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Coziest & cutest cabin in the village of Government Camp. Truly a rare gem in a superb location. Quick walk to historic Government Camp, restaurants, stores, and Ski Bowl Adventure Park. Short drive to the ski resorts, mountain lakes, scenic hikes & bike trails. Oversized and super steamy hot tub is the ultimate place to unwind after a long day taking in the mountain.
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- Government Camp
Conveniently located to shops, dining, and skiing, this Government Camp vacation rental is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. The 1,500 square foot, 2-bedroom, 1.5 bath cabin offers a cozy deck complete with a picnic table and grill, a charming kitchen, and a flat-screen cable TV. When you're not shredding the slopes, more family fun awaits just across the street at Mt. Hood Outfitters - enjoy alpine slides, ziplines, Malibu race cars, and more! Vacation planning has never been easier - book today!
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Your guide to Government Camp
Welcome to Government Camp
As the only community perched on the slopes of Mount Hood, Government Camp is the main hub for the Summit, Mt. Hood Skibowl, Mt. Hood Meadows, and Timberline ski areas. Throughout the busy winter season, fresh powder blankets this alpine village, which sits about 4,000 feet up the side of Oregon’s most famous volcano. Government Camp is often the first stop for adventurers heading to the resorts. It’s also a low-key spot for some après-ski brews and bites.
In the town’s rustic center, you’ll find ski shops, outdoor-gear outfitters, a few restaurants, and a beloved craft brewery. While the winter snow conditions typically define the pace of things, Government Camp’s position within the sprawling Mt. Hood National Forest also makes it a warm-weather hot spot for hikers, mountain bikers, paddlers, and sightseers. In the national forest, you’ll find backcountry trails leading to waterfalls, gurgling streams, and scenic overlooks.
How do I get around Government Camp?
It takes about an hour’s drive to get from Portland and the Portland International Airport (PDX) to Government Camp, where it’s easiest to get from place to place if you have a car. That’s especially true in the more remote corners of the Mt. Hood National Forest. During peak times — summer out on the trails and winter at ski areas and Sno-Parks — you might experience road backups and limited parking. That’s why the region operates the Mt. Hood Express, a shuttle bus that connects Portland and popular spots including Mt. Hood Skibowl and Government Camp. If you drive to Government Camp in the winter, check road conditions before you depart, and make sure your vehicle is outfitted appropriately for snow and ice.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Government Camp?
Snow lovers flock to Government Camp for skiing, snowboarding, and tubing, with winter and early spring being the busiest time on the slopes — though the higher-elevation spots allow you to rip and shred in the peak of summer. The powder that blankets the area starting in late November and December means some natural sites become inaccessible and a few attractions close until late spring. May through early fall are prime time on the trails and alpine lakes, particularly on weekends.
What are the top things to do in Government Camp?
The white-capped cone of Mount Hood towers above this shimmering alpine lake, where you can see the snowy peak reflected in the calm waters. The 1.9-mile Trillium Lake Loop Trail ranks among the most scenic in the Mt. Hood National Forest — drawing droves of nature photographers. Visit mid-week to revel in the serene views without the crowds. In the winter, the trail transforms into a picturesque snowshoeing spot.
White River West Sno-Park
More than two dozen “Sno-Parks,” or designated winter recreation areas, dot the Mt. Hood National Forest. Purchasing a State of Oregon Sno-Park Permit grants you access for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing as well as some spots well-suited to sledding and tubing. White River West Sno-Park is especially popular with snowshoers, who crunch through mixed conifer forests and across wide-open snowfields.
Timberline National Historic Trail
This epic trek circles Mount Hood, passing through alpine landscapes defined by misty waterfalls, wildflower meadows, and evergreen forests. The Civilian Conservation Corps built the historic trail here in the 1930s, opening up access to panoramic vistas around the mountain. It’s a multiday hike worthy of your bucket list, though only experienced hikers should attempt it in full. Most hikers choose a segment of the trail for shorter daytime outings to get a taste of the wilderness.