We went up because my son, an avid horror fan and new high school graduate wanted to visit the infamous hotel the outside scenes were shot at. But it was SO MUCH COOLER than that. It's a living museum. The history is incredible. Built I’m 1923 BY HAND. We had a free guided tour by a forest ranger who took us through the hotel and explained the history for almost an hour! Of course, we still ended up with a bit of The Shining memorabilia. Mt Hood literally I’m the backyard was awe inspiring. This is a must do for anyone and with it being a 2 hour drive from Bend we went up and down in one day with amazing views the entire way!
Modern amenities while recognizing the history and skilled workmanship that made the lodge is something to see and experience. All service personnel where customer focused centric (friendly, accommodating, gracious...) For the lodges history, it is amazing to understand, see, and feel the ambiance while taking part in a tour sponsored by the hotel. It is recommended that one read up on the lodge to enjoy its experience more. Nostalgia and Great Customer Service is a hallmark.
Nice lodge. The bed was super comfortable. Good restaurant with great view. Felt homy. The only thing is that our shower drain didn’t work. It was little noisy with other people walking in their rooms or talking, but the lodge did provide ear plugs.
We were here for a family event and it couldn't have been a more prefect destination. Understanding that this place was built on Mt. Hood at 5,000 feet elevation in the 1930's, you get an overwhelming respect for this grand property. Walking through the impressive lobby area and public areas is a treat with the massive fire place. The rooms are quaint, not much of an update over the years but you marvel at the fine wood detail and windows. The dining areas are tremendous and the views around the property are stunning. It was so cool to sit by the pool and watch skiers wiz past.
Today was the third time visiting the lodge this year. The first time I thought maybe the cleaning person was sick or something, but today I think I can be certain that that some one is just not doing their job. I can believe how dirty the whole facility is, Restrooms, dining areas, exhibits, etc. Next time I will get my pass at Hoodoo.
Built during the WPA wonderful log work and animal carvings. Central support a first growth Douglas fir with staircase embedded into the spiral of the log. The stone fireplace work and overall feeling of the structure is warming .
The rooms are historic and have their whimsy but the accommodations are not exactly comfortable. The Ram’s head was okay, the menu was lunch type food. I was surprised that the bar closed at 6:00 pm. I understand that they were short staffed but the service was lacking.
We stayed at the lodge for the first time this November and loved the beauty of the lodge, common areas, fireplaces and amazing views! Rooms could use a deep cleaning and beds are not comfortable (mattresses & pillows probably needed replacing 20 years ago!). Disappointing. I have a severe food allergy and we requested a fridge (a $30 charge). Fridge was so filthy & loud we asked to have it removed the next morning. If rooms were a lot cleaner & bedding was updated…this could be an amazing hotel. As it is now…it’s just okay.
Timberline Lodge is not luxurious by today’s standards, but staff makes up for it with great service. This amazing, hand built lodge, a product of the depression era CCC/WPA, has been restored with the help of a group—Friends of Timberline—that has kept changes to a minimum and true to the original feel of the lodge. Rooms have been upgraded without changing their rustic feel and have all of today’s amenities. Food in the dining room is superior, staff is friendly and from many parts of the country. A day lodge for skiers now keeps traffic out of the building and makes for a more relaxing stay. It’s a fantastic step back in time, surrounded by beautiful Oregon
My daughter booked this for a special event she wanted to attend. We flew into Portland and rented a car to drive up to the lodge. It began snow on the way up the mountain. We were only staying one night and the snow continued for quite a while. I grew up in Florida and I've only lived in the South since that time where snow pretty much shuts down the city. I was very nervous about driving down the mountain the morning of my flight. I spoke to a gentleman (I didn't get his name), but he assured me I would be fine if I put the car in low gear and did not hit the brakes (which I didn't know), but if I really felt uncomfortable, someone would drive my rental car down the mountain for me. I was able to safely get back to Portland, but I really appreciate the staff addressing my concerns and the offer to drive for me. The lodge is beautiful and I would love to go back some day for a longer stay.…