CELILO INN - Sunday Excursion
Wine Tours, The Dalles, Columbia Gorge, Oregon
541-769-0001 - email@example.com
Through Summer 2014-
Stay Sunday Night at Celilo and join our tour for Free!
Our local tour guide, Kathy, will pick you up at the Celilo Inn lobby in our Party School Bus (sorry, no A/C) for a Gorge Experience. Here is your tour schedule.
12:00 Pick up Sunday Afternoon
12:45 Stonehenge Replica
1:15 Maryhill Winery
2:10 Maryhill Museum
3:25 Cascade Cliffs Winery
4:05 Sunshine Mill
4:55 Return to Ceillo
Bring your Celilo Inn passport for your complimentary wine tasting for 2 and other discounts including the Maryhill Museum.
Stonehenge Replica -
On a lonely bluff overlooking the Columbia River and the town of Maryhill, Washington, is a full-size replica Stonehenge.
An almost identical copy of the more famous English Stonehenge, it was built by Sam Hill, a road builder, as a memorial to those who died in World War I.
Dedicated in 1918, the memorial wasn't completed until 1930. Hill passed away soon after he finally saw his masterpiece completed.
He was buried at the base of the bluff; but, because he wished to be left alone, there is no easy path to his resting place.
Maryhill Winery -
Maryhill Winery is Washington State's premier destination winery featuring one of the
Northwest's most desirable microclimates for growing grapes. Picnicking is encouraged
on the spacious and scenic covered arbor with perfect river views.
Possibly the most enjoyable part of Maryhill, from a grower's standpoint, is the wide variety of grapes the area will support -
including several difficult to grow varietals often stunted in many of the region's other vineyards.
They focus their vineyards on producing premium red wines, with special attention to Syrah and Sangiovese.
Their larger vineyards include blocks of Zinfandel, Viognier, Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon vines, as well as smaller sections for Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Grenache.
Maryhill Museum -
Come explore Maryhill Museum's world-class collection of art ranging from early 20th century European works to an extensive Native American collection.
Set in a castle-like chateau on a stunning 6,000-acre site overlooking the scenic Columbia River Gorge, you can "experience a real life fairytale".
Maryhill Museum is one of the Pacific Northwest's most fascinating cultural destinations.
The museum's permanent collection includes more than 80 sculptures and watercolors by the French master Auguste Rodin, including the only pedestal-sized
plaster version of his famous The Thinker, and much more.
Cascade Cliffs Winery -
Majestic riverfront scenery, towering 400 foot basalt cliffs and luscious sun-soaked vineyards host a petite winery's distinctive estate varietals.
Learn about the hard to grow Nebllio grape, rare to this area but producing an excellent wine.
The Sunshine Mill Winery -
The Sunshine Mill tasting room features the wines of Quenett Winery in a unique, world-class environment that you must see for yourself!
Our interior incorporates the original machinery of the flour mill that occupied this building since 1918!
The history of the building is cherished by the community of The Dalles and is found inspiring by visitors.
This is a complimentary excursion for guests staying Sunday night at the hotel.
For details and to save a guaranteed seat, please call our front desk and ask to placed on the reservation list.
This tour runs every Sunday in summer until the end of September.