The place was quiet, sitting in a wooded area, a short walk to the river and the yard was completely fenced in.
We loved this cabin. Very Rustin with a lot of character. The kitchen had everything we could possibly need and we really liked the fenced in back yard.
Tons of books, games, kitchen fixings, etc. They've thought of just about everything a vacationer would need.
Had a great stay, Location is beautiful. Cabin is as described. Only complaint was dog poop left behind in the yard from previous visitors😔.
We apologize if the previous guest and our housekeeping team missed cleaning up the yard and are glad to see you still enjoyed your stay. Thank you for choosing Vacasa!
We loved this home. Great location just a few minute drive to Timberline, multiple lakes, and bike/hiking trails. My kids enjoyed the upstairs. (Warning to those with very young children or someone who struggles walking; the stairs are steep.) We will definitely be back.
It was warm and welcoming walking in! So nice to have a big fire and play games in a rustic old cabin! Only one star off for the beds: very nice and clean, but time to update the mattresses. Especially the small roll away- nobody could use it. But over all, Great!!!
Thank you for sharing your feedback, Tami. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate you letting us know there is room for improvement, and we'll pass your suggestions to the owner for consideration. We hope to have another chance to impress you in the future!
Cozy cabin nestled in the woods with a short walk to the river. Plenty of sleeping spaces and all the pots and pans we needed to cook.
Love the old charm. I have stayed in many cabins and this one did not disappoint. The only con for me is the Wifi speed. That's it.
This is a really fun place to stay, especially with kids. All of us liked the style of this nice cabin. On the other hand, there is far too much ornament everywhere that made us afraid of forgetting something among it.
There is everything you might need in the kitchen but it's unfortunate that utensils are not very clean (waffle maker all greasy) and some are really old.
The backyard could be greatly improved, and at least have as any seating options as there are beds in the cabin. And, contrary to the inside of the cabin, some ornament would make the place more enjoyable.
We really liked the available board games.
Generally speaking we enjoyed the stay!
Guenola, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay! Our apologies that the kitchenware did not meet Vacasa's cleanliness standards. We will be sure to pass your suggestions regarding the decor and kitchenware along to our local manager who will work with our homeowner to make necessary upgrades. We look forward to hosting you again!
We had a wonderful time. The cabin was so cozy and warm. We spent the night by the fire playing board games and puzzles we found in the cabinet. The fenced in yard and covered area was great for our puppy, and the kitchen was so well stocked with everything we could ever need to complete the weekend.
Cute cabin near Mount Hood! Had everything you would need for an enjoyable stay and is a great place to escape and relax. The only downside was the animal hair that was on all the furnature so my allergies were acting up. Otherwise great cabin!!
We wanted a weekend off the grid and this cabin delivered. We had a wonderful 2 days of peace and quite.
It is our favorite place to stay. So cozy and comfortable. So very relaxing
Quaint cabin built in the 30's with lots of wood
Just what you'ld expect
We arrived late and found everything as described and were welcomed by this cozy cabin. Our days in the cabin were some off/slack days on a road trip, so we cooked, slept, read a lot. We really liked the bridge to the third bedroom. We would definitely visit again
The Old Smokey Cabin earns it's name. It has been well loved, but is very clean and cozy with a large fenced yard for your furry friends. We spent the weekend with old friends ringing in my husband's 40th. He enjoyed fishing in the Zigzag river which is stones through from the cabin and I was pleasantly surprised by the kitchen which was well equipped for cooking a small feast.
If you're looking for a modern, minimalist house, this cabin is probably not the perfect spot for you, but if you appreciate personal touches, rustic decor, and a comfortable chair where you can put your feet up and read by the fire, you won't be disappointed. We had a wonderful time, made some great memories, and will definitely be back!
Is a great little place to get a way whit family we where 5 adults and 2 kids enough space for everyone make it field together all the time we enjoy the river it’s a walking distance the house have everything you need you only need to bring groceries we love it
This is one of the original cabins in the community. It was warm, safe and comfortable. Tons of amenities for cooking and BBQing under the neat covered deck. Super cute and near the river walking trails. My wife and girls loved it and so did I. We would go back in a second.
Great man cave for a weekend away with some friends. Lots of great hiking and photography opportunities nearby, and it had everything we needed for 5-6 of us. The bridge over the living area is cool (and held one of our 300 pound guests without complaining).
The only downer was that a couple of the beds weren't very comfortable. Aside from that, we had a great time.
