‘Here’s Johnny!’ Well, your concierge actually; make sure you tip him well as you are about to take a room in the gorgeous and ghoulish Timberline Lodge, the location for classic horror film, ‘The Shining’. Joking aside, this incredible structure was built entirely by hand in the 1930s and remains a unique architectural achievement to this day. Your room is decorated in keeping with the 1930s architecture. All the furniture is hand-made and handcrafted. Or you could choose to stay in the chalet just feet away from the hotel’s indoor pool and Jacuzzi. But you don’t want to spend all day indoors when you have the adventure of Mount Hood on your doorstep. You could take the Timberline Trail hike around the mountain, built and maintained entirely by volunteers. There is not enough space here to detail more than a fraction of all there is to see and do at Timberline but I must tell you more about Mount Hood. Mountaineers of all levels have the chance to attempt its 12,000ft peak. Be careful though, since 1897 130 people have died attempting the feat. Maybe it would be better to take the Magic Mile Sky ride right to the top of the mountain and enjoy the views that way – much safer.
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Timberline Lodge & Ski Area, 27500 E Timberline Rd, Timberline Lodge, Oregon