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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english


35 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Rhododendron Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)


BOTH OF KATHY'S KABINS (Kathy's Kottage and Kathy's Kabin) ARE IMPECCABLY CLEAN RENTALS! You won't find any dust, dirt, dead bugs or spider webs inside either of her homes!


Kathy's Kabins has created an Enchanting, Romantic Kottage to her list of Great Getaways. Kathy's Kottage, which overlooks the Zigzag River, in Rhododendron, and is located in MT Hood National Forest. Kathy's Kottage even gets snow, especially at 1560 feet elevation.

This remodeled, unique, 2 bedroom, 2 bath Kottage, was originally a Lodge for the miners in the early 1900's. Kathy's Kottage has quite a bit of history behind the original name 'Gorton Lodge'. Although Kathy's Kottage has been updated, it still retained it's 'Lodge Look' on the inside. At Kathy's Kottage, you will enjoy the sights and sounds of the Zigzag River and the views of the mountains. You will also enjoy the comfort and peacefulness!

When you enter Kathy's Kottage, you'll walk into the enclosed porch which has a desk, perfect for that inspiring writer! You also have a stunning view of the Zigzag River and the Mountains. (THE PERFECT BACKDROP FOR A WEDDING)

From there you'll enter into the Entertaining/Living Room,(18x30) which was the Reception Room when it was Gorton Lodge. The decor has been kept in it's original condition with the woodsy, cabiney look and feel of a Lodge. The 2 Sofas open up to Queen size beds, which will sleep up to 4 extra people comfortably, especially handy for those late night friends.

There is also a New 48" LCD Flat Screen TV, with DVD player for your viewing pleasure. Great for watching Football Games!

Kathy's Kottage is the perfect place for ENTERTAINING and yet, Very Romantic... Put a few logs into the Fireplace, sit back and relax to the sounds of the crackling fire and the sounds of the Zigzag River.. Catch up on 'OLD TIMES'.....

The Dining Room shares the Living Room and is able to seat up to 8 people to enjoy that gourmet meal you have so carefully prepared in Kathy's well stocked Kitchen, which has also been updated.

Kathy's Kitchen comes complete, with a dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, ice maker, cook top stove and oven. All appliances, including coffee pot, coffee grinder, crock pot/slow cooker, flavor wave, roasting pan, mixer, blender, waffle maker, utensils and basic spices, are supplied.

Prepare yourself a beverage, step out onto the deck, sit by the railing and take in a breath of fresh Mountain air, as you watch the river pass you by. Or, on those brisk mornings, sip your morning cup of coffee or tea at the breakfast nook and enjoy the sights of the River and Mountains.

The Master Bedroom is romantically darkened by the walls of nature surrounding Kathy's Kottage. Drift off to sleep on this massive, very comfortable King size bed, along with your own private bath and there's even a TV, with a DVD/VCR. Climb into bed and cover up with Kathy's high quality sheets and down comforters. Lay back and relax and take in the sounds of the fast and furious Zigzag River.

Remember, Kathy puts only 'TOP OF THE LINE MATTRESSES' inside her Kabins. No lumpy beds in Kathy's Kottage, you'll get a good nights sleep!!

The Guest Bedroom, comes complete with an Antique, Queen bed, has ample closet space and a TV for your viewing enjoyment. The antique decor and the sounds of the Zigzag River will relax you and take your cares away.

Outside on the deck you'll find the Hot Tub, which is just a few steps away from the Zigzag River and the front door. Step down and look up at the stars, as you take in the sights and sounds of Nature, in your private, secluded Hot Tub, in the MT Hood National Forest. What a relaxing night!!! (Don't forget, swim suits are optional)

Even though Kathy's Kottage has 2 bedrooms, it's a romantic, cozy, retreat for that special getaway, ski outing, weddings, honeymooners or a holiday retreat for 2-8 people. Kathy's Kottage has welcomed several couples who have performed their wedding vowes on the deck. What a beautiful and stunning backdrop!

If you are interested in Kathy's Kottage, give Kathy a call....503-622-6806 or email Kathy

Having a 'Team Meeting' with co-workers? No problem, book Kathy's Kottage and Kathy's Kabin (VRBO # 88513) to accommodate up to 20 friends/co-workers. You'll enjoy the experience!

Live like the locals and gather where our locals gather. Get to know us Mountain Folks!! We have the 'Best Food on the Mountain'! Check out our eaterys and espresso shops. We even have the best golf course on the Mountain! If you're into golfing, book your date and tee time and drive only 3 minutes to our local golf course, The Resort at the Mountain. Then come on back and step down into Kathy's hot tub and relax after that long day on the golf course or the 19th hole!

Once you've stayed at Kathy's Kottage, you'll come back again!!

If all of this sounds exciting and relaxing to you, then give Kathy a call at 503-622-6806 or email Kathy and reserve it now for your next getaway. Tell her you're calling about Kathy's Kottage. REMEMBER, to save money, you NEED TO CALL TO RESERVE YOUR DATES!

