Why Mt Hood Vacation Rentals are Way Better than a Hotel
Posted by Mt Hood Vacation Rentals | Sunday, February 7, 2010
With a TV commercial highlighting vacation rentals having aired in Sunday’s big game, football fans are discovering why renting vacation homes, cabins, chalets and lodges is a favorite choice for many travelers versus hotels. Beyond the experiences families and friends build by staying in a home away from home in The Villages of Mt Hood, there are numerous benefits to choosing vacation rentals – sometimes in ways they’d least expect.
Whether trying vacation rentals for the first time or if you’re one of the nearly nine in 10 travelers who plan to rent again*, here are some useful planning tips and insights as a post-game update for visiting Mount Hood, Oregon:
KNOW YOUR DESTINATION:
Whether you are a first-time traveler to Mount Hood or regular visitor, it’s recommended that you become familiar with the mountain’s special events, seasons and offerings. Here are some activities that guests find most enjoyable:
- Sundays in February & March: Fusion Series Ski & Snowboard Competitions, alternating between Timberline and Mt Hood SkiBowl
- Saturdays in February & March: Music in the Market at the Wy’East Day Lodge, Timberline Ski Area
- 2nd Sunday of the Month: Free Fly-Tying Party at the Fly Fishing Shop
- Ongoing: Art Classes at The Arts Cabins in Government Camp
- Thru March 31: Windell’s Open Skate at the indoor skate park
- February 27: Tubbs Romp to Stomp out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series
- March 6: Ski the Historic Glade Trail, groomed just one day a year
- March 12-14: Sue Allen Studio Art Sale
- April 10: Sustainability Day at Mt Hood Meadows
- April 1-June 10: Quiet Season Discounts in Mt Hood Vacation Rentals: stay 2 nights and the 3rd night is ½ price, the 4th night is free.
LOOK FOR PACKAGES:
During certain seasons, vacation rental packages can provide even more value, some with 3 bedrooms starting at just $144 per night, with all of the typical amenities of a resort and more. Visit Mt Hood Vacation Rentals to become familiar with various vacation rental types, reservation rates as well as travel specials available at Mount Hood.
USE SPACE TO YOUR ADVANTAGE:
Mt Hood Vacation Rentals’ cabins, cottages and lodges can be from 600 sq. ft. for a romantic, riverfront and secluded cabin for 2 to more than 2500 sq. ft. and sleeping up to 10 people, typically costing less than the multiple hotel rooms required to accommodate 10 guests.
SAVE ON DINING OUT:
ASK ABOUT AFTER-HOURS SERVICE:
When looking into any vacation rental accommodation, check to see if there is an accessible customer service number for emergency needs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and for after-hour requests. At Mt Hood Vacation Rentals, the toll-free number is answered 24/7/365 by a real person and there is always a local after-hours phone number for emergencies.
ENTERTAIN YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS FOR FREE:
ASK ABOUT PARTNERSHIPS:
Beyond the ability to live like a local in The Villages of Mt Hood, vacation rental guests can also take advantage of our relationship with Mt Hood Meadows, Timberline and Mt Hood SkiBowl. Throughout the winter ski and snowboard season, guests enjoy the privilege of purchasing discounted lift tickets with savings of up to $19 per person per day.
REMEMBER BIG EVENTS:
Whether it’s for football championships, ski and snowboard races, golf tournaments or weddings and family reunions, vacation rentals can save guests from the hassle of finding multiple hotel rooms during big events, and save on the cost of multiple reservations. Vacation rentals also provide a romantic location for a special moment such as a proposal, honeymoon or anniversary.
SMALL BUSINESS RETEATS:
Vacation homes are an ideal location for small business retreats for 2 or more days. Business associates find the private and relaxed setting of a vacation home’s living room to be an asset to getting a lot done in a short time-frame without the distractions of the office. And the full kitchens can be used to prepare meals by the group or by a local caterer.
For general answers to frequently asked questions about vacation rentals or for more information, visit Discover Vacation Homes as an official resource for professionally managed vacation rentals across the country. Also connect with travelers and experts in the Facebook Vacation Rental Community and join the conversation on Twitter @GoVacationHomes. Visit Mt Hood Magazine for information about ongoing events, recreation, dining and the history and culture of the Mount Hood area. For more travel information about The Villages of Mt Hood, visit Mt Hood's Online Info Center.
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