Moondance Cabin

2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 6 Rhododendron

Refresh in the secluded, creekside setting of the Moondance Cabin, a Panabode Log Cabin with classic mountain charm and character. The warm and cozy wood log interior and the fireplace will be the perfect place to kick back and make the most of your Mt Hood vacation. Prepare a tasty dinner in the fully-equipped kitchen or grill on the gas BBQ on the creekside deck.

You will want to relax on the private back deck accompanied only by the sounds of the flowing waters of Clear Creek and the light of the moon and stars. Soak in the new 6-person hot tub after a day of hiking, biking or playing in the snow at Mt Hood. Enjoy the view of the woods and the creek from the windows that surround you in the living room or cozy up in front of the wood-burning fireplace.

You will be just minutes for dozens of miles of trails in the Mt Hood National Forest in one direction. Or head the other direction to restaurants, stores and attractions making this location ideal for your vacation basecamp.

The Moondance Cabin is popular for romantic retreats including proposals, honeymoons and anniversaries; however the cabin is also suitable for two couples or a small family. Two bedrooms, each with a queen bed and two full bathrooms plus the living room sofa bed accommodate up to 6 guests comfortably.

•On Clear Creek in Zigzag
•Open Living Room
•Secluded Creekside Setting
•Wood-burning Woodstove in Fireplace
•Starter Supply of Firewood Provided
•Fully-Equipped Kitchen
•1 Queen Bed in the Primary Suite
•1 Queen Bed in Second Bedroom
•1 Queen Sofa Bed in Living Room
•2 Full Bathrooms
•Deck with Propane BBQ and Deck Furniture
•6-person Hot Tub
•Internet Speed: Fast - 100+ Mbps
•Land Line Phone w / Free Long Distance (limited cell service)
•Washer / Dryer
•Please leave your pets at home
•No Smoking
•1104 Square Feet
•Property Elevation: 1491 Feet
•Note: Snowy roads and driveway require traction devices (chains or snow tires) and 4WD for access during the winter
•Parking: Max 2 Vehicles, No Street Parking
•Sleeps 6
•No Parties, Weddings or Events, Please.

*Each home is individually owned. Amenities and furnishings are subject to change at any time. For questions on this, please contact our office.


  • Grill/BBQ
  • Deck/Patio

Nearby Attractions

  • Restaurants
  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Waterfalls
  • Lakes/Rivers


  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • High Touch Surfaces Cleaned with Disinfectant
  • Towels and Bedding Washed in 60C/140F Water


  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Cookware


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Hangers
  • Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dryer
  • Driveway
  • Wireless Internet
  • Living Room
  • Wood Stove
  • Walk-In Shower
  • Telephone
  • Dining Area
  • Internet

Sport Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Skiing
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Sledding
  • Golf
  • Fly Fishing

Local Services

  • Laundromat
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Ski Resort Nearby
  • Riverfront
  • River View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront


  • Mountain
  • Privacy: Secluded
  • Log Cabin
  • Romantic Retreat


  • Private Entrance
  • Single Story

Pool and Spa

  • Hot Tub: Private


  • Books
  • TV
  • Board Games
  • Streaming Service Available

Beautifully relaxing

Javier H.
One of a lifetime experience with family. Peaceful and cozy. Stayed warm despite the snow. Had a fantastic time

01/11/2023 ~ Guest Survey
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Condition of Home (Maintenance, Wear and Tear & Usability)
This was a really lovely stay! We booked it last-minute for new years and were surprised at how high quality the home was. The kitchen was pretty well-stocked, the rooms were comfy. The fireplace was kind of low in stock but nothing too bad. We had a very cozy and nice weekend staying here. The hot tub is amazing.

12/23/2022 ~ Guest Survey
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Condition of Home (Maintenance, Wear and Tear & Usability)
House was perfect for a mini getaway!

12/11/2022 ~ Guest Survey
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Condition of Home (Maintenance, Wear and Tear & Usability)
It was amazing beautiful and had everything we needed

11/2022 ~ Website

Beautiful Location, Wonderful Cabin

Jerry & Wanda
My wife and I had stayed at Moondance for a few days in 2008, and always talked about returning. We finally made it back for a week in October 2022. The cabin is wonderful, and the location couldn't be better, in the Oregon woods, with a lovely creek chucking along just past the back deck. A peaceful place to stay, with so much gorgeous scenery nearby. Mt. Hood, the Columbia River, views of the Oregon Cascades, trails for hikers, there is so much to see and do. And there are very good restaurants nearby, too. If you are looking for a quiet cabin, in the midst of bountiful natural beauty, this is it.


Quick Summer Getaway

Mark S.
After a wedding in Portland, we did a quick trip to the Mt Hood area to get in some hiking and relax. We stayed at Moondance for three nights at the end of July. We loved the cabin. The location was very convenient for a lot of things we wanted to do. The pictures and description in the listing were very accurate. There was a grocery store nearby with all the food and drink supplies we needed. There were plenty of kitchen supplies for our meals and the grill worked great. The hot tub was very nice after long hikes. The only negative was the air conditioning. It was unseasonably warm. The listing said it had air conditioning. The signs in the cabin said there was no air conditioning. But, there was an AC unit in the living/dining room - just not in the bedrooms. You had to restart it often but if you did that it worked pretty good. The messaging for this was just a little off and confusing. We loved the cabin and would definitely go there again.


Great Cabin on the river

Michael L.
We did love this cabin, has many amenities and was comfortable. The one thing I would mark down as a negative would be how close it is to the road. Back of the house and hot tub were very nice with a slow moving stream in the back.

07/25/2022 ~ Guest Survey
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Condition of Home (Maintenance, Wear and Tear & Usability)
Simply awesome.


