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Recent Mt. Hood, The Gorge reviews

  • Beautiful cabin

    "This cabin is more beautiful than even the pictures lead on. It's decorated beautifully, but the original charm is still completely intact -- everywhere you look there's something neat to check out. The fact that such a historic building also has a hot tub really sold it for us, too! Charm and modern amenities; the home was clean and had just about everything we could have needed (a kitchen wash cloth/sponge was missing, but we made do with an extra kitchen towel). Neighbors are pretty close -- we didn't notice much from them at all, though. Upstairs bedrooms are beautiful. When it rains at night you definitely hear it on the roof, which is somewhat nice as a background noise, but earplugs work good if you're not into that. Wish we could have taken advantage of one of the two fire pits out back, but the rain didn't let us do much. The back deck would be awesome in the summer or fall. Hopefully we'll find another excuse to make it back to this awesome place!"
    Guest: Erin B. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 21, 2014
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  • Great place to relax and escape the Portland heat

    "My husband, dog and I spent a relaxing week at Silver Cedars. I have "creaky" knees so we slept in the cozy "Yosemite" room downstairs and took advantage of the level trail along the river. We also enjoyed nearby Trillium anf Timothy lakes, although it was difficult to get an early start when breakfasting on the porch and drinking the fresh coffee that's provided. So fun to play house with the wraparound windows looking out on to green-ness."
    Guest: Karen Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 2, 2014
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  • Poor Magic

    "This is by far the most peaceful, magical place we have ever stayed. The setting is lovely, the Stuga is cozy and comfortable, there are too many touches of whimsey to name. And for us, the location was close to our home, but absolutely secluded and restful."
    Guest: Edward J. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 23, 2014
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  • Mr & Mrs G

    "We had a wonderful time at this cozy cabin! When we first got there we just kept saying "love it, love it!". We really like country decor and felt like we were living in a page of Country magazine. One of the first things we do when we go on vacation, whether we're camping in a tent or cabin, is get some fresh flowers for the table, so it was a wonderful surprise to have fresh flowers already there. We didn't use the barbecue, but made a fire in the big outdoor fireplace. It was great! Listening to the sound of the river right next to us as we sat outside was very relaxing. We also got a lot of hiking in. We hiked up Mt. Hood until the snow made us turn back. It was so beautiful! Soaked in the claw foot tub after the hike. Went to a nearby restaurant, the Rendevous, for lunch one day. Delicious! Stopped at Timberline lodge on the way home and had breakfast. It was a great way to end our vacation. We couldn't have had better weather. Everything was perfect!"
    Guest: Mark & Shelly Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 14, 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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