Jane greeted us on the front step, and directed us to park in the lower lot. We were in the mountain room, upstairs, immaculately clean and fresh with a great view of the river. They are re-doing all the carpets, so the living room was shoes-off (as the whole facility will be soon, but they plan to provide no-slip socks along with the terry robes for guests). We went out for a walk before dinner downtown. Hood River is gorgeous! It seemed like the whole town was in bloom. Jim and Jane are the perfect hosts: warm and welcoming, but knowing when to slip into the background and let us just have quiet time to ourselves. Breakfast was served in a bright, room with large windows looking out over the Columbia River to the mountains of Washington on the other side. Jim fixed us whole-wheat crepes with Oregon fruit preserves, fresh fruit, syrup, and very good coffee (or tea or orange juice, as we preferred). It was nice to be able to choose a time to eat that suited our schedule, as we were headed to an event over 70 miles away and wanted to leave around 8am. The other guests were going to be eating later, but it did not bother our hosts to serve breakfast twice, and in fact they joined us at the table which made for pleasant conversation. We'll be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our 1909 home has plenty of room for you, your gear, your resting needs. You will be able to find a quiet area for reading and relaxing within the home and yet are within walking distance of town. Besides the large bedrooms, our home has a media room with TV, DVD, VCR; a PC/Internet station with stored links for relevant wind & weather, etc; a river-facing deck with views of the Columbia River. ... more less