Home to old-growth forests and destination for outdoor-enthusiasts, Oregon National Forest, which was renamed Mount Hood National Forest, begins just a stone’s throw from Portland. The forest extends across Mount Hood and Mount Jefferson, across glittering lakes and flowing streams, and terminates at the south fork of the splendid Santiam River. The Pacific Crest Trail enters the forest on the side of Mount Hood, which is well-loved by mountain climbers, as well as the trail’s hikers. Wilderness areas within the forest protect the region’s delicate ecosystem. While the landscape features hardy trees and rocky terrain, the balance of life is ever fragile and conservation efforts in the region are a boon to furry creatures and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Once you have arrived, you won’t want to stray far from Mount Hood National Forest, so book one of these unique rentals nestled in Oregon’s wilds.