Through 1859 Explore, experience Bend like a local—or if you’re local, live it up like a tourist—by hanging your beanie at a historic Lavabelles cottage. If it’s just the two of you, opt for “Laverne,” a retro chic one-bedroom with a sleeping