6 Tips for Planning Your Summer Vacation at Mt Hood
Posted by Mt Hood Vacation Rentals | Sunday, April 15, 2018

Six Things to Consider While Choosing a
Mt Hood Vacation Rental to Stay in This Summer

Staying in a vacation rental home is 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. P.S. Even if you don't plan on hitting the slopes this summer (which you can do), it is fun to go up to Timberline to play in the snow in July! We offer fully-equipped cabins, cottages, lodges and condos to choose from, so one of our vacation homes is sure to meet your needs.

Benefits of staying in a Mt Hood Vacation Rental
  • Living like a local at Mt Hood during your vacation; get to know your neighbors and do the things the people who live here like to do during the summer
  • Relaxing with your friends and family in a spacious home, cabin or lodge; you may never want to leave your calming mountain retreat
  • Sitting by a fireplace in the great room or gathering around the backyard deck.
  • Preparing meals in a completely equipped kitchen or on the gas BBQ on the deck; you have options with everything you need in the kitchen and a deck with a BBQ and furniture
  • Watching your favorite shows and movies on flat screen TV’s with cable, satellite and Internet TV; or maybe you will just skip the TV and enjoy the scenery instead
  • Staying connecting with free wifi; find a restaurant or activity on your phone
  • Soothing your tired body in a private, outdoor hot tub; most of our vacation homes offer private hot tubs just for your group
  • Revitalizing your spirit while being surrounded by the peace and quiet of the forest, birdsong and flowing rivers

With the growth in 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. Here are 6 tips to help you decide which Mt Hood Vacation Rental is perfect for your summer vacation. Remember, we have Vacation Planners standing by at 888-424-9168 or [email protected], 7 days a week to offer recommendations, too. 

#1. Location
Is riverfront or secluded acreage a necessity? Would you like to be tucked away under the trees or are wide-open views more to your liking? Do you feel more comfortable with being able to sePicnic area along the Sandy Rivere a cabin next door? Or do you need to be in Government Camp for summer skiing and snowboarding activities? Typically the riverfront and secluded vacation homes are the most popular and they fill up more quickly. If this is important to you, book your reservation early. Also, the larger homes that accommodate more people book sooner. Visit to start your vacation rental search.

#2. Activities
Mt Hood as a place is a collection of several small villages sprinkled throughout the Mt Hood corridor surrounded by the Mt Hood 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 including bowling alleys or movie theatres here, but you will find lots of locally owned and operated eateries, bars, recreation providers 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. And while you are planning your vacation, check out our Concierge page for a listing of everything there is to do throughout the Villages of Mt Hood.

#3. 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 vacation homes have occupancy limits for safety reasons, so you won't want to cram too many people into one 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 as frequently. You can search and view Mt Hood Vacation Rentals by size on our search page.


#4. Size of Traveling Group
Are you traveling with a large group of friends or a multi-geneHikers taking a fun selfie at Mirror lake at Mt Hoodrational family? You may want to 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. If you are planning a romantic getaway such as a marriage proposal, honeymoon or anniversary, take a look at our Romantic Retreats.

#5. Amenities
WhichRoasting marshmallows around a campfire amenities are necessary and which would be nice? All Mt Hood Vacation Rentals are furnished 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. Most of our vacation rentals offer direct river access, too. Check out our list of amenities and features that are included with every vacation rental and to see what you need to pack for your trip. *One location does not have wifi connectivity which is perfect for an unplugged retreat.

#6. Dog-Friendly
Do you want to bring the family dog with you while on vacation? Most Mt Hood Vacation Rentals are pet-Dog taking a swim at Trillium Lakefriendly (we welcome well-trained and fully vaccinated dogs over 1 year old). There are lots of things to do with your dog while at Mt Hood like hiking or swimming in a lake. It is important to your pet that this is a vacation that you will be spending with your dog. If your dog 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.

Are You Ready to Make a Reservation?
Cari, Kayla and Fay at Mt Hood Vacation RentalsContact our Vacation Planners at 888-424-9168 or [email protected] and they 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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