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Romantic Steiner Log Cabin at Mt Hood, Oregon's playground for skiing & hiking

Jeanne Paul

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Romantic Steiner Log Cabin at Mt Hood, Oregon's playground for skiing & hiking

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Rhododendron Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-10)

Dancing Bear Log Cabin is a beautifully preserved example of the Steiner Log Cabins that are unique to the Mt Hood Area in Oregon and a highly valued piece of its history. Steiner is well known for having also worked on the construction of Timberline Lodge. This vintage, three bedroom, one bath cabin is located on historic Barlow Trail nestled next to Hackett Creek. Let the creek lull you to sleep as it babbles under your window-- backing to a canopy of old growth fir trees and whispy alders. Cross the creek on a wooden bridge to your own private picnic area where you can toast marshmellows by the outdoor firepit or play a friendly game of horseshoes at the horseshoe pit. The back deck overlooks Hackett Creek and the woods and there is a private creekside hot tub. The authenticity of this home has been carefully maintained, and the furnishings artfully capture the period in keeping with the spirit of the 1930's era. The master bedroom has a queen log bed with luxurious Pendleton Woolen Mills bedding, rustic light fixtures and furnishings. The guest bedroom offers a double bed. On the main level you'll find a third bedroom with a day bed/trundle and a second TV/VCR. Two futon sofas in the living room provide extra sleeping space. The massive stone fireplace provides warmth and a feel for what our beautiful Mt. Hood area must have been like back in the day. Romance, charm and a warm fire await you at this lovely home. This is a great place to experience Mt Hood from an historical perspective. Sleeps up to 6 adults in beds, with living room futon for additional sleeping space.

Keywords: log, cabin, Mt Hood, ski, cozy, view, creekside, hot tub, historic, lakes, trails, biking, charming, fireplace, trees, private, Steiner

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jeanne Paul (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2015

About Jeanne Paul

We live in the Portland area and have vacationed at the cabin for over 12 years with our sons…skiing, hiking and taking in all that the Mt Hood national forest has to offer. There is no better place to enjoy everything that Oregon has to offer.

Jeanne Paul purchased this cabin in 1999

Why Jeanne Paul chose Rhododendron

We've enjoyed Mt Hood for over 45 years--especially the year round skiing at Timberline Lodge where they have one of the nations only glaciers offering summer skiing (and they host the US Ski Team). My parents honeymooned at Timberline Lodge in the 1950's.

In the summer months we boat and swim in one of the many mountain lakes (our favorite is Trillium Lake) and we frequent the miles and miles of hiking trails--a family favorite being the Mirror Lake Hike. Pack a lunch and eat along the lake or continue up to Tom, Dick and Harry ridge for amazing views of the cascade range. The kids enjoy the Wildwood Park Trail with interactive displays beaver dam and underwater view of the river.

Our cabin feels like it's remote, but it's only an hour from Portland, 10 minutes from charming Sandy Oregon, and 20 minutes to some of the best skiing Oregon has to offer.

What makes this cabin unique

After a good hike we love to relax on our deck by the babbling Hacket creek, fire up the barbeque and then enjoy a game of horseshoes on the deck. Our ritual includes at least one dinner at Burro Loco for a little Mexican food, and a breakfast at the Barlow Trail Inn. For special occasions we treat ourselves to a meal at Rondezvous --they never disappoint. Or if we're up at Timberline lodge for a historic tour and hike we make it a point to enjoy the world-class brunch (YUM).

Guestbook comments from the manager

loved the craftsman expertise, the Steiner history book , all the perfect TLC touches. Adored the deck, bridge and creeks beyond. The fact that the owners share this is a gift to us".
May 2012
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Romantic Steiner Log Cabin at Mt Hood, Oregon's playground for skiing & hiking
average rating of 4.9375 based on 18 reviews
Santa Cruz, California
5

A cozy wood cabin haven.

  • 5 of 5

We pulled up at Dancing Bear Cabin set amongst the trees. In the grassy front yard woodland flowers were just coming into bloom. Immediately we felt we'd come home to nature. We were excited to open the heavy front door and find out what lay within. This exceeded our expectations. The kitchen is cozy (but has a table big enough to seat our family of 5 plus one guest) and well equipped. The main room has a beautiful stone fireplace, 2 couches, 2 rocking chairs, cushions, and fleecy blankets aplenty. There are 3 bedrooms with plenty of bedding (very tasteful PENDLETON blankets and drapes throughout the cabin.) My youngest son was eager to explore outside and we discovered a deck with a bridge crossing a stream and a wild garden beyond. Great fun! This is a perfect place for a family or friends who want to explore the outdoors and then come home to an evening of quiet with space to read, play a game of cards, reflect and share good times. Mount Hood is close by and when we were there, there was an abundance of snow at Timberline. Our family had a wonderful time here.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Portland
5

Lovely!

