Destination guide

Adventure and charm at Government Camp vacation home rentals

Perched on the shoulder of Oregon’s majestic, snow-capped Mount Hood, Government Camp was established as a settlement in the 19th century, and retains to this day an enchanting old-world vibe. You'll find a host of Government Camp vacation rentals in the gently bustling downtown area, surrounded by timber frame buildings, chic boutiques, and cozy restaurants serving up hearty American and European comfort food. The town’s mountainside location makes it the perfect spot for a thrill-packed winter sports break, with numerous popular ski resorts within easy reach. If you're visiting in summer, head to nearby Trillium Lake for leisurely days of swimming and sunbathing, and jaw-dropping views of the mountain.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near vacation rentals in Government Camp

For a fascinating primer on local history and culture, head to the Mount Hood Cultural Center and Museum. Here, you can learn all about the early exploration and settlement of the region, as well as its natural history and evolution as a skiing destination. In the sunny summer months, the Mount Hood Adventure Park is a hub of high-octane activity, where you can hurtle down an Alpine Slide, scramble up a challenging rock wall, or throw yourself off a vertigo-inducing bungee tower. If you fancy something a little more relaxing, you could embark on a tour of local wineries, sipping crisp whites and full-bodied reds in spectacular surroundings.

Activities

Activities near Government Camp vacation homes

Vacationers flock to Government Camp each winter for world-class skiing and snowboarding. There’s an array of scenic, powder-covered pistes suitable for all ages and experience levels, from gentle beginner slopes to challenging black runs. You can also try your hand at novel activities like snow tubing and snowmobiling. After a day on the slopes, take a breather in your Government Camp vacation rental, before hitting up a cozy bar for a spot of apres-ski. In summer, the breathtaking Mount Hood region becomes a haven for lovers of outdoor pursuits like hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and zip lining.

Weather

Climate for your stay in Government Camp vacation homes

Being a major winter sports destination, it won't surprise you to learn that Government Camp receives huge snowfall from November to April each year. Temperatures are, of course, suitably chilly throughout winter, but you're likely to experience plenty of clear blue skies during your stay. Summers, by contrast, are mild and dry, with long days and an abundance of sunshine. The climate at this time of year is ideal for a brisk hike through a lush mountainside forest.

Natural features

Shimmering lakes and enchanting forests

Within easy reach of your Government Camp vacation rental lies a diverse world of natural spectacle. If you’re here in summer, the dense, green Mount Hood National Forest simply begs to be explored. Beautifully maintained hiking trails will lead you to enchanting sights like the thundering Little Zigzag Falls. The forest is also home to all manner of animals, from playful North American beavers to majestic black bears. For unbeatable views of Mount Hood in all its imposing glory, head down to the crystal-clear Trillium Lake, named after the delicate, 3-petaled Trillium flowers you’ll find in abundance in the region.

How to get there

How to get to and around Government Camp

Fly into Portland, OR (PDX-Portland Intl.), the closest airport, located 44.9 mi (72.3 km) from the city center.

Family friendly

Family fun near Government Camp vacation homes

Kids will love the outdoor activities in Government Camp. Vacation rentals put you within reach of family-friendly places like White River West Sno-Park, a bustling snow play area with an array of winter activities, and Little Crater Lake, a spring-fed lake in the national forest with opportunities for biking, hiking, swimming, boating, and other activities. Kids will also like Trillium Sno Park, a winter sports park with opportunities for sledding, tubing, and other fun activities.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Government Camp vacation homes

Government Camp is a haven for outdoorsy couples. Vacation homes are available near places like Trillium Lake, a scenic lake with mountain and forest backdrops and areas for Nordic skiing, camping, and hiking, and Mirror Lake, a high-altitude lake with a mountain and national forest nearby. There’s also Tom Dick and Harry Mountain, a triple-peaked volcanic mountain with hiking trails through a diverse landscape.

Where to stay around Government Camp?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 260 vacation rentals near Government Camp. From 103 Cabins to 81 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Government Camp for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Timberline Lodge Ski Area: 258 vacation rentals
  • Mirror Lake Trail: 265 vacation rentals
  • Mt Hood Cultural Center and Museum: 265 vacation rentals
  • Snow Bunny Sliding Area Sno Park: 264 vacation rentals
  • Molly's Express: 270 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Government Camp 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 Government Camp?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 103 Cabins in Government Camp. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Government Camp include:

  • Houses: 81 rentals available
  • Cottages: 103 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 103 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Government Camp?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 64 vacation rentals with pool available in Government Camp. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.