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“Mt Hood and History”
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Timberline Lodge
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Reviewed November 3, 2011

Besides the location of Timberline Lodge...at Mt Hood ... the interior of the lodge is filled with amazing artwork done in the 1930s as part of the WPA. All the furnishings in the lodge represent the original ones made 75 years ago. We enjoyed staying overnight so that we had time to browse through the lodge, and take walks along the trails.
We sipped drinks in the Rams Head Lounge on the third floor with a great view of Mt. Hood. Our room was small, but comfortable. It had pine paneled walls, wrought iron fittings on the doors and lamp stands, along with an old fashioned dial phone! The bed was comfortable. The bathroom was divided, with the sink and toilet in one room and the shower in another. The shower room was spacious, with large fluffy towels provided. Our stay was in early September, and it was hot, even at night. No air conditioning, but the windows could be opened. During the night we heard creaks and a very loud snorer in the room next door. Even though the lodge is beautifully restored, it is 75 years old and noises are expected.
We had a lovely dinner (a bit expensive, but worth it) in the Cascade Room, and ate there again for breakfast, where a choice of a small or large buffet was offered.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 2, 2011

Wow, you can see forever from your seat in the cafe, upper floor. If you can see past the mound of whipped cream on your cocoa. We enjoyed a long walk up the mountain in the autumn leaves. This is a treasure, and the longer you look, the more you notice. Plenty of historic detail, art, and displays, plus a great menu, and nice (small) rooms. This is a very special place and the drive to it is also. Near the Maryhill Museum with Columbia River Gorge views, so make a long day of it!

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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 20, 2011

Have always wanted to see Timberline lodge. We were fortunate in that we had two days to really experience the craftsmanship of the carvings, stonework, paintings, and creativity that went into building it. Because it was during the week and the off season, we had the opportunity to meet some great people, and have lots of time and space to ourselves. A bonus was the surprise clear weather. Every morning we would wake up to spectacular views of Mount Hood outside our bedroom window. From the front of the lodge, and from the Cascade dining room we could see Jefferson, Broken Top, Sisters . . . We knew that there could be a bit of noise from other rooms, but everyone was respectful, and it really wasn't much of an issue. One word of advice: if you are interested in a tour during the off season, you may want to check ahead of time. They are not always offered. Other thing is to bring some snacks. The food was fine in the dining room and bar, but for hiking snacks that you can probably usually get in the day lodge, you are a bit out of luck. Great stay, and a definite positive check on the bucket list!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 16, 2011

Four (4) people in a King Size Suite with fireplace was pricey but what a memory.
This lodge building is an engineer's delight.
Pray for good weather to see mountains afar.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 3, 2011

If you enjoy staying in lodges with character and an amazing history, this is your place! Truly impressive.

We lucked out going when the ski lifts were closed for their annual service, so the lodge was relatively quiet. It was a wonderful place to recharge after spending a few weeks traveling.

The hiking opportunities are very good. We walked part of the PCT through the Mt. Hood Wilderness and it was beautiful - still plenty of wildflowers under the morning frost.

Beware the lodge was constructed before modern soundproofing, but we didn't have an issue. Our "neighbors" all respected the posted quiet time period.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Reviewed October 2, 2011

Dating from the 1930's, but beautifully restored. Very comfortable rooms albeit a bit small by modern standards. Very friendly staff from top to bottom. Cuisine from good to great. Good value. Surprisingly large Scotch selection. A national treasure. Ranks with the Ahwahnee. Don't miss it

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Reviewed September 13, 2011

Stayed here right after Labor Day, 2011. Fascinating architecture and craftsmanship from the 1930s. Everything was built by hand, and great pains have been taken to keep it authentic. The queen room was tiny (think small cruise ship stateroom) but interesting - even the door handles are authentic. Take away the small flat panel room TV, and you could be visiting when it was new.

Looking out your window at Mt. Hood is amazing. The view to the south is also likely great, but obscured by smoke from a nearby wildfire during our visit.

It is overpriced for what you get (i.e. tiny room with shower only, no coffee or conditioner for a deeply discounted $174), but worth the experience because it's living history. Food is also way pricey and there is no alternative to the $15 breakfast buffet, since they are miles from any other food. But, go anyway

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Address: 27500 E Timberline Rd, Timberline Lodge, OR 97028-9709
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Location: United States > Oregon > Clackamas County > Timberline Lodge
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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Timberline Lodge
Price Range: $138 - $295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Timberline Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977, Timberline Lodge is one of Oregon's most popular tourist attractions. Considered an architectural wonder, it's still being used for its original intent-a magnificent ski lodge and mountain retreat for all to enjoy. Timberline Lodge is filled with amazing spaces. The main headhouse features three fireplaces at the base of a 90 foot chimney. The outdoor patios offer the most stunning views in Oregon. The outdoor pool is heated and open year round. Each room in Timberline Lodge has a unique rustic elegance, yet a modern and comfortable feel. All rooms have period furnishings, artwork and decor. Rooms range from premier fireplace rooms to European style bunk rooms. Timberline offers the longest ski season in North America. The winter season begins early to mid-November and continues through Memorial Day. Our Palmer Express high-speed quad lift allows us to operate later into the summer season than anyone else (usually through Labor Day). ... more   less 
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