Timberline does not offer employee housing, however there is housing available for rent in Government Camp and farther down mountain in Rhododendron, Welches and Sandy.
Government Camp is located at the bottom of the access road to Timberline Lodge. Originally a government outpost during the construction of the Barlow Trail Road across Mt. Hood, “Govy” is a village, not a town. Within the Village of Government Camp you will find everything a small community needs: housing, groceries, gas, restaurants, local watering holes, equipment rentals and sales, ski and snowboard clothing sales, liquor store, post office, museums, and more. Washer and dryer facilities are available in Govy. During the summer months, Govy is the snowboard capital of the world and draws young adults from around the globe to ski and ride beautiful Mt. Hood. Windell’s and High Cascade Snowboard camps are just two of the world-renowned training camps that call Govy home.
The Villages of Mt Hood
Many of Timberline’s employees live in the other Villages of Mt Hood: Rhododendron, Zig Zag, Welches and Brightwood. All are about a half hour drive from Timberline Lodge and 15 minutes from the larger city of Sandy. Pretty much everything you would ever need you can find in Sandy.
The “Big” City
Portland is located just 60 minutes from Government Camp. As you leave Govy and head toward Portland on Highway 26 West, you will encounter many smaller communities and towns along the way. Only 10 miles from Govy is Rhododendron, another couple of miles is Zig Zag and Welches, about 10 miles out of Welches you hit Sandy, then Gresham…then Portland. The farther west you go, the larger the towns become. For the real night-life of the city, downtown Portland has it all.