Thursday, October 26, 2006

Timberline Lodge - Mt. Hood, Oregon

High on the slopes of Mount Hood in northern Oregon is the crown jewel of the Federal Works Progress Administration’s effort to employ craftspeople at the height of the Great Depression. On June 14, 1936, ground was broken for Timberline Lodge, a classic heavy-timber mountain lodge located at an elevation of 6,000 feet in the Mt. Hood National Forest Ski Area. The area features one of the few year-round skiing areas in the country.

The interior of the lodge features comfortable lodging and dining. A floor to ceiling fireplace in the center of the lodge is a welcome respite from the cold and snow, and has the classic ambience of the 1930s.

Timberline Lodge has also been used in a number of films over the years, the most well known being The Shining, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, which used aerial shots of the lodge as part of its opening scene.

No comments: