The Timberline Lodge was built in the late 1930s and is National Historic Landmark sitting at nearly 6000 feet above sea level. The rustic ski lodge is noted as being the hotel that Steven King's “The Shining” was filmed. In reality, it was only the exterior of the hotel that was used mostly in the film's winding road introduction scenes. Though it fell into disrepair in the 1950s it was later renovated and now is not only full fledged ski lodge once again but one of the area's biggest attractions, drawing a million people a year.
Unique Quality: Rooms are modern with a mountain hut ski lodge feel. Rates are very seasonal so best to check their website for any current deals that can included lift tickets if in winter ski season. We did not stay here but I would make sure to get a room with private bath. I don't think I would have the nerve to go into the long hallway at night for fear of running into the twins asking if Danny can come out to play. Redrum indeed.
Directions: OR-35 South to US 26W (toward Portland) Turn right on Timberline access road; follow the road to Timberline (6 miles). Road dead-ends in the Timberline parking lot.
247 State Rd 172, Mount Hood
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Address: 247 State Rd 172, Mount Hood, OR, 97028, USA