River Dance Retreat

3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 10 Welches Dog Friendly

River Dance Retreat in Welches is the family-favorite lodge at Mt Hood that you will want to return to for summer and winter vacations. Your kids will love the big back yard with the sandy beach along the river and roasting marshmallows in the fire pit at night. Your dogs will enjoy this mountain cabin, too, with all the room to play outside and the comfortable living space inside.

If you have a crew of cooks in your circle of friends, you will all have plenty of room in this spacious, updated kitchen for preparing fun and flavorful meals. The eat-in kitchen is perfect for passing dishes from the cooktop to the table. Or grill out on the gas BBQ on the large back deck and enjoy dinner at the picnic table by the river.

You can relax in the vaulted great room with picture windows bringing in natural sunlight and Sandy River views or hang out in the TV room watching your favorite movies and sports events.

The River Dance Retreat will comfortably accommodate 10 guests in 3 bedrooms plus the loft (1 king, 3 queens, 2 twins). There are 2 full bathrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs across from a queen bedroom. The primary bedroom suite upstairs includes a king bed and the 3rd bedroom upstairs has 2 queen beds. The 2 twin beds are in the loft.

The private, outdoor hot tub with the covered gazebo at the River Dance Retreat is the perfect place to relax after a day of biking, hiking, golfing, fishing, skiing or snowboarding at Mt Hood.

• On the Sandy River in Welches
• Vaulted Great Room
• Quiet Dead-end Road
• Wood-burning Wood stove
• Starter Supply of Firewood Provided
• Fully-Equipped Kitchen
• King Bed in Primary Bedroom Suite
• 2 Queen Beds in 2nd Bedroom Upstairs
• 2 Twin Beds in the Loft
• 1 Queen Bed in Bedroom Downstairs
• 2 Full Bathrooms
• Private, Outdoor Hot Tub
• Deck with Propane BBQ and Deck Furniture
• Cable TV
• Internet Speed: Slow - under 20 Mbps
• Land Line Phone w / Free Long Distance (limited cell service)
• Washer / Dryer
• Your Dogs are Welcome to Join You!
• No Smoking
• 2396 Square Feet
• Property Elevation: 1292 Feet
• Note: Snowy roads and driveways require traction devices (chains or snow tires) and 4WD for access during the winter
• Parking: Max 4 Vehicles, No Street Parking
• Sleeps 10
• 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.

Nearby Attractions

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


  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • No Contact Check In and Check Out
  • High Touch Surfaces Cleaned with Disinfectant
  • Towels and Bedding Washed in 60C/140F Water
  • First Aid Kit


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


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

Sport Activities

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

Local Services

  • Laundromat
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

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

Discount Allowed

  • Discount: Yes


  • Mountain


  • Private Entrance

Pool and Spa

  • Hot Tub: Private


  • Deck/Patio
  • Grill/BBQ
  • Fire Pit
  • Balcony

Onsite Services

  • EV Charging


  • Books
  • Dvd Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • TV
  • Board Games
02/23/2024 ~ Guest Survey
Quality of Home (Appearance, Amenities & Comfort)
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Condition of Home (Maintenance, Wear and Tear & Usability)
We had a wonderful stay at this lovely home. it was very comfortable and had great access to the Sandy River There were some things that needed tending to. dishwasher didn't always clean the dishes. Knives were rather dull and not sharp, which is very important to us. Dull knives are more dangerous than sharp knives. Upstairs toilet tank seal was not sealing, so it was constantly refilling itself. I messaged the establishment and they said they would take care of these things.


Enjotlyed nature to its fullest

Andrew P.
We enjoyed all that the propety had to offer. Sitting by the river each morning enjoying our coffee and watching nature was so relaxing and a great strat to each day. The house fit all out needs and gave up plantly of room to streatch out after a day or exploring the area surrounding MT Hood.


Beautiful Home

Ross H.
We had a wonderful week. The location on the creek was amazing.


Beautiful vacation home

Laif W.
Beautiful home, picturesque setting, many amenities.


perfect in every way

Nicole M.
Cozy cabin with river access. Very private with lots of space for family meals. Everything we were looking for and more at the base of mount hood


Weekend getaway

Jesse L.
Perfect house and a fantastic location!


