Barlow Cabin, Mt. Hood Rental Cabin at Government Camp, Oregon

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Barlow Cabin, Mt. Hood Rental Cabin at Government Camp, Oregon

Our Mt. Hood rental cabins are located in the Trillium Lake Basin, a major cross-country ski and snowshoe destination at Government Camp on Mt. Hood in Oregon. The historic portion of the Oregon Trail, Barlow Road (now Barlow Trail) passes nearby Barlow Cabin, offering cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and hikers opportunity to experience the historic journey our Oregon ancestors made to their new home west of the Cascades.

Guests step out of the cabins onto groomed tracks, connected to the most extensive system of cross-country ski trails on Mt. Hood. Snow level averages five feet and may be as high as thirteen. Outstanding views of Mt. Hood dominate the scene on many of the routes.

Barlow Cabin provides convenient warmth and shelter close to your favorite alpine trails, and sleeps 8-10 persons. Barlow Cabin also features a private outoor cedar sauna, pre-cut and split firewood, Wi-Fi internet access, iHome sound system, and is kid and pet friendly.

To check availability, please see our rental calendar and contact page. Wintering at Barlow Cabin will touch your heart, warm your soul, and soon become your favorite winter getaway.

Barlow Cabin SummerFrom the Barlow cabin deck listen to the sounds of rippling Mineral Creek while viewing Mt. Hood. Gray Jays may suddenly appear from the depths of the surrounding fir and hemlock forest to feed from your hand. On clear evenings, watch the alpenglow on the mountain give way to star studded nights, far from city lights.

Summer at Barlow Cabin provides guests with endless opportunities to experience this amazing area with the conveniences of home minutes from most destinations. Hiking and Biking trails surround the cabin, and of course Trillium Lake is mere minutes away by foot. Barlow Cabin is accessible by vehicle during the late spring and summer, and often well into the late fall.

Common Ground Everett House Healing Centern & SpaTrillium Lake Basin Cabins is partnered with Common Ground Chiropractic and Everett House Healing Center and Spa in Portland, Oregon.

We invite you to come see us while in Portland and treat yourself to the wellness you deserve.

Our priority is your health and wellness. Complete your experience at Trillium Lake Basin Cabins with us and above all, enjoy peace and happiness.

Trillium Lake Basin Cabins guests are entitled to a free Chiropractic exam and consultation by Dr. Elliott J. Mantell, DC at Common Ground Chiropractic in Portland, Oregon.

Practicing at this location since 1981, Dr. Mantell and his family enjoy sharing Barlow Cabin, their personal vacation home with others any time the cabin is not in use. Elliott J. Mantell, DC, PC Chiropractic Doctor

For appointments or more information please call the office at 503/232-4099 or see our chiropractic clinic website.

Guests may also enjoy discounts for services at Everett House Healing Center and Spa, located adjacent to, and downstairs from Common Ground Chiropractic Clinic.

Everett House Steam RoomEverett House SaunaCommon Ground Everett House Healing Center & Spa Sauna & Showers


Services offered include Salt Water Hot Tub, Steam Room & Sauna, Floatation Tank, Massage, Specialty Health Services from licensed practitioners, and more.

For appointments and information call the spa at 503/232-6161.

Trillium Lake

Trillium Lake

Trillium Lake is located 7.5 miles south-southwest of Mount Hood and 1.5 miles east of Trillium Lake Basin Cabins. The lake itself was created by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in 1960 when a dam at the headwaters of Mud Creek was erected.

The area which is now the lake was part of the historic Barlow Road, a component of the Oregon Trail. Barlow Road at the time was a log road which extend across the marshes to the toll station at Summit Meadow (1866-1870). Barlow Cabin's east windows face Summit Meadow.

Trillium Flower

The Trillium is a genus of flower particularly noticeable in the area. Trillium should never be picked or harvested. Their flowers bloom once every 7 years, a unique and rare bloom best enjoyed in it's native setting.


Trillium lake is popular for fishing, camping and photography, often clearly reflecting Mount Hood.

The Trillium Lake Campground features a seasonal boat ramp and wheelchair-accessible floating dock.

Winter Access

Cross-Country Ski Trails

Trillium Lake Snow trails consist of Six miles of groomed trails for traditional cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

The trails are generally groomed twice per week from Thanksgiving until April.

Ski from Barlow Cabin onto trails that connect to Trillium Lake.

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