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Deborah and Brent Hieggelke

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Kid-Friendly Collins Lake Chalet in the heart of Mt Hood

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay nights

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Mount Hood Townhome Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 8

So much summer fun for your family in the heart of amazing Mount Hood.

This is the most kid friendly place on the mountain...but the adults in your group will love it too. Timberline slopes are open all summer and afterwards, relax with the heated pool, soaking pool, hot tub and sauna just 50 feet from our front door, this is the place to relax and enjoy the mountain.

Email us for a link to our photo album with 50 pictures!

Our home is an ideal base camp for your Mount Hood adventure, whether playing in the snow in the winter, or hiking and enjoying the mountain in the summer! Our cozy home has everything you need for a visit surrounded by comfort and relaxation.

What to do first? Stroll through Government Camp, take the kids for a swim, enjoy a soak in one of the two hot tubs, relax in the sauna, go summer skiing or snowboarding. Or just cook up a great dinner in the cozy kitchen.

Family friendly--we only rent to families: Play a board game, stroll around Collins Lake, go for a hike, play electronic darts....or just enjoy the fireplace and a movie or magazine.

In the summer, enjoy the summer skiing and riding at Timberline, or enjoy the Ski Bowl Action Adventure Park right across US 26 from our resort. The pool, soaking pool and hot tub are perfect to spend warm summer days enjoying. Hiking trails are all over the resort and in Government Camp, as well as just a short drive away in favorite areas like Trillium Lake.

Everything you need is within walking distance. This is our ''Home Away From Home:'' so you will find spices in the cupboard for cooking up your family meals, an entire bookshelf of kids books, movies to cozy up and watch with hot popcorn, an electronic dart board...even a table for the kids to play games or do crafts on.

Email us for our video link and many many more pictures.

About The Owner: We have an active family, and enjoy all things outdoors. We love Mount Hood in every season. From the massive snowfall to the beautiful warm summer days, it offers a great base camp for every outdoor activity. And with the resort amenities, we have a bit of luxury at the end of any day. Staying at our Chalet offers a very kid-friendly home, chock full of games, toys and sleds. In addition the resort has year round heated pool, 2 hot tubs and a sauna, all just 40 feet from our front door.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Deborah and Brent Hieggelke (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our home is a brand new vacation rental and the comments have been fantastic.

Folks love our well equipped home, chock full of games, books, videos, sleds

and everything for kids and adults to have a great time. Everyone has been

really happy so far, and we are sure you will be too.

Come and enjoy our home,

Brent and Debbie
Mar 2009
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based on 8 traveler reviews

Kid-Friendly Collins Lake Chalet in the heart of Mt Hood
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Amy V.

  • 5 of 5

This home is wonderfully appointed and perfect for families as the owners describe. They were easy to work with and quick to respond. The condo's location near the pool was perfect, our kids (11, 9, and 7) loved swimming while it was snowing! The leisure pool in the woods did get crowded after dinner until closing, so if you have kids, hit it up earlier rather than later for a more family friendly atmosphere.

The kids also loved all the toys, the garage playroom, and most of all the sleds and snowball makers. I loved the well appointed kitchen, had everything I needed and more! The condo was very clean and nicely decorated.

Regarding the resort and having been in summer before, I was disappointed that the wonderful walking trails around the property were not maintained in winter. Plowing made them inaccessible, at least from the Chalet side, not sure about Grand Lodges side. But thankful for the plowing so we could get our car out, so I will just have to come back in summer!

Wonderful vacation, wish we could have stayed a few more days!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Amy, Thank you! So happy you enjoyed our place! When the snow is deep and newly fallen, you definitely need snow shoes to get around the lake. We do have a couple sets for use in our garage and you can also rent them up in Govt. Camp. For easiest access to the trail, head down by the forest soaking pool. Hope you can come back soon!
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Perfect for young children

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very organized, clean, and well-maintained. Tons of activities for children (toys, books, games). Our 5 and 2 year old loved the train track, pool toys, and bunk beds. Steps away from the pool and a very short walking distance to the main street of town. We enjoyed the schnitzel and Pilsner Urquell at the Glacier Haus nearby.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent family rental home

