Spring has sprung! If you’ve already busted through your spring cleaning list and are ready for a getaway after your hard work, check out what Oregon has to offer for your Easter vacation in Bend. This is one of the best times of the year to enjoy the area without all the crowds, but still with plenty of fun and exciting activities for the whole family!
Classic Events for Easter Vacation in Bend
Always the favorite activity, no Easter can really be considered complete without your traditional Easter egg hunt! You can spend a whole day on the hunt on your Easter vacation in Bend if you take advantage of all the available hunts; altogether, 20,000 Easter eggs get hidden across the city! Other popular holiday festivities include additional games, bouncy houses and local vendor booths to browse. If Easter is an important religious holiday to you, you can find the perfect Easter service during your stay in Bend at one of our city’s many churches. Enter a quick search online or talk to a local and you’re sure to find a service that fits your preference.
Brunch, the Most Important Meal of the Day
Brunch has always been one of the most popular Bend events, and some of the most amazing options roll out around Easter! Many local restaurants cater this special holiday weekend with buffets and brunch specials. At Currents at the Riverhouse, you can enjoy a terrific view of the Deschutes River while munching on their splendid brunch buffet. Some of the specialties they usually offer include scones, pastries, waffles, omelets, fresh seafood, carved meats and more! Their brunch is so popular, if you want to make sure you have a table, it’s recommended to book ahead of time. Of course, if you don’t make it to Riverhouse, there are plenty of other cozy brunch spots to check out for your Bend events!
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
If you need to get outside and burn off some brunch calories, there are great places to get active around Bend. The surrounding area features a national forest, state park, Pine Nursery Park, as well as several stunning waterfalls and breathtaking caves! There are plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, photography, and exploring. And when the day is done, you will be glad you have a comfortable home to relax and unwind in. Trust us, staying in a vacation home is way more fun than being cooped up in a hotel! Book your stay with Bend Vacation Rentals today and Easter 2020 will be one you won’t forget!
The early months of the year are such a wonderful time to come and visit Bend. The city is at its most lovely, the surrounding landscape is awash with winter beauty, and the city is alive with fun. Check out the upcoming events that we’re most eager to participate in when 2020 rolls around with vacation rentals in Bend:
Jan 30, 2020, 4:00 PM – Feb 2, 2020, 7:00 PM
Come join us for this year’s Winter PrideFest – an LGBTQ ski weekend at Mt. Bachelor. You’ll find yourself surrounded by a loving community and fun-filled events such as the “Welcoming Snocial,” an interesting panel discussion with LGBTQ athletes, dance parties, and more. This event is all about bringing us together, so grab your spot today!
Infinite Moment: Burning Man on the Horizon
Sat, Feb 1, 10 AM – 4 PM
High Desert Museum
59800 US-97, Bend, OR
Come and explore the newest exhibition opening up at the High Desert Museum in February. This display will be an exploration of the art and culture surrounding Burning Man, one of the most enigmatic and famous events in the world. Get a fresh understanding of it all at our favorite museum in Oregon.
Polar Plunge Bend
Sat, Feb 8, 9 AM – 2 PM
799 SW Columbia St, Bend, OR
A Polar Bear Plunge is an event held during the wintertime where the participants shed logic and jump into a cold body of water (regardless of the temperatures of the water or the great outdoors) in order to raise money for a charity. In this case, come and join us for this fun icy dive for Special Olympics Oregon, and warm up with some hot coffee in town afterward.
Oregon Winterfest 2020
Feb 15 – 17, 2020
SW Shevlin Hixon Dr, Bend, OR
Visit Bend and in the heart of February, you’ll find Oregon’s annual Winterfest. Over 40,000 people are expected to attend this year, and you can be one of them! We’ll have everything from ice carving to a fire pit and fire sculpture competition. With a Play Zone for your kids to let loose in, food vendors, and even a wine walk, you can easily attend this festival all three days and still not see it all.
Make Vacation Rentals in Bend Your Biggest Event
Wherever you go during your Bend getaway, you’ll want somewhere comfortable and warm to rest your head at the end of the night. Head over to our catalog right now to get a head start on your 2020 vacation by picking out one of the vacation rentals in Bend that’s right for you.
