When the going gets tough, take a vacation. Face it – there are only so many hours you can put in at work before your body and mind start to scream for a breather. If you’re searching for the ideal vacation spot, the picturesque city of Bend, Oregon is a long-time fan-favorite, drawing over seven million visitors yearly. Our Bend vacation rentals with a fireplace are a great choice to add some luxury to your stay!
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Things To Do In Bend, OR This Weekend
A vacation rental should consistently deliver a home-away-from-home feel. Bend hosts some of the most posh vacation rentals in the state, offering vacationers a premier experience. An open concept design affords plenty of space to move about, while large windows allow ample natural light to enter. One of the first things you’ll notice when you walk in is the comfy furnishings in the living room area. You and your fellow vacationers can sit back and relax as you enjoy some chit-chat around a cozy fireplace. The homes also feature air conditioning to help create the ideal in-house conditions for a comfortable stay, regardless of the season. Explore rentals ranging from one-bed to six-bed options, making them perfect for a romantic couple’s getaway or a thrilling wholesome holiday with the family. Plush bedrooms with snug bedding make for a comfortable setting to lie down after a long day of exploring, while the kitchen area makes it easy to whip up your favorite meals when you’re indoors. Free WiFi creates access to the latest and best movies and series while allowing you to stay updated on your socials.
Epic Offroading Adventures
Bend features hundreds of miles of off-road tracks, making it one of the state’s best places to explore on two or four wheels. The Edison Butte OHV Trail System stretches approximately 25 miles and is ideal for off-road vehicles, including motorbikes, Jeeps, quads, and All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs). The trail cuts through beautiful lava ridges and lies off Forest Road 45 and Cascade Lakes Highway, some 19 miles from Bend. If you’re planning a winter Bend getaway, Edison Butte Sno-Park Trailhead offers access to snowmobiles once the snow packs the ground. For the ultimate off-roading excursion, the Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route 3 cuts through the Deschutes National Forest and offers 368 miles of moderately challenging terrain for a scenic driving experience.
Hearthrobbing Skydiving Adventures
There’s nothing like falling to the earth at over a hundred miles per hour before deploying a parachute for a safe descent. Bend offers tantalizing skydiving excursions, creating that matchless, once-in-a-lifetime feeling. One of Bend’s most renowned skydiving companies is Skydive Awesome!, a skydiving school offering thrills to different levels of jumpers. If you’re new to skydiving, the best way to take your first jump is by taking a tandem dive with an experienced instructor. Other reputable companies worth checking out include Central Oregon Sky Sports, Skydive Oregon, and Eugene Skydivers. The average altitude of a dive is 10,000 feet, and the experience lasts for five to six minutes, with the first 30 to 90 seconds spent in freefall. If skydiving is on your bucket list, there’s no better place to take the plunge than in Bend.
Thrilling Whitewater Rafting
Bend is home to the famous Deschutes River, a 252-mile natural landmark cutting through the Oregon landscape. This renowned river delivers epic whitewater rafting excursions, with several companies offering the service. Sun Country Tours is a staple in rafting tours, with several trips, including Big Eddy Thriller and Raft ‘N Brew, catering to beginners, while McKenzie Magic, Umpqua 2-Day, and All Day Adventure cater to beginners and intermediate rafters. Other well-known companies include Ouzel Outfitters, Nate’s Rogue Adventures, and Seventh Mountain River Company. Some rafting tours are ideal for kids aged six and above, making the activity the perfect for a fun-filled family day out.
Bend’s landscape has numerous natural wonders, including rivers, falls, lakes, and caves. One of the best ways to take in the beauty of Bend is on scenic hikes along any of the city’s trails. If you’re a newcomer to the thrills of hiking, routes such as Tumalo Falls and Double Falls, Deschutes River Trail: Old Mill Reach, and Good Dog Loop offer shorter hikes. Try Tumalo Falls Loop, Riley Ranch to Tumalo State Park, and Phil’s & Kent’s Trail Loop for a moderate challenge. If you’re a seasoned hiker and prefer a stern challenge, trails such as Bend Glacier & No Name Lake, Tam McArthur Rim to Broken Top Loop, and Fuzztail Butte via Arnold Ice Cave & Coyote offer multi-hour routes that crisscross the natural landscape. Hikes provide beautiful views of nature while also helping improve your overall mental and physical health.
Beautiful Bike Rides
If hiking isn’t up your alley, you can always hit the trails on a bike and cycle your way across the Bend area. Three of the best routes for beginners to explore include Pine Nursery Park Trail, Deschutes River Loop via Farewell Bend Park, and Pilot Butte Extended Loop. The Bend City Bike Trails cover 16.4 miles and offer an intermediate challenge, with the first mile featuring a 500-foot elevation. Twin Bridges Loop is a favorite among bikers and covers nearly 35 miles, with excellent terrain scenery and nearby mountain ranges. You can bring your mountain bike, but if you prefer skipping the hassle, Bend has several bike rental companies. Sunnyside Sports, Ride 2 You Bike Shop Service & Rentals, Let it Ride Electric Bikes – Tours & Rentals, and Sagebrush Cycles offer mountain bike rentals, with some offering service in case your two-wheeler gets damaged.
Sumptuous Culinary Scene
One of the foremost considerations when choosing the ideal vacation destination is its culinary scene. Thankfully, Bend has a rich food scene with over 20 restaurants offering various dishes and menus. If you love Mexican food, Parilla Grill is renowned for its classics, including tacos, fajitas, and wraps. The drinks list isn’t shabby either, with margaritas, tequila, and several draft beers on the menu. Chow Restaurant is an excellent go-to for breakfast, with options such as crispy tortillas, peppery hollandaise sausage, pickled jalapenos, and buttermilk pancakes. Bos Taurus is a meat lover’s paradise offering choice cuts of beef such as Japanese Wagyu and various steak varieties. On the drinks side, choose from an expansive selection of spirits, cocktails, and beer. If you’re looking for something sweet and savory, Bonta Gelato serves fresh, natural hand-made gelato with 18 flavors, including Peanut Butter and Fudge, Salted Chocolate, and Dulce de Leche.
Book Your Bend Vacation Rental Today
Bend isn’t your average vacation destination. This beautiful city in the Beaver is a holiday paradise offering several attractions and activities for the whole family. As you head out to Oregon for your next holiday, choosing the right vacation rental goes a long way in determining the quality of your stay. At Bend Vacation Rentals, we offer an expansive variety of holiday homes, including impressive five-bedroom options with top-notch amenities such as comfortable furnishings, spacious interiors, cozy bedding, kitchen areas, free WiFi, and a fireplace. All our rentals lie close to the city and offer easy access to all of Bend’s attractions. Contact us today to book your Bend vacation rental and enjoy the serenity and thrill that this picturesque city provides.