From ski chalets to cozy rentals by the ocean, these cabins near Portland have everything you need to make your winter vacation epic
Nothing is cozier during the crisp PNW winter months than relaxing by a fire with some hot cocoa and the kids. While you may definitely be able to do that at home, it’s even better when you’re on vacation. Whether you are looking for something to do over the February break, or you just want to get out of town for the weekend, these cabins in Portland, Oregon are the perfect place to warm your family up, while having a whole lot of fun. In the woods, near the ocean, or smack dab in the middle of the mountains—here’s where to plan a magical winter escape.
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Cabin on a Private Lake—Bend, OR
Just outside of Bend on Tumalo Lake is where you'll find this cabin that might have you rethinking city life. An outdoor paradise, surrounded by 640 acres of Ponderosa pine, bordered by the Deschutes National Forest, it's a great starting point for all your winter play activities. You can snowshoe or cross country ski right there in the area, or load the car and head to Mt. Bachelor to ski—it's a quick 45 minute drive. Or you might just want to lay low at the house that features a wood-burning stove, private hot tub, fire pit, and peaceful lake views. The well-appointed kitchen invites you to cook, and the wrap around porch is the perfect spot to sip your morning coffee. The kids can take one of the upstairs queen bedroom suites while you take the other.
The Owl’s Nest—LaGrande, OR
This cabin near Portland is situated in the Mount Emily Recreation Area, and that pretty much says it all. Winter is a great time to visit because this place has enough room for you, the kids, and your ski equipment. Plus, you can get a lift ticket discount when you stay here. Beyond winter perks like these, families can also cozy up 'round the wood stove for a game night. And the kids will love taking up residence in the bunk room. The fenced in dog yard is great for your furry family members too. Definitely a place where everyone can stay.
The Lodge at Hills Creek—Oak Ridge, OR
Enjoy the solitude this mountain retreat provides year-round. With two master suites, a fenced yard (the home is dog-friendly), and amenities that'll make you feel at home, it's hard to go wrong with this cabin rental. It's located in the Cascade Mountain range, so you can take in all that fresh mountain air and light snowfall in the winter months. Plus outdoor adventures abound in the cooler seasons. Plan to pack some board games to play around the cozy fireplace, and pack plenty of the good stuff (coffee for your mornings) because the wrap-around porch overlooking the lake is calling your name.
Cozy Log Home—Mt. Hood, OR
A 3,500-square-foot log cabin is waiting for you in the Hood River Valley, amidst the orchards and vineyards on the north slope of Mt. Hood. Cozy up in front of a blazing fire after experiencing skiing and snowboarding winter thrills. This beloved mountain cabin is the perfect spot for creating lasting memories with family and friends. Nestled between Mt. Hood and the town of Hood River, the four bedroom cozy log home has all of the warmth, charm, and peace you're yearning for. It accommodates eight guests between its four bedrooms and six beds.
Spacious Cabin in the Woods—Government Camp, OR
This funky Government Camp Airbnb is perfect for Portland families. An ideal vacation spot for your crew's next wintery excursion to the Mt. Hood area. With its retro ski-lodge theme, you'll feel more like you've booked a stay in the Alps than the Pacific Northwest. Part of the Government Camp Loop, this home offers amazing access to the beautiful and wild outdoors and brings you ample space for a large group of your loved ones. With a fully loaded kitchen you can have your family meals in instead of going out, if you prefer. There's Wi-Fi to check snow reports and hiking trail conditions, and for the night time, a flatscreen TV with a DVD player. Did we mention the wood burning stove for extra coziness during the cold winter nights and the newly finished deck for an evening filled with stargazing?
Little Beach Cabin—Manzanita, OR
Your family is going to love this quiet rustic cabin with two bedrooms (queen beds), one bath, a wood burning fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, and a deck with a hot tub. Only a four block walk to beach, there's plenty of play space for all. For families who have four-legged members—you just hit the jackpot. This cabin is pet friendly. Don't wait to book. Located on Manzanita Beach, one of the most popular spots on the coast, this cabin books fast.
Cannon Beach Life—Cannon Beach, OR
Cannon Beach is the perfect escape for any family looking to take a break from city life. This cabin is located right on the main street, only one block from the beach. Kids can get their energy out running and playing on the long stretch of ocean front property which is close to Haystack Rock. Listed as a two bedroom, one bedroom is private with a queen bed, and the other bedroom is accessed by the front door. Additionally, there is a sitting area in the kitchen upstairs. This cabin is perfect for a large family.
Waterfront Cabin—Washougal, WA
This secluded, riverfront cabin sits on a full wooded acre with private access to the Washougal River. Prepare dinner in the well-appointed kitchen and then lounge by the wood stove. The home is located just 40 miles northeast of Portland and only 12 miles from downtown Washougal. The surrounding forest is filled with native northwestern plants and old-growth trees, some of which are more than 300 years old. A wide variety of outdoor activities are possible here, yet the setting itself is secluded and free from the noise and distractions of everyday life.
The Woodlands House—Sandy, OR
The Woodlands House sits on five acres of wooded property. It is a beautiful 3 bedroom home (plus kids room) with two outdoor decks surrounded by beautiful trees. It's perfect for getaways or a trip to the mountains, as it's a 25 min drive from Mount hood skiing, 15 minutes from hikes and only 45 min from PDX. The large deck off the main level that overlooks a trickling stream, is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee and watch deer come to the water for a drink. The deck also features a large 6 person hot tub, that is perfect to soak your bones after a day of skiing or hiking.
Cedar Creek Hideaway—Mt. Hood, OR
Only an hours drive away from Portland, Welches is home to this unique mountain hideaway. The giant domed building has three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and is suitable for a group with up to nine members. Located on seven private acres, your family can enjoy quick access to two seasonal creeks and the Mt. Hood National Forest. Just outside the front door a trail leads to a nearby waterfall, where you can watch the local wildlife while you sip your morning coffee.
The geodesic dome gives this cabin plenty of personality and is sure to captivate your young adventurers. Inside, you are surrounded by a vaulted ceiling and giant windows that allow for extra light. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is a wood stove and comfortable furniture to warm up on after a day spent playing in the snow.
This cabin is truly kid friendly with a designated kids' space on the first level that has a pool table, internet and television. If you have brand new family members, you can rent booster seats and Pack n Plays for the duration of your stay. Your furriest family members are welcome too.
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