5 Family Friendly Hikes at Mt Hood
Posted by Mt Hood Vacation Rentals | Friday, April 16, 2021

Wanting to experience the great outdoors with the whole family? These 5 family friendly hikes around Mt Hood invite nature enthusiasts of all skill levels to enjoy a day out on a hiking trail! Enjoy the journey to see a stunning waterfall in the Oregon wilderness or take a hike at high altitude to gaze into a breathtaking canyon.  

Check out these family friendly hikes at Mt. Hood, Oregon! 

1. Tamanawas Falls Trail 

  • Length: 3.4 miles

This moderate hike takes you to a stunning 100 ft tall waterfall. Approximately 3.4-miles round trip, this out and back trail offers scenic views of Cold Spring Creek as well as wildflowers and more. Dogs are welcome as long as they are leashed, and this trail is easy enough to be a great outing for families!  

2. Zigzag Overlook Hike 

  • Length: 4.4 miles

Starting from Timberline Lodge, the Zigzag Overlook Hike is a popular trail to take in an incredible view of the Zigzag River Canyon. Climb just over 800 ft in elevation during this 4.4-mile out and back hiking trail. Enjoy this easy-going hike while enjoying views of the canyon as well as local wildflowers and views of the peak of Mt Hood!  

3. Trillium Lake Loop Trail 

  • Length: 2 miles

This relaxed hike is perfect for families looking for a day spent outdoors! The 2-mile loop is accessible for strollers and visitors with limited mobility and features stunning views of Mt Hood. Enjoy a stroll along the lake and birdwatchers will delight at the opportunity to spot local species. Take a break by sitting on a bench along the way or pack a lunch to eat at the Trillium Lake campground. Opens Memorial Day Weekend.

4. Bald Mountain Trail 

  • Length: 6.6 miles 

This trail follows a part of the Pacific Crest Trail to the summit of Bald Mountain. A 6.6-mile round trip out and back trail, this hike features breathtaking views of Mt Hood and takes you along easy-going switchbacks. You can expect to climb just about 1,400 ft during the hike making it pretty attainable for hikers of all skill levels. Cool off with a dip in the lake at the turn-around point.

5. Tom Dick and Harry Mountain Hike 

  • Length: 7.7 miles 

Located conveniently off Highway 26, this out and back style trail leads to stunning views of Mirror Lake and Mt. Hood. This trail is a bit more difficult, so it is perfect for families with older children. Perfectly located near Government Camp, this popular trail is a perfect day hike. Dogs are welcome to join you during this hike as long as they stay leashed! 

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Find your hiking home base in a Mt Hood Vacation Rental! There is nothing like returning after a long day on a hiking trail to take a soak in a private hot tub or enjoy the views from a spacious deck! Book a riverfront cabin, a pet-friendly rental, or a romantic cottage today to enjoy the best of life at Mt Hood! 

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7 Best Things to Do Around Mt Hood Oregon in Summer
Posted by Mt Hood Vacation Rentals | Thursday, March 18, 2021

7 Best Things to Do Around Mt Hood Oregon in the Summer

60 miles east of downtown Portland is the most popular mountain in Oregon. Depending on your interests, Mt Hood is perfect for summer activities, making it the ideal summer vacation destination. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best things to do around Mt Hood, OR to make your vacation planning easier. Book a Mt Hood vacation rental to feel at home and enjoy the hiking, scenery, and even skiing (yes, skiing!) that await! 

7 Best Things to Do Around Mt Hood Oregon at a Glance

#1 - Trillium Lake
#2 - Mt Hood Cultural Center & Museum
#3 - Hike Timberline Trail
#4 - Barlow Road and Laurel Hill Chute
#5 - Mount Hood Wilderness
#6 - Mt Hood Scenic Loop
#7 - Mt Hood Adventure Park

7 Best Things to Do Around Mt Hood Oregon in the Summer

#1 Trilium Lake

Located in the Mt Hood National Forest, Trillium Lake is a popular place that offers spectacular views of Oregon’s highest point, Mt. Hood. A 5-minute drive from Government Camp vacation rentals, Trillium Lake is an extremely popular place in the summer time for cooling off and offers a wide variety of activities such as kayaking, swimming and more. Trillium Lake’s small sandy beaches provides picnic tables which makes it perfect for an afternoon lunch and is also bike friendly and dog-friendly though dogs must remain on leash at all times.

