Overnight Adventure

They say it's all about the journey, not the destination. We aren't quite sure about that when it comes to some of our favorite and more unique places to stay in the Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. Here are just a few of them to help you plan your next trip. 

1) Mt. Hood Vacation Rentals: Choose from over 30 different and unique vacation rentals spread throughout the Mt. Hood National Forest. There is a cabin, house, and dome to fit every group size and family (and pet) need. 

2) Historic Balch Hotel: Built in 1907, The Balch Hotel is an oasis in the middle of sprawling golden high dessert landscape. In just over an hour and a half drive from Portland you will feel a world away from it all, in the company of wonderful hosts Josiah and Claire. 

3) Tilly Cabin: Take a step back in time in this historic A-frame cabin located high on the north side of Mt. Hood. Built in the 1930's, this cabin sits deep within old growth forest. While a stay here is unforgettable, it is also not for the faint of heart. You must hike or snow shoe in (weather depending) and there is no running water. There is however, a veritable wonderland of recreational opportunities around every corner. 

4) Tiny Houses: Embrace efficiency and architectural delights in one of five tiny houses available to rent at the Mt. Hood Tiny House Village. 

5) Bridal Veil Lodge: Nestled among the most spectacular waterfalls in the Gorge, the Bridal Veil Lodge is a perfect getaway from city life. Enjoy breakfast alfesco from your private deck before crossing the street to hike over to the stunning Bridal Veil falls. 

6) Timberline Lodge and Ski Area: People from around the world visit Timberline Lodge to learn about its history and architecture, to take part in Oregon's only ski in/ski out lodging property, and to taste fine dining in the Cascade Dining Room. But to be completely honest, we suggest staying a few nights to snuggle up next to the giant fireplace, sipping one of their world famous hot chocolates, and enjoying a good book or board game with family and friends.

WEST COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
WATERFALLS
One of the most iconic places in the Pacific North West, the Columbia River Gorge offers unparalleled waterfall scenery and canyon views. Visit the West Columbia Gorge area to stand at the base of waterfalls, boat on the mighty Columbia River, or to stand atop vistas and take in the view. READ MORE
THE DALLES
SUNSHINE
Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, The Dalles is a place full of recreation, culture, and history. A historic Native American trading area, this city has been a center of commerce for over 10,000 years. A paradise for history buffs, cyclists, and wine aficionados, The Dalles is for all to enjoy. READ MORE
MT. HOOD TERRITORY
EXPLORATION
The only mountain offering summer skiing in North America, Mt. Hood and the surrounding territory never gets old. If you’re not a skier, put on your hiking boots, grab a fishing pole, or load up your kayak to explore the trails, lakes, and rivers, found throughout the area. READ MORE
HOOD RIVER
WATERSPORTS
Offering world-class kiteboarding and windsurfing, Hood River is where outdoor enthusiasts and adventure-seekers are drawn to. Close to the mountain, along the river, and nestled against superb farmland, visit this town for amazing restaurants, fresh produce, and an unrivaled watersport scene. READ MORE
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