Image:Timlodge.jpg Image:Timberline_Lodge01.jpg '''Timberline Lodge''' is a mountain lodge at 6,000 ft (1,800 m) elevation on the south side of Mount_Hood in Oregon, USA, about 60 miles (95 km) east of Portland. It is accessible through the Mt._Hood_Scenic_Byway. ==Construction== It was constructed between 1936 and 1938 as a Works_Progress_Administration project during the Great_Depression. Talented workers used huge timbers and local stone, and placed intricately carved decorative elements throughout the building. {{cite book | title = Timberline Lodge: A Love Story | author = Catherine Gleason, editor | publisher = Arts Center Publishing Company, Portland, Oregon (and) Friends of Timberline, Government Camp, Oregon | id = ISBN 0-932575-24-2 | date = 1987 }} Franklin_D._Roosevelt dedicated the Lodge on September_28, 1937. In his remarks, he commented on the reasons for the project: :This Timberline Lodge marks a venture that was made possible by W.P.A., emergency relief work, in order that we may test the workability of recreational facilities installed by the Government itself and operated under its complete control. :Here, to Mount Hood, will come thousands and thousands of visitors in the coming years. Looking east toward eastern Oregon with its great livestock raising areas, these visitors are going to visualize the relationship between the cattle ranches and the summer ranges in the forests. Looking westward and northward toward Portland and the Columbia_River, with their great lumber and other wood using industries, they will understand the part which National Forest timber will play in the support of this important element of northwestern prosperity. :Those who will follow us to Timberline Lodge on their holidays and vacations will represent the enjoyment of new opportunities for play in every season of the year. I mention specially every season of the year because we, as a nation, I think, are coming to realize that the summer is not the only time for play. I look forward to the day when many, many people from this region of the Nation are going to come here for Skiing and Tobogganing and various other forms of Winter_sports. The dedication ceremony was five months before completion of the lodge interior February 1938, when it opened to the public. It took extra expense and effort to make the lodge appear presentable for the dedication. ==Ski Area == right {{main|Timberline Lodge ski area}} Roosevelt's vision of winter sports at Timberline Lodge took hesitant steps the following year. A portable rope tow was installed, and construction began on the Magic_Mile chairlift, which opened November 1939. Today, the lodge and its grounds are host to a Ski_resort also known as Timberline Lodge. It has the longest skiing season in the U.S., and is open for skiiers and snowboarders every month of the year. Activities include skiing, snowboarding, walking, hiking and climbing. ==Decline and Recovery== ''Lifestyles Northwest'' published a story about the history of Timberline Lodge in its February 2005 issue, based heavily on interviews with the family who have operated the lodge for fifty years. The story noted that in the lodge's early years, it had had four different operators, none of which was willing or able to maintain it. By 1955 Timberline Lodge was closed and in disrepair. Richard Kohnstamm, the patriarch of the family that currently operates it, remembered those difficulties as being due to financing problems arising from the fact that the government owned it. Kohnstamm decided to maintain the place as if he owned it himself; he lost money during his first five years of operation, but his timing turned out to be fortuitous, since he began operating it only a few years before skiing started exploding in popularity in the late 1950s. That popularity helped the family generate a profit starting in 1960. Kohnstamm, "the man who saved Timberline," The Portland Oregonian, April_252006 passed away at the age of 80 on April_212006. == Pop culture trivia == Image:Overlook_timberline2.jpg (Timberline) in a still from Kubrick's film of ''The Shining'']] The 1980 movie ''The Shining'', based on the Stephen_King novel of the same name, used aerial shots of Timberline as part of its opening scene. Film of the exterior of the Timberline Lodge is also used for some Establishing_shots of the fictional Overlook_Hotel throughout the movie. However, several of the exterior shots in the film which purport to show the Lodge, such as those with the hedge maze or loading dock, were not taken at the Timberline Lodge itself, but at Elstree_Studios in England, using a mock-up of the south face of the Lodge. There is no hedge maze (and scarce level ground) at the Timberline Lodge. All interior scenes were shot at Elstree studios as well, and do not depict the interior of the Timberline Lodge. The 1973 version of ''Lost Horizon'', starring Liv_Ullman, Michael_York, Peter_Finch, Sally_Kellerman, John_Gielgud and Olivia_Hussey had portions shot in the Timberline parking lot. Blizzard conditions needed in the film were created by a helicopter. Other scenes were shot in the immediate area while the lodge was a base for the cast and crew. The 1993 film ''Hear No Evil'' was partly filmed at Timberline. {{cite web | url = http://www.approd.com/Oregon%20Movies%20Web.htm | title = Feature Films and Made for TV Movies Made in Oregon | first = | last = | publisher = Asia-Pacific Productions | date = February 2006 | accessdate = 2006-09-15 }} The 1960 film ''All the Young Men'', starring Alan_Ladd and Sidney_Poitier had some snow scenes filmed at Timberline. {{cite web | url = http://www.rvlife.com/Archives/feb06/travel.html | title = Historic Ski Lodge Evokes Memories | first = Vicki | last = Andersen | publisher = RV Life | date = February 2006 | accessdate = 2006-09-15 }} The 1952 film ''Bend_of_the_River'' starring James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Julie_Adams, and Rock_Hudson was partially filmed on the snow above Timberline Lodge, near the Magic_Mile chairlift. == Photo gallery == image:Timberline_Lodge_tunnel_interior_and_main_entrance.jpeg|Unique main entrance arch and door through winter tunnel image:Timberline_lower_lobby.jpg|Fireplaces in lower lobby are peaceful, warm places to warm up image:Timberline_newel_post_at_entrance.jpg|Hand carved newel posts grace stairways image:Timberline_vintage_ski_patrol_room.jpeg|1930s ski patrol equipment image:Timberline_hotel_model_room.jpeg|Model hotel room with hand made textiles and ironwork image:Timberline_lodge_main_lobby_level2.jpeg|Main lobby has classic ambience of 1930s image:Timberline_lodge_hallway.jpeg|Hotel hallway and rooms resemble ship cabins image:Timberline_lodge_rams_head_level3.jpeg|Ram's Head bar has great view of mountain and lobby image:Timberline_lodge_lobby_art_level3.jpeg|Wood carvings, paint, ironwork, and stone adorn the lobby image:Timberline_lodge_upper_mountain_view.jpeg|Comfortable view out Ram's Head window of upper chairlifts image:Timberline_lodge_greathouse_ceiling.jpeg|Massive pine beams arranged hexagonally support the great house roof image:Timberline_lodge_entry_mosaic.jpeg|A variety of species drink the water in this ceramic mosaic == External links == Image:Timberlinelodge_front_winter.jpeg *Timberline Lodge *Photos and history from the Library_of_Congress website **Timberline Lodge, Amphitheater ** Timberline Lodge, Silcox Hut **Timberline Lodge, Timberline Trail *FDR's Dedication Address for Timberline Lodge, from the website of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute *Webcam at Timberline Lodge, from the KGW website *Satellite view of Timberline Ski Area (Google Mapping) == References == Category:Landmarks_in_Oregon Category:Works_Progress_Administration Category:Registered_Historic_Places_in_Oregon Category:National_Historic_Landmarks_of_the_United_States