#2 - Mt Hood Cultural Center & Museum

Mt Hood Cultural Center & Museum can be found in the heart of Government Camp and is a perfect place to stop by and visit when in Mt Hood. The museum displays the history of skiing, snowboarding, early exploration, settlement and the natural history of Mt Hood. Find exhibits like the Mt Hood Gallery which includes an interactive 3D mountain model, an exhibit on the evolution of skiing at Mt Hood, a miniature replica of a fire lookout, and more!

#3 - Hike Timberline Trail

The Timberline Trail circles Mt Hood at or near timberline and is near 39 miles. For those who are looking for a challenge, the 39-mile hike crosses multiple glacial creeks and rivers that flow from the mountain. This intermediate to difficult hike provides rewarding views of Mt Hood and the trails are well maintained. A multi-day hike for backpackers, you can choose shorter sections of the trail for day hikes. The most popular sections of the trail for hikers are accessed at Timberline Lodge.

#4 - Barlow Road and Laurel Hill Chute

Barlow Road, a portion of the Oregon Trail, was built in 1846 by Sam Barlow and Philip Foster allowing wagons to cross the Cascade Range and reach the end of the Oregon Trail in Oregon City in the Willamette Valley. Today, a portion of the road can still be driven on, but most of it is a trail. Trace the steps of pioneers from the Historic Barlow Road and enjoy highlights such as a replica of the old tollgate between mileposts 44 and 45 in Rhododendron where pioneers were charged $5 to cross. You can also see where settlers used to lower their wagons down an almost vertical slope at Laurel Hill Chute near Government Camp! 

#5 - Mount Hood Wilderness

The Mount Hood Wilderness was designated by the US Congress in 1964 and now has a total of 64,742 acres. Oregon's highest summit, Mt Hood, (11,240 feet) is a dormant volcano covered with 11 active glaciers. More than 10,000 climbers a year come to Mt Hood making it the most visited peak in America. The most popular time to climb Mt Hood is April - June. You can find dozens of trails ranging from moderate to advanced levels of hiking within the Mt Hood Wilderness. Still wanting to ski during the summer? Head to the Timberline Ski Area where intermediate and advanced skiers can take the Palmer Express to ski the snowfield June through September. 

 #6 - Mt Hood Scenic Loop

If cruising around Oregon’s stunning views sounds like your type of thing, then hop in your car and drive around Mt Hood connecting the Mt Hood Scenic Byway and the Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway. The 105-mile drive takes three to four hours, but you will want to make it a day trip that winds you around the mountain, fruit valleys, thick fir forest, and along the Columbia River. Photographers, this is one thing you don’t want to miss as the drive provides views of Mt Hood from all sides! 

#7 - Mt Hood Adventure Park

Mt Hood Outfitters formerly known as Mt Hood Adventure Park offers an abundance of thrilling activities for those seeking adventure. Try out over 20 attractions such as zip lining, bungee jumping, miniature golf, GoKarts, Malibu Racing, rock climbing and more! One of the most popular attractions that kids and adults alike love is the Alpine Slide. The park is home to multiple attractions including a guide company that takes you on kayak tours at Trilium Lake and the Mountain Bike Park. 

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Scenic Uncrowded, Mid-Summer Hiking Trails at Mt Hood
Posted by Mt Hood Vacation Rentals | Thursday, March 11, 2021

There are dozens of trails covering thousands of miles of terrain throughout the Mt Hood National Forest. If your summer vacation at Mt Hood is about getting out of the city and spending time in a serene and pastoral setting without crowds, we recommend these two hikes along eight trails that are at their very best for scenery and accessibility during the summer months. These trails offer wildflowers, huckleberries, Mt Hood views, mountain streams and waterfalls and there are not a lot people hiking here. Book a Mt Hood vacation rental and pack your hiking shoes to explore these gorgeous trails!

