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People travel from all over the world to visit Oregon’s iconic Timberline Lodge, and it is our pleasure to introduce them to the wonders of Mt Hood and the surrounding areas. Timberline Lodge is more than a comfy bed, a heated outdoor pool and a ski area…it’s a place people go to feel at home.

  • One of the four-story, 12,350-square-foot lodge's unique attributes is that no two rooms are the same: Every inch of space in the building was utilized, and rooms feature original artwork and handcrafted furnishings created by the same workers who built the facilities.

    Kristen LunaTravel Channel
  • Whether you decide on Ullman Hall for its wrought iron light fixtures and attached patio, or the Raven's nest with a vaulted ceiling and skylight, your big day is sure to be charming, cozy, and picturesque.

    Bride's Magazine
  • Heeeeerrrre’s The Shining hotel! When director Stanley Kubrick was looking for the perfect stand-in for the fictional Overlook Hotel, this unique 1930s ski lodge on top of Oregon's Mt. Hood is what he chose...

    Vicki ArkoffJust Luxe
  • Repair to Timberline Lodge, Oregon’s Cascadian masterpiece of soaring lobbies, brawny beams of Douglas fir, and towering stone fireplaces.

    Portland Monthly
  • ...when it comes to a full-service, year-round mountain hotel, it's Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood. Still a classic after 75 years, summer and winter, with first-rate dining and wine, too.

    Terry RichardOregon Live
  • Timberline Lodge, one of Oregon's architectural crown jewels....it's what's inside Timberline that guests remember most.

    Bonnie HendersonSunset Magazine
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Top 12 Resorts in the Pacific Northwest: Reader’s Choice Awards 2015
Timberline named #11 of Conde Nast Traveler’s Top 12 Resorts in the Pacific Northwest.

Doggone Getaway at Timberline Lodge

“That’s right, after close to 80 years, Timberline Lodge is now dog-friendly, offering six pet-friendly rooms, decked out with all the creature comforts your canine could ask for (if he could talk), including a comfy dog bed, food and water bowls, treats, his own Timberline bandana and of course, baggies for that all important business.” Excerpt from City Dog Magazine, article written by Brandie Ahlgren.

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A Guide to Northwest Winter Wandering

“Repair to Timberline Lodge, Oregon’s Cascadian masterpiece of soaring lobbies, brawny beams of Douglas fir, and towering stone fireplaces. Take your pick between a hostel-style bunk room, a private corner room, or a “fireplace guest room,” where Timberline’s aesthetic shines with handcrafted rugs and stone hearths.”

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Things to Do on Mt Hood

“Timberline, built at the treeline 2,000 feet above town by Depression-era artists, was dedicated in 1937. Chairlifts are just steps from the entrance, making it the only true ski-in/ski-out lodge in Oregon. Its 70 guest rooms stay full nearly year-round with those drawn by the views, the gracious service, and the nostalgic ambience. That, and The Shining.

‘Literally, everyone mentions The Shining,’ Jeff Kohnstamm says with a laugh. Second-generation concessionaire at Timberline, he grew up riding his tricycle in the lobby; he was a teenager when the exterior was filmed for Stanley Kubrick’s horror classic.

But it’s what’s inside Timberline that guests remember most. ‘It’s got a lot of history,’ Kohnstamm says. The newel posts polished to a shine by generations of passing hands, the massive stone fireplace soaring to the vaulted ceiling and surrounded by comfy sofas for lingering with books or board games, the original artwork hung seemingly everywhere, the hand-loomed textiles and hand-built furniture. Skiing in for chili in the Cascade Dining Room, or ending the day with a pint of Govy-brewed Cloudcap Amber Ale overlooking that big fireplace. And patrolling it all, indoor and out, a pair of genial Saint Bernard dogs.”

