Our Bend Vacation Rentals
When you want the very best in comfort and value, our rental homes in Bend are the best deal around. For a similar price to a hotel, you’ll get so much more, including full-sized kitchens for preparing your own meals, any time of night or day. Enjoy relaxing in the evening after a full day’s adventure, on cozy sofas, watching your favorite shows or movies on a huge flat-screen TV. Cuddle up around a fireplace with a glass of wine or make a BBQ in the backyard. Many of our places to stay in Bend, Oregon are also pet-friendly, so go ahead and bring along the whole family, Fido included!
The Bend Ale Trail
There would be no way to discuss a St. Patrick’s Day excursion to Bend without mentioning the area’s famous craft brewery scene. Central Oregon is well-known in this arena, with Bend at the very epicenter. With dozens to choose from during your visit, you might easily get overwhelmed at trying to choose between them! Luckily, there are a few aids to help you along the way.
The Bend Visitors’ Center has curated a list of some of the very best must-see breweries and dubbed it the Bend Ale Trail. You can download and print your very own free passport at the Visit Bend Website, and when you’ve finished at least five visits, you win a prize. One huge perk is that many of these breweries are within walking distance of each other in downtown Bend, so no one will be tempted to drink and drive.
If walking seems like too much, consider one of the many fun Ale Trail tours available. The most uniquely Oregonian is probably Cycle Pub: specially crafted bikes that seat a maximum of 6 or 14 riders (depending on the model) that are piloted around the Ale Trail breweries by a (sober) guide. But you’ll still need to pedal to keep it moving, even if you’re not the one steering! Cycle Pub is a super-special way to celebrate any occasion that calls for a party. Not only will you visit numerous breweries along the way, but you can also take beer to-go in growlers, to sip as you ride along. If you love beer and bikes, you won’t want to miss this unique tour of Bend aboard Cycle Pub!
Explore the Great Outdoors
Bend is a great spot for outdoor activities in any season; visitors in March will find that although the weather’s warming up, there’s still plenty of snow to be found in the mountains. For a great tour that will show you the best of Bend in any season, contact Wanderlust Tours. Their snowshoe tours are popular from November through April, and if you’ve never done it before, they’re happy to show you how! Sample the true spirit of Bend on their “Shoes, Brews, and Views” tour: you’ll snowshoe to a spot with incredible views and sample some delicious craft brews from Cascade Lakes Brewery. Children eight and over are also welcome on this tour; they’ll just sip root beer instead!
In case that sounds a little too tame, Wanderlust Tours also has plenty of odder, more unique tours to offer. You can go snowshoeing at night on their Moonlight & Starlight Snowshoe Tour, and for a warmer version, join their Bonfire on the Snow Tour. For a deeper wilderness experience, check out their Crater Lake Tour, or even learn some serious survival skills in their Snow Camping Overnighter! They also offer cave exploration tours and daytime photography tours. You’re in good hands with Wanderlust!
Still Time to Ski
If snowshoeing is just not enough adrenaline for you, you’re in luck: Mount Bachelor, near Bend, still has plenty of snow to play with in the springtime. With a ski season that typically goes until May, St. Patricks Day Bend, Oregon vacationers can plan to go skiing, snowboarding, or sledding on this fabulous mountain. Hit the slopes if you’re experienced or take a lesson if you’re new to winter sports. Even if you don’t feel like skiing or snowboarding, there are great adventures to be had here: consider an authentic sled dog ride! Oregon Trail of Dreams will have you whizzing along behind an athletic team of dogs, guided by an Iditarod-racing elite athlete. This wild adventure will have the wind in your hair and your cheeks rosy with the cold; true animal lovers are also welcome to help water and feed the dogs after the ride’s end.
Enjoy planning your places to stay in Bend, Oregon for St. Patrick’s Day today!