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Jeanne Paul

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

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

21 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Oregon Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jeanne Paul (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

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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Reviews

4.8
based on 21 traveler reviews

Romantic Steiner Log Cabin at Mt Hood, Oregon's playground for skiing & hiking
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 23 reviews
5

When we arrived we were amazed at the look of this historic cabin.

  • 5 of 5

This nostalgic Stiener cabin is such a treasure to be able to rent. The owners keep it very clean and had ample firewood ready for the Mtn. evenings. They had their hot tub maintenance person stop in shortly after our arrival and answer any questions on the hot tub and offer all kinds of differing activities for our family. The owner responded quickly to requests and was very accommodating. My uncle built 30 cabins in the area in the 1960's and it was a trip back in time to visit Rhododendron again. We will return for another long weekend. Thank you for sharing your families treasure with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Portland, OR
4

Simple, quaint, warm and inviting.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful cozy log cabin. I felt I was back in simpler times. Played games with the family, watched movies, good meals and conversation. Would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great authentic gorgeous log cabin!

  • 5 of 5

It was so great to stay in a real log cabin. The family room is cozy, warm and inviting. The patio out back opens right onto the river with a gorgeous forest view. The house is really well kept up and has so many great details like the wood branch door knob in the kitchen, the pendleton interior and the cozy breakfast nook.

Thank you so much for having us!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful historic log cabin!

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we spent the first few hours exploring all the Steiner craftsmanship and nuance. The tree in the middle of the window, the ingenious door latches, door knobs made with branches, the hand cut logs, the kitchen cabinets, the beautiful staircase! At night the place has a magical glow as the lacquer on the hand cut logs sparkles as they reflect the light from the many beautiful lamps. A warm and very special place!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your comments have captured the essence of what drew us to this special home in 1998! Thank you for choosing Dancing Bear Cabin!
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Portland, OR
3

Steiner Cabin experience

  • 3 of 5

It was very cool to stay in a Steiner log cabin. I loved all the natural wood everywhere. I was not prepared to be on such a busy road. Luckily the deck on the back of the house was very quiet and pleasant and the creek was soothing. I loved all the Pendleton decor! I thought the price was a little steep for this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: While we are on a feeder road, we do have a one acre parcel backing to the creek and a large forested area. We are quite competive with the area homes and have been fortunate to offer the same competitive rates for over 9 years! We are the only historically designated Steiner cabin that rents on Mt Hood!
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Santa Cruz, California
5

A cozy wood cabin haven.

  • 5 of 5

We pulled up at Dancing Bear Cabin set amongst the trees. In the grassy front yard woodland flowers were just coming into bloom. Immediately we felt we'd come home to nature. We were excited to open the heavy front door and find out what lay within. This exceeded our expectations. The kitchen is cozy (but has a table big enough to seat our family of 5 plus one guest) and well equipped. The main room has a beautiful stone fireplace, 2 couches, 2 rocking chairs, cushions, and fleecy blankets aplenty. There are 3 bedrooms with plenty of bedding (very tasteful PENDLETON blankets and drapes throughout the cabin.) My youngest son was eager to explore outside and we discovered a deck with a bridge crossing a stream and a wild garden beyond. Great fun! This is a perfect place for a family or friends who want to explore the outdoors and then come home to an evening of quiet with space to read, play a game of cards, reflect and share good times. Mount Hood is close by and when we were there, there was an abundance of snow at Timberline. Our family had a wonderful time here.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Map

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 Motorway
4 Miles
HWY 26
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Zig Zag Inn
Nearest Ski
15.6 Miles
Ski Bowl

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

Rhododendron Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Summer Rates
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 6 2016
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$170
$900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100

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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Amenities

Oregon Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
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.

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