Thistle Dew

1 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms Sleeps 4 Welches

Thistle Dew, a completely renovated historic cabin along the Salmon River in Welches has been the center of Mt Hood memories for more than a century. Settle in at this cozy cabin with river views from most every room, the riverfront back deck and the grassy backyard. During the summer months dip your toes in the cool river water, during the late summer and early fall watch the salmon spawning with a backdrop of fall colors and in the winter, stay cozy and warm inside with a frosting of snow along the river's edge. Relax in the private, outdoor hot tub with Salmon River views.

The cabin setting is ideal for a romantic getaway with the cozy wood-filled interior and the sounds of the river flowing by. The spacious en suite bedroom includes a king bed, twin bunk beds and attached bathroom. The modern kitchen includes a full-size refrigerator, range with cooktop and full-size oven, microwave, toaster and all of the pots, pans, dishes, serveware and utensils you need to prepare a fantastic meal. Grill out on the back deck on the gas BBQ with the sounds and views of the river as your backdrop.

Stay warm and cozy inside with the ambiance of a natural wood fire in the woodstove and the electric heat. During the summer months open the windows for the natural air conditioning of a cooling cross breeze. You will love the natural sunlight that streams in through the great room skylights all day long and and the nighttime view of the stars. The relaxing riverfront location will lure you to spend all of your time outside just gazing at the river with a good book, good company and a glass of good wine.

• On the Salmon River in Welches
• Open Great Room
• Semi-Secluded Riverfront Setting
• Woodstove
• Starter Supply of Firewood Provided
• Fully-Equipped Kitchen
• 1 King Bed in Primary Suite
• 1 Bunk Bed (2 twins) in Primary Suite
• 1 Full Bathroom with Walk-in Shower off the Primary Suite.
• Private, Outdoor Hot Tub
• Deck with Propane BBQ and Deck Furniture
• Cable TV
• Internet Speed: Medium - 20 - 100 Mbps
• Land Line Phone w / Free Long Distance (limited cell service)
• Washer / Dryer
• Please leave your pets at home
• No Smoking
• 762 Square Feet
• Property Elevation: 1285 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 4
• 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
  • First Aid Kit


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


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Hangers
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dryer
  • Driveway
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron
  • Washer
  • Wood Stove
  • 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
  • Romantic Retreat


  • Private Entrance
  • Single Story

Pool and Spa

  • Hot Tub: Private


  • Deck/Patio
  • Grill/BBQ
  • Fire Pit


  • Dvd Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • TV
  • Board Games
  • Streaming Service Available

Just what I needed!

Amanda B.
As soon as you walk through the front door, you are immediately taken into a different world. The river behind the house is absolute perfection. I had the windows open the whole time & it was the perfect soundtrack to the relaxing weekend I needed. Plenty of hiking trails within driving distance, and when I wasn't hiking I was sitting by the river or in the hot tub. I can't wait to come back!


Great get-away!

Carol H.
Loved the fire pit and the geese that came by to feed around us. The Hot Tub was wonderful and just the sound of the river was fabulous! Thanks for sharing! We definitely had a good time!



Richard W.



Peyton W.
Didn’t want to leave. Everything was perfect


Weekend isolation

Steve P.
Checked all the boxes for what I wanted and needed for relaxation. Love the river view. My only recommendation for us chefs is better pans. Bless you.


a beautiful snowy weekend stay in a perfect cabin

Sean m.
had my boyfriend in from Boston and he wanted a perfect PNW forest getaway and this cabin was exactly that. cute, clean, comfy and easy to find this cabin was just what we wanted!

10/10/2022 ~ Guest Survey
Quality of Home (Appearance, Amenities & Comfort)
Customer Service
Condition of Home (Maintenance, Wear and Tear & Usability)
I would like to thank the staff at Meredith Lodging. Every time I had a question, I always received a quick reply! They are very well organized. My entire family had such an amazing time staying at the Thistle Dew! The place looks exactly like the photos in the ad. Neighbors are also so kind! They waved to us a few times. We felt so welcomed in the neighborhood. It’s so nice and peaceful! There are also board games we definitely took advantage of. There are so many things to do in the area. Thank you again so much! We will definitely be using this company again if we plan to visit Oregon!

06/27/2022 ~ Guest Survey
Quality of Home (Appearance, Amenities & Comfort)
Customer Service
Condition of Home (Maintenance, Wear and Tear & Usability)
We loved this cabin! The setting next to the river was wonderful!


Absolute Perfection!

April W.
This cabin was amazing. Tucked in the woods, along a beautiful river, but still close to amenities. There are other cabins nearby, but you’d never know it. It’s so quiet and peaceful. Highly recommend.


We loved the place & would stay again!

Cathy A.
We loved the place and would stay again. Didn’t love the 5pm check in time but other than that 5 star.


Thistle dew

Sharon D.
Everything was perfect. The sound of the River is so relaxing. Thank you for a wonderful time

03/2022 ~ Website

Thistle dew getaway

Sharon D.
My husband and I had a wonderful time unwinding in the cabin. The staff was very communicative before we arrived and was very helpful figuring out fishing regulations. The cabin itself was beautiful, clean and exactly what was pictured. We enjoyed wandering the Mt Hood area and eventually met up with our daughter & finance. It was a great escape for a few days and we will definitely be back to Thistle dew

12/2021 ~ Website

It was perfect for us!

Constance R.
Cozy, clean, lovely, with an amazing hot tub and powerful wood stove. The location was peaceful and the river provided such a wonderful sound. It was perfect for our little famine get-away. We will be back!

09/2021 ~ Website

Thistledew Stay Review

Jessica J.
We had a great experience with our cabin rental and enjoyed our stay immensely. I would 100% recommend to anyone looking for a cabin getaway!

