Romantic Steiner Log Cabin at Mt Hood, Oregon's Playground for Skiing & Hiking

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Romantic Steiner Log Cabin at Mt Hood, Oregon's Playground for Skiing & Hiking

Romantic Steiner Log Cabin at Mt Hood, Oregon's Playground for Skiing & Hiking

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire cabin

3 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Hot tub
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMirror Lake Trail20 min drive
  • Popular LocationMount Hood Ski Bowl21 min drive
  • AirportTroutdale, OR (TTD-Portland - Troutdale)42 min drive
  • Popular LocationLost Lake70 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 8
1000 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    2 twin/single beds
Bedroom 3
    1 double bed
Common area
    1 sleep sofa/futon
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Romantic Steiner Log Cabin at Mt Hood, Oregon's Playground for Skiing & Hiking

Waterfront cabin with kitchen and patio
Dancing Bear Log Cabin is a beautifully preserved example of the Steiner Log Cabins that are unique to the Mt Hood Area in Oregon, and a highly valued piece of its history. Steiner is well known for having also worked on the construction of Timberline Lodge. This vintage, three bedroom, one bath cabin is located on historic Barlow Trail nestled next to Hackett Creek. Let the creek lull you to sleep as it babbles under your window-- backing to a canopy of old growth fir trees and wispy alders. Cross the creek on a wooden bridge to your own private picnic area where you can toast marshmellows by the outdoor fire-pit or play a friendly game of horseshoes at the horseshoe pit. The back deck overlooks Hackett Creek and the woods and there is a private creekside hot tub. The authenticity of this home has been carefully maintained, and the furnishings artfully capture the period in keeping with the spirit of the 1930's era. Sleeps 6 in beds, 2 on futon in the living room. The master bedroom has a queen log bed with luxurious Pendleton Woolen Mills bedding, rustic light fixtures and furnishings. The guest bedroom offers a double bed. On the main level you'll find a third bedroom with a twin day bed/trundle(under twin) and a second TV/VCR. There's also a futon sofa in the living room provide extra sleeping space. The massive stone fireplace provides warmth and a feel for what our beautiful Mt. Hood area must have been like back in the day.
Remember: this is a historic home from the 1930’s and it is built differently than modern homes—including creaking floors and no insulation in the walls. The staircase is original split log and takes careful steps. That's part of the charm of a hand hewn home.
Romance, charm and a warm fire await you at this lovely home. This is a great place to experience Mt Hood from a historical perspective. Sleeps up to 6 adults in beds, with living room futon for additional sleeping space.

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Guest accommodations at this cabin offer fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.

Recreational amenities at the cabin include a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Jeanne Paul

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Snowboarding and cross-country skiing nearby


  • Spa tub


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Car required

Family friendly

  • Children's toys


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Blender
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Paper towels
  • Toaster


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Hair dryer
  • Soap
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Books
  • Video library
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the waterfront

Things to do

  • Snow sports gear
  • Kayak on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Golf nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 1000 sq ft (93 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock

We should mention

A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Romantic Steiner Log Mt Hood Oregon's Playground Skiing Hiking

About this area


Located in Rhododendron, this cabin is on the waterfront. Mount Hood Ski Bowl and Mirror Lake Trail are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Mount Hood National Forest and Cascade Range. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Mirror Lake Trail - 20 min drive
  • Mount Hood Ski Bowl - 21 min drive
  • Snow Bunny Sliding Area Sno Park - 26 min drive
  • Timberline Lodge Ski Area - 32 min drive
  • Lost Lake - 70 min drive


  • Brightwood Tavern — 4 min drive
  • Whistle Stop Bar & Grill — 8 min drive
  • Zig Zag Inn — 8 min drive
  • Barlow Trail Roadhouse — 8 min drive
  • Rendezvous Grill — 8 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Rating 5 - Excellent. 109 out of 129 reviews
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Quiet, quaint, unique historic cabin
The cabin and grounds are beautiful and tranquil. Mount Hood National Forest with its hikes and vistas are close. We very much enjoyed our stay.

5/5 Excellent

Adorable, cozy, & warm
Great location! Feels like you’re in the middle of nowhere but actually minutes from great coffee, pizza, & grocery. The Alforno wood oven pizza place was just incredible! The cabin was very cozy, clean, and welcoming with that rustic cabin feel. The extra fridge & washer/dryer were huge perks for longer stays. Lots of cute woodsy elements like the wooden door handles and sliding wooden windows. Full kitchen even though we didn’t cook much. Our favorite part was the kitchen table view, full windows overlooking a babbling brook.

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful cabin
We had a lovely time at the historic cabin and loved all the little details.

4/5 Good

Cozy Cabin
Dancing Bear Cabin is quaint and cozy. The furnishings are high-quality and complement the cabin feel very well. The bed was very comfortable as well. Our favorite part was the kitchen nook where we watched birds at the feeder and the large table accommodates big board games. The internet has amazingly fast speed. Being an older cabin, electrical outlets aren't always easy to find, but we managed. We were given only two washcloths to use for a six-night stay, so had to do laundry just for the sake of having clean washcloths. We didn't use the hot tub because the water had a green color with a bad smell. A man came out to try to correct the chemicals but it didn't get up to par in time. He found lots of hair in the filter. Probably needs to be emptied and re-filled. It looked as if the deck hadn't been swept in awhile and we swept it and the outdoor chairs. I have a friend who does cleaning for a VRBO property and just before a guest is to arrive, she always cleans up the deck and makes sure the hot tub is ready to go, so we would have hoped that would be the case. The outdoor picnic table was covered, but that could be because we're just coming out of winter and maybe during summer it is not covered. It just made us not feel like we wanted to use it and mess with the cover. Overall I feel the price was on the high side, but it really is a charming place and we enjoyed ourselves.

5/5 Excellent

The perfect getaway!
Great place, cozy and sweet, plenty of room, hot tub under the stars, chilling on the back deck. Loved it!