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Mount Hood- River-Front, Ski Chalet

Welches, Mount Hood Village, OR, USA
  • Chalet3000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10, Riverfront with forest and mountain views

Get away from it all in this custom built mountain lodge located on the Salmon River and bordering the 61,000 acre Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness. The Salmon River Chalet is the perfect retreat for families looking to find a place to get away and relax up at beautiful Mount Hood. You will enjoy 3,000 sq. feet of comfortable cabin space and over an acre of forested riverfront property on the scenic Salmon River.

The chalet's large open floor plan is perfect for entertaining the whole family with the centrally located kitchen situated between two large living spaces. At one end of the chalet, the living room displays high vaulted ceilings with large windows overlooking the forest. At the other end, the game room is stocked with board games, toys for the kids, foosball, and air hockey. Perfect for a family game night around the fire. The large wooden deck wraps around the entire lower level to connect the family together for BBQs and beautiful views of the forest.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the chalet's upstairs master bedroom which has its own private deck overlooking the forest and river. The master also includes a log king-sized log bed, an en-suite bathroom with soaking tub, and tile shower with private forest views. Listen to the soothing sounds of the Salmon River while you read a book in the reading nook in this luxurious master suite.

The main floor of the cabin has 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms-enough room for the whole family to spread out and relax. The bedrooms include: the ‘Golf Room’ with a log king-sized log bed, the ‘Cabin Room’ with two twin sized log beds, and 'The Bear Den' with two bunk-beds for the kids to enjoy.

Love nature? Take a hike on the nearby The Bonanza Trail (#786). The trailhead is only a half-mile away from the cabin, no need to drive- just take a short hike to your hike! The Bonanza trail follows scenic Cheeney creek and goes past the old abandoned Bonanza mine. Other nearby scenic hikes include: The Salmon River Trail, Ramona Falls, and the Mirror Lake Trail with stunning reflections of Mt Hood.

The Salmon River Chalet is close to world class skiing and snowboarding with numerous ski resorts located on & around Mt Hood. Ski Bowl, Timberline, and Mt Hood Meadows are easily accessible and offer extensive terrain, high speed lifts, and full service amenities. Timberline is America's only year-round ski resort, and Mt Hood Ski Bowl offers the largest night skiing area in America.

In the summer, there is excellent mountain biking, including purpose built trail systems and even chair lift-assisted downhill terrain at Ski Bowl. The Sandy River Trail alone contains more than 15 miles of purpose built single track trails appealing to a variety of difficulty levels.

The cabin sits directly on the beautiful Salmon River which is fed by Mt. Hood's glaciers and contains some of the best fly fishing in Oregon. Alpine lakes are also nearby and feature great fishing, hiking, bird watching, and photo opportunities.

The Resort At The Mountain is just a mile away, offering a 27-hole championship golf course, a full service spa, and other amenities.

Excellent nearby restaurants include Italian, Mexican, alpine, burgers, pizza and pub fare. We have recommended list of restaurants listed in our cabin book.

The cabin's backyard is the Mt Hood National Forest and the vast Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness, which contains excellent hiking, mountain biking, and mountaineering.

With so much to explore up at Mt. Hood we hope you enjoy your stay at the cabin and come again soon!


Dana & Ryan Rodman

Member Since 2012
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Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
About Dana & Ryan Rodman

We are the Rodman family and we live in Portland, Oregon. Our two young children are growing up quickly and we realized we needed a place to slow down and relax from our busy city life. We fell in love with beautiful Mt. Hood and our family enjoys biking, hiking, sledding and skiing all year round up at the mountain. The fly fishing is great too and is right in the cabin's backyard! We hope to share our love of the mountain with you and your family as you enjoy your stay at our cabin.

Dana & Ryan Rodman purchased this Chalet in 2012

Why Dana & Ryan Rodman chose Welches

The Salmon River Chalet sits in a beautifully wooded area right between the Salmon River and the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness. The cabin has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2 decks, and 2 large living spaces for the whole family to spread out and enjoy. The setting is private and pristine, a perfect place to relax and get away.

What makes this Chalet unique

We've rented lots of cabins up at Mt. Hood before we purchased this home and we know that having a few cabin 'extras' can make your stay much more enjoyable for your family. That's why our cabin is stocked with family board games, decks of cards, a foosball table, and it even has alpine themed books for the kids to enjoy for bedtime stories. We've tried to think of activities that both adults and kids of all ages of kids would enjoy at our cabin to make help create the best family memories. Adults can relax on the large deck overlooking the forest with a cup of cocoa and a book while the kids play with Lincoln Logs and build their own mountain cabin. The whole family can take a short stroll down the property to our campfire pit right at the river bank. Everyone can enjoy s'mores and tell stories about your day up on the mountain. This cabin has something special for everyone!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, Sleeps 2, plus includes a pack-n-play crib.
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 3
        4 twin/ single, Sleeps 4 - The top bunk is for children over 6 yrs. old.
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single, Sleeps 2


        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, tub, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, tub, shower
        • Bathroom 3

          Location Type

            • Mountain
              Located near Mt Hood and adjacent to the 61,000 acre Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness.
            • River
              The cabin is located on the Salmon River.
            • Waterfront
              The cabin is located on the Salmon River.
            • Waterfront
              The cabin is about 100 yards from the Salmon River, with a trail for easy river access.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Heat pump
                        • Fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Living Room
                          2 separate living rooms.
                        • Parking
                          Parking available for 4 cars.
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          Detergent provided.
                        • Wood Stove


