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Timberline Lodge - october 2008

Timberline Lodge - a.k.a. the "Overlook Hotel" from Stanley Kubricks "The Shining"! Roosevelt ordered Timberline built during the Great Depression, in order to create hundreds of jobs for. Built in 15 months by hundreds of unemployed craftsmen, wildlife motifs and Native American symbols of exquisite quality are present in every corner.

On the way back, we stopped in a popular roadside cafe, and witnessed a country drive-thru scenario - American-style...

The familar exterior of Timberline Lodge - known to most as the Overlook Hotel from The Shining

Timberline Lodge - the Overlook Hotel from The Shining

The amazing cavern-like ski lounge - designed for guests to relax, eat and warm-up after a day on the Mt.Hood

The ski lounge with its enormous 3-storey central chiminey

One of the many carvings to be found all around the lodge

carved bannister
Cafe owner serving through the cafe window

Cafe drive-thru window
Drive-thru, American-style!

Drive-thru, American-style!
A quick coffee, for the woman-on-the-go

Refuel on the go...