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Romantic Steiner Log Cabin at Mt Hood, Oregon's playground for skiing & hiking

Mount Hood Village, OR, USA
  • Cabin1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)

Dancing Bear Log Cabin is a beautifully preserved example of the Steiner Log Cabins that are unique to the Mt Hood Area in Oregon, and a highly valued piece of its history. Steiner is well known for having also worked on the construction of Timberline Lodge. This vintage, three bedroom, one bath cabin is located on historic Barlow Trail nestled next to Hackett Creek. Let the creek lull you to sleep as it babbles under your window-- backing to a canopy of old growth fir trees and whispy alders. Cross the creek on a wooden bridge to your own private picnic area where you can toast marshmellows by the outdoor firepit or play a friendly game of horseshoes at the horseshoe pit. The back deck overlooks Hackett Creek and the woods and there is a private creekside hot tub. The authenticity of this home has been carefully maintained, and the furnishings artfully capture the period in keeping with the spirit of the 1930's era. The master bedroom has a queen log bed with luxurious Pendleton Woolen Mills bedding, rustic light fixtures and furnishings. The guest bedroom offers a double bed. On the main level you'll find a third bedroom with a day bed/trundle and a second TV/VCR. Two futon sofas in the living room provide extra sleeping space. The massive stone fireplace provides warmth and a feel for what our beautiful Mt. Hood area must have been like back in the day. Romance, charm and a warm fire await you at this lovely home. This is a great place to experience Mt Hood from an historical perspective. Sleeps up to 6 adults in beds, with living room futon for additional sleeping space.

Keywords: log, cabin, Mt Hood, ski, cozy, view, creekside, hot tub, historic, lakes, trails, biking, charming, fireplace, trees, private, Steiner

Property Manager

Jeanne Paul

Member Since 2011
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 07, 2018
About Jeanne Paul

We live in the Portland area and have vacationed at the cabin for over 12 years with our sons…skiing, hiking and taking in all that the Mt Hood national forest has to offer. There is no better place to enjoy everything that Oregon has to offer.

Jeanne Paul purchased this Cabin in 1999

Why Jeanne Paul chose Mount Hood Village

We've enjoyed Mt Hood for over 45 years--especially the year round skiing at Timberline Lodge where they have one of the nations only glaciers offering summer skiing (and they host the US Ski Team). My parents honeymooned at Timberline Lodge in the 1950's. In the summer months we boat and swim in one of the many mountain lakes (our favorite is Trillium Lake) and we frequent the miles and miles of hiking trails--a family favorite being the Mirror Lake Hike. Pack a lunch and eat along the lake or continue up to Tom, Dick and Harry ridge for amazing views of the cascade range. The kids enjoy the Wildwood Park Trail with interactive displays beaver dam and underwater view of the river. Our cabin feels like it's remote, but it's only an hour from Portland, 10 minutes from charming Sandy Oregon, and 20 minutes to some of the best skiing Oregon has to offer.

What makes this Cabin unique

After a good hike we love to relax on our deck by the babbling Hacket creek, fire up the barbeque and then enjoy a game of horseshoes on the deck. Our ritual includes at least one dinner at Burro Loco for a little Mexican food, and a breakfast at the Barlow Trail Inn. For special occasions we treat ourselves to a meal at Rondezvous --they never disappoint. Or if we're up at Timberline lodge for a historic tour and hike we make it a point to enjoy the world-class brunch (YUM).


    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, trundle bed on main level
      • Convertible bed
        1 sleep sofa /futon, Futon in the living room for added sleeping space
      • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin Trundle Bed on the main level. In addition there is a full size futon in the living room


      • 1 Bathroom
        • located on the main level, includes claw foot tub and shower.

        Location Type

          • Water View
            gaze up Hacket Creek while sipping coffee from the eating nook.
          • Waterfront
            nestled along Hacket Creek


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Mobile Phone
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                      • Fireplace
                      • Parking
                        Please do not move or remove the boulders in the front yard. They protect the septic system from damage.
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Telephone
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wood Fireplace


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            serving and cooking utencils provided, along with basic spices and coffee.
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                            Double oven and four burner stove
                          • Pantry Items
                            basic spices are provided.
                          • Refrigerator
                            2- one mini in kitchen and one full size in utility area.
                          • Stove
                            4 burner electric
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                the table can seat up to 6 people easily. We also have 2 outdoor eating tables...one on the deck and one by the fire pit.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                      • Golf
                                        Resort at the Mountain Golf course is 4 miles away
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Multiple lakes in the area. Our favorite for Kayaking is Trillium Lake.
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        Gas grill
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        Choose from several ski resorts: Mt. Hood Meadows, Timberline (year round ski), Ski Bowl, Multipor.


