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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-8)





BOTH OF KATHY'S KABINS (Kathy's Kottage and Kathy's Kabin) ARE IMPECCABLY CLEAN RENTALS! You won't find any dust, dirt, dead bugs or spider webs inside either of her homes!

Kathy's Kabins has created an Enchanting, Romantic Kottage to her list of Great Getaways. Kathy's Kottage overlooks the Zigzag River in Rhododendron, which is located in Mt Hood National Forest. Kathy's Kottage gets snow, especially at 1560 feet elevation.

This remodeled, unique, 2 bedroom, 2 bath Kottage, was originally a Lodge for the miners in the early 1900's. Kathy's Kottage has quite a bit of history behind the original name 'Gorton Lodge'. Although Kathy's Kottage has been updated, it still retained it's 'Lodge Look' on the inside. At Kathy's Kottage, you will enjoy the sights and sounds of the Zigzag River and the views of the mountains. You will also enjoy the comfort and peacefulness!

When you enter Kathy's Kottage, you'll walk into the enclosed porch which has a desk that's perfect for that inspiring writer! You also have a stunning view of the Zigzag River and the Mountains. (THE PERFECT BACKDROP FOR A WEDDING)

From there you'll enter into the Entertaining/Living Room,(18x30) which was the Reception Room when it was Gorton Lodge. The decor has been kept in it's original condition with the woodsy, cabiney look and feel of a Lodge. The 2 Sofas open up to Queen size beds, which will sleep up to 4 extra people comfortably, especially handy for those late night friends.

There is also a New 48" LCD Flat Screen TV, with DVD player for your viewing pleasure. Great for watching Football Games!

Kathy's Kottage is the perfect place for ENTERTAINING and yet, Very Romantic... Put a few logs into the Fireplace, sit back and relax to the sounds of the crackling fire and the sounds of the Zigzag River.. Catch up on 'OLD TIMES'.....

The Dining Room shares the Living Room and the dining table can seat up to 8 people to enjoy that gourmet meal you have so carefully prepared in Kathy's well stocked Kitchen, which has also been updated.

Kathy's Kitchen comes complete, with a dishwasher, refrigerator with ice maker, garbage disposal, microwave, cook top stove and oven. All small appliances which includes, coffee pot, coffee grinder, crock pot/slow cooker, flavor wave oven, electric roaster, electric skillet, hand mixer, blender, waffle maker, utensils and basic spices, are supplied. There's also a washer and dryer added for your convenience. Along with an iron and ironing board.

Prepare yourself a beverage, step out onto the deck, sit by the railing and take in a breath of fresh Mountain air, as you watch the river pass you by. Or, on those brisk mornings, sip your morning cup of coffee or tea at the breakfast nook and enjoy the sights of the River and Mountains.

The Master Bedroom is romantically darkened by the walls of nature surrounding Kathy's Kottage. Drift off to sleep on Kathy's massive, very comfortable King size bed, along with your own private bath and there's even a TV, with a DVD/VCR. Climb into bed and cover up with Kathy's high quality sheets and down comforters. Lay back and relax and take in the sounds of the fast and furious Zigzag River.

Remember, Kathy puts only 'TOP OF THE LINE MATTRESSES' inside her Kabins. No lumpy beds in Kathy's Kottage, you'll get a good nights sleep!!

The Guest Bedroom, comes complete with an Antique, Queen bed, has ample closet space and a TV for your viewing enjoyment. The antique decor and the sounds of the Zigzag River will relax you and take your cares away.

Outside on the deck you'll find the Hot Tub, which is just a few steps away from the Zigzag River and the front door. Step down and look up at the stars, as you take in the sights and sounds of Nature, in your private, secluded Hot Tub, in Mt Hood National Forest. What a relaxing night!!! (Don't forget, swim suits are optional)

Even though Kathy's Kottage has 2 bedrooms, it's a romantic, cozy, retreat for that special getaway, ski outing, weddings, honeymooners or a holiday retreat for 2-8 people. Kathy's Kottage has welcomed several couples who have performed their wedding vows on the deck. What a beautiful and stunning backdrop!

Unlimited telephone service (landline as they call it now), wifi and cable TV is provided. All bedding, towels, paper towels, dish soap, etc, are also provided.

Just a 60-minute drive from Portland Airport, 9 miles to Government Camp and Mt Hood, and you're within walking distance to necessities. Take a short walk over a swinging foot bridge to a little grocery store, Dairy Queen and restaurant. Don't forget to stop by and see Greg at Mt High Coffee (next to Mt Hood Village Market) for his Great Lattes, Espresso's, Smoothies and the best Bisquits and Gravy on the Mountain! Be sure to tell Greg, Kathy's Kabins sent you!!

Having a 'Team Meeting' with co-workers? No problem, book Kathy's Kottage and Kathy's Kabin (VRBO # 88513) to accommodate up to 20 friends/co-workers. You'll enjoy the experience!

Check out our eatery's and espresso shops. We have the best golf course on the Mountain! If you're into golfing, book your date and tee time and drive only 3 minutes to our local golf course, The Resort at the Mountain. Then, come on back and step down into Kathy's hot tub and relax after that long day on the golf course or the 19th hole!

Once you've stayed at Kathy's Kottage, you'll come back again!!

If all of this sounds exciting and relaxing to you, then give Kathy a call

FIVE O THREE, SIX TWO TWO, SIX EIGHT O SIX and reserve it now for your next getaway.

