Cascade Huts

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These three recently opened metal-frame cabins set along Forest Service roads in the White River Valley and along Barlow Ridge now accommodate local winter backcountry outings. Hardcore skiers and snowshoers can trek in for a quick overnight stay at one of the cabins or link them up for extended outings. Each hut is outfitted with eight pine bunks, sleeping bags and pads, lanterns, a propane stove and heater, and basic kitchen utensils, but you’ll need to haul in your own food and water—small pittance for a few nights of deep, snowy solitude. —BB
From $150. 866-430-4559;

Mt Hood Bed & Breakfast

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The grounds of the Mt Hood Bed & Breakfast include a working ranch with cattle and quarter horses, ponds, and apple orchards. Four quaint rooms feature warm, pine-toned interiors and stunning views of the mountains, and the 42 acres of snow-blanketed fields and trails offer plenty of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing adventures. Hit the trails early in the morning and proprietors Mike and Jackie Rice will have a hot country breakfast waiting for you when you return. —Rachel Ritchie
Rooms from $155. 8885 Cooper Spur Rd, Parkdale; 541-352-6885;

Timberline Lodge

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Completed in 1937 as the Northwest’s high-water mark for Works Progress Administration projects, Timberline earned a visit from Franklin Roosevelt himself for its dedication. Since 1955, the lodge has been managed and lovingly cared for by the Kohnstamm family. Inside, the soaring public spaces feature brawny beams of Douglas fir, wrought-iron detailing, towering stone fireplaces, and two bigger-than-life murals by Oregon’s greatest early-century painter, C.S. Price. Overnight options include hostel-style bunks and large corner rooms, but the hospitality really shines in the eight “fireplace guest rooms.” Each is uniquely decorated with detailed paintings of regional flora, handcrafted rugs, rustic woodsy furnishings, and a large stone hearth. Whatever room you book, make sure you visit the giant heated outdoor pool and hot tub, where you can watch fat snowflakes fall into the steaming water with a glass of hot buttered rum in hand. It puts all other après-ski scenes to shame. —RR
Rooms from $115. Timberline Road; 503-272-3134;