Whenever we book any kind oof travel we always look for vacation packages. That was no different for our most recent stay at Timberline Lodge. That’s why I wanted to share my tips for staying at Timberline Lodge. First you need to start by booking the best deal and for our family who wanted to hit the slops that means looking for ski and snowboard vacation packages that include lift tickets.
First you also always need to consider the weather and the time of year you are booking. If it’s during the summer also look for packages that comes with outdoor recreation! For our family we are all about the snow so we were looking to book for winter and spring ski and snowboard season.
As we are starting to open up more travel the first thing my kids asked about was the pool. It’s just open to one family at a time and if anyone is waiting you limit your times to 15 minutes. We found this easily doable and there was no one who actually came but we would have easily gotten out to give others a turn. The water was really warm for the kiddos they swam as much as we let them, as for the adults we still stuck to the hot tub. The pool was so well heated that our girls swam even while it was snowing. After not swimming in a pool for an entire year you can imagine how many laughs they had, I think the pool was their favorite part!
Do not miss out on nights either! Pool is open until late!
We also called the lodge to ask about additions to our room like the cookies and milk before bed. We found they have so many wonderful ways to create lasting memories. Like we were able to buy a door tag at checkout to take home too!!
We have stayed in several different room types at the lodge. Our favorite has been the corner queen that had a view of the Pucci Lift. Next would be the fireplace room, they deliver firewood to your room and you can even add on s’mores for a delicious room side treat for the kiddos before bed.
Another room type we have stayed at faced out back towards the mountain above the pool. It had one king bed, two twins and one couch pull out. Perfect accomidations for our family of five! If you add s’mores to this room type you can go down to one of the big fireplaces and roast them. We also did this and my girls loved it!!
Then we also suggest checking the times to see when the lodge dogs will be in and if they are open to any visitors. Mia had to sneak into the gift shop to take home her own mini version of Heidi or Bruno – the lodge dogs.
If you stay at the lodge during ski and snowboard season you can also add additional lift passes to your room and rentals. I loved that we were able to access the slopes so easily. I even utilized the overnight snowboard wax where they even waxed the edges and had my board back in our ski locker by the first run in the morning.
The runs at Timberline are great for families. Our first timers took a lesson over at Bruno’s and got down the basics before hitting the rest of the mountain. Bruno’s lift is a great spot for beginners just learning because it’s a small run but also has a lift so kiddos can get a good feel for the basics before moving on to more challenging terrain.
I also suggest booking the night time snowshoeing adventure. If you want those epic star photos or just want to experience the magic at night I do suggest booking a tour. Booking the tour keeps you safely on the trail which is especially important winter and spring seasons. Also pack a flashlight or headlamp if you have one!
There is so much to see and do this spring in Mt. Hood!!! Staying at Timberline Lodge is just a fun addition to the adventure!