Overall, we loved this rustic cabin--but you might want to bring your own space heater or some extra layers! There's no central heat, and even with the two fire places (conventional and gas) and several provided space heaters, everyone was very cold during our stay in February.
That said, it's very cute, in a great location, and has everything you need for cooking and eating, plus plenty of towels and extra blankets.
Old cabin with a great layout and lots of charm.
We arrived to the cabin about 30 minutes early where the house keeper was struggling to clean in the dark. After going to town and getting groceries nearby, giving her enough time to finish cleaning, we got back to the cabin to frantically fire up the space heaters and central fireplace. These had to be going continuously throughout the trip to keep semi-warm. The walls don’t seem to be insulated well and there are more single-paned windows in the house than one can count. It was COOOLD. The cabin, however, was not half bad. It was clean and had most amenities needed for a relaxed stay.
Stayed a weekend with some buddies, 7 adults easily fit and enjoyed ourselves at this cabin. Grill was great and everything was as advertised. Some things seemed a little rickety like the stairs but that's to be expected from an older cabin. Overall we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend to others!
Perfect for a group and children. Great area, close to river. A kitchen better stocked than my own and an eating area that seats eight. Plenty of room, fenced yard for privacy, good area for eating or playing games. We will return, for, the space, area, well worth the fees.
We had 8 people in the this cozy cabin! Enough beds for everyone.
Beautiful location, close to Mt Hood. Grocery store just down the street. Laundromat near the grocery store.
It is a very old cabin. It smells like smoke when you first walk in, but we got used to it and the weather was perfect to keep the windows open. If it had been really hot or cold, that smell would have gotten very uncomfortable, I think.
The neighboring cabins are close together and the one behind us was playing icky rap music very loudly.
The river is close enough to hear, and theres a good trail along it and through the woods. Very nice.
I learned my lesson about bathrooms, though! We had two elderly adults and a pregnant lady, so bathroom times was hard to get!
The beds were HARD. If you cannot sleep on the floor or ground, you wont be able to sleep on these mattresses either. If you know you like hard mattresses, then you will be fine.
The kitchen had everything we needed, except storage containers for leftovers. The outside propane grill worked great the first time I used it, but then stopped working...not sure why.
People have mentioned the stairs, and yes, they are tricky, but kids would have no problem with them. Our elderly folks did not attempt them, though. One step actually moves under the carpet, like it is broken and only held together by the carpet.
The carpet: dont come here with kids that play on the floor....lets leave it at that.
The dishwasher has to be rolled over to the sink and connected, so we didnt use it, just hand washed everything.
There is no washer/dryer but theres a laundromat nearby...$2/wash and .25/5 min dry. The library is also over by the laundromat and they had paperbacks for sale 4/$1, but there are lots of good books at the cabin, too.
I don't think the owners of this cabin have been here in a long time. Too many things that an owner would fix or take care of if they knew about them.
Overall, we had a good time. The cabin's flaws were good for a few laughs and it was as clean as it could be considering its age. Lot of interesting painting, decoratios, and books. You can tell that it was once well loved by someone.
We appreciate receiving such a thorough review to respond to. This is a very old cabin with a wood-burning fireplace, so there will always be a smoky odor in the home. The grill has been inspected and found to be working fine; there are two propane bottles on hand and a long lighter as well as matches if needed. The stairs in the home are original but have had braces added underneath to stabilize them. We recognize the carpet as being old and are working with the owner on replacing it. In the meantime, we do have rugs in place to cover the truly worn places. The dishwasher has laminated instructions provided for guest use. The dishwasher works well when those instructions are followed. Thank you!
Everything was great except the downstairs beds. Very incomfortable, felt like springs coming apart.
Until the owner or management company address the issue of un-level floors, bathroom mold and extra keys on key ring, don't stay here. There is also the issue of no door on some bedrooms or only a board as a door. Needs some work.
We had three nights in this large cabin with two younger children, a young teen, and two adults. Their were bedrooms for all of them and the younger kids enjoyed staying upstairs and sharing the upstairs bedroom with two beds, while the teen appreciated her privacy in one of the downstairs bedrooms. The cabin fulfilled all of our needs - far enough out in the woods, yet close enough to a grocery store and firewood. The ZigZag river is right down the road and our kids really enjoyed exploring it. We made some great meals each day and night and baked desserts with the mixer, played board games in the living room with a roaring fire going, and had a wonderful, unforgettablel time.
Cute cabin with so much potential. The interior could use some updating and some cleaning, but we had a good time in spite of this. Close to conveniences and allows pets...Perk!
