Vacationing has become a modern must-have. Whether taking a solo trip, a getaway with your significant other, or a wholesome holiday with family and friends, making time off your daily routine can work wonders for your physical and mental well-being. If you’re on the hunt for a suitable vacation spot, few places match the beauty and thrill of Bend. This charming city in Oregon’s Deschutes County has been a favorite among vacationers for years, thanks to multiple outdoor and indoor attractions. Here’s why you should make Airbnb vacation rentals in Bend your next choice.
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Airbnb Vacation Rentals in Bend
Your choice of lodging massively impacts the quality of your holiday. If you’re vacationing in Bend, enjoy an impressive variety of vacation rentals, perfect for the lone traveler, couples, or large groups. For the best premium homes in the city, look to Bend Vacation Rentals, Bend’s most recognized vacation rental enterprise. Pick from our expansive list of condos, private homes, and cabins in Downtown Bend and Old Mill District. Our short-term rentals offer numerous amenities, including well-furnished living rooms, fully-stocked gourmet kitchens, luxurious en suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, gas barbeque grills, and outdoor decks and patios with breathtaking views. Enjoy the ultimate home-away-from-home experience as you experience the thrill of Bend.
Impressive Culinary Scene
Bend is home to some of the state’s best restaurants, offering excellent culinary delights. Try Bos Taurus, Brickhouse Restaurant, or Tumalo Feed Company Steakhouse for the best steak in Bend. If you’re on a romantic getaway, Ariana Restaurant, South Bend Bistro, and The Blacksmith Restaurant offer a fine dining experience, perfect for a lovely dinner date. Pisano’s Woodfired Pizza, Little Pizza Paradise, and Pizza Mondo offer sumptuous pizzas, while Pastini and Trattoria Sbandati serve fantastic Italian food. Explore Asian cuisine at Chan’s Chinese Restaurant, Chi Chinese & Sushi Bar, Noi Thai Cuisine, or Wild Rose. If you want something sweet and savory, head to Bonta Natural Artisan Gelato and enjoy its stellar gelato flavors.
White Water Rafting
For the ultimate, adrenaline-pumping, on-water excursion, head out for a day of white water rafting on the famous Deschutes River. Sun Country Tours is one of Central Oregon’s most experienced whitewater rafting companies, offering four rafting tours on the Deschutes, Umpqua, and McKenzie rivers. The Lower Deschutes All Day Adventure takes you and your loved ones on a full-day tour of class 2 and 3 rapids through East Oregon’s canyons. The package features over three hours of rafting, lunch, and transport from your lodging to the river. Big Eddy Thriller offers several rafting tours, including easy-going trips down currents to heart-throbbing journeys down class 3 rapids. If you prefer something more laidback, hire a tube rental and float the Deschutes River or go for a scenic stand-up paddleboarding tour on quiet stretches of the river.
Explore Bend’s beautiful scenery on a lovely hike and experience some of the state’s most beautiful landscapes. If you’re new to hiking, routes such as Benham Falls Trail, Good Dog Loop, and Trail of the Molten Land offer less strenuous hikes. Tumalo Falls via Tumalo Creek Trail, Riley Ranch Trails, and Vista Butte Trail feature slightly longer routes, offering a moderate challenge. The toughest trails include the Mrazek Trail, Edison Lava Trail From Little Lava Lake, and Nash Lake via Mirror Lakes Trail. If you’re looking for a multi-day hiking excursion, take the Three Sisters Wilderness Area Trails and head out on a 48-mile route across the Deschutes National Forest.
If you prefer exploring on two wheels, take in Bend’s beauty on a spectacular bike tour across several trails. The Pine Nursery Park Trail and Deschutes River Loop via Farewell Bend Park offer peaceful rides within an urban setting. Bend City Bike Trails take you through 16.4 miles of fantastic scenery on the outskirts of town as you climb to over 1,000 feet, then descend at nearly 40 miles per hour. Twin Bridges Loop is one of Central Oregon’s favorite biking routes, covering almost 38 miles. The route offers mesmerizing views near the Cascades thanks to an elevation gain of just under 2,000 feet. Save yourself the hassle of transporting your bike and hire a rental at one of Bend’s bike rental companies. Check out Pine Mountain Sports, Ride 2 You Bike Shop Service & Rental, and Let it Ride Electric Bikes for excellent bike rentals in Bend.
Smith Rock State Park
Smith Rock State Park lies at the heart of central Oregon, offering diverse outdoor activities for the whole gang. The park is renowned for rock climbing, picnicking, angling, mountain biking, and hiking. The park’s strategic location in eastern Oregon makes it the perfect spot for catching a sunrise or sunset. The Bivouac campsite is the park’s sole campground offering tented camping along the North Western Crooked River Drive. If you’re not up for a tented camping experience, join the trend and camp inside your car. The hiking trails can get challenging, so carry a pair of trekking poles to ease the experience.
Old Mill District
Take your loved ones on a shopping outing at Old Mill District. This iconic shopping mall features over 40 shops, including big-name stores, boutiques, art galleries, wineries, and cinemas. Stop by American Eagle for high-end, trending clothing and accessories, ideal for 15- to 25-year-old guys and gals. For a relaxing spa session, head to Avalon Salon and enjoy exquisite services, including facials, manicures, pedicures, and massages. Game Stop is your one-stop shop for matters gaming, while Kara’s Kitchenware offers quality utensils, gadgets, and tools to take your culinary expertise to the next level.
Hayden Homes Amphitheater
The Hayden Homes Amphitheater is the state’s largest outdoor music arena. Since its inception in 2002, the auditorium has hosted over a million events, including concerts, graduations, craft beer festivals, and races. The arena sits along the Deschutes River, offering stunning views of the Cascade Mountains, while its central location allows you to bike or walk from anywhere in Bend. Regular performers include John Legend, Brandi Carlile, Bob Dylan, Kenny Chesney, and Jack Johnson. The venue can hold up to 8,000 concertgoers, giving you an excellent view from any corner. Enjoy free parking, multiple food carts, and Bend’s best beer, wine, and cocktails. To view the upcoming events, check out the Hayden Homes Amphitheater website and grab early-bird tickets.
Book Your Bend Vacation Rental Today
Bend draws an average of nearly 20,000 daily visitors, making it one of the state’s most renowned vacation spots. This iconic city in central Oregon sits on the eastern side of the Cascades Mountain range and the high desert, giving it a unique climate and breathtaking views. As you plan your Bend getaway, there are diverse attractions to explore, including pristine restaurants, epic hiking and biking trails, and thrilling whitewater rafting tours. The first step to planning a successful vacation is securing quality accommodation for you and your loved ones. At Bend Vacation Rentals, we offer high-end vacation homes in the heart of Bend, offering quick access to the city’s activities and attractions. Explore our impressive list of cabins, condos, downtown rentals, mountain view properties, and pet-friendly homes. All our rentals feature ample amenities, ensuring you enjoy a convenient, stress-free stay. Contact us today to secure your Bend vacation rental and prepare for the getaway of a lifetime.