Timberline’s new Phlox Point Cabin
It’s not like Timberline needed anything to make it even more enjoyable, even more charming, even more appealing than it already is.
But this year, the lodge upped its attraction for the winter crowd with the addition of the Phlox Point Cabin.
A former Boy Scout cabin that Timberline renovated last year, Phlox Point Cabin is the perfect place for a midday lunch, a warming spell on a chilly ski day or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.
Amy and I made ourselves comfortable inside Phlox Point a few weeks ago when we marked the day we’d met 20 years ago in Clearwater Beach, Fla., with a ski day on a mountain thousands of miles away from those sandy shores.We’d skied for most of the morning, sans kiddos, and decided to break at the cabin for lunch. It was the right call, and the cabin and its offerings — tacos, IPAs, wine by the glass, a roasting fire inside and seating areas inside and out — are just about all you could ask for a mid-mountain hideaway.
I arrived here from Goodreads, where I had gone to list as currently reading Matt Love’s book A Nice Piece of Astoria. I meandered around, reading reviews until I found myself reading your review of Of Walking In Rain and was so taken in by your comment, “If I ever leave Oregon, the first book I will turn to when I want to feel like I am back here again will be Ken Kesey’s “Sometimes a Great Notion.” The second will be “Mink River” by Brian Doyle. And the third will be this slim Oregon gem by Matt Love.” that I had to find out more about you. I love all 3 of those books too! Now I discover you too are an author, so on my next trip to Astoria I will have to stop in at the book store and purchase On Mt. Hood.
from another Brian Doyle, Matt Love, Ken Kesey fan.
Jan Brattain from Birkenfeld, Oregon
May 8, 2016 at 10:43 am