Visit our Know Now page for current travel updates and closures.
Two young women, one with hot chocolate, are cozy warm inside Timberline Lodge as they look out window at the snowdrifts.
Jarrod Lyman | 09/15/2021 | Canby, Government Camp, Places to Stay, Wilsonville

Embracing The Hygge Lifestyle In Mt. Hood Territory

Families relax with hors doeuvres around stone fireplace in great room at Forrest Lodge as one plays music on his ukulele

As the temperatures drop and the snow falls, some of us automatically burrow into a comfy spot, grab a mug of hot cocoa and cocoon away while watching the winter beauty happen... through the window.

The Danish word for it is hygge. While the pronunciation may not be intuitive. It's pronounced "hoo-ga," kind of like an old car horn. The closest translation is "coziness," and it's a pretty instinctive act for many. Hygge is something that is felt or experienced more than simply explained. It's curling up on the sofa with a loved one on a cold winter's night. Hygge is filling a rustic cabin with good friends, great wine and delicious food while having deep conversations or playing games. It's reading a good book in front of a blazing fireplace, or walking arm in arm with someone close along a scenic stream. If that sounds like how you want to spend a winter's day, then we like your style, and you'll like it here in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory. 

When the weather gets colder, there's no better time than to snuggle with someone you love. There are numerous cozy vacation rentals on Mt. Hood that are perfect to embrace the hygge lifestyle and go on a romantic retreat or a family bonding trip. Light a fire in the fireplace, put on some music and enjoy a game or two while basking in the warm glow of an evening in.

Of course, hygge means more than that. A warm environment doesn't come from a blazing fireplace alone, but from good company and good food. Enjoy a romantic dinner at a cozy bistro, or indulge in some warm comfort food, followed by handmade chocolates. Meet friends for a delicious burger and craft beer or sample artfully made wines while enjoying beautiful works of art created by the wine maker. Stroll through downtown Lake Oswego and take in the eclectic works of art in the Gallery Without Walls or go the small town route and explore the Artback Murals in downtown Estacada. 

The point is, there's no right or wrong way to embrace the hygge lifestyle, but there is a right place, and outside of Denmark, it's Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory.

Snow Play in Mt. Hood Territory This winter season continues to be a bit "different than normal," but some research and preparation will put you in the best position to enjoy…
Indoor adventure in Mt. Hood Territory Adventure and fun are by no means limited to just outdoor recreation in Mt. Hood Territory. Head indoors for some adrenaline pumping good times. For…
Our Table Cooperative Brings City Perks to a Country Farm Our Table Cooperative is a member-owned farm working cooperatively with other local farmers, small businesses, ranchers and consumers to produce and sell sustainable, organic and…
Live Cooking Lesson At Kitchen At Middleground Farms Every time you visit with chef Jessica Hansen of The Kitchen at Middleground Farms in Wilsonville, we dare you not to learn something new that…
HIGHLIGHTS
Request a Travel Planner
ORDER TRAVEL PLANNER
Explore all that The Territory has to offer delivered right to your door, or if you want, you can view it ONLINE today.
JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER
Want to know what is happening year round? Sign up for our monthly electronic newsletter.
FOLLOW US ON YOUR FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA
STAY CONNECTED
Developed by Drozian Webworks | ©2021 Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory
Terms | Privacy | Contact CCTCA