Nestled minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Portland Oregon is the beautiful resort community of Mount Hood.
Mt. Hood is a year-round resort area – in the summer there is hiking, golf, and fishing, winter is full of skiing, snow boarding, and sledding. One of the best places to stay to enjoy all of these fun activities is Resort at the Mountain.
I was asked to stay at Resort at the Mountain to see their facilities and experience what they have to offer first-hand. My family and I arrived last week in the middle of a thunder storm. A freak thunderstorm. We got to the Resort and it was POURING rain. We were worried that the fun activities we had planned were going to be canceled. While a few of them did, we were still able to have some fun!
We stayed in one of the standard 2 Queen Bed rooms on the bottom level. We had a patio that lead directly out to the courtyard and the pool. The room amenities included:
- Single Keurig coffee maker
- Simmons® Beautyrest Black™ Beverly Hills™ Plush memory foam mattresses
- Alarm clock with Apple and Samsung connections
- Super-soft linens
- 42″ flat-screen
- Safe in the room
…And of course the mountain air and views!
My twins quickly made themselves at home and crawled up on the bed to relax after our 1 hour drive. We sat and enjoyed listening to the rain come down – a welcome treat after over a month of heat (pretty uncommon here!).
Once the rain let up the pool opened. Dylan and Riley were incredibly eager to go jump in!
The pool is surrounded by lush greenery. Inside the gates you will find ample lawn chairs and chaise lounges along with a jacuzzi, barbecue for special events, and extra pool towels stocked full. My little “fish” played for well over an hour before we had to pull them away.
The Activities & Restaurants
We had our dinner at the on-site restaurant Altitude. I had the Seared Scallops and Prawns, my husband had the Grilled Beef Tenderloin, and the kids had Grilled Cheese and Cheesy Mac. The restaurant is described as “Upscale Casual Dining”, which is definitely true – while the meals themselves were expertly prepared and delicious, I didn’t feel like we were at a fancy restaurant. The decor is gorgeous – especially the floral chandeliers that graced the ceilings.
The following morning we had breakfast at Mallards Cafe & Pub, a small eatery right on the golf greens. It was very casual and pleasant with expansive views of the 27-hole golf course. We then met with Nate Seifert, the Nature Concierge at the Resort at the Mountain. He took us on a nature hike through the woods stopping to show us different plants, explaining the uses for each, especially when it comes to survival. There are so many plants you can eat (and so many you can’t!). The kids were very interested in them. We spotted a frog but it got away before Nate could catch it, because of the storm the day before most of the creatures were hiding away. We did see a black-tailed fawn – beautiful! I highly recommend meeting with Nate to learn more about the nature of Mt. Hood.
After our nature hike we were given a full tour of the facilities. Some facts:
- 157 air-conditioned guest rooms, suites and villas
- 27-hole championship golf course (The Courses)
- 18-hole lighted putting course (The Greens)
- Croquet and lawn bowling court – the lawn bowling court is regulated for championship games!
- Wedding & Special Event facilities
- See a map of the facilities here
The golf course was incredible – the green grass is so well manicured that it doesn’t even look real. I can see my dad loving it. The backdrop of the mountains is simply breathtaking – I can see why so many expert golfers would want to play here.
We truly enjoyed our stay at Resort at the Mountain – I am so eager to head out in the winter for some fun in the snow! You can find out more about Resort at the Mountain at http://www.theresort.com/, or connect with The Resort socially on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for promotions and news.
*I was supplied with a one-day stay in exchange for my post. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.