Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge and Mount Hood
Timberline Lodge and Mount Hood

Timberline Lodge is a beautiful grand mountain lodge on the south side of Mount Hood. It was constructed from 1936 to 1938 by the Works Progress Administration, it was built and furnished by local artisans during the Great Depression. Timberline Lodge was dedicated September 28, 1937, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The National Historic Landmark sits at an elevation of 5,960 feet (1,817 m), within the Mount Hood National Forest. It is noted in film for serving as the exterior of the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. 

The lodge is accessible at all times of the year and provides beautiful views of Mount Hood as well as views to the south of the Cascade Mountains including Mount Hood's closest neighbor to the south Mount Jefferson. In the summer the wildflower can be incredible, and in the winter the snow covered mountain is so close it seems like you can reach out and touch it. 

The lodge itself is full of incredible potential photos. It's stone, wrought iron and huge timber construction are impressive on a grand scale. The lodge is a hotel. An overnight stay in period rustic but luxurious rooms and fine dining is a special experience.