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Recent Mt. Hood, The Gorge reviews

  • Perfect for Wedding Guests

    "If we could have extended our stay at the River-Song house we would have! BEAUTIFUL views, amazing property and very spacious for our 18 guests who traveled to be a part of our wedding. Not only was the bedroom configuration perfect, but very spacious for everyone to spread out and enjoy the common areas. This was the perfect location for a getaway but still close to Hood River amenities. I would hands down rent this property again. Thank you for a wonderful experience VRBO!"
    Guest: NorrisFam Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 29, 2014
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  • Good Value and Great Location

    "The Columbia House was a nice place to stay while visiting the Gorge and Mt. Hood scenic areas with friends from out of town. The location is excellent -- you can walk almost anywhere for shopping, restaurants, and evening entertainment. Safeway is less than a mile away and walk or bike-able. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you could need including basic spices and condiments. All appliances and equipment are in good working order. The house is clean and with comfortable furniture, nice linens, and mattresses. BBQ outside is very nice. Attractive landscaping and general care is evident. The house is in excellent condition. There are also plenty of nooks, porches, and levels for individuals in larger groups to have privacy or come together for meals and social time. Having said all that, there are two points our group felt were important to make. First, two of the four bedrooms (sleeping 3 of the 8) are in the basement. This was not clear from the description and only hinted at with the photos. The basement is not finished and smells damp even during a very hot summer. Not moldy, just musty. One bedroom with a double bed is unfinished with exposed pipes that bang away when water is being used, a very low ceiling, and no window or form of ventilation. No one would consider this space a bedroom, although it is furnished like one. It is really just storage space. The other basement bedroom with the trundle is very tiny with a small window at street level that looks out to the tires in the driveway. It is finished, but not very pleasant and very noisy. The basement bathroom is finished and nice. This is the other full bath in the house, the other being on the 2nd floor. The deck off the basement is nice as well for a view of the garden and river. Just keep in mind with larger groups over 3-4 that several will be stuck in this area. There appears to be another bedroom on the second floor, but for some reason it was locked and "off limits". The second issue we had was the noise from I84. Because of the proximity to the freeway, there is a constant background sound that can be very loud while on the back deck and also from the open bedroom windows. There were times when the train and trucks combined to roar us right out of our conversation, and we are a loud city group used to urban noise. With these caveats in mind, we felt the good far overcame the bad, but we wanted others booking houses to be aware."
    Guest: Portland area host Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 10, 2014
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  • Very nicely furnished

    "We recently stayed at this cottage near Zig Zag. We were able to get last minute reservations for a holiday weekend. Overall this is a nice, cozy and comfortable "cottage". Please take note that this is actually a two story townhouse, connected to two other townhouses. Luckily no one was home at either neighbors that weekend. But it surprises me this isn't mentioned in the listing. The setting is nice and woodsy. The furnishings are very comfortable and the house is decorated nicely, although some dusting in the corners and window sills is needed. The kitchen is well stocked with pots and pans. Only one wine glass, but we suffered through that inconvenience. The biggest disappointment was that there was not a fireplace/firepit on the deck as pictured. We called to ask about that and were told it had been taken out a few days before because it had rusted through. So it was out of our control, but dissapointing because we love to be outside by a campfire. The hot tub was enjoyable. We appreciated being able to bring our dog as well. There is a community pool and tennis court but no instructions in the cabin about how to find it or use it. Eventually we found it down a nearby gated road. Cautious community neighbors did question us as we were walking around since we looked lost! Overall it was a nice comfortable place. Hopefully they will replace the outside fireplace soon."
    Guest: Carrie P. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 5, 2014
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  • Perfect for High School Girls Reunion

    "My three friends and I graduated from a small high school and each year choose a place to get together. We have done this for 25+ years and this was the most comfortable and beautiful place where we have gathered. It is so quiet, near hiking to Salmon River, to town of Welches, golf at Resort at the Mountain or just plain relaxing. A book club I belong to has met there for two years. It's a wonderful place for getting together and having lots of time to visit, read or just hang out."
    Guest: Fran M. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 1, 2014
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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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