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Heart of village! Stone fireplace, knotty pine interior, a real cabin!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,280 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom 1.5 bath knotty pine cabin.

The Trails Out Lodge is located in the heart of the alpine village at the base of the Glade Trail (hence the name). It was constructed in 1936 for the Fred Van Dyke family, one of the first operators of Timberline Lodge. The cabin features a knotty pine interior and a majestic stone fireplace reminiscent of the stonework at Timberline Lodge.

Before making a "Request to Book" please send us your dates through the "Ask Owner a Question" button. Due to VRBO's rental rate software limitations we can sometimes offer a lower price than the rate page shows. In addition, many of the dates shown as blocked out are still available. They are blocked out because we cannot respond to "Request to Book" as quickly as VRBO requires.

The main level contains the living room / dining area, kitchen, utility room, a bedroom, a half-bathroom, and the main entry foyer. The upstairs contains two more bedrooms and a bathroom with shower. There have been multiple improvements throughout the years to make the cabin more comfortable, convenient, and safe without sacrificing the work done by the skilled craftsman of the 1930's.

The roads to the cabin and parking at the cabin are plowed during winter. There is parking for two cars on site with nearby public parking available for additional vehicles.

The cabin has plenty of yard area for children to play and just up the road at the dead end is a great winter play area with a hill ideal for inner-tubing. Access to the trails along the north side of Government Camp are accessed through this area and lead to a large network of hiking/cross country skiing/snowshoeing trails. Trails to south side of the village can be access by walking over the Multorpor bridge. These trails give easy access all the way to Trillium Lake and beyond.

Village shops and restaurants are only a two minute walk away, ideal for be able to leave the car at the cabin when doing culinary and retail exploring.

The cabin is stocked with board games and videos. The Govy General Store (200' away) rents DVD's and sells items to make your trip even more enjoyable.

While at the cabin don't forget to check out the Mt. Hood Museum and Cultural Center as well as the Arts Cabins.

If you are interested in an accurate quote, please contact us directly. Do not click on the yellow Instant Quote button at the right side of the screen because the information you receive could be incorrect as the software does not take into account length of stay or discounts for certain periods of the week. It may also give incorrect minimum stay requirements.

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More Details

Julie Skowhede
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Julie Skowhede

Welcome to the Trails Out Lodge. We offer a well maintained, clean, comfortable cabin high in the Northern Oregon Cascades village of Government Camp. Our family has owned cabins on Mt. Hood since 1916 and because of this we have spent years living, recreating and exploring in the area. We know Mt. Hood's history and what it currently has to offer.

The cabin was built in the 1930's and maintains the look and feel of that era. From the knotty pine interiors to the large stone chimney this is the type of cabin one might see in the background of an L.L. Bean or Eddie Bauer catalog. Throughout the years though, just the right amount of tasteful and sometimes hidden upgrades have been incorporated to make it warm, convenient and safe.

Our goal is to offer families the opportunities to make lasting treasured memories that can be kept and enjoyed for years to come. Our guests are amazed what a visit to our cabin will do for their soul. During the darkest grayest rainy days of winter we offer an escape to a winter wonderland of beautiful white fluffy snow.

We are a family owned operation and do all the visit arrangements, final cleaning, and maintenance ourselves. When you call us you will be talking to the owners of the cabins. We take great pride in our lodging and encourage you to contact us by telephone or e-mail with any questions you may have. If when you call we can't satisfy your desired reservation dates we will do our best to give you suggestions on who else to call.

We look forward to working with you.

Julie Skowhede purchased this cabin in 1996

Why Julie Skowhede chose Government Camp

When looking for property we knew we wanted to purchase a cabin that was located in Mt. Hood's alpine village. Government Camp is the closest village to the high alpine outdoor activities we enjoy doing. It also has a great little business district that meets all of our needs while staying at the cabin as I'm sure it will for our guests too.

The cabin is conveniently located in the heart of the Village. Walking to the shops, restaurants, or museum, is easy 2-3 minute walk. The cabin is also within a very short walking distance to winter play hills, recreation areas, and miles of backcounty hiking, cross county skiing and shoeing trails.

Located at nearly the 4000' elevation of Mt Hood the cabin is within one half mile of Ski Bowl East (Multorpor) with its winter and summer recreation. The cabin is also just minutes from year 'round skiing at Timberline Lodge and from Mt Hood Meadows ski resort.

What makes this cabin unique

When we first saw the interior of this cabin we knew it was what we had been looking for. Its knotty pine interior, large stone fireplace, handmade kitchen cabinets with custom vintage hardware, and the multi-paned windows make the cabin feel the way an alpine cabin should feel.


Government Camp Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1280 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Government issued I.D. and signed rental agreement must be submitted within 2 hours of booking acceptance.
  • VRBO guest profile and message to owner describing remainder of guests must be filed out prior to making booking request.
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main floor bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom upstairs - toilet , shower
  • 1.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Upstairs south - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Upstairs north - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Main floor - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Heart of village! Stone fireplace, knotty pine interior, a real cabin!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

cozy cabin in the snow

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with our extended family and loved the atmosphere—cozy and rustic. It’s a perfect location on Blossom if you are skiing the Glade down from Timberline. Town is two blocks away. Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The trails out lodge was as described - happy

  • 5 of 5

Listing and pictures were accurate. Cabin was clean/maintained and the kitchen had everything we needed. Beds were comfortable and the living room/dinning/wood stove space was nice for family gathering. Right in the heart of Gov Camp with food and stores. Short walk to snow shoeing or Ski Bowl East. Nice view of Mt Hood outside the cabin and nice view out the dining window of lighted night skiing slopes.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cabin in perfect Govy location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a cozy cabin for the weekend while Government Camp was getting its first good snowfall of the season. The Camp Creek Lodge didn't disappoint, it was perfect! Cozy, warm, clean and in a great location to walk to everything you needed in town.

The owner, Blane was very friendly and accommodating.

We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great accommodation- real mountain retreat feel

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovey cabin with an old-time feel but all the necessary modern amenities to make our weekend experience top notch. Location right in the heart of Government Camp made for easy walk to restaurants and grocery.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Classic Government Camp cabin

  • 4 of 5

Sweet little Government Camp cabin...knotty pine, stone fireplace, quilted beds! The owner gets 5 stars- they set you up for success and follow through with anything you need. House was very clean and well appointed. Great location- walking distance to everything you might need. We had a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy home in an ideal location

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous cabin with a fantastic location! We loved how easily it was to walk up the road to pick up the trail head to snowshoe all around the area. Plus it is near the market to pick up any forgotten items or grab a quick bite to eat when we arrived. The kitchen is one of the best stocked and the linens and towels are far above average of what I've seen in several rental homes we've used over the years. The house was spacious enough for 3 couples to read, converse and generally relax for the weekend. For these and other reasons, I would highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Inn at the Mountain
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Oregon Highway 26
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
150 Miles
Oregon Coast
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $250

Pay reg seasonal rate ($218 fall/spring $272 winter) for Mon and Tue nights and get Wed night free! Please call or email if your desired stay does not exactly conform to the dates listed in the Seasonal or Event rate listings. We have flexibility beyond what the listing software allows. All reservations are tentative until fees are paid and confirmation documents are received.

When paying by check first night rent and tax are required to hold reservation. Full payment due 30 days prior to arrival. When paying by credit card full amount is due at time of making reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.