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USA Oregon Mt. Hood Rhododendron Listing #379

Barlow Creekside Lodge - Rhododendron, OR

91 reviews
Max occupancy: 6 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
70796 E Barlow Trail Rd, Rhododendron, OR 97049

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Secluded waterfront home w/ private hot tub & a large deck in a tranquil setting

Nestled alongside the Sandy River, this beautiful Mt. Hood vacation rental offers plenty of peace and quiet near the friendly community of Rhododendron. Perfect for a family ski-cation, this secluded home offers rustic, lodge decor, a sun room with a forest view, a full kitchen, a wood stove, a creekside picnic table, and a large, wraparound deck with a gas grill and a private hot tub.

What's nearby:
This home is only a short drive from the Mt. Hood Scenic Byway and well-known restaurants like the Rendezvous and the ZigZag Inn. Guests can golf at the nearby Mt. Hood Oregon Resort just three miles away in Welches, or hike several trails, discover hidden waterfalls, and try a little rock climbing. Ski season is a popular time to visit, with Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood Meadows, and Mt. Hood Skibowl all within a 24 mile drive. And while the snow is on the ground, you can explore the nearby community of Rhododendron on snowshoes, cross-country skis, or by snowmobile.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen with a dishwasher
Private washer/dryer A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

*Effective 7/27/2020, due to local fire danger levels, there is an open fire ban in the area. No open flames are allowed out of doors, including no campfires, warming fires, cooking fires or ceremonial fires. Fires are prohibited in all campgrounds and other sites with developed fire pits.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.



Children's games


Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Wood-burning fireplace

Kitchen & dining








Internet : Other


Cable : Dish Network

DVD library

DVD player

Wireless router

Netflix streaming



On-site activities

Board games


Gas grill : Private





91 reviews

Brendan M. Aug 2020
The house was perfectly laid out for the kids to enjoy themselves downstairs and the adults to have some peace upstairs. Super well equipped kitchen and ample deck space for a large group to hang out together. In the warmer months the creekside small deck for reading was a delight with the sound of the creek relaxing you as you read or just watch the water flow by.
Jeremy M. Aug 2020
Being surrounded by nature enough to embrace a soothingly calm atmosphere of the outdoors, it allows a connection with nature. The river running alongside the property is relaxing at all hours and the hot tub at night allows a rejuvenating soak under the stars far from city lights.
Charming house design bringing home and nature lodge together with fun games and entertainment indoors and located near many outdoor locations for a fun day.
Kevin T. Jul 2020
Very relaxing, private setting. Good for families.
Tashauna E. Jun 2020
Spacious, really nice, & very nice heater & AC.
Jaida G. May 2020
This house was beautiful. It’s the perfect stay for a getaway away from the city. I would definitely recommend!
Marian M. Mar 2020
Spent spring break here, and it was a great respite from the world. Clearly a cherished family home, with lots of wonderful touches and lots of room.
Andrew K. Mar 2020
We loved this property along with all the amenities it offers. The property is just breathtaking. The sound of the roaring creek was exactly what we were hoping for in a wooded cabin. Kitchen was spacious and the deck area off the kitchen was absolutely wonderful. Hot tub was very private (unlike many that we've seen that have a neighbors window looking at it) and the non-slip decking used was a nice touch. Decorations were fun and added to the wooded cabin feeling. Will definitely be looking to stay here again in the future.
Lacy L. Feb 2020
This house is in a beautiful forested setting by the river and conveniently located to the mountain. THe downstairs area is perfect for kids to sleep and play. The kitchen had everything we needed. The bedrooms were comfortable and cozy. THere were lots of games and movies. The only problem was that the hot tub wasn't working quite right and therefore we weren't able to use it when we wanted to. Other than that, we'd be happy to return to this home in the future.
Manager response:
Hello Lacy, We apologize there were issues with the hot tub. Our local management team is aware and is currently working to get this corrected. We apologize for any inconvenience or frustrations this caused during your stay. We do hope you will allow us to host you again in the future.
Sacha K. Feb 2020
Great for families!
Christine B. Oct 2019
Cottage well maintained and location perfect
Kara M. Sep 2019
Folks if you have small children, or 5 women in there mid 30s this is the place for you. My friends and I want to get away from the city, technology and just relax. This place was perfect! Close to lake trillium, the grocery store and hiking.

