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- Free parking
- Pets allowed
TravelPod Member ReviewsOregon Motor Motel The Dalles
We needed clean, quiet and comfortable, and reasonable and this motel accomplished almost all of these. It did sound as though a large beast was staying in the room above us, however the fan cut down on the disturbance. The fridge and microwave was handy, but the internet connection was slow and a bit frustrating.
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Travel Blogs from The Dalles
... like 9. Nine is late when your camping. I have certainly broken the habit of staying up until the wee hours of the night. No TV and little politics have helped on that score. We got a good start this morning, but had to wait until the sun came around the trees to melt the ice off the tent. Sadly, no wildlife to speak of. All the elk hunters must have them rattled. We did have Stellar Jays in camp. What we used to call robber jays ...
... a modern ski lodge. Mt Hood was there in all its glory, still covered partly in last winters snow. We had a quick look around the shop and hightailed it back to the car to continue our journey to Hood River. We tried a few motels but they were a bit pricey so we ended up in The Dales at a Motel 8 and as it happens its turned out just as good as some off the better chain motels. It was a poor choice of eateries so we ended up at a Chinese, and it turned out to be a good ...
... at the spectacular Smith Rock area where 800 foot rock walls beckon experienced climbers – the color and massiveness of them reminded me of Zion National Park (a little). A great area, but the accommodations were not to our liking.
When you are traveling during a busy season and you don’t want to have all your destinations decided in advance, you can find yourself scrambling from time to time between Thursday and Saturday night for digs. Sunday ...
... of the old town, a viewing of the many lovely wall murals, a wine tasting at Sunshine Mill (where wheat was milled for 130 years before the old building was converted to a winery for Quenett (meaning 'steelhead') and Copa Di Vino wines), a delicious lunch of bouillabaisse, calamari and French onion soup at the circa 1876 Baldwin Saloon, and a visit to the excellent Columbia Gorge Discovery Center museum!
... to see one woman drinking a couple of glasses of wine while a man that came in ordered a glass of whiskey. We looked on each others and wondered if these guests didn't have any jobs and if they took the car home after finishing their drinks. I wouldn't be surprised if we got both guesses right. After haveing lunch we drove on and made a few more quick stops to snap some severly deteriorated old cottages before we finally arrived in ...