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Stop by the front desk to sign out the ping pong paddles, or table shuffleboard. our family had a ton of fun, followed by a nice drink in the upstairs bar! The visibility wasn't great, but what an opportunity to see a historic building!
Fantastic place although had a few issues with cabin fever after getting snowed in. Lovey hotel, great big lobby, big enough to play handball in and knock out a novel. The bartender was incredibly friendly, told me my ‘money was no good here’ and gave me free drinks all night, apparently I reminded him of the previous caretaker?? Went here to get some writing done with the wife and kid. Very spacious corridors for him to ride his big wheel around although parental supervision is required as he has repeated horrific visions late at night, namely a pair of creepy twin girls and a tidal wave of blood coming out of the elevator. I did begin to lose it a little after we got snowed in and put the missus offside by breaking the bathroom door down with an axe and yelling HERRRRRRES JOHNNY. She had never seen Late Night with Johnny Carson so unfortunately the reference was lost on her :( Do be careful with the room numbers, I walked into 237 by accident and interrupted an elderly lady having a bath. That I did NOT need to see! Look, overall I would rate my experience as positive but I did almost freeze to death in the hedge maze.
We veered off our vacation path to spend a night at Timbeline. I had heard the outside shots were use in the Shining, which make it even more interesting. The history here is amazing and to think it was practically built by hand back in the day. I enjoyed all the pictures and story about the past. We dined at the restaurant and the food was really good. We tried the pool and hot tub and both were very relaxing. They also have movies and DVD players you can borrow from the front desk. The next morning the views of Mt. Hood were breathtaking from the warmth of the lodge. We did some minor hiking from the trails in the back. Absolutely worth a stay.
We bought the bed and breakfast package which was at that moment, available on discount. That was a good move--the buffet breakfast is pretty good. The hotel is a wonderful iconic structure, superbly located for exploring Mt. Hood and environs (we were there outside of ski season--and to our disappointment the lifts were not running at all.) The place has an amazing story, told on a video running continuously in a little backroom in the 1st floor museum. As a hotel, it is really not even charming. Room seemed small. Heat was difficult to control, and when the heat was "on" there was very hot air pouring out of a grill right over one side of our queen bed. There's basically no space for toiletries in the unheated bathroom, and our shower was very adversely affected by things happening elsewhere, so there would be a surge in hot water. So as a hotel experience, abstracted from the location and the building, it was really not very pleasant. The hotel alone would get *maybe* 2 stars. All of our dining experiences--save breakfast--were also not good values--overpriced food of rather low quality. And that's both in the dining room and in the bar. So, go for the historic structure and the awesome location and pray for the crystalline weather we had.
Thoroughly enjoyed staying at this old, rustic, authentic alpine lodge with lots of personality and excellent views. Stayed at end of September with an unexpected snow storm that lasted through the night. Roads cleared by mid-morning. Excellent dinner and breakfast buffet. Excellent friendly service from everyone we met. Creaking floors and other sounds from the room above traveled easily during the night disturbing light sleepers. All of us wanted to stay longer. All of us would like to stay here again.
Did not stay here but enjoyed a nice lunch on deck with Mt Jeff in background. The hotel is lovely and the history is very interesting. Pretty day trip and nothing beats being so close to Mt Hood. Lovely scenery
Wonderful lodge and a beautiful area, but not sure I’d stay the night again. I’m giving the stay 3 stars, but really feel like I should make it 2. The pool was closed (knew this in advance), as was the Blue Ox bar. I’ve had 5 different family members stay here over the years, and only one has actually seen the Blue Ox bar in action. Not sure what the deal is there. I would not recommend staying in the area we did: the 2nd floor hallway near the Ram’s Head bar. We had room 227, which is about 5 rooms down from the double doors leading out to the Ram’s Head Bar eating area, and next to the kitchen area for the bar. For some reason the bar personnel thought it was ok to slam the doors and make noise until late in the evening (if you need a hospitality industry hint, it’s not ok). We also had problems with the service in the Ram’s Head Bar. We decided to eat dinner, and our waitress got mad at my wife when she hadn’t decided what to eat yet (I had left to use the bathroom…this happened while I was away). My wife was furious…..and then I witnessed the snippy behavior of the waitress also. It looked like they were short-staffed, but that doesn’t give a reason for bad behavior.
We spent 2 nights at the historic lodge. Our room was a moderate size for a parks lodge, with a queen and twin bed and wonderful view of Mt Hood. Great sleeping for the most part. If you're on a lower floor, there's a surprising amount of creaking when folks above are bustling around, but you'rein an historic building. They issue earplugs to help with any noise. The breakfast buffet package was a good value with a number of pretty tasty options. Dinner is pricey in the dining room, but the bar has plenty of choices for a tasty meal. There's also a snack bar across the parking lot. Our favorite activities were walking the trails around the lodge and enjoying the central fireplaces with a hot drink. Staff are friendly and courteous. The pool and hot tub were closed when we were there..chair lift ride closed Sept 15. Still a great stay
Beautiful drive up from rain through mist to blue sky and sun. Great shots of Mount Hood. Did not stay in Timberline Lodge but had a coffee and the inside is beautiful old wood and has real character. Would be cool to stay in winter with snow and real fireplaces.
One night at the lodge with rain makes it tough to enjoy the property. I was greeted warmly at the registration desk although I was early. Was given a room with a view of the cloud covered mountain. However, the location was noisy as it was right by the bar. I asked to be moved and although I had to briefly wait, it was taken care of. The staff even moved my suitcase to the new room. I was now looking over the parking lot and room seemed brighter and a bit more spacious. The room was clean and comfortable. I enjoyed looking at the exhibits/video about the building and history of the lodge; then wandered looking for the various items highlighted in the video. The visit was a great experience. The food in the dining room is very good.
Timberline Lodge places you next to Timberline Lodge Ski Area and Mount Hood National Forest. This 70-room, 3.5-star lodge welcomes guests with 6 restaurants, ski-in/ski-out access, and an outdoor pool.
Relish the regional cuisine at Cascade Dining Room, one of 6 onsite restaurants. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.
Guests can expect to find free WiFi. Pillowtop beds sport down comforters and the bathroom offers a hair dryer. Other standard amenities include free local calls, free bottled water, and a portable fan.
At Timberline Lodge, guests enjoy ski-in/ski-out access, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an area shuttle for a fee. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with securing valuables, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this ski lodge include a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.