The 2010s are coming to a close, and we’ll be heading into the next decade together with vacation rentals in Bend. This is a big New Year’s to celebrate, so why not make the most of it and take a trip to a city as beautiful as our lovely Bend? Come and do the countdown with us and bring in your new year with the wonders of winter.
Redmond: Countdown to Noon, New Year’s Eve Party
827 SW Deschutes Ave, Redmond, OR
This is a great way to start off your Bend New Year’s eve day and celebrate the turning of the year if you have a family, and especially if you have young kids who can’t stay up until midnight. This party runs from 11:00am – 1:00pm on Bend New Year’s Eve, and you’ll get enjoy winter crafts, a countdown, and an apple cider toast.
New Year’s Eve Dinner
Elk Lake Resort and Marina
60000 Century Dr, Bend, OR
Begin your evening with fine dining before heading off to your midnight event. For just $5 extra you can upgrade to the lobster option and really revel in the luxury. They offer kids plates for $27 ($30 for lobster) as well, which makes this dinner a great family option.
2020 New Year’s Eve Celebration
McMenamins Old St. Francis School
700 NW Bond St, Bend, OR
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
Come and enjoy and night of live music with two different shows: Tony Smiley and Sugar Mama, both playing from 9:00pm – 12:30am. Tony Smiley is an award-winning loop artist whose stylings will leave you in awe, and Sugar Mama’s dance-rock will have you grooving on your feet well past midnight. You’ll be dancing your way into 2020!
New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party
16976 SW Brasada Ranch Rd, Powell Butte, OR
Try something different this year by attending a unique masquerade-style party with a twist. Dance to new wave, hip-hop, and more, all behind a mask per the style of the party! Raise your glass for a complimentary champagne toast when the countdown comes around.
Let Vacation Rentals in Bend Carry You into the New Year
Spend your holiday with us here at Bend Vacation Rentals. You’ll be so endlessly glad to have one of our vacation rentals in Bend to head home to after a fun-filled New Year’s Eve, and to be waking up in such a winter wonderland in the morning. Give us a call today at 541-385-9492 to get started.
Here in Bend, Oregon you’ll find that we have a developed style everywhere you look. Each restaurant, museum, shop, and neighborhood has a personality to it. Our Bend rentals each have their own distinct personality too—ones that you’ll fall in love with.
Stunning Pacific Northwest Architecture
Scroll through our listings and you’ll find that our rental homes are unparalleled in style. We offer houses from 1-5 bedrooms, so we have something for you whether you’re just bringing that special someone or a great big family. Our houses are all uniquely decorated, but you’ll find that they each exude the soft mountain vibes and northwestern atmosphere that we love so dearly here in Oregon, from cabin-style architecture to brick fireplaces all the way to modern chic.
Amenities Provided in Our Bend Rentals
Here at Bend Vacation Rentals, we’re primarily concerned with one thing and one thing only: ensuring that you get to experience the vacation that you want, exactly how you want it. The amenities we provide in our various rental homes really make this possible, from the convenience of cable and Wi-Fi to the luxury afforded by flat-screen TVs and private hot tubs. In our kitchens, you’ll find plenty of appliances, useful for those early morning breakfasts with the family before hitting the town. Comfortable luxury bathrooms are great for evening soaks in the tub after long days of vacation fun.
Unbridled Access to Bend
Our homes are so conveniently located that you’ll really feel like a part of the landscape when you’re here. Some of them have outdoor decks and patios so you can enjoy the great outdoors and the breathtaking views of the Oregon sky and mountains from the comfort of your own home. You’ll also get to enjoy close access to trails for hiking and mountain biking, and even get lift tickets upon arrival during the winter season. There’s nothing better than having a comfortable home nearby when you’ve had your fill of the wild slopes for the day. Head back into the warm indoors and grab a cup of coffee or hot chocolate in your luxury kitchen with your loved ones and enjoy the cozy and homely feeling that we make sure to fill each and every home with.
