Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge

Photo by Darin Barry

One of those places in the United States that everyone who enjoys natural beauty should visit is Timberline Lodge.  Few locations allow one to visit such wonders of nature, while having a modern and accessible base camp from which to enjoy the sites.  This resplendent mountain lodge is located on the south side of Mount Hood in Oregon.  Those who are already visiting the Mount Hood area have the benefit of being near all the wonders of Mount Hood while still being only about 60 miles from Portland, Oregon.

Built between 1936 and 1938, Timberline Lodge was a significant accomplishment of the Works Progress Administration.  As a result, this project created countless jobs.  To this day, this amazing lodge continues to serve as a regional focal point and tourist destination.

The fact is that 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 Sky Ride.  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 a little snowshoeing as well.  The flexibility that Timberline offers makes it perfectly convenient for those who have secured their lodging at local Mt. Hood rentals.  If you are looking for a stunning daytrip, 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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