While Bend, Oregon may be best known as an outdoor enthusiast destination, it can be enjoyed in style and luxury. Many local establishments cater to luxury patrons making sure you will enjoy your stay. Here are some of the best places to see in Bend Oregon for a luxury journey:
Day 1 – Top Rated Restaurants in Bend Oregon
Enjoy dinner at one of the top rated restaurants in Bend Oregon when you dine in at Ariana Restaurant. This fine dining establishment features incredible appetizers, hearty salads, and decadent entrees. Each meal is prepared using only culinary ingredients available in the Pacific Northwest and from local farmers. Local favorites include filet mignon, racks of lamb, and freshly caught cod.
1304 NW Galveston Ave
Bend, OR 99703
Day 2 – Private Photo Tour
Check out the best photography locations around under the night sky with a Private Night Sky Photo Tour. Their tours of the best top places to see in Bend Oregon allow you and a loved one to roam the skies in an intimate tour that all luxury lovers will enjoy.
Private Night Sky Photo Tours – Bend Photo Tours
Day 3 – Wine Tastings
Bend may be known for its craft breweries but fine wineries also call Central Oregon home. Take an exclusive tour through the many wineries in the area. Maragas Winery is located just 25 miles north of Bend and is open during every season for special tastings and tours. Go behind the scenes and see how their delicious wine is produced and continues to win awards. Make sure to bring a bottle or two back to your vacation rental to relax with a sip at night.
15523 SW Hwy 97
Culver, OR 97734
Day 4 – Paragliding Adventure
Having a luxury journey does not mean you cannot enjoy your outdoor activities in the area. One of the most thrilling activities to do is paragliding. Glide over Pine Mountain with over 6,400 feet of elevation and 15 different launch points. You will be taken on a scenic view over this area that will provide countless memories to come.
White Owl Paragliding
PO Box 1756
Bend, OR 97709
Day 5 – The Ale Trail
It’s the largest beer trail in the West! The Bend Ale Trail now has 22 breweries and includes Sisters, Redmond, Sunriver and Bend. Download a map from the Visit Bend website, then start drinking your way along the route. Walk your way through or hop on the Bend Brew Bus (that will pick you up and drop you back). Whether you take a guided tour (and let someone else worry about the driving), or are doing your own tour, make sure these local breweries on your list: The Ale Apothecary, Silver Moon Brewery, Crux Fermentation Project, and the Deschutes Brewery.
Day 6 – Distillery Tours
So, you’ve been on the fun craft beer tour and the slightly upscale winery tour; now it’s time to get serious with a tour of the area’s distilleries. Area distilleries include Crater Lakes Spirits by Bendistillery (try one of their infused vodkas like Coffia Hazzlenut Expresso or Mazama Pepper), Gompers Distillery in nearby Redmond (with a Prohibition-styled speakeasy serving up their Gompers Estate Gin, Gompers Vodka, and craft cocktails), and our favorite, Oregon Spirit Distillers.
Take a tour of Oregon Spirit Distillers, then stop in their tasting room for a sip of their typical spirits (whiskeys, absinthe, dry gin, and vodka) as well as exclusive seasonal spirits like the Oregon Spirit Autumn Harvest (distilled from Halloween pumpkins and aged) and One-Eyed Jon Spiced Rum. Their Hawthorne Series Apple Brandy and Distillers Choice Pink Gin sell out fast, so get your order in early.
Oregon Spirit Distillers Tasting Room
740 NE 1st Street
Day 7 – Heli Wine Tours
Combine two of your favorite things – wine and flying – into one adventure. Big Mountain Heli Tours in Bend takes you on a private helicopter tour that ends with a wine tasting. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you soar over the rugged Cascade Mountains, alpine forests, and crisp, cool mountains lakes, then touchdown in the middle of the Faith, Hope and Charity Vineyards for your personal wine tasting. And if wine’s not your thing, they have plenty of other exhilarating helicopter trips for you to choose from.
Big Mountain Heli Tours
550 SW Industrial Way #105
Bend, OR 97702
Day 8 – Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides
If you want to enjoy the amazing scenery of an alpine trail, but like to be comfortable, just book a sleigh ride! Imagine, you’re snuggled up under warm blankets in the back of the sleigh with the sound of bells jingling as you make your way along snow-covered trails with the breathtaking Cascade Mountains as a backdrop. There are several stables and outfitters in Bend offering carriage and sleigh rides throughout the winter months, just make your reservation ahead of time, these popular trips sell out fast.
Your Bend Luxury Journey
You can complete your luxury journey to Bend by enjoying these local activities and more. Make the most of your stay with one of our luxury vacation rentals with resort-like amenities that rival the finest resorts in the area. Book online today and prepare for your luxury journey to Bend. Give us a call today to learn more about top rated restaurants in Bend Oregon and to book your next rental!