Amazing Stay

adrick s.
You sent a message4 minutes ago "This was by far one of the best locations I have ever visited. We are already planning a return trip when weather is warmer. The cabin is cute, and the kitchen is well stocked. I would not recommend spring visits with small children as the water is pretty rapid, but I really loved sitting out on the deck and watching the water. Location is VERY convenient (close to a small grocery store, liquor store, and several lovely food spots), but once you are at the cabin you feel very secluded. You could slightly view neighboring houses, but it felt very private. I would highly suggest Zig Zag cafe for breakfast, and the cantina next to the grocery store was amazing. Very close to Mt Hood nat'l forest and all of the amazing hiking there, and the hot tub was a blessing after some long treks."

05/2022 ~ Website

Charles M.

Great location by the running creek and nice mountain cabin. Enjoyed the wood burning fireplace and separation from neighbors.

03/2022 ~ Website

We loved it!

This was an excellent cabin for family time! We skied, played games, enjoyed the cozy fire, ate meals prepared in the kitchen, relaxed on the back patio and in the hot tub, with the creek and trees entertaining or eyes and calming our hearts. It was hard to leave!

02/2022 ~ Website

Great cabin and amazing location

Brian F.
Very happy with this cabin rental. The location can't be beat!

01/2022 ~ Website

Moondance cabin review

Very nice cabin, good location and access. The only negative part is a lot of dust and spider web on the walls, ceiling, shower.

11/2021 ~ Website

Good experience

Haim D.
Great location, magical setting.

05/2021 ~ Website

Perfect mother’s day

Cathy S.
The moondance cabin is amazing. Very quaint and homey. The bed was very comfortable as well as the living room furniture. The hot tub was relaxing and the view of the river was beautiful. We can’t wait until we can come back in nicer weather so we can enjoy the deck.

05/2021 ~ Website

Great Stay

Erica R.
Spent two nights in Moondance cabin with an old friend. Many hours spent sitting around talking. It was very comfortable. The weather was not great so we were not able to sit outside but we could see that it would be a lovely experience another time. Rental process was remarkable. I received lots of helpful information in advance and during our stay. Only problem was with the wood stove- we had a hard time getting it started without lots of smoke - might have been our own inexperience.

03/2021 ~ Website

Moondance Cabin

Cozy cabin in a great location! Our stay there was perfect!

03/2021 ~ Website

So relaxing!

Very cozy and beautiful, we had a great time with our family.

03/2021 ~ Website

Perfect Cabin!

Anna G.
We had the best time with our daughter for the days we spent at this cabin. Every amenity we could imagine was provided, from tons of kitchenware to board games and puzzles. Mount Hood Vacation Rentals left nothing for us to guess or wonder about as far as what the cabin had and what to do for arrival and checkout. The cabin is beautiful on the river with the hot tub and all of the cute hidden gnomes. We will definitely return one day! Thank you MHVR for everything!!

02/2021 ~ Website

Weekend Getaway

The two of us had a very nice time at the cabin! It was warm and welcoming when we arrived. We had two days of eating delicious food, enjoying the hot tub, and relaxing with the snowy views and lovely creek. Just what we needed!

02/2021 ~ Website

Charming cabin in idyllic setting!

Catherine C.
Charming cabin in an idyllic setting. Everything was clean and comfortable. The gnomes hidden around the lush forest property were a special treat.

01/2021 ~ Website

A delightful getaway!

This was the perfect getaway for our family. The view of the water is perfect, and it was so nice to fall asleep to the sound of the water. It felt very cozy. There were even gnomes hidden around the property for our kids to find, and a guestbook. It was just 11 miles to Government Camp and SNOW. We hope to stay here again! Only thing to be aware of—the dishwasher is not *attached* to its cabinet, which can make it tricky to load and unload. But it was a great experience.
Manager Response
Glad you enjoyed your stay and looking for the gnomes. They move around, so you will find them in new places the next time you visit. The dishwasher has been reattached to the cabinet, so it is not moving now.

12/2020 ~ Website

Ringing in the New Year at Moondance

Chelly A.
upon our arrival we, as a family had zero expectations. We knew our spontaneous decision making to flee the city was on many others agendas. Deb was amazing and patient with me as I struggled to track down my boyfriend for approval. But we landed the most beautiful cabin, serene and peaceful, a true gem in the forest surrounded by the most amazing running creek sound. Our family truly enjoyed our stay, so much that we tried to stay longer. We give this place and the rental team 3 thumbs up!

12/2020 ~ Website

Cozy riverside

We had a nice time at the quiet cabin. The sounds of the river so close were soothing and calming. We cooked all meals there and lit a fire one night. It was cozy and nice, especially with the cheerful, lit, Christmas tree. Very nice touch! My husband did get a rash from the hot tub so I recommend people with sensitive skin be cautious. He showered immediately after every use and used the chemicals every night, just as instructed by management.
Manager Response
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Moondance Cabin. You need to shower before using the hot tub to remove any body oils, perspiration, lotions, hair products, dirt, etc. Any of these items entered into the water can throw off the chemistry.

10/2020 ~ Website

Love this place!

Wonderful little cabin right on the river. It was secluded enough to feel private, but also close enough to the main road to be close enough to restaurants and the grocery store. We had a great time!

08/2020 ~ Website

Fantastic Getaway

Jerrold C.
Really lovely place to stay to get away from the world awhile.

06/2020 ~ Website


We had a great stay. We loved moondance and would stay there again. The only complaint we have is how short the shower head was in the master bathroom. It made it a little challenging to shower.

03/2020 ~ Website

Beautiful cabin, clean and quiet!

