Scenery is the first word breathed on this golf course dubbed, simply, The Courses - a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary where stunning foothills hold three distinct 9-hole courses. The Pine Cone Nine retains a welcome nostalgia for those who prefer old courses, the signature Foxglove Nine challenges players with its narrow fairways, and the forgiving Thistle Nine offers up low scores to bolster the most amateur golfers. The courses are walk-able, the trees are plenty, and the area's history is rich.
Oregon is famous for its cycling and hiking, so take to the trail systems that surround the resort. There is also a spa on site, tennis courts, basketball, volleyball, a pool and a whirlpool spa. Mt Hood Loop and Railroad are nearby, as well as the Oregon Trail Interpretive Centre where you can learn a little about Oregon's pioneer history. Multnomah Falls is a stunning site, and if it inspires you there are plenty of adrenaline-pumping activities like rafting, rock climbing and mountain biking available in Oregon's stunning state parks.
The Resort at the Mountain offers comfortable and spacious accommodations in the middle of an evergreen forest, for which it won a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for the year 2012. Rooms come with a 42-inch wall-mounted TV, high-speed internet, coffee maker and mini-fridge to round out the luxurious bedding and private patio/balcony with views of the forest, greens or mountains. There are two restaurants on site, so you can enjoy seafood paella or rack of lamb at Altitude restaurant, or casual pub fare at Mallard cafe and pub.
Nearby Portland, Oregon also serves up great eats in the popular food carts that line the streets, but is even more famous for micro-brews. Grab a cold pint after walking through the riverfront park downtown or checking out the city's farmers' markets. There is also a notable art museum, and the famed "City of Books" - an entire city block housing more than one million new and used books complete with colour coded maps for customer convenience.