Bend is Central Oregon’s largest city and located in the high desert just east of the Cascade Mountains along the Deschutes River. With an arid climate and more than 300 days of sunshine a year, Bend’s diverse, natural landscape includes snow-capped mountains, alpine lakes, rushing rivers, densely wooded forests and wide-open ranges. This variety of outdoor playgrounds provides endless fun for visitors and residents alike. Our selection of vacation rentals in Bend Oregon is ready to welcome you!
Whether hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, skiing, fishing, camping, and rock climbing, there’s something for all outdoor enthusiasts. Ski or mountain bike at Mt. Bachelor, fish along the Deschutes River, or hike and bike along numerous scenic trails. Hit the water for stand-up paddle boarding, white water rafting, or freestyle swimming. Practice your swing at numerous scenic golf courses. When you want to catch your breath, relax in one of our beautiful and comfortable Bend OR rentals.
After a day of fun, dine in award-winning restaurants, cafes and breweries. In fact, Bend has more breweries per capita than any other city in Oregon. Explore Bend’s unique neighborhoods that have their own style, including Downtown Bend, the Old Mill District, Northwest Crossing, Awbrey Butte, and Eastside. Visit Bend and you’ll know why it is consistently picked as a top destination for vacations, recreation and even relocation. Book one of our vacation rental homes in Bend Oregon and start planning your vacation today!
Oregon is one of the craft beer capitals of America, with Bend being known as “Beer Town USA”. Of Oregon’s many craft microbrewery hotspots, Bend is the most renowned. The Bend Ale Trail is a fun, interactive way to explore the city’s best microbreweries, and allows visitors aged twenty-one years and older to gather stamps in their Bend Ale Trail Passport in order to win prizes while tasting the delicious beer that Bend has to offer. After a night of sampling various beers, your vacation rental home will be ready to welcome you with comfy beds and first-class amenities.
With its abundance of natural lakes and rivers, Bend is the perfect place for anglers looking to cast their line in an idyllic setting. The Bend fishing scene varies from bait fishing and bank fishing to fly fishing and canoe fishing, with relatively equal popularity. You don’t have to venture too far away from your Bend vacation rental since you can even fish in town! Several local parks in the city offer fishing, including youth fishing for anglers ages seventeen and under at Shevlin Park and all-ages fishing at Pine Nursery Park.
Despite Oregon’s reputation for constant rain and wet conditions, Bend actually enjoys ample sunshine and a dry climate due to its high desert environment, making it ideal for golfing—so much so, in fact, that Bend has earned the nickname of “the Palm Springs of the North,” boasting three of America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses as ranked by Golf Digest.
Mountain Bike Action magazine named Bend, Oregon the best Mountain Bike Town in the country. Mountain biking in Bend Oregon is perhaps one of the best ways to explore the rugged wilderness of the area. With close to 300 miles of single track, you can embark on a challenging, invigorating mountain biking excursion into tranquil forests with diverse terrain. Bend’s meticulously maintained trails cater to riders of all abilities and disciplines, from beginner and kid-friendly cross country, to downhill and dirt-jumping.
Skiing, Snowboarding, Nordic Skiing
Conde Nast rated Mt. Bachelor as one of the Top Fifty Ski Resorts in North America for twelve consecutive years, while TransWorld Snowboarding Magazine ranked Mt. Bachelor as the fourth greatest spot in America for snowboarding due to its variety of trails and terrain suited to snowboarders of all ages, abilities, and snowboarding styles. If you’re ready to leave the warmth and comfort of your vacation rental in Bend, beyond Mt. Bachelor’s immense network of snowboarding trails, you can also find snowboarding equipment for rent or purchase, as well as lessons and camps for adults and children.
Natural landmarks like the Deschutes River wind their way through the heart of Bend and into the peaceful forests outside of town, where their strong currents and rapids allow visitors to the area to enjoy the extreme (and extremely fun) sport of whitewater rafting. There are several local whitewater rafting charter services specialize in giving guided tours along rivers like the Deschutes River, the McKenzie River, and North Umpqua River by Crater Lake National Park.