Aaron C.
perfect, the cabin was spotless, right on the creek, lots of firewood to keep a fire going.

03/2020 ~ Website

Good times

Gary H.
Fantastic, hot tub was hot, and cabin was cozy, just what was needed for a short vacation.

02/2020 ~ Website


We loved this wonderful cabin for our old friends reunion! My friend wanted an isolated cabin in the snow with a stream nearby and we got all of that and a river immediately in our backyard; what a beautiful sound. The all wood cabin was so welcoming. Two masters and 2 baths gave us our own space for our sleep. We built our own fires and painted, worked a puzzle, cooked in nice kitchen and talked for hours with back door open to hear river. Perfect getaway!

12/2019 ~ Website

Romantic Christmas Getaway

Monica C.
Secluded location is magnificent! Loved having a hot tub, however, an inability to adjust the temperature was really unfortunate and put a damper on our stay. Once the jets run and the cover comes off, within 5 minutes the temperature drops by about 5 degrees, making it tepid and unpleasant. Then getting out into the cold air is miserable! We were also unable to change any channels on the tv, so again, a damper on our stay. The sounds by proximity to the creek are magical, but with the cost of rental and ensuing service fees we expected the amenities to be fully operational. The cabin is cute and unassuming, won’t stay again though.
Manager Response
We are glad that you enjoyed the Moondance Cabin so much. We regret that we did not have any opportunity to address your concerns while you were here. We have found that hot tub is heating properly, so we are unsure what may have occurred during your visit. The TV remote was on the Favorites tab and needed to be switched to regular use, so it is working now.

11/2019 ~ Website

Wonderful cozy cabin

Robecca C.
Perfectly relaxing

09/2019 ~ Website

Moondance Cabin was a delight!

My three sisters and I rented the cabin for a few days after a busy wedding weekend in Portland. The setting was superb, the outdoor hot tub was warm and relaxing, the beds were cozy, and the kitchen had everything we needed except a little bit of sugar for our tea.
Manager Response
Congratulations to the wedding couple. It was our pleasure to assist you with a relaxing sisters retreat at the Moondance Cabin after your busy weekend in the city. We would love to see you again.

05/2019 ~ Website

Wonderful week by a mountain stream

Scott R.
This romantic cabin in the mountains by a stream came with everything we needed to relax and unwind for a week! Felt really remote, yet is close enough to restaurants and stores to still be convenient. Loved listening to the creek through rain and sun, and even when in the hot tub. If you're looking for a romantic getaway in a mountain cabin, this cabin is great. Definitely will return.
Manager Response
We love hearing that your romantic getaway at the Moondance Cabin was so perfect. We are excited for your next visit.

05/2019 ~ Website

Moondance Cabin

Ruth S.
Moondance cabin is a tranquil getaway retreat. It checked all of the boxes: private, next to water, hot tub, fireplace and comfy furniture. Very relaxing log cabin in the woods.
Manager Response
We love the Moondance Cabin for it's relaxed and rustic vibe right next to Clear Creek, too. Thank you for your business and we will see you next year!

03/2019 ~ Website


The cabin is cozy and clean with all of the essentials for an great vacation in the snow on Mt. Hood. The hot tub is an excellent way to soothe your sore muscles after a day exploring, especially while watching it snow and listening to the creek at twighlight. Highly recommend this cabin to anyone wanting to get away for some wintertime fun!
Manager Response
We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your winter wonderland vacation at the Moondance Cabin. Summertime is really fantastic here, too.

03/2019 ~ Website

Beautiful and Relaxing

Margaret T.
Absolutely stunning. We walked in and immediately fell in love with the property, and absolutely will be back in the summer. It was the perfect spot for a romantic birthday weekend, and the hot tub was so good for a morning soak and read. Will be returning soon!
Manager Response
Happy Birthday. Do come back in the summer; you can dip your toes in the creek.

02/2019 ~ Website

Amazing winter paradise!

Tim J.
We had a great time at Moondance. It's our fourth time staying here. It's quiet and beautiful and the proximity to the river is gorgeous.
Manager Response
Thank you for your repeat visits to the Moondance Cabin. We love knowing how much you enjoy your stays here. And this year, the snow all around the creek was simply beautiful.

11/2018 ~ Website

Highly pleased

Jeannette W.
Nice quiet place with a gorgeous creek behind it surrounded by trees. We enjoyed the gnomes hidden in the woods, it was fun gnome hunting. Would rent this cabin again.
Manager Response
It is nice to know that you had a quiet retreat at the Moondance Cabin. There are always new gnomes showing up in unexpected places, so come back for a visit and see if you can find them.

10/2018 ~ Website

Enjoyed our honeymoon!!

Gregory S.
We felt like the cabin was as represented on your website. Nothing disappointing, exceeding expectations. We loved the seclusion... and the sunny, Fall weather helped also...!

09/2018 ~ Website

Thumbs up!

It was so relaxing and tranquil. The river tight next to the cabin was beautiful and the whole stay was an adventure.

07/2018 ~ Website

Best Cabin Rental Ever

Bryan W.
We have rented several cabins in various parts of the US (anywhere from Maine to Alaska), and this was the best one yet. It started and ended with the ease and excellent customer service of the Mt. Hood Vacation Rental points of contact. We were able to do everything online with ease. The customer service by everyone with this group was so awesome and they were so nice. Then there is the cabin which was perfect. Awesome cabin in the woods, very clean with all amenities. Rambling brook steps from the back patio, hiking trails, hot tub, fire place, skylights and awesome furnished patio. With the trees you felt completely isolated, however it is located only minutes from restaurants, grocery store and the wi-fi worked perfectly and fast (we had 3 teenagers with us so this was very important). From the reservation service to the cabin itself, 2,000 characters is not enough to describe how perfect this cabin is/would be for a couple and/or a family. Absolutely the best cabin rental we have ever had.

