USA Oregon Mt. Hood Rhododendron Listing #21113

Alderwood - Rhododendron, OR

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48 reviews
Max. occupancy: 6 2 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom 2 dog max  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Private cabin with hot tub & wood stove, near Mt. Hood

This cozy, dog-friendly cabin in the foothills of Mt. Hood near Rhododendron is your next base camp for your northwest Oregon adventure. Updated by hand over the years, Alderwood offers a comfortable interior with solid pine wood walls and ceilings, a private hot tub and a cast iron wood stove for warming up after a day in the snow, and relaxing views of the surrounding woods. Sip your morning coffee or enjoy a picnic on the spacious, forest-lined deck before retreating indoors to watch your favorite shows on the flatscreen TV.

What's nearby:
You're in the foothills of the Cascades at the base of 11,000-foot, volcanic Mount Hood, so you're actually steps from hiking along the ZigZag River and a short drive from skiing the mountainside. There's a handful of restaurant options along the byway in Mt. Hood Village, Rhododendron, and Government Camp, or if you're up for an urban adventure, the city of Portland is 45 miles away.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
Two dogs are welcome
Firewood provided

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




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

Space heater

Wood stove

House rules


Kitchen & dining









DVD library

DVD player

Wireless router

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

Golf nearby

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Board games

Basketball court : Private



48 reviews

Greg K. Mar 2022
Loved the quick access to short trails in the back, the sound of the river, the hot tub, the fun DVD collection, and the general vibe of the place. The master bed isn't the most comfortable but we switched the the guest bed which was lovely. Will definitely return! : D
Christina B. Mar 2022
Great cabin. Had a wonderful time.
Caitlin J. Feb 2022
Everything was great! The cabin was clean and had everything we needed. The only thing I would note to others is to run laundry early if you have young kids that go to bed early because the dryer is really loud. We loved our stay!
Shannon W. Dec 2021
We booked this cabin for a girls weekend and loved it! Definitely follow the provided directions to avoid getting lost. A few things I’d note:

1) The hot tub is not attached to the house. This isn’t a huge deal but the path is not lit, which isn’t ideal.

2) The oven is not full size. It would not likely fit a full size Papa Murphy’s pizza. Just a heads up.

3) As of our stay (Dec ‘21) there is a shed full of wood!

Overall, I’d stay again. Cute cabin and a nice way to disconnect for the weekend.
Capree K. Nov 2021
The cabin and hot tub were sparkling clean upon our arrival. Lots of firewood available for the wood burning stove, which kept us cozy. Loved exploring the nearby walking trails. The only issue we ran into was with the water. One of the main pipes leading to the cabin broke twice, so we were without running water for part of our stay. Vacasa was quick to get in contact with the utility company, though, and kept us in the loop.
Manager response:
Capree, thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you had a wonderful stay! We sincerely apologize for the maintenance issue you experienced with the pipes, but appreciate you reaching out to us so we could quickly assist. We hope to host you again soon.
Amber T. Sep 2021
I stayed here with my husband and the cabin was very cozy. If you like to at games bring your own the selection is very limited. Great movie selection.
James E. Sep 2021
Their instructions are a little bit off, follow the instructions all the way til instead of turning left on E Hofeldt Dr. you would actually turn right, and the cabin is the second one on the left.

Overall our two night anniversary stay was nice, the first night we did the hot tub which is pretty simple to use (despite other reviews), rest of the time we were there it downpoured like crazy. Everything was working fine when we went. I would have to agree with the rest of the reviews.....the bed is noisy and I woke up the next morning aching (bed was a little too stiff for my liking).