09/2021 ~ Website

Birthday Getaway

Charles M.
Small cozy home that has been added onto over the years giving it an eclectic feel. Bathroom and main living room are updated and very nice. Quite area and provided good solitude to relax. Heating throughout the house is by individual room heaters so some difference as you go room to room. Some information or instructions for the heating systems would be helpful.

06/2021 ~ Website

Beautiful Oasis

Brittany L.
We enjoyed everything about our stay at thistle dew. The location is phenomenal. It is a cozy cabin that is really well maintained and feels like home. The kitchen is stocked with everything you could need, the fire pit by the river is great touch, and the hot tub view is amazing. We have already recommended it to our family and friends and several of them have already looked into booking. The only slight downside we had was the hot tub starting to have some issues towards the end of our stay despite us following the directions but that can easily happen with hot tubs. Didn’t impact how absolutely amazing thistle dew is. We absolutely plan on coming back!

05/2021 ~ Website

Serene cabin by the river and nearby adventures

My wife and I had the most relaxing time at the cabin. Everything from the fresh air, hot tub and overwhelming calmness was what we needed. The cabin, although surround by others is still very private due to all of the trees. Nearby trails and scenic drives made it worthwhile. The only thing we had trouble adjusting to was having so many large termites crawling around, as well as the septic tank smell in the restroom. Other than that, we will be booking this place again! We definitely recommend!
Manager Response
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Thistle Dew. Those are the carpenter ants that pop up every year around Memorial Day Weekend. They will be gone in a couple of weeks. We will take a look at the septic system as this sounds like it might need to be pumped; that is not normal.

05/2021 ~ Website

Perfect for two

Marc R.
Everything was perfect. Enjoying the hot tub on the river was amazing. Inside is very cute and cuddly.

04/2021 ~ Website

Great Time!

Very cute, well-maintained cabin perfect for a couple or a very small group of friends looking for a nearby place to relax after a long day of hikes (especially with the hot tub). If you’re looking for total seclusion, it’s not that but it’s still private. We loved that it was a short drive away from a grocery store and some other shops. Thistle Dew is the second cabin I’ve booked directly through Mount Hood Vacation Rentals, and both times it’s been a great experience!

03/2021 ~ Website

Great place to stay!

Jessica V.
This was a great cabin to stay in! Very clean and very cozy! Would definitely go back! The only minor downside was they aren’t very secluded. The cabins are right on top of each other and there’s one directly across from us and with the hot tub we didn’t care for that too much, but otherwise definitely a great place to stay!

03/2021 ~ Website


Jessica F.
We have rented multiple vacation homes and this was one was our family favorite this year. The house was clean the property was beautiful. All the amenities were top notch. We will rent again. Thank you

02/2021 ~ Website

A little slice of heaven

Lori F.
We had the most relaxing time. The cabin is so cozy that we never wanted to leave! Definitely a little treasure in the woods. Great place. Great experience with mount hood rentals. The wood stove and hot tub were so nice to have but it was so chilly during our stay we ran out of wood. The beds are super comfy and the wifi works great. Buy a lot of food, because once your there you won’t want to leave!

02/2021 ~ Website

Great stay!

Dan J.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Thistle Dew. The property felt safe, secluded, and had all the personal touches just for us. The quick walk to the hot tub (covered!) was lovely and the fire place kept us plenty warm for dinner and drinks.

01/2021 ~ Website

Thistle Dew Weekend

Rebecca E.
We were so thrilled, from the moment we walked in to the moment we left we were absolutely in love with the place. It was a perfect getaway from all of the craziness in the world. We would definitely recommend this to others. The only things that I would say could improve the cottage, was that the padlock for the hot tub was fairly rusted, we were able to still open it, but it took a lot of finessing. Also the bed is really squeaking, and for someone who is a light sleeping, I kept waking up when either of us were turning over. I would have also liked a cushy mattress topper. Overall though we truly loved all of the fine touches, and could tell that a lot of thought was put into the decorations and set up. We will definitely be returning.

11/2020 ~ Website

Cold Rainy Lazy Days

Brinkley P.
Great for a couple or a couple plus 2 kids. Using the hot tub was easy. Kitchen had everything we needed. TV good for streaming. Easy checkout and checkin. Location on the river was gorgeous!

11/2020 ~ Website

A little piece of heaven


07/2020 ~ Website

Amazing views and very quiet place!

Angela T.
It was really lovely and the house was beautiful and the area very quiet and peaceful. Too much expensive for only two nights and the house is not so luxury for the price though. Even though I will recommend.
Manager Response
We are happy that you enjoyed your stay at the Thistle Dew. We love the Salmon River setting. When you stay longer than 2 nights during the summer, the rates are lower. And the best times of year to visit for the lowest rates is the spring and fall.

01/2020 ~ Website

Thistle Dew

Great weekend getaway

01/2020 ~ Website

Thistle Dew Stay

Jennifer R.
We absolutely loved it! It was just what we needed and more! When we arrived the lights were on and the heat was on which was a nice touch. It had every little amenity we needed, and it was perfectly clean. Great neighborhood, great location and of course the best part- a hot tub right on the river! We can’t wait to come back!

12/2019 ~ Website

Romantic Christmas

Kimberly G.
Me and my wife stayed in this cabin for a week. Went on great hikes during the day and relaxed with a nice fire in the evenings. There was a Christmas tree complete with lights set up when we got there, this really set the mood. The hot tub right by the river was incredible. We will be returning very soon!
Manager Response
So wonderful to hear aboui your romantic Christmas at Thistle Dew. We look forward to your next visit. P.S. This setting is amazing during the summer, too.

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