06/2018 ~ Website

Nice cabin for smaller group

Tom F.
The cabin was smaller than it appears in the picture, fortunately I was by myself so that didn't matter much but if 6 were to stay it would be a very tight fit. The bedrooms both had closets but nothing else so storage of clothes for 2 in each would be quite fun, not a lot of space. Had problems with the gas grill, finally got it to light by hand the first time--they said they could come out on Tues. to fix with the call made on Sun.--said they could fix any time would just use matches. The second time I used it , it ran out of gas half way through cooking, the gauge telling what was left in the tank was way off--still showed half tank. Also left a note that the master bedroom sink did not drain well and the kitchen sink had a drip. The cabin was clean but these general small maintenance items were a distraction--I think the management company needs to put a note in each cabin each time they are rented asking the user to list any small problems like this when they leave. I have Verizon cell and it did not work in the cabin, so it was good to have a phone available to use--just had to wait to go into town to see who may have called. Wifi was great and used that instead of the phone to contact friends and tell them not to call. The location was excellent--near a lot of great hiking trails which was why I was there. The back deck was very relaxing with the sound of the stream, but 3 days of rain and drizzle didn't allow for much use. Overall I enjoyed myself--I have rented other cabins in the area, one way better and one way worse--having no neighbors was a plus but being somewhat smaller was a minus.

12/2017 ~ Website

Moondance Cabin

Beautiful cabin. Loved everything about it. Clean, warm and everything we needed were there. We cooked every single day. Checking in and checking out was so easy. Staff were helpful and very informative. Hot tub was a bonus. Will return again for sure.

12/2017 ~ Website

Memorable Holiday Trip

Tim J.
This is my third time spending the winter holidays at Moondance. Cozy cabin, attentive staff, beautiful location. The family had a great time. Coming back for sure.
Manager Response
Thank you for your continued visits to the Moondance Cabin. We are happy to be of service to you. See you again next year.

12/2017 ~ Website

Moon Dance Adventure

Jeff K.
This was our second stay at this cozy cabin. We stayed with another couple and absolutely enjoyed our 2 nights there. Everything was clean and perfect.
Manager Response
Thank you for your repeat business; we appreciate knowing that you have enjoyed your visit so much that you would come back and bring friends. We look forward to your next visit.

10/2017 ~ Website

A Great Cozy Retreat !

We have stayed at the Moondance cabin twice and we love it! It has an awesome outdoor hot tub and the cabin is very nice. They also have a good selection of music CD's and movies. You really don't need to take anything like that. It is well stocked with everything. Also, the office staff are VERY FRIENDY and helpful, specifically Kayla and Faye! We will be back!
Manager Response
We make it our mission to provide friendly, personalized customer service and we are so happy to know that we have delivered. We look forward to your next visit.

06/2017 ~ Website

Beautiful, relaxing home

Jacob M.
What an excellent home to stay in. We were worried about the lack of AC during a heat wave in July, but the shade, and being next to the river kept everything wonderfully perfect. Communication with the main office was amazing, as they were super responsive to our late check in request. I can't wait to come back to this beautiful, quiet mountain retreat.

05/2017 ~ Website

Lovely Location; Not Clean

Paul B.
Lovely location, but ... * all floors were dirty, un-swept * Master bedroom and bathroom closets were dirty, layers of dust. * Cobwebs on many windows and curtains. * washer and dryer were so dirty they were unusable; we had to clean them out first; clothes still absorbed residual dirt after washing and drying, ruined some. It would have been nice if the property managers had offered a discount for the cabin condition.

04/2017 ~ Website

Great retreat place!

Great place to relax and retreat from the world. Excellent cabin by a beautiful creek. Kitchen needs some upgrading. But overall a beautiful place!
Manager Response
We love hearing that you had a relaxing vacation. We look forward to your next visit.

02/2017 ~ Website

Pretty close to perfect

Dave B.
This cabin is adorable, so cozy and comfortable. The kitchen is extremely well stoked and the beds comfortable. It feels very private with only one visible neighbor.I loved listening to the creek but I wish more of the windows opened. A couple of things kept it from a 5 star review: The hot tub is pretty high and the bench unstable. We almost fell a couple of times. Also, the wood walk way leading out to it gets very slippery -- some de-icer would have been helpful. The shower heads are pretty low. I'm only 5'3 and the water hit at chest level so washing my hair was a challenge. My poor husband is 6'2 so he really had to stoop. Most of the firewood provided, including the extra bundle we pre-purchased, was slightly damp so it was tough to get and keep a good fire going. Overall we loved the cabin and would definitely stay there again. The gnomes hidden all over were a cute touch. We may even bring a couple of ours to "retire" in the mountains next time. 🙂
Manager Response
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the charm of the Moondance Cabin. Thank you for the comments about the few items that could be better, most we can address easily. We look forward to seeing you and your gnomes again soon.

02/2017 ~ Website

Perfect couples getway

Debbie K.
This cabin was just perfect for two couples. Has 2 bedrooms and a outside hot tub with a creek right at your back door. Cabin sat back far enough from the rural road amongst some secluded trees. Warm cozy feeling inside the cabin with the option to have a wood fire. The barbeque worked super well for cooking outside on the back deck.
Manager Response
So glad you enjoyed your getaway to Moondance Cabin. We love that the cabin is private, but still close to lots of activities.

02/2017 ~ Website

Great Cabin in the Woods!

