The Gorge

The Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge is arguably one of the most beautiful areas in the scenic state of Oregon. The area offers some of the best recreational, historical, natural, educational and architectural experiences you’ll find anywhere. Mt. Hood and the cliffs of the awe-inspiring Columbia River Gorge look down on quaint riverfront towns, countless waterfalls and exhilarating wind surfing waters.

There are many spectacular views and activities associated with the Columbia River Gorge. For more information on the area visit: Columbia River Gorge Visitors Association and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

Native American Petroglyphs on a hiking trail just outside of The Dalles, Oregon.

A to-scale replica of Stonehenge sits perched atop a fertile knoll, on the Washington State side of the Columbia River Gorge, a few miles north of The Dalles, Oregon.

The often-photographed Mt. Hood is Home to four ski areas,including historic Timberline Lodge, a classic WPA-era mountain lodge, which also happens to offer North America’s longest ski season and Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, which offers the country’s largest night skiing area. Run-off from Mt. Hood’s volcanic slopes enriches soil in the valleys below, making the Hood River Valley one the largest fruit-growing regions in Oregon with apricots, apples, blueberries, pears-even wine grapes that make for exceptional vintages.

What Our Guests Say


Hospitality! HOLY HOSPITALITY! What an incredible experience my wife and I had at The Dalles Inn. We were treated with such care from the second we walked in to the moment we left. Nothing negative can be said from our view. The lady at the front desk was out of this world helpful with all of our questions about the area and directing us to a great nearby spot for us to grab a great dinner after a long drive. Her hospitality sets the standard. Great job to the entire team. What a great stay. Wish we could stay here every weekend! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Chris Hilton

United States


This place was great! In retrospect, I probably wouldn't have stayed here just for a quick overnight trip because I didn't have time to use the amenities (pool, fitness center, etc). Despite that, I thought it was a nice place and it was well kept despite being an aging property. The front desk staff was friendly and professional. I LOVED the breakfast room! The breakfast room has a lot of windows and a nice view of downtown. And the breakfast selection was better than what you'd usually get at most chain hotels. They had yogurt (Lil Yami brand), waffles, muffins, bagels, cold cereal, sausages, apples, instant oatmeal and cocoa, tea, coffee, and juice. I will definitely stay again if I'm in the area!

Catherine Callahan

United States


I had a family emergency in The Dalles, and arrived on short notice. The staff at The Dalles Inn were great. They worked to get me the same room on the ground floor for a week without me having to change Motels or rooms. Always showing concern for my well being and comfort, the room was clean, and they have a great breakfast. A special thank you goes to Vicki at the front desk. She is amazing!

Norma Davidson

United States


The accommodations are clean and the hotel is quiet. There is a decent continental breakfast, and a fitness center that is basic but functional. What stands out is the fact that all three employees we interacted with were truly devoted to guest satisfaction. Thanks for taking care of us! (Cameron even offered to be our porter and deliver our luggage to our room when we were checking in late, thanks for the welcoming reception!)

Nicholas DiPietro

United States


The Dalles Inn was exceptional. They had a very clean, spacious room and excellent breakfast.


United Kingdom


The Dalles Inn was the first stop on a 5 day motorcycle trip with friends. After a really long day, it was nice to have a place that had everything right close by as well as an indoor/outdoor pool. Friendly staff and a nice clean room with comfy bed was very much appreciated.

Patrick Ducati



Just an overdue review and thank you for… a very pleasant and comfortable overnight stop in an immaculately clean and hospitable hotel along the Oregon to California coastal highway. The Staff were polite, helpful,and competent. I was also very grateful to the staff for finding and, very kindly, forwarding an item that I had left in the room I had vacated.

Mr./Mrs. Davis

South Africa


I stayed for one night on the way to the coast and I’d have to say we were very happy with the choice. Rooms were large and comfortable. Kids enjoyed a dip in the small pool. Also have to say I enjoyed the breakfast room with the large seating area. Not a big deal, but I enjoyed it while the family slept in.

Tyler King