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Timberline Lodge

Timberline Hwy, Government Camp, Oregon 97028 USA 503-272-3391

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  • TV Filming Location

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wifi
  • Street Parking
  • Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Check-In
    • 3pm
  • Check-Out
    • 11am
Rated 5.0 July 7, 2014 Top Review!

I was lucky enough to stay here in the middle of a blizzard paid for by work. Highly recommend, even for a drink

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Timberline Lodge

Timberline Hwy
Government Camp, Oregon 97028 USA


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Filming location for "The Shining" (1980) - Exteriors of the Overlook Hotel.

Perched 6,000 feet up on the massive south shoulder of Mt. Hood, Timberline Lodge is a classic WPA-era mountain lodge that was built completely by hand from local stone. The lodge is an masterpiece of Cascadian architecture and its long hallways of fir and cedar were made infamous by Jack Nicholson in The Shining. 

Built in 1936 as a home for skiers and climbers, Timberline is today home to North America's longest ski season. In the height of winter, the ground floor of the lodge is typically fully buried in snow, with entry through a snow tunnel, or directly into the second floor. The lodge together with its cozy rooms, two resident St. Bernards (Bruno and Heidi) pub and restaurant, is a welcome relief after a full day on the slopes. 

Some employees of this mountain lodge claim that the first aid room is haunted by skiers and climbers who died on Mt. Hood. As an added bonus, director Stanley Kubrick used the Timberline for exterior shots for his horror masterpiece, The Shining.

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Average annual snowfall: 550 inches 
Base elevation: 4950 ft. 
Vertical elevation: 3590 ft. 
Longest Run: 3 miles 
Ski Acres: 1 acre 
Lifts: 6 (4 high speed quads, 1 triple, 1 double) 
Trail Info: 30% beginner, 50% intermediate, 20% advanced 
Nordic: Telemark skiing on downhill trails; no cross-country trails. 
Ski School: Yes 
Snowboarding Profile: In the winter, you’ll find the snowboard terrain park next to the Stormin’ Norman chairlift; in May it moves up-mountain to the Upper Mile Chair, where summer snowboard camps put it to good use.

Timberline Lodge is an integral part of American heritage. In keeping with the spirit of our pioneer forefathers, the area’s native people, and the mountain’s bounty of wild flora and fauna, the lodge and ski area were built with the rugged spirit of individualism and yet, as a product of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal policies, it was also born out of a spirit of cooperation and teamwork. Timberline Lodge was born during the throes of the Great Depression. It was a “make work project” during a severely idled national economy. It was, and is still today, a symbol of hope and purpose, representing the notion that when government works closely with the people, it can truly serve the common good and provide solutions to some of society’s biggest problems.

Franklin Roosevelt dedicated the lodge in 1937 as a “testament to the workers on the rolls of the Works Progress Administration.” Nearly 75 years later, Timberline is that, and much more. Timberline is where historic preservation, stewardship, recreation, and hospitality come together to provide an unforgettable experience.

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Rated 3.0 November 6, 2014

We came up in early November. Little snow on the summit. Watched snow fall, breath taking views from Ram's head bar.

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Rated 4.0 July 21, 2014

Staying at this place is a history lesson. The WPA craftsmanship is fascinating. I found myself examining nearly every couch. You can even ski there in the middle of summer.

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