Each year since living in Portland, we have made it a tradition to stay at Resort at the Mountain lodge near Mount Hood. In the past, we have visited around Christmas time. This year, we decided to go a bit earlier (last week!). I'm so glad we did... it was absolutely perfect.
One of the reasons we love going each year is because we always get some sort of "deal." This year, we thought our only "deal" was a buy one night, get the second free. That alone is awesome! However... when we checked in, we got BOGO everything-- meal vouchers and spa vouchers! I had already planned on getting a massage. But, I ended up getting a facial too! We stuffed our faces with delicious food and even went a little over the top by ordering room service dessert! Yummm....
Perhaps the best part of our 2-day getaway was our trip up to the mountain. Timberline Lodge was perfectly empty in the coziest way possible. We snuggled up, played with Bonnie, gazed at the snow-covered mountain, enjoyed some delicious fondue, and sipped on the best hot cocoa we've ever had while watching the sunset... It doesn't get much better. As we drove back down to our lodge that night, all we could talk about is how we wished we could go back to Timberline in the morning.
Besides a certain little baby who didn't want to sleep and a while without power (thank you wind storm), it was an amazing little vacation!