Get to know the incredible Pacific Northwest firsthand by staying in one of our Mt. Hood vacation rentals in Sandy, Oregon! Sandy is truly an outdoor adventure base with its close proximity to the hiking, biking, kayaking, and skiing nestled around the gorgeous Mt. Hood area. With plenty of outdoor activities to choose from, the fantastic cities of Portland and Hood River both within an hour's drive, plus the cute little bars and restaurants right in town, Sandy is a great place to spend some time with friends or family.
Sandy is named after the Sandy River, originally coined the "Quicksand River" by Lewis and Clark, so there are tons of options to choose from for swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, or fishing. This area is beautiful anytime of year, but the summer brings especially great weather for hiking or mountain biking. On a clear day, make sure to head up to Jonsrud Point for a breathtaking view of Mt. Hood.
Sandy is truly the gateway to some of the state's most breathtaking scenery and outdoor adventures, with a huge variety of destinations within an easy hour's drive of our Sandy, Oregon rentals! Hop in the car for a trip up the mountain to the incredible skiing and snowboarding of Timberline, Mt. Hood Meadows, or Ski Bowl. There are also tons of beautiful hidden lakes in this part of Oregon, but both Trillium Lake and Lost Lake are can't-miss alpine escapes.
For an equally beautiful change of scenery, drive north and then east into the Columbia River Gorge to explore "Waterfall Alley", and catch a glimpse of the second-highest waterfall in the country: Multnomah Falls is also only an hour away!
Sandy is an incredible place to visit, not only because of the wonderful outdoor activities available, but also because of its history! Sandy was one of the final destinations on the Oregon Trail, and there are still old buildings from the 1800's hanging around to make you feel like you're back in the pioneer days. You can check out the Sandy Historical Museum for a brief history lesson, head to many of the nearby farms to pick your own food, or check out the Sandy Actor's Theatre for some awesome live entertainment. With the Sandy Mountain Festival, Sandy Oktoberfest, or the Hometown Holiday Festival over the year, there's plenty to celebrate! Plus, there are a few charming restaurants, coffee shops, and bars close to many of our Sandy, Oregon rentals...so you never have to feel too isolated here in the gorgeous Cascade mountains!
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