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Find Yourself in Hood River this Winter

02/07/2018 | Brewery, Hood River, Recreation, Skiing, The Hood River Chamber Of Commerce, Winery

With the holiday season behind us, it’s time to relax and recharge. Whether you’re looking for the perfect place for a personal or group retreat, or are looking for an easy winter getaway with friends and family, Hood River, Oregon, is the ideal destination. Just 60 miles east of Portland, this picturesque town is easy to access by car, train or airplane and has numerous lodging properties for groups of all sizes.

People escape to Hood River year-round, thanks to its idyllic location in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, which provides inspiration no matter what activity you set out to do. Whether you want to explore the great outdoors, read a good book by the fireplace, or settle in for a board meeting or company retreat, here are some ideas to help you plan your getaway to Hood River winter.

Personal Wellness 

Start the day with a yoga or meditation class at one of the local wellness studios. Pamper yourself with a massage, manicure or pedicure. Take a walk through historic downtown Hood River and go wine tasting, gallery browsing, or shopping. 

Outdoor Fun

Many companies love meeting in Hood River, which offers 25,000 square feet of meeting space that can accommodate up to 2,500 people and numerous teambuilding activities. Take a field trip to nearby Mt. Hood Meadows ski resort, where you can access more than 2,150 acres of terrain, restaurants and groomed Nordic ski trails. Stay in Hood River now through April and access great deals on lift tickets to Mt. Hood Meadows – with no blackout dates. Plus, take advantage of a new free shuttle service from the Hood River Event Site (along the waterfront) to Mt. Hood Meadows, weekends only through February, plus President's Day (2/19).

Feed Your Soul 

Find out for yourself why Hood River is gaining national attention as a food-lover’s paradise. You’ll discover farm-to-table cuisine, family-style pizza joints, well-loved bakeries, excellent coffee, and more. Plus, many stops along the Hood River County Fruit Loop are open year-round so designate a driver and stop along the way to taste microbrews, cider and wine

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