Brightwood Vacation Rentals

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Biking, hiking, fly fishing, snowshoeing, skiing - a Mt. Hood vacation rental in Brightwood puts you right in the middle of the Mt. Hood National Forest and all of its stellar year-round outdoor activities!

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Pinery on the Sandy River
1 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 6

Pinery on the Sandy River - Brightwood, OR

$168 avg / night
Best Log Cabin
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Best Log Cabin - Brightwood, OR

$219 avg / night
Zoe's Log Cabin
1 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 4

Zoe's Log Cabin - Brightwood, OR

$170 avg / night
Wildwood Cabin
1 Bedroom | 1.5 Bath | Sleeps 6

Wildwood Cabin - Brightwood, OR

$155 avg / night
Foxberry Hideaway
3 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 7 (6 Adults Max)

Foxberry Hideaway - Brightwood, OR

$129 avg / night

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Recent Brightwood vacation rental reviews

Nice secluded area with cellular service by a stream. Fun rustic feel. Nice comfy king sized bed. Close enough to most scenic places we cared about.
McKenzie D. | Jun 2023
This cabin fits the bill if you're looking for a nice woodsy getaway in a traditional log cabin setting. As other reviewers have commented, the stairs can be a tad hazardous but if you just walk carefully and pay attention, you'll be fine. I wouldn't let small children go up and down them alone though. Other things to note: - the water is pretty unbearable in my opinion. Very metallic, you can smell it. I thought there'd be a Britta but there wasn't. We had to go make a water run at thriftway. - the shower is a little tricky. I turned it on and didn't realize the curtains weren't tucked right, so it made a huge watery mess all over the floor. Best to take the shower head off and just hand hold it to shower. - the place had all the cookware we needed. Also had a coffee grinder/French press, coffee maker. But bring your own spices, coffee beans/filters, oil, tea. - you can see the river from the living room and patio as it's basically in the back yard. Perfect for enjoying a drink on the patio with a view. - the TV downstairs has an HDMI but not aux hookups, in case you were hoping to hook up your N64. PS4 can hook up just fine though :) - the cabin wasn't hard to find after we followed the "vacasa" sign. - there are neighbors close by, but it still feels pretty quiet and tranquil. Overall enjoyed the stay. Worst parts were the water and the shower. But still a great experience. I'd stay there again.
Johnna L. | Jun 2023
I most loved the setting along the Sandy River among huge conifers. Location is within minutes of everything in Mt Hood area.
kathleen g. | May 2023
Brightwood vacation rental FAQ

Yes, 82 of our Brightwood homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).

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Yes. 181 of our Brightwood vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.

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Our standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and the check-out time is 10:00 a.m. Some exceptions apply—after you book, you’ll find check-in and check-out details in the Vacasa guest app or your Trip Manager.

Absolutely. Our local Brightwood team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.

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But what of this little town with the unique name? Local history has it that in 1891, one Mr. Alcorn was so impressed with the way the spring sunlight lit up the cottonwoods around the "Salmon" post office (named after the nearby river), he dubbed the place, "Brightwood." It stuck. More than a century later, this charming mountain town isn't much bigger. A Brightwood vacation rental in the beautiful Mt. Hood region is right near the confluence of the Sandy and Salmon Rivers, what's outside the little village accounts for much of the draw.

Reaching out like tendrils from just beyond the village are no less than 17 bike trails of varying lengths and difficulties, making Brightwood a cyclist's paradise. One of the most popular, the Sandy Ridge Trail, follows the Sandy River and meanders through a scenic wilderness, heavily populated with native trees and wildlife. You'll definitely want to pack your camera as well as your water bottle.

Sandwiched between two rivers, it's also no surprise that one of the town's most popular pastimes is fishing. Go out on your own on the Sandy River or book a fly fishing adventure with The Fly Fishing Shop in nearby Welches. Whether it's biking, hiking, or fishing, Brightwood has all the recreational perks one would expect to find in a mountain forest at an elevation of 1,164 feet. And after a day's adventure, make your way to the Brightwood Tavern for beer, food, and to hang out with the locals.

In winter, it's not far at all to many of the popular ski slopes that call the area around Mount Hood their home. Timberline Lodge, Mount Hood Skibowl, and Mount Hood Meadows are all within a 30 minute drive and snowshoeing and cross country skiing are even closer in the surrounding national forest back country.

Brightwood is one of the unincorporated communities in the Mount Hood Corridor and easily accessible via Oregon's I-84 east and Scenic Byway (Highway 26). Only about an hour east of Portland, it's just a short, scenic drive before you reach your charming Brightwood vacation rental in the Mt. Hood forest, where good times abound and the trees are ablaze with sunlight!

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