How to Pack for a Long Weekend in Hood River

Regardless of what type of traveler you are there’s one question all travelers ask at one point or another.  How should I pack for a long weekend getaway to Hood River, Oregon?

packing a suitcase for a trip to hood river

As one of the most popular hotels in Hood River, Oregon we have seen and welcome all types of travelers from around the world.  When it comes to traveling some have it down to an art.  They’re the ones with each hair in place, matching luggage, jet setter clothing (yes that’s a style) all the while sipping a cup of joe from some fancy coffee shop.  Others aren’t as fancy but just as excited to get to Hood River, Oregon for fun in the snow, wine tasting or exploring the wonders of the Pacific Northwest.

;avender field near hood river

Here’s a list for packing light:

  1. Pack basics and stay away from outfits – When you pack basics instead of outfits you’re able to mix and match items easier. This allows for more space in your luggage.  An added bonus to this is you may be able to fit everything into a carry on and forgo any bag fees at the airport.
  2. Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’ – No, I don’t mean the doggies. Try rolling your clothes instead of folding them.  This leaves for quite a bit more room in your luggage so that you do have room to pack that little black dress, some scarves and jewelry just in case you have a night out on the town while in Hood River, Oregon.
  3. Forgo the packing of too many shoes – I know this is going to be hard but you’ll thank me since your luggage will be lighter and it will leave room for more items. Perhaps bring a pair of shoes that you can dress up or down and wear your bulkiest shoes on the plane so that you don’t have to pack them.
  4. Charge ahead – Don’t forget your device chargers. Whether you’re an Apple lover, Samsung guru or love the Blackberry they all take different types of chargers.  Although the Hood River Hotel has shops close by where you can buy charges for all of your devices, why replace when you don’t have to?  Just keep them nice and tangle free.  Instead of throwing them into your suitcase, why not take twist ties from empty bread bags and tie them all together?  That way you’ll be organized with no big, tangled mess thus avoiding the need to buy new ones.

Anytime is a good time for a long weekend getaway to Hood River, Oregon and now you know how to pack for one.  If you’re still looking for a great getaway location why not check out the swanky Hood River Hotel?   We’re just an hour from Portland, Oregon, located at the panoramic crossroads of the Columbia River Gorge and the Cascade Range.  After you eat in our award winning restaurant, Border Ost, you’ll be ready to explore Hood River, Oregon. With scenic hiking, mountain biking trails, craft breweries and wineries at our door step, you’ll find that a long weekend to Hood River Hotel is exactly what you need and will return home refreshed and ready to face another week of work.

Welcome toHood River!