Tamara H.
Our stay was wonderful! The Moondance Cabin was well maintained and clean when we arrived. There was plenty of firewood for the fireplace and the hot tub was terrific! The stream off the back of the property was actually a lot closer to the house and larger than I anticipated from the pictures. The house is quite secluded also even though it is right off the road. There is no road noise and you can't see any neighbors through the trees. The kitchen could use some updating and some of the furniture is getting close to needing a replacement, but we didn't want the Ritz Carlton, so these things didn't bother us. We would definitely stay here again!
Manager Response
We are glad to hear that the Moondance Cabin was so perfect for your visit. We look forward to your next visit.

01/2017 ~ Website

Moondance MLK

Jeff B.
It was all around great, would do it again

10/2016 ~ Website

Just Book It!

Israel P.
My wife and I stayed in the Moondance cabin for our 10 year anniversary. We both had an amazing time. First, the customer service was great! The ladies at the rental office were responsive and very helpful. The cabin was amazing and very private, which was really important to us. It was clean and well taken care of. It's close to the ranger station, grocery store, and some great restaurants. The hot tub was great and has a great view of the creek roaring by. The only disappointment was that we had to leave.
Manager Response
Happy Anniversary! We are so pleased to know that you enjoyed your special weekend at the Moondance Cabin and that we achieved our goal of providing friendly and professional customer service. We look forward to your next visit to Mt Hood.

09/2016 ~ Website

A peaceful retreat

We stayed at the Moondance Cabin for 6 nights. The cabin was clean and was in good working order. We felt the best part of the cabin was the back deck. It has multiple seating areas and was close to a stream. The sounds of the water and birds were wonderful. The inside of the cabin was cozy and comfortable. The bathrooms and kitchen were a bit dated but clean. We did appreciate having a washer and dryer. Overall it was a great location for us, gave us the peace and quiet we wanted and we enjoyed our stay.

07/2016 ~ Website

Near Perfection!

Tia Y.
We absolutely loved this cabin (and had a feeling we would as soon as we booked it). It's rustic but equipped. Old fashioned but very comfortable. We have stayed at a lot of Mt. Hood Vacation rentals and have enjoyed so many of them, but this was one of the best. Lounging on the deck with Clear Creek right below us was amazing. The hot tub... impeccable. It was clean, modern enough and the beds were very comfortable. Our son LOVED the games and the great selection of videos. There were also some good books. The ONLY drawback was the lack of A/C, but it's rarely needed in Oregon. The place also smelled a little musty, but it wasn't overwhelming. We LOVE Moondance Cabin and hope to be back!
Manager Response
Thank you for your repeat visits to Mt Hood Vacation Rentals. We appreciate your business. We love the Moondance Cabin, too. It is a perfect mountain cabin with all of the ambiance you are looking for plus modern amenities. We are excited for your next visit.

01/2016 ~ Website

Warm, charming cabin

Judy H.
Moondance Cabin is absolutely lovely, even better than in the photos. The heat was turned on before we arrived so it was comfy warm. The location is wonderfully secluded, with the soothing sound of the rushing river. The cabin was very clean and the kitchen had all the basic supplies. The beds are getting a bit old and while the foam toppers helped a lot I would recommend new beds. But overall we had a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend.
Manager Response
The location for the Moondance Cabin is perfect for a quiet getaway at Mt Hood with Clear Creek in the backyard and several hiking trails just up the road, restaurants and shops a couple of miles away and skiing 15 minutes from the cabin. Good news! The beds were replaced with new deep pocket, pillow-top mattress sets on 3/4/16. We are glad to hear that this cabin worked well for your vacation. Come see us again soon.

01/2016 ~ Website

Maahvelous Night For A Moondance

Christie L.
We love this cozy cabin, deck, hot tub,and the creek. Simply can't go wrong.
Manager Response
We agree, the Moondance Cabin is perfect!

11/2015 ~ Website

Peace & Quiet

Nancy W.
Love this rental, perfect size for a family of 4. Brand new hot tub was a plus as it worked like a charm. House is situated in a private setting (love)and the house itself has everything you would need to enjoy your home away from home.
Manager Response
The Moondance Cabin is one of our most popular vacation rentals because the cabin is so ideal for a couple or for a small family.

10/2015 ~ Website

Blessed to have been a guest!

Brantlee U.
Moondance Cabin is a little bit of magic in the woods, on the river. I was really impressed by the surroundings of this cabin. Aside from a little road noise (which is towards the back of the house where the mud room sits so the noise is hardly a nuisance), it's quiet and very therapeutic. We built fires each day; the kitchen was roomy and stocked enough for us to make meals; and the sitting areas were comfortable to relax in. We did a lot of hiking around the area with our 3.5 year old son, such as Little Zigzag Falls, Trillium Lake, Little Crater Lake and of course visiting Timberline. Also visited local restaurants the Skyway and Zigzag Inn. Picked up fresh coffee from Mt Hood Roasters about a mile up the road. That's a little gem in the woods too. The Thriftway in Welches is a great little market (a mile down the road) that has all amenities and food you would need, including draught beer and kombucha! This area of the Mt Hood National Forest is for romantics if you love to breathe in amazingly fresh air and surround yourself in nature's embrace.
Manager Response
Wow, we could not have said it better. We love that you loved your Mt Hood vacation at the Moondance Cabin. We look forward to your next visit.

10/2015 ~ Website

Beautiful creek - not as secluded as we thought

Jeanne E.
This house is a small, cozy, lovely cabin for a maximum of four people. The hot tub sits just above the creek and the deck takes full advantage of the view of the creek. One bedroom has a large ensuite bathroom. The kitchen, dining area and living room are small but adequate for four people. The front of the house is fairly close to Lolo Pass Road but since you face the creek, being so close to a highway is not too distracting. Houses on either side are visible through the trees. No significant hiking trails from the house. It was too expensive for two nights but for a little longer stay with multiple day discounts we would consider renting this home again.

