Come experience Bend the way it was meant to be in one of our luxury vacation rental properties in the city. Drake Park Villa is one of our finest properties in Bend and is found right on the water. This 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home has plenty of space for 6 guests to all stay under a single roof.
Drake Park Villa can be found on the banks of the Deschutes River. Guests will love the Tudor style design of this multilevel home. As you enter this gorgeous home, you will immediately notice the open floor plan that connects each room instead of hiding them behind walls. The spacious living area is a welcoming space that features plenty of plush furniture that is perfectly placed in front of the large gas fireplace. Brazilian hard wood flooring and a natural wood ceiling beam provide a Pacific Northwest vibe that Bend is known for. Immediately behind the living area is the large gourmet kitchen that also continue the natural wood theme with gorgeous cabinets. A spacious granite countertop offers plenty of space to prepare a meal and have bar seating. Stainless steel appliances are new and offer plenty of room to store and prepare your food. A media room is just around the corner and offers up a game table and large flat screen TV to help you unwind.
The second floor of Drake Park Villa is where you can find the three bedrooms of the property. The master suite features a plush king size mattress and an en suite bathroom complete with a double sink and soaking tub. The remaining two bedrooms feature plush queen size mattresses and share the hallway restroom just around the corner. The living area can also be converted into a sleeping area if you have additional guests in your party.
Drake Park Villa also features an expansive yard and patio deck where you can enjoy the beautiful Oregon weather. Grill up on the BBQ grill as you enjoy the riverside views. The fenced-in yard is the perfect space to let the little ones run around having fun. Drake Park Villa is just a short drive away from downtown and also the many trails in the area.
As you can see, Drake Park Villa is a one-of-a-kind property that will elevate your stay in Bend. Book this highly desirable property today just in time for your Bend getaway.
While most visitors come to Bend during the winter to ski down Mt. Bachelor, there is also a variety of incredible sightseeing spots that you should check out. These spots bring out the beauty of Oregon and the incredible wilderness surrounding our town. Here are our top winter Bend sightseeing spots to check out in Bend:
If you are ready for a cold hike in the snow, make sure you check out Tumalo Falls during the winter. This incredible hike is beautiful year-round with a flowing waterfall during the summer. However, during the winter you can see glistening ice and snow decorate the shoreline and on top of the water. Make sure to dress up for the hike, as it will be chilly outside!
The views from the summit of Mt. Bachelor are flat out incredible. If you are a ski enthusiast or enjoy a round or two of snowboarding down the mountain, make sure you visit this popular mountain. Mt. Bachelor features your standard ski lifts that will take you from the base up to the summit with an aerial ride that is always a joy. Once you are up top, document your journey with a GoPro or other kind of video equipment that will show your thrilling ride down the mountain. Nothing beats a trip up Mt. Bachelor!
There are only four cities in the United States that have a volcano within its boundaries. Bend is fortunately one of those cities with an extinct volcano just down the road. Pilot Butte is a lava dome that was created as part of this volcano, resulting in a cinder cone butte that reaches 500 feet above the horizon. You will be able to get panoramic views of the area in sweeping shots. The hike up to the scenic point is fairly easy so hikers of all experience levels can enjoy the incredible views up top. Additional sightseeing points outside the city also include Lava Butte, Tumalo Mountain, and Maiden Peak. Expect plenty of snow during the winter that will make these areas harder to trek.
Bend is waiting for your next winter getaway this season. Come check out all of these incredible sights with ease when you rent one of our vacation rentals. Each property is privately owned, giving you plenty of space and luxury amenities local resorts cannot offer.
There is enough to take advantage of in Bend, Oregon for a lifetime of exploring. As such, there is no vacation duration too long in Bend. While you will not see everything there is to see throughout a week here, this is a great amount of time for taking advantage of the incredible natural beauty and the unique nature of the community here. The following are a few ideas on how you should spend your week long Bend Oregon vacation.
There are so many unique establishments throughout Bend that provide delicious food, one of a kind drinks, and endless fun. It is always a good idea to start your day at one of the town’s favorite breakfast spots of which there are many. Jackson’s Corner is one of the most popular in town, with two locations and an unparalleled dedication to providing the freshest, locally-sourced ingredients. A visit here beckons for their town-famous Green Eggs and Ham. You can find other local favorite spots in Chow, The Victorian Café, and The Sparrow Bakery.
Moving on to lunch, there is a lot to love about your options in Bend. Drake is one of the best places to go if you are looking for a bit more of an upscale experience. They are known for inventive takes on classic sandwiches, seasonal salads, and the town’s favorite fish & chips. Find other great options in places like Barrio, Pilot Butte Drive In, and 10 Barrel Brewing Company.
For a unique dining experience that you can only find in Oregon, look for the amazing food being served out of Airstream in the rolling restaurant called Spork. Here, you will find fusions of cuisine from all over the world, perhaps best summarized by the West African Peanut Curry. Other great options are 5 Fusion and Sushi Bar, McMenamins Old St Francis School, and SOBA.
This section could go on forever as there are endless beautiful things to see doing your Bend Oregon vacation, but let’s focus on some of the fundamentals. A good way to start the out on day one of the vacation is to visit a local favorite in Pilot Butte. There are multiple ways to get to the top of this 500-foot volcano in the center of town. Whether you hike or drive to the top, you can expect to find incredible views of the town and incredible mountains that surround.
A trip here is also incomplete without a visit to one of the many waterfalls in the area. One of the most popular is an hour and a half away from Bend in Marion Falls, and is always worth the trip. You can get there by taking a short hike from the Marion Trailhead.
At least one day should be dedicated to experiencing the one-of-a-kind craft beer scene in Bend. The best way to do this is to take advantage of the Bend Ale Trail. This trail consists of countless breweries lining the downtown area. For a one-of-a-kind experience, take advantage of the Bend Brew Bus half day tours.
Finally, you should take advantage of some kind of special event while you are in town. There is no shortage of these, as there is typically some kind of festival, live music event, or community celebration every day in Bend. For a look at the calendar of every type of event imaginable, check out https://www.visitbend.com.
While you will find endless things to love throughout the Bend area, there is also so much to love about the many beautiful pieces of real estate that call this town home. You will find some of the highest quality of these homes throughout the selection of vacation rental properties provided by Arrived, one of the top vacation rental companies in the area. Amidst exquisite mansions and charming little condos, you can expect plenty of space to stretch out and relax. You can count on this space to include high quality furniture, flat screen TVs, comfy beds, high-end kitchen appliances, elegant décor, and much more. Find the perfect cherry on top of a week long Bend Oregon vacation in the form of a gorgeous vacation rental by contacting Arrived today!