our guests took advantage of this opportunity)!


Although the weather and view that The Dalles,OR provides is a luxury in and of itself, Celilo Inn has decided to enhance our guests experience with a relaxing event that will happen every Saturday 6:00pm-9:00pm. This past Saturday (and on future Saturday’s) Celilo Inn invited Bill Coones’ Jazz Trio to perform live on the patio. The Jazz Trio played a variety of jazz and classic blues songs that helped create a soothing and fun ambiance. Guests of all ages had an enjoyable time listening and singing along to the songs.



In addition to providing live music, Celilo Inn also had a free wine tasting in the lobby; located next to the patio. While the winery will change from

Waving Tree Owners pouring for Celilo Inn Guests

week to week, this past Saturday Celilo Inn featured local winery Waving Tree Vineyards and Winery.  Our guests had a choice of tasting any of the four wines brought for tasting. The four delicious wines included Zinplify, a Zinfandel blend, Sangiovese, Grenache, and Barbera, an Italian varietals wine. The wine tasting lasted from 6:30-7:30. If our guests found a wine that they especially liked, bottles were available for purchase.


As many wine enthusiasts know, you can’t have wine without cheese! With this in mind, Celilo Inn provided platters of various cheeses and crackers, as well as fresh grapes, melons and strawberries.


Cheese, crackers and fruit for Celilo Inn Guests

With wine glass in hand, our guests had a pleasant evening, sitting on the patio watching the sunset while listening to great music, tasting delicious wine and eating scrumptious snacks. If you missed out on this past Saturday’s party on the patio don’t worry! As stated, Celilo Inn will be holding this rejuvenating event every Saturday,6:00pm-9:00pm until October.


For more information about this event and others you can contact us at info@celiloinn.com, or you can visit our website www.celiloinn.com. For the latest updates Like us on Facebook.


Thanks for stopping by!

Sunset at Celilo Inn

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