09/2015 ~ Website

A great getaway!

I spent nearly a week at this secluded cabin. It was just what I needed -a getaway.
Manager Response
Moondance Cabin is a favorite retreat for our guests who are looking for a quiet getaway at Mt Hood. We are glad to know you enjoyed that experience.

09/2015 ~ Website


Diana B.
House was charming, good location. IT was clean and well presented. But it seemed moldy to me, the land line did not work ,even after handy man checked it , so i was left alone with out phone service. There was a sound coming from under the house which kept me away on the third night. IT made me feel anxious and could not sleep, i think it was the pipes. Slept in the master bedroom and did not like the mattress, seemed old, the sky lights helped but house was very dark mixed experience and i left day early as i was upset about the phone , the sounds and the darkness
Manager Response
We are sorry to hear that this cabin was not the right fit for you. We can recommend other cabins that are lighter and brighter with vaulted ceilings, lots of windows and white painted walls instead of wood walls. Unfortunately, phone service can become disrupted at times. There are areas in the Mt Hood area with better cell service that would likely help you to feel more comfortable.

08/2015 ~ Website

Moon dance is magical

Christie L.
Moon dance cabin is wonderful. Beautiful, cozy, the perfect setting for a relaxing quiet get away in any season.
Manager Response
Clear Creek, the fireplace and the hot tub at Moondance Cabin all contribute a relaxing and quiet Mt Hood retreat.

07/2015 ~ Website

moondance cabin

Christopher B.
everything was perfect!

06/2015 ~ Website

Heavenly Escape

Roger R.
Moon dance was everything we had hoped for. Absolutely loved the the hot tub , the seclusion And the coziness of the place.....about the only thing that we would have liked that didn't have was an easier access to the creek and a place to sit...
Manager Response
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit at the Moondance Cabin. Clear Creek is a natural mountain waterway, so there are rocks along the creek. Thankfully, the deck with plenty of seating is just 25 feet from the creek.

05/2015 ~ Website

Heaven and Moondance

Kelly M.
My friend and I wanted a little cabin by the water.... And Moondance is it!... Defiantly our favorite... We'll be back!!! A great place to sit back with a cup of coffee and wash your stress down river... K
Manager Response
We love to hear when our guests have had a relaxing getaway. Isn't that what vacations are for?

05/2015 ~ Website

Great get away!!!!!!!

Charles T.
The wife and I went for a relaxing weekend without the kids!!!! It was peaceful and very relaxing and she loved every minute of it. She found a chair next to the window that she could absolutely stay in all day. We really enjoyed the view of the creek that you could see and hear from the cabin!!!!!
Manager Response
Yay, for a kid-free weekend. Next time bring the kids and let them look for fish in the creek.

03/2015 ~ Website

Perfect getaway!

Moondance was a perfect location for my 3 day getaway with my daughter! It was peaceful and had everything that we needed to make the stay special and memorable including the creek, a wood burning firebox, and a hot tub. The kitchen was stocked with high quality dishes and cooking pans/utensils/serving dishes. We would love to return!

02/2015 ~ Website

Spectacular Romantic Getaway

Ann V.
The Cabin was beautiful. My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time. The fireplace and the hot tub were a real treat. Overall the cabin was clean and well put together. The one thing we had an issue with was the grill did not have any propane when we went to use it which was unfortunate however did not ruin the experience we had. Also to point out some I had to wash a lot of the dishes before we used them as they were not clean. Also I would like to recommend that there be a remote for the DVD player which our cabin either didn't have or we just couldn't find it. We will definitely consider coming back in future years.
Manager Response
We apologize that there was not propane at the BBQ for you; that was an oversight. And the dishes should have been cleaner. Overall we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to your future visit.

01/2015 ~ Website

sisters' weekend

Kathy P.
great spot, right on the river. cozy cabin, quiet. two complaints: the place was not cleaned properly: sticky spots on table, the comforter on the bed seemed to have not been washed in a long time; and the kitchen gadgets/utensils could use updating.
Manager Response
Thank you for the comments. We have high standards for cleaning and regret you did not experience that. Everything you mentioned in the cabin is being remedied.

12/2014 ~ Website

Great winter experience!

Tim J.
Had an amazing time at Moondance with my brother over the Christmas Holiday. Awesome house, great location. Definitely will be back.

11/2014 ~ Website

MoonDance Cabin

Jonathan A.
Great experience at the MoonDance cabin. Quiet, private location next to a gorgeous creek. Well stocked kitchen supplies, cozy bedroom and fantastic private hot tub with a creek view. My only suggestion would be to update the dvd player so that it has a remote and can be paused, rewound and fast forwarded.

11/2014 ~ Website

Beautiful place

Cammie A.
My husband and I stayed here. We enjoyed the place. Will be coming back again.

10/2014 ~ Website

Bourgeois vacation

Very easy and friendly checkin and checkout. We had no problems during our stay. The cabinwas wonderful and very clean. Such a beautiful area!

10/2014 ~ Website

Weekend get a way

David K.
Great place! Need new coach.

09/2014 ~ Website

Nice cabin

Brenda H.
The cabin overall is what we wanted. The deck is very nice and relaxing with the sound of the stream. I do have to say that I was disappointed the water was undrinkable. Kitchen stock was okay. It was nice to have a washer and dryer, but be careful washing whites due to the rust in the water. I found the mattress a little uncomfortable.
Manager Response
The water system has a filtration unit that is being looked at now. It should be improved soon.

