Just spent Thanksgiving weekend at the Grand Lodges--Mt. Hood is now and finally a destination where luxury is an option. Check in was a breeze, the lodges are a short walk to everything in Government Camp, and the accommodations are immaculate. The kitchen--was stocked with everything to make meals in; the view from the private deck was magnificent; and while it was too rainy to hit the mountain, the kids were able to enjoy a truly heated pool! They got this one right, as often as time permits I'll be back. Parking was a bit tricky the first night, but that's because I hadn't chained up--so what should I expect? Even better, SkiBowl is literally across the street which meant from spontaneous decision to fresh snow took 20 minutes...seriously. I seldom feel compelled to write reviews, but this place was awesome. Only an hour from home but a world away from the drags of the city!
The only reason I bumped the service down was because the front desk lady took a bit too long to end a personal call and tell me how to get to the workout room. No biggie, but at a place this nice you expect a bit more from reception staff. Still very good overall.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Grand Lodges Mt. Hood, where you'll find enhanced living among the rugged beauty of Oregon's Cascade Mountain Range. More than just a retreat to nature, you'll come to think of Grand Lodges as a home away from home. Large 1,800-2,300 square foot accommodations offer 2-3 bedroom suites, fully appointed kitchens, stone fireplaces, mounted flat screen televisions, outdoor grills, and first-class finishes - providing you with all of the necessary comforts you're accustomed to and then some. Beautiful master bedrooms feature expansive bathrooms, walk-in closets, plush mattresses and second fireplaces in most plans while each suite offers private balconies that lead to awe-inspiring views of the lake and mountains. Located just minutes from the slopes of Ski Bowl, Mt. Hood Meadows and Timberline Lodge, the Grand Lodges offers porch-to-powder shuttle service and an on-demand concierge for your convenience. Plus our guests enjoy the the on-site amenities that include a year-round heated pool, spa, sauna and two fitness centers. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Grand Hotel Government Camp