The Whispering Pines Resort is tucked away in the woods along a golf course in Welches Oregon in the shadows of Mt Hood. It's about an hour from Portland, 4 hours from Crater Lake and the Pacific coast so it was easy for us to see a lot of Oregon from this base camp. We drove back into Portland to go to the Saturday Market, visit Powell's Book Store and just experience the town that has a slogan of "Keep Portland Weird" which they shouldn't have any trouble doing. Great food and beer in Portland. Be sure to take a day and drive from Welches to Troutdale and then head east on the Historic Columbia River Gorge Highway with stops at Crown Point Vista House for fantastic views of the Gorge, Multnomah Falls and Hood River to see the wind surfers. We took a whole day to do the loop which included a stop to have a late lunch with an old friend at Timberline Lodge while overlooking Mt Hood on a remarkably clear day in September. The resort has been around for awhile, but is comfortably appointed. Check in/out was easy. There is a nice heated pool. We had a maintenance issue with holes in our screens that were fixed right away. We were on the third floor and there are no elevators so beware if you have trouble with steps. Welches has a grocery store, a gas station and a few other stores, but no pharmacy. So if you need anything more than a aspirin or Benedryl, you have to go to Sandy which is about 20 minutes back toward Portland. There is not a lot of night life in Welches, but we found Zig Zag Inn had a great dinner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With world-famous Mt. Hood only minutes away, Whispering Woods Resort offers you and your family the best in accommodations, relaxation and fun. You can ski in one of Oregon’s finest and most highly rated ski areas or enjoy the many activities within the surrounding area of Welches, Oregon. Whispering Woods Resort in Oregon isn’t just for outdoor adrenalin junkies. It’s also perfect for a relaxing family getaway, mountain wedding or business retreat. And when you’re ready to kick back and recharge your batteries, a well appointed one or two bedroom condominium awaits, complete with kitchen, dining room, and patio or deck. In addition to Mother Nature’s attractions, you’ll also find a heated swimming pool and spa, tennis courts and clubhouse with hot tub, sauna, and big screen TV. So come check out all Oregon has to offer at Whispering Woods Resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Whispering Woods Hotel Welches
- Whispering Wood Resort