At one point we decided to count all of the Bear decor in the cabin and in total we counted 455 bears. (We did not count bear paws as a whole Bear. The bears had to have a head to be in the grave count.)

Also, a lovely stream and hot tub!
Amy y. Sep 2019
The moment we walked in you could just feel the peacefulness. We just loved it, we can't wait to come back again. The only downside is we didn't make our stay long enough.
Colin F. Aug 2019
We completed a 2-week Oregon adventure with 4 nights here. The house proved plenty spacious for our family of 5. We took advantage of its location to hike several nearby trails, visit Timberline Lodge, and even trek over to Multnomah Falls (an hour distant). Highly recommended!
Christine A. Jul 2019
My husband and I, along with our three little kiddos, loved this place! Great location for visiting the Mt Hood Adventure Park in the summer. The home sits right next to a picturesque creek and has picnic benches nearby to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Our kids loved all of the toys and kids books and games and stuffed animals as well as the bunk beds. Wish we could have stayed longer!
melissa M. Jul 2019
Spacious property next to the creek was a great getaway for the week. The babbling creek next to the house was a soothing sound day and night. Great access to amazing hikes as well.
House was spacious and comfortable,
Jon S. Jul 2019
What a great stay! Large home with multiple hang out areas. Hot tub, fire pit and a short private trail directly behind the home. Perfect!
Robert H. Jun 2019
There are a lot of pluses to this home: Clear Creek is the perfect white noise to compensate for the nearby roads, there is a sweet path that leads several hundred yards to a very private and beautiful spot on the creek, the hot tub is crystal clear and in an ideal spot on the deck, and the house is large and clean. There are a few downsides: while the neighbors are really pretty well screened by trees and creek, there happened to be a massive all-weekend-party at the place across the creek our weekend, but that was just bad luck, I imagine; the lay-out of the place is very counter-intuitive and made me realize, "Ah, this is why architects have a job!"; and the style is rather kitschy and might have been a little un-bear-able for a longer stay. All in all, though - a good time was had by all.
dennis m. Jun 2019
Peaceful and quiet and very clean
Debbie E. Apr 2019
The Barlow Creekside Lodge was exactly what we had hoped for. Clean, cozy, woodsy and spacious. Listening to the creek was lovely and the hot tub was enjoyed. The home is very convenient located to hwy 26 and some restaurants, store and ranger station. Short drive to Govt. Camp and about 30 minutes to Meadows. The home was nicely equipped for cooking and the maid service supplied just the right amount of cleaning supplies, toiletries and paper supplies. The internet was a tad spotty but we managed. We would stay again!
Angela B. Oct 2018
We had a wonderful stay here! Like others have stated in the reviews, the pictures don't do this place justice. It has all the amenities you need, and the toys, legos and books were a plus for the kids. We loved the privacy, peace and quiet. Was so relaxing and refreshing!!
Lou M. Sep 2018
We rented a cabin through Vacasa for a weekend. The fees were reasonable, the place was clean, everything worked properly, and we loved the atmosphere. We will rent again
Judith Z. Aug 2018
This home was amazingly clean and a fantastic base for exploring the area. There are many wonderful hikes right nearby. The home is stocked with an ample selection of puzzles, games and Legos. This kept the kids busy during down times. We can't wait to return next summer.
Jennifer C. Jul 2018
Cozy cabin with everything needed for a lovely family vacation. Clean, comfortable and lots of room. Totally appreciated the jacuzzi, bbq and games! We will definitely be back when we come back to OR!
John W W. Jul 2018
Beautiful setting with a well maintained cottage.
melinda g. Jul 2018
This home was beautiful and comfortable! love sitting on the back porch listening to the creek while having my coffee or glass of wine! Could not find fire pit but did find a beautiful trail that led to the creek where we got some great pictures! my only suggestion if you are a light sleeper sleep in the back room as there is a big flood light out the front and it shines in the window. Would definitely come back to stay!!!
Samuel W. Jul 2018
This home has all the necessary comforts in a quiet secluded location. There was plenty of space, lots of family activities at the site, close proximity to outdoor activities near Mt. Hood. All the appliances worked fine. I would not hesitate to stay here again.
