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

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


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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

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 Mount Hood Village

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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Mount Hood Village Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • located on the main level, includes claw foot tub and shower.
  • 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
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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
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.


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Romantic Steiner Log Cabin at Mt Hood, Oregon's playground for skiing & hiking
average rating of 4.775862 based on 60 reviews
Portland, OR

The Dancing Bear Cabin was just what we were hoping for. Perfect cabin in the woods.

  • 5 of 5

We spent my birthday weekend with my family at Dancing Bear cabin and it was perfect. The cabin is somehow magically preserved in time, like we stumbled into the 3 bears cottage. And still it functions beautifully. The tiny bathroom worked for us- everything was set up so well. Although the cabin is not huge, the 6 of us fit easily and it felt roomy. We loved sitting in the kitchen dining area and looking out at the creek. And sitting in the living room by the fire in the evening and morning playing games and reading. The beds were comfy and easily accommodated the 6 of us. The bedroom downstairs is quite small with a twin daybed but the trundle does pop up and makes it into a king size bed, if that’s what is needed. And although it is off the living room, and without a official door, (which just wouldn’t fit) it does have a heavy curtain over the door. It felt quite private to us. The cabin is so well insulated with its thick log walls that we barely needed any heat. And the kitchen has everything you need to make full meals. Although there’s a very small fridge in the kitchen there is another full size one on the back porch area- so plenty of room for perishables. There were even some staples like sugar and salt and some spices. During the day we went for a wonderful hike to Hidden Lake- magical walking through a snow dusted forest up into a very snowy pond area. It had some steep areas on the 2 mile one way trail but overall a medium challenging hike. And on Sunday after a yummy breakfast at the cute Barlow Trail Roadhouse, we went looking for snow for a x-country ski. Found some decent snow at Meadows Nordic Center. Such a warm winter we’re having! We had a wonderful time and would love to go back in the summer to enjoy the lovely deck and the woods nearby where I’m certain we would find dancing bears and fairies!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Judi! I could not have captured the essence of Dancing Bear any better myself :-) We are so very happy to share this special home with you.
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Classic, Historic Steiner Cabin.

  • 5 of 5

If you want a taste of Mt. Hood history then Dancing Bear Cabin is perfect. This was so original throughout the entire cabin. Loved the history of the Steiner cabin, and the Steiner legacy on Mt. Hood. The decor was so perfect for this classic NW period authentic experience. We all really enjoyed the sound of the rushing creek, and a star filled night in the hot tube. A great way to stay and enjoy the Mt. Hood area.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a quintessential cabin, like you are stepping into a story book. Our 3 year old especially loved all of the bear decor all over the house. The hosts have thought of all the details a guest might need, from towels for the hot-tub to a well-equipped kitchen. My only tip for future guests would be to put your GPS on to find it. It's on a main road, but it's easy to drive past the driveway in the dark.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super adorable cabin...clean and comfortable and ever so cozy. Perfect for our Family getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay immensely. Everything was very welcoming and decorated with dozens of cute bears. My grandchildren loved playing in the fresh blanket of snow mother nature provided. Beautiful weekend!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and so incredibly maintained!

  • 5 of 5

I was so excited to stay in a Steiner and this one did not disappoint!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean and well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I both enjoyed the cabin, we enjoyed it so much that we were only dating before we went. 10/10!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congrats on your engagement!! :-) Come back any time!
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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
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $400

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.