Timberline Lodge, Oregon

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I have a confession: I’m a huge fan of the Shining movie! One of my earliest memories of the movies were that my parents had The Shining on Beta Video Tape. Now that’s some serious old school right there! And when TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) were on the Stanley Hotel to check the ghosts out, I was excited!

When our Trip to West Coast came and my husband asked me, if I want to visit the Shining hotel, I was excited. To be honest, I was little bit disappointed, that it was the hotel they used in film for exterior footage, not the real ghost hotel, but the disappointment was soon forgot, when we got the area. It’s still pretty cool to say, that I have visited the Shining hotel film location.

One thing that I didn’t know about the hotel,was that it has a really long history and even President F.D. Roosevelt is involved. The Wikipedia tells us this:

“Timberline Lodge is a mountain lodge on the south side of Mount Hood in Oregon, about 60 miles (97 km) east of Portland. Constructed from 1936 to 1938 by the Works Progress Administration, it was built and furnished by local artisans during the Great Depression. Timberline Lodge was dedicated September 28, 1937, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The National Historic Landmark sits at an elevation of 5,960 feet (1,817 m), within the Mount Hood National Forest and is accessible through the Mount Hood Scenic Byway. Publicly owned and privately operated, Timberline Lodge is a popular tourist attraction that draws two million visitors annually. ”

 

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picture is from here

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Cool and on many level very historic place. If you enjoy downhill skiing, I think this is you place! If you are a movie fan, check the souvenir shop out!

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