Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge

Photo by Darin Barry

Historic Timberline Lodge is full of natural beauty and wonder..  This resplendent mountain lodge is located on the south side of Mount Hood in Oregon, about 19 miles from Whispering Woods Resort.  Those who are already visiting the Mount Hood area have the benefit of being near all the wonders of Mount Hood. This lodge is the perfect location to learn about local history, ski, hike, or enjoy a gourmet meal.

Timberline Lodge was built between 1936 and 1938, by the Works Progress Administration and was dedicated by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1937.  Enjoy a tour guided by a United States Forest Service Ranger, you’re sure to learn about the history, architecture, artwork, and history of this magnificent lodge.  To this day, this amazing lodge continues to serve as a regional focal point and tourist destination.

You might be more familiar with Timberline Lodge than you suspect.  The famous and terrifying film The Shining, based on the Stephen King novel, used Timberline Lodge as a shooting location.  The Lodge has been used in numerous other movies and television programs as well.  Thus a trip to Timberline is also a visit to a major Hollywood shooting location that will undoubtedly bring back memories from some of your favorite films.

There is an abundance of activities to keep skiers smiling from ear to ear even when they are not on the slopes, including the Magic Mile Scenic Sky Ride during the summer months.  The Magic Mile Sky ride is a chair lift that takes guest up to 7,000 feet.  Once there, guests have a simply fantastic view of Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson and the Palmer Snowfield.  No doubt this is a must when visiting. You don’t have to be a skier or snowboarder to participate.

Timberline Lodge is simply a breathtaking place that will delight visitors and skiers to no end.  Skiing and snowboarding is world class and includes freestyle terrain.  You can even do some snowshoeing.  The flexibility that Timberline offers makes it perfectly convenient for those who are staying nearby  If you are looking for a stunning day trip, a visit to Timberline Lodge should be at the tip-top of your list.

For more information, visit the Timberline Lodge website.

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