Timberline Lodge and Ski Area, Timberline Lodge

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Timberline Lodge is a mountain lodge on the south side of Mount Hood in Clackamas County, Oregon, about 60 miles (97 km) east of Portland. Constructed from 1936 to 1938 by the Works Progress Administration, it was built and furnished by local artisans during the Great Depression. Timberline Lodge was dedicated September 28, 1937, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The National Historic Landmark sits at an elevation of 5,960 feet (1,817 m), within the Mount Hood National Forest and is accessible through the Mount Hood Scenic Byway. Publicly owned and privately operated, Timberline Lodge is a popular tourist attraction that draws two million visitors annually. It is notable in film for serving as the exterior of the Overlook Hotel in The Shining (1980).

The lodge and its grounds host a ski resort, also known as Timberline Lodge. It has the longest skiing season in the U.S., and is open for skiers and snowboarders all 12 months of the year. Activities include skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, and climbing.
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  • Every time I have ever gone to Oregon, a trip to Timberline is a definite. The ambience, the food, the history all make for a great place to visit - for a day or for a stay. Just love this place! 
    Every time I have ever gone to Oregon, a trip to Timberline is a definite. The ambience, the food, the history all make for a great place to visit - for a day or for a stay. Just love this place!  more »
  • Of course it was a great visit. The hotel is old, the rooms are small, the bathroom tiny. but that's a big part of the charm. not too quiet. On the other hand, arrived at dusk in the rain. the... 
    Of course it was a great visit. The hotel is old, the rooms are small, the bathroom tiny. but that's a big part of the charm. not too quiet. On the other hand, arrived at dusk in the rain. the...  more »
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  • Beautiful, historic lodge with skiing nearby and an amazing view of the mountain. This place really needs no introduction. You're obviously paying for the location and the history if you stay here, but you don't need to stay here to visit. You can experience the beauty of Mount Hood without staying here, and you can also eat here without staying here. That said, it's a cool place to stay if you're up for it. The best part is the huge amounts of snow here in the winter.
  • Magical, mysterious, and ridiculously beautiful historic lodge! The heavy boulder rock walls and huge wooden buttresses with hand carved accents and massive wooden doors with forged iron handles and original wooden plank floors provide a tactile glimpse into days long past. Lots of great museum quality historic Indian memorabilia on display provides a rich local history. Spend your days exploring the Mount Hood and your evenings curled up beside one of the many wood burning fireplaces with a tasty treat from the restaurant and bar. There’s gear rentals onsite plus a couple shops to help fuel your outdoor adventures. Finally, the rooms are cozy, rustic, and very comfortable with jaw dropping views of the mountain and surrounding forests. Definitely worth the visit regardless of the season!

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