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Mount Hood- River-Front, Ski Chalet

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 278 m²
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10, Riverfront with forest and mountain views

Get away from it all in this custom built mountain lodge located on the Salmon River and bordering the 61,000 acre Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness. The Salmon River Chalet is the perfect retreat for families looking to find a place to get away and relax up at beautiful Mount Hood. You will enjoy 3,000 sq. feet of comfortable cabin space and over an acre of forested riverfront property on the scenic Salmon River.

The chalet's large open floor plan is perfect for entertaining the whole family with the centrally located kitchen situated between two large living spaces. At one end of the chalet, the living room displays high vaulted ceilings with large windows overlooking the forest. At the other end, the game room is stocked with board games, toys for the kids, foosball, and air hockey. Perfect for a family game night around the fire. The large wooden deck wraps around the entire lower level to connect the family together for BBQs and beautiful views of the forest.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the chalet's upstairs master bedroom which has its own private deck overlooking the forest and river. The master also includes a log king-sized log bed, an en-suite bathroom with soaking tub, and tile shower with private forest views. Listen to the soothing sounds of the Salmon River while you read a book in the reading nook in this luxurious master suite.

The main floor of the cabin has 3 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms-enough room for the whole family to spread out and relax. The bedrooms include: the ‘Golf Room’ with a log king-sized log bed, the ‘Cabin Room’ with two twin sized log beds, and 'The Bear Den' with two bunk-beds for the kids to enjoy.

Love nature? Take a hike on the nearby The Bonanza Trail (#786). The trailhead is only a half-mile away from the cabin, no need to drive- just take a short hike to your hike! The Bonanza trail follows scenic Cheeney creek and goes past the old abandoned Bonanza mine. Other nearby scenic hikes include: The Salmon River Trail, Ramona Falls, and the Mirror Lake Trail with stunning reflections of Mt Hood.

The Salmon River Chalet is close to world class skiing and snowboarding with numerous ski resorts located on & around Mt Hood. Ski Bowl, Timberline, and Mt Hood Meadows are easily accessible and offer extensive terrain, high speed lifts, and full service amenities. Timberline is America's only year-round ski resort, and Mt Hood Ski Bowl offers the largest night skiing area in America.

In the summer, there is excellent mountain biking, including purpose built trail systems and even chair lift-assisted downhill terrain at Ski Bowl. The Sandy River Trail alone contains more than 15 miles of purpose built single track trails appealing to a variety of difficulty levels.

The cabin sits directly on the beautiful Salmon River which is fed by Mt. Hood's glaciers and contains some of the best fly fishing in Oregon. Alpine lakes are also nearby and feature great fishing, hiking, bird watching, and photo opportunities.

The Resort At The Mountain is just a mile away, offering a 27-hole championship golf course, a full service spa, and other amenities.

Excellent nearby restaurants include Italian, Mexican, alpine, burgers, pizza and pub fare. We have recommended list of restaurants listed in our cabin book.

The cabin's backyard is the Mt Hood National Forest and the vast Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness, which contains excellent hiking, mountain biking, and mountaineering.

With so much to explore up at Mt. Hood we hope you enjoy your stay at the cabin and come again soon!

More Details

Dana & Ryan Rodman
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
30 November, 2017

About Dana & Ryan Rodman

We are the Rodman family and we live in Portland, Oregon. Our two young children are growing up quickly and we realized we needed a place to slow down and relax from our busy city life. We fell in love with beautiful Mt. Hood and our family enjoys biking, hiking, sledding and skiing all year round up at the mountain. The fly fishing is great too and is right in the cabin's backyard! We hope to share our love of the mountain with you and your family as you enjoy your stay at our cabin.

Dana & Ryan Rodman purchased this chalet in 2012

Why Dana & Ryan Rodman chose Welches

The Salmon River Chalet sits in a beautifully wooded area right between the Salmon River and the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness. The cabin has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2 decks, and 2 large living spaces for the whole family to spread out and enjoy. The setting is private and pristine, a perfect place to relax and get away.

What makes this chalet unique

We've rented lots of cabins up at Mt. Hood before we purchased this home and we know that having a few cabin 'extras' can make your stay much more enjoyable for your family. That's why our cabin is stocked with family board games, decks of cards, a foosball table, and it even has alpine themed books for the kids to enjoy for bedtime stories. We've tried to think of activities that both adults and kids of all ages of kids would enjoy at our cabin to make help create the best family memories. Adults can relax on the large deck overlooking the forest with a cup of cocoa and a book while the kids play with Lincoln Logs and build their own mountain cabin. The whole family can take a short stroll down the property to our campfire pit right at the river bank. Everyone can enjoy s'mores and tell stories about your day up on the mountain. This cabin has something special for everyone!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in Welches, Oregon

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 278 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • River ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , Sleeps 2
    Bedroom 3 - 4 single bed , Sleeps 4 - The top bunk is for children over 6 yrs. old.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Sleeps 2, plus includes a pack-n-play crib.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Sleeps 2
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Snow shoeing; White water rafting; mountain bike trails:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveller reviews)