Overall we enjoyed our visit and would stay back here again (this time bringing our kids), The Skyway bar & Grill has the best homemade Mac-n-Cheese you'll ever have.
Tabitha A. Jul 2021
This place is super deep in the woods. Almost not sure we’d found it, but the quiet and seclusion were so perfect. Great little cabin in the deep woods.
Rhonda P. Jun 2021
This unit was very difficult to find. The outside is area is not well kept - the forest has definitely taken over. The inside of the cabin is as pictured and we were very comfortable. It had everything we needed. There were some very nice trails for a short walk to the river and a nearby restaurant and that was very nice. There is the Ranger station and a Dollar General (best dollar store I have ever seen) nearby, so that is super convenient. There is a TV, but no TV service... so you'll watch movies or read a book. The light in the bathroom was non functional, so showering was in the dark. I called right away, but no one ever called me back or came to fix.
We had fun in the area, so I would recommend this cabin if you are okay with a place that isn't super fancy - just comfortable.
Manager response:
We are sorry to read you had some frustrations with your visit. The property manager is going over the instructions provided to our guests so any errors can be corrected. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention. Maintenance will be taking care of the bathroom light and yard care. Thanks, Rhonda!
Jess L. Jun 2021
Very spacious, great location, excellent price. We spent one day hiking in the Mt. Hood area and one day in Portland. The latter is a longer drive but reasonable.
The outdoor picnic area and hot tub are excellent - you are around other cabins but it still feels very secluded and private.
The kitchen is well stocked on equipment. There was more than enough for everything we needed to make - cooking, baking, you name it. I'd bring your own spices/seasonings if you plan to cook, though, since they didn't have a very wide range of staples.
Could use more linens. We brought one of our own blankets and it was still a bit chilly on one of the colder nights. There is only one bathroom so larger groups may need to coordinate usage.
Overall, it was a wonderful stay and I wish we'd booked it longer so we'd have more time to enjoy everything provided (didn't have a chance to look through the games or books). Will definitely keep this bookmarked for future trips!
Vanessa V. May 2021
The hot tub was awesome and there are great hiking trails near by with a wonderful view on the drive in from Portland.
Krista H. Apr 2021
We loved the hot tub most of all. The clean white linens, the simple, solid design of the cabin and the furniture (aside from the super squeaky master bed) were perfect! We felt so comfortable, trusted and grateful to be here. The only additions I would like to see would be a grill and a few more kitchen perks. Thank you for a wonderful get away!
Manager response:
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, Krista. We are glad you enjoyed this cabin and we appreciate you letting us know there is room for improvement. We will pass your comments to the owner for consideration, and we hope to have another chance to impress you in the future!
shawna R. Dec 2020
This cabin was really cozy and we really enjoyed our stay with our two little kiddos. The hot tub was a nice way to warm up and relax. Wished the house had a welcome book with instructions for hot tub, tv and check-out guide. Oh and a better wine opener! We would book this place again and recommend to our friends.
Karina O. Dec 2020
The place was clean, very relaxing, and comfortable! We had a great time there. We were impressed on that everything was kept and well maintained. The only real issue I had was we had no where to put the trash after we left.
lenette m. Nov 2020
We loved the house. Overall pretty comfortable. Loved the wood burning stove and that we could bring our dog.
Thank you for a great stay!
Katrina K. Sep 2020
This cozy cabin was the perfect escape from the Portland hustle. Some great paths to explore in the lush greenery and great food near by!
Christie S. Aug 2020
The cabin was in immaculate condition and adorably decorated. Everything was very clean and accommodating. Loved the hot tub and the trails to walk near the house. Beautiful view! Would definitely stay again!
Jazlyn G. Jul 2020
We loved how clean it was, how easy it was to arrive, and how comfortable and homey it felt. The hot tub was a plus.
Kathryn E. Jul 2020
We loved our stay here! Close to hiking, the rivers and lakes! We loved the hot tub and coziness of the home! So clean too!

The only thing for improvement is kitchen supplies...not enough silverware, cups, wine glasses, lack of tin foil or other food preserving containers/supplies and no matches or lighter for wood burning fireplace.

