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Mount Hood- River-Front, Ski Chalet

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
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 an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

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:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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:


Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(40 traveller reviews)

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Mount Hood- River-Front, Ski Chalet
average rating of 4.95 based on 40 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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Amazing getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of it. Thank you for sharing this wonderful property. It’s perfect for 2-3 families with young kids. My daughter particularly enjoyed the fairy garden.

  • Review Submitted: 05/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a good time. Come back anytime!
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It was an amazing stay and we are looking forward to our next stay.

  • 5 of 5

It was close to everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 22/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 4 days for New Year. Previous reviews really made it easy for us to make a decision to stay here. house was beautiful and clean. It's only 13 miles to Government Camp, without traffic it's about 15-20 minute drive which made it easy and comfortable for us to have fun at the mountain. Fast response from the owners as well. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 04/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a good time at the cabin. Come back anytime. Thanks!
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  • 5 of 5

Our family recently spent a week at the chalet for Christmas and could not have asked for a better experience! The property owners were always very helpful and super quick in replying to questions. The home was clean and organized. Beautiful setting. We took advantage of the trail within walking distance to the home to hike. We also made the short drive to SkiBowl to tube and enjoy a sleigh ride. We also drove (30 mins) to Timberline for three days of skiing and snowboarding. The house is equipped with plenty of board games, an air hockey table(a legit one) , Christmas tree ☺️, ALL kitchen essentials, nice linens and towels, firewood to get started and cutlely decorated. We have rented through VRBO several times for different trips and this property will not disappoint!

  • Review Submitted: 02/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you had a great time at the chalet during Christmas. Come back anytime!
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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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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

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$255.34
Damage Deposit AU$671.95

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.