Destination guide

Enjoy Mount Hood at vacation home rentals

Mount Hood may only be a tiny unincorporated community in Oregon, but with the snow-covered peak of Mount Hood itself rising in the distance it becomes a jewel of a place, a gorgeous little oasis to relax in while exploring the wonders of the Mount Hood National Forest. A beautifully restored town hall is the heart of the community, a charming place to join locals for movie nights and farmers' markets. Mount Hood vacation rentals are cozy places to relax in after outdoor adventures. From skiing in winter to hiking in summer, this region is a haven for adventurers and nature-lovers alike.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Mount Hood vacation rentals

The Mount Hood Town Hall is a hive of activity throughout the year. Local farmers and artisans sell their wares at the farmers' markets, while musicians keep everyone smiling with live entertainment. In winter, the hall is a great place to join the community in decorating Christmas cookies, taking pictures with Santa and shopping for presents at the Handmade Holiday Market. Mount Hood vacation rentals are peaceful havens to rest in after exhilarating winter days skiing on nearby Mount Adams and Mount Hood, or summer ones embracing your inner adventurer for thrilling windsurfing, kiteboarding and rafting down the Hood River.

Activities

Activities near Mount Hood vacation homes

The community of Mount Hood is small but vibrant, a gateway to exciting outdoor adventures and laid-back community events. When summer arrives, you can head to the local farmers' market and purchase the very best fruits and vegetables from the thriving farms and orchards nearby. In winter, bundle up warmly and head for the snow-covered woods for invigorating days of snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, before heading back to Mount Hood vacation rentals for big bowls of popcorn and steaming mugs of hot chocolate around the fire. Anglers can enjoy watching the mist burn off the river as they trawl a line for fish.

Day trips

Day trips near Mount Hood vacation homes

Mount Hood vacation rentals are the perfect starting point to see the sights of Portland. Vacation homes are available near places like Portland Japanese Garden, a serene, landscaped garden with stunning waterfalls, a tea house, and mountain vistas, and Pittock Mansion, a museum within a historic home with locally made crafts and history-inspired items. The Oregon Zoo, a vast zoo with hundreds of wildlife species and educational programs, and the International Rose Test Garden, a landscaped test garden with beautiful roses in manicured displays, are 2 other highlights.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Mount Hood vacation homes

Mount Hood nestles in dense forest, due east of Portland, Oregon, and has the ever-changing weather typical of the Pacific Northwest. Summers in Mount Hood are dreamy, with warm, sunny days and temperatures in the high 70s to low 80s. Fall is absolutely stunning, as the trees change color and bring a vibrant glow to the region. Fall days enjoy clear skies, warm sunshine and temperatures sitting comfortably in the 60s. Winter is the rainy season in Mount Hood, and the snowy season on the mountain, so if you visit in winter, wear layers and keep a raincoat handy.

Natural features

Black bears and ospreys in Mount Hood

With snow-covered mountains, rich farmland, dense forests and vast meadows, Mount Hood is a gorgeous area of vibrant natural beauty. It's a 1.5-hour drive east from Portland, 2.5 hours north of Bend, 4 hours south of Seattle and 5 hours south-west of Spokane. It is close to the Hood River and almost surrounded by Mount Hood National Forest, with Gifford Pinchot National Forest just across the river. Mount Hood is home to myriad species of mammals – including mountain lions, black bears, black-tailed deer, coyotes, elk and yellow-bellied marmots – and birds – including ospreys and bald eagles.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Mount Hood

The nearest airport is in Portland, OR (PDX-Portland Intl.), located 47.6 mi (76.7 km) from the city center.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes in Mount Hood

Mount Hood has several outdoor areas to enjoy on a couple’s getaway. Vacation homes are available near places like Trillium Lake, a beautiful lake with mountain and forest surrounds with campsites, hiking trails, and ski paths, and Ramona Falls, a cascading waterfall in a scenic forest with hiking trails and wildlife. You might also enjoy Burnt Lake, a lake in the national forest with nature trails and diverse landscape for outdoor recreation.

Can I find a vacation rental around Mount Hood?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 555 vacation rentals near Mount Hood. From 141 Cabins to 256 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Mount Hood for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Mount Hood?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Mount Hood. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mount Hood Meadows: 250 vacation rentals
  • The Courses at Resort at the Mountain: 279 vacation rentals
  • Cooper Spur Ski Area: 274 vacation rentals
  • Oneonta Gorge: 242 vacation rentals
  • Horsetail Falls: 239 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mount Hood listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Mount Hood?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 141 Cabins in Mount Hood. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Mount Hood include:

  • Houses: 256 rentals available
  • Cottages: 141 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 141 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Lodges and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Mount Hood?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 78 vacation rentals with pool available in Mount Hood. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.