Beautiful new condos. Very Spacious. Quiet. Not as busy as Collins Lake (but same owner). My son stayed there for ski camp & loved it. A little further from "downtown", but still walkable & worth it.
All new furnishings, fireplace in living room & master suite. I was jealous-was stuck at Best Western (not nearly as nice, but right next door).
The Grand Lodges at Collins Lake Resort are AMAZING!! We rented a 3 BR/2bath for 6 adults and 4 children and was perfect!! Fantastic kitchen/dining and living room areas, big bathrooms and a laundry room! Beautifully appointed. Loved our stay there for 3 nights with kids and grandkids - close to sledding and skiing.
This was our third stay. Our church mens retreat was great. We have been able to reserve room #22 everything time. It has three bedrooms with plenty of room for everyone. The kitchen is very spacious and a large dining room table for everyone to gather around. My only complaints were getting to the pool from the room. You have To go through the garage and locked gate or walk from another exit of the building. A nice trail leading to the pool would have been a nice touch. Heather was very pleasant in reservations and answered all my questions. Some of the other staff were not as pleasant. Overall it was a good experience. We will be returning next year.
Overall, these are high end luxury units and we would return in a second. We were in unit 25, a corner Penthouse and it fit our needs. Excellent main, open living area, with high beamed ceiling, but did lack ambient light or even suffice lighting in general. We did have chairs on the deck and a BBQ. Kitchen was luxury stocked, with everything you needed. Beds, sheet and BR were all high end and very comfortable.
We paid a summer rate of less then $400 so for a family with 5 total traveling it was a good price point. Clearly the top place to stay in all on the region around Mt Hood.
My family stayed at the Grand Lodge over the 4th of July holiday this year. This was the first time staying at the lodge though we have stayed at the adjacent Collins Lake resort in the past. My experience was considerably different from the generally positive reviews here on Trip Advisor! Though the unit itself was quite large and well constructed, it had several negative design flaws that need to be highlighted. First, the is no front door or traditional entry to the lodge building - all access between the units and the outside world is though a gated underground parking garage or nondescript emergency doors on the side of the building. Adding a real building entry would have made getting to the pool or walking into town less institutional and feel like less of an afterthought. Second, the unit had a fantastic deck with a view of the lake but there was no patio furniture available to make the decks truly useable. We even called then"front desk" to ask about patio furniture and received no return call. A basic barbecue would have been a simple, welcomed addition to a great outdoor space. Third, the master suite was enormous but the other two bedrooms were tiny. The walk in closet in the master was the size of the other bedrooms, a total waste of space. I was willing to overlook the general lack of windows and lack of natural daylight In our unit. My biggest gripe was to find these kinds of deficiencies in a rental in this price range. At a rate of over $400 a night, this property proves to be a poor value and really not all the interesting. I have rented fantastic vacation homes in Sunriver and Black Butte for much less. I really wanted to like the Grand Lodge but was disappointed and will spend my vacation dollars elsewhere next time.