Paradise Park Trail # 778 & # 757 (starting at Timberline Lodge) 


The Paradise Park Trail is along a section of the Timberline Trail which circumvents Mt Hood at about 6,000’ elevation and the Oregon section of the Pacific Crest Trail which passes through the Mt Hood National Forest. This 12-mile roundtrip trail traverses down and back up Little Zigzag Canyon and Big Zigzag Canyon as well as other drainages for a total of 2,300’ of elevation gain. During mid-July through August you will enjoy multiple views of Mt Hood and a variety of wildflowers. 


  • Elev. Gain: 2,300 feet, cumulative with elevation ranges between 5,400 – 6,240 feet 
  • Distance: 12-mile roundtrip 
  • Hiking Time: 6 hours plus lunch break and photo breaks 
  • Trailhead: From Timberline Lodge, take any trail on the east side of the lodge and hike for a short distance uphill to the generally well-signed Timberline Trail (no. 600), which is also the Pacific Crest Trail (no. 2000) along this stretch. Head west, passing above the lodge and under chairlifts as the trail gradually descends through meadows. There are frequent views of the summit of Mt Hood as well as Mt Jefferson and the Three Sisters to the south. 
  • Highlights: Multiple mountain views; wildflowers; streams 

Umbrella Falls & Sahalie Falls Loop Trail # 600, #645, #646, #652, #667, #667C(This hike is comprised of several trails joined together.)

For a mostly shaded hike with two waterfalls and views of Mt Hood, choose the shorter 4.1 mile loop of this trail which takes you past both Umbrella Falls and Sahalie Falls. For a longer hike and panoramic views of Mt Hood hike the longer 9.7 mile loop which travels above tree-line and into full sun. Due to the higher elevation, the lower parts of this trail may have areas of snow through June. In August and September, look for wild huckleberries along the trails right around the 4,500 foot elevation for a mid-hike snack.


  • Elev. Gain: 1400 feet, 5750 ft elev at Umbrella Falls
  • Distance: 4.1 or 9.7 mile loop; this is actually several trails combined into two loop hikes. You can do the shorter hike to see both waterfalls, but you will miss the views of Mt Hood
  • Hiking Time: about 2 hours for the shorter hike and about 5 hours for the longer hike
  • Trailhead: From Government Camp, drive east on Highway 26 for 2.1 miles to the junction with Highway 35. Take Highway 35 towards Hood River for 7.8 miles. Turn left or north into the Hood River Meadows parking lot for Mt Hood Meadows ski area. The trailhead is on the right in 1/2 mile
  • Highlights: Scenic hike with Mt Hood and forest views. Passes by Clark Creek, Newton Creek and Heather Creek. Two beautiful waterfalls during the hike. Lots of wildflowers during the summer and huckleberries in late August or early September
Sahalie  Falls

Mt Hood Vacation Rentals in Nearby Government Camp

Tom's Creek Haus

A charming updated 1925 cabin right on Camp Creek, this Mt Hood vacation rental is a favorite for active summer vacations. Hike out the front door of the cabin to the famous Glade Trail, Crosstown Trail and several other adjoining trails. Enjoy the hot tub on the covered creekside deck year-round or sit by the creek during the summer.

  • Highlights: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, woodstove, hot tub, BBQ, covered porch, pet friendly, sleeps 6

Cedarwood Lodge:

This popular 3-level log lodge in the quiet south side of town is a long-time favorite vacation home for friend and family gatherings. You can walk to trails at Mt Hood Adventure Park or drive just a few miles to several trailheads.

  • Highlights: 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, gas fireplace, hot tub, covered porch, BBQ, pet friendly, sleeps 12

Chalet am Berg:

Upscale 3-level vacation lodge next to the Glade Trail is perfect for summer hiking right out the back door. Cook awesome meals in the gourmet kitchen and gather around the dining table surrounded by a wall of windows.

