Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge Blog - Rhododendron

PLAN AHEAD FOR EARLY SUMMER ON MT. HOOD
06/13/2019 | Boring, Brightwood, Estacada, Government Camp, Mt Hood Territory, Recreation, Rhododendron, Sandy, Villages of Mt. Hood, Welches, Wemme
Mt. Hood CampgroundsIt has started giving way to warmer weather on Mt. Hood, and many people are dreaming of their summer plans. In Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory there are more than 2,000 different campsites offering a wide range of amenities.When it comes to campground reservations make sure to plan ahead, as the campgrounds tend to fill up as the nicer weather arrives. However, you can escape the weekend crowds with a mid-week visit. Most campgrounds have availability during the week, providing for an even better experience.  Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl Now OpenThe Mt. Hood Adventure Park at Skibowl will partially open their west side operations, which includes the Scenic Sky Chair and Alpine Slide. Their full summer opening of both the...  Read More
WINTER ADVENTURES IN OREGONS MT. HOOD TERRITORY
01/10/2019 | Brightwood, Government Camp, Hood River, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory, Mt. Hood, Rhododendron, Skiing, Snowboading, Villages of Mt. Hood, Welches, Wemme, Zigzag
January 29 is National Plan for Vacation Day which encourages everyone to plan vacation days for the rest of the year. And what better place to plan a trip than Mt. Hood?Home to some of Oregon’s most incredible winter activities, Mt. Hood is the perfect destination for a wintertime vacation. What’s New This Season?Mt. Hood Skibowl, the largest night ski area in America, expanded their night ski terrain with two new lit runs. Now offering 36 lit runs, visitors can ski from the top of Upper Bowl all the way to the bottom of the hill for the first time.Skibowl also increased their snowmaking ability this season with a new system that can make snow even when temperatures are above freezing....  Read More
CABIN IN THE MOUNTAIN
08/12/2016 | Government Camp, Lodging, Mt Hood Territory, Rhododendron, Villages of Mt. Hood
Enjoy a weekend in a wonderful cabin on the mountain any time of the year! This luxurious but homey cabin on Mt Hood is near Rhododendron, one of the most beautiful villages on Mt Hood. With a waterfront view, this Little Yew Lodge is a great getaway spot. Leave all the hustle and bustle of the busy city life behind and savor a nice peaceful relaxing break from the world.Escape to a unique gem nestled in the forest overlooking the Sandy River, perfect for a romantic getaway. Built by two Alaskan prospectors in the 1920s, the main cabin is the only cordwood cabin on Mt. Hood. This construction uses log slices in its walls, giving Little Yew Lodge its endearing...  Read More
MT HOOD QUILT SHOW
07/11/2016 | Art, Event, Heritage, Mt Hood Territory, Mt. Hood, Rhododendron, Villages of Mt. Hood
This year marks the 19th Annual Mt Hood Oregon Trail Quilt Show which will take a look at the past and present of quilt making styles. Learn about the different styles settlers had for quilt making while comparing them to modern day contemporary styles. This event will be free admission and the exhibit will take place in the historic Village of Rhododendron on July 16-17th noon to 5pm.The heritage of our quilting traditions is celebrated in this two-day event. Held in the Village of Rhododendron during the month of July, this special event brings together heritage quilts of the past --such as those dating back to the days of the Oregon Trail,hand-sewn by those who made the 2,000-plus mile journey...  Read More
WEST COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
WATERFALLS
One of the most iconic places in the Pacific North West, the Columbia River Gorge offers unparalleled waterfall scenery and canyon views. Visit the West Columbia Gorge area to stand at the base of waterfalls, boat on the mighty Columbia River, or to stand atop vistas and take in the view. READ MORE
THE DALLES
SUNSHINE
Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, The Dalles is a place full of recreation, culture, and history. A historic Native American trading area, this city has been a center of commerce for over 10,000 years. A paradise for history buffs, cyclists, and wine aficionados, The Dalles is for all to enjoy. READ MORE
MT. HOOD TERRITORY
EXPLORATION
The only mountain offering summer skiing in North America, Mt. Hood and the surrounding territory never gets old. If you’re not a skier, put on your hiking boots, grab a fishing pole, or load up your kayak to explore the trails, lakes, and rivers, found throughout the area. READ MORE
HOOD RIVER
WATERSPORTS
Offering world-class kiteboarding and windsurfing, Hood River is where outdoor enthusiasts and adventure-seekers are drawn to. Close to the mountain, along the river, and nestled against superb farmland, visit this town for amazing restaurants, fresh produce, and an unrivaled watersport scene. READ MORE
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