Lovely Anniversary Stay
My wife and I stayed at the Timberline Lodge for our two-year anniversary and had a very nice stay. It was in September and the weather was warm, so the ski area was closed, so we hiked around in Mount Hood National Forest looking for waterfalls. The staff at the hotel were very friendly and helpful. I had notified them via email before arriving that it was our anniversary, and the front desk wished us a happy anniversary, upgraded us to a fireplace room, and gave us a bottle of wine in our room. The rooms are very nice, although the walls are very thin. It is a historical hotel, after all. They were doing construction, so the elevators were out, but after hiking on Mount Hood, one flight of stairs didn't seem too bad. We stayed during a weekday in the off-season, and got a complimentary dinner at Cascade Dining Room. The food and wine was great and the service was very good. They have a pool and hot tub, but they're outside, which can be an issue depending on the weather. There was near-freezing rain when we visited, so we opted against going outside for the hot tub. Before dinner, I wanted to hike on Mount Hood, so we hiked the Mountaineer Trail, a very strenuous trail that gains more than 1000 feet in under a mile. I was hoping for some great views above the tree line, but unfortunately, the weather was poor and visibility was about 10 feet. And then it started raining/snowing when we were hiking back down. Luckily, the hotel has washers and dryers and the front desk gave us tokens so we could dry our clothes. It's kind of expensive, but a really cool, historical hotel, and definitely worth the stay to celebrate a special occasion.
Unique Quality: A beautiful hotel on Mount Hood with fabulous views of the mountain and surrounding forest (depending on the weather, of course). It's also a really interesting and historical hotel. It was built in the 1930s as a Works Progress Administration project and served as the outside of the hotel in The Shining. They have a lot of exhibits about the hotel and national forest in the lobby to learn more.
can Danny come out to play?
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.
Nearby Timberline Lodge
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Frog Lake Campground 3 miles away
Collins Lake Resort 3 miles away
Mount Hood Inn 3.1 miles away
Falcon's Crest Inn on Mt. Hood 3.1 miles away
Cooper Spur Mountain Resort 8.9 miles away
We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Timberline Hotel Timberline Lodge
Address: Timberline Lodge, Timberline Lodge, OR, 97015
Amenities at Timberline Lodge
- Swimming Pool
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Fitness Center
- Free Parking
- Business Services
- Pets Allowed
- Kids Activities
- Shuttle Service
- Free High Speed Internet
- Beverage Selection
- Bar / Lounge
- Ski In / Ski Out
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