  • Highlights: 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 2 gas fireplaces, hot tub, big patio, BBQ, game room, creekside, pet friendly, sleeps 10

Moosewood Cabin:

Cozy family cabin with lots of warmth and charm is perfect for your summer family vacation. You can walk to the trails at Mt Hood Adventure or have fun on the Alpine Slide, Bungee Jumping, Zip-lining or enjoying more than 20 other attractions.

  • Highlights: 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, pellet stove, hot tub, decks, BBQ, pet friendly, sleeps 10

Marshall Cabin:

Adventure awaits in this modern and rustic cabin near Summit Meadow and Trillium Lake. You will be surrounded by the national forest with hiking, running and biking trails and roads right out the front door.

  • Highlights: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, woodstove, covered porch, BBQ, creekside, pet friendly, sleeps 10

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 Our Guide to Government Camp
Posted by Sydney Foster | Wednesday, February 17, 2021

With a famous amount of average snowfall, gorgeous lakes and nearby trails, Government Camp is the perfect setting for a getaway to Mt. Hood, Oregon - any time of year. Visit "Govy" in the winter and enjoy cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, tubing, and snowshoeing trails. When the snow melts, the fun doesn’t stop! Plan a trip to enjoy the beauty of mountain lakes and hiking trails in the Cascade Mountains with a stay in a Government Camp vacation rental! Explore what makes Government Camp an amazing choice for your next visit to Mt. Hood.

Government Camp Oregon Elevation

At an elevation of 4,000 ft, Government Camp is a hub for outdoor adventure in every season. With a summit of 11,245 ft, Mt. Hood and the surrounding national forest is the highlight of the area with skiing, hiking, climbing, and stunning views.

Government Camp in the Winter

Government Camp Snow Levels

With famously large amounts of snowfall in the Mt. Hood area every year, Government Camp is a hotspot for skiers, snowboarders, and sledders alike.

Average Snowfall Per Year:

Government Camp Winter Activities

Government Camp Skiing

Government Camp offers proximity to the Mt. Hood Meadows ski resort, the Mt. Hood Skibowl, the Timberline Lodge ski area, and the Summit Ski Area. Mt. Hood Meadows is located on the southeastern side of the mountain allowing for wind protected terrain, sunshine, and stunning views. With over 2,000 acres of ski terrain, beginners and experts alike are sure to find their favorite run and view at this expansive Mt. Hood ski area. Lesson reservations and day tickets must be purchased in advance for Mt. Hood Meadows for the 2020-2021 winter season.

The Mt. Hood Skibowl is unique for having the largest night ski area in America. With 36 lighted runs, groomed slopes, and plenty of outback terrain, every skier will delight with a day on the slopes of the Mt. Hood Skibowl. Reservations are not required but capacity is limited and managed on a first-come first-served basis. Mt Hood Skibowl is also home to the ever popular Cosmic Tubing. Reservations are required.

The Timberline Lodge ski area is known for being the only North American ski resort to operate in all 12 months. With 41 ski trails and 3,690 ft of vertical elevation change, this ski area offers skiers of every skill level to enjoy time out on the mountain. Due to safety precautions, the lodge is currently only open to overnight guests. However, guests may purchase on-site lift tickets and must abide by mask mandates and social distancing procedures.

The Summit Ski Area is the perfect destination for families and beginners. The historic ski resort has been operating since 1927 and offers a gentle vertical change of 306 ft making it ideal for a ski lesson or a relaxing day on the slopes for families. Passes and tickets can be purchased onsite with limited capacity, takeout only dining, and mask requirements are in place.

Ski From Timberline to Government Camp

A Mt. Hood vacation rental allows you to explore cross country ski trails and the serenity of a peaceful snowy forest, with access to outdoor adventure just steps outside your door. Buckle your ski boots or snowshoes and head out to explore a trail like the Crosstown Trail or Glade Trail; there are several other trails intersecting with these trails, too. The Alpine trail #661 even allows skiers to make the journey from the Timberline Lodge ski area back to Government Camp after a day on the slopes!

