Six Things to Think About Before you Book your Summer Mt Hood Vacation Rental
Posted by Mt Hood Vacation Rentals | Friday, April 8, 2016

Six Things to Think About Before you Reserve
your Summer Mt Hood Vacation Rental

Mt Hood reflected in Mirror Lake

Staying in a vacation rental home is quickly becoming the most popular lodging choice for summer vacations at Mt Hood. Mt Hood Vacation Rentals are located in scenic locations with forest, river or mountain views just minutes from hiking, biking, golfing, fishing, skiing and snowboarding. We have cabins, cottages, lodges and condos to choose from, so one of our vacation homes is sure to meet your needs.

Some of the benefits of staying in a vacation rental include:

  • Living like a local at Mt Hood during your vacation
  • Relaxing with your friends and family in a spacious home, cabin or lodge
  • Sitting by a fireplace in the great room or gathering around the backyard firepit
  • Preparing meals in a completely equipped kitchen or on the gas BBQ on the deck
  • Watching your favorite shows and movies on flat screen TV’s with cable TV, satellite TV or Internet TV and DVD players
  • Staying connecting with free wifi
  • Soothing your tired body in a private, outdoor hot tub
  • Revitalizing your spirit while being surrounded by the peace and quiet of the forest, birdsong and flowing rivers

Salmon River RetreatWith the growth of the popularity and availability of vacation rentals, there are some important things you can do to insure your visit will be everything you have been dreaming of and more. Below are the most important things to decide and to mention when you call one of our Vacation Planners to book your summer reservation in a Mt Hood Vacation Rental.

Is riverfront or secluded acreage a necessity or are you ok with being able to see a cabin next door or a forest view instead of the river view? Or do you need to be in Government Camp for summer skiing and snowboarding activities? Typically the riverfront and private vacation homes have a higher nightly rental rate and they fill up more quickly. If this is important to you, book your reservation early.

Mt Hood is a collection of several small villages sprinkled throughout the Mt Hood corridor surrounded by national forest. The villages each have their own personality and charm, Kids can catch fish during the summer months at Mt Hoodhowever, the “action” is primarily centered around outdoor recreation like hiking, biking, fishing, paddling, golfing, skiing and snowboarding. You will not find a lot of nightlife like bowling alleys or movie theatres here, but you will find lots of locally owned and operated eateries and specialty shops. If you know what type of activities and events you will be enjoying while on your Mt Hood Vacation, share that information with our Vacation Planner, so she can find the best home in the best location to suit your vacation plans.

Size of Home
How much square footage would you like? How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need to be comfortable? Do you want separate living spaces for the kids and the adults? Our Chalet am Berg in Government Camp sleeps 10 guestsvacation homes have occupancy limits for safety reasons, so don’t try to cram too many people into a home. With a vacation rental you can afford to spread out as the cost is typically much less per person than renting several hotel rooms would be. And you have the added benefit of cooking in the home, so you save a lot of money by not eating out. You can search and view Mt Hood Vacation Rentals by size on our search page.


Size of Traveling Group
Are you traveling with a large group of friends or a multi-generational family? You may want
Hikers taking a fun selfie at Mirror lake at Mt Hoodto consider renting two or three homes that are near one-another. This will give you more space, more cooking areas and of course more bedrooms and bathrooms. You may want to split up the group into families with small children in one home and the grandparents in a different vacation rental. You can find vacation homes that will work together on our website.

Which amenities are necessary and which would be nice? All Mt Hood Vacation Rentals are equipped with a fireplace or woodstove, fully-equipped kitchens, cable, satellite or Internet TV, washers and dryers, gas BBQs and wifi. Many vacation homes also offer game rooms, private outdoor hot tubs, access to recreation centers and more. Many homes offer direct river access, too. Check out our list of amenities and features that are included with every vacation rental.

Do you want to bring the family dog with you while on vacation? Most Mt Hood Vacation Your dog needs a relaxing Mt Hood vacation, too.Rentals are pet-friendly (we welcome well-trained and fully vaccinated dogs over 1 year old). Just make sure pets are allowed at the home you will be staying in and that you inform us that Fido will be joining you. And of importance to your pet, be sure this is a vacation that you will be spending with your pet. If your pet is left alone in a strange home, he may cause damage and it really isn’t very fun for him either. View all of our pet-friendly vacation rentals while you plan your vacation.

Call us at 888-424-9168 and one of our Vacation Planners will be happy to assist you in finding the perfect Mt Hood Vacation Rental for this year’s summer vacation. Or you can book online at our website, 24/7/365.


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