A Summertime Tour on the Hood River Fruit Loop

The Hood River Fruit Loop is one of the most impressive attractions in our area, especially during the summer months and the Hood River cherry-picking season. This 35-mile loop comprises 28 on-the-farm fruit stands, stores, wineries, cideries, breweries, and flower fields. The first fruit trees on the Hood River Fruit Loop date back to the mid-1800s and now consists of more than 14,500 acres of orchards with cherries, apples, and pears.

The Hood River Fruit Loop is one of the best ways to connect with the local network of hardworking farmers and taste the freshest produce in Oregon. The self-guided tour is best explored by car or on your bike. The most popular stops along the way are the U-Pick farms, and from June to October, there’s always a beautiful bounty. Visiting the farms is a perfect family outing and can even be a bit romantic for couples on a weekend getaway.

First, you’ll want to find a place to stay, and our Hood River lodging property has perfect accommodations for a variety of vacations. We’re in a central downtown location for those hoping to explore the Hood River Fruit Loop. You’ll be within walking distance of some of the best local businesses and a quick scenic drive or bike ride to nearby hikes, waterfalls, and farms. Our lodging choices are unique—from cozy rooms for couples to larger suites for families. And we’ll take care of your breakfast each morning, included in your room rate. Book your stay today!

Hood River Cherry Picking on the Hood River Fruit Loop

Cherry Picking and More on the Hood River Fruit Loop

You’ll find all sorts of fresh produce, flowers, and goods along the Hood River Fruit Loop. The Hood River cherry picking season happens to be a particularly popular time (generally during July and August), and there’s nothing like collecting your own luscious cherries and tasting the freshest fruit straight from the branch. But late spring brings a beautiful bounty as well, and there’s a long list of U-pick produce and more along this loop.

Here’s a list of ten of our favorite farm stands, businesses, and vendors on the Hood River Fruit Loop not to miss:

  1. Pearl’s Place Fruit Stand: This is known as stop number one on the Hood River Fruit Loop, located just three miles from downtown. You’ll find fresh pears, apples, peaches, and Hood River cherry picking at this family farm and orchard.
  2. The Gorge Whitehouse Fruit Stand & Winery: From fresh-cut flowers and farm-fresh food to handcrafted ciders, wines, and deliciously prepared food options, this stop on the Hood River Fruit Loop has it all. Grab a picnic table with a stunning backdrop of Mt. Hood.
  3. Mount Hood Winery: If you enjoy wine tasting with double mountain views, this is the spot on the Hood River Fruit Loop. Don’t miss the unique pear wine and the rosé of Pinot Noir.
  4. The Fruit Company: A well-known producer for distributing orchard-fresh gifts nationwide, this stop offers a fully-stocked gift shop and heritage museum. They even have an open-air shuttle to take guests on an orchard tour.
  5. Hood River Lavender: A favorite summertime tradition is visiting the blooming purple fields at this Hood River lavender farm. It’s the perfect spot for U-Pick lavender and these amazing-smelling homemade products.
  6. Pear Bloom Farm: This charming family-run farm store offers seasonal produce, flowers, locally crafted goods, artisanal ciders, wines, and culinary products.
  7. Stave & Stone Winery: The tagline at this stop on the Hood River Fruit Loop is “wines with personality,” and their vineyard is an idyllic place for wine, cheese boards, and relaxing afternoons in the sunshine.
  8. Fox Tail Cider & Distillery: You’ll find locally made hard ciders (they call it “happy apple juice), beers, and spirits at this farm and tasting room. The family-friendly location is excellent for relaxing and enjoying a tasty beverage.
  9. Draper Girls Country Farm & U-Pick Orchards: This is the stop for an absolutely picturesque place to pick fresh fruit! They offer fun U-Pick options, including cherries and apples, as long as the season allows.
  10. Packer Orchards & Bakery: Head here for fresh fruit smoothies, baked goods, and milkshakes. You can watch the bakers at work making creative and fun cookies too!

The best Hood River Bed and Breakfast on the Hood River Fruit Loop

The Best Hood River Lodging for your Summer Getaway

When you’ve had your fill of Hood River cherry picking and produce from the farm stands on the Hood River Fruit Loop Trail, join us back at our Hood River lodging property for a relaxing stay. Our six guest suites offer an array of configurations for any getaway, whether for a family vacation or a romantic stay for two. All rooms are modern with classic comfort amenities; some are equipped with kitchenettes and private outdoor space.

Each morning of your stay, our home-cooked and seasonally-sourced breakfast is the best way to start the day. Weather permitting, we serve breakfast on our beautiful sun-dappled back terrace and elegant wrap-around front porch. This is a perfect time to get insider information on the best things to do in Hood River from our warm and welcoming staff. We love offering our favorite local businesses and nearby hikes not to miss!

For those who love the outdoors as much as we do, you’ll find small details at our Hood River lodging property that stand out. For example, we offer our guests access to our storage space to keep extra outdoor gear during their stay, which is much easier than leaving it in your car or your guest room. Check our upcoming availability and book your lodging today!

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Tour The Gorge on an E-Bike

All guests of the Inn at the Gorge can now rent an e-bike with their stay.  Ride the historic Moiser Twin Tunnels or do the Fruit Loop. Call us to book your bike.