In the evergreen-forest foothills of Mt. Hood, this expansive resort is popular year-round both with outdoorsy sorts and couples seeking romantic hideaways. Accommodations run from doubles to two-bedroom condos, and each of the sharp, contemporary rooms has a deck or patio overlooking the forest, courtyard, or fairway. Despite the resort's size, its wooded setting feels relaxing and secluded. You can play croquet on the only regulation court and lawn-bowling green in the
Northwest; or choose from plenty of nearby outdoor activities such as fly-fishing on the Salmon River, horseback riding, white-water rafting, and all snow-related sports. Treatments at the serene spa include specialty massages for golfers and skiers.