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Recent Mt. Hood, The Gorge reviews
"A group of 8 of us stayed at this lovely home the first week in September. It was very clean and neat upon arrival and it was clear that the owner's took great pride in ensuring their home was well cared for. The room sizes were nice and several living rooms/deck areas for everyone to gather. The close proximity to downtown made it ideal for getting around Hood River. This is the nicest VRBO we have stayed at and would recommend to anyone. Thanks for the great accommodations for a fabulous week in the Gorge!"Guest: Caitlin B. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 27, 2014View listing
"I was looking for a place to celebrate my sister's 60th birthday when I saw this listing which would accommodate the four sisters and our 5 daughters. Not only was this a surprise party for my sister (and she was surprised as we had not all been together for 18 years), but we were all surprised and elated with the accommodations. Loved the open floor plan, the hot tub in the screened in room and the back deck. We spent five nights. We had ample towels and bedding. The home is close to Timberline and Skibowl which we visited - Also enjoyed Mt. Hood Coffee Roasters (less than 10 minutes away) and their tour. We ranged in ages from 24 to 66. Thank you Becca for such a beautiful retreat which truly felt like home!"Guest: Kathleen K. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 27, 2014View listing
"It was a pleasure to work with Kim. Her home is beautifully maintained and very inviting. The landscaping is immaculate and the views from the front porch and tree house loft are spectacular. The Adirondak chairs and hammock were so comfortable all 3 generations in our party wanted to sleep in them. We enjoyed lazy mornings on the front porch sipping coffee while gazing at a snowcapped Mt. Adams, the Columbia river, and once in awhile a train could be seen chugging along in the background. It is a storybook setting. The main house is spacious, yet cozy. We truly felt like we were 'coming home' at the end of each day. The kitchen and bath were well stocked. The amenities were also a nice touch, from luxury soaps and candles to super soft and comfy linens and towels. The tree house loft exceeded expectations as a retreat space. The groom spent the night before his wedding in the loft and was relaxed as recharged for the big day. The backyard is also a serene space to enjoy the clean, crisp air. The location cannot be beat. Walking distance to downtown with lovely shops, restaurants and breweries in one direction and a short drive to the grocery store in the other. This home made our first visit to Hood River a memorable one. We look forward to returning soon. Thank you, Kim, for giving us a such a beautiful backdrop for a milestone event and turning us on to the beauty of Hood River."Guest: naneam Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 3, 2014View listing
"We've just returned from a stay at the cabin; it was a much-needed quiet space for rest (and work, of course!). Although you might worry as you drive into a neighborhood that the cabin isn't secluded, don't. The setting is such that it feels quite private, what with trees and fences on the property edges to create a lovely little space. There's a well-trod path along the river that you can follow (and which others do too, so expect to see a person or two occasionally walking past at the river's edge). The sound of the river is beautiful, and makes you feel nestled in the woods. The cabin itself is cozy, clean, and simple. We only used one of the bedrooms, but slept excellently so I assume both beds are comfy! The kitchen has the basics (a collection of pots and pans, plenty of nice dinnerware); the only things I missed having were a rubber spatula and my own (sharper) knives. But for a cabin weekend, you'll be fine. It's all easy to find and intuitively organized, something I appreciate when visiting an unfamiliar kitchen. After we'd made the reservation, I ended up spraining my ankle very badly (still in a walking boot or on crutches) so I wasn't able to take advantage of hikes in the area. However, my temporary disability really made me appreciate the fully accessible shower, complete with a fold-down bench. You've got the hot tub outside to soak in if you miss having a bath (and the hot tub's way better!). Overall, this is a great choice if you want to get into the woods but don't have the time to go far from Portland. It's also a great base for going farther east towards Mt. Hood and doing hiking and/or skiing, depending on the season. Perfect for a couple, or a couple of couples, you'll enjoy some low-key relaxation to the sound of the Sandy."Guest: Hannah L. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 13, 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.