Government Camp Sledding

For sledding fun, head to Cosmic Tubing at the Mt. Hood Skibowl where you can find thrills down the sledding runs and rock out to a music and light show that will add to the family fun. Don’t worry about walking back up the hill; there is a conveyor lift that will bring you and your tube back to the top. Along with being a family-friendly ski trail, the Summit Ski Area also offers tubing. Children of all ages can enjoy taking a break from ski boots and enjoy riding in a tube down a sledding path. Don't forget to wear a mask on the sledding hill!

Government Camp in the Summer

Government Camp Summer Activities

If you prefer summer fun to winter skiing, then book a summer retreat to Government Camp! The melted snow leaves behind hiking trails and opportunities for outdoor exploration. Family-friendly fun can be found at the Adventure Park at the Mt. Hood Skibowl, which offers a variety of activities ranging from an alpine slide, bike park, zip lining, and more. Still have an itch to ski? The Palmier Glacier at the Timberline Ski Area allows skiing through the summer which makes it a favorite destination for casual skiers and hopeful Olympians alike. Outdoor adventurers will also delight at the many hiking, biking, and water activities that can be found within an easy distance of Government Camp!

Government Camp Mountain Biking

Mountain bikers will enjoy plenty of trails in the area ranging from easy terrain to very difficult. The Timberline to Town Trail is an intermediate trail that can be followed for 5.5 miles down 2,000 ft from the Timberline Lodge area to the Crosstown Trail into Government Camp. Or try out the new Mountain Bike Park at Timberline Lodge; a chairlift will take you and your bike back to the top. For a challenge, take a ride on the Pro Line trail which is a downhill trail filled with rocks and other obstacles located at the Mt. Hood Skibowl. Or ride along the Trillium Lake Trail which is a beginner-friendly trail with beautiful views of the lake and Mt. Hood.

On the Water Near Government Camp

You can also bring along a fishing rod to reel in a catch during your stay. Visit nearby lakes like Trillium Lake or Frog Lake where you can swim, launch a canoe or kayak, and enjoy the views as you paddle. For an exciting day trip, head to the Sandy, Clackamas, and Deschutes rivers which all offer nearby white-water rafting trips.  

Government Camp Hiking

Hikers will enjoy trails in a beautiful setting as they follow along the Mirror Lake Trail, the Timberline Trail, and even trails found right outside of a vacation rental! Explore Mt. Hood National Forest for a day and enjoy the best of the Cascade Mountains. Birdwatchers will also delight while searching for local bird sightings while those seeking to summit Mt. Hood will enjoy climbing season between mid-April and mid-June. 

Government Camp Restaurants

*Please note that some restaurants are operating unusual hours, or are only open for takeout or outdoor dining during the pandemic. Be sure to call the restaurant ahead of time for hours and information. 

All of this outdoor adventure is sure to work up an appetite! After a day on the slopes or on the hiking trails, grab a bite to eat in Government Camp. Stop in to Mt. Hood Brewing Co for a brew and some tasty eats. A favorite for apres-ski, Glacier Public House offers pizza, wings, and even vegan friendly options along with a variety of Pacific Northwest brews.  

For casual burgers and beers head to Charlie’s Mountain View! A local favorite since 1977, this relaxed setting is the perfect place to munch on a sandwich, steak, and sip on a local beer. For even more après ski fun, head to the Ratkskeller where you can share a pizza with family and friends and enjoy a house-made cocktail like a Blackberry Whiskey Sour or a White Russian. You won’t want to miss these local eateries when you visit Government Camp! 

Directions to Government Camp

Situated about 60 miles east of Portland, Government Camp is the perfect destination for nature lovers. If you fly into Portland International Airport or are local to the area, the drive will take you along the Mount Hood Scenic Byway via Highway 26. Drive times range from an hour to four hours, depending on traffic. There is always more traffic around the weekends, which is just one of the reasons we recommend booking a midweek trip to Mt Hood. 

