This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Mt. Hood, The Gorge reviews
"Relaxing and close to fun activities like hiking, fishing, kayaking, and ski bowl summer recreation. Premium cable a huge plus with the kids on a rainy day. Internet a bog plus with parents. Plenty of sleeping spade and the kitchen makes it easy to do all your meals without going to restaurants. Would definitely come back again. Having our Lab around was also a big plus."Guest: Katie Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 4, 2014View listing
"Gorgeous "cabin"...Camp Festivus is actually a wonderful house. I arrived at night in the pouring rain to find a warm, welcoming and beautifully decorated home. Well stocked kitchen, lovely linens, plenty of space and surroundings that can't be described. The sun came out the next day and I discovered a back yard that is secluded, surrounded by lush forest and a hot tub where many hours were spent. With the information I received I had no need to contact the owners. I went there on my own for an R&R getaway and the house was too big for just me but I can't wait to return with friends for a ski vacation."Guest: Getaway queen Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 12, 2014View listing
"We traveled the short distance from Vancouver, WA to Lyle and were treated to an outrageously beautiful view of the gorge. So entrancing was the view from all the levels of the home that we found ourselves sitting for hours enjoying the river activity and the breathtaking sunrise and sunsets. Amy was extremely helpful in arranging the reservation and providing info on the house. When we arrived there was a array of welcoming treats: chocolate covered cherries, a fun wine stopper and local jams. The kitchen was fully equipped and the outdoor grill worked great. We cooked all our meals at the home. The furnishing where upscale and comfortable with many choices of sitting areas. The Wifi was immediately accessible and worked perfectly. Our two adult children visited over night with their dog and our grandson. The dog enjoyed the fenced yard while our grandson had great fun with games of croquet on the lawn. We highly recommend this property for families or a couples getaway. So close to all the local wineries and Mt Hood. Lots to do. We will return."Guest: D&D Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 10, 2014View listing
"This property was just as it was indicated in the VRBO site. I have younger kids that i wanted to have them experience the outdoors without sleeping in a tent (YET) and there was a lot of things to do around this cabin. My 5 year and 2 year old say almost everyday... "Dad when can we go back to the log cabin" a lot of joy to hear that. Thanks for sharing your cabin with us! AC"Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 21, 2014View listing
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.
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.