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Luxury Mountain House in Government Camp. Book for Holidays! Sleeps 6-8, Dog OK

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,620 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Bright Cabin, 3 +Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8) Mountain view, ski, hike, bike

This custom-built cedar cabin is four stories high and is located at the 4000 foot level of majestic Mt. Hood. The eastern exposure and large windows bathe the interior with bight, natural light. The tall vaulted ceiling adds to the spacious feeling. A spiral staircase leads to the tower. It's a favorite area for viewing the alpenglow on Mt. Hood, enjoying a glass of wine, planning the next day's activities, reading or taking a nap near the wood stove. You are in the tree tops, eye-to-eye with the ravens. It's everyone's favorite spot.

Spring, Summer and Fall you can hike and bike many trails and lakes in the area.

We hired Jerry Gomes as our builder, not only because of his excellent reputation, but also because he was in charge of the quality restoration projects at historic Timberline Lodge. His touch is evidenced by the custom Timberline front door with its handmade wrought iron hardware and rams head knocker. He hand-selected the blue pine used for the interior. Since the cabin was built it has been repeatedly updated and meticulously maintained.

On a warm day you can open the windows to allow the pine-scented alpine air to waft in. To take the chill away you can light a fire in the wood stove or simply turn up the thermostat for central forced air heat.

Summer or winter, outdoor activities, total relaxation, and lifelong memories are a certainty.

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More Details

Heidi Lawrence
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english,
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

About Heidi Lawrence

Signe Lawrence's father moved to Mt. Hood in the late 1930's. He owned and operated a ski shop in the winters and conducted horse pack trips around Mt. Hood in the summers. In 1948 he married my mother and, as they say, the rest is history. I grew up in Government Camp. I am fortunate to have met and married my soul mate (pictured) who loves the mountain as much as I do with all the year-round recreational opportunities it has to offer. Now our children and grandchildren look forward to their trips to the mountain to play, breathe the alpine air, and feel more relaxed than ever in the high altitude. Gary and I own the Lawrence Gallery Sheridan in the wine country. Our Daughter-in-Law, Heidi Lawrence now manages the property.

Heidi Lawrence purchased this house in 1986

Why Heidi Lawrence chose Government Camp

The cabin is built on land that has been in the family since the 1930's. I grew up in the shadows of Mt. Hood, learned to ski on the nearby slopes, and hike most of the trails on the mountain. It is a recreational wonderland. Those fortunate enough to experience this place develop memories to last a lifetime.

What makes this house unique

The cabin is a five minute walk from the Government Camp town center as well as the Mt. Hood National Forest Service boundary. By car or shuttle it is minutes away from Timberling Lodge and three major ski resorts. In the summer, it is a beautiful area for backpacking, day hiking, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking and any manner of outdoor activities. An action park with an alpine slide, go carts, bungee jumping and other activities is available for entertaining kids. Wild flowers abound throughout the summer depending on the altitude and wild huckleberries may be picked in the late summer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a wonderful time we had hiking, boating and swimming. We did a hike every day. We all really enjoyed our stay and hope to come back again.

Thank you.
Aug 2015
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Government Camp House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1620 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Non-Refundable Damage Deposit from VRBO ($59) required for all pet(s).
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Sleeps 6-8
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
'The tower is everything' according to our children and grandchildren. Our cabin is located 0.2 mile/10 minute walk from the town center in the alpine village of Government Camp. It is also a short drive to Historic Timberline Lodge. The village is surrounded by the Mt. Hood National Forest and Recreation Area. The Mt. Hood Wilderness boundary is 1/4 mi. up the hill.


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Luxury Mountain House in Government Camp. Book for Holidays! Sleeps 6-8, Dog OK
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Great location and hosts very responsive and even left a complimentery bottle of wine!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, Mary Kay. The drive to Govy is such a lovely drive from Portland. Only 1 hour and you are in the seclusion of the forest. Love that Oregon Pinot Noir :-) Please stay with us again soon! Heidi Lawrence Raven's Nest Government Camp Oregon
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Great time at Mt. Hood!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I had a great visit at Mt. Hood at Heidi's property. The property was a short walk to the restaurants and stores in Gov't Camp and very conveniently located for Mt. Hood activities. Enjoyed skiing on Labor Day! Raven's Nest had everything we needed to enjoy our visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review, Christopher! We love Summer skiing. Please come see us again, we will be up and running again in October after our remodel is finished.
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Great dog-friendly spot!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time staying at the house while being on Mt. Hood. It fit all 8 of us easily and we had no issues getting in or out. Very good location in relation to the Government Camp “strip” and Ski Bowl.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Patricia! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes, our location is walking distance or a close drive to everything. You can even ski, bike or hike from Timberline Lodge to our home! Best, Heidi Lawrence
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Great Location for a Wonderful Home!

  • 5 of 5

Raven's Nest was a wonderful home for our month long stay in Government Camp. My kids and I needed a home to rent for ski training. This home didn't disappoint - the location is central to everything we needed. Easy drive to Timberline, walking distance for afternoon ice cream and beautiful biking / hiking trails just a block up the street. The kitchen is fully stocked with all you need, we cooked many meals here during our stay. My kids loved the upper bedroom in the Raven's Nest. The washer / dryer was also a plus. The beds are comfortable and clean. The neighborhood, a mix of fellow renters and owners, is so quiet and friendly. Lastly, the owners of the home couldn't be nicer and were extremely responsive to my questions and emails. I'd highly recommend this home for your next weekend or extended stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words, Suzy! The location and walking distance to restaurants and a few minutes drive to skiing is so convenient! We hope to see you for next years' ski camps! Heidi at Raven's Nest Government Camp, Oregon
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Lovely cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this cabin!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Stephanie! Heidi @ Raven's Nest
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Wow! Gorgeous cabin!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place! This cabin is sooo cozy - really comfortably furnished and very interesting photos of Timberline from days gone by. The fireplace adds so much ambiance - it was so nice to sit in front of the fire and still see the snow outside. The kitchen is really nicely supplied with all the cookware and utensils you might need, which made preparing dinner a breeze. The cabin is located just a very short walk from downtown Govy, so very convenient to the store, restaurants, and outdoor recreational rentals. Ski Bowl is right there, and it's not far from Timberline and Meadows,

Those are all great things, but the appeal of this cabin is that it's very inviting, and offers a wonderful combination of relaxation and celebration. It's just a beautiful place to return to after fantastic adventures in the snow! And there are so many amazing hiking opportunities nearby - I will definitely return this summer as well! I highly recommend this one!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carol, OMG! Such a lovely review! Stay again soon. Heidi @ Raven's Nest
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Portland International
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Charlie's, Ratskeller, Mt. Hood Brewery
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Welches, Oregon
Nearest Train
55 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 26
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Huckleberry Inn Charlie's, Mt. Hood Brewery
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Ski Bowl, Timberline, Meadows
Nearest Beach
110 Miles
Lincoln City
Car: necessary

Raven's Nest in the town of Government Camp, Oregon is on the historic Blossom Trail ski network, 3 miles from Timberline Lodge. It is wtihin 1 mile of Ski Bowl, the nation's largest night skiing area, and 10 miles west of Mt. Hood Meadows ski area. The alpine village of Government Camp is about a 5-10 minute walk away.

Hiking, Biking, Mountain Climbing and Kayaking are most popular in Spring, Summer and Fall.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Insurance $59

2 Night minimum

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.