I opened my hotel room door on the first day of September and stepped out into a glorious morning. Around me were tall evergreen trees and above me was a gorgeous blue sky. Sipping the coffee that I’d made in my room, I strolled through the parking lots of The Resort at the Mountain and over the small trail in search of a perfect place to rest and enjoy the view. I found my spot at a small table near the golf course where I sat and soaked up the morning sunshine before heading to the nearby casual restaurant for breakfast.
The Resort at the Mountain is a beautiful property located just a short drive from downtown Portland, Oregon, in the foothills of Oregon’s beautiful Mt. Hood. It’s a destination that has something for everyone- great restaurants (both fancy and casual) and outdoor activities such as biking, croquet, badminton, 18-hole putting golf, hiking, and swimming. All of these activities are included in the room rate as resort fees, so there’s no additional charge to check out equipment. In the winter, The Resort at the Mountain is a great base from which to head up to Mt. Hood for tubing, skiing, or just playing in the snow! I am not much of an outdoorsy person, so other than wandering around the resort, enjoying the view, and taking part in a very amusing 18-hole putting contest, I didn’t participate in any of the outdoor activities.
Instead, I headed over to the spa for a massage. That’s much more my speed when I’m on vacation! All it took was walking into the spa to feel relaxed- it’s a gorgeous building with amazing architecture that feels organic, green, and very much a part of nature. The spa has lovely locker rooms with steam rooms, robes, showers, and more. After I put on my robe, grabbed a glass of water, I headed to the relaxation room to sit in an insanely comfy chair for a while before my treatment. The relaxation room is very soothing and has lovely high windows that let in natural light. I sipped my water, read a book, and before I knew it, it was time for my treatment. My massage was excellent, and afterwards I spent more time in the relaxation room before heading back out into the beautiful late summer day.
If you or your traveling companions are more golf people than spa people, The Resort at the Mountain has three different nine-hole golf courses that wander near the river and through the trees. One of the people in my group took advantage of the golf course and reported back that it was a very nice place to play.
The Resort at the Mountain is definitely a place that I want to return to with my family- it has something going on all around the year and often offers packages that help your family save money and have a great time.
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Disclosure: Thanks to The Resort at the Mountain and Richmond PR for hosting me on this trip.