When Hood River is jammin' with sailboarders, take a breatherand spend a night in a B&B in the sweet, slow hamlet of Mosier,Oregon, 5 miles east of Hood River off I-84. Mosier House occupiesan exquisitely restored Queen Anne home built by the town's founderin 1904.
While you're here, cool off in the mist from 75-foot MosierFalls. Then pick up ripe local cherries and a free map of nearbytrails at Fairydell Store. Dine at the Wild- Flower Cafe, where theatmosphere is as relaxed as the menu, with dozens of Northwestwines by the glass.
INFO: Mosier House ( from $85; 704 Third Ave., Mosier, OR; www.mosierhouse.com or541/478-3640); WildFlower Cafe ($$; breakfast, lunch, and dinnerWed-Mon; 904 Second Ave.; 541/478-0111); Fairydell Store (closedMon; 1104 First Ave.; 541/478-3500) ―Bonnie Henderson