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Best Places to Stay Near Mt Hood Oregon
Posted by Mt Hood Vacation Rentals | Friday, May 17, 2019


When I close my eyes and picture Mt Hood, I think of summer campfires with melty s'mores, fall hikes with brilliant foliage, and winter adventures followed by cozy gatherings around a fireplace. It seems that no matter how many times you have visited the area, there is always a new adventure awaiting - a new village to explore. Romantic cabins line the roads that kiss Mt Hood, and the memories we make here are held near to our hearts. Whether you're a first-time visitor or you're on a mission to turn over every leaf in the area, here are our picks for the best places to stay near Mt Hood, Oregon.

Best Places to Stay Near Mt Hood Oregon at a Glance

  1. Welches
  2. Zigzag
  3. Brightwood
  4. Government Camp
  5. Rhododendron

Best Places to Stay Near Mt Hood Oregon Details

#1 - Welches

Welches is snuggled between Mt Hood Village and Zigzag, encompassing the Three Nines Golf Course. It extends South of U.S. Highway 26, following the Salmon River and E Salmon River Road. It's the perfect village to score a riverside cabin surrounded by tall trees or a secluded cabin for maximum relaxation. It's proximity to U.S. Highway 26 also offers easy access to a great selection of restaurants and grocery stores, like Barlow Trail Roadhouse and Hoodland Thriftway.

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#2 - Zigzag

Zigzag is an unincorporated community between Welches and Rhododendron. The Zigzag River and Sandy River weave throughout the area, and lush greenery surrounds homes and cabins. Several creeks with origins in the hillsides meander throughout the area, and Zigzag hums with the relaxing sound of running water. Visitors can grab comfort food at the Zigzag Inn, or stop by the Zigzag Mountain Store & Cafe for breakfast in a restored historic building. The Skyway Bar and Grill is home to the most amazing BBQ and mac and cheese, and offers live music four to five nights a week at their huge outdoor garden and dining area.

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#3 - Brightwood

Brightwood is situated between Wemme and Sandy, and is part of the Villages at Mt Hood. Brightwood gets its name from the way the sun shines on the cottonwood trees in the spring. Just north of U.S. Highway 26, the Sandy River and the Salmon River loop through town, chilled from fresh snowmelt. Visitors can enjoy the Sandy Ridge Trail System, with miles of mountain biking and hiking trails. After a full day of adventure, unwind with dinner and drinks in the historic log building of Brightwood Tavern.

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#4 - Government Camp

Government Camp is Mt Hood's Alpine Village, with out-the-door access to trails and skiing. Many sports enthusiats come here to train in the winter, and the scenery is breathtaking. Government Camp is just across Mt Hood Highway from Mt Hood Skibowl East, and just down the road from skiing and cosmic tubing at the Mt Hood Skibowl. Charlie's Mountain View restaurant is an absolute favorite for apres-ski and the Mt Hood Cultural Center and Museum offers the perfect break from the sun. 

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#5 - Rhododendron

Rhododendron is just past Welches, and before the Mt Hood Ski Bowl. Several creeks and rivers cross through the area, including Henry Creek, the Still Creek and Zigzag River. Hikers love Rhododendron, with quick access to Pioneer Brindle Trailhead, Flag Mountain Trailhead and Castle Canyon Trailhead. The Oregon Trail 1845 Historic Marker is in the center of town, and visitors enjoy great eats at the Still Creek Inn and Mountain High Coffee.

If Rhododendron sounds like the escape you're been pining for, check out these beautiful vacation homes:

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Planning a Mt Hood escape is a breeze with Mt Hood Vacation Rentals. We offer a great selection of cabins throughout the Mt Hood area, and pet friendly lodging means that your dog can come too!

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