A unique experience in a historic, scenic hotel at the base of snow-clad Mt. Hood. We don't ski, and this is a ski lodge, but it is worth the visit for it's other features. Massive local timber cut by the WPA in the 1930s make up the spectacular construction of the lodge. The fireplace alone is worth the trip. At least one or two fires were always burning, and WPA-made period furniture is pulled up cozily around the fires for the patron's enjoyment. Great food in the restaurants, as well. The breakfast buffet runs $15 but offers a huge selection, with cook-to-order eggs (be sure and ask, they don't volunteer that information). The rooms and beds are so-so, not very modern, but what you'd expect in a hotel of this type. They have 2 gift shops, neither of which was particularly interesting. We did not make use of the bar, but it was very attractive, with a nice view of the snowfield outside the window. Parking was scarce when we were there, but the area had just received 18 inches of snow a couple of days before, so the parking lot was like a glacier. Sea-level dwellers need to take notice that at 6000 feet elevation, very much effort can leave one a bit winded.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Timberline Hotel Timberline Lodge