October 9, 2016 by admin · Comments Off on Enjoy Fall with Mt Hood Territory Wine Trail Tasting Pass! $20.
The Mt. Hood Territory Wine Trail Tasting Pass is available to purchase through October 27, and can be used until November 27, 2016. Visit a unique collection of 12 wineries that will satisfy your palate and your hunger for exploration.
Purchase a tasting pass for $20 and receive $60 worth of tastings at participating wineries. The Tasting Pass gives visitors a unique way to sample the variety of wineries throughout the Mt. Hood Territory.
Participating wineries include:
Beckham Estate, Buddha Kat Winery, Christopher Bridge, Forest Edge, Hanson Vineyards, Kings Raven, Ribera Vineyard, St. Josef’s Winery, Terra Vina Wines, Villa Catalana, Whiskey Hill and Wooden Shoe.
Your Tasting Pass functions as a mobile app and can be redeemed via your smartphone at every stop along the trail, including discounts and incentives.
For more information, visit www.mthoodterritory.com.
September 19, 2016 by admin · Comments Off on Beautiful fall is in the air at Mt. Hood!! Fall event calendar!!
Fall is a great time to visit the Mt. Hood Territory. Here is a mini calendar of events for your viewing and tasting pleasure.
From pumpkin patches to German food and the Heirloom Apple Butter Festival & Country BBQ, you will find something for everyone.
October 1st- 31st 2016
Visit the Packer Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze at Packer Orchards & Farm Place.
Enjoy many fun farm activities for all ages. Pumpkin bowling is great fun!
With bins and boxes of apples and pears to choose from, the sales barn is overflowing with cookies, pies, jams and preserves.
October 8th-30th 2016
Classic Alpaca Trunk Show at Foothills Yarn and Fiber. Classic Alpaca is both a manufacturer and wholesaler of fine alpaca clothing and accessories. Come see exquisite garments made from alpaca yarns. While you’re there, meet the newest alpaca babies.
October 21st-22nd 2016
Snow Vana at Portland Memorial Coliseum. Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, Timberline Lodge and Mt. Hood Meadows will be in attendance at the largest snow season kick off party in the northwest. Live music, local brewries and wineries taste testing. Ski and snowboard shops selling reduced price apparel. Snow vana will be giving away 1,ooo free ski tickets. Plus, promotional mountain gear and season pass giveaways from sponsors.
October 22nd- 23rd 2016
Heirloom Apple, Asian Pear & Hard Cider Tasting at Kiyokawa Family Orchards. Over 100 varieties of apples, more than 2 dozen varieties of Asian an European pears and more. For information visit www.mthoodfruit.com or call 541-352-7115.
October 22nd-23rd 2016
Apple Valley Country Store’s Heirloom Apple Butter Festival & Country BBQ. Come stir the pot! Were making apple butter the old fashioned way, finished in an antique copper kettle over an open fire.
We’ll be serving hot apple butter with our signature hot biscuits. You can enjoy fresh baked pies and cobblers, pumpkin milkshakes and the last chance for cherry-wood smoked BBQ ribs, pulled pork and chicken.
For more information, visit www.AppleValleyStore.com or call 541-386-1971.
November 5th-6th 2016
Chestnut Roast at Nella Farms. Enjoy free roasted chestnuts on an open fire.
November 11th- December 4th 2016
Catch the funny comedy The Odd Couple. Appearing at The Sandy Actors Theatre. For more information call. 503-668-6834
November 24th 2016
Thanksgiving at Timberline Lodge. On Thanksgiving we welcome friends and family who gather to honor this day. Our chefs will be serving a memorable multi course mealfrom 1pm to 7pm. Guests will be seated in the award winning Cascade Dining Room and Main lobby Headhouse. Reservations required. Call (503) 272-3311 or visit www.timberlinelodge.com/event/thanksgiving/
September 18, 2016 by admin · Comments Off on Night Time Mountain Biking Comes to Mt. Hood September 23rd 2016!!
Mt. Hood Adventure Park will be the first mountain bike park in the United States to offer night time mountain biking. September 23rd, 2016, will be the first night of fun.
