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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,562 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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





KATHY'S KOTTAGE IS IMPECCABLY CLEAN! You won't find any dust, dirt, dead bugs or spider webs inside my home!

Kathy's Kabins has created an Enchanting, Romantic Kottage to her list of Great Getaways. Kathy's Kottage overlooks the Zigzag River in Rhododendron, which is located in Mt Hood National Forest. Kathy's Kottage does get snow, especially at 1560 feet elevation. The pictures will prove it!

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 that Kathy's Kottage provides. You'll never want to leave!

When you enter Kathy's Kottage, you'll walk into the enclosed porch which has a desk that's perfect for that inspiring writer! There's a bookcase with lots of books, bring one, take one! Board games, cards, poker chips and puzzles too. Also on the desk is tons of Brochures, you're Welcome to grab some. 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 into Queen size beds, which will sleep up to 4 extra people comfortably, especially handy for those late night friends.

There is a New Sony 48" Flat Screen HDTV, GREAT FOR WATCHING FOOTBALL, BASEBALL AND BASKETBALL GAMES in the living room. There's also a DVD player for your viewing pleasure. (Kathy has a huge list of movies you can rent for FREE!)

Kathy's Kottage is the perfect place for ENTERTAINING TOO, but 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 the dining table can seat up to 8 people to enjoy that gourmet meal you have prepared in Kathy's well stocked Kitchen, which has also been updated.

Kathy's Kitchen comes complete, with a dishwasher, refrigerator and freezer with ice maker, garbage disposal, microwave, cook top stove and oven. All small appliances which includes, coffee pot, tea pot, coffee grinder, crock pot/slow cooker, flavor wave oven, electric roaster, electric skillet, roasting pan, hand mixer, blender, waffle maker, utensils and basic spices, are supplied. There's even a washer and dryer added for your convenience. Kathy also included an iron and ironing board. Who uses those anymore?

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 Kathy's massive, very comfortable King size bed, along with your own private bath. There's even a new 48" Flat Screen TV, with a Blue Ray DVD player for your viewing enjoyment. 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. You can hear the river in every room!

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

The Guest Bedroom, comes complete with an Antique, Queen bed, there’s even a TV, ample closet space and a dresser too. The sounds of the Zigzag River will relax you and take your cares away. The 2nd bathroom is right around the corner.

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 sounds of Nature, in your private, secluded Hot Tub, in Mt Hood National Forest. What a relaxing and peaceful night!!!

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 vows on the deck. What a beautiful and stunning backdrop!

Kathy's Kottage is just a 60-minute drive from Portland Airport, 9 miles to skiing, (Ski Bowl and Timberline)Government Camp and Mt Hood, and you're within walking distance to necessities. Take a short walk over a swinging foot bridge to a little grocery store, Dairy Queen and restaurants. Don't forget to stop by and see Greg at Mt High Coffee (next to Mt Hood Village Market) for his Great Lattes, Espresso's, Smoothies and the BEST Bisquits and Gravy on the Mountain! Be sure to tell Greg, Kathy's Kabins sent you!!

Check out our eatery's and espresso shops. We have the best golf course on the Mountain too! 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!! You won't be Disappointed! Be sure to grab a few business cards and or refrigerator magnets for next time!

If all of this sounds exciting and relaxing to you, then reserve it now for your next getaway.


More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 9, 2018

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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Rhododendron Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1562 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
  • Living Room has 2 sofa beds - 2 queen
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen , Also has a TV
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Also has full bath and a New 48" HDTV
  • (1) The master bedroom (King Bed) has it's own private bath, and a New 48" HDTV (2) Guest Room has Queen size Bed and a 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 ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • 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
  • outlet shopping
  • 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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average rating of 4.8490567 based on 105 reviews

Perfect cabin on the river!

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I celebrated our first anniversary with our 2 pups in Kathy’s Kottage. From the clean and welcoming “home away from home” vibe to the soothing sound of the river as you soak in the hot tub, this place is the definition of perfection. Kathy has thought of every possible creature comfort anyone could ask for in a quiet, relaxing weekend in Mt Hood. We will definitely be booking another stay in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Cabin

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Kathy's Kabin for the second time with my fiancé and two dogs. The cabin in clean, comfortable and Kathy does a great job making it feel like a home. This will be our first choice for lodging when we come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quintessential PNW mt hood cabin

  • 5 of 5

Kathy’s Kottage was so cozy and spacious at the same time. You can kick back and relax at the cabin or head to any outdoor activities near by. We had a wonderful time!!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cabin in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

Nice cabin in a perfect spot. The river view and hot tub are fantastic. The cabin is well appointed and very comfortable. Kathy is very responsive to any issues and is very helpful.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Kathy was great to work with and the cabin was a perfect for a weekend getaway. We were greeted with a bottle of wine and a bag of dog treats for our four-legged guest. The smell of the pine trees was incredible and soothing sound of the Zigzag river was very relaxing. The cabin is well stocked with just about everything you need and is close to a ton of hiking trails and skiing/snowshoeing options.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Total Tranquility

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had the BEST time staying here. It could not have been more of a perfect stay. Stayed for two nights and both days were simply amazing. Was nice and rainy the first day, which made the spa exceptional, along with drinks in a cozy cabin. Second day was even better with clearer skies, walked across the 26 to Castle Rock which was such an incredible hike. The cabin is in a very great spot, nestled up against the creek. The neighbors can't really see you which was nice, and the size and cleanliness of the cabin was perfect. I would highly recommend staying here. Kathy was very kind and even gave us a bottle of wine which was totally unexpected. Plus the master bed was one of the most comfy beds I've ever slept on. Truly great experience, we all definitely want to come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Portland Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Still Creek Inn or The Skyway
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Resort on the Mountain
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 26
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Still Creek Inn or The Skyway
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Timberline Lodge, Ski Bowl
Car: necessary

Kathys Kabins now has Discounted Lift Tickets for Timberline!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.