In northern Oregon at the base of Mount Hood lies Timberline Lodge — the only 20th-century building of its size constructed and furnished entirely by hand with original wood, textiles, wrought iron, oil paint, watercolor, linoleum, mosaic and stained glass.
“Timberline is a rare jewel to the State of Oregon and the nation as well,” said Emily Stoller Smith, marketing manager at Timberline Lodge. “Timberline represents raw American ingenuity and perseverance.”
The historic lodge, located in Government Camp, Oregon, was part of the 1930s’ Works Progress Administration and is surrounded by pristine Pacific Northwestern woods and blessed with abundant snowfall in the winter months.
While some activities have limited group sizes at this time, Timberline still provides winter experiences for groups staying at this National Historic Landmark.
“Skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing are Timberline’s main winter activities, and all are available for groups bookings,” Stoller Smith said.
Go glamping and listen to ghost stories while making s’mores around a campfire. Take a one-hour snowcat tour of the upper mountain. Learn how to build an igloo. From cocktail competitions and wine tasting tours to USFS Nature and Interpretive tours, there are endless options for groups looking to explore this snowy and picturesque mountain.
One of the more popular group options occurs at Silcox Hut — a rustic mini lodge one mile up Mt. Hood, where groups can select their choice of transportation between Silcox and Timberline.
“Silcox is available for a fun group dining experience and has a small bunk house for overnight stays,” said Stoller Smith.
In addition to these one-of-a-kind group options, Timberline features luxury rooms, several restaurants, a sauna, mountain hot tub, games, a fitness center and more. Check Timberline’s website on reopening dates for the sauna and hot tub, currently closed due to COVID-19.
Timberline is ideal for any time of the year; in the summer and fall, groups can enjoy the new mountain bike park, hiking trails, taking a ride on the Magic Mile Sky Ride and much more.
“Timberline Lodge stands as a monument to the hundreds of local artisans and craftsmen who created nearly everything you see inside of it — from the artwork to the furniture to the custom metal fixtures,” Stoller Smith said.
Timberline Lodge is closely monitoring COVID-19 cases state and nationwide, and therefore is limiting group sizes and temporarily closing certain areas. Visit the lodge’s website or call 503-272-3311 for more information.