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • limited accessibility

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Hot Tub
                                                6 person tub


                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • museums
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • horseshoes
                                                      • miniature golf
                                                      • boating
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • sledding
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • groceries

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • parasailing
                                                              • cross country skiing
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snowboarding
                                                              • snowmobiling
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis
                                                              • whitewater rafting
                                                              • wind-surfing


                                                                  • You'll forget that civilization is nearby in this lovely wooded setting by a babbling brook, but restaurants, skiing, hiking, boating, and an alpine slide are all within 4-15 miles of this cozy cabin.

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    61 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Perfect cozy cabin!

                                                                    Emily P.

                                                                    Our family enjoyed spending time at the cabin. Short drive up to Gov Camp for snow play and Timberline for brunch. Our family of five fit nicely, the kids loved the decor (so many bears!) and the dining table was great surrounded by windows in a nook.

                                                                    A very special place no one should miss :)

                                                                    Holly G.

                                                                    We spent our honeymoon at Dancing Bear Cabin. This cabin and the setting was exactly what we were looking for. Rustic, cozy, chill, wooded, with a fireplace and hot tub and close to Mt. Hood. On top of that, it is a historical cabin built by John Steiner in 1938. Steiner was a master craftsman that built several cabins in the area and he helped build Timberline Lodge. This man was incredible and very skilled and you get to see it first hand staying here.

                                                                    The cabin is stunning and has been taken very good care of. The decor is so clever and fun (hint: bears). There's a lot to do on the property with the deck and bridge out back settled over Hackett Creek, and a natural, wooded area across the bridge to have a bonfire, explore or throw some horseshoes. A well kept hot tub, grill and shed with firewood in the side yard. The inside amenities were perfect as well. The rooms were so cute and had very comfortable beds. We were amazed at how complete the kitchen was and had everything you need to cook. I cannot say enough about this little piece of rustic heaven. The owner Jeanne is so kind and very helpful with any questions or suggestions for what to do in the area. We will definitely be making several trips to Dancing Bear Cabin. We're smitten :)

                                                                    Tip: Take the tour inside at Timberline Lodge. It was so interesting and made our stay so much more special. Lotta history to preserve! Enjoy :)

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    We are so very delighted that you were able to begin your married lives with a visit to Dancing Bear Cabin! Thank you so very much for the kind words --you are forever welcome back!

                                                                    Classic, Historic Steiner Cabin.

                                                                    Jon P.

                                                                    If you want a taste of Mt. Hood history then Dancing Bear Cabin is perfect. This was so original throughout the entire cabin. Loved the history of the Steiner cabin, and the Steiner legacy on Mt. Hood. The decor was so perfect for this classic NW period authentic experience. We all really enjoyed the sound of the rushing creek, and a star filled night in the hot tube. A great way to stay and enjoy the Mt. Hood area.

                                                                    very cozy, charming and clean

                                                                    Ron R.Portland, OR

                                                                    Enjoyed making meals in the well stocked kitchen!


                                                                    Anna G.

                                                                    This is a quintessential cabin, like you are stepping into a story book. Our 3 year old especially loved all of the bear decor all over the house. The hosts have thought of all the details a guest might need, from towels for the hot-tub to a well-equipped kitchen. My only tip for future guests would be to put your GPS on to find it. It's on a main road, but it's easy to drive past the driveway in the dark.

                                                                    Super adorable cabin...clean and comfortable and ever so cozy. Perfect for our Family getaway.

                                                                    Cheryl G.

                                                                    We enjoyed our stay immensely. Everything was very welcoming and decorated with dozens of cute bears. My grandchildren loved playing in the fresh blanket of snow mother nature provided. Beautiful weekend!


                                                                    Mount Hood Village, OR, USA

                                                                    Not only is America's playground at your doorstep with the Mt Hood Wilderness and ski resorts, and the Alpine slide, but you're also a 45 minutes to the Hood River gorge which offers world class Windsurfing. Enjoy year round skiing at Timberline where you can ski into the historical Timberline Lodge and enjoy a world-class meal with a three-peak view of the valley and Cascade Range. Or enjoy 18 holes at the Resort at the Mountain, and stop for a dinner experience at the Rondezvous Restaurant where you'll be tantalized by delicious concoctions. For more casual fare we like the Burro Loco for a margarita and Mexican food.

                                                                    Rates & Availability

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                                                                    rates are based on double occupancy and step up $20 per couple based on the number of people staying. Max recommended is 8 persons.

                                                                    61 Reviews
                                                                    Wonderful 4.8/5
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