Destination guide

Adventure and charm at Government Camp vacation home rentals

Perched on the shoulder of Oregon’s majestic, snow-capped Mount Hood, Government Camp was established as a settlement in the 19th century, and retains to this day an enchanting old-world vibe. You'll find a host of Government Camp vacation rentals in the gently bustling downtown area, surrounded by timber frame buildings, chic boutiques, and cozy restaurants serving up hearty American and European comfort food. The town’s mountainside location makes it the perfect spot for a thrill-packed winter sports break, with numerous popular ski resorts within easy reach. If you're visiting in summer, head to nearby Trillium Lake for leisurely days of swimming and sunbathing, and jaw-dropping views of the mountain.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near vacation rentals in Government Camp

For a fascinating primer on local history and culture, head to the Mount Hood Cultural Center and Museum. Here, you can learn all about the early exploration and settlement of the region, as well as its natural history and evolution as a skiing destination. In the sunny summer months, the Mount Hood Adventure Park is a hub of high-octane activity, where you can hurtle down an Alpine Slide, scramble up a challenging rock wall, or throw yourself off a vertigo-inducing bungee tower. If you fancy something a little more relaxing, you could embark on a tour of local wineries, sipping crisp whites and full-bodied reds in spectacular surroundings.


Activities near Government Camp vacation homes

Vacationers flock to Government Camp each winter for world-class skiing and snowboarding. There’s an array of scenic, powder-covered pistes suitable for all ages and experience levels, from gentle beginner slopes to challenging black runs. You can also try your hand at novel activities like snow tubing and snowmobiling. After a day on the slopes, take a breather in your Government Camp vacation rental, before hitting up a cozy bar for a spot of apres-ski. In summer, the breathtaking Mount Hood region becomes a haven for lovers of outdoor pursuits like hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and zip lining.


Climate for your stay in Government Camp vacation homes

Being a major winter sports destination, it won't surprise you to learn that Government Camp receives huge snowfall from November to April each year. Temperatures are, of course, suitably chilly throughout winter, but you're likely to experience plenty of clear blue skies during your stay. Summers, by contrast, are mild and dry, with long days and an abundance of sunshine. The climate at this time of year is ideal for a brisk hike through a lush mountainside forest.

Natural features

Shimmering lakes and enchanting forests

Within easy reach of your Government Camp vacation rental lies a diverse world of natural spectacle. If you’re here in summer, the dense, green Mount Hood National Forest simply begs to be explored. Beautifully maintained hiking trails will lead you to enchanting sights like the thundering Little Zigzag Falls. The forest is also home to all manner of animals, from playful North American beavers to majestic black bears. For unbeatable views of Mount Hood in all its imposing glory, head down to the crystal-clear Trillium Lake, named after the delicate, 3-petaled Trillium flowers you’ll find in abundance in the region.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Government Camp

Fly into Portland International Airport (PDX), the closest airport, located 44.9 mi (72.3 km) from the city center.

Family friendly

Family fun near Government Camp vacation homes

Kids will love the outdoor activities in Government Camp. Vacation rentals put you within reach of family-friendly places like White River West Sno-Park, a bustling snow play area with an array of winter activities, and Little Crater Lake, a spring-fed lake in the national forest with opportunities for biking, hiking, swimming, boating, and other activities. Kids will also like Trillium Sno Park, a winter sports park with opportunities for sledding, tubing, and other fun activities.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Government Camp vacation homes

Government Camp is a haven for outdoorsy couples. Vacation homes are available near places like Trillium Lake, a scenic lake with mountain and forest backdrops and areas for Nordic skiing, camping, and hiking, and Mirror Lake, a high-altitude lake with a mountain and national forest nearby. There’s also Tom Dick and Harry Mountain, a triple-peaked volcanic mountain with hiking trails through a diverse landscape.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Government Camp?

Whatever you're looking for in a getaway, you'll find a rental property in or around Government Camp that's right up your alley. Take a peek at these favorites:

  • Make the most of handy amenities like a firepit and a toaster at "Carefully Restored Wilsonville Farmhouse Next To Parks And Trails". Situated around 50 miles from Government Camp, this vacation rental has 3 bedrooms and is a hit with guests.
  • Another great choice is "Sandy River Cabin Retreat", which is around 10 miles from Government Camp. With 3 bedrooms, a dryer and a garden, it has everything you need to keep you comfortable and happy.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Government Camp vacation rental for you.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Government Camp?

Whether you want to spend your getaway adventuring outdoors or relaxing with your crew, Vrbo has wonderful log cabins where you can do both. Check out these properties in and around Government Camp:

  • "Log Cabin, Private, Hottub, Sauna": This fabulous cabin is an ideal base if you love playing outdoors. Golf and snowmobiling are some activities you can do in the area when you're not unwinding in your cozy cabin.
  • "Bear Den Log Cabin - Classic Family Mountain Retreat": After a big day of trying out some popular local pastimes, such as skiing and cross-country skiing, head back home to this cozy getaway.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Government Camp?

