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Collins Lake Mt. Hood-Beautiful Townhome Near Timberline Lodge

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This Collins Lake Chalet townhome is located near Timberline Lodge, Ski Bowl and Mount Hood Meadows Ski Resort. This chalet is decorated for your comfort and enjoyment, you will be met with warm colors, leather sofa, comfortable beds and linens, hardwood floors, granite counter tops, well equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, free Wi-Fi, five televisions with cable and DVD players, surround sound and a gas grill on the deck. A new flat panel 'smart TV' was recently installed in the living room. All the comforts of a fine home.

The master bedroom and guest bedroom have queen size beds. The extra room has a bunk bed. All mattresses are new Simmons Beautyrest with a memoryfoam topper. The bunk beds are very comfortable for adults.

There is a heated 2-car garage for your convenience. Also, located in the garage is a washer-dryer, chairs, TV, DVD, stereo and CD player.

On the resort property you can spend time in the beautiful lodge by the wood burning fireplace surfing the Internet via free Wi-Fi, pool, hot tubs, walk along the nature trails or fish for native trout in the private lake. It is an easy walk to restaurants, shops, and grocery store.

Take a short drive to several lakes, waterfalls and excellent hiking trails. The Gorge, specifically, Hood River, is 45 minutes away if you want to windsurf. In the winter, a free shuttle will take you to Timberline Lodge, Ski Bowl and Mount Hood Meadows Ski Resort.

All well behaved dogs are welcome in this dog-friendly chalet. Pet stations are provided around the resort property. Please pick-up after your pet.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
January 2, 2017

About The Owner

Mt Hood is dear to my heart. I had a wonderful childhood growing up in Hood River, Oregon on the north side of the mountain. When not in school, friends and I were often at lakes and rivers, running through the orchards, traipsing through the snow, and skiing. Every December, my family and our Labrador Retriever, Lightning, made a day of exploring Mt Hood National Forest in search of our perfect Christmas tree (with USFS permit in hand).

After high school, I left Hood River Valley to go to the 'other' valley (Willamette Valley) to attend Oregon State University. After graduation, I settled down in the Portland area and am twenty years into a career in the health care sector.

Mt Hood continues to be a central part of my life as I treasure every opportunity to be there.

The Owner purchased this townhome in 2005

Why The Owner chose Mt. Hood, The Gorge

I was hiking one summer day, drove through Government Camp and saw phase 1 of Collins Lake Resort under construction. Construction was not a common sight on Mt Hood. There is very little private land on the mountain, it is mostly National Forest Service. Long story short, there was a waiting list to buy a chalet and it was well worth the wait to become part of the community.

Government Camp is the ideal location. Close to Portland (an hour from PDX) but seemingly a million miles away, Government Camp is a great place to spend a day or a week or more. I love to run up there for a weekend of hiking or kayaking. I've also been known to just take a good book and enjoy walking nearby on the property, grabbing breakfast at Huckleberry Inn and dinner at The Ratskeller. Whether looking for an active vacation outdoors or some quiet cozy time away, my chalet is the perfect getaway.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

Collins Lake Mt. Hood-Beautiful Townhome Near Timberline Lodge
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
Klamath Falls, Oregon

Collins Lake Condo

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location to Ski Bowl. Very comfortable and clean. Kitchen was well stocked with the necessities. The owner was very pleasant and helpful. My only recommendation would be to sleep in the bedroom away from the highway if noise bothers you. Loved the heated garage for the skis! I would recommend this property with no hesitation.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon

Enjoyed Working and Playing!

  • 5 of 5

Had a complex project to finish for work and needed a fresh environment to facilitate some creativity. Brought my best friend, Hummer, a Chocolate Lab. We managed to take 2 short hikes. It wasn't all work and no play. Good weekend. Good location. Discovered great pizza at Ice Ax Grill.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Cruz, CA

Charming, comfy, convenient & friendly

  • 5 of 5

We're repeat visitors to this particular chalet, which is nicely appointed and obviously personally cared for by the owner. Service was exceptionally courteous. It is conveniently located to all that Government Camp has to offer as well as the ski resorts, hiking trails, etc. Really appreciate the garage and the nice towels and all the other little luxuries that come with an owner-utilized property. We surely will return in 2013!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay!!! Very spacious, clean. We had a wonderful time and will be back! We were lucky to have full on sunshine skiing at Timberline-our 2 year old's 1st time out skiing! Thanks for sharing your lovely place!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Comfortable Clean - Like Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and myself have stayed in this chalet every winter the last 4 years. Our children and grand babies live in Portland, Oregon and they love spending time with us in Government Camp. Our kids are happy to come and go and we welcome the busyness of our family under one roof again! The kids enjoy time away from the city, skiing, snowmobile rides, and leaving us in charge of our grandchildren! The kitchen has 2 crockpots so we always have stew, chili or beans simmering during the day and have dinner at Timberline Lodge or walk to one of the restaurants in Government Camp. Everything is such a short distance away. The owner of this chalet is wonderful and has great knowledge of the area having been fortunate enough to grow up in Hood River/The Gorge area.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home for a Mt Hood vacation

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place to stay and enjoy Mt. Hood.

- Centrally located in Government Camp. Walk 1 block to the grocery, shops and brewpubs.

- Heated garage - Perfect if you'd like to leave your ski gear on the racks.

- 1 minute drive across the bridge to Ski Bowl, 5-10 minutes up to Timberline, or 15-20 minutes to Mt Hood Meadows.

- Full-size laundry

- Great kitchen

- The two primary bedrooms are perfect. The third bedroom with the bunk beds is narrow and does not have a window. The door opening is covered with just a curtain. It's great for kids and teenagers, but adults might feel like they've been sent to the cave. I have a feeling this is typical of the Collins Lakes Condos. They all share a narrow, row-house, three-level design. The third bedroom gets squeezed.

- The back patio is fully covered. It's a nice little space even in the winter.

- We didn't watch any TV, but if you like to relax with a movie, you might be disappointed by the small, old-school TV's. In the living room an upgrade to a moderate sized HD flat screen would be appreciated by many, I'm sure.

- The beds were comfortable and nicely appointed with ample blankets and comforters. The bathroom linens were nice. No cheap, thin towels here.

- We enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this unit.

- Communication with the owner was prompt and friendly. The sign-up process and the info guiding us to the unit were clear and easy to understand. No surprises.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Government Camp Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $10

Well behaved pets are $10.00 per night.

50% down to reserve dates. Balance due 30 days prior to stay. I prefer payment with a check but will process credit cards.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Government Camp Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The chalet has wireless internet, as well as, the beautiful rustic lodge, outdoor pool, hot tub, large spa tub, fire pit and sauna. You can fish for native trout without a fishing license in the private lake on the grounds.

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