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Biking, hiking, fly fishing, snowshoeing, skiing - a Mt. Hood vacation rental in Brightwood puts you right in the middle of the Mt. Hood National Forest and all of its stellar year-round outdoor activities!

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Retreat on the Salmon 3D Tour
0 Bed | 1.5 Bath | Sleeps 6

Retreat on the Salmon - Brightwood, OR

From $135
The Sandy River Chalet 3D Tour
4 Bed | 3 Bath | Sleeps 8

The Sandy River Chalet - Brightwood, OR

From $193
Best Log Cabin 3D Tour
2 Bed | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Best Log Cabin - Brightwood, OR

From $139
Wildwood Cabin 3D Tour
1 Bed | 1.5 Bath | Sleeps 6

Wildwood Cabin - Brightwood, OR

From $116
Pinery on the Sandy River 3D Tour
1 Bed | 1 Bath | Sleeps 6

Pinery on the Sandy River - Brightwood, OR

From $122

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Recent Brightwood vacation rental reviews

The Cabin/house was very comfortable and close to my conference in Welchs
Friedrich G. | May 2022
Absolutely loved the place. Near the river, almost in the wilderness, lived the sound of river, the big toad in the pond on the side of the house and the trail at the back of the house. Things that needs to be updated: 1. There are cameras all over the place and few pointing directly towards hot tub and no information was mentioned in description. It was puzzling as there was no way to reach owners to ask if they were recording all the time or not. This information will be really helpful in future. 2. Turning on speakers was not easy. The guidebook needs to be updated. There was no connector for iPhone as mentioned in the guidebook to connect it to speakers. Long story short, place is amazing and I will recommend it to everyone.
Sachin V. | May 2022
We had such a nice stay here. The cabin had everything we needed and was very clean. We loved the nook bed and being right on the river.
Asha N. | Apr 2022

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But what of this little town with the unique name? Local history has it that in 1891, one Mr. Alcorn was so impressed with the way the spring sunlight lit up the cottonwoods around the "Salmon" post office (named after the nearby river), he dubbed the place, "Brightwood." It stuck. More than a century later, this charming mountain town isn't much bigger. A Brightwood vacation rental in the beautiful Mt. Hood region is right near the confluence of the Sandy and Salmon Rivers, what's outside the little village accounts for much of the draw.

Reaching out like tendrils from just beyond the village are no less than 17 bike trails of varying lengths and difficulties, making Brightwood a cyclist's paradise. One of the most popular, the Sandy Ridge Trail, follows the Sandy River and meanders through a scenic wilderness, heavily populated with native trees and wildlife. You'll definitely want to pack your camera as well as your water bottle.

Sandwiched between two rivers, it's also no surprise that one of the town's most popular pastimes is fishing. Go out on your own on the Sandy River or book a fly fishing adventure with The Fly Fishing Shop in nearby Welches. Whether it's biking, hiking, or fishing, Brightwood has all the recreational perks one would expect to find in a mountain forest at an elevation of 1,164 feet. And after a day's adventure, make your way to the Brightwood Tavern for beer, food, and to hang out with the locals.

In winter, it's not far at all to many of the popular ski slopes that call the area around Mount Hood their home. Timberline Lodge, Mount Hood Skibowl, and Mount Hood Meadows are all within a 30 minute drive and snowshoeing and cross country skiing are even closer in the surrounding national forest back country.

Brightwood is one of the unincorporated communities in the Mount Hood Corridor and easily accessible via Oregon's I-84 east and Scenic Byway (Highway 26). Only about an hour east of Portland, it's just a short, scenic drive before you reach your charming Brightwood vacation rental in the Mt. Hood forest, where good times abound and the trees are ablaze with sunlight!

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