Get far away from the busyness of everyday life at one of our weekend getaways in or near Government Camp. Whether you want to catch up with pals or spend treasured time with your partner, we'll have something to suit your needs. These top-rated options are hard to beat:

  • "Luxurious And Spacious Mountain Chalet" is around 0.1 miles south of Government Camp and the perfect place to relax and unwind. You'll appreciate the amenities here, including heating and WiFi.
  • Otherwise, make new memories with your crew at "Log Cabin, Private, Hottub, Sauna", which is around 18 miles to the west of Government Camp. Take advantage of a free nearby fitness center, a microwave oven and more here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Government Camp?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish choice, ideally suited for traveling couples or solo stays. Spend your days exploring your new surroundings and your nights relaxing in your comfy hideaway. The following options in or near Government Camp are guaranteed to please:

  • Get away on your own or take a buddy along to "Riverwood Hideaway - Romantic, Secluded Riverfront Cabin". You'll have plenty of amenities to make your stay comfortable, including a water view and a TV.
  • "Find Peace And Tranquility At This Riverfront Steiner Cabin In The Forest" is another top stay, offering all you need for the perfect Government Camp vacation. Useful amenities here include a barbecue grill and games.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Government Camp?

From modern apartments to large vacation rentals, Vrbo has your quick break sorted. Here are just two of our popular picks in and around Government Camp:

  • Within close reach of central Government Camp, "Log Cabin, Private, Hottub, Sauna" rolls out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not enjoying your cozy digs, get out and explore all the fun stuff around you.
  • Another awesome option is "Restored Romantic Streamside Cabin". Gather your favorite people and enjoy a comfortable stay near the heart of Government Camp.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Government Camp?

Whether spent in a log cabin or a beach house, a romantic weekend getaway is an excellent way to spice up your relationship. Whisk your honey away for a couple of leisurely days at one of these popular escapes in or near Government Camp:

  • Located around 10 miles from Government Camp, "Sandy River Cabin Retreat" is the ideal place for doting couples. A fireplace and a balcony are some of the many amenities you'll find here.
  • "Classic 1925 Salmon Riverfront Cabin" is another terrific option that's sure to impress. It's around 11 miles from Government Camp and comes with a fireplace and beauty services.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Government Camp?

Vacation with others and have twice as much fun. Whether you're organizing an active escape with your best friends or an overdue family reunion, there's no shortage of large group vacation rentals in and around Government Camp:

  • Offering space, comfort and privacy, you'll get everyone's stamp of approval at "Luxurious And Spacious Mountain Chalet". Up to 13 people can stay at this retreat which has 5 bedrooms, a firepit and ski-in/ski-out facilities. This top pick is around 0.1 miles to the south of Government Camp.
  • "Cabin - Million Dollar Sandy River View On Beautiful Mt. Hood" is another option that'll fit the whole crew. It's around 12 miles to the west of Government Camp, has 5 bedrooms and sleeps as many as 14 guests. A nearby waterfront and a water view are among the things designed to make your group vacation more comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Government Camp?

A pool is often a necessity when choosing where to stay, especially if you're traveling with kids who are full of beans. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Government Camp and spend your days splashing around:

  • Treat your loved ones to a memorable stay at "Sandy River Ski House, Pets Welcome". There's plenty to love about this escape besides its pool, such as childrens activities and a kitchen island.
  • "Gov't Camp Meldrum House" is the kind of place you go to leave it all behind and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its glorious pool. A TV and towels are also on hand to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

Government Camp has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures hovering between 45 ºF and 75 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summer to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Government Camp vacation rental and plan your escape for whenever you like.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Government Camp?

No matter if your idea of the perfect escape is out in the countryside or by the beach, you'll have a lot more fun if you share it with loved ones. Look up these large family vacation rentals in or near Government Camp and bring along the whole crew:

  • Sleeping as many as 11 guests in 3 bedrooms, "Sandy River Cabin Retreat" is the perfect place to vacation with the family. This top-rated retreat is 10 miles to the west of Government Camp and has amenities such as a dishwasher and a kitchen.
  • Another popular choice is "Classic 1925 Salmon Riverfront Cabin". This large rental is 11 miles west of Government Camp and comes with a kitchen island, a travel crib and more. With 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 10 people, there's no need to leave anyone off your invitation list.

If you're eager to do some sightseeing, there are lots of family-friendly attractions nearby to add to your to-do list. Jonsrud Viewpoint, International Reptile Rescue and Clackamas County Event Center are good places to start.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Government Camp?

Cozy up with your kiddos in a family cabin rental in or near Government Camp and get set to build some wonderful new memories together. Here are some of our favorites:

  • "Log Cabin, Private, Hottub, Sauna" - This sought-after retreat offers towels and coffee and tea making facilities and is located approximately 18 miles to the west of the center of Government Camp.
  • "Restored Romantic Streamside Cabin" - This property is also perfect for a family getaway and is around 9 miles northwest of Government Camp. Offering a toaster, books and more, it'll get everyone's nod of approval.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Government Camp vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.