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Observation Tower with Mt. Hood View

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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 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. You are in the tree tops, eye-to-eye with the ravens. It's everyone's favorite spot.

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.

Keywords: Cabin

More Details

Owner
Gary and Signe Lawrence
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
September 3, 2017

About Gary and Signe Lawrence

My 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 Galleries in Portland, Sheridan in the wine country and at Salishan Resort on the coast. We now have returned to live in Government Camp, so we are available to handle requests you may have.

Gary and Signe Lawrence purchased this cabin in 1986

Why Gary and Signe Lawrence chose Mt. Hood, The Gorge

The cabin is built 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 cabin 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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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Portland International
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Charlies, Ratskeller
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Welches
Nearest Train
55 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 26
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Huckleberry Inn
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Ski Bowl
Nearest Beach
110 Miles
Lincoln City
Car: necessary

Raven's Nest 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 minute walk away.

Amenities

Government Camp Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Other (See Description) - 1 queen , 2 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Double in observation tower
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
'The tower is everything' according to our children and grandchildren. Our cabin is located 0.2 mile from the town center in the alpine village of Government Camp. The village is surrounded by the Mt. Hood National Forest and Recreation Area. Discount lift tickets are available.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Observation Tower with Mt. Hood View
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 38 reviews
Cooperstown, NY
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Mt Hood Retreat

  • 4 of 5

Great house for our family of five adults with plenty of private space and comfortable beds Well equipped kitchen and cozy living room.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you as a guest. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to our beautiful mountain.
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5

Great design. Great views. Great access. Great time was had!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for spring break and loved it. Walking up the road into the forest a couple times a day in between skiing in the morning at Timberline and in the evening at Skibowl was our routine. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We're glad you enjoyed the cabin and the mountain as much as we and our family do. Welcome back anytime! Gary and Signe
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5

Greatest place ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

Pick this place. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boise, ID
5

Wonderful property and owners

  • 5 of 5

You will not be disappointed. Beautiful home in a beautiful area. Believe me, I am a very discerning consumer and the place is wonderful, fully furnished, with great owners.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Family Memorys

  • 5 of 5

We loved our 2 day stay at this cabin. My children made so many GOOD Memory's that they will have forever. This was the perfect family get a way. In walking distance to town. Love hearing the creek close by. We had just the perfect amount of snow. The cabin was maintained and had everything we needed. Thank you for letting us stay at your cabin.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming cabin right in the middle of everything!

  • 5 of 5

Signe,

I wanted you to know how much we enjoyed your Mt Hood cabin. We had a wonderful time & enjoyed all of the snow over Christmas. Your cabin was perfect for our family...plenty of room & perfectly located near all of the fun activities we enjoy. Thank you so much for making our Christmas a fun & memorable one!

MaryEllen

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee (per pet) $50
Tax Rate 7.0%

Maximum of 6 guests. Nightly rates apply to 4 guests. Each additional guest may stay for $25/night. 5 night Minimum stay December 18-January 3.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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