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An Original Homestead becoming a Loving FarmA separate living space designed for privacy from the rest of the home. There is a sitting room, bedroom, and private bathroom secluded from the business of the rest of the home. Shared kitchen and laundry room allow for all amenities to be available to our guests. 55 acres of farm and forest provide plenty of room to hike and explore the many aspects of nature in the Pacific Northwest. Gorgeous views of Mount Hood are provided whenever the clouds can be kept away.
Komorebi House-Modern Luxury in the WoodsKomorebi House is a modern one bedroom cabin in the Mt Hood National Forest. The design is inspired by travels to Japan and a love for the PNW. Komorebi combines luxury with all of the comforts of home to create the perfect place to unplug from the world and enjoy the simple elegance of a cabin-in-the-woods.
Little Explorer - The perfect mountain escape.Located near the end of a quiet dead end road in Welches, Oregon. Short path to Sandy River. Easy access to HWY 26 and only 15 minutes to Government Camp or Sandy Ridge mountain biking. Enjoy the relaxing surroundings while staying in a newly renovated cabin with all the comforts of home. 2 night min. stay seasonally/Fri/Sat but possibly accept a 1 night stay...just ask. Sleeps 4 in beds. Anymore you provide bedding and/or air mattresses. Check out our Instagram @ littleexplorer_oregon
The tiny community of Mount Hood takes its name from Oregon’s tallest, snowiest volcano, which towers in the distance. There’s not much to do in town, where you find only a cluster of homes, a few local businesses, and a historic town hall. Think of this more as a relaxing basecamp for exploring the nearby ski areas, trekking in the wilderness, and tasting your way through the valley’s orchards and vineyards. The town of Mount Hood is an easy jumping off point for exploring the massive Mt. Hood National Forest, which covers more than 1 million alpine acres. Nearby trails lead you to waterfalls, scenic overlooks, and mirror-like lakes reflecting the mountain’s majestic cone. Once you’ve spent some time in the region, you’ll understand why these views have graced so many postcards.
Depending on your route, it takes from 90 minutes to two hours to drive to the town of Mount Hood and neighboring Parkdale from Portland and the Portland International Airport (PDX). You’ll want a car to visit the mountains, national forest, and valley orchards. From town, it’s only a 20-minute drive to the Cooper Spur Ski and Tubing Area, the closest designated winter recreation area. If you’re heading up to Mt. Hood Meadows during ski season, you can catch the Gorge-to-Mountain Express Service from Portland, which stops in Parkdale.
A few different calendars define the pace of life in these parts. Up in the mountain, ski season peaks in winter and early spring — though at the highest elevations, you can even ski into the summer. The Hood River Valley beats to the rhythm of harvest seasons, which span late spring for berries, mid- to late summer for apricots and peaches, and fall for pears. Set in the valley, the town of Mount Hood has a temperate climate, so you can enjoy the outdoors any time of year, depending on your tolerance for rainfall in the colder months of late fall and winter.
To get a taste for Hood River Valley’s renowned wines and produce, take a spin along the Hood River Fruit Loop, a scenic route that spotlights over two dozen family-owned fruit stands, orchards, wineries, and cideries. The views along the drive are gobsmacking, with the peak of Mount Hood shimmering on the horizon and fields of fruit trees, grapes, and lavender in the foreground.
Zig-zagging down the slopes of Mount Hood ranks among the top snowsports experiences in the American West. Its five distinct ski areas cater to a range of skills and pastimes, from newbie skiers to experienced snowboarders. Mt. Hood Meadows has plenty of steep, adrenaline-pumping slopes. Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, which has 69 day runs, keeps the action going late with dozens of lit runs and a cosmic tubing park with LED lights and music. For families and beginners, the nearby Cooper Spur and Summit ski areas offer gentler terrain.
Alpine hikes abound on the mountain’s slopes and throughout the sprawling Mt. Hood National Forest, with trails leading to astounding viewpoints, reflective lakes, and scenic waterfalls. On the eastern base of Mount Hood, Tamanawas Falls Trail is an easy trek that takes you along bubbling Cold Spring Creek to a 100-foot-tall curtain of water tumbling into a mossy canyon.