You can also rent Kathy's Kabin (VRBO #88513) for those larger family gatherings, as they are close by. Rent them both for gatherings for up to 20 people. There is a Minimum 2 night stay, and 3 night Minimum stay required during Holidays. Give Kathy a call to reserve your dates 503-622-6806


Keywords: Riverfront, Clean, Kottage, Cottage, river, romance, cabin, views, wedding, woodsy, mountain, hot tub, waterfront, get away, back to nature, discovering the pacific northwest, golfing, relaxing, girls night out, romantic, rustic, modern conveniences, lodge, lodging, skiing, views

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  • Events Allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
Kathy (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our Family, Mom, Dad, two adult daughters, 21 yr old grandson and 16 yr old granddaughter enjoyed our stay in your lovely Kottage so much. Since we are from Texas, we can only hope we could come back often. Your hospitality was more gracious than we would have even expected. We loved the décor of the Kottage and we were so comfortable. Loved the deck and the hot tub! The view and the sound of the river was so relaxing and beautiful. We came to enjoy the beauty of Oregon and your Kottage has topped our stay from any of our other many vacations. Hope we can return again and will certainly recommend it to anyone we know that may be planning a trip to this area of Oregon!

God Bless

The Wall Family
Jun 2015
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average rating of 4.9428573 based on 87 reviews

Amazing and relaxing cabin

  • 5 of 5

We are cuddled on the couch right now writing this review! Fire going, drink in hand. Came up for a weekend away, what an awesome place! Hubby loved all the interesting decor, so much history too! The place is decorated so be so very cozy and comfortable! We opened a window and the sound of the river as you fall asleep cannot be beat! And let's talk about that bed in the master suite! I have not slept that well in years! The sheets, the comforter, so amazing it as if you are in your own oasis! We cooked a meal or two, and the kitchen has everything!!

Thank you to kathy for the bottle of bubbly, we enjoyed a glass while in the private hot tub! Massages at Mt. Hood Massage were great as well!


  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We definitely had a swinging good time during our stay at Kathy's Kabin. It was about a 20 minute drive to Timberline and the location felt secluded but still just a short drive from the city. Everything was very clean and had a cozy, rustic feel. There were good instructions for all the appliances (the kitchen was fully stocked with cookware and even some seasonings). All of that and Kathy even left a bottle of wine for us to celebrate our anniversary. We were extremely satisfied and would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kathy's Kottage

  • 5 of 5

Loved this place! Loved that it was right on the river and so close to great hikes and the ski areas! Loved the wine and dog treats that she left for us! Oh, and the bed and the soft sheets!!!!! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay. Would certainly do so again.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay. Would certainly do so again. The cabin was very spacious and comfortable. We loved the fireplace and hot tub. The riverside location was also great, but still easy access to dining and other amenities. Relatively short drive to the slopes was very convenient as well.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It really is cozy!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I were very, very happy with our stay- the cottage is so warm and comfortable that it was a pleasure to open the door, start a fire and stake out a spot on the sofa! We loved it all, including a rainy Saturday afternoon with football and chocolate chip cookies in the oven. Be sure to visit the Zigzag Falls ranger station for suggestions and maps, then visit Little Zigzag Falls and Salmon River trails. They were really good and easy hikes, which displayed the beautiful fall leaves along the trails; even spotted the spawning salmon. What a glorious trip and lovely stay at Kathy's Kottage!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great place a must see place

  • 5 of 5

me and my wife terry have stayed in over 75 vrbo place's but never had a stay like this the river is 5 feet from the deck. best view ever! you will sleep like a baby beds are super not to soft or hard just perfect. every thing about this place from the fire place to all the comfort of the living room furniture to the great sound of the rolling river. make sure you check out sky view restaurant good food and nice bar

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Still Creek Inn
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Resort on the Mountain
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 26
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Still Creek Inn
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Timberline Lodge, Ski Bowl
Car: necessary

Kathys Kabins now has Discounted Lift Tickets!


Rates & Availability

Rhododendron Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Refundable damage deposit $200

REMEMBER, Kathy's Kottage does not charge housekeeping fees or lodging tax!

Kathy's Kabins requires a 2 Night Minimum Stay. Holidays require a 3 Night Stay.

If your dog has been pre-approved, there is A Non Refundable Pet Cleaning and Deodorizing Fee of $50.00 (Per Dog) is Required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Rhododendron Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Tankless Hot Water Heater, you never have to wait for the water to heat up!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Also has full bath and TV
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Also has TV
    Living Room has 2 sofa beds - 2 queen
  • (1) The master bedroom (King Bed) has it's own private bath, and tv (2) Guest Room has Queen size Bed and tv The Large Living Room (18 x 30) has 2 Queen sofa sleepers.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Kathy's Kottage has a tankless hot water heater, so no waiting for the water to heat up! Kathy's Kabins also has Free Wifi, so bring your laptops and stay connected. Kathy's Kottage is within walking distance to a little grocery store. Handy for those items you forgot. Walk across a little, moving foot bridge. Don't forget to Go see Greg for the BEST Gravy and Biscuits, Gourmet Coffees and Lattes on the Mountain! (Be sure to tell Greg Kathy's Kabins sent you) We also have a Dairy Queen and an upscale restaurant/lounge, all within walking distance!

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