Julie W. Jun 2018
I have lived in Oregon my whole life. It is so nice to drive 40 minutes and be away from it all. This was a girls trip that was 20 plus years in the making. We had a great time. We did absolutely nothing and it was wonderful. It is a nice place to do nothing and unplug. Beds are good but a little firm. The kitchen is fully equipped. Just bring some food and coffee and you are good to go.
Dewey M. May 2018
The house was well equipped and clean. When I needed extra gas for BBQ and had some questions, the local person, Kevin, came right over and took care of everything. Great experience.
Swetha V. Dec 2017
It was wonderful for adults as we as kids
Cody M. Oct 2017
Our family was very comfortable and the Home had more amenities then the website listed. Very pleased with the home. We will return soon.
Paul H. Aug 2017
We stayed a couple of days at the end of July. Just for of us, mom dad and 2 boys, 7 and 14. Had an awesome time. The house is great and didn't lack anything. There's a little creek and path in the woods. Our boys had a lot of fun. We did Mount Hood, The Gorge and the fruit loop. We definitely plan to go back some day because we haven't seen it all. Would be happy if we are able to stay in this house again
David M. Jul 2017
We loved this rental. The hot tub is private and relaxing. The BBQ was clean and full of fuel. Furnishings are comfortable. The location is very quiet and relaxing - you can only hear the creak at night. The location is great since it is really close to everything including the golf course at the Resort at the Mountain. We loved our stay and would certainly come back.
Robin G. Jul 2017
This house is in such an awesome location! The creek is beautiful, the woods are beautiful, and it's located perfectly to go explore around Mount Hood!
The house is a little smaller and older than I may have expected from the photos, but it was still a wonderful place to stay and perfectly clean :)
If we are heading this way again we would definitely stay here again!
Sarah B. Jan 2017
Nice bedding, plenty of room. Loved the private hot tub. Beautiful surroundings. I will be back!
Angel T. Jan 2017
Cozy and perfect for families!
Jennifer F. Dec 2016
Unlike many vacation rentals, this one felt like a home. The kitchen included everything you need to actually make a meal. The layout is open and rooms are large. Bedding and furniture were high quality. A library of DVDs and games meant that we didn't have to plan and pack these items for kids. Perhaps more private in winter than summer, but we would be happy to stay here again. Working with Vacasa was easy, staff friendly and overall seem to care about guests' experience
William J. Dec 2016
We had a great experience - loved the river and the lot/location. The place was accommodating for our family size and we had a great time. The hot tub was fun and we loved the layout. We would come back for sure and think this was a great fit for our family.
Lisa S. Sep 2016
We stayed here the final weekend of our week long Oregon road trip. It was a great property to finish out the trip. The house has lots of space and is incredibly well stocked with games, toys and books. As a parent of an 8 year old and a 4 year old, I loved that the creek was easily accessible down a path without being a *too* accessible and a safety risk. The boys loved playing at the creek. Although there is another house on the other side of the creek, the property is so well covered in trees that you have a significant amount of privacy and really don't even notice the other property. Lots of decks and outdoor space. Zig Zag Inn is right across the highway with amazing pizza and Mountain Roasters is just up the highway with great lattes and chocolate chip cookies. Also enjoyed Mt Hood Brewing Company a little further up the road. It would have been nice to have a list of recommended hikes handy at the house, but I used the All Trails app and found a great hike around Trillium Lake. Ranger Station is just across the highway to buy the pass and ask any questions. Once minor glitch was that we couldn't get the interior door to the sunroom to open, but there was so much space in the house, it really wasn't an issue. Overall, a really lovely weekend and I would highly recommend the property.
Michael T. Jul 2016
I'm a big fan of efficiency, and this group has it. The location was simply gorgeous, well cared for, and ready upon arrival. The staff used e-mail as primary dialogue, but numbers were included if you wanted to speak to a live body.