06/2014 ~ Website

Rain, Rain, Go Away, Come Again Some Other Day

Marinell T.
It rained all 4 days we were there, almost non-stop, so we never saw Mt. Hood and never got to sit on the patio or enjoy outdoors without an umbrella, but Mt Hood Vacation Rentals had no control over that. Otherwise, the place was perfect. Kitchen was extremely well equipped. Beds were comfortable. Fireplace was nice. Location was ideal. Nearby restaurants were superb, far exceeding our expectations. We had a slight miscommunication about how to get the key, but it was soon resolved and all was fine. Except for unending rain, it was the perfect vacation spot. We did enjoy the area.

05/2014 ~ Website

Laid Back

Cecil M.
Beautiful setting, very neat, well kept cabin, tastefully decorated. The perfect place to escape the concrete jungle for a few days.

02/2014 ~ Website

Exactly what we hoped for. Beautiful cabin experience.

Monica T.
We rented this cabin sight unseen, just going by pictures on the site. We weren't disappointed. It was a cute, cool, authentic, cozy cabin on the water, with a hot tub. Loved it. The cabin was super-clean and well-kept. The hot tub was pristine. The mattresses weren't great, they maybe could use some updating, but it was only the 2 of us so we had plenty of sleeping options. I loved the decor. (I'm a designer). Simple, authentic, real, modest. Nothing over-the-top or tacky. Moose quilts on the beds and games in the cabinet. The look of the cabin is a big deal for me, and I loved sweet Moondance. The people behind the front desk are welcoming and friendly. Thoughtful touches made a difference-like flashlights by the back door for your walk to the hot tub at night. Lamps in the right places. Spices in the kitchen, so you can cook. We spent a lot of time in the cabin, and we felt like we had everything we needed, the entire visit. It was less secluded in reality than we had pictured. But it feels very secluded. You can't see your neighbors. Every window has a view of green. You are feet from the river. The sound of the river was constant and soothing. The hot tub is angled for privacy nicely, with easy instructions. My boyfriend and I both own little vacation places in other parts of the world, and we liked our stay so much, we took a few notes from Moondance for our own rentals! The people who own this lovely little place obviously care about it, and have nice taste to boot. Great trip!

02/2014 ~ Website

Pleasant stay near Mount Hood

I loved being near the river and the hot tub was such a treat! My two complaints are that the bathrooms were not in great condition- cheap toilet seat covers, one of them looked like it had just been haphazardly placed, didn't even align with the toilet itself. And the shower in the second bathroom didn't work. I left a message and property management tried to contact me apparently about it but I never got a message from them and didn't realize they even tried until I checked out. Also if you stay here be sure to check the hot tub first! It takes forever to heat up (about 3 hours)- I thought it wasn't even working at first. I was also surprised that when I checked in, no one mentioned this - would have been really helpful info.

12/2013 ~ Website

Guest Wilkinson: Review of Moondance Cabin

The beautiful location on the river is really what this rental had going for it. It was extremely clean and I loved the wood work as well. There were many problems with the rental. On the first day, the hot tub was luke warm, and I asked for a maintenance person to come out and help me with it. He taught me how to reset the breaker box, but also told me that the hot tub has been giving guests problems chronically over the last year or so. He told me that if I was lucky, the hot tub would work for the week. I will say that I monitored it often, and it did work all week, so that was a blessing! The shower heads are so low that I had to duck down to take a shower. My friend complained about low water pressure, and his water ran out one evening in his bathroom. The office was difficult to get a hold one morning, so I drove down there. The office staff person "Mark" was extremely friendly and helpful, though! So, it's a mixed review. For the peak price we paid, I feel there should have been zero maintenance issues. However, the staff that did assist us were very friendly and helpful. Overall, it was a beautiful place and we had a great time, so I would recommend it to others, but I would warn them about the hot tub first. Marrla Wilkinson

10/2013 ~ Website

Moon dance cabin

It was great! My wife and I stayed four nights for our honeymoon and enjoyed the quiet and tranquility at this location. It overlooks the creek which is beautiful and is nestled in a beautiful mountain valley. If you want to get away from it all and still have amenities like groceries, restaurants and recreation nearby, this is the place!

10/2013 ~ Website

Girls Weekend Adventure

Beautiful location right on the creek, great deck to sit and enjoy the sights and sounds. Fairly private, with only one other cabin in view through the trees. Hot tub would not stay on; we had to reset the circuit breaker quite a few times, so the water was not always "hot". The telephone worked - occasionally; which was annoying since our cell phones did not have service at the cabin. WiFi was not turned on when we arrived at the cabin and we had to figure out how to make it work. The pictures made it look quite a bit larger than it was; very cozy for two people. Very thin walls - you can hear everything between the two bedrooms. There was a toilet plunger next to the master bathroom toilet, and we quite quickly figured out why; which was a recurring problem throughout the weekend. The cabin, while situated in a beautiful location, and with amenities, is in need of some upgrading and maintenance in order to be a more enjoyable get-a-way.

10/2013 ~ Website

moon dance

very relaxing

09/2013 ~ Website

Transcending at Moondance

A true cabin experience. We loved getting away here, listening to the creek and enjoying the hot tub. Waking up and walking outside every morning was wonderful for the time of year we stayed. This property is very peaceful. The staff made everything very clear and simple for us arriving and departing, we appreciated that. We will be back. Aloha and Mahalo

09/2013 ~ Website

Anniversary getaway

Michael H.
This was a great way to spend our anniversary. The location was fantastic, and the rental agency took care of everything, including our late check in.

08/2013 ~ Website

Seven Days Were Not Enough

We left Dallas' 102 degree temperatures and walked into a heavenly deep cool forest of total privacy and solitude. We have been on the rivers of Mt. Hood many summers but this one was the most private and quiet of all. It was difficult to leave. We will return.

