Family Trip to Mount Hood, Oregon

Family Trip to Mount Hood, Oregon

A few weeks ago, we stayed at Mt. Hood in a lodge thanks to my husbands boss. He opens up his home at Government Camp on Mount Hood for his employees in the office since he can’t rent it out. It’s a nice way of saying thanks for working hard.

We enjoyed every bit of our 3 day mountain vacation, because being outdoors and spending time with each other is what we love best.

Government camp mount hood

We were hoping there would be snow in the forecast so we could go tubing, but our wishes were not granted. And even though there wasn’t much snow at all, we did get to enjoy the beauty of the mountain and be outside breathing in the fresh, crisp mountain air as we strolled through the woods.

Mount hood

We heard running water and found a little Creek running through the area.

Government camp mount hood

My daughter loved being outside seeing new things and exploring, but what child doesn’t? She’s been kind of dependent on TV and the tablet a little too much, so it was a nice change of scenery for her, and us as well.


Mt hood

Mt Hood Nov 2016

We love the smell and the freshness of the outdoors so much that we were asked to try out thymes frasier fir candles, and let me tell you, it brought me back to when we were staying up at the mountain a few weeks ago. Like the crispness of pine trees and the wood burning in the cozy fireplace. We only have a gas fireplace so the smell of fresh wood burning in a big ol’ log cabin was amazing.

frasier fir candles

I don’t celebrate Christmas now, but when I did, I loved the smell of the fresh cut tree in our home. We never did a fake one for this very reason, despite having to clean up and water it frequently.  Just something about a real tree to make the holidays seem real and magical. Frasier Fir candles also remind me a little of my past when I did holidays, because they smell like the outdoors have been brought inside!

frasier fir candles

They’re the perfect gift any time of year (not just holidays) for absolutely everyone! No need to package it up real nice either. They come elegantly packaged and ready-to-gift.

frasier fir candles

I also love the fact that they plant a tree when you buy a candle for their buy one, plant one campaign. That’s super important, because without trees, we wouldn’t be able to survive because we rely on them for oxygen.

frasier fir candles

Head on over to the Buy One. Plant One. Campaign page where you can purchase the Frasier Fir Northwoods and Limited Edition collections, or individual products, and redeem for a free Thymes Sample Set – over 12 fragranced body lotion samples with a purchase of $25.




  1. Angelic Sinova
    / 1:07 AM

    Woah that lodge looks so gorgeous! I’ve never been to Mount Hood, Oregon but it sounds like a fun place to visit.

  2. / 2:30 AM

    How scenic! Your photos just made me want to have a holiday in Oregon as well.

  3. / 8:07 AM

    What a breathtaking place to say, wow! That stinks there wasn’t enough snow but it sounds like there was plenty to enjoy!

  4. / 9:28 AM

    Wow, that looks like such an amazing place to have a little family relaxation time! What a kind boss. 🙂

  5. candy
    / 10:10 AM

    The outside of that wooden cabin home looks beautiful. That stream would be a kid play area for my grandkids. Love the simple decor you have chosen works wonderful with the look.

  6. Pam
    / 11:57 AM

    We always did a real tree, but we’re using an artificial one this year so my granddaughter won’t eat it. A Frasier fir candle is the way to have the best of both worlds

  7. Teresa
    / 8:22 PM

    I have never been to Oregon but have always wanted to head out east to check out all the eastern states. This looks like a great spot to add to our list

  8. Rebecca Swenor
    / 7:57 AM

    This sounds like a great family trip to Mount Hood Oregon. I would love to have a family trip like this which would be so peaceful. These Frasier Fir candles I am going to have to check out for sure. Thanks for sharing your experience and the gift idea.

  9. / 10:17 AM

    Wow! It looks like you had an absolutely wonderful get-a-way! I also love the candles and the fact that they give back with their “plant a tree” program. I feel it is so important to shop companies that give back!

  10. Ave
    / 11:21 AM

    Mount Hood looks so beautiful! I like the idea of planting a tree for every candle sold! Have to check out their candles asap!

  11. / 3:01 PM

    What an amazingly gorgeous place to get to stay! It looks incredible! I have never been to Mt. Hod, but I would love to visit there sometime!
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  12. Christina Aliperti
    / 10:32 PM

    Wow, it looks like a very beautiful place. The scenery is gorgeous and looks very peaceful and relaxing.

  13. / 4:58 AM

    Oh yes. This is the kind of place that feeds the soul. You see God everywhere in that scenery.

  14. ricci
    / 8:47 AM

    Oh wow! Oregon looks beautiful! Sounds like you had a great family trip too!
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  15. Delilah
    / 7:17 AM

    What a beautiful place! When I look at your pictures I really want to go there…

  16. Irshaad Ali
    / 11:42 PM

    I am planning for the trip to the hood, Oregon and after reading this believe our family trip will be going to be memorable because I am planning for November.
    Thanks for sharing this.

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