  • 5 of 5

It's obvious from the start that this is a real home for the owners and the pride of ownership is evident in all the little details that make your vacation stay so easy and pleasurable. The kitchen is the best stocked kitchen of any rental I've ever stayed in. The family room couch is so comfy and perfect for curling up on after a day of skiing. There are so many toys, games and movies to keep everyone happy. They even provide snow shoes and sleds! The location is perfect and an easy drive to multiple resorts. We will most definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

A perfect family place

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of four with twin 11 year old daughters.We travel everywhere and use VRBO a lot. This place is at the top of our list. It is a home rather than a bare bones rental. It has everything a family would want, and the owners are efficient and accommodating. The place is everything they say it is and we couldn't recommend it more highly.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Oswego, OR

Look no further - excellent rental in Government Camp / Collins Lake Resort

  • 5 of 5

Needed a last minute getaway for our family of 4. The owners, Debbie & Brent, were quick to respond and easy to do business with. We arrived Friday evening and were astounded as to how clean the condo was (we're neat freaks). We immediately headed to the pool (within sight, but not sound - which is perfect) and found the soaking tub Brent had mentioned. Our boys were two hours late getting to bed, but were both thrilled to have their own bunk beds. In the AM, we found everything needed to cook a great breakfast and packed our lunch to hit the Mt. Hood Fruit Loop. Our weekend was packed with adventure, but I think what the boys liked best, besides their bunk beds, were the musical instruments and games. The owners clearly know a vacation rental that's well stocked is like a home away from home. We highly recommend this unit in Collins Lake Resort - you never know what you'll get in another unit, but this one is impeccable and well stocked for everything you need (panini press, quesadilla iron ...). Save your time and energy and book this condo now!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home was awesome.

  • 5 of 5

We had an incredible 4 night stay. The condo was Immaculate, well-appointed and comfortable. We loved the charming mountain/ski theme decor and the fabulous swimming pool, hot tub and soaking pool nestled in the forest. The kids loved the downstairs game area. The condo is well located with nearby hiking, adventures on Mt Hood and great for day trips to Hood River and Portland. Thanks for a great vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Ratskellar Pub
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Resort at the Mountain
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ski
0.25 Miles
Ski Bowl
Nearest Beach
120 Miles
Cannon Beach
Car: recommended

Collins Lake Resort, Government Camp, 55 miles from Portland. We are up the road from Rhodedendron in Government Camp, OR right in the heart of the mountain.....closest to every ski resort, mountain lake, and in the snow zone during winter!


Rates & Availability

Government Camp Townhome Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%
Cleaning USD100


  • $225-275/night Winter US Dollars
  • $500 Refundable Security Dep. $100-125 Cleaning Fee;
    $220-$275 per night winter rates during peak
    150-175 summer rates
    or.....possible trade for your 2nd home;
    Valid Govt. issued ID required;
    CC Payments Using Paypal;
  • Dates Available: Year Round.
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Mount Hood Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Great room - toilet
    Main - toilet , shower
    Master - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Custom Log Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Custom log bunkbed twin over double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , twin over double futon
  • * Queen Bed * Double Bed (2) : 2 bunk beds feature double beds under a twin * Twin/Single Bed (2) : 2 bunk beds feature twin over double beds * Bunk Bed (2) : Custom cozy Log Bunk in kids room with twin over double bed. * Convertible Bed: Queen size sleeper sofa in living room.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Snowshoeing, Minimum Age Limit for Renters: 25, Kid Friendly: Toys, games, lots of sleds, movies, books, Free seasonal shuttle to Ski Bowl just steps from front door. You can also ski down from Timberline Lodge on the Glade trail when the snow is deep enough. Hiking/snowshoeing trails on the resort grounds, and nearby in Government Camp. WiFi (Wireless Internet): Available At The Creekside Lodge. Mountain View: Some Mountain Views From The Resort. Covered parking. Shared Hot Tub (2) : 50 feet from our front door. Enjoy the hot tub next to swimming pool, as well as a second large soaking pool in the woods. Shared Pool: Heated pool and clubhouse 50 from our front door. Sauna: Clubhouse also features all wood sauna. Video Library: LOTS OF MOVIES FOR KIDS AND PARENTS.

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