The kids are restless. They just aren’t loving their in-home school setup any more than you are loving your in-home office setup. It’s gotten hard for everyone to keep their attention on the task at hand. So why not take a time out from the in-home school situation? If everything is online anyway, would it really matter if your in-home school setup wasn’t in your home? We don’t think so. Time to head to Bend!
Easy Set Up
You could pack everything up and haul it all to Bend. Your children would have their own computer or laptop with all their favorite sites bookmarked. Or, you could just rent what everyone needs right here in Bend. Equipment rentals usually include set up, making things super easy for you. No worries about left behind connectors or equipment either. Getting your children’s in-home school set up has never been easier.
Our Bend vacation rentals come with free internet, cable, and flat-screen TVs so your kids can watch their favorite shows (after homework is complete of course). It’s easy to book a Bend vacation rental with an extra bedroom or two that your kids can use as their schoolroom. They’ll be separate and in a quiet location, but with the open floor plans in our rentals, you’ll be able to keep an eye on them.
School Time Can Be Fun Time Too
Treat the kids to a live history lesson when you take your group to the Deschutes Historical Museum. This free museum has a 1916 era schoolroom – your kids can see how good they have it now!
Or head to the High Desert Museum for historic exhibits on the Native Americans, fur trappers, miners and loggers who once inhabited this area. Walk through the Lazinka Sawmill, a working sawmill since the early 1900s. Kids of all ages will enjoy the wild animal exhibits and encounters in the Birds of Prey Center and the Desertarium with its smaller desert wildlife including burrowing owls, giant spiders, rattlesnakes, desert tortoises, and Gila monsters.
Enjoy Down Time
Let the kids outside! Let them exhaust themselves hiking or riding mountain bikes on the nearby mountain trails. If it’s the season, they can snowboard or ski. Try family friendly Mt. Bachelor for Nordic skiing, snow tubing and dog sled rides!
The entire family can swim, paddleboard or kayak on Sparks Lake, Mirror Pond or Hosmer Lake. A float down The River in the Old Mill District will be enjoyable for the whole family. Bend is the start of the Oregon Cascades Birding Trail, so there are excellent birding sites all around the area that will start a lifetime of bird watching. Their first glimpse of a bald eagle soaring above the tree tops or an osprey catching lunch is something they won’t forget.
If you love fly fishing, sign the kids up for lessons so they can share in your passion too. Bend is one of the Top Ten Fly Fishing towns in the country, so you can enjoy top notch fly fishing while they’re learning from the best.
Spend the day at Newberry National Volcanic Monument. The astronauts practiced their moonwalk in the 1950’s on this volcanic terrain, and the view of the caldera and surrounding Cascade Mountains from the top of Paulina Peak is well worth the hike!
Tired of the outdoors? Take the kids inside for roller skating at Cascade Indoor Sports, or head to Sun Mountain Fun Center for putt-putt, billiards, go-karts, bowling bumper cars and an arcade. End the day with a trip to Powell’s Sweet Shop, where everyone can select from hundreds of candy options. How about some wax lips?
Enjoy Your Vacation Rental in Bend
Our Bend vacation rentals are located near downtown Bend, in ski villages, nestled in forests or suburban areas, and fronting lakes and rivers. Each rental features different amenities and adjacencies to different activities. Choose a rental near Bend to be close to museums, shops, and restaurants. Choose a ski village community and everyone can be on the slopes in minutes. Choose a rental near mountain trails and the kids can take a quick bike ride for that much needed afternoon break.
Your kids may not enjoy the barbecue grill as much as you, but they’ll enjoy the results. Practice your skills on the grill while you enjoy the surrounding mountain views out on the deck. And we’re sure your kids will enjoy the healthy snacks you made in your rental’s fully equipped kitchen. If you’re worried about having time for things like grocery shopping, just take advantage of our concierge services like grocery delivery, gear rentals and delivery, babysitters and more.
Give us a call today and we can help you find the perfect vacation rental in Bend with the perfect in-home online school set up for your kids.