The in/out process was seamless, and I like the idea of using/leaving "staples". For example, there was a bit of coffee leftover from a prior guest. In similar fashion, we left some groceries that we purchased for the next group.

I would highly recommend this team, this location, this will not be disappointed!
Leora D. Jul 2016
Nice stay and close to Ski Bowl. Nice dining close by too.
Heather G. Jul 2016
My 5-year old daughter gave this place 45 stars out of 5 stars because she loved it so much! Perfect secluded house in the middle of so many places to hike/climb/swim/eat/sight-see!
Elizabeth O. Jul 2016
Great location and set up! Worked well for several adults and kiddos.
Tom K. Jun 2016
This house made for a great getaway for us. Plenty of room and great location alongside the river. Close to all that Mount Hood has to offer as well as dining in nearby towns.
Melissa J. Jun 2016
Vacsa was easy to use and the property looked and had exact;y what it said.
David S. Jun 2016
Kristi B. Feb 2016
overall a good stay for us and the kids
Sean H. Jan 2016
Nice place. Perfect layover for a full ski weekend.
Haifei S. Jan 2016
My friends and I are international college students and we decided spent two days on a trip in mt hood area. We had a really good time in this house. It looks old outside but inside of house is really clean and well decorated. My friends love the style especially those cute bears decoration. The location of this house is also very good and it has a really pretty view with rivers and forests. And It only takes 30mins drive to mt hood meadows ski resort from this house. If you are trying to plan a visit in mt hood area with family or friends, this house is highly recommended to stay.
Molly A. Jan 2016
This is a lovely cabin with a great location. The kids really enjoyed the bunk bed room and it was nice to have two separate living room areas for us to spread out. We stayed here right after Christmas when the cabin was in high demand. We were unable to use the hot tub because they "ran out" of chemicals to clean it with and it was cloudy and smelly. This was very disappointing because it was a large factor in us choosing this house. Nothing better than a hot tub in the woods after a day on the slopes... also there is no slow cooker (as stated in the kitchen appliance description) so don't bring food expecting one!
Manager response:
Thank you for your review. We sincerely apologize that the busyness of the holiday season led to a lack of proper chemicals for hot tub use; we can understand how disappointing that must have been. The hot tub is good to go now, and we will replace the slow cooker as soon as possible.
Paula R. Dec 2015
Wonderful homey feel to this property. Very clean.accurate pictures for this listing. Family enjoyed the openness to the kitchen and living room . We had a great time.
Dr. Phillip C. Aug 2015
Great location, secluded by trees, but only 1 mile from main road. Groceries and restaurants also close by.
Craig D. Jun 2015
House was as pictured and described. It was in a beautiful setting along the river. Lots of things in the area to see and do. Several nice restaurants in the area and shoppping.
Debbie B. Feb 2015
The home was cozy and comfortable once heat got fixed and house aired out. Hottub and river lovely. Vacasa very helpful and repairman super nice. Decor cute.
Amy G. Aug 2014
House was clean, basement was a great space for teenagers (or younger kids). It was more private than we expected which was nice. Very well stocked with amenities. We had no cell service at the house, but they had wireless internet which we had no problems with. Grocery store was a short easy drive away. Liked the proximity to a ranger station which provided us with info on awesome trails/waterfalls we never would have known about - there are trails to falls about 5 miles down Lolo Pass that we loved (sorry don't remember the name).
Marsha . Aug 2014
We were pleased with the location and facilities of the place. It is convenient to the main road but we were not bothered by road noise. The stream in the back is lovely and we enjoyed eating outside. Also loved the hot tub. The house is clean and well equipped. We were able to buy groceries and cook our meals in the kitchen. The Mt. Hood area is wonderful for hiking. Great experience for the five of us.
Our only complaint was that it was a little warm and stuffy in the living room after a hot day. There was also a musty smell in the sunroom off the master bedroom and in the lower level. Otherwise, great place.
Malarkkan K. Aug 2014
The stream near the house is great. Very suitable for hikers who like moderate to difficult hikes of all ages. House was cozy, Basement was cool always. House is surrounded by trees so was great in the summer.
