Presidents schlepped here: 1
A-list guests: Jimmy Stewart, Sidney Poitier, Olivia Newton-John
Best rate: $135 per night
Franklin D. Roosevelt was on hand for the dedication of Timberline Lodge, and it was only right — the rustic, 70-room, wood-and-stone hotel on the slopes of Mount Hood was a New Deal construction project. Today Timberline — which has the continent's longest ski season — is far more than a hotel: It's a museum of 1930s-era design, painting, and craftwork. Look closely at the intricate wood carving and exquisite hand-hooked rugs; at night, sink into your very own feather bed. You'll recognize Timberline from the outside as the hotel where Jack Nicholson went stark-raving nutso in The Shining. But that scary hedge-maze scene was filmed in England.