West Front of Lodge, Timberline Lodge

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West Front of Lodge, Timberline Lodge - click on photo for larger image.
This is the front of the Timberline Lodge, viewed from the west end of the parking lot. The parking lot sits directly in front of the lodge. In this photo you can see the shed style dormers with their swooped out rooflines, mimicking a ski jump. The siding is board and batten with lots of rough cut masonry stonework. Note the coloration of the stones and the random pattern except at the window. The architectural plans call for the use of extra large stones above windows and doors. If you look closely at the lower right corner of the stone wall you can see a carved wood bear head (called a corbel) protruding from the wall (it's painted gray and is surrounded by snow stuck on the wall.)

Lodge Layout: Timberline Lodge consists of the pyramid-roofed Head House and 3 wings. The floor numbering can be confusing, there is a Ground Floor, 1st Floor, 2nd Floor, and 3rd Floor-- for a total of 4 floors, plus a small "basement" area on the east end where the accessible entrance and loading docks are. The West Wing, on the left in the photo above, is 4 floors; the ground floor holds the gifts shop, front desk, a few offices, and the "Chalet" guest rooms. The upper 3 floors are guest rooms, including the fireplace rooms. The Head House is in the center of the Lodge. The 3-floor East Wing angles out on the right in this photo. The ground floor of the east wing contains the Barlow Room, and support facilities. The first floor is the Cascade Dining Room and kitchen. The 2nd floor is guest rooms. Behind the East Wing (not visible in this photo) is the C.S Price Wing which was added to the Lodge in 1975. It contains support facilities and offices, with meeting rooms on the 1st and 2nd floors.


Text, photos, and images by Jess Stryker, unless noted. Copyright © Jess Stryker, 2008. All rights reserved.
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