No, I changed my mind TO stop there, previously was not planning on it! Sorry for the confusion!
Also, we would not plan on skiing, but you can take the lift up and down or hike down.
Both dining areas are sit down and be waited on service. The Rams Head is less formal, is open more hours and does not require reservations. The Cascade Room is open a limited number of hours, requires reservations and has more of a fine dining menu for lunch and dinner. Food at both is outstanding and a find. Beer on tap is made in the the neighboring ski village of Government Camp and is excellent.Edited: 13 July 2018, 09:44
I don't consider buffet fixed price $25 lunch fine dining.
Are any buffets anywhere "fine dining"?
The very nature of a buffet means probably not ;-)
Thank you for your input. As I like to pointed out Timberline Lodge is a beautiful and interesting place that is much underrated and a worthwhile stop for those visiting Oregon and going through the Gorge as part of the "Mt Hood Loop" or a larger loop route through Oregon. A first time visitor might well consider it a find
And don't forget the beautiful St Bernards :-)