My family and I traveled to the area to take our kids on the Polar Express in Hood River. Did not want to stay in town so we researched the area and settled on Cooper spur. Should have researched longer! We stayed in cabin #3. The resort is in a very pretty part of Mt. Hood and the resort is very nice however we experienced a comical series of frustrations! First of all..the cabin was cold. I located the thermostat and was shocked to find it was locked! It was set at 65 deg. so I located the baseboard heaters in the bedrooms and turned them up to take off the chill. We packed in our luggage and were locking up to head to hood river when an employee came to the door and removed half of the "complimentary wood" for the fireplace. As we were in a hurry to leave did not say anything, additional bundles of wood are 5.00. Upon our return the cabin was freezing! Even with the bedroom heat on high! Then proceeded to build a fire in the fireplace to assist with the heat...no luck..they have an open fireplace which are more for setting the mood than being a heat source! We headed to the hot tub which was very nice only to return to a cabin full of smoke and a ceiling fan that would not work.Called the desk and the only bright spot of the stay knocked on the door. Dont recall her name but she was very helpful resetting breakers, turning up the thermostat, etc. Even with the furnace set at 70...we were still getting only lukewarm air through the vents because they are apparently to cheap to allow the heat pump to function on emergency heat which should be used in below freezing temps! I found this out by using a stick to fish through the lockbox and turn up the heat to 80!! Now I understand being enviromentally responsible but for 289.00 a night I expect to be warm and smoke free! Oh ya..there is a warning that the cold mountain air can become heavy and the draft of the chimney will not work efficiently ( smoke out the cabin), however I would think you would have enough common sense to install an insert to allow the fire to be dampered down and force the smoke where it belongs! Anyways...would not recommend for the money these people are charging!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cooper Spur Mountain Resort is a rustic mountain lodge and resort specializing in family vacations, weddings, retreats and group events. Located on the magnificent north side of Mt. Hood and set in the midst of the beautiful Mt. Hood National Forest, our lodge is surrounded by pine trees with views of three different mountain peaks; Mt. Hood, Mt. Adams, and Mt. Rainier. Just 23 miles south of Hood River, Oregon, and 12 miles from Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort, Cooper Spur Mountain Resort is ideal for those seeking year- round mountain adventures. It's a quick and easy 90 minute drive from Portland, yet is secluded to allow guests to remove themselves from their stressful daily lives to enjoy the surrounding nature. Accommodations include lodge hotel rooms, lodge condos, cabins, and a 4-bedroom log home (perfect for large families or corporate retreats). The peeled log structures present a charm and elegance you would expect in this mountain environment. All units have woodburning fireplaces with the exception of our lodge hotel rooms. All of our units also have refrigerators so guests can bring along meals and snacks. The lodge condos and cabins have kitchenettes and the 4-bedroom log house has a fully-equipped kitchen; ideal for extended stays. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cooper Spur Mountain Hotel Parkdale