We recently stayed at the Old Smoky cabin in Rhododendrons. It is close to all the fun activities on Mt. Hood and a decent price. Had a rustic feel, kids loved the upstairs loft area. We will rent again next year
Our visit to the Old Smokey Cabin in Rhododendron was AMAZING and will certainly become an annual tradition for us (if not more frequently!). We loved the cabin, the surrounding area to hike in, friendly neighbors and the feeling of solitude only 40 minutes away from the hustle of the city. If you're looking for a family friendly, cozy get away - this is your place!
What a nice little spot for relaxing on the weekend! Loved the classic cabin feel and was happy to find a great assortment of kitchen utensils. We stayed nice and warm and were super close to some favorite hikes!
We went to the cabin for a ladies getaway before my wedding and had a lovely time! This is a true cabin experience and we really enjoyed it! Gorgeous place, very cozy!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Old Smokey Cabin! It was the PERFECT location for traveling with our dogs because of the fenced back yard. We used the grill each night and built a fire in the fireplace. Rain and mud didn't stop us from walking along the nearby river. Other guests were close by but quiet. It was very peaceful. The cabin's decor reminded us of Christmas from the past. We would stay here any time of year!
rustic cabin--beautiful wooded setting--helpful staff--hard bed
Neat and unique property, good location, bigger than it looks. Unfortunately, a dead mouse on the couch and mouse droppings under the bed sheets upstairs pretty much wrecked all the positives for us. Get a real cleaning crew on the job and it would be great.
As others have said, was supposed to be a load of firewood, but there wasn't. Not a big deal to me, but will be to some.
We apologize that mice were a problem for this stay. Since the home is surrounded by nature the mice do tend to sneak in, but we will do our best to keep them out.
You won't be disappointed.
We got there on a quiet Thursday afternoon, and very much enjoyed the solace this cabin and the surrounding woods provided. We had lovely wood fires every night in the fireplace, and it's far enough out of town to feel like you're away, but close enough that you needn't spend all your time traveling to get there. We loved walking the community, looking at the other cabins, and taking long walks through the woods along the river.
Friday night the renters behind us showed up, they were loud and obnoxious, drinking and smoking outside until early hours of the morning - but we played music on our computer and tried to ignore them. Overall, it was nice to have the fenced backyard for our dog, but she did not appreciate the renters behind us, so we ended up keeping her inside more than she is used to. In general though, it was incredibly convenient to be able to put her out back and have her potty without worrying if she was able to get out. I wish more places had fenced yards!
The cabin itself was quaint, the wood windows were AMAZING, I fell in love with them immediately. The kitchen had most everything we needed for cooking meals and enjoyed cooking meals together. *Prepare to wash the dishes first before using them, as whomever cleaned them before us did an ok job, but not what I would consider clean.* The bathroom door is made up of thin pieces of wood, with knot holes in it, and spaces between the boards. Not ideal for us, but it didn't bother us as much - however both my hubby and I agreed that it would be much more difficult to use if the cabin were full of people and not just the two of us!
The internet worked well, once we figured out the correct password for the network, as it was written down incorrectly in the book. Which was great because as a Graduate Student, even getting away still means I had homework to attend to, and was able to do so without any problem.
Ultimately, we had a wonderful time, and really enjoyed ourselves. It was ever so nice to be in the woods away from the busy world we are used to; and MUCH better than our usual rainy spring camping trips. I think we will definitely come back in the spring again, and trade our tarps and tents for this cozy treasure!!!
4 of us came here, the first weekend of April, for a birthday/snowboard trip. Overall it was a great time but we did have a few issues.
First, in the main bedroom on the left, the bed was clearly unmade and there was a wet towel hanging over the lamp. Since this was one of the two biggest beds, one person of the group decided to still sleep in the used bed.
There was also no complimentary wood, luckily we brought our own. The dishwasher had to be connected to the sink but there were no instructions so we filled it, but didn't run it. And there were only 2 rolls of toilet paper, so I highly suggest to bring extra!
I tried to email Vacasa about these issues but I never got a reply..
Now on to all the positives!
The fenced in yard is very nice! Our dog loved it. The BBQ works great, there's plenty of cooking utensils supplied in the kitchen. Everything was clean. The river is very close and a awesome place to hang out. A grocery/liquor store and coffee shop are about 2 minutes away. And Timberline lodge was a half hour drive.
As for all of the cold reviews on here, I slept in the upstairs bedroom. With the gas stove as well as a real fire going all night, the upstairs was hot! I slept with the window open! However, the people sleeping downstairs said it was still pretty cold, but with a few more blankets they would have been okay. The downstairs stayed very warm until we all went to bed, the middle of the night is when it started to get chilly.
