|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
Have a rustic cabin in the woods experience, but with modern comforts in this dog-friendly, two-bedroom, one-bathroom Welches vacation rental with space for up to four mountain-loving guests and one friendly dog (for a small nightly fee). Secluded among towering cedars and firs, this abode offers great amenities like indoor and outdoor fireplaces, a private outdoor hot tub, and is just minutes to unbridled wilderness along the Salmon River on Mount Hood!
Located just past the Resort at the Mountain's golf course on the south side of Mount Hood, The Cedars is a quiet escape from the bustle of Portland, which is just 46 miles away but a whole world apart. It's also just a few short miles south to the picturesque Salmon River - the entire length of which is given federal protection under its "Wild and Scenic River" designation. Fishing, kayaking, hiking, rock climbing, and many more outdoor activities are within an easy four-mile drive to the trails of the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness.
The home itself is perfect for a relaxing weekend trip with a few friends or a romantic getaway with a loved one. With wood panel walls, a quaint fireplace, and comfy couches and chairs, the living room beckons for you to settle in and make yourself at home. In this room you'll also find a TV with a DVD player, and a CD player and iPod dock for use.
You can enjoy the outdoors, even if there's a chill in the air, thanks to the outdoor fireplace on the porch. Back inside, you can also find WiFi, and a collection of games, books, and puzzles for entertainment during a downpour.
The home's well-stocked kitchen is compact but offers modern appliances and enough cooking space to whip up a great meal. And when the meal is ready, enjoy it at the four-seat wood table adjacent to the kitchen.
If you've hiked all day and need to soothe your sore muscles, take a dip in the private outdoor hot tub, which is even covered for use during inclement weather.
When it's time for sleep, retire to either of the home's two bedrooms, which have queen beds that will comfortably accommodate up to four guests. Modestly furnished but comfortable, these rooms are also bright with plenty of natural light streaming in from picture windows.
Only 19 miles to Timberline Lodge and Ski Area and 24 miles to Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort, this home's location is perfect for skiers and snowboarders looking for a peaceful stay that's far enough from any crowds yet close enough to easily get to the slopes.
Tranquil and relaxing, this dog-friendly, two-bedroom Mount Hood vacation rental is a peaceful escape from the city into the beautiful mountain wilderness of Oregon's tallest mountain!
Wanted to love but couldn't.Circuit breaker tripped everytime we tried to make coffee. The only real way to heat cabin was wood stove but no matches were provided. Window in front was broken and just covered with plastic. Door to master bedroom does not close. This cabin is cute and hot tub worked perfectly just wish everything else did...
While we loved the cabin itself, location and all the amenities - especially the hot tub, gas fireplace in the living room, tv and DVD selection - unfortunately, the electrical circuit controlling lights, heaters, the wireless modem, etc in all but the living room repeatedly flipped off. This only happened once the first night and, thinking it might be a normal occasional occurrence for an old cabin and reading the note in the kitchen with the location of the electrical panel, I went outside and flipped the breaker back on. Unfortunately, it switched off with increasing frequency throughout the day on Thursday, meaning that there was no heat/lights in the kitchen, bathroom or bedrooms, making it very difficult/impossible to prepare dinner, shower, etc. The wireless router did not work because of its location in the bedroom. Luckily, I had brought my own wireless hotspot since I was working remotely.
I called to report this problem on Thursday morning and was told that maintenance would come by, I provided my call back number, and confirmed it was fine for them to enter even if we weren't there. They did not respond. I followed up with an email in the afternoon and received no response. We had to constantly trudge out in the cold and ice every time we wanted light in the kitchen/bath and then it only lasted a few minutes before going dark again. We found ways to work around the lack of consistent electricity/heat but it really put a damper on what otherwise would have been a wonderful get away. It has been three weeks since my stay and I have called twice, emailed, completed a satisfaction and still have not received an apology or any type of compensation. Very disappointing.
Our weekend away ended up being a lot more eventful than planned. At 10pm the carbon monoxide detector went off....actually it yells EVACUATE at you. At that time we turned off the gas fireplace and opened all the doors to air the place out. The detector turned off. We turned the fireplace back on and the detector was set off again. We called the non emergency number for the fire department and they told us we needed to evacuate and wait for them to come check the house. This meant also waking my 4 year old.,,not fun. So we went and sat in the car and waited. It was about 20 degrees outside. The fire department came and told us that we could no longer use the gas fireplace safely. This is the main source of heat for this property. There are also space heaters in the bedrooms but they do not heat the entire space by a long shot. At that time, I emailed Vacasa and said what happened and that I would call in the morning. It was very late by this time. When I called in the morning, I was told that I could have called Vacasa and they would have been happy to call the fire department for me. Not exactly what I consider helpful. They did send someone with an additional space heater out a couple hours after that phone call. It didn't heat the space very well but certainly better than nothing. We couldn't run all the space heaters at the same time without tripping the breakers.
I stayed here for 3 nights with my family. I've rented VRBO cabins on Mt. Hood and elsewhere and I feel that I'm understanding and have realistic expectations, however I feel that this cabin has some issues:
The hot tub did not seem usable. I took some pictures for proof, but the water was green in the bottom and a different color on the top. It is dirty and nobody in my family felt comfortable getting in. Not to mention a zillion restrictive rules. Yet we pay a hot tub fee. For what?
The cabin was chilly as I expected, several of the pictures show space heaters, so we brought extra warm clothes and blankets. We were put off when we read notes all over the place stating that if we used the heaters past the minimum setting or appliances we would trip the breaker. I feel that this type of information should be conveyed in the ad.
The pictures don't convey that the front door is about 50 feet from and facing the front door of the neighbor. There are plenty more neighbors nearby to say the least. I feel more privacy in my cul-de-sac. I took pictures looking out from the broken and taped up front window that convey what I'm saying here.
One day some neighborhood dog was running around the property and left some feces right on the deck directly where you step. While unpredictable and not the owner's fault, this is a direct result of being around so many neighbors. I love cleaning up other people's dog feces, don't you?
When leaving I noticed a checkout checklist. While we cleaned up after ourselves, I was struck by the request on the list to start a load of laundry. Are you kidding me? Is that what I pay a hefty cleaning fee for?
The shower reeked heavily of mildew.
The living room chair in the pictures is not there. Instead you get one that matches the couch and is missing padding and is gross to sit in. There's not a coffee table as shown either.
While not the owners fault the internet is incredibly slow and practically unusable.
All in all this cabin could be acceptable if the pricing was more reflective of what you ACTUALLY get. My total was a LOT more than I expected with almost 30% of the total in fees, some of which I feel are unjustified. If there's a way to attach pictures, I will.
Online, this cabin looks great! However, after arriving, I was disappointed. The first issue was the electrical. The circuits are not set up well, and consistently popped. After moving a few heaters around, and trial-and-error, we finally solved that issue. Next, the couch and recliner were very worn out. They're in need of replacement. Next, the bed was so worn out that the mattress had a severe dip in the center. Lastly, and the reason why I chose to stay here, was the hot tub. When I opened the hot tub, it had a slight green hue to it. It also smelled horrible. I think the chemicals were off. Sadly, I was not able to enjoy it.
I really wanted to love this cabin, but after dealing with the issues we dealt with, and the amount of money spent, I will not be staying here again. I was truly disappointed...
Like the title states, it's a very cut cabin, but it needs some lovin'. The electrical circuits need to be set up better to accommodate the needs of their guest; the hot tub's chemicals were way off; and the couch was pretty sad look and uncomfortable to sit on. I wish I could give a better review. I really wanted to love it, but considering I spent over $600.00 for two nights, I just can't.
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