Visit with Grandma

Kristin M.
The property location was beautiful, peaceful, and quiet. Pristine forests, and a gorgeous river. Our elderly grandma was visiting, so having a the room on the first floor was perfect. The house was well maintained, with recent updates. Clean beds, showers, plenty of towels, clean hot tub, Etc. The only dirty part was the carpets in the den need a good cleaning. The loft room with the two twin beds is very exposed, sitting right at the living room area and leads to the hallway with the other rooms. Maybe suitable for a children and heavy sleepers, but otherwise not an ideal place for sleeping. The double Queen room is surprisingly large and comfy for four grown adults. The king master suite is incredibly gorgeous and luxurious with doors leading to a porch area. Kitchen is well stocked and large enough for a big family. Very enjoyable experience.

05/07/2023 ~ Guest Survey
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We are all planning on renting again!! Very well stocked. Hot tub big and worked great. Deck and bbq looking on river. Didn’t get the full sun we hoped for but we sat by river and enjoyed looking at river toasting bride to be!!

11/28/2022 ~ Guest Survey
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It would be nice to have a little earlier check in option, maybe 3 pm instead of 4 pm. It is quite dark at 4 pm in November!

11/04/2022 ~ Guest Survey
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Our only issue was that the hot tub was not hot. When we went to use it, the temperature was 89°. Brrr! Other than that, we had a great stay there, and certainly will continue to rent from you in the future.

10/25/2022 ~ Guest Survey
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Beautiful home and amazing view of the woods and sound of the river from each room. It was so nice to have a restaurant/grocery store so close. The only issue we had was the DVD player - we could not get it to work during our stay. Although we were not able to spend much time outside on the deck, sit by the river or walk around outside due to rain, we so enjoyed the sounds of the rain falling and would stand down by to the river and just enjoy the rushing stream of water. We are definitely planning on returning in the Spring/Summer of 2023.

10/18/2022 ~ Guest Survey
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River dance retreat was awesome. We had an excellent vacation, and will definitely return!

08/18/2022 ~ Guest Survey
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Amazing place to stay. Beautiful setting on a river, customer service was above and beyond. We’ll definitely be back.

06/27/2022 ~ Guest Survey
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Great place

06/06/2022 ~ Guest Survey
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The house was very warm and inviting, it worked perfectly for our group. The kitchen was stocked well enough. Plenty of towels, etc. The hot tub was set to the perfect temp. I went with your company because of the lower fees vs VRBO and Airbnb. Only real complaint is that 5PM is very late for access to property, thanks for letting us in at 4:30! The checkout instructions online are different from those posted on the fridge, so we went with the ones on the fridge. We were very happy with the rental!!

01/2022 ~ Website

Perfect house to feel home.

The house was perfect for a family getaway to the mountain. Loved everything about the house and location. You have everything that the house can offer. Hot tub to soak and relax, bonfire by the sandy river and nice comfy beds to sleep. Highly recommended.

01/2022 ~ Website

Weekend Escape

Jessica R.
Wonderful home. Rooms were nice and spacious for our families to share. Being on the river was so amazing and peaceful. A few things, I would recommend packing all of your own spices, there's not even salt and pepper. Also, be careful of the horse shoe poles as they are very hard to see especially for children when playing in the yard. This home was not far from the mountain and there is a store and some restaurants near by. We plan to book this home again!

12/2021 ~ Website

New Year celebration

Alla G.
We've been staying there for 5 days, 3 families with small kids. Overall the house is okey, with the beautiful view and good location. The biggest issue we had was with the room on the first floor. The ceiling has no isolation, you can hear and feel literally every step upstairs and with the kids it was a disaster. It was a small house for 3 families. Not enough free space. Also the provide very limited supplies like paper towels, bath tissue, hand soap and dishwasher liquid. Very inconvenient essentially when you are spending holidays with limited store access. Also due to snow condition it was hard to get out from that neighborhood to highway. They don't have any snow shovels to use, it was a bit stressful situation for us to get out from there.

12/2021 ~ Website

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Our experience overall was magical, assisted by snow falling from Christmas Eve night through our departure. The layout of the chalet is optimal both in function and views offered to the beauty of its wooded location and the Sandy River just footsteps away. We really liked the kitchen, including its having almost any utensil desired for meal prep and serving. We were most appreciative that the hot tub was in fine working order; and, cleaned it after our final use as requested in the guest book. Now, for the other: That master bedroom bed needed replacing awhile back. Should be budgeted for 1/1/22. (One of us retreated to another upstairs bed through our stay.) Not really surprised that the firewood wasn't dry enough to burn. Bought some at a nearby store which appeared to be soft wood so not good for the chimney, but we just wanted the warmth, and glow, of the stove going during cold days and evenings in the atriumed living room area.
Manager Response
We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at the River Dance Retreat. Thank you for letting us know about the upstairs bed; we will take a look at that.

12/2021 ~ Website



12/2021 ~ Website

Relaxing and Cozy Cabin!

Leah S.
A group of friends rented this cabin for my husbands birthday weekend and we had an amazing time! It has a nice layout and plenty of space for 5 couples to enjoy. The sound from the Sandy River was so relaxing and I loved all of the outdoor space. We would definitely rent here again.

10/2021 ~ Website

Great Cabin

This was once of the nicest vacation rentals we have ever stayed in. Great wooded location. There are neighbors but they aren’t right next door. There is plenty of open space for yard games and a fire pit right next to the river along with a couple picnic tables. Hot tub was well kept and roomy. Everything in the cabin was clean, stocked, and well maintained. The rental company does a great job of stocking towels, toilet paper, dish washing stuff, and trash bags.

03/2021 ~ Website


SaRaya N.
In the kitchen where my family and myself spend most of our time at had some kind sand texture on all of the counter tops and table also the oven had some white residue on the surfaces in the oven. Overall the location and cabin we all love it an would like to stay at other cabins in the future.
Manager Response
We are sorry to hear that the kitchen has something on the counter tops. We are not sure what that could be, however we are happy that you loved the cabin.

03/2021 ~ Website

Perfect spot for families or a Friends Retreat

The home was SUPER clean!! And I’m a bit of a germophobe. The riverfront property is beautiful with the river a safe distance for kids and dogs. We loved the fire pit on the water for cooking hot dogs. It was clamping at it’s absolute best!

01/2021 ~ Website

Spacious, Clean Cabin

Our family very much enjoyed our stay here. All amenities were provided, including plenty of firewood for the fireplace. The Jacuzzi was clean and easy to use. We stayed warm during the snow and icy rains. The trail along the river was very nice. We would not hesitate to stay here again.

01/2021 ~ Website

Birthday Party

Jaime C.
It was great house, weather and family

12/2020 ~ Website

Overall, nice.

River, hot tub and house layout are wonderful. Location is cluttered

11/2020 ~ Website

Weekend getaway

Had a wonderful stay the management was very responsive and helpful the cabin was clean and had everything thing we needed for a great weekend

09/2020 ~ Website

Wonderful Week at River Dance

Becky W.
We had such a great time at this home. It is very spacious, is supplied with everything you need and is in a great location. I really appreciated Mt Hood Vacation Rentals sending texts of how to contact them and to check in. I would recommend this home to anyone looking for a mountain getaway next to the river.

09/2020 ~ Website

Family and friends special occasion

Wonderful and relaxing! The couch in the t.v. Room needs to be replaced!! It is extremely uncomfortable. It is unbearable to sit in!! I would replace it with two recliners or a double recliner!!!

08/2020 ~ Website

Great house, clean, comfortable

Karen J.
This place was great! Had everything we needed and the rental company was very responsive. The river is very fast in front of the house, but you can walk a short ways down the path to find a large rocky beach and less rapid water for kids to play in.

06/2020 ~ Website

The Perfect Stay

James M.
Our experience was outstanding from check in to check out! Easy check in to this clean and relaxing layout! The outdoor area is incredible between the hot tub, fire pit, dining area, and even horse shoe pit!! We will be back!

05/2020 ~ Website

Amazing place

Great location, great views and perfect cabin.

03/2020 ~ Website

Socially Distant at River Dance

Kathy V.
So good to get away from all of the drama this year Truly felt like a vacation.

02/2020 ~ Website

Great House and Location

We easily had 2 families with 3 children under 6 years old at this house. It was beautiful and spacious. The drive to the mountain was easy. We were in town, but felt like no one was around us and we were in the woods. The management company was helpful and friendly.

02/2020 ~ Website

Lovely by the river setting!

This rental is located in a beautiful forest setting with outside seating and dining area by a river! I would like to return to enjoy this site in the warmer spring, summer or fall. The house was very clean and the beds quite comfortable. Lots of space for a group of 7 to stay. You could easily sleep several more children in the house.

01/2020 ~ Website

Riverdance Retreat

Gary C.
Our weekend in Riverdance was incredible! The cabin is very accomodating, marvelously located right on the Sandy River and about 30 minutes from Mt Hood Meadows for wonderful snowboarding. We have 9 in our party and meals in the roomy kitchen were the highlight of the weekend. The cabin pales in comparison to the service from Caley and her crew. Just incredibly wonderful service. Stay here, you will not be disappointed.

11/2019 ~ Website

Friends getaway

Eileen H.
We loved River Dance Retreat. It is located close to the Salmon River and we could see the river from the kitchen window. The house was very comfortable for our annual girls getaway. The bonus was how close it is to hiking and running trails. We would definitely stay there again.
Manager Response
So glad you and your girlfriends had such a good time at the River Dance Retreat. We look forward to seeing you again next year.

10/2019 ~ Website

**River Dance - Fantastic Retreat for Friends + Family **

Jennifer V.
My friends & I booked the Riverdance home for a weekend getaway. I looked on other booking websites, and came across a recommendation to look at Mt. Hood Vacation Rentals; they offered competitive pricing and were hands-on, as needed. Betsy was super friendly, and asked about our groups' interests; we love cooking together, wanted to be by the river, play games, and watch football. Betsy made a great suggestion when I was looking at a different house; and said that the River Dance was the better fit. She was 100% right! The kitchen was large, and spacious, and had just about everything we could want! We had extra seating in the kitchen for everyone to participate in conversations as we did our meal preparations, and we even had a side table to set up a puzzle that we worked on all weekend! The house really had everything we could want. The added games, hot tub, extra towels, wood, dishes, glassware, soap, shampoo - gosh, they thought of everything! Even great wifi! The beds were super cozy, and plush, and even the bed linens were soft, clean, and I felt like I drifted away each night! It was awesome waking up in the middle of the woods, hearing the hum of the river. It's only a few yards or so from the house, but the seclusion, serenity, and peacefulness was unsurpassed. I really don't have a bad thing to say about our stay, the house, or Mt. Hood Vacation Rentals. They obliged when we asked for a later check-out (1 p.m.), and even checking out was super easy (as was checking in)! I highly recommend Mt. Hood Vacation Rentals, and think that this will be a house that we come back to again and again. If you have any concerns about booking - I wouldn't hesitate! Just do it! You won't be disappointed!
Manager Response
WOW, well thank you so much for the kind words. It is our pleasure to make sure you find the perfect house for friends and family retreat and we are so happy that you have found the River Dance Retreat.

07/2019 ~ Website

Awesome Home!

Dina G.
Great house, we had a great time over the 4th of July week. Quiet setting, right on the river. Horseshoes was such fun and we were able to relax and enjoy the beautiful property.
Manager Response
So glad that the River Dance Retreat worked so well for your holiday getaway. We look forward to your next visit.

07/2019 ~ Website

Stunning Home

The home was stunning, a great place to relax after a long day of conferences. It met our groups needs perfectly.
Manager Response
It is perfect when you can turn a business trip into a vacation, too. It is nice to know that the River Dance Retreat gave you the rest you needed after a busy day of conferencing. Please come back again next year.

07/2019 ~ Website

River dance retreat

The house was great! Loved the location on the river, great kitchen. And loved the hot tub, especially that it was covered.
Manager Response
We love hearing how much you loved your visit to the River Dance Retreat. The hot tub is nice year-round with the roof over it. We would love to see you again.

12/2018 ~ Website

Xams 18

Everything was great. It felt very remote even though we were only a couple hundreds yards off the highway and you would never know it. Plenty of amenities nearby and drive to Gov. Camp was easy. Mgmt promptly addressed the water heater issue which we greatly appreciated. Would definitely stay in this house again or another of their properties. Skiing, scenery and proximity to Portland impressed our east coast friends.
Manager Response
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your Christmas Vacation at the River Dance Retreat. We look forward to seeing you again.

11/2018 ~ Website

The Sandy River Dances

Nancy S.
The Sandy River dances past this beautiful, comfortable, well-furnished home. Our family was pleasantly surprised by the lovely furnishings. This home has all the comforts of home and plenty of space for a family of 10 ... 11 if you count the dog! Conveniently located in a small community, this home is perfect for a quick get-away or an extended stay like we enjoyed. We only left tg he house to explore the surrounding woods and fill our senses with the quiet, soothing sounds of the rushing river and native birds.
Manager Response
It sounds like you had a relaxing getaway at the River Dance Retreat. We are so happy to hear how nice it was for your family.

07/2018 ~ Website

River Dance Retreat

Mike J.
Great property and location. Mt Hood Vacation Rentals staff were very helpful and wonderful to work with. I have rented many properties via Mt Hood Rentals and they have all been top notch / exactly as described. I highly recommend them.
Manager Response
Thank you for your kind words and loyal repeat visits. We enjoying working with you as well and look forward to seeing you again next summer.

02/2018 ~ Website

Wonderful Family Get Together

The house has plenty of room and in a beautiful setting on the river. There is plenty of outdoor space (firepit by the river, picnic bench, table and chairs) as well as a covered hot tub and porch.

12/2017 ~ Website

Great sleeping arrangements for our group of 7 plus baby

Enjoyed our time at River Dance over the New Year's holiday. Wanted a place where our family of 7+Baby could all stay/sleep comfortably, and this fit our needs - 3 adult couples, 1 young child and 1 baby. Some updates to furnishings and a few repairs would make this even more desirable. Beautiful outside location near river and pathway.
Manager Response
The lay out at the River Dance Retreat is nice for an extended family and we are glad to know this worked out for you. Thank you for the suggestions about the decor. The river setting is really nice during the summer, too.

11/2017 ~ Website

River view retreat.

Judith D.
River Dance Retreat is a lovely, spacious house just steps from the banks of the Sandy River. We loved the view of the river from the house and the paths along the river. We had a peaceful, restful stay. Our only complaint is the very poor wifi connection. Wifi is via a DSL line that is shared by several other homes in the area. Connection was only good very late at night and very early in the morning.
Manager Response
We are happy that you enjoyed the River Dance Retreat. We have not experienced a poor wifi connection, so we appreciate your comments and will look into it with the service provider.

05/2017 ~ Website

Terrific cabin

Great stay here for 4 nights--got to do a couple of waterfall hikes and go to Timberline for lunch and the weather was perfect! The cabin had everything we needed and the hot tub was fantastic! So great to hear the river and not the highway! Highly recommend this cabin --just not when I want to stay there again!
Manager Response
The Pine River Cabin is the perfect little getaway for a classic mountain cabin retreat. We are happy to hear this worked so well for your Mt Hood adventuring vacation.

04/2017 ~ Website

River retreat

Shauna F.
Excellent place to relax and unwind. We were so comfortable in the River Dance Retreat. Proximity to the water was perfect. We had a fire in the indoor wood stove and also in the outdoor firepit.
Manager Response
We are happy that you had such a relaxing weekend. The River Dance Retreat is especially nice with the river and firepit during the summer.

08/2016 ~ Website

Wonderful Spur of the Moment Getaway

Diane K.
Like the title says, this was a spur of the moment idea and we were lucky to get this house. It accommodated our family. My grandson loved throwing rocks in the river and even learned to cast a fishing pole and caught his first fish.
Manager Response
How exciting that your grandson caught his first fish at the River Dance Cabin. We are so happy for him. We are pleased that your last-minute vacation getaway worked out so well. We look forward to seeing you again when you have a spur of the moment idea to visit Mt Hood.

07/2016 ~ Website

saved our vacation

We were rushed getting out of town on our trip to Portland. We booked an Airbnb that ended up being 30 feet from the county hwy and pretty grimey. So we were really disappointed as we were desperately seeking some peace and quiet. We found Mt Hood Vacation Rentals and called them first thing in the morning. They understood exactly what we were looking for and were able to find a perfect rental for the rest of our stay - a very peaceful, quiet and beautiful home in the wilderness.
Manager Response
We are so happy that your vacation was saved and that you had such a great time at Mt Hood and the River Dance Retreat. We look forward to your next vacation with Mt Hood Vacation Rentals.

05/2016 ~ Website

Family getaway @ the Riverdance Cabin

Robert K.
Had a fantastic time. Caught lots of fish, son caught 30" - 8lbs steelhead.
Manager Response
Wow, sounds like a memorable vacation. So happy for your son that he caught that beautiful steelhead.

02/2016 ~ Website

Great Cabin!

The house, location, and facilities are great!
Manager Response
We are happy to hear that this cabin worked well for your family getaway.

01/2016 ~ Website

River Dance review

Scott N.
We had a large group who all enjoyed the cabin, this was a great place to gather the family and enjoy the surroundings, we all loved this place!!

11/2015 ~ Website

River dance retreat 11/20-11/22

The set up and rental process was very simple. It was nice to be able to pick up the keys after office hours, as we came in on a Friday after getting off work. The house was in a secluded quiet area (exactly what we wanted). The house had everything we desired from the hot tub, fireplace, to the board games and close proximity to the river and mount hood. If I could make one suggestion to make the rental great, it would be to get curtains in place on all of the Windows. There were very few curtains, and a lot of windows at this house. At night it was a little uncomfortable because we felt that people could peer in at us through all of the windows. On the upside, The big windows are very nice during the day, as they let light in and you have good views of the surroundings.
Manager Response
So good to hear that the River Dance Retreat was just right for your vacation at Mt Hood. It is our goal to make it easy for you. We require window coverings in all of the bathrooms and bedrooms.

10/2015 ~ Website

Mountain Retreat

John S.
We enjoyed every thing about our stay especially how great the rental office people were at helping us with our questions. My only suggestion would be to flea bomb the house. My dog had never had a flea on her. The last night I found multiple fleas on her and bites on myself. Also we had several lamps that had burnt out bulbs.
Manager Response
Thank you for the head's up regarding the fleas; we are on it. Light bulbs will be replaced. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and that we were helpful with your vacation planning.

09/2015 ~ Website

Perfect for people and dogs

Mary H.
The house is lovely in its design with separate spaces for different activities. The long path in a meadow like area is great for dogs and ball playing. The high windows in most of the rooms give a wonderful view of the trees.
Manager Response
We love the River Dance Retreat for vacations with dogs, too. The large yard and river are a favorite play area with dogs.

09/2015 ~ Website

Perfect weekend getaway

Perfect house for our quick weekend getaway from the city! Easily accommodated are large party, especially the well stocked kitchen. The location is relaxing and serene.

08/2015 ~ Website

A great escape, but so close!

Jeff S.
We loved our stay here! Way more space than our family of 4 (with a dog) needed, but after 5 days we'd absolutely used all of the space. The Sandy River at the other end of the backyard led to us staying "home" more and getting going later in the day than we'd expected, but that's what family vacations are for, right? Morning coffee by the river and hours of birdwatching were great. The staff at Mt Hood Vacation Rentals was amazingly helpful in providing insights into the local places to go and they were also very receptive to the tiny constructive criticisms I had. As a vacation rental owner myself, I felt that the views of another owner would be helpful in fine tuning this great place. Did I mention that access to the highway was shockingly easy? When we arrived, got our keys and went to the house, I thought it would be hard to get out of the woods and back on Hwy 26. It was easy to make a left and get down the street to Mt Hood Village and the local store every time we went. And the store was so close that we never hesitated to put a list together and get whatever we felt like... I love to cook and the kitchen was great. Same with the barbecue. We even entertained one evening and had friends from Sandy over for dinner. I just wish the fire ban hadn't been in effect. The double fire ring down by the river is just begging for a blaze and some s'mores. Maybe next time.
Manager Response
We are so happy to hear you had such great family vacation at the River Dance Retreat. We always appreciate constructive remarks; we want our vacation rentals to be the best and to offer the best vacation experiences ever.

