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Memorable riverfront lodge with stone patio, luxe outdoor dining, & fireplace.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, Sleeps 4

Enjoy a five-star luxury stay in a house without any neighbors in this secluded Mt. Hood vacation rental.

Located just outside Zigzag on 24 acres of private, protected wilderness, this charming cabin in the woods offers guests a true escape from it all, with a magical feel everywhere you turn. As soon as you park your car and proceed across the custom, steel bridge, you'll feel the quiet settle in. A short trail takes you past a whimsical swing set and to the front door of this beautiful home. If you glance to your left, you may notice a beautiful chandelier hanging from old growth trees.

After crossing the river rock patio, you enter into the great room - a room of simple, yet vibrant decor and enormous space from the cathedral-style ceilings and sustainably-harvested wood floors. Warm up by the fireplace and enjoy views of the forest and a good book. This forested home is a great place to unplug, so enjoy a break from your cell phone and WiFi.

For the chefs among you, gourmet meals are an every night possibility with the expansive kitchen stocked full of updated appliances and fun gadgets. Dine outside or in - no matter where you eat, you'll have amazing views.

This is a two-bedroom, one-bathroom home, comfortable for four people to share. The bathroom features a walk-in shower with French doors and a river rock floor, adding a sense of luxury to daily task. The downstairs bedroom has a comfortable queen sleigh bed.

The entire upstairs is the master bedroom. Ample natural light and more astounding views make the guests of this room feel like royalty. Snuggle into a Gustavian-style queen bed, with an additional twin day bed for an additional guest. Draw a bath in the antique claw tooth bathtub and feel yourself relax deeply.

Whether you head out with a basket to collect huckleberries and chantrelle mushrooms, hit the slopes at Timberline 22 miles away, or hike around the Government Camp area, this stunning, peaceful Mt. Hood getaway will welcome you back with warmth and wonder.

*Important information: Those with limited mobility, please take note. The trail from the parking area to the home is roughly 150 feet in length and crosses a grated steel pedestrian bridge. Appropriate footwear is required, especially in winter, as this trail is not shoveled. The driveway is plowed only when the snow depth exceeds eight inches, and a vehicle with AWD, chains, and appropriate ground clearance may be required. Bring your own flashlight to get in after dark. It is a dirt trail to the rock stairs.

More Details

Vacasa, OR - Mt Hood / Hood River Office
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About Vacasa, OR - Mt Hood / Hood River Office

Thanks for considering a Vacasa home! We provide full-service management for privately owned vacation homes, and like to think that we offer our guests the best of both worlds: the unique experience of staying in a one-of-a-kind vacation home, with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the home you book for your special vacation is cared for by professional housekeepers and property managers.



Vacasa began in 2009, simply because our founder and CEO Eric wanted to find a better way to share his wife’s family’s summer home in Long Beach, Washington with guests as a vacation rental. Eric and his early team worked to build Vacasa on the premise that local employees can do what they love most (taking care of guests, homeowners, and properties), while the hands-off tasks of vacation rental management—things like marketing, filing taxes, and maintaining a website—could be handled by a specialized central support team.



Our passion is connecting travelers with the unique experience of staying in a vacation home, and we would be honored to be your host. Please contact us with any questions about this home—our team is standing by!


Rhododendron House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • skiing


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Memorable riverfront lodge with stone patio, luxe outdoor dining, & fireplace.
average rating of 4.627451 based on 102 reviews

Pretty sweet

  • 4 of 5

This place is something out of a book. It's super cool and such a private location. The only thing is the bed upstairs is literally a sack of potatoes, I woke up every morning and my back was killing. That's the only complaint, it was a very cool and clean house!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Salem, Oregon

Remote, lovely and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Note to owner. Key for lock on road chain doesn't fit. We pulled the chain up and put the lock on it but could not close the padlock. General message. Remote, lovely, and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It is a very magical place. Lots to see and loved being away from the world. Lots of relaxation.

