About 150 years ago, a US Army regiment looking for a shortcut through Mount Hood encountered heavy snows that forced them to abandon their wagons and supplies. The left-behind provisions led later arrivals to dub the area “Government Camp.” Today, that name is still in use.
Set on 28 acres in Mt. Hood National Forest, Grand Lodges at Collins Lake Resort is crisscrossed by a vast network of hiking and biking trails. Benches and picnic areas line the pathways, which meander through the dense forest surrounding Collins Lake. At the center of the resort lies the clubhouse; it's equipped with a sauna and a jetted whirlpool. There’s also a year-round heated pool whose water remains a toasty 86 degrees.
Dining options abound at the resort. Among the eight nearby restaurants and cafés, Ratskeller Alpine Bar & Pizzeria stands out for its specialty pizzas, microbrews, and live music. It's a family-friendly spot until 10 p.m., when the over-21 crowd is finally free to debate geopolitical currency crises. Your stay includes a large one-topping pizza from the restaurant.
Furnished private balconies in Grand Lodge condos offer scenic views of the mountains. Each two- or three-bedroom unit is individually decorated with rustic elements such as wildlife-themed artwork and a stone fireplace in the spacious great room.
Highlights of Government Camp, Oregon
Amid the pines: About an hour east of Portland, Government Camp is entrenched in the 1-million-acre Mt. Hood National Forest.
A thousand miles of hiking trailswind through the area. Guided hikes of varying difficulties lead to popular spots such as Mirror Lake and the Sahalie waterfalls.
Alpine activities: Each summer, Mt. Hood Skibowl opens an Adventure Park where you can zoom down a half-mile-long alpine slide, jump off a bungee tower, and run in a human-size hamster ball.
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What You Get
Stay for six in a Grand Lodge condo in South Lodge
Up to two kids 12 or younger stay free.
One large one-topping pizza at the Ratskeller Alpine Bar & Pizzeria
Dates into June
Policies and Fees
Reservations: dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
Cancellation policy: 31-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are nonrefundable
Taxes: 7% tax added at purchase
Additional fees: $100 cleaning fee due at check-in
Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.
Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
31-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
Must be 23 or older to check in
Credit card required at check-in
Not valid with reward points
$100 cleaning fee due at check-in
7% tax added at purchase.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Grand Lodge Condo in South Lodge
One king bed, one queen bed, and one set of bunk beds
Standard occupancy: 6
Maximum occupancy: 8
Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional guest 13 or older; kids 12 or younger stay free
Check in: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m; please contact the property directly if checking in before or after check in hours
Check out: 11 a.m.
Rollaways: not available
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: pets are not allowed in Groupon-valid lodges.
Accessibility: limited number of handicap-accessible rooms are available in the Grand Lodge condos; handicap-accessible condos are single-level with elevator access from the parking garage; please contact the property directly to request a handicap-accessible unit
Room upgrades: not available
Nearest airport: Portland International Airport (PDX; 53 miles)