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Juanita's Chalet on the Oregon Trail.
Juanita's Chalet on the Oregon Trail.
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
6 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

This cabin is available for short term monthly stays, fully furnished! Of course nightly rentals are just fine as well!

Juanita's Chalet is a Rustic Retreat located on Hwy 26 yet within walking distance of the Zigzag River. Located conveniently on the highway w/ some road noise, but has easy access during snowy months.

The area abounds with Hiking & Biking Trails in every direction. You can hit the snow at SkiBowl(8 miles) or be Drinking Hot Cocoa at Timberline(12 miles).

The space

Juanita's Chalet is located in the forested mountain town of Rhododendron, Oregon, not too far from the majestic Mount Hood.

After you brush the fir needles or snow off your boots, come on in and see what we mean by "Modern Rustic Vibe". Tall ceilings, cool gray walls and dark wood toned floors make this a very Hip Chalet. The vintage sled hanging in the Living Room lets you know this is a fun place to be. The wide open floor plan make this an inviting place to spend time, whether it be with Friends, Family or just two Sweethearts.

After a day of Mountain Adventures, relax in the living area on the comfortable furniture. Grab a mug of hot cocoa and read a book, or watch a movie. The Chalet is outfitted with High Speed Internet, Television, DVD Player, DVD's, and Cable Channels.

When mealtime rolls around, you'll find a tidy and functional kitchen. Knotty pine cabinets, solid granite countertops and all the appliances and kitchen tools you'll need, make this kitchen easy to cook in. In the Morning, brew some of the local Mt. Hood Roasters Coffee. It's so good, we try our best to keep the kitchen stocked with their fresh ground coffee. In the Evening, look in the Hutch and you'll find a blender and a variety of specialty drink glasses to mix up your favorite cocktail.

The Dining Area has a sturdy old wood table with seating for 6. It's the perfect place for dining and card games alike, with plenty of room for everyone.

When the day turns to night, you'll find two cozy bedrooms. One of them has a Pillowtop Queen Bed with a handmade pallet style headboard. A heavy comforter and soft sheets will keep you warm all night long. The other bedroom has a sturdy twin size bunk bed with comfy bedding. Both bedrooms have closets with plenty of storage.

The other sleeping accommodations are a Queen size sleeper sofa in the living room. Extra bedding is provided.

The Bathroom has a full size bath tub with shower and has been recently updated and painted a relaxing tone of gray. In the bathroom you'll also find the laundry area which has a washer and dryer for your use.

The Chalet has a large sunny side yard and back yard. The picnic table is perfect for outdoor dining, reading a book, or checking your email. There's also a big old fashioned rock Firepit. Many evenings have been spent sitting around the fire with good conversation among friends. Firewood can be purchased in the Summer at the local market just down the road, please check local fire restrictions first.

Juanita's Chalet is part of "The Cabins at Belle Lake", a group of 3 cabins. It can be rented with the Tin Roof Cabin, or The Ranger House, which are both located next door.

History of the Chalet:
Juanita's Chalet is located in the forested mountain town of Rhododendron, Oregon. It was built by The Lake Family as a roadside market for Oregon's Centennial Celebration in 1959, part of which honored the Oregon Trail.

It's possibly most well known by long time locals as "Juanita's Mexico". Juanita and a few others housed their Restaurants here from (phone number hidden).

Another interesting bit of history to ponder while you sit under the trees, is that the Oregon Trail went right through this piece of land. Across the Highway is the Tollgate Campground and the Tollgate Interpretive Area which has access to the Zigzag River and a Replica of the Tollgate on the Oregon Trail/Barlow Road

*THE CHALET FRONTS HIGHWAY 26. While this provides easy access in Winter weather conditions, keep this in mind if you are sensitive to road noise or have small children or pets.

8 minutes to Skibowl!
8 miles to Government Camp!
15 miles to Timberline Lodge!
19 miles to Mt Hood Meadows!

Guest access

Access to the entire cabin and front, side and back yard area. Private parking spaces. Shared firepit. Properties/Forested Areas behind the Cabin are Private Property. Please stay on the gravel road.

Interaction with guests

Guests will be given our cell number after reserving for any urgent questions during their stay.

Other things to note

THIS CABIN IS LOCATED ON HIGHWAY 26. While this provides easy access in inclement weather, it can be bothersome to those sensitive to road noise. It also poses a danger to Children and Pets. Please use extreme caution and supervision at all times.

Forested areas across and on either side of the gravel road are private property, please respect this and do not leave the road to hike.

