Start your new year out right, by celebrating here in Bend. Whether this is your first time in our lovely, historic city, or you’re a regular guest here, there’s always fun to be had. And New Year’s Eve is a great time to be here, and Bend is the perfect spot to start the year.
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Celebrate Your Way
So, how do you want to bring in the new year? Loud, rowdy and boisterous? Quiet, tasteful and refined? Or something in-between? Bend has it all, and here are a few ideas for celebrating to get you started.
Of course every bar, brew pub, restaurant and resort will be hosting a celebration of some sort. Be sure to check reservation and health requirements. Just pick your favorite spot to ring in the New Year. And now Bend has Uber to handle the driving so you and your friends can party hearty. Booking one of our New Year’s vacation rentals in Bend or near downtown will put you minutes away from the celebrations and you won’t have to worry about driving or getting an Uber.
If you like to snowshoe, love being out under the stars, and want to do something different this year, reserve your spot on the New Year’s Bonfire by Wanderlust Tours. From 9pm until 1am, you’ll tramp through the snowy forest in the Cascade Mountains to an amphitheater with a roaring bonfire where you’ll enjoy yummy treats and hot cocoa (with a dash of hazelnut espresso vodka added, ‘cause it is a party after all) and champagne at midnight.
Or, just stay in your rental. Grab a few bottles of bubbly or stock up on your favorite local craft brew downtown, then celebrate as you like. Show off your culinary skills with some tasty Gooey Gouda Puff-Pastry Bites, set out a Taco or Fajita Table, or just put out a few crudité plates and let everyone pick their own treats. Make sure to have a few new cocktails to start the year off, like a fruity Midori Melon Ball Drops, or a simple Midnight Martini with espresso vodka and coffee liqueur. Are there beer drinkers in your party? Serve them a Black Velvet – equal parts champagne and Guinness. It’s as pretty as it is delicious.
Book one of our vacation rentals that’s located by a local resort or near downtown, and you may be able to watch their fireworks celebrations from the comfort of your rental. If you’ve booked one of our more secluded vacation home rentals, you can watch the fireworks on your rental’s large flat screen. Or skip the fireworks all together and enjoy gazing at the stars from the privacy of your deck or comfort of your hot tub. The majority of our rentals feature large fireplaces that will be perfect for snuggling and toasting as midnight comes around.
I think everyone has made a resolution about getting more exercise or just being healthier. Well, Bend is a great place for getting exercise and having fun while you’re doing it. Winter means snow here in Bend, so it’s time to hit the slopes. We have several modern condos that are just steps away from a ski lift, so you can spend more time on the slopes. Ski-in/ski-out! What more does any skier want?
Mt. Bachelor and Hoodoo Ski Area are the places to be for downhill skiing and snowboarding. Both also offer cross-country skiing too. You can head into the snowy backcountry on your own, or book a tour guide for a more stress-free hike. There’s also snow tubing, ice skating, and sledding. All guaranteed to get that heart pumping – in a good way.
As far as eating healthier, maybe you can start that one when you get back home? Why not enjoy all that Bend has to offer with foodie tours, a booming farm-to-table dining scene, and the famous Bend Ale Trail with beer and liquor distilleries, cideries, and wineries all serving up delicious samples.
New Year’s Vacation Rentals in Bend
Many of our vacation homes are centrally located just minutes from Mt. Bachelor and Downtown Bend, providing you with the perfect vacation rental location, no matter what you plan on doing or how you want to celebrate. Of course, if you know you want to be skiing every second you possibly can, then one of our condos located conveniently near a ski lift is for you. Or, if you want to be right in the center of all the lively celebrations, one of our townhomes or condos downtown is the right choice. We also have more secluded vacation homes nestled amid the pines, or homes with breathtaking river views to choose from.
However you want to spend your New Year’s holiday here in Bend, we’d love to help you find the perfect rental. Give us a call today!