Visit Hurricane Racing and The Bike Learning Center (BLC) at Mt. Hood Skibowl to enjoy a bicycle park with features for all riding levels. Located at Ski Bowl West, it’s summertime riding at its best.
With elevated north shore boards, wall rides, berm turns and sculptured jumps, Skibowl is a place famous for it’s challenging flow and scenic riding environment.
If you need to rent bikes and equipment, Hurricane makes it easy. Choose from a huge selection of new and used bikes for sale, as well as helmets, gloves, knee and elbow pads and chest protectors for sale or rent.
For those interested in learning to ride, The Bike Learning Center is perfect for all ages. They teach fundamental skills necessary for riding in a bike park.
The BLC offers a progressive learning environment featuring dual slalom courses and a pump track section. Instructors teach beginning to experienced riders looking to enhance their techniques.
You can purchase an all day bike lift for $39, a single bike lift $20, or a season pass $205. For more information call 503-222-2695 or visit www.skibowl.com
September 11, 2016 by admin · Comments Off on Whispering Woods guests are enjoying Summer fun!!
This year let Whispering Woods be your resort destination. We are home to Mt. Hood.
Your endless kayaking fun starts here. It’s a chance to become one with nature.
The feeling of beauty is all around you. To catch a glance of a soaring eagle above or the beautiful refection of Mt Hood on Trillium lake is something to remember.
Mt. Hood Adventures is offering Kayaking on Trillium or Clear Lake this year. Enjoy canoeing, paddle boarding, single and double kayaks.
Rental prices are $25.00 per hour or $55.00 for the entire day. Life vests, oars, sunscreen and cameras are included. Mt. Hood adventures will drop off your kayak or boat to the lake.
All you have to do is make your reservations at www.MtHoodAdventures.com or by calling 503-715-2175.
July 28, 2015 by admin · Comments Off on Summer Fun in the Mt. Hood Territory
There’s still plenty of summer left here on the Mountain. Just because the calendar reads the end of July and the kids go back to school the end of August doesn’t mean there isn’t time for a great getaway at the “nearby, far away vacation place.”
Play all day at The Adventure Park at Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, pull out those hiking boots and decide which trails you’d like to take on (based on degree of difficulty) at www.nwhiker.com, check the tires on your mountain bike and see what challenges you’d like to undertake Ride Oregon website or simply pack a few things and head to Whispering Woods Resort for a bit of relaxing by the pool. Remember as the late Robin Williams said in Dead Poets Society: “CARPE DIEM!”
Whispering Woods Resort is famous for its friendly, comfortable atmosphere and ability to provide luxury accommodations for a day, weekend or week-long stay. Whatever your schedule permits, pack up the kids and “hit the high road to adventure and romance” right in your own backyard.
April 3, 2012 by admin · Comments Off on Clackamas County Rebuilding the Arrah Wanna Bridge near Whispering Woods Resort
Beginning in April 2012, a Clackamas County-funded project to replace the Arrah Wanna Bridge is scheduled to begin. The current, one lane bridge was built in 1910 and move to its current location in 1957. According to the County, replacement is being undertaken due to deficiencies of a structural and functional nature.
If you are staying at Whispering Woods Resort from April 2012 through the end of October, 2013, it is unlikely you will even be aware of this project. Most Mt. Hood lodging and rental guests never venture far enough south on Arrah Wanna Boulevard to even see the bridge.
Just be aware, if you DO travel south on Arrah Wanna Boulevard to the bridge, you may encounter construction delays of up to 20 minutes. Extended delays of up to 60 minutes are only supposed to occur twice during the entire project.
For those who are interested, you can find more details at www.clackamas.us/transportation/. Just look for “Road & Bridge Projects” near the top of the navigation in the left column.
Source: Clackamas County notice to Residents and Property Owners in the Arrah Wanna Bridge Area, March 13, 2012
As of May 7, 2012, this project has been delayed until the spring of 2013. The delay is due to a mistake made during the bidding process. Per Clackamas County, the current bridge is safe up to the posted weight restrictions. For more details, visit the Clackamas County Department of Transporation and Development website at: www.clackamas.us/transportation/
February 27, 2012 by admin · Comments Off on A Glorious Mt. Hood Day at Whispering Woods Resort
Today is one of those glorious Mt. Hood days at Whispering Woods Resort that cannot go unnoticed.
