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Address: Timberline Road, Timberline Lodge, OR 97028
Phone Number: 503 622 7979
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Private Tour: Mt Hood and Columbia River Gorge Day Trip from Portland
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It's way more than just The Shining

Visited the Lodge with my wife in late October while visiting the area. The drive up to the lodge was unbelievable and filled with great views. As we got close to the lodge there... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Peter L
Universal City, Texas
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Universal City, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the Lodge with my wife in late October while visiting the area. The drive up to the lodge was unbelievable and filled with great views. As we got close to the lodge there was snow on the roadside, but the roads were totally clear. The lodge has plenty of parking and is surrounded by gorgeous views and lots of... More 

Thank Peter L
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived mid-afternoon so there was parking available even in front of the lodge. Lunch buffet in the main dining room. Cheaper eats in the bar. No fire going but it is only early October. You can take a self guided tour or take in the views out front. Such a gem of a location.

Thank Becca S
Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building still awes me as to the location, construction and absolute craftsmanship. If you wish, you can climb to the summit of Mt. Hood from here, and the views across the valley are incredible! Be prepared though- it can get windy. I hadn't been in a long time and it was amazing!

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

We stopped here on a tour around Oregon. Had lunch and a tour of the Lodge. Both were great. Views from the Cascade Dining room are to the south...looking towards Mt. Jefferson. I think it's a better view than to Mt. Hood. Buffet was good, especially the desserts. We spent an hour taking a tour from a USFS employee. It... More 

Thank Bob L
Mena, AR
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We drove up there to see the lodge as we were told it was the hotel used in the opening scene of Shinning. We got to see the lodge and some great views of Mount Hood above treeline. There are numerous places to park and it said it required a fee but we never saw a pay station.

Glen Carbon, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

We had a queen room that was tiny and very expensive. We have stayed in other lodges that had much better accommodations. The bathroom was also very tiny. There was no place to put anything. There was no place to sit in the room. It was hot and dark in the room.

Thank kapcat
Hoover, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Enjoyed our one-night stay, interesting to see all the WPA work and artwork in the lodge. Room was clean and comfortable but small with no A/C so had to open window overlooking wedding reception outside. Shower was a very small tiled corner with curtain. But with it being a historic property, only so much remodeling they can do. Great restaurant,... More 

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Aurora, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

We took a day trip from Vancouver, Washington up to Mt Hood. We stopped at the Timberline Lodge. What a spectacular Lodge and example of government intervention done well. Started in 1936 as a WPA (Works Project Association) project by Franklin Roosevelt after the depression. The lodge was built in just 15 months using mostly local materials and no heavy... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

It had been almost 40 years since my last visit, but it is still such a timeless masterpiece of amazing craftsmanship. Make sure you watch the video and explore all the carvings, nooks, and crannies.

Thank MargaritaDoug
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

I had no idea of what to expect when visiting this lodge. It is something from the outside, but nothing less than amazing on the inside. Wow, the wood, the architecture, the art! Beautiful and wonderful history surrounded by alpine beauty! Such a tribute to craftsmen and women of the time. Mezzanine Restaurant and Bar has beautiful views and great... More 

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