07/2013 ~ Website

Wonderful Week-Long Stay

Colby S.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Moondance Cabin. The cabin had everything we needed and is near to many outdoor activities. We recommend dropping in the Zigzag Inn for dinner sometime, it's a great restaurant at the end of the road. If you do plan on watching movies while you're there... Don't forget to bring them! Choices in the area are VERY limited, as all the rental stores are out of business.

07/2013 ~ Website

Simply Perfect!

Our experience at Moondance Cabin met (and exceeded) all expectations. Many times the reality of a place falls short of the online description. Moondance was exactly as pictured...beautiful, serene, secluded - simply perfect!! Thank you Mount Hood Vacation Rentals.

07/2013 ~ Website

Moondance Cabin Rocks

Kati O.
Moondance cabin was even more wonderful than I expected. When they say 'fully stocked' they totally mean it! It was right off the road, and you felt like you were totally secluded. It was private, quiet, and being on the creek meant you had the wonderful sound of the water all the time. The cabin is wonderful and I cant wait to stay there again. Thank you!!

06/2013 ~ Website


Beverly K.
We loved this cozy cabin. It was quite spacious for our family of 3. Everything was clean, the beds were comfy, and the kitchen had everything we needed. Plus, the location is beautiful. Even though it rained a lot, we didn't mind since it was so nice there.

06/2013 ~ Website

Repairs for safety

Kathleen C.
The location is beautiful and relaxing. They have redone the deck and it is quite unsafe because they didn't put railings on the narrow upper portion to present you from falling. The dryer turned on but after 2 hours the towels were very damp. Probably a clogged upper vent cap. There need to be a table on each side of the bed. There are carpenter ants in the dining room.
Manager Response
The dryer has been repaired and is now working well. Unfortunately, each spring the ants come out for a brief period of time. We never know when they will hatch, so it is difficult to keep up with them. We are sorry they were there during your visit.

06/2013 ~ Website

Pretty great place

The location, scenery, cleanliness were all as fantastic as we'd hoped. Plenty of privacy. The deck is super. There's SOME road noise but there wasn't really much traffic for a weekend. We only had (what we consider) minor annoyances: Both toilet seats were very loose. One of the faucets needs to be tightened. There was the start of (I think) mold growing around the master sink. There appears to be about 4-6 inches of dry rot at the entrance to the master shower and guest bath. The hot tub was off when we went to use it (day 2). The lights were on but the temp was about 90 degrees. I reset the two breakers leading to it and it started heating again but we never got to enjoy it HOT. A screwdriver and some bleach (or likely re-caulking the sink) and it would have been a fairly perfect experience!

05/2013 ~ Website

Ants - there were large black ants everywhere.

Rhea P.
The property was infested with large black ants and we left after staying only 1 night. We did not feel comfortable staying in a place with ants crawling on us all the time.

04/2013 ~ Website

weekend getaway

Jeremy P.
We had a great time. The only problem we had was the fireplace not working properly. Beautiful setting in the woods and close to mt hood meadows.

03/2013 ~ Website

great Cabin in a great location - Moondance!

William P.
Went skiing at Mountain Meadows. Zig Zag is a great place to stay and Moondance was perfect. Enjoyed a fire at night and the hot tub on the creek was great. Would highly recommend and would stay here again.

03/2013 ~ Website

Moondance cabin

Megan H.
We all had a great time staying in this cabin & plan on making reservations again in the future. The only problem we had was the fires going out in the fire place & not being able to find the damper lever. Other than that it was great. Oh maybe have a few more towels out....

12/2012 ~ Website

Beautiful cabin,secluded, sound of water rushing lovely snow fall

Ramona P.
Snowed in a beautiful surrounding with comfort and joy..lovely Christmas tree..gnomes hiding in the tub with sound of the river. I will certainly return in the Spring.

12/2012 ~ Website

Peaceful Retreat

Josh A.
After a few days in the city, this was a perfect place to wind down and relax. Clean, near Timberline lodge, Mt. Hood and close to grocery store with amazing beer selection!

12/2012 ~ Website

Cute little cabin, needs some updated comfortable furniture

Scott D.
A very cute little cabin to relax in with a wonderful forest and creek view. The bed in the master could use a new mattress, and a more comfortable couch in the living would be nice; something you can curl up and sink into. The current one is a little stiff and not a real comfy sit. I did love walking in when we arrived with the heat on and the cabin cozy and warm and the Christmas tree lit. So welcoming!

11/2012 ~ Website

Moondance Cabin

We visited the end of November, beginning of December. No Snow beyond that the Cabin was Awesome.

10/2012 ~ Website

Wonderful trip

Katrina D.
I had a very relaxing trip and would stay again for sure

10/2012 ~ Website

Moondance - A great cabin

Stephen F.
Everything was wonderful.

09/2012 ~ Website

Sooooo relaxing!

Carol W.
We absolutely loved our stay at Moondance cabin! It was so cozy, and we loved to spend time on the amazing deck listening to the babbling brook. An added bonus was looking for all the gnomes...what a fun surprise!

09/2012 ~ Website

Wonderful cabin

Linda D.
We loved our stay here. Excellent in every aspect for us. Would definatley highly recommend the cabin and the service.

09/2012 ~ Website


Anna A.
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful stay. It was a beautiful cabin, well maintained and very clean. I would gladly visit again. A couple of suggestions, the pull out sofa couch could be changed.. The material is scratchy not very cozy and begining to show it's age. The door handle to the laundry needs changing and the main bathroom could use new grout. Those issues are minor though, the cabin was more then amazing. However, if it were my cabin I would swap get on those three things to make it perfect. 🙂

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