Cozy Winter Lodges
Some are mighty icons of bygone craft and woodsy romance. Others are tucked-away gems, perfect for a cold-weather weekend escape. We explored Oregon’s forests, coast, and high desert to find the state’s best winter lodges and retreats — and the results could keep you busy (and cozy) straight through the season.
At Mount Hood’s famed Timberline, enormous stone fireplaces, crafted from boulders found slopeside during the 15 Depression-era months of the lodge’s construction, warrant their place on the National Historic Register. Far to the south, Camp Sherman’s Lake Creek Lodge offers a more low-key (and definitely family-friendly) getaway, with the main lodge’s big-screen TV, Ping-Pong, foosball, and pool table standing ready in case cabin fever sets in. Central Oregon’s Sunriver offers 300-plus days of sunshine and Fido-friendly suites and homes that have been drawing families since 1968. And alfway between somewheres (Eugene and Bend), Eagle Rock Lodge is a beautiful kind of nowhere, snuggled in a forest of cedar and maple on the banks of the McKenzie River.
Ultimately, whichever great Oregon lodge pulls you, the attraction is really about soul: a place as steeped in community as it is in nature, a shelter set among the Northwest’s natural bounty—be it mountain, river, or sea—where you’ll find cozy, communal spaces for sharing stories and supper and, eventually, memories … and, of course, where you’ll also find a good fireplace.
Find more cozy winter lodges at Portland Monthly Magazine where this story was first published.
Is any of the information on this page incorrect?
In this Oregon Story
These maps and directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, or other events may cause road conditions to differ from the map results. For travel options, weather and road conditions, visit tripcheck.com, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941.