Spend any amount of time in Bend, Oregon and the first thing you’ll notice are the mountains—specifically, the Cascade Mountains. They are a beautiful, sometimes imposing part of the landscape and an important part of the economy here in Bend. Many of our outdoor activities are centered on the mountains, whether we’re hiking, biking, or skiing mountain trails, mountain climbing, or rafting down the rushing rivers that cut between mountain gorges. The city of Bend began as a crossing point on the Deschutes River and has become the bright spot of Central Oregon today. When you vacation in our mountain and city view vacation rentals in Bend, you’ll be able to enjoy the best of both mountain wilderness and city life.
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Located on the edge of the Deschutes River, Bend, Oregon is nestled up against the Cascade Range of snow-capped mountains. The Cascades run from British Columbia on over to northern California. The range forms part of the Pacific Ocean’s Ring of Fire, which explains the large number of volcanoes (active and non-active) in the area, and are part of an almost continuous range of mountains extending down into South America. A few of the range’s most famous peaks are Mount Rainier, Mount Hood and Mount St. Helens. In fact, Bend is one of just six cities in the US to have an extinct volcano (Pilot Butte) within the city limits.
Historic Downtown Bend
Created by fur trappers, lumberjacks, miners, and pioneers in the early 1800s as they moved further west onto land occupied by Native Americans, Bend has made the transition from an old mining and sawmill town to an active, vibrant city full of brewpubs, five-star restaurants, unique shopping experiences and more.
Taking a walk down the streets of Bend is like stepping back in time. Just ignore all the cell phones for a minute and focus on the historic buildings that line the streets. There’s everything from wood “Wild West” and stucco Mission styles to a few Deco buildings like the old Tower Theater thrown into the mix.
It’s easy to keep yourself oriented in Bend too, just keep an eye out for Pilot Butte, the old extinct volcano that’s right in town. A climb to the top of the scrubby butte will give you a bird’s eye view of this picturesque city.
You Don’t Have to Choose
One great thing about Bend is that you don’t have to choose between staying near your favorite outdoor activities and your favorite less-active, indoor activities. Our vacation rentals in Bend with mountain views may feature amazing views of Mt. Bachelor, the Three Sisters or Black Butte, but they are still close to downtown Bend and all its comfortable amenities. Our rentals that overlook the Old Mill and downtown Bend are just minutes away from ski-lifts, hiking trails and more.
It’s good to be close to both because after a long day of exploring the wonders in the nearby Newberry National Volcanic Monument, hiking through the Deschutes National Forest, or skiing down Mt. Bachelor, you’ll need a little down time. Relax in one of the area spas, or settle down in the Deschutes Brewery for a few brews after a delicious steak dinner at Bos Taurus or The Blacksmith. Trying to eat more responsibly? Dine at Deeply Rooted or Salud Live Kitchen before the brew pub.
Both our mountain view vacation rentals and our city view rentals feature all the amenities you’re looking for in a luxury vacation rental. From fully equipped kitchens with stone countertops, free Wi-Fi (so you can keep in touch with the rest of the world if you have to), and spa-like in-suite bathrooms with soaker tubs.
With warm wood floors and stone fireplaces, wide open floor plans, and plenty of windows to let in that gorgeous mountain view or the view of bustling downtown, whichever vacation rental you select will provide the perfect backdrop for your vacation here in Bend. Get that fireplace going, snuggle up and enjoy a stress-free evening.
Many of our mountain view and city view vacation rentals also feature private hot tubs and grills. Pick up a few locally sourced steaks from The Meat Locker or Primal Cuts Market or fresh vegetables from Volcano Veggies or The Vegetable Man for veggie-kabobs, and show off your grilling chops. After, take a relaxing soak in the hot, churning bubbles in the hot tub, while you enjoy a refreshing beverage and the scenery.
Bend Vacation Rentals with Mountain and City Views
When you book your vacation rental here in Bend, why not book a rental that takes full advantage of the amazing mountain views, or a view overlooking the Old Mill or Historic Downtown Bend? These views are just one of the many amenities you will enjoy when you stay in one of our vacation rentals in Bend. Give us a call today for help selecting the perfect rental for your perfect vacation in Bend.