  • 5 of 5

Dancing Bear Cabin is a magical wonderland in the woods.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed a romantic weekend getaway at the Dancing Bear Cabin. The cabin itself is beautiful. Lots of interesting architectural details to enjoy. It has been well decorated. It is cozy, inviting and warm. We loved the fire place! The kitchen was well stocked with appliances, cookware, dishes, cutlery, etc. There are lots of blankets, pillows and towels. The hot tub outside is great! It is on the side of the yard so visible to another cabin and cars from the road. It was not warm when we arrived so we only got to enjoy it one evening as it took about 4 hrs to heat up and we didn't realize this until 9pm the first night. I would say when you get there turn up the heat right away so it is ready for once you want to jump in. Overall I would recommend this cabin. It is a great stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Cozy winter perfection!

  • 5 of 5

The Dancing Bear Cabin is a gem. Oregon log cabin charm coupled with modern amenities, rushing creek, gorgeous woodwork, a peaceful forest... it's basically paradise. I came with a large-ish group and we fit very comfortably. Very "hygge" indeed!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Beautiful cabin

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is more beautiful than even the pictures lead on. It's decorated beautifully, but the original charm is still completely intact -- everywhere you look there's something neat to check out. The fact that such a historic building also has a hot tub really sold it for us, too! Charm and modern amenities; the home was clean and had just about everything we could have needed (a kitchen wash cloth/sponge was missing, but we made do with an extra kitchen towel). Neighbors are pretty close -- we didn't notice much from them at all, though. Upstairs bedrooms are beautiful. When it rains at night you definitely hear it on the roof, which is somewhat nice as a background noise, but earplugs work good if you're not into that. Wish we could have taken advantage of one of the two fire pits out back, but the rain didn't let us do much. The back deck would be awesome in the summer or fall. Hopefully we'll find another excuse to make it back to this awesome place!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Just as we imagined

  • 5 of 5

The Steiner Cabin was just as we imagined, maybe better. The location is good, quiet and picturesque. Everything about it was perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Rendezvous Grill
"Excellent food for the area. They offer a nice happy hour nightly with reduced rates on food..."
El Burro Loco
"If ya like a good Mexican meal in a casual environment this is your go-to on the mountain. I..."
Hoodland Thriftway
"This is the largest nearby grocery. Not a huge selection, but certainly good enough to get y..."
Wildwood
"Great hiking and an especially experiential hike for youngsters. Can easily be hiked within ..."
Timberline Lodge
"This national monument is well worth the trip to the great NW and should not be missed. Buil..."
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Portland International Airport (PDX)
Nearest Barpub
2.2 Miles
Brightwood Tavern
Nearest Golf
5.6 Miles
Resort at the Mountain
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
HWY 26
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Zig Zag Inn
Nearest Ski
15.6 Miles
Ski Bowl

Not only is America's playground at your doorstep with the Mt Hood Wilderness and ski resorts, and the Alpine slide, but you're also a 45 minutes to the Hood River gorge which offers world class Windsurfing. Enjoy year round skiing at Timberline where you can ski into the historical Timberline Lodge and enjoy a world-class meal with a three-peak view of the valley and Cascade Range. Or enjoy 18 holes at the Resort at the Mountain, and stop for a dinner experience at the Rondezvous Restaurant where you'll be tantalized by delicious concoctions. For more casual fare we like the Burro Loco for a margarita and Mexican food.

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Rates & Availability

From $170 Per night

Rhododendron Cabin Rental Rates

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Cleaning $100
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Amenities

Rhododendron Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • located on the main level, includes claw foot tub and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , trundle bed on main level
    Convertible bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon in the living room for added sleeping space
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin Trundle Bed on the main level. In addition there is a full size futon in the living room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
You'll forget that civilization is nearby in this lovely wooded setting by a babbling brook, but restaurants, skiing, hiking, boating, and an alpine slide are all within 4-15 miles of this cozy cabin.

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