Debbie J. Jul 2014
Great place to take the family. Relaxing, peaceful surroundings, lots of games and movies for the kids. Cute bunk beds and nice and cool downstairs! Very impressive master bedroom with big poster bed with ceiling fan. Went here with 3 girlfriends and had a blast relaxing in the hot tub and eating at the picnic bench down by the river. I would vacation in this home again and would recommend it for singles or family.
Thiago R. Apr 2014
The place is awesome, really good for those who wants to get out of the city and relax have a good time with family and/or friends. Th e sound of the river its awesome make you feel like you are inside the forest. The house is pretty nice furnished , all in good style. The hot tube outside works pretty good. I totally recommend this place, Im planning on coming back already.
Daniel D. Feb 2014
We had a great time with 5 boys in the house, ages 8-16, including a French exchange student. They enjoyed the bunk beds and the games that were included with the house, as well as the hot tub. It was a nice space that offered good gathering areas as well as separation of space since the kids had their own floor. The creek rushing by and the large, old trees made us feel like we were so close to Oregon's natural wonders. A fun time was had by all in the charming home.
Erin C. Feb 2014
We were lucky to stay in this cozy house on a weekend that saw almost a foot of snow. It was great to have a wood-burning stove and nice cozy beds to sleep in after a long day of skiing. While a bit finicky in terms of temperature, we had tons of fun in the hot tub as well!
Joanne B. Dec 2013
Charming home in wooded area next to river. Comfortable beds, close to grocery shopping, skiing, and hiking trails. Stocked with lots of towels, soaps, pillows and blankets. A few things needed fixing but overall a lovely place to stay !
Manager response:
Thanks for sharing your experience and feedback with us. We will take a look at the home and make sure everything is fixed and ready for our next guests!
Joan S. Jul 2013
We enjoyed our stay in the Barlow-Trail home. Everything inside and out exuded charm. The house is surrounded by a lovely wrap around deck overlooking Clear Creek. Inside the beds are comfortable, there's a supply of board games as well as maps of the area if you feel like exploring. The house was a perfect fit for our annual "cousins camp" adventure. The ammenities; dishwasher, washer, dryer, wifi, etc. were an added bonus. The staff at Vacasa was informative and helpful. Overall we had a wonderful experience.
Manager response:
We are so happy to hear that you had a great time and enjoyed the amenities. We hope to see you again soon!
Mary D. Jun 2013
Very beautiful setting, away from the highway and with plenty of privacy. Charming house and decor. We were especially impressed with the amenities: lots of towels, hygiene products, kitchen supplies. And the hot tub was heated and ready to go when we arrived! All of our party (kids and adults) had a great time.
Jeff B. Feb 2013
Great Spot...Snow Boarding and the wood stove made this a perfect adventure:-)

Thanks !!!!
Manager response:
We are glad that you enjoyed yourselves!
Barbara M. Nov 2012
What a wonderful, spacious facility for my husband, me, our two sons and their families. It was a pleasant Thanksgiving in a very comfortable, relaxed environment. We had challenges getting the television to work, but we did not miss it. The toys and games available for our grandchildren were great.
Manager response:
Thank you for the notice on the television. We have made adjustments to the set-up and the Television is now trouble free.
Rio O. Aug 2012
We were very happy with the property, overall. The size was perfect for our party. Kichen facility was good enough to stay for severl nights. we definitely would like to come back. Just for your information, I would like to point out several things we noticed:
- Drainer in the main bathroom needs to be cleaned
- Hottub cleaner was not supplied
- The lamp on the deck next to the tub was not working
- It was very hard to open the main (upstairs) bathroom door
- It was not very confy to have a carpet in the downstairs bathroom

Thank you very much for supporting our vacation.
Roy W. Jul 2012
Ideal property for two adult couples and up to 6 children. Rustic yet charming; well stocked with everything you need but your own meal basics (even has an abundant supply of spices and extras). Lot of games and activities for the whole family. Very comfortable. Had a wonderful experience. The little kids LOVED the bears (stuffed teddy bears in the house)!