Oregon Ski LodgingHot Cocoa and Fires
Whether you’re staying overnight or for a week in Oregon ski lodging, it’s hard to overestimate the importance of your accommodations. Fortunately, you have numerous options depending on which resort you have decided to visit. Or, the possibilities open up even more if you decide you can stay off site.
Mount Hood and Oregon Ski Lodging
The Timberline Lodge is the most iconic place to stay on Mount Hood, but you will be paying for the location and the history. Staying at this Oregon ski lodge is always going to cost a bit more, but it’s often worth the price. Near Skibowl are five inns that are reasonably priced, and Cooper Spur has two local inns. Hood River is about an hour north of Mount Hood but has several reasonably priced hotels if you don’t mind the drive. These include a Comfort Suites, a Best Western, Prater’s Motel and the Riverview Lodge.
To the west, the closest offsite hotel is the Best Western in Sandy. It books quickly, so advance reservations are definitely recommended. The Sandy Salmon Bed and Breakfast is a little closer, but you are going to pay a little extra. Portland is two hours away from the Mount Hood ski area, but there is a plethora of hotels, motels, and inns available to choose from. Just keep in mind that by staying in Portland, you will be taking four hours away from your slope time.
Staying Near Mount Bachelor
If you’re skiing Bachelor, Bend is only a half hour to the east. Mt. Bachelor has agreements with many of the hotels in Bend and Sunriver, so you don’t have to worry about driving. A shuttle will take you out and pick you up.
There are four full-service resorts in the area. The Sunriver Resort offers a full spa experience as well as golfing. There are full homes, cabins, and suites available to rent, depending on your preference. The Riverhouse Hotel offers free breakfast, and has an excellent restaurant on premises. They are also pet friendly.
Bend has the typical chain hotels you will find in a medium-sized city. Best Western, Hilton, and a Holiday Inn are all available. Redmond is a little farther north from Bend and also has several hotels. These don’t have an agreement with Mt. Bachelor, so you will have to drive yourself.
Ashland Lodging and Ski Area
Ashland is located about a half hour away from the ski area of the same name. There is plenty of Oregon ski lodging to choose from in the city, but the Palm offers cottages, which is a nice change of pace from standard hotel rooms and suites. Also, Callahans Mountain Lodge is only fifteen minutes from the ski area and is a full service lodge. Each room comes with a Jacuzzi and most have wood burning fireplaces. The meals at Callahans are amazing and worth the stay.
If you’re skiing Spout Springs, the best bet is usually to stay at the lodge on site. It is family owned and operated and the care that they put into the property is obvious. Your family will have a great time and the cost is fairly low for a weekend of family fun. Off-site, your best bet is Walla Walla, north of the border in Washington State. It’s about an hour away, but has a large number of chain hotels.
Warner Canyon Lodging
Warner Canyon is only about fifteen minutes from nearby Lakeview. There are three hotels in Lakeview for Oregon ski lodging: The Fremont Inn, the Interstate 8, and the Best Western. A little closer is the Hunter’s Hot Springs Resort which is famous for its natural mineral springs. The quaint motel has a lounge and onsite restaurant and a local man made geyser that erupts every 40 to 120 seconds.
Anthony Lakes Lodging
Anthony Lakes has partnerships with several nearby Bed and Breakfast Inns. The Dancing Goat has three rooms and offers a full gourmet breakfast with wine in the evenings. If you need a larger space, the Ensminger House is a 3 bedroom home available to rent. For even larger parties, the Good Bear Ranch has 7 bedrooms and 3 baths with stone fireplaces. There are also several local hotels in nearby Baker City, Union, and North Powder that all have partnerships as well.