  • 4 of 5

The stuga is a lovely, magical place, with a lot of little details. The only thing I wish there was, is a small fire pit on the patio, so roasting marshmellows at night was not to far. Loved all the magic I found in the woods. (I took so many photos). The soaking tub was not working. But it was a little hot to use anyway. 103 degrees. So climbed the rocks going up the creek to stay cool. It would be nice to know a little more history about the stuga. Year built and stuff. A very relaxing part of the woods. I was inspired to do some drawing and lots of reading. I would highly recommend this wonderful place. Thank you for sharing the magic.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magic in the forest.

  • 5 of 5

Very magical place the more you look the more you find. (I won't give it away). So relaxing. Made yummy food, lots of art, reading photography and catching up with a life long friend. It was clean and almost anything you needed to do your cooking with (pots and pans and cooking utensils). It was very clean. And no service, that was wonderful to unplug. Played lots of music. Lots of space to have time to yourself and together time. Thanks for shaing the magic.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Off The Beaten Path

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our week long stay in the quirky cabin in the woods. It was quiet, relaxing and located close enough to all the activities in the Columbia River Gorge & Mt Hood area. The wild shamrocks growing in the fairy garden added to its charm.

Just a few suggestions to the owner(s):

1. Please consider putting screens on some of the windows. (None of the windows have screens and who is going to open windows in the middle of the woods to let in the bugs & critters.) It was warm during our stay & it would have been nice to open a few windows to let in fresh air and a cross breeze, especially since there is a strong musty smell in the house particularly in the bathroom. Thank you for providing 2 fans, which made sleeping comfortable. Also some sort of roller shades/blinds on the upstairs bedroom windows would be nice since the drapes do not completely cover the windows and the morning light awakens anyone up there at the crack of dawn. (I’m a light sleeper so perhaps this would not bother some people.)

2. Consider giving the entire house a good thorough deep cleaning. Your cleaning service only does the basics and there are dead bugs & dust on the window sills, dust under the beds, and all the throw rugs need a good deep cleaning. Some rugs are pretty filthy and perhaps should be replaced. Also all the antiques and Swedish decorative items located around the home have become very dusty, cobweb covered and give the place a creepy feel. All need a good cleaning.

3. The patio set out on the deck is in need of some major care or replacement. The table and seat cushions are covered with mildew, dirt, cobwebs and the chairs are extremely rusty to the point that none of us would even try to sit on them. A shame since it would have been fun to eat outside by the grill and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings. We did use the grill to prepare some tasty meals.

4. Loved the high-end Viking stove, but the wood counter top around the sink has become warped, chipped, and stained. Perhaps consider putting in some sort of solid surface and splurge for a decent Kohler kitchen sink, especially since there is no dishwasher. A solid surface countertop would be way easier to keep cleaned and maintained over time.

All in all it was an interesting & fun experience to stay in your Stuga. It was nice to get away from the cell phones & WiFi for a week and we enjoyed playing cards in the evenings. The surrounding area is truly beautiful and there are so many great hikes, river rafting adventures, and orchards to visit (we recommend the Fruit Loop Tour) to keep a family busy!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
Owner's Response: We are working with the owner on these issues. This home is very dear to us and we would like it to continue to be a place the couples and people looking to get away from the hustle and bustle can come to enjoy.
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Great Experience! You'll want to stay longer than you plan....

  • 5 of 5

I'll start by saying I stayed at the Swedish Stuga for two nights and wish I was able to stay for a full week. The charm and the distinctiveness of this cabin is a real experience. From the quirky decor and accoutrements of the house and surrounding the creek within feet of the cabin...the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere when you're really's an experience that is hard to put into words but one that you will be sad at its end. Another review talked about being off-the-grid, and there was a peace of mind that I found at the Stuga that I was surprised by and I wasn't ready for it to end. Also, the local Vacasa representative was super quick and helpful when I had questions.

And the price! For what you are getting, the price is unbeatable.

A tip for future'll want to stay longer than two nights. Four would have been ideal---you almost need a little time to unwind before really enjoying the whole off-the-grid thing and ambience. Also, consider stopping for groceries at a Safeway on the way, as the local grocery is limited and a little pricey.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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