Discover a selection of 169 vacation rentals in Zigzag, Mount Hood that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and fireplaces. Prices start at $82 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Zigzag. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Zigzag and the great outdoors

Zigzag beckons travelers to come explore a world of natural wonders, where nearby mountains invite long hikes through the forests, and miles of rivers mean plentiful rafting and boating opportunities. The community is backed by Mount Hood National Forest, so outdoor adventures are easy to come by, from sledding and snowshoeing in winter to summer fishing trips and horseback trail riding, and a Zigzag vacation rental puts you right next to it all. Whether you prefer a mountain chalet tucked into the woods, or a cozy cabin with easy river access, there's something here to fit your vacation style.

Things to do

History lessons in Zigzag

While it can be tempting to spend all day on the waters and nearby mountain trails, be sure to pop by the Zigzag Ranger Station to take a peek at the historic buildings located there. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the station has several structures dating back to the early 1900s, as well a garden of rhododendrons started in the 1950s. Continuing your step back in time, a couple of miles down the highway you'll find a historic marker at the final toll point of a wagon road that was once part of the Oregon Trail.


Out on the lakes at Zigzag

Since the parklands around Zigzag hold more than 150 lakes and 14 designated National Wild and Scenic Rivers, there are many ways to enjoy the waters surrounding the community. Warm afternoons are perfect for packing a picnic lunch and venturing out on kayak excursions around sparkling lakes surrounded by forested shorelines, while hot summer days call for splashing around with the kids at nearby swimming spots to test out the cool mountain waters. Fishing is a popular endeavor here, too, with plentiful opportunities to drop a line along quiet streams, vast rivers and lakes high up in the hills.


Year-round adventures in Zigzag

With a surrounding outdoor wonderland that changes from season to season, Zigzag is a year-round destination. In summer, when average highs hit the upper 70s, visitors take to the waters to boat around hundreds of lakes and rivers and to the trails to traverse forests in search of woodland creatures. Winter paints nearby Mount Hood in white, providing opportunities for tubing down snow-covered hills and snowshoeing through the woods. No matter which season you choose to visit, look for a Zigzag vacation rental that includes a private hot tub to spend cool evenings soaking up the atmosphere under the stars.

Natural features

Looking for birds at Zigzag

With Mount Hood National Forest for a neighbor, Zigzag is a great launching point for wildlife viewing. Hiking along the wooded trails here, you might spot mountain beavers, mule deer, red foxes and gophers. Have your binoculars ready to zoom in on some of the birds you might encounter. The park is part of the Oregon Cascades Birding Trail, so little warblers and chickadees can often be seen here. After long days of adventuring in the park and photographing cute critters, it's just a convenient hop back to your Zigzag vacation rental to rest up for the next day's activities.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Zigzag

Fly into Portland, OR (PDX-Portland Intl.), the closest airport, located 35.5 mi (57.2 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Zigzag, Mount Hood?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 169 vacation rentals around Zigzag. From 143 house rentals to 81 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent Houses in Zigzag?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 143 Houses in Zigzag. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Zigzag include:

  • Cottages: 81 rentals available
  • Cabins: 81 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 81 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Lodges and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Zigzag?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 38 vacation rentals with pool available in Zigzag. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.