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Romantic Steiner Log Cabin at Mt Hood, Oregon's playground for skiing & hiking

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)

Dancing Bear Log Cabin is a beautifully preserved example of the Steiner Log Cabins that are unique to the Mt Hood Area in Oregon, and a highly valued piece of its history. Steiner is well known for having also worked on the construction of Timberline Lodge. This vintage, three bedroom, one bath cabin is located on historic Barlow Trail nestled next to Hackett Creek. Let the creek lull you to sleep as it babbles under your window-- backing to a canopy of old growth fir trees and whispy alders. Cross the creek on a wooden bridge to your own private picnic area where you can toast marshmellows by the outdoor firepit or play a friendly game of horseshoes at the horseshoe pit. The back deck overlooks Hackett Creek and the woods and there is a private creekside hot tub. The authenticity of this home has been carefully maintained, and the furnishings artfully capture the period in keeping with the spirit of the 1930's era. The master bedroom has a queen log bed with luxurious Pendleton Woolen Mills bedding, rustic light fixtures and furnishings. The guest bedroom offers a double bed. On the main level you'll find a third bedroom with a day bed/trundle and a second TV/VCR. Two futon sofas in the living room provide extra sleeping space. The massive stone fireplace provides warmth and a feel for what our beautiful Mt. Hood area must have been like back in the day. Romance, charm and a warm fire await you at this lovely home. This is a great place to experience Mt Hood from an historical perspective. Sleeps up to 6 adults in beds, with living room futon for additional sleeping space.

Keywords: log, cabin, Mt Hood, ski, cozy, view, creekside, hot tub, historic, lakes, trails, biking, charming, fireplace, trees, private, Steiner

More Details

Property Manager
Jeanne Paul
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Jeanne Paul

We live in the Portland area and have vacationed at the cabin for over 12 years with our sons…skiing, hiking and taking in all that the Mt Hood national forest has to offer. There is no better place to enjoy everything that Oregon has to offer.

Jeanne Paul purchased this cabin in 1999

Why Jeanne Paul chose Oregon

We've enjoyed Mt Hood for over 45 years--especially the year round skiing at Timberline Lodge where they have one of the nations only glaciers offering summer skiing (and they host the US Ski Team). My parents honeymooned at Timberline Lodge in the 1950's.

In the summer months we boat and swim in one of the many mountain lakes (our favorite is Trillium Lake) and we frequent the miles and miles of hiking trails--a family favorite being the Mirror Lake Hike. Pack a lunch and eat along the lake or continue up to Tom, Dick and Harry ridge for amazing views of the cascade range. The kids enjoy the Wildwood Park Trail with interactive displays beaver dam and underwater view of the river.

Our cabin feels like it's remote, but it's only an hour from Portland, 10 minutes from charming Sandy Oregon, and 20 minutes to some of the best skiing Oregon has to offer.

What makes this cabin unique

After a good hike we love to relax on our deck by the babbling Hacket creek, fire up the barbeque and then enjoy a game of horseshoes on the deck. Our ritual includes at least one dinner at Burro Loco for a little Mexican food, and a breakfast at the Barlow Trail Inn. For special occasions we treat ourselves to a meal at Rondezvous --they never disappoint. Or if we're up at Timberline lodge for a historic tour and hike we make it a point to enjoy the world-class brunch (YUM).

Guestbook comments from the manager

loved the craftsman expertise, the Steiner history book , all the perfect TLC touches. Adored the deck, bridge and creeks beyond. The fact that the owners share this is a gift to us".
May 2012
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Amenities

Mount Hood Village Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • located on the main level, includes claw foot tub and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , trundle bed on main level
    Convertible bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon in the living room for added sleeping space
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin Trundle Bed on the main level. In addition there is a full size futon in the living room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
You'll forget that civilization is nearby in this lovely wooded setting by a babbling brook, but restaurants, skiing, hiking, boating, and an alpine slide are all within 4-15 miles of this cozy cabin.

Reviews

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Romantic Steiner Log Cabin at Mt Hood, Oregon's playground for skiing & hiking
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5

Great getaway for relaxing and reading by the creek

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time with the kids. Had two flat tires while we were at the cabin and having the creek and deck saved the day.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful setting. Charming cabin. Delightful experience.

  • 5 of 5

My daughters and I had a wonderful retreat at Dancing Bear Cabin. We hope to make it an annual event and would love to return to this special place. Thank you to the owners, for sharing this little piece of heaven with us. !

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Hiking,kayaking, and museum hopping in one weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy and inviting on a creek and close to hiking, kayaking, and great restaurants!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Perfect Cabin

  • 5 of 5

The Dancing Bear Cabin fulfilled all our expectations and more. Its is DELIGHTFUL place, in Every way. We will be back again soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

I found the cabin to be very cute. And the surroundings are beautiful. I enjoyed my stay, especially sitting out back at the lovely heavy wood table. Was isolated, although other cabins were close. The only negative, and this has nothing to do with the cabin or its owners, the road seemed highly trafficked, so was not as quiet and peaceful as some get-aways I've visited.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay and for your comments regarding the wood table on the deck. My brother made it for me by hand--so it's a special piece to us :-)
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charming and historic- very relaxing

  • 4 of 5

This lovely cabin had everything - very nicely appointed. Great location for hiking and exploring, close to many good local places to eat, the ranger station for maps and info and just a short drive to Mt. Hood.

Recommend the museum in Government Camp for more info on the craftsman of this cabin and others in the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Rendezvous Grill
"Excellent food for the area. They offer a nice happy hour nightly with reduced rates on food..."
El Burro Loco
"If ya like a good Mexican meal in a casual environment this is your go-to on the mountain. I..."
Hoodland Thriftway
"This is the largest nearby grocery. Not a huge selection, but certainly good enough to get y..."
Wildwood
"Great hiking and an especially experiential hike for youngsters. Can easily be hiked within ..."
Timberline Lodge
"This national monument is well worth the trip to the great NW and should not be missed. Buil..."
Multnomah Falls
"When visiting Oregon, this is a spot that shouldn't be missed. Not only are the falls beauti..."
Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Area
"Meadows has a diverse terrain for advanced skiers, with several black diamond options. They ..."
Columbia River Gorge/Mount Hood Loop
"Known for its beauty and the world renown windsurfing mecca in Hood River. Theres a rich geo..."
Mirror lake
"Mirror lake is only accessible via a 45 minute hike--and is it ever worth the hike. Mirror L..."
Trillium Lake
"Beautiful local lake with Mt Hood as the backdrop. Great for fishing (stocked with fish) or ..."
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Portland International Airport (PDX)
Nearest Barpub
2.2 Miles
Brightwood Tavern
Nearest Golf
5.6 Miles
Resort at the Mountain
Nearest Train
60 Miles
pdx
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
HWY 26
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Zig Zag Inn
Nearest Ski
15.6 Miles
Ski Bowl
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Salmon River Beaches
Car: necessary

Not only is America's playground at your doorstep with the Mt Hood Wilderness and ski resorts, and the Alpine slide, but you're also a 45 minutes to the Hood River gorge which offers world class Windsurfing. Enjoy year round skiing at Timberline where you can ski into the historical Timberline Lodge and enjoy a world-class meal with a three-peak view of the valley and Cascade Range. Or enjoy 18 holes at the Resort at the Mountain, and stop for a dinner experience at the Rondezvous Restaurant where you'll be tantalized by delicious concoctions. For more casual fare we like the Burro Loco for a margarita and Mexican food.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $5 per person per night

rates are based on double occupancy and step up $20 per couple based on the number of people staying. Max recommended is 8 persons.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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