Government Camp Cabin Rentals

Whether you plan on exploring skis slopes or hiking trails, Government Camp makes for an ideal home base for a Mt. Hood escape. With private hot tubsCreekside locations, and even a remote cabin that can only be accessed by snowshoe or cross-country skiing, our Government Camp cabins offer you whatever outdoor relaxation you desire! 

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#BookDirect with Mt Hood Vacation Rentals and Save Money!
Posted by Mt Hood Vacation Rentals | Monday, February 1, 2021

Get the Best Value on Your Next Mt Hood Vacation When you Book Direct

Scenic Summer View of Mt Hood

What Does it Mean to Book Direct?

Our options for finding the perfect vacation rental have increased tremendously over the past decade. Today, you can shop online and browse thousands of vacation rental homes. Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) like Vrbo and Airbnb make this process easy, but do you know who owns and manages the vacation homes you're looking at?

The truth is, many of the properties that you see on these sites are actually managed by local property managers, and they're putting their homes on these sites just to get in front of you. You can often find the exact same vacation rental on the property manager's local website. Booking Direct means that you make your reservation through the property manager's local website - like - instead of Vrbo and other 3rd party websites. 

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What Are the Benefits of Booking Direct? 

Local, Knowledgeable and Friendly Vacation Planners

When you #BookDirect, you have direct contact with our personable and friendly vacation planners. Our professional and knowledgeable team knows our vacation rentals inside and out. They will assist you in finding the perfect retreat for your Mt Hood getaway. The vacation planners in our locally owned and operated office have a combined 125 years of living and playing at Mt Hood and enjoying everything there is to do here. We can point you in the right direction for restaurants, recreation, activities and more while you plan your vacation.

Mt Hood Vacation Rentals Local Office in Welches

If you have special needs, Mt Hood Vacation Rentals is here for you. Looking for assistance with your family’s special celebration or a specific request? Do you want to surprise someone with flowers and a bottle of champagne? Or would you like ready-to-bake lasagna in the refrigerator when you arrive? We can make things like this happen for you. As professional vacation rental managers located centrally to all of our vacation homes, we will work with you directly to assist with any of your individual needs and make sure everything is just right before you finalize your vacation plans.

Get Access to Our Entire Inventory

Many of our vacation rentals including our best homes aren’t even listed on Vrbo or Airbnb. Because of the cost of using the listing sites, the best and most popular vacation homes cannot be found on these travel websites. As a matter of fact, only about half of Mt Hood Vacation Rentals are listed on OTAs. By limiting your search to the OTAs, you might be missing out on the perfect vacation home for your family or group of friends. When you #BookDirect, you have the best opportunity of finding the the right vacation rental for your Mt Hood vacation.

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Pay Less for the Same Vacation Cabin

Yes, you read that correctly! Rent the same exact cabin you were eyeing on that OTA site without all the extra fees. VRBO, Airbnb and many other OTAs add hundreds of dollars in fees to your booking total. The traveler or service fee that is added on to your booked reservation by the OTAs can be 10% - 15% of the booking total that you pay for your vacation. Most of these fees go to Vrbo and Airbnb, however, many property managers also mark up their prices on these sites to cover their costs. We want to make sure your vacation is perfect and that your budget is not stretched with extra fees when you plan your Mt Hood vacation.

When you #BookDirect with Mt Hood Vacation Rentals, those additional fees are avoided, so you can use that money for a nice meal, lift tickets or a memorable souvenir. Booking direct with Mt Hood Vacation Rentals will always provide the best value for your vacation. We also often have specials and promotions that you can only get when you #BookDirect.

How to Book Directly Through a Vacation Rental Manager

So you understand what booking direct means, and the benefits make it a no-brainer. But how can you find these local property manager's websites? Here are our top five tips for finding local websites with the best inventory and pricing:

#1 - Do a Google Search Using [Destination] Vacation Rentals

Do a Google Search using [Destination] vacation rentals to start. If you are searching in an area that has alot of vacation rentals, you may need to add more to your search terms. Try something like "[Destination] vacation rentals with hot tubs" or "pet-friendly vacation cabins in [Destination]" or "vacation rental managers in [Destination]". Often local property manager websites will pop up at the top of the "organic" or unpaid search results. Keep in mind that the first 4 search results are going to be paid ads. Also, try your search in Bing. Fewer companies and OTAs advertise there, so you may find fewer listings to sort through.

