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Recent Mt. Hood, The Gorge reviews

  • Awesome Getaway

    "My husband & I headed up to Mt Hood,Oregon for our anniversary. It was great conditions . I had never been skiing before so I decided to take some lessons. The ski staff was very patient & I learned a lot. It was our 1st time there. We had the breakfast buffet at the Cascade Dining Room .It was so delicious, lots of variety of dishes to choose from. It was a great way to start our day of skiing. We came home from a full day of skiing to find the hot tub a refreshing & calming way to unwind our tight muscles. We made a fire in the fire pit on the back deck & enjoyed steaks on the grill. The inside of the home was decorated with many unique ski decor. We had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable & relaxing. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home."
    Guest: Mark Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 21, 2015
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  • Thanksgiving reunion

    "Alll the superlatives about this house were "right on." It was beautifully and completely furnished, spacious and clean. Our family of 16 had a marvelous time cooking in the gourmet kitchen, watching movies and football in the theater and playing pool and ping pong. Peg was wonderful to interact with from start to finish, very responsive to emails, texts and phone calls. Best house we've rented so far!"
    Guest: George Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 25, 2014
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  • Favorite Place!

    "My husband and I just stayed at Kathy's Kottage Feb, 2015. We have stayed in 17 cabins either on Mt Hood or Mt Rainier over the past 24 years, and we've decided this is our favorite! There have been many great features at most of the places we have stayed, but what sets Kathy's Kottage above the rest is that it feels like more than just a rental cabin - it feels like a "home"..and one that has not only been well kept up, but one that has been made special, as if the owner was expecting an out of town family member or friend! There are so many pieces of attractive furniture, that are comfortable as well, including the beds! Most other places have one couch and maybe a wooden rocking chair! The kitchen is as well stocked as my own (minus the food!, there was plenty of wood for the fire, and even basic medicine in the medicine cabinet! The Kottage had a rustic feel with tasteful decor, but was also contemporary. The setting was fabulous!!! Our prerequisite for renting a cabin is that it has a hot tub, and we prefer that it's on a river. Kathy's Kottage had both, and the hot tub was on the deck CLOSE to the house overlooking the river, and although you are in the forest, the river cuts a wide berth so that there is much light on the trees, and beautiful sky up above! We were married up on Mt Hood, so we love the mountain, and although it was so strange to see such a lack of snow (hence no x-country skiing!), we took a couple really nice hikes; since the Kabin is further up the mountain than many we have stayed in, these hikes were conveniently nearby. We will back, maybe even for a whole week next year for our 25th anniversary!"
    Guest: Kelli Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 23, 2015
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  • It was just what we hoped it would be

    "The cabin is woodsy, comfortable, clean, and friendly-feeling. You have to pay attention when you're on the stairs leading up to the second floor because they are narrow and a little uneven, but visually they are great. The business side of the rental transaction was smooth; no issues at all. We will definitely be back."
    Guest: Hillary Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 16, 2015
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Mt. Hood, The Gorge Travel Tips

Winter Snow at Mt. Hood

Mt. Hood is a premier ski destination in Oregon with five expansive ski resorts and many different snow activities available. There's something for everyone in the family to enjoy including alpine skiing, cross country skiing, Nordic skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and snow play at the various resorts and parks. If traveling to the area in wintertime, choose from the Mt. Hood vacation rentals that are located near the resorts. This will give you easy access to the ski lifts.

The five ski resorts of Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Area, Mt. Hood Ski Bowl Area, Summit Ski Area and Ski Bunny, and Cooper Spur Ski & Recreation Center all have a wide range of ski slopes, cross country and snowmobiling trails, pipes and snow play parks. There are daily fun activities for the kids, ski schools and festive après ski options.

Mt. Hood Lodging Options

The area of Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge is scenically beautiful in summer, spring, winter or fall. Accommodation options range from small, cozy wood cabins for two to large spacious homes that can accommodate two or three families. Regardless of the size of your rental home, all are comfortable and well-equipped, ensuring that you feel right at home. Because it's such a popular winter destination, many Mt. Hood cottages are equipped with fireplaces where you can snuggle down with some hot chocolate after a tiring day out on the slopes. The mountain vistas make you want to never head back to city life and many visitors return regularly to their favorite spots. If visiting in the summertime, you may want to look at the option of river-front homes. They tend to be spacious and many have canoes or small fishing boats so that you can explore the waterways.

Traveling to Mt. Hood

The closest major city is Portland which is approximately 50 miles by road. The Portland International Airport is served by all major national and regional airlines which makes access to Mt. Hood convenient. On arrival, you can hire a car and drive yourself to Mt. Hood or make use of one of the many shuttle bus services and public transit coaches. Amtrak rail will take you as far as Portland or Oregon City and from there, you can connect on to Mt. Hood using the bus service. Within the Mt. Hood area, there are several good shuttle bus services that you can use to get around to the various resorts. Seasonal passes can be purchased and are relatively affordable.

Summertime Exploring

When the snow melts, the region opens up to whole range of outdoor recreation activities. Commercial whitewater rafting trips are run on the Sandy, Clackamas, and Deschutes Rivers and loads of fun. River trails and kayaking trips can also be arranged. Fishing is a popular pastime and equipment can be hired from local resorts. The Mt. Hood National Forest is a mountain biker's dream. With miles of winding single track trails, you can enjoy days of awesome riding. Hiking is a popular summertime activity and horseback rides can also be arranged.

The Mt. Hood area has a rich historical heritage and the many museums, interest centers and historical sites provide some great insight into the lives of the early pioneers. Take a day out to explore. You will appreciate the conveniences of modern life when you see pictures of the early towns and hear the personal stories as recorded in journals of settlers that came to make Oregon their home.

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