Winter Getaways

November 20, 2015 (Updated December 19, 2015)

Wintertime brings shorter days, darker nights and cold flurries of snow. We love playing outside in winter, but it’s also the perfect season for a cozy getaway indoors. Mountain lodge, riverside cabin or historic hotel? Choose your ideal winter hideaway.

Historic Enterprise House, Enterprise: This 1910 Edwardian mansion, set among the fields and orchards of Enterprise, has six distinctive rooms with hardwood floors, period antique furniture and views of the snowy Eagle Cap Wilderness beyond Wallowa Lake. Don’t miss the delicious gourmet breakfast prepared by the owner.

Metolius River Resort, Camp Sherman: Check into one of the cozy riverside cabins along this world-famous fly-fishing river, and you might never want to leave the fireside. But you’ll be glad you did when you head out on snowshoes or cross-country skis into wintery Deschutes National Forest.

Prospect Historic Hotel, Prospect: This one-time 19th-century stagecoach stop now offers respite to travelers heading toward Crater Lake National Park from the south. Many of the 10 rooms are named for the historic figures that slept there, including President Theodore Roosevelt, Jack London and Zane Grey.

Tu Tu’ Tun Lodge, Gold Beach: Watch the winter storms play out over the serene Rogue River from the luxurious rooms of this lodge on the south Coast. The beauty of the Pacific Northwest is center stage in the forested setting as well as the cedar beams, river rock fireplaces and warm fir woodwork of the lodge.

Inn at Red Hills, Dundee: Put yourself in the heart of wine country at this classic boutique hotel in the Willamette Valley. With 20 sleek, modern rooms, a farm-to-table restaurant and four tasting rooms onsite, the inn is also within walking distance of a dozen more world-class wineries.

Timberline Lodge: Perched on the southeast flank of Mt. Hood, Timberline Lodge celebrates more than 75 years of mountain culture. The fir woodwork of the 70 cozy rooms, the two-story stone chimney in the lobby and ironwork accents preserve the artistic traditions of this National Historic Landmark with views of Palmer Glacier — open skiers and snow boarders year-round.

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Eileen Garvin
Eileen Garvin lives and writes in Hood River. When she’s not hunched over her keyboard or digging in the garden, you can find her mountain biking, kiteboarding, hiking, skiing or camping somewhere in Oregon.