#2 - Google Search the Name of the Rental you Found on an OTA

When you find a listing on an OTA that appeals to you, copy and paste the name of the vacation rental and [Destination] in Google or Bing. Usually, the page for that specific vacation rental will pop up just below the paid ads. If the vacation rental does not have a name (Cozy Cabin for example), then copy and paste the first one or two sentences in the description and search in Google or Bing. In most cases, the vacation home information will be in the Vacation Rental Managers' listing.

#3 - Search Google Local

You know that little map that shows up with local businesses sometimes when you search on Google? That's called Google Local! You can start out by going to Google Maps and typing in "[Destination] Vacation Rentals". The names of local property management companies will show up and there will be a link to their website so you can start shopping for the perfect rental.

#4 - Check out the Local Chamber of Commerce Website

Check out the local Chamber of Commerce, Visitor's Information Center or Destination Marketing Organization websites. They will have listings for all of the local vacation rental managers as well as for restaurants, shops, attractions and other things to see and do in the area.

#5 - Consult Social Media

Search FacebookInstagram and Pinterest for a "vacation rental manager in [Destination]". Most vacation rental managers use social media to connect with their guests, so you can find their contact information that way, too.

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Your cozy cabin getaway is calling! We offer 35 vacation homes with amenities like hot tubs, riverfront settings and so much more. Most are pet-friendly and welcome your dogs, too. Make your reservation today and get access to all of those special #BookDirect perks you've been reading about.

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6 Cabins Perfect for a Ski Trip to Mt Hood Meadows
Posted by Sydney Foster | Friday, January 8, 2021

Planning a getaway to enjoy the slopes of Mt Hood Meadows? Before you pack your skis or snowboard, you’ll need a home-away-from-home in a Mt Hood Meadows vacation rental. Although there are not any rentals at the ski resort itself, the nearby Government Camp community offers close proximity to the ski slopes and other outdoor adventures. Return for apres-ski relaxation to cabins that feature private hot tubs, fireplaces, full kitchens and so much more that will make you feel right at home.  

Check out our list of Government Camp cabins that make for the perfect Mt Hood Meadows vacation rental.  

1. Cedarwood Lodge

This 5-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom cabin invites a group of 12 ski bunnies to relax in style after a day on the slopes at Mt Hood Meadows. The cozy log cabin is complete with a private outdoor hot tub where you can ease sore muscles from a day of outdoor adventure. Enjoy a getaway at this Mt Hood Meadows vacation rental! 

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2. Moosewood Cabin 

Nestled in a forested setting in Government Camp, this 3-bedroom,1-bathroom Mt Hood Meadows vacation rental cabin is a perfect getaway into nature. After a day skiing at Mt Hood Skibowl, warm up near the pellet stove or head to the hot tub for a relaxing soak. No matter if you want to ski the day away or cozy up reading inside the charming living room, this cabin is an ideal winter escape.

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3. Marshall Cabin

A perfect respite in Oregon's snowy great outdoors, the Marshall Cabin is an ideal getaway sitting on 2 private acres surrounded by Mt. Hood National Forest. Accessible only by cross-country skis or snowshoes, this cozy cabin is a secluded retreat perfect for having a game night at home and warming up near the wood-burning stove. Want to bring your four-legged friend to join in on the fun? Pups are welcome to join you at this charming cabin! 

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4. Tom’s Creek Haus

Perfect for a romantic couple’s retreat or a small family of outdoor-enthusiasts, Tom’s Creek Haus features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a living room complete with a stone fireplace. Enjoy proximity to downtown Government Camp as well as the outdoor adventure that can be found on nearby ski slopes and trails. Enjoy listening to the babbling brook that flows right behind the rental making the cabin’s location perfect for a winter Mt Hood Meadows vacation rental. 

