Peaceful scene looking over forest treetops at snow covered Mt. Hood against a pink sky sunset in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory

VILLAGES OF MT. HOOD

The Villages of Mt. Hood are actually a collection of several small mountain communities along Highway 26. The Villages offer access to amazing cabins and beautiful vacation rentals, all near Mt. Hood's three ski resorts. Visitors enjoy being in the Mt. Hood National Forest and its wealth of year-round recreational opportunities, such as hiking, mountain biking, fishing and camping. 


  • Brightwood is the first of the Villages of Mt. Hood you'll encounter while heading east on HWY 26. It's home to a number of popular Mt. Hood lodging properties, from the Sandy Salmon Bed and Breakfast to several of the famous Steiner Cabins.

  • Wemme is located along HWY 26 between Brightwood and Welches. The town's name comes from a Portland businessman who purchased the first automobile in the entire state of Oregon. He also owned the right of way to the famous Barlow Road along the Oregon Trail, and later left that property back to the public after his passing.

  • Welches has a great history of being a recreation destination on Mt. Hood. Oregon's first golf course was constructed here in 1928 and is now part of the 21 holes of golf offered at the Mt. Hood Oregon Resort, the only full-service resort on Mt. Hood.

  • Zigzag takes its name from the nearby river. In turn that river was named not for its course, but likely the number of times pioneers had to cross it while traversing the Barlow Road. Nearby is the popular Little Zigzag Falls, a scenic waterfall accessed by a short family-friendly hike.

  • Rhododendron is named for the many beautiful flowers of the same name that can be found nearby and throughout the Mt. Hood National Forest. First becoming popular as a summer resort colony, the rising popularity of skiing turned it into a year-round destination on Mt. Hood.

TRIP IDEAS
Five ways to enjoy the snow in Mt Hood Territory
Mt. Hood is a wonderful place to play in the winter – and you don’t have to be a hardcore skier to enjoy it! Of course there is skiing and snowboarding but you can also explore by snowmobile, snow...
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Snowshoer with large backpack makes his way across a nowcoverd meadow as Mt. Hood and National Forest fill his view.
Mt. Hood Mountain Biking Trio
With the opening of Timberline's new mountain bike park, Mt. Hood continues to cements its reputation as a mountain biking destination....
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Timberline Mountain Bike Park idea circle
Wild About Game Foodie Event of the Season
Wild About Game - The Foodie Event of the Season Dubbed "The Meatiest Celebration in the Northwest", the annual Wild About Game event is where the leading food industry restaurateurs, chefs and purve...
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The Ultimate Experience at Mt. Hood Resort
On your drive up to Mt. Hood you'll pass through a town called Welches and see a sign for Mt. Hood Oregon Resort with it's descriptor being "Mt. Hood's best kept secret." This couldn't be more true....
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Two massage beds await a couple for a relaxing outdoor evening massage at The Spa at Mt. Hood Oregon Resort in Welches
Tiny homes, big adventure on Mt. Hood
Tiny homes are the next big thing, not just in housing, but in vacation stays as well. The Mt. Hood Tiny House Village at the Mt. Hood Village Campground in Welches is a fun, beautiful and a unique v...
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Scarlett, the tiny red, vacation rental house is the epitome of farmhouse charm at Mt. Hood Tiny House Village in Welches
Paul Bunyan your way to a Merry Christmas
For those who celebrate Christmas, the Christmas tree is often the centerpiece of your family's festivities. Many family holiday traditions include going to your local tree lot to pick the perfec...
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Circular photo of snow covered Mt. Hood with Mt. Hood National Forest foothills in forefront
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