It was a fun weekend getaway, this cabin is in a great location and it definitely has a lot of character. Would consider coming back next year for another snowboard trip!
We want to apologize that we didn't respond during this guest's stay; we are actively hiring and training more agents so that we can respond to guest needs in a more timely fashion. The Property Manager will work with housekeeping on doing thorough cleans and will provide instructions for the dishwasher as well.
This really is a quaint cabin in the woods, which is what we were looking for. Overall, it was a good experience. It was well-stocked in linens and also in the kitchen, which was very helpful in making our dinners. They even had a couple of stocked items which I needed for a marinade. Several people have mentioned that it is hard to get the cabin warm. We came prepared, with warm clothing and extra wood so we could have a fire each night. The gas stove had been left on for us, which we appreciated and which was helpful. We also used the plug-in area heaters, which may have been added since some of the earlier comments. All together, we did fine on the heat, but you have to realize it is in a wooded area and not insulated like newer buildings and it has a vaulted ceiling, For some people this may be a problem. Also, as mentioned by others, the stairs are steep. They would be a safety issue with younger children and any in your party that are not stable on their feet. Our Verizon phones had some trouble with calls, but we found a spot with reception. We enjoyed our time and the reason we probably won't go back is because of the beds. They may not be an issue for others, but we don't sleep well on firm mattresses, and the queen is very firm. The double, in the other bedroom on the main floor, has VERY bouncy and noisy springs. As I said, this may be fine for some people.
This place exceeded my expectations. It had a nice homey feel to it and was clean, warm and spacious. We expecially loved the upstairs walkway and kitchen.
This is a very cute little cabin! The kitchen had everything we needed, the cabin felt fairly clean, the beds were all very nice, plenty of parking for multiple cars! There was a dead mouse in the kitchen when we arrived, and an old booger on one of the bedroom walls.. Besides that it felt fairly clean! It was a bit chilly, but the gas fire place was great! We loved the old time cabin feel, and how cozy it was!
We apologize that the cleanliness was not top-notch for your stay and will be sure to work with the housekeeping staff on this. We are glad to see that you otherwise enjoyed the home!
It was alright, a bit pricey for what you get.
Thank you for your review. This home is great for close friends or a large family looking for a good value - with sleeping space for 8, it can't be beat!
We used this for a casual meeting with four men and thoroughly enjoyed it. The house is old but well-maintained. We needed internet for part of our meeting and it worked great. We would definitely return.
Loved the quaintness of the cabin and the back fenced area was nice for young children. It was also nice to just walk around the area, and down to the river.
We needed an extended weekend break with hiking and down time and this was a perfect choice. This old USFS cabin has been updated and charmingly decorated . Close to hiking trails (check with the Zigzag Ranger station), close to the river. Nice selection of kitchen utensils and plates. The grocery was close if you run out of anything. Wifi was strong and jigsaw puzzles fun. We will definitely come back.
Our little cabin served its purpose. Our Wheaten loved that she could walk out the door and be in a fenced yard. The kids loved the loft and the nearby river. Too warm for a wood fire but the gas fireplace was nice in the mornings for a quick warm up...
The house was great, loved the location as far as distance from Mt. Hood & Zig Zag River. Extremely short walk to the river, plenty of more private locations if you walk down the trail. My major problem was just how close the neighbors were in the backyard. I assume it's another vacation home and there was a family with about 8+ people including a bunch of kids. I wouldn't recommend this location for a romantic getaway, maybe a small family vacation.
Nice older cabin, nice confortable surroundings. Fence yard for the dogs
Our family really enjoyed the cabin and we plan to come back again.
We enjoyed very much being together and there was ample room to do that and still have privacy if we wanted it. We loved the cabin and felt very warm and cozy nestled in the woods.
All in all it was so pleasant staying in the woods with the rain and quiet environment. The cabin is from the 20's so it's fun imagining the era of that time. There is pretty much everything you need so it's very comfortable.
This cabin was so prefect it let u have a lil of the past the way it was build and maintain and furniture was just to top it off the beds are so comfy. Also lots of room for our four paws family to run and play.thanks for letting us stay in your home. The Eichstadt family
We had a great time at the Old Smokey Cabin. It lived up to its name once we got a good fire going with the smell and sound of crackling wood and an electric wood burning stove for heating (which did an excellent job). The cabin is comfortable and inviting. It is bigger than the pictures and even from the look outside. Perfect for our family of 8 (7 adults and 1 small child).
