Timberline Lodge saw a $4.24 million restoration this summer. The National Historic Landmark is open for winter lodging with midweek specials for skiers and snowboarders.
The historic lodge that opened in 1937 suffered from an aging infrastructure and years of wear and tear. Improvements this summer included replacing guest room windows with new thermo panes, rebuilding chimneys, and painting the exterior.
Ongoing renovations over the years have maintained the historic interior elements of the lodge, including fabrics and art. More than 3,500 yards of fabric was hand woven for furnishing the lounge, dining room, and guest rooms. The Friends of Timberline Lodge has raised funds for restoring the hand-hooked rugs, parchment table and floor lamps, ironwork, and rawhide chairs. Larger restoration projects have included the glass mural behind the lodge's bar. The restoration of the 1938 mural depicting Paul Bunyan and his blue ox took three months.
Overnighters at the lodge have a choice of several configurations of rooms. Options include twin beds, queens, and kings in fireplace, corner, and bunk-style rooms. Most of the knotty-pine walled rooms have private bathrooms.
Timberline Lodge is running two specials for skiers and snowboarders. Staying any Sunday through Thursday night in a Queen, Corner, or Fireplace Room grants two free lift tickets for the following day. The Midweek at 6,000 Feet package includes a breakfast buffet, $20 dinner credit in the Cascade Dining Room, and discounted lift tickets the next day. The package is available for stays on Sunday through Thursday nights in Queen, Corner, or Fireplace rooms. Neither of the special packages is available on holidays.
Timberline Lodge is preparing for its upcoming 75th anniversary. R.L.K. and Company, longtime operators of the historic lodge and ski area, released a new book, Timberline Lodge: A Love Story, Diamond Jubilee Edition that celebrates the famous lodge.
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