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“Heeeeerrrre’s The Shining hotel! When director Stanley Kubrick was looking for the perfect stand-in for the fictional Overlook Hotel, this unique 1930s ski lodge on top of Oregon’s Mt. Hood is what he chose for exteriors after bringing The Shining’s author Stephen King himself for his seal of approval. Attracting more than a million people annually, this 1930s National Historic Landmark is instantly recognizable for its imposing stone masonry, hand-carved beams, pitched roof and snowy mountaintop setting. There’s no hedge maze at The Timberline Lodge, but there’s a snowmobile like the one Scatman Crothers drove in the movie to save the day, and there’s an Instagram-worthy, axe-through-the-door photo op in the lobby.”

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My Time at Timberline
Travel Oregon writer Sarah Bettey writes about her lifelong memories at Timberline Lodge.
“These days I just cannot resist the fantastic photo opportunities that the lodge and its surroundings provide year round. Winter’s massive snowfall. Spring’s blue skies and expansive views. Summer’s wildflowers. Autumn’s changing leaves and striking sunsets. I look forward to continuing my journey with Timberline, eventually bringing my own son up to play in its snow and beginning his relationship with the iconic inn.”

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5 Family Friendly Winter Escapes in the Pacific Northwest
“A short drive away but a world apart from Portland, Oregon, Timberline Lodge offers families the perfect basecamp for a Mount Hood ski vacation, or a winter retreat all on its own. The historic lodge has a cozy, family-friendly dining room with a breakfast buffet, an outdoor hot tub in which to swap stories of the day’s adventure and plenty of snow-focused on-site activities, including snowshoe rentals at the ski base next door and ski ticket sales in the lobby. Families can ski-in and ski-out from the front door or cozy up by the huge stone fireplace with a family board game.”

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10 Best Ski Resorts for Summer Fun
#6 TIMBERLINE LODGE “Unlike any other ski resort in the Pacific Northwest, Timberline Lodge is a National Historic Landmark (honored in 1977), and its grandeur remains. As one of Oregon’s most popular tourist destinations, the Lodge provides summer snow on its Palmer Snowfield from June through September. Take the chairlift up 7,000 feet to the peak of Mt. Hood for the incredible views, then hike or bike the scenic trail down to the base.
Insider Tip: Don’t miss the International Pinot Noir Celebration in nearby McMinnville, where Timberline chef Jason Stoller Smith takes over the annual salmon bake.”

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5 Destinations to Add to Your Bucket List This Summer
“DO: Timberline Lodge, located within Mt. Hood National Forest, is no stranger to the silver screen. The national landmark was first made famous by Stanley Kubrick, who used it as the exterior of the Overlook Hotel in his 1980 classic, The Shining. U.S. Forest Rangers lead free daily tours of the WPA-era lodge, which is also home to the longest ski season in North America, with snow on the ground and daily lift service through Labor Day.”

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Mountain Lodges: Plan Your Cozy Winter Getaway
The Travel Channel recommends their favorite mountain lodge getaways.
“Located midway to the summit of Mount Hood, Timberline Lodge’s timber and stone structure dates back to 1936 and was constructed entirely by hand by unemployed craftspeople hired as part of the Federal Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression. One of the four-story, 12,350-square-foot lodge’s unique attributes is that no two rooms are the same: Every inch of space in the building was utilized, and rooms feature original artwork and handcrafted furnishings created by the same workers who built the facilities. Guests can choose from twin, queen, corner, fireplace or chalet rooms; all include a television, telephone, heater, iron, and complimentary toiletries, as well as access to the Jacuzzi, sauna and swimming pool.”

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Best Mountain Hotel “Oregon mountains sparkle with high lakes fishing lodges. But when it comes to a full-service, year-round mountain hotel, it’s Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood. Still a classic after 75 years, summer and winter, with first-rate dining and wine, too.” -Terry Richard
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Bride’s Magazine
“Timberline Lodge takes après ski wedding style to a whole new level. With Mount Hood as the backdrop, brides and hubbies-to-be can get hitched in a variety of wooded lodges with western craftsmanship. Whether you decide on Ullman Hall for its wrought iron light fixtures and attached patio, or the Raven’s nest with a vaulted ceiling and skylight, your big day is sure to be charming, cozy, and picturesque.”

04_0158_MG_7477_Voted 2013 Best Oregon Destination Wedding Venue, Best All-Around Vendor and Best Wedding Night Hotel by Oregon Bride Magazine