Stay in the Best Home That Bend Has to Offer
As the final days of winter begin to slide into the early days of spring, the city of Bend doesn’t lose its momentum. The fun keeps happening, and the excitement keeps growing, ensuring your stay in our mountain village will be exactly what you hoped for. And when you plan your visit around these upcoming events, the wow factor amps up even more! We’ve compiled this guide to upcoming events in Bend for you to peruse; find what you like and plan your unforgettable Oregon experience around that event!
Oregon WinterFest, Old Mill District, February 15th through February 17th
What better way to celebrate one of our favorite seasons than with a big party? The Oregon WinterFest is an annual event offering three days of unending music, tasty foods, and all the beer and wine you care to drink! Every minute of this three-day event is exciting and fun and you won’t want to miss a minute of the festivities, so purchase your tickets here and save a few bucks—literally! Tickets purchased at the gate will cost $3 more.
2019 Central Oregon Golf Show, Deschutes Convention Center, March 30th
As the winter thaws begin, many of our guests’minds turn to one thing: GOLF! Golf fans are an obsessed bunch, and in some snowy regions, they have actually discovered ways to play throughout the winter and at night with colored and glow-in-the-dark balls! In any case, the Central Oregon Golf Show is a much-awaited event in Bend, offering the opportunity to check out the latest and greatest equipment that’s available, meet with golf pros, and perhaps pick up a new golf shirt or two.
2019 Salmon Run, Athletic Club of Bend, April 7th
Mmmm, salmon! It’s our favorite fish and can be served in a multitude of ways, each one delicious. But the 2019 Salmon Run really has nothing to do with salmon and everything to do with running! This half-marathon, 10K, and 5K run takes its participants along well-maintained paved and dirt trails through some of the most beautiful scenery that Bend has to offer. And because this event takes place in the spring, it’s destined to be even more beautiful than ever! Offering a post-race celebration that includes the best local meals, drinks, and swag from the sponsors of this fun run, your Bend vacation promises to rise above all others when you take part! It’s definitely one of the best upcoming events in Bend to visit!
Book a Stay to Experience the Upcoming Events in Bend
Our Bend Vacation Rentals luxurious and comfortable getaways, of course! Offering spacious rooms, fully-equipped kitchens, and a warm and inviting ambience that will instantly make you feel at home, our properties will take your vacation to the next level of excellence—reserve yours today!
There’s nothing worse than returning from a dream vacation and discovering it’s going to take a year or longer to pay off the credit card debt you incurred. Vacations can be expensive, but if you do them right, there’s no need to quake over the arrival of your bill when you return home; making smart choices is easy when you start by renting one of our Bend Vacation Rentals vacation escapes. Our homes are beautiful, comfortable, and reasonably priced. And because you have our helpful staff at your side, we are providing this list of free Bend activities to help you save even more!
Visit the Arnold Ice Caves
Chances are you have never had the opportunity to visit an ice cave before and may not even know what they are; all of that is about to change! The simple answer as to what an ice cave is can be found in their name; the Arnold Ice Caves are caves filled with ice! The description doesn’t describe the sheer beauty you will find in these underground edifices found on the side of the Newberry Volcano, though, so visiting them is the only way to truly understand the wonders contained therein. The High Desert Museum in Bend has maps on how to get to the caves. This is an activity that should probably only be attempted by adults, so if you have young children, save the caves for next time! The caves are closed from November through mid-April.
Take a Day Trip to Painted Hills
You have to drive some ways for this next adventure, so, due to gas costs, it technically isn’t free, but it’s worth every penny. Considered one of the Seven Wonders of Oregon, the layers of colored hills will take your breath away! Hiking through the Painted Hills will give you the feeling you are on a different planet. To get here, follow US-26 E for 86.4 miles from Bend. You won’t need a sign to tell you that you arrived!
Walk in the Footsteps of Our Ancestors
The Bend area was a popular stop on the Oregon Trail, and Pilot Butte was once a landmark that allowed the travelers to gauge how far they had journeyed! Located in the Cascade Volcanic Arc, the cinder cone of a long dormant volcano marks the spot that offers the best sunset views in Bend and gives today’s visitors the opportunity to experience history at its finest.
Your Day’s Travels and Bend Activities Can Be Tiring
And once you are back in your Bend Vacation Rentals sweet escape, you’ll appreciate the premium beds that are cloud soft and topped with high thread count linens! Reserve yours today!