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01/19/2018
Bend Vacation Rentals

Home Spotlight: Five Peaks

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Hidden away in central Oregon lies the small bustling town of Bend, a city known for its pristine natural beauty, crystal clear lakes, and an innate sense of adventure that comes with the wealth of outdoor activities that are available year-round. There are many different options to choose from when deciding where to stay in the Bend area, but nobody will be able to provide you with the comfort and service that Bend Vacation Rentals can. With a plethora of different home styles and sizes to choose from, combined with

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12/18/2017
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Winter is Here!

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Bend, Oregon is one of the most visited places during the months of winter. This goes for people that live in hotter climates and need to get their yearly dose of snow, but also for those that live near here. People that live near here know that Bend is the best winter destination in the area because it gets some of the most snow in the Pacific Northwest and it is quite simply the most beautiful area in this part of the country. Great community events and incredible recreational opportunities

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11/30/2017
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More Festive Things to Do in Bend, Oregon

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Travelers from all over are welcome in Bend for the holidays, whether they’re returning home to reunite with family or establishing a new tradition in a new place. Bend loves the holidays, and there are all kinds of things that we love to do here to get into the spirit! Here are just a few ways you can embrace the holiday cheer. Tower Theater Hosts A Charlie Brown Christmas—Live on Stage The classic Charlie Brown special that plays in so many homes throughout the holiday season is coming to the

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11/9/2017
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Best New Restaurants in Bend

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Nestled in the Cascade Mountains at over 3,600 feet in elevation, the historic former logging town of Bend, Oregon is home to world-class ski resorts, miles of hiking trails and a wealth of activities. But Bend is so much more than skiing and the great outdoors. Being that the area is a popular vacation destination that attracts visitors from around the globe, it’s no surprise that the town boasts a wealth of culinary variety, with talented chefs from many different cultural traditions calling Bend home. A handful of impressive new

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10/25/2017
Attractions in Bend

Haunted Attractions in Bend, Oregon

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Bend, Oregon is known for its beautiful weather and amazing outdoor locations, but one thing that seems to get overlooked are the amazing holiday attractions. One of the most fun holidays around Bend is Halloween. Since the area is chock full of old historical buildings, there are plenty of ghost stories to go around. Take a look at just some of the amazing scary attractions in Bend. Lara House Lodge The Lara House Lodge is a historic lodge that lies in Bend, Oregon. This historic residence is now a quaint

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10/18/2017
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Top Reasons to Visit Bend, Oregon at Halloween

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Planning Halloween activities at home can turn out to be a lot of work. You spend weeks searching for the perfect costume, buying the good candy—only having to return to the store on Halloween night to buy whatever is left over because you ATE all the good Halloween candy—planning a party, building a haunted house, or both! Classic overachievers like ourselves often over-plan and then find themselves too exhausted to enjoy the fruits of their labor; let’s make this year different and plan a Halloween vacation to Bend. You can

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09/29/2017
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Top End of Summer Activities in Bend, Oregon

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If you close your eyes tightly and use your remaining senses, you can feel that summer is drawing to a close. The sun shines a little less brightly, the darkness falls faster, and the smell of pumpkins, hay rides, and Halloween candy is just beginning to tickle your nostrils. And while we love fall with all our hearts, saying goodbye to summer is always a sad moment for us; summers always bring us back to our youth, and the long, lazy days that seemed to be filled with so much

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09/13/2017
Restaurants in Bend

The Top Five Brunch Spots in Bend, Oregon

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There’s something about the word brunch that just makes us smile. Maybe it’s the thought of sleeping in a little later than we normally do, or the idea that champagne can be a morning thing just by adding orange juice. Maybe it’s the realization that your meal choices have leaped from the standard eggs and sausage to the much more fulfilling breakfast sandwich that often includes a juicy burger. Or maybe, just maybe, we find satisfaction in the blending of the words breakfast and lunch; whatever the reasons, brunch in

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08/15/2017
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Top Spots to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Near Bend, Oregon

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Bend, Oregon is the perfect vacation location for those looking for natural beauty and rich nature preserves. The natural beauty of Bend is full of beautiful nature trails and wildlife preserves that you can explore while on vacation. While you are off visiting the forest trails and natural landmarks, you are sure to build up an appetite. If you are like us and love a great dessert, Bend is the right place for you. Here is a list of the best dessert and sweets locations in Bend, Oregon. Powell’s Sweet

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08/15/2017
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Top Restaurants in Bend

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Bend, Oregon is paradise for the outdoorsman. Adjacent to the Cascade Mountains, Bend offers 300 days of sunshine each year, offering plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventure! Enjoy skiing along the mountainsides, kayaking in the river, or hiking among one of the many trails. Whether you visit in winter or summer, there is seemingly endless things to do in Bend. When you aren’t enjoying the natural landscape, settle in for a delicious meal at one of our top favorite restaurants in Bend, Oregon! McKay Cottage McKay Cottage is a local

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03/4/2016
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World Muse Coming to Bend

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Bend Vacation Rentals is a proud supporter of the fourth-annual Muse Conference this weekend, March 4-6, 2016. Held in Bend, Oregon, this inspiring women’s conference brings local women of all ages together with internationally-recognized artists, authors, athletes, entrepreneurs, activists and social change leaders to celebrate International Women’s Day as well as kick off Women’s History Month. We are honored to be providing luxury vacation rental accommodations for some of the out-of-town speakers, and are looking forward to connecting with the women of Bend at the receptions, yoga class, 5K run and workshops during this inspiring,

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10/20/2015
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Three-Day Yoga Retreat with Rolf Gates

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Fall in Bend, Oregon, brings crisp fresh air, pure landscapes and pristine beauty that both locals and visitors enjoy and appreciate as they embrace activities like hiking, biking, and even outdoor mediation and yoga. This weekend’s retreat with acclaimed yogi Rolf Gates was a perfect way to savor the wonder of fall in Bend. We are blessed in Bend to have some of the best yoga studios in the Pacific Northwest, and Groove Yoga, which organized the retreat, is no exception. People gathered from several states to come together in Central Oregon with the

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