- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Timberline Lodge in Government Camp, you’ll be in a national park and minutes from Timberline Lodge Ski Area, and close to Mount Hood Meadows. This family-friendly lodge is within close proximity of Summit Ski Area and Mt Hood Cultural Center and Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 70 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring DVD players and flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with down comforters. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include desks and complimentary bottled water, as well as phones with free local calls.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Enjoy the convenience of ski-in/ski-out access at this lodge, which also features an outdoor pool and a spa tub. This lodge also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and ski storage. Guests can catch a ride on the shuttle (surcharge), which operates within 40.00 mi.
Food & Drink
Grab a bite to eat at one of the lodge’s dining establishments, which include 6 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 7:30 AM to 10 AM for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. Planning an event in Government Camp? This lodge has 5000 square feet (465 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
Unfortunately, it wasn't a great experience for us. For years I have been dreaming of staying at Timberline and finally planned a joint birthday trip for my partner and I. Our first interaction with the front desk was kind of the starting point for the disappointment. He had incorrectly described our room so when we got there, it was a bit disappointing, however, we were not too worried about it. When I initially made the arrangements online, I had also asked for a meat and cheese board to be included in the room when we checked in as a fun surprise for my boyfriend. When we got to the room, not only was it not the room we were expecting but the meat and cheese were not there. We called down to the front desk and asked if there was a specific time these were delivered. He said that he would check in on the status and get back to me. We waited in the room for two hours and never got a call back. I called again and asked if he could please just cancel so that we could leave to get food because at that point, we were starving. I'd asked that he please call to confirm. I waited another 25 minutes and called again to tell him that we do not want to meat or cheese platter, to cancel it and that we were leaving the room. He said he would call me back a THIRD time and never did. So we left.
We went up to the Rams Head Bar, sat down and waited 20 minutes for anyone to greet us. We both work in the industry and are usually pretty understanding when a place is busy that its totally understandable to wait a little. Unfortunately, this was not the case. We sat at the table right in front of the bar and watched for 20 minutes while staff stood at the bar talking about other staff members.
We finally decided to leave and go down to Blue Ox hoping our luck for food would be a little better there. Fortunately the staff there was super friendly and we finally got our pizza.
The next day, we went down to the breakfast area to get brunch and sat down in the dinning room. Our server was nice but he forgot nearly half our order so we ended up leaving.
During check out, the front desk lady was noticeably annoyed that I refused to pay the meat and cheese board. She was kind enough to remove it from our bill but the whole situation was uncomfortable.
When we FINALLY got out to our car, we got busy trying to unbury our car when my boyfriend was hit in the back by the neighboring vehicle by two staff members who were smoking weed in their car. Which, to be honest, is normally totally fine and I'm not bothered by that. But we were using the shovels to get our car out and they took them with them saying they needed to use them for a different car and didn't bother to apologize for smacking my boyfriend.
The whole experience was incredibly disappointing. Not to mention that literally everywhere we went, the staff made a point to talk about how the "Big Boss" was there. If this is how this business is run while their "big Boss" is there, I would HATE to see what it is like when he is not. It was unbearably obviously that none of the people working wanted to be there and at almost the first interaction we had, neither did we,
I will not be spending any money or suggesting that any one else does ever again. I wish I could take the entire thing back.
Driving to the Timberline Lodge at the top of Mt. Hood is scenically worthwhile even in off season. The lodge is a classic from another era--lots of heavy wood beams. Check out the Cascades mountain ranges and the Alpine valleys and lakes--beautiful. Even with just a little snow and lots of sunshine, Mt. Hood is majestic. Sit outside, catch some sun, order a beer, and take in the cool, clean air.
The lodge was nice, had everything you would need. Rooms are nice and comfy. We had a great view of the mountain in our queen room. Dinner was great at the lodge. But just sitting in the areas with the fires was very relaxing. Live music was a wonderful touch. Great snow shoeing up to the upper lodge and beyond if you are not a skier. We would stay there again.
It's my personal tradition to go skiing on Super Sunday, when the hills are empty. It's always great for that reason alone, but this year was a real treat. Timberline Lodge is an absolute gem! My non-skiing wife came along and found a nice seat next to the gigantic central fireplace and chimney in the historic main lodge. The formalities were quick and easy, and within minutes I had my gear, lift pass and parking pass (don't forget that item!). The lodge is at 6,000 feet, so even though it was raining further down the mountain, they had a great snow base and a good fresh layer as well. Even though the upper lift (evidently wind and weather dependent) was not running, the lower runs offered great variety and challenge. The runs were well marked and the site map was posted in many locations. This was just a day outing, so we can't judge the accommodations, but the depression-era lodge is fantastic. One word of warning: the only road up to the lodge is pretty steep and will most likely get icy. I'm still not quite clear if chains/traction are required or not, but you're going to appreciate having them on for the trip up and down. I know I did. Great outing!!
We've been travelling to many ski resorts in the past few years. For the price, you would have a better and cheaper apartment in Kicking Horse or Revelstoke. The service and staff are not welcoming and the mountain is not challenging at all.
The installations of the ski resort are old and the resort village is not entertaining at all.