08/2014 ~ Website

RiverDance home review

The house was very nice. A large kitchen with a nice deck and walk to the river. However, the upstairs bathroom shower had quite a bit of mold in the grout between the tile, especially on the ceiling part. The floor in that bathroom looked new, but apparently they did not redo the shower. Everything else in the house was very nice, and easy access to Skibowl and Mt. Hood and hiking trails.

07/2014 ~ Website

River Dance

Deb &
Fun time thanks

06/2014 ~ Website

Location, space, and everything you'd want!

We loved our stay. With the huge deck, the hot tub and the huge firpit on the river. This place is really perfect for the whe family. We will come again no doubt!

01/2014 ~ Website

Pleasantly Surprised

My Family and I will have wonderful memories to share thanks to this beautiful little cabin in the woods. There was plenty of space for everyone and just walking distance form the river. This was a definite bonus!! We can't wait to rent it again.

11/2013 ~ Website

Two Thumbs Up

Andrew S.
We loved this place. The kitchen had EVERYTHING you'd need, so don't over pack kitchen utensils. The fireplace was great and the hot tub clean. I can't think of anything bad... that's a good sign, right?

06/2012 ~ Website

On the Salmon River

Nancy W.
Good staff and nice big place

03/2012 ~ Website

River Dance

The vacation all and all was great. The staff at the rental company was very profesional and easy to work with. The only issue I had was that the unit was a little out dated. Other than that is was fine.

01/2012 ~ Website

Girl's weekend 1-12

Bee P.
The drive into the neighborhood was pretty scarey, so not conducive for walks outside. The house itself was great with the exception of a cupboard door that kept falling off the hinges and hitting feet. The rooms were very clean, the kitchen is fabuous for a large group, and we enjoyed sitting in the living room with a fire and watching the river. Overall very enjoyable experience. And all the staff were wonderful. Thanks!

01/2012 ~ Website

for a mainer having vacation rentals

Dana K.
I found the experience all I hoped for. Having three grand children with me, I found the location safe and exciting for them. They are trying to make it an annual event.

09/2011 ~ Website


Great location. Home was semi-secluded - house next door was unoccupied. Short path to the river with sandy / rocky shore. The sand next to the picnic table/fire pit was great spot for the kids (2-3yrs)! Trail along the river brings you to other spots to wade. Dogs enjoyed as well! House was older but in good condition and clean. Kitchen was stocked. Thanks!

08/2011 ~ Website

Great retreat!

Todd G.
Came exactly as advertised. This house makes for a great retreat and is ideally located near all of the activities Mt Hood has to offer. The hot tub, fire pit and river in the backyard made for a memorable getaway. Hope to be back soon.

07/2011 ~ Website

Excellent Retreat

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at River Dance Retreat. We have rented many properties before but this one was spectacular. The views out the back windows were terrific, the hot tub was crystal clear and the kitchen was the best stocked one we have ever rented. It was an excellent place to get away from it all for a few days!

07/2011 ~ Website

Great place for our family gathering

The property is in a great location surrounded by trees with the river-front fire pit, huge deck and spacious kitchen. It was perfect for our family group of 10 to gather to share meals, play games and sit by the campfire. We enjoyed the close proximity to Mt Hood trails and activities. I have mixed reviews about the condition and cleanliness of the property. The bed linens, towels and blankets were plentiful and wonderfully clean and in general the place was clean enough, but it looks like some general maintenance and upkeep is needed. We brought specific concerns to the attention of the property management and feel that they took our concerns seriously. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property.

06/2011 ~ Website

Wonderful place to stay in a secluded spot that is still near 'civilization'.

Jennifer S.
Riverdance Retreat has a very well equipped kitchen, plenty of games for rainy afternoons, and a fabulous firepit on the shore of the river for making s'mores. My only suggestion would be to put curtains in the master bedroom, especially in the summer.

01/2011 ~ Website

The Great Flood of 2011

If there's going to be rain, I might suggest another property =).

12/2010 ~ Website

Great Family Retreat

The house is spacious and modern and the staff gave outstanding service. The kitchen is organized and seating works well for out large family. We loved the hot tub. The deck, however, is EXTREMELY slippery! Despite warnings in your literature and using great care, our son-in-law had a very nasty fall which resulted in scrapes and bruises. Also, the lighting in the loft is minimal. You could use more lamps &/or overhead lighting there. Thank you.

