Government Camp, OR, USA

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Government Camp, OR, USA

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Adventure and old-world charm in Government Camp

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.

Hit the slopes in Government Camp

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.

Mesmerizing museums and verdant vineyards

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.

A snowy winter wonderland

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.

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.