We had to take an excursion to the store, but otherwise pleasant!
Manager response:
Hi, Kathryn! Thank you for staying with us and telling us about your experience. The property manager will be stocking more silverware, cups, food storage containers, and wine glasses. A lighter will be provided as well. We hope to see you again!
Janet K. Jul 2020
Cozy cabin feel in a great location.
Somewhat hard to find it by gps
Could use more than one wine glass and definitely some blankets or quilts as there was only one .The rest of us were cold. More silverware would be a plus as well.
Manager response:
Hi, Janet! We have added some wine glasses and silverware, and the bedding has been checked. Thank you!
Melody C. Jul 2020
We enjoyed our stay at this cabin but it doe not look as new as the pictures lead you to believe. It is very hard to find don’t listen to GPS!
The home was comfortable and had everything we needed for the two of us. We did wish there was instructions on the TV and hot tub, we ended up having to find the Vacasa number in the rental agreement section of my online app.. as it wasn’t posted anywhere in the house or on emails.
All in all we enjoyed our trip :)
Malia P. Jun 2020
I stayed here for about a week with my husband, and it was so peaceful. The cabin has everything you need: a good movie collection, board games, books, excellent wifi, a full kitchen and laundry units, and the hot tub... There was really no reason to leave. If you're wanting a nice, quiet escape, I 100% recommend this stunning home.
Jessica D. Jun 2020
Stayed here for four nights and loved every bit of it! It was tucked away in the neighborhood and felt very secluded in the woods. There was a trail that lead to the river right next to the house. It was also extremely accessible to get to many of the other hiking trails around mount hood. The house had most of everything you needed, expect not a lot of forks in the kitchen. The beds were comfortable (bring your own pillow because the ones there weren’t the best). All in all, we had a wonderful stay and plan on coming back soon!!
Amelia S. May 2020
Wonderfully private woodsy getaway with a rustic and charming feel. Furniture and decorations are good quality with the exception of the mattresses. Maybe I’m spoiled with my king size bed at home but every guest had a very hard time sleeping because they were so uncomfortable and two of us ended up sleeping on the couches. I’m guessing they are just worn. We would absolutely rent again though because everything else about this cabin is so wonderful.
Timothy C. Mar 2020
This cabin was perfect for our family.
We enjoyed playing cards by the woodstove, the DVD selection and the hot tub. Great location.
Sarah B. Feb 2020
This is a great cabin - large and spacious. And the hot tub is in a great location. Beautiful. I was really impressed by the service overall - any small questions I had were answered so quickly, and one of the property managers arranged for additional kindling and wood to be dropped off. A great experience.
Tsionah N. Feb 2020
We really enjoyed our two night stay. The cabin is situated in an ideal area making it easy to get back to Portland and easy to explore the mountain as well. We enjoyed the hot tub and the stove/heater as a couple cool features of the spot.
Angela P. Feb 2020
Old school heater was neat!
Susan A. Jan 2020
Wood stove, turntable with LP records and hot tub made this a cozy place to stay in the rain. The place could use a little more attention to eating utensils, but that was about it. A word for people who have limited mobility: this cabin has been added on to over the years, and it has a number of different levels between bedroom, living room and nook. I would forget about the step up or down, and have to save myself from a stumble.
Hilda R. Jan 2020
Loved the privacy, record changer and record collection, lovely hot tub, unique window views of the woods, chess, great wood stove, cabin decor, great shower, and selection of books and movies. With a $100 investment, the kitchen could be appealing to those who cook as well. Needs more cutlery, matching pans, potholders, a few more dishes and glasses from Goodwill, and kitchen towels. A little tricky to find in the dark but well worth it!
Manager response:
We appreciate your feedback, Hilda! We have advised the owner of your suggestions for improvement in the kitchen. Thank you for staying with us, and we hope to see you again.
Jason P. Dec 2019
We had a wonderful stay at Alderwood. The wood stove was perfect and the cabin was so cozy. It was a great early Christmas
Raina B. Oct 2019
So rustic and cute. Had such a relaxing time burning fires in the wood burning stove and cooked all our meals with everything that was available. Washed our clothes before we left so we didn’t have to wash them when we got home.
Kristine P. Aug 2019
From the outside the cabin is rustic but inside it is super cozy and quaint. My family loved it!
Randolph Z. Aug 2019
The house was nice. Great location! there were no instructions on where to put the garbage when kitchen can was full. The house was extremely warm a few nights so we had to purchase an extra fan for the rear bedroom since the windows did not open. The property now has 2 fans instead of the 1 that was there. a few ceiling fans would be nice. A gas grill would also be a nice addition. over all the property was nice and we would come back again
Manager response:
Thank you for staying with us, Randolph! We appreciate your feedback and we are glad the home provided for a comfortable stay. We apologize for any discomfort from the warm weather we experienced during your stay. The windows are sealed shut, but we thank you for the consideration in providing an additional fan for future guest-use. Garbage is located in the wood wood adjacent to the home.
Darrell P. Jul 2019
Loved the cabin. Wish it had just a bit more light inside. Hot tub was great.
Melissa M B. Jul 2019
Loved the beautiful location, comfortable space, and hot tub
Matt D. Jun 2019
The place was clean and cozy. It had everything we needed (including a nice hot tub).
Jack R. Jun 2019
Nice cabin in the woods with privacy from the neighbors. Centrally located for hiking and sightseeing around Mt Hood. The hot tub was excellent.
Rachel W. Jun 2019
Could not have asked for a better little getaway. Loved being surrounded by trees and there’s a trail from the back that leads right to the river. Will definitely be coming back.
Michelle S. Apr 2019
This little cabin was perfect for our stay. We were 10-15 mins from so many different hikes! Zig Zag, Salmon Creek trail to name a few! Will definitely come back!
Jim M. Mar 2019
Cozy well kept cabin! Loved the quiet neighborhood and hot tub! Great location to Mt. Hood activities.
Sasha J. Mar 2019
This place was exactly what we were looking for! A cozy cabin getaway close to outdoor activities! Lots of trails for snowshoeing. Great local restaurants and breweries. We loved the wood burning stove and hot tub. Very clean and we had everything we needed.
James F. Jan 2019
My favorite place to stay on Mt Hood! Cozy with fireplace, TV, and wifi! Putting in a hot tub while we were there, this will make it even better. Can’t wait to go back!