The ground is covered with a bit of late winter snow. The clouds are breaking up and blue sky enlivens a beautiful pallet of winter colors. And the sun, yes the SUN! is smiling down on those who venture outside, casting its warm net on all who long to be captured.
Take a deep breath! Now exhale. Didn’t that feel refreshing?!
That’s what makes winter in the Mt. Hood Territory so special. You never know what you may encounter, from a lively family of deer to a rushing river, a sunlit hillside or a gorgeous, natural portrait ablaze with color right outside your back door.
A friend of mine just called me after returning from 7 days on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. Poor guy, I really don’t know why he left.
OK, maybe that’s not true. But, I’m glad today turned out the way it did and that I was able to spend some time outside my office enjoying it. I couldn’t be happier than staring down the snow-covered 9th fairway right behind Whispering Woods Resort.
If you haven’t been up to see us in a while or you never have (for shame), you really should come visit! Our fully furnished condos offer something special among so many Mt. Hood lodging options.
We would love to be your host!
February 23, 2012 by admin · Comments Off on Whispering Woods Pool and Hot Tub Renovation is On Schedule
We are 3 days into the pool and hot tub renovation process and things are progressing on schedule. It won’t be long before we are “in hot water” again!
Step one for the contractor was to build a greenhouse over the swimming pool so work could continue rain or shine (see photo). So far, it has been mostly rain, but “inside” the greenhouse it is dry and the workers are active.
Yesterday was the final “demolition” day when old coping brick and waterline tile were removed. Today, work is progressing on the installation of new coping brick and tile. It’s a pretty messy process, but it is exciting to see progress. The brick and tile should be done by Monday when the plastering phase will begin.
After the plastering is finished, it will take a couple of days to fill the pool (only a few hours for the hot tub) and a several more days to heat and balance the water. In the mean time our guests have been enjoying their use of the indoor pool and hot tub at the Mt. Hood Village less than 3 miles away.
Stay tuned for more updates!
February 21, 2012 by admin · Comments Off on Whispering Woods Resort Gets “New” Pool and Hot Tub
On February 20, 2012, Anderson Poolworks of Wilsonville, Oregon, began renovating the Whispering Woods Resort swimming pool and hot tub. The entire project includes new plaster, coping brick and waterline tile, giving both the pool and hot tub a brand “new” look. This will be the second renovation since our pool and hot tub were built in 1994.
Pool and hot tub renovation is an important ingredient in maintaining a high quality swimming environment for our guests. Over time, the white plaster coating either breaks down or discolors due to the interaction of sanitizing and water balancing chemicals, the natural chemistry of water and swimmers. Consequently, the plaster must be replaced every few years.
How Long Will The Pool and Hot Tub Be Closed?
Because we are doing a complete renovation, including plaster, coping brick and waterline tile, we expect to reopen in about 2 weeks on March 2, 2012. If we encounter unforeseen or unpredictable issues, like a major snow storm, the completion date may vary.
The entire process includes draining and refilling time, both of which can take up to 2 days. Add to that the actual renovation work plus heating the fresh water and balancing water chemistry, and 2 weeks gets used up pretty quickly.
Come See Our Beautiful “New” Pool and Hot Tub.
The next time you are in our area, provided it is after March 2, 2012, stop by and take a look at the newly renovated swimming pool and hot tub. If you need a little get-away, give our Reservations department a call at 503-622-3171, or visit the reservations page on this site.
Even if you are not a Whispering Woods Resort owner, we have great Mt. Hood lodging options. If you are planning an Oregon family reunion, the Mt. Hood Territory is a great place to bring your family together.
The Water is Great All Year Long!
By the way, our swimming pool and hot tub are open all year long and, yes, the pool is heated. Come relax and have some fun. Whispering Woods Resort is “the nearby, far-away vacation place” only an hour from downtown Portland, Oregon.