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5. Holzhutte

This hand-crafted cabin was built in the European style in 1966 and makes for a unique getaway in the Oregon wilderness! Boasting a gorgeous interior complete with a wood-burning rock fireplace, a downstairs game area, and a fully equipped kitchen, the cabin invites a group of 10 to feel right at home. After a day on the slopes at Mt Hood Meadows or snowshoeing trails, take a dip in the Swedish-style cedar soaking hot tub that is nestled near snow-covered trees.  

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6. Chalet Am Burg

Enjoy a relaxing getaway at this Mt Hood Meadows vacation rental. Boasting stunning wooded views, plenty of at-home entertainment with board games and a foosball table, as well as a patio complete with a hot tub with forest views, this cabin invites groups to enjoy family fun both at the cabin and exploring nearby ski trails and attractions. No matter if you visit to ski the day away or just enjoy the luxury lodge, this is an ideal home-away-from-home in Government Camp. 

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Plan your ski trip to Mt Hood Meadows

Ready to hit the slopes? Book one of our Government Camp cabins as your Mt Hood Meadows vacation rental! Take your pick of amenities such as pet-friendly cabins, private hot tubs, game rooms, and more as you plan your group's getaway to enjoy the outdoor adventure offered by Mt Hood Meadows. For more adventure, browse all of our vacation rentals to see other great escapes in the Mt Hood area.


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Why Midweek Vacations at Mt Hood are the Best
Posted by Tiffany Quillan | Thursday, January 7, 2021

Planning a vacation around a weekend feels like a no-brainer, especially if you have a Monday through Friday job with weekends off. Two free vacation days, right? While weekends at Mt Hood are wonderful, midweek vacations are the real hidden gem. This is especially true now while more people have the ability to work remotely, and while a lot of employers are offering more flexibility to move working hours around. Here are the top reasons you should consider a midweek vacation to a beautiful mountain town like Mt Hood. 

#1 - Less Traffic Means More Vacation Time

Traffic can turn a 60 mile trip into a three plus hour drive. Make that round trip and you're clocking six to eight hours for a quick getaway. At that rate you've already blown through two half days that you could've spent hiking, skiing or relaxing in the hot tub at your private vacation cabin. When you plan a midweek vacation to Mt Hood you'll cut down on your driving time significantly, so you can spend more time vacationing and less time staring at the bumper in front of you.

#2 - Less People Means More Room to Explore

We're all looking for less crowded places lately, and midweek at Mt Hood is the ideal spot. You'll enjoy less crowds, more space and plenty of fresh mountain air - whether it be cross country skiing, snowshoeing, downhill skiing or hiking. You can take your time on trails and soak in the views. Enjoy a quieter experience and get more nature. You can't beat midweek if you're really looking to take a break and connect with nature. Get your socially distanced vacation right when you choose midweek at Mt Hood.

#3 - Less Visitors Means Your Choice of the Best Cabins

How many times have you found the perfect cabin only to look at the calendar and find that your dates are taken? Vacation rentals book out fast for weekends at Mt Hood, but that perfect vacation rental can be yours if you come midweek instead. You don't have to be shy with your midweek vacation rental search - go for everything you want: private home, hot tub, pet friendly... you name it! You can get all the amenities you're looking for and find the right location. 

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#4 - Lower Prices Means More Money to Play

What's not to love about getting more for less? Prices throughout Mt Hood are lower during the week than they are on weekends. Vacation rental prices are up to 20% lower during the midweek than they are on weekends. Activities are also less expensive! Lift ticket prices may cost around $129 on peak weekends, but you can ski those same runs for $99 midweek or even $69 if you ski a half day starting at noon. Spend less money on your vacation rental, lift tickets, and other activities and put more in your piggy bank for your next adventure. 

Plan Your Midweek Mt Hood Vacation

Get to your destination faster, enjoy less crowds and more space, and spend less money. What's not to love? Book your midweek vacation with Mt Hood Vacation Rentals today and save up to 20% on your vacation cabin.

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