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Resort remakes moniker to reflect Mount Hood area posted on 05/07/2018

The Resort at the Mountain, the upscale golf and spa resort in Welches, will be renamed the Mount Hood Oregon Resort June 1. “The first thing people ask about the resort at trade shows is, ‘What mountain?’” the resort’s general manager Tami Kay Galvin said, explaining ownership’s desire to rebrand the property in a manner that clarified the location. 

Galvin noted that they hoped by linking the resort to the beauty of the of visitors would journey to enjoy the facilities.  

“We’ve had people come up and tell us, ‘We’ve been skiing for 20 years and didn’t even know you were here,’” said Jenny Kunzman, resort catering manager. “We’re really trying to increase tourism in the area.”  

Kunzman cited the growing number of resorts on other mountains in the region, especially in Bend, as further cause for linking the resort directly to its Mount Hood locale. The resort is currently owned by Stanford Oregon Hotel LLC. Stanford purchased the resort in January 2016.

The Stanford Hotel group has holdings in Oregon, New York, New Jersey and Asia. 

The name change was planned for April 1 but was rescheduled to provide more time to change signage and produce new nametags and uniforms. The website has not currently been updated to reflect the impending name change.  

The property has undergone several name changes and owners since 1883, when Samuel Welch and his son Billy opened the first resort on the location, a campground for travelers and vacationers. 

Over the years, the site has been known as Old Welches Inn Bed & Breakfast, Bowman’s Resort and the Rippling River Resort.  

In 1928, Mt Hood Golf Course was opened as Oregon's first golf resort across from the original bed-and-breakfast.

Ed and Janice Hopper bought the resort in 1989 and gave it the current title, The Resort at The Mountain. This iteration has seen four owners since the Hoppers sold the property in 2007.

Current ownership is planning an open house Thursday, June 14 at Mallards Pub at the resort to celebrate the launch of the new name.

Benjamin Simpson/MT




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