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Memorable riverfront lodge with stone patio, luxe outdoor dining, & fireplace.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, Sleeps 4

Enjoy a five-star luxury stay in a house without any neighbors in this secluded Mt. Hood vacation rental.

Located just outside Zigzag on 24 acres of private, protected wilderness, this charming cabin in the woods offers guests a true escape from it all, with a magical feel everywhere you turn. As soon as you park your car and proceed across the custom, steel bridge, you'll feel the quiet settle in. A short trail takes you past a whimsical swing set and to the front door of this beautiful home. If you glance to your left, you may notice a beautiful chandelier hanging from old growth trees.

After crossing the river rock patio, you enter into the great room - a room of simple, yet vibrant decor and enormous space from the cathedral-style ceilings and sustainably-harvested wood floors. Warm up by the fireplace and enjoy views of the forest and a good book. This forested home is a great place to unplug, so enjoy a break from your cell phone and WiFi.

For the chefs among you, gourmet meals are an every night possibility with the expansive kitchen stocked full of updated appliances and fun gadgets. Dine outside or in - no matter where you eat, you'll have amazing views.

This is a two-bedroom, one-bathroom home, comfortable for four people to share. The bathroom features a walk-in shower with French doors and a river rock floor, adding a sense of luxury to daily task. The downstairs bedroom has a comfortable queen sleigh bed.

The entire upstairs is the master bedroom. Ample natural light and more astounding views make the guests of this room feel like royalty. Snuggle into a Gustavian-style queen bed, with an additional twin day bed for an additional guest. Draw a bath in the antique claw tooth bathtub and feel yourself relax deeply.

Whether you head out with a basket to collect huckleberries and chantrelle mushrooms, hit the slopes at Timberline 22 miles away, or hike around the Government Camp area, this stunning, peaceful Mt. Hood getaway will welcome you back with warmth and wonder.

**Important Information: Those with limited mobility, take heart: the trail from the parking area to the home is roughly 150 feet in length and crosses a grated steel pedestrian bridge. Appropriate footwear is required, especially in winter, as this trail is not shoveled. The driveway is plowed only when the snow depth exceeds 8 inches, and a vehicle with AWD, chains, and appropriate ground clearance may be required. Bring your OWN flashlight to get in after dark. It is a dirt trail to the Rock Stairs.

More Details

Vacasa, OR - Mt Hood / Hood River Office
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Vacasa, OR - Mt Hood / Hood River Office

Thanks for considering a Vacasa home! We provide full-service management for privately owned vacation homes, and like to think that we offer our guests the best of both worlds: the unique experience of staying in a one-of-a-kind vacation home, with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the home you book for your special vacation is cared for by professional housekeepers and property managers.



Vacasa began in 2009, simply because our founder and CEO Eric wanted to find a better way to share his wife’s family’s summer home in Long Beach, Washington with guests as a vacation rental. Eric and his early team worked to build Vacasa on the premise that local employees can do what they love most (taking care of guests, homeowners, and properties), while the hands-off tasks of vacation rental management—things like marketing, filing taxes, and maintaining a website—could be handled by a specialized central support team.



Our passion is connecting travelers with the unique experience of staying in a vacation home, and we would be honored to be your host. Please contact us with any questions about this home—our team is standing by!


Rhododendron House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • skiing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(94 traveler reviews)

Memorable riverfront lodge with stone patio, luxe outdoor dining, & fireplace.
average rating of 4.638298 based on 94 reviews

Magical experience

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Stuga. It was a nice getaway from the city tucked in a beautiful forest landscape. My son especially loved exploring the grounds to find interesting items throughout the property. Absolutely beautiful. Enjoyed outdoor dining and roasting smores near the river. Can't wait for our next stay here.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Stunning stuga!

  • 5 of 5

What a gem! I will definitely try to stay here on my next visit to the Mt. Hood area! The host takes great care of their guests, and makes sure that all ammenities are covered! Not having internet or phone service was a plus in my nice to disconnect from the world and be surrounded by a natural playground for a few days!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved it. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous spot

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful location and charming home. The house stays chilly in the non-summer months. Bring extra-firewood and clothing. Be prepared that the instructions for accessing the lock box may be different than advertised. That was our experience, but luckily we figured it out.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Like an enchanting fairytale cottage - you have to stay here!

  • 5 of 5

This home is nothing short of magical. We came here for Valentine's Day, and it was absolutely lovely: details like the clawfoot bathtub, little tea lights everywhere, and the fireplace make it so romantic and cozy. The stove was fantastic, and we cooked all of our own meals while we were here - pretty necessary (and more fun) since it's so remote! Make sure to bring your snow boots and hike around, too - the home has acres of private trails and its own enchanted fairy garden nestled in the woods. Come out here in the evening, listen to the river, and just breathe.

In the winter, you pretty much have to have chains or 4-wheel-drive. Our little car had a pretty tough time and we had to park about a mile down the hill and hike up - lesson learned for next time! Pro tip: Life will be a lot easier when you check in if you pack a backpack or duffel instead of a rolling suitcase. The driveway is steep and snowy in the winter, and you'll need to walk down the hill, across a steel bridge, and up a staircase to access the home.

Even though we had a few bumps due to icy road conditions, what a perfect stay! We can't wait to come back again in the summer and bring a couple of friends- the porch looks awesome!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Vacasa
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Honeymoon in the snow.

  • 5 of 5

What an adventure! We decided on a honeymoon in the snow. What a change from Hawaii at 80 degrees to Rhododendron at 30 degrees. We chose Stuga for its middle of nowhere cabin in the woods feel.

It snowed from the first night, And what a romantic location.

The sound of the rushing stream can be heard throughout the home. The house is very clean, Very uncluttered, & had pretty much all we needed.

The home is at the end of the county maintained road so 4WD/AWD/Chains are a must!!! We had to drive cautiously while driving and sometimes sliding a bit.

They provided 2 sleds at the top of the hill to carry/slide our belongings down the hill and over the steel bridge. A bit spooky but again adventurous. Had to carry up the snow covered stone stairs to the home as it's steep! We were happy to have had our snow shoes for traction, and snow attire on.

The home was warm and cozy when we entered. and very welcoming. (Looks like wall heaters were turned off before we arrived)

Our first night we had prepared an amazing meal with everything we needed. All propane tanks were already turned on. The Viking stove was an added bonus. (There is no seran/foil)

First night we set the thermometer to 68 and went to bed. We woke up to the house being 48 degrees and freezing!!! I called maintenance to find out there is no central heat. Not mentioned online or in homebook.

He mentioned wall heaters. Located around the home (bathroom, kitchen, dining room, 2 upstairs) these wall heaters have no control just off and on so just be aware that they do get warm/hot) so we seemed ok with bathroom and dining room heater on all night to keep us warm.

Firewood/kindling/newspaper not provided!!! Not noted in book!

We had purchased our firewood but forgot kindling/paper/matches we did get stocked up on day 2 Which helped with the heating of the home.

The claw foot tub was amazing! And the candles layed out around the home were perfect. (Could not find matches) but luckily we had them from our stop at the store.

The water heater was able to fill the tub with hot water no problem but did take a while to re heat/fill after use.

As the shower ran out of hot water in the morning.

All of these little quirks are not complaints just suggestions for for updating information online and in the home book so that people can be aware of what to expect.

We look forward to returning!

Thank you,

The Coopers

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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