I'm considering a trip to the CRG / Hood area next summer and would ideally like to stay in a cabin near a creek / river kind of in the forest. We are looking to stay 4-5 nights, need 2 BR, and budget is up to $300 per night. That said, don't need anything fancy at all, rustic cabin would be great. It's more about the location than the place.
The itinerary I'm looking for would be a day of river rafting, two days of hiking to falls, and another kind of flexible day where we would either do some lake kayaking (something a 10yr old could handle).
What area would offer the best home base? Near the CRG, in the Hood National Forest? Does anyone have suggestions on particular cabins in either of these areas?