12/2010 ~ Website

RiverDance was awesome

Joe W.
Would definitely stay again. It was a wonderful house with all the amenities you could ask for.

12/2010 ~ Website

Fun at the River Dance

April A.
This is the second year in a row that we have rented the River Dance. The first with friends and this year with my parents and our young children. This cabin is ideal for both families and adult groups. The location is wonderful, just 20 minutes from the slopes and bike trails. It is a great layout and we really enjoy the jacuzzi, well stocked kitchen and the river right behind us. The condo has alot of windows facing the back with a peaceful view of the river and trees. Even though this is a dog friendly cabin, it is very clean. Unfortunately someone did some damage to the kitchen table and there were some cracked/chipped glasses in the cupboard, but I'm sure the rental folks will take care of it, they are very good! We are planning on visiting this cabin at least once a year.

10/2010 ~ Website

I don't know if all properties up there have the same problem but the toilets were stained very dark and for the first day, when ever you flushed, there was a strong sulfer smell and it permiated the whole place for a few hours. Otherwize, great.

Jeffrey V.
Fix the toilets and make the showers easier to adjust then it will be perfect. WE WILL DEFINATELY COME BACK. JVO

08/2010 ~ Website

Review By naomi s.

naomi s.
Beautiful, spacious cabin with an amazing deck and a lovely jaunt to the river.

03/2010 ~ Website

Great cabin

Brian T.
I love everything about the cabin. I wish it was closer to mt.hood meadows.

03/2010 ~ Website

Review By Sarah T.

Sarah T.
Great trip. House was amazing...a little difficult to find at night, but was very spacious & had all the right ammenities. Would definitely return again!

02/2010 ~ Website

Wonderful place

This place was spacious, lovely, and in an amazing setting. Great bedrooms, well-stocked kitchen, wonderful lay-out, huge hot tub. The only (incredibly minor) gripe we had from the entire weekend was that the trash bags in the kitchen were way too small for the can and very weak, which made throwing things away and taking out the garbage a pain.
Manager Response
Thank you for the head's up. We have supplied much better trash bags.

01/2010 ~ Website

Great vacation home, a few quirks

Larry A.
Location itself is fine, but you must pass through some interesting homes to get there. Also, there is a wonderfully huge home being built next door, but very limited work was being done while we were there. Lastly, the amenities were great, and in general everything was well taken care of. Caution! The outside perimeter of the building can be slick and we had several falls during our visit.
Manager Response
We just cleaned the deck, so it is not be slippery.

01/2010 ~ Website

Review By A Guest

Very pleasant weekend getaway! Great house and not too far of a trip up to the mountain. Will definitely come back!

12/2009 ~ Website

Review By Dora Z.

Dora Z.
Did you have a good overall stay? [dz] yes Was the vacation rental in a great location? [dz] yes Was the home clean and in good shape? [dz] downstair has not hot shower, we need to line up for upstair one. Was the vacation rental management staff helpful? [dz] they are all off since we are in. But they seems all friendly.
Manager Response
The hot water is back in the shower. Turns out is was a minor adjustment in the valve. We apologize for the inconvenience.

10/2009 ~ Website

Lincoln County Sheriffs Search and Rescue Team

Bruce M.
10 of us stayed at the location and found it to be very clean and nice. Comfortable house with plenty of room for all or our gear and people. Would definitly stay there again.
Manager Response
We appreciate all the Search and Rescue group do when someone is lost on the mountain, a trail or on a waterway. We look forward to seeing you again next year.

11/2008 ~ Website

will be back

Michael R.
This place was more then I expected. the large kitchen was perfect the bedrooms large and comfrotable and the hot tub a great bonus

08/2008 ~ Website

Great location, beautiful home!

We just needed a little extra soap - there weren't any bars for the showers that we could find!

06/2008 ~ Website

Aesome house great location, nice and clean, great kitchen

Chris P.
We had an awesome time and the house was instrumental in making our trip awesome!!

05/2008 ~ Website

Review By Kevin K.

Kevin K.
the fact that we stayed an extra 3 days says it all

12/2007 ~ Website

River Dance 2007

Nancy B.
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