                            • Microwave
                            • Coffee Maker
                              plus: Tea kettle, coffee filters, sugar
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Freezer
                            • Kitchen
                              We have cabin cookbooks for inspiration! The pantry has basic spices, cooking oil, sugar, flour.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Dishes and utensil serving for 12.
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              spices, oils, flour, sugar, salt & pepper
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                              plus: toaster, crockpot, waffle maker
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                  There are two seperate dining areas: 1 table seats 4 and the other table seats 6. Plus the kitchen island has seating for 2.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 10 people


                                    • Books
                                      Sunset magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Portland Monthly magazines, kid cabin books.
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Foosball
                                    • Game Room
                                      foosball, air hockey
                                    • Games
                                      Cranium, decks of cards, memory, checkers, puzzle, poker chips.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                      iPod docking station
                                    • Television
                                    • Toys
                                      Lincoln logs, cabin books, wooden train set, forest stuffed animals, Mt. Hood coloring book. Toys below the deck include: football, shovel & pail, trucks, bug jars.
                                    • Video Library
                                      DVDs for all ages are available from our library.


                                        • Balcony
                                          Balcony is off of the master bedroom. Seating for 2 on the deck. Views of the forest and river.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Large wrap around deck with forest view, patio table and seating for 6 plus 2 lounge chairs.
                                        • Golf
                                          The resort at the mountain (1 mi away) offers 27 holes of championship golf in a beautiful alpine setting.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          We have an outdoor 'toy box' below the deck with footballs, soccer balls, bug jars for the kids and other outdoor toys. We have a horse shoe pit, and some walking trails around the property.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Propane grill
                                        • Porch / Veranda
                                          Wooden bench seating on the covered front porch.
                                        • Ski & Snowboard
                                          Timberline, Mt Hood Meadows, and Ski Bowl are just minutes away.


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • festivals
                                                • forests
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • theme parks
                                                • waterfalls

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • water skiing
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • whitewater rafting


                                                                • Snow shoeing; White water rafting; mountain bike trails:

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  40 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Comfortable hideaway in the woods

                                                                  Audrey S.Lexington, MA USA

                                                                  Our group had many adventures during the week, including eclipse viewing, beach-combing, hiking, and horseback riding, and it was a pleasure to come back each evening to this roomy, comfortable house. Mattresses and bedding were perfect for all; furniture, kitchen, bathrooms suited our needs very well. The woods and river were a delightful bonus. It was wonderful to wake up in the morning and see forest all around us, no city lights or noise. My only recommendation would be to have the windows washed, though I do understand how quickly the elements outdoors will cloud them up. Thanks to the Rodmans for this memorable vacation!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  I'm glad you had a great stay!


                                                                  Amazing getaway.

                                                                  Barbara E.

                                                                  We loved every minute of it. Thank you for sharing this wonderful property. It’s perfect for 2-3 families with young kids. My daughter particularly enjoyed the fairy garden.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  I'm glad you had a good time. Come back anytime!

                                                                  It was an amazing stay and we are looking forward to our next stay.

                                                                  Erika C.

                                                                  It was close to everything we needed.

                                                                  Great house in a great location

                                                                  Tony M.

                                                                  We stayed here for 4 days for New Year. Previous reviews really made it easy for us to make a decision to stay here. house was beautiful and clean. It's only 13 miles to Government Camp, without traffic it's about 15-20 minute drive which made it easy and comfortable for us to have fun at the mountain. Fast response from the owners as well. Thank you

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  I'm glad you had a good time at the cabin. Come back anytime. Thanks!

                                                                  GREAT PROPERTY!

                                                                  Melanie O.

                                                                  Our family recently spent a week at the chalet for Christmas and could not have asked for a better experience! The property owners were always very helpful and super quick in replying to questions. The home was clean and organized. Beautiful setting. We took advantage of the trail within walking distance to the home to hike. We also made the short drive to SkiBowl to tube and enjoy a sleigh ride. We also drove (30 mins) to Timberline for three days of skiing and snowboarding. The house is equipped with plenty of board games, an air hockey table(a legit one) , Christmas tree ☺️, ALL kitchen essentials, nice linens and towels, firewood to get started and cutlely decorated. We have rented through VRBO several times for different trips and this property will not disappoint!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  I'm glad you had a great time at the chalet during Christmas. Come back anytime!

                                                                  Beautiful Riverside Cabin

                                                                  Adrian P.

                                                                  We really enjoyed our stay at this well stocked home in Welches, OR. The area is fantastic for hiking and exploring the Mount Hood National Forest -- including being able to walk to a decent hike (Bonanza Trail) right from the house. The house fit our family perfectly and was well marked and easy to use. I read reviews from others who complained about a bunch of "rules", but I found the directions in the home to be helpful and common sense. Inside, the family enjoyed the toys, games, and air hockey table -- and outside, it was really nice to take in the serenity of the backyard/river. The views from the house make you feel like you have the forest and Salmon River all to yourself. I can't really think of any cons to the home/area -- it was just plain great.


                                                                  Welches, Mount Hood Village, OR, USA

                                                                  The Salmon River Chalet is centrally located with close access to all of Mt. Hood's ski resorts and top attractions. Ski Bowl, Timberline, and Mt Hood Meadows are only 15 minutes away. The cabin sits directly on the beautiful Salmon River which is fed by Mt Hood's glaciers and offers some of the best fly fishing in Oregon. The cabin's backyard is the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness. Come explore! Hike the Salmon Trail, mountain bike on the Sandy River Trail or golf at The Resort At The Mountain - it's all just a few miles away.

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                                                                  40 Reviews
                                                                  Exceptional 5/5
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