You can also rent Kathy's Kabin (VRBO #88513) for those larger family gatherings, as they are close by. Rent them both for gatherings for up to 20 people. Kathy requires a Minimum 2 night stay, and 3 night Minimum stay during Holidays.


Keywords: Riverfront, Clean, Kottage, Cottage, river, romance, cabin, views, wedding, woodsy, mountain, hot tub, waterfront, get away, back to nature, discovering the pacific northwest, golfing, relaxing, girls night out, romantic, rustic, modern conveniences, lodge, lodging, skiing, views

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Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
24 February, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our Family, Mom, Dad, two adult daughters, 21 yr old grandson and 16 yr old granddaughter enjoyed our stay in your lovely Kottage so much. Since we are from Texas, we can only hope we could come back often. Your hospitality was more gracious than we would have even expected. We loved the décor of the Kottage and we were so comfortable. Loved the deck and the hot tub! The view and the sound of the river was so relaxing and beautiful. We came to enjoy the beauty of Oregon and your Kottage has topped our stay from any of our other many vacations. Hope we can return again and will certainly recommend it to anyone we know that may be planning a trip to this area of Oregon!

God Bless

The Wall Family
Jun 2015
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(40 traveller reviews)

Vancouver, WA

Great house and a great location to skiIng

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The house was comfortable, clean with a well equipped kitchen. We especially enjoyed the wood stove and looking at the stars from the hot tub. The house is located not to far from the ski areas which is why we were there. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house but difficult owner

  • 1 of 5

Our entire security deposit was kept for using too many towels and beds. Way more than necessary for a few extra loads of laundry. 4 of us stayed and admittedly used all 4 beds and 14 towels. Hot tubs/showers, etc. We started the laundry for the homeowner and paid plenty for the FULL use of the house. It might not have been that bad, but the owners communication was also disrespectful and rude. Disappointing end to a lovely cross-country ski vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It wasn't how many towels were used, but it was a good sign that more stayed than paid. I always leave extra towels in the dressers for a guest to stay more nights than expected, but based on 8 towels per person, per night, they used up all of these plus the 8 hot tub towels, for only a 2 night stay! After finding all these towels used, we decided to check the sofa beds. Rose never mentioned they used the sofa sleepers until we opened up the sofas and found they were used. It was then that I inquired about the sofa beds with Rose, of which she claimed their backs hurt from skiing, so they also used the sofa beds, (in addition to the King and Queen beds). When I called vrbo and asked what my options were, as to what I could do, she chuckled and asked if I wanted to keep all of their Deposit....
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Lovely cottage with all the amenities!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five enjoyed our two night stay at Kathy's Kottage. The great room provides plenty of space and comfortable seating with a stone fireplace front and center. We played games, read, relaxed, enjoyed the hot tub, and cooked-in both evenings, enjoying the fully appointed kitchen and dining area. The cottage is close to ski and hiking and not far from home. We definitely plan to return!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

The house was very clean with everything we could have wanted. It was a bigger than we had imagined. My only complaint is that you better be sure of exactly how many people will be with you. It is $25 a night per person over the base rental price. We weren't sure how many people we would have. We had it booked for 5 people, then 3 days before our arrival, I was honest and said it would be 7 (an extra $100 for our 2 night stay). We ended up with only 6 people. Kathy would not refund the $50. I suggest if you aren't positive how many will be in your party to underestimate and pay the increase fee after you arrive.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Winter Getaway!

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our time in this homey Kottage on the Zig Zag river. It was a snowy weekend and we played music all weekend while sipping wine in the cozy atmosphere. The owner was so thoughtful and caring for us and our black lab. We will definitely be back and would suggest it to others.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing and relaxing cabin

  • 5 of 5

We are cuddled on the couch right now writing this review! Fire going, drink in hand. Came up for a weekend away, what an awesome place! Hubby loved all the interesting decor, so much history too! The place is decorated so be so very cozy and comfortable! We opened a window and the sound of the river as you fall asleep cannot be beat! And let's talk about that bed in the master suite! I have not slept that well in years! The sheets, the comforter, so amazing it as if you are in your own oasis! We cooked a meal or two, and the kitchen has everything!!

Thank you to kathy for the bottle of bubbly, we enjoyed a glass while in the private hot tub! Massages at Mt. Hood Massage were great as well!


  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £160

REMEMBER, Kathy's Kottage does not charge housekeeping fees or lodging tax!

Kathy's Kabins requires a 2 Night Minimum Stay. Holidays require a 3 Night Stay.

If your dog has been pre-approved, there is A Non Refundable Pet Cleaning and Deodorizing Fee of $50.00 (Per Dog) is Required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Rhododendron in Oregon

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • resort ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Tankless Hot Water Heater, you never have to wait for the water to heat up!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Also has full bath and TV
    Guest Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Also has TV
    Living Room has 2 sofa beds - 2 Large Double Bed
  • (1) The master bedroom (King Bed) has it's own private bath, and tv (2) Guest Room has Queen size Bed and tv The Large Living Room (18 x 30) has 2 Queen sofa sleepers.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Kathy's Kottage has a tankless hot water heater, so no waiting for the water to heat up! Kathy's Kabins also has Free Wifi, so bring your laptops and stay connected. Kathy's Kottage is within walking distance to a little grocery store. Handy for those items you forgot. Walk across a little, moving foot bridge. Don't forget to Go see Greg for the BEST Gravy and Biscuits, Gourmet Coffees and Lattes on the Mountain! (Be sure to tell Greg Kathy's Kabins sent you) We also have a Dairy Queen and an upscale restaurant/lounge, all within walking distance!

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