I loved that it felt like we were in an old-fashioned cabin, but had all the modern amenities (wifi, TV, full kitchen and bathroom). I can imagine that the house and surrounding areas are even more picturesque in the snow and we are already trying to find a time to come again as a family to enjoy the cabin in the winter.
A short walk to the Zigzag river and quick drives to many beautiful hikes. The only note I have for future guests to the be careful as you walk down the stairs from the second to first floor (especially at night and when tired). Since the house was built in the 1920s, the stairs are smaller than modern stairs and if you don't watch your step you can slip. My sister slid down the stairs (but she also had just taken the red-eye from New York--so a combination of stairs and tiredness).
All-in-all great space and time!
This is not the Taj Mahal resort, but with a few minor improvements which I suggested, it is still a fun, quiet, small cabin if peace and quiet are what you're seeking. Nice setting.
We liked the lofts and the inside "bridge" between the lofts. The main room was really cool.
The kitchen was also spacious.
This cabin is the perfect getaway.... feels like you are far away from PDX, but it's only an hour away. It is stocked with everything a person could possibly need for a comfortable, cozy stay. All you need to bring is your own food and be ready to relax and breath in the clean forest air.
This was the serenity we all needed.
Went with 6 friends for a weekend at the cabin. All of us fell in love the moment we walked in. The pictures on the website are VERY accurate. This place had great charm and felt like home. There was plenty of space for everyone and all the amenities. We cooked each meal and had plenty of kitchen tools to do so. As can be expected of a a cabin built in the 20's, it was a little chilly at times, so if you are prone to feeling cold, bring your slippers and warmer pjs. Once the fire and gas stove get roaring, it's cozy. All of us debated on whether to put up a review because we want to keep Old Smokey a hidden gem among "fancier" rentals you find online.
My friends and I spent a weekend at the Smokey Cabin. It was a GREAT location for a relaxing weekend with friends! There was plenty of room for all 8 of us, it was clean, well maintained, and surrounded by beautiful trees! We really enjoyed our stay, and look forward to coming back!
Thank you so much Vacasa! It was so easy to plan this getaway. The cabin was even better than the pictures and description stated. It is fully stocked with all the kitchen gear you'll ever need and lots of spices and condiments. The beds were comfortable and everything was clean and tidy. We had a great time.
Really enjoyable ski weekend for two families. The cabin is very sweet and has lots of historical charm. The kitchen is remarkably well set up and had every possible implement we could wish (and we cooked for 5 nights). Wonderful upstairs area and "bridge" that our kids loved. Thank you.
We love'd the cabin very much and the area was beautiful. Our 2 labs loved it just as much too :-)
This cabin has a great layout, works well for a group of 8 people or less. Beautiful, peaceful setting helps you unplug and unwind. Love that you can hear the river from the upstairs bedroom if you leave the window open a bit.
Cozy and comfortable cabin in a wonderful location near Mt. Hood!
This house was enjoyed by all. It has so much character, and lent itself perfectly to our needs. Well equipped and comfortable (beds were comfortable with plenty of extra blankets on chilly days and nights too), I would recommend this spot to anyone and everyone. I'm even thinking of bringing my family back during the summer, I enjoyed it so much!
We were very happy with the cabin! It was much roomier than we expected, plenty of space for two couples and our son. We loved the short walk to the river. Thank you, we had a lovely time!
We stayed at this cabin for 3 days and it was wonderful! It slept 8 people comfortably, was always nice and warm, great fireplace, really cozy and cute! I'd recommend this place for sure.
The fireplace is delightful place to curl up in front of and play games for hours! This home would be perfect for one family, and worked quite well for the two families we had. The fenced yard was great for our dog. The walk to the river is easy, enjoyable and beautiful.
This cabin was so well stoked with spices, teas, coffee that we played a little game called, "do they have....fill in the blank"......I ended up making a cake with supplies on hand. We had a rough start to our day but as soon as we entered the cabin a joyful mood was had by all. I would also like to say that I won at Monopoly.
We loved our experience at the Old Smokey Cabin! It was the perfect cabin experience. We also had a very good experience with Vacasa. I have already had one friend ask where I found this cabin at because of the awesome experience we had. I would definitely recommend the Old Smokey Cabin, or renting through Vacasa at any of their rentals!
Beautiful vintage cabin with everything you could possibly need. So much character & far enough off of Hwy 26 that you don't hear the traffic, only the river. Close enough to Ski Bowl & Timberline that it was only minutes to play in the snow. Peaceful & relaxing!