Do not leave garbage or food outside. Bears are known to frequent the area and recently a bear was euthanized because he was getting into neighborhood garbage and had become a nuisance.

Extra people $15 NZD / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $73 NZD
Security Deposit $224 NZD
Weekly Discount: 12%
Weekend Price $187 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 bunk bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed
House Rules
No smoking
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

Juanita’s Chalet
73721 East Highway 26
Rhododendron, Oregon 97049

Wifi Network:Wifi Code:
Jaunita(URL HIDDEN) password1
1.No Smoking is allowed on the property, inside or out. If there is any evidence of smoking, you will lose your deposit.
2.No Pets without permission of the Owner & payment of the pet fee. (Pets must be kept leashed when outside & pet waste cleaned up).
3.Rates are for an occupancy of 4 people (age 3 & under free) $10/person extra.
4.Tampering with smoke or CO detector will result in forfeiture of deposit.
5.There will be a $50 charge for keys lost or not returned at check out.
6.A basic supply of linens are provided. Linens are not changed during your stay.
7.Housekeeping is not provided during your stay. If you would like housekeeping services you may contact us prior to your arrival to make arrangements with our housekeeper at your own expense.
8.Water is from a double filtered well with high Iron content which can result in a orange color. Please bring bottled water if this is a concern.
9.Canceling due to heavy snow will not result in a refund. The cabin is in a snow zone & snow should be expected; please have chains & a snow shovel with you.

Check In: (4pm)
1.The key lockbox is at the back door. The code is in your reservation confirmation email. If it is missing, please call or email the owner.
2.There are heaters in every room. They are kept at 50F when unoccupied. Please turn up to your desired temperature upon your arrival.
3.Turn the hot water heater ON at the breaker panel by TV -it is kept off between guests
4.Please note the shower handles are reversed. When taking a shower, hot water is the handle on the right & cold on the left.

Check Out: (11am)
1.Remove all food from refrigerator and freezer.
2.Please make sure all dirty dishes are in dishwasher and started upon check out.
You may be charged a $50.00 fee if trash or dirty dishes are left after checkout.
3.Please set the heater thermostats in the living room & bathroom at 50 degrees.
4. The bedroom heat should be turned off. Please close bedroom & bath doors.
5.Please turn off all the interior lights, lock the doors/windows, & leave both porch lights on.
6.Please take your garbage with you. Garbage service is not provided due to bear intrusions
7.If you had a pet, please clean up any pet waste left in the yard.
8.The Check-Out time is strictly enforced due to the housekeeping schedule.
9.Your Deposit will be refunded 7 days after your departure if cabin is left in good condition and all the above rules are followed.

Thank you for staying with us! We hope you enjoyed your stay!

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher
1 night minimum stay

27 Reviews

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Anne User Profile
August 2017
Stayed here with my brother while our cousin was getting married at Timberline. Great location and Michael and Julie were very communicative.

Peter User Profile
August 2017
The house is nice. Next to the highway, a bit noisy. The rental and charge are expensive.

Rebecca User Profile
August 2017
Michael was great at responding to any questions we had. The listing is very accurate. It is an amazing space and wonderful place to relax after driving through and spending time near Mt. Hood.

Mahogany User Profile
August 2017
I'm happy I found this cabin. It was the perfect size, very convenient location, quiet, cozy, and had everything I needed. My dog was very happy too! I hope to stay here again on my next trip!

Vanessa User Profile
August 2017
Juanita's Chalet was a fabulous place to stay! It is more spacious than the pictures portray! It has everything you could want; washer/dryer, nice shower that's separate from the bedrooms, spacious living room and nice dining room table! We were pleasantly surprised and would definitely stay again if in the area again! Happy Trails!

Todd User Profile
July 2017
Place was really clean Conveniently located to Mt Hood areas Michael was super helpful and communicated with us. Would definitely stay again if I am in area.

Saniya User Profile
March 2017
The cabin was really nice and 20 min from the ski resort. We enjoyed or stay there.

La Grande, Oregon, United StatesJoined in November 2015
Michael User Profile

We're the Rysavy Family, born and raised Oregonians. Mike grew up in Milwaukie and Tamarah grew up in Cottage Grove. We started our married life in a little cedar shake cabin in the forest in Rhododendron. A few years later, we moved to our 10 acre dream property and these little cabins (The Tin Roof Cabin, Juanita's Chalet and The Ranger) sat down the road, forlorn and in need of someone to love them. When they came up for sale, we were so excited to give them a new life and make them available for vacationers to enjoy.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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