Ready to plan your visit to Timberline? You're in the right place...
Constructed in 1937, Timberline Lodge stands on the south slope of Mt. Hood at an elevation of 6,000 feet above sea level. This beautiful 55,000 square-foot National Historic Landmark is still being used for its original intent – a magnificent ski lodge and mountain retreat for everyone to enjoy.
Native materials and old world quality create a unique and truly regional style known as Cascadian. Three decorative themes including wildlife, Native American, and pioneer appear throughout the lodge. You will see amazing examples come to life in textiles, iron work, wood carvings, and stone work.
There are tons of things to do at Timberline – both inside and outside! Check out some of the fun you’re about to have below…
Join a U.S. Forest Service Ranger for a 25 minute tour of historic Timberline Lodge. Explore the rich history of the Lodge and all it has to offer. Tours are free and available to everyone. Meet at the U.S. Forest Service Desk inside Timberline Lodge. Guided tours are available 7 days a week at 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 2:00pm. If you find yourself waiting for your tour time, be sure to check out the Rachael Griffin Historic Exhibition Center in our lower lobby. Historic exhibits, a timeline of Timbereline’s history, and a model guest room await you! Click here for more details.
Grab A Bite To Eat
There are many options for food at Timberline – whether you want a quick snack or a sit-down meal, you’re covered. Our Cascade Dining Room features a wonderful lunch buffet and plated dinner service 7-days a week. The Ram’s Head Bar is uniquely located on our mezzanine in the Historic Lodge and is the perfect location for family-friendly casual food and drink with stunning views of the mountain. Just off the lower lobby, the historic Blue Ox Bar features pub style pizza and hand crafted microbrews from the Mt. Hood Brewing Company. If you’re headed up the Magic Mile Sky Ride, check out our new Tipi Torpedos – a sandwich shop with a view like no other! Click here for more details.
Take In The Awesome View
Step onto the Roosevelt Terrace at the top of the two rock stairwells in front of the Lodge. This terrace was made famous as the place President Roosevelt dedicated Timberline Lodge in 1937. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy panoramic views of Mt. Jefferson (40 miles due south) and The Three Sisters which are over 100 miles away but visible on clear days!
Take Home A Memory
There are two gift shops to visit and pick up a memory of your trip. The recently renovated Gallery Gift Shop in the Historic Lodge features a great collection of authentic, locally crafted items. The Wy’East Gift Shop, located on the ground floor of our Wy’East Day Lodge just across the parking lot from the Historic Lodge, features our massive souvenir T-Shirt wall, and other great souvenirs and gifts. Click here for more details and to shop online!
You heard correctly – we offer skiing and snowboarding 7-days a week through Labor Day! Timberline is home to the world famous Palmer Snowfield. Topping out at 8,540 feet, Palmer retains its snow year-round and is home to one of the most energetic summer ski and snowboard scenes on the planet! Organized training camps from all over the world work on their skills throughout the summer months. Look closely and you’ll see ski training lanes and freestyle terrain areas filled with athletes and enthusiasts. There is dedicated space for public skiing and snowboarding as well. Lift tickets can be purchased at the Guest Services Desk in the Wy’East Day Lodge, or at the base of the Magic Mile chair lift. Terrain is recommended only for advanced intermediate skill level and above. Click here for current lift status information.
Go For A Hike!
There are great hiking opportunities all around Timberline Lodge. From the Pacific Crest Trail to the Timberline Trail, to smaller trails around the Lodge itself. You’re sure to find a hike that you’ll enjoy. If you’re in need of hiking supplies, swing in to our Gear Shop located on the bottom floor of the Wy’East Day Lodge. We have a full selection of items to make your day out on them mountain a great experience.
Say Hi To Bruno & Heidi
Our two St. Bernard mascots are at the Lodge most every day. Ask at the front desk if you’d like to say hello and give them a pet. They’re always eager to greet our guests. We also take them on lots of walks, so there is a good chance you’ll see them on the grounds around the lodge (on leash of course!).
Magic Mile Sky Ride
Get the best view of Mt. Hood! One of our most popular summer activities is to ride the Magic Mile chair lift to the mountain’s 7,000 foot level. The spectacular view of Mt. Hood, Palmer Snowfield, and nearby Mt. Jefferson is one you’ll soon not forget. Allow 30 minutes to ride up and ride down or 2 hours if you choose to ride up and walk down. Tickets are available at the base of the Magic Mile chair lift located just to the west of the historic lodge. Click here for more details and prices.