A dream come true. This may be the most relaxing place I've ever been. Great porches with amazing views and wonderful grounds. We liked the grounds so much we got married there instead of going to one of Hood River's more well-known attractions. Deanna and John were wonderful hosts. Deanna is an unbelievable cook. For our wedding dinner, we had to choose between eating Deanna's cooking or having Celilo in Hood River cater the event. We chose Deanna's dinner, and had Celilo the night before the wedding. After eating both, it was abundantly clear to everyone in our party that Deanna's dinner blew away what Celilo had to offer. Her appetizers, dinner courses, and cherry dessert were unbelievable. The lamb was the best lamb I've ever eaten. The setting at Sakura Ridge of course was breathtaking. Did I mention that people in my family also still talk about Deanna's great breakfasts, more than 8 months after we ate there? Almost all of the food we ate, including the lamb and the cherries for dessert, came directly from the farm: Deanna walked us through her gardens the day before our wedding and showed us what was ripe, coming up with a menu on the spot. While Deanna and her cooking get all the attention, John is also a great host. He is easy to overlook since he is usually busy working the farm, but whenever we saw him he was friendly and happy to answer all of our questions about the workings of the farm.
Regarding the accommodations, the rooms at Sakura Ridge are awesome. Great beds, nice bathrooms, amazing views. We rented out the whole place for our wedding since it was us and only 7 guests, so we could compare all the rooms. The Orchard Room is worth the extra money if you want additional privacy. If you don't choose that one, go for the Mt. Hood Room or the River Room; they have mountain views and doors that open out onto the lawn.
- Also Known As:
- Sakura Ridge - The Farm Hotel Hood River