The Columbia Gorge and Mt. Hood Area Hotels

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Timberline Lodge

At a Glance

    Pros

  • a thrill to stay on the mountain itself
  • great proximity to all snow activity
  • plush featherbeds
  • amazing architecture
  • fun dining places

    Cons

  • rooms are small
  • no air-conditioning
  • carloads of tourists

Timberline Lodge Review

The approach builds excitement, an unforgettable 6-mile ascent that circles Mt. Hood, then the Lodge materializes out of the mist and you momentarily forget about the snow-capped peak; no wonder Stanley Kubrick used shots of the exterior for The Shining. Complementing the size and majesty of Mt. Hood, the massive structure was erected using timber and rock from the forest and mountain: In 1936/7 more than 500 people toiled, forging metal for furniture and fixtures, sculpting old telephone poles into beams and banisters, weaving, and sawing. A 22-minute film, on the lower level, tells the story. You don't need to be a guest to appreciate Timberline—there are daily tours in summer. Enjoy the restaurants, snow sports, and hiking paths, or relax by the massive fireplace in the "headhouse."

    Hotel Details

  • 70 rooms, 60 with bath.
  • Rate includes some meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 03-22-2013

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