Forested 'Minikahda Lodge' w/ Hot Tub Near Mt Hood

Property ID: 362103RhododendronORUS
Sleeps 166 BR3.5 BA
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Step back in time to a unique piece of Mt. Hood history at this Rhododendron, OR, vacation rental! Built in 1932, this 6-bed, 3.5-bath lodge features a fireplace crafted by the stonemasons of Timberline Lodge and an expansive living space for family gatherings. Skip stones on Clear Creek, make s'mores around the outdoor fireplace, and soak in the hot tub after a day of hiking. Nestled on a secluded acre and adorned with rustic charm, this home provides a magical setting for a romantic retreat.


  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Essentials
  • Waterfront
  • Kitchen
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking
  • Deck
  • Central Heating


Location Details

FRESH AIR: Wildwood Recreation Site (4 miles), Pioneer Bridle Trailhead (5 miles), French’s Dome (5 miles), Ramona Falls Trailhead (6 miles), Cool Creek Trailhead (7 miles), Salmon River Trailhead (7 miles), Barlow Wayside Park (7 miles)

HIT THE SLOPES: Mt. Hood Skibowl (12 miles), Mt. Hood Meadows (24 miles), Cooper Spur Family Ski Area (36 miles)

THINGS TO SEE & DO: Mt. Hood National Forest (3 miles), Mt Hood Village (4 miles), Mt Hood Cultural Center & Museum (13 miles), Downtown Portland (46 miles)

AIRPORT: Portland International Airport (43 miles)


14 reviews
  • Love this cabin!


    Beautiful and rustic cabin! The property is incredible. So many beautiful spots to choose from outside to sit and take in all the natural beauty around. If you rather not sit outside, the living and dining rooms are surrounded by windows that show the outside wonders. You are in the middle of nowhere so anticipate some creepy crawlies sneaking their way inside but that shouldn't be a huge surprise lol. The inside is rather quirky but I think that's part of the charm. We cannot wait to go back!

    Published October 17, 2020
  • Like camping, but with the comforts of home


    This is a great place to have the fun parts of camping, but with a kitchen and real beds to sleep on. The kids played in the creek -- it's shallow with lots of rocks, and had just enough room on the shore for mom & dad to bring chairs down for supervision and enjoying the beauty of the setting. The fire pit area was great, and we appreciated that firewood was provided. We enjoyed using the grill. There were lots of bedrooms and we were all comfortable. We enjoyed nearby hikes and fishing at a trout farm. A note to parents of babies/toddlers, though -- the back of the property is very steep down to the creek, and at the top if your small child went under the railing they could fall. We had to keep the toddler at arm's length when outdoors.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Julie T.
    Published August 11, 2020
  • Guys Hiking and Kayaking Trip


    This cabin is perfectly located for a Mt Hood weekend. We were a short drive away from awesome hikes and from kayaking. There was plenty of space for us to sleep and relax. The only downside was there was no water pressure in the kitchen and the dishwasher would only work intermittently so it made cleaning up the cabin before we left a pain.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Jim F
    Published August 11, 2020
  • Family Getaway


    plenty of room for the family, clean and beautiful place

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    RJ L.
    Published July 9, 2020
  • big rustic and weird


    This is like staying at an aging relative's home. Perfectly adequate but no frills. Pros: Beds for 14 3 doubles, 8 singles. Kitchen has tons of dishes, full set of pots/pans, knives, etc. plus many slow cookers and instapots. Plus a lots of condiments/spices others have left behind. Clean. I did not suffer from dust or smoke allergies despite carpets and wood fire stove. Beautiful outdoor area we did not use because it was February. Cons: This cabin has been added on several times and is weird. For instance, 2 of the full bathrooms are attached to each other, so you have to walk through one to get to the other. There's a padlock holding closed a faux wall in one bathroom. No washer/dryer. Appliances, heating and plumbing old and finicky. Shower door, cabinet doors on their last legs. WiFi has very narrow band width.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    jeannette f.
    Published March 6, 2020
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