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Mount Hood- River-Front, Ski Chalet
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews
Lexington, MA USA

Comfortable hideaway in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Our group had many adventures during the week, including eclipse viewing, beach-combing, hiking, and horseback riding, and it was a pleasure to come back each evening to this roomy, comfortable house. Mattresses and bedding were perfect for all; furniture, kitchen, bathrooms suited our needs very well. The woods and river were a delightful bonus. It was wonderful to wake up in the morning and see forest all around us, no city lights or noise. My only recommendation would be to have the windows washed, though I do understand how quickly the elements outdoors will cloud them up. Thanks to the Rodmans for this memorable vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 28/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a great stay! Thanks!
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Beautiful Riverside Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this well stocked home in Welches, OR. The area is fantastic for hiking and exploring the Mount Hood National Forest -- including being able to walk to a decent hike (Bonanza Trail) right from the house. The house fit our family perfectly and was well marked and easy to use. I read reviews from others who complained about a bunch of "rules", but I found the directions in the home to be helpful and common sense. Inside, the family enjoyed the toys, games, and air hockey table -- and outside, it was really nice to take in the serenity of the backyard/river. The views from the house make you feel like you have the forest and Salmon River all to yourself. I can't really think of any cons to the home/area -- it was just plain great.

  • Review Submitted: 08/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Forest Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Great spot in the woods with enough sun to feel like summer. The river is close by and the property is great. The house is very comfortable and well-cared for. We would definitely return to this spot.

  • Review Submitted: 03/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a great time and enjoyed the cabin. Come back anytime- winter is fun too!
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A gem in the woods --

  • 5 of 5

As we were winding our way on what seemed like a road away from civilization, I questioned my selection of this place for our family's visit to the Mount Hood area. But it didn't take long for all of us to love it! It is spacious and welcoming, a place to relax and enjoy nature and each other. Though portions of the road are rather rough, the trips in and out were short and were not an issue. It is obvious that the owners care about the house and the people who rent it. There are instructions on what to do, what not to do; labels to show where dishes and supplies, etc are located. There is a notebook with very helpful information regarding the house, activities in the area, and much more, also shelves with things to keep small children occupied. Of special interest to our group of ten (three generations, 6 to 75) were the river just a short walk away, the fire pit and horseshoes, the trails to run. The adults all preferred the shower in the master bath because of the view of the river! :) Internet access was iffy at times, which we assume is common in locations such as this; we simply followed the instructions on what to do if it went down. We felt very comfortable here and would definitely recommend this home.

  • Review Submitted: 05/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a good time at the Salmon River Chalet! We just added some dump truck loads of gravel to the road to make it smoother getting to the cabin. I'm glad you enjoyed the river, fire pit and horseshoes! Come back anytime.
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Beautiful place with some issues.

  • 3 of 5

We think the place and the property is amazing. It didn't match for our group. We start every review with 5 stars and we discount and raise our review with pros and cons. The first star was removed to the amount of rules. It seemed like we could never fully relax with there always being a risk of a fee. The next star was removed because to accommodate 10 guests 4 adults would have to sleep in the master. That may have been made clear prior, so my apologies if I missed something. Another star was removed because of the various maintenance and cleanliness issues that we had. I have outlined those to the owner. A star was added because of the property. It was beautiful. Thank you for a wonderful time with my friends/family. A very beautiful place that will be 5 stars for many groups.

  • Review Submitted: 06/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback! It's nice to know the things that occasionally need tightening so we can get on it right away (curtain rod, loose screen, etc.). This year we have replaced couches, BBQ, pots, pans, and broken dishes, etc. as soon as needed. We let our property managers know the few items you mentioned and they were on it immediately. And yes the website does state exactly how many bedrooms (4) and beds are available (2 king sized beds, 2 twin sized beds, and 2 bunk beds for kids). For very large groups like yours with 10 adults you may want to look at other properties with 5-6 bedrooms, or even multiple homes. As far as the rules go, we have had some guests who were not very respectful of our home so we had to have some basic rules. We try to keep the rules to 10, common sense based, and modeled them on other rental homes that our family has stayed at ourselves.  Thank you again for the list of "fixes", our property managers were able to take care of them quickly and easily. Thank you!!
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Property. Lots of games. Driveway was a bit bumpy, better have a truck

  • Review Submitted: 08/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Portland International Airport (PDX)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Barlow Trail Roadhouse; Skyway
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
The Resort At The Mountain
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Portland Union Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 26
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Altitude; Mogul Mountain Pizza; Many others
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl
Car: necessary

The Salmon River Chalet is centrally located with close access to all of Mt. Hood's ski resorts and top attractions. Ski Bowl, Timberline, and Mt Hood Meadows are only 15 minutes away.

The cabin sits directly on the beautiful Salmon River which is fed by Mt Hood's glaciers and offers some of the best fly fishing in Oregon. The cabin's backyard is the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness. Come explore!

Hike the Salmon Trail, mountain bike on the Sandy River Trail or golf at The Resort At The Mountain - it's all just a few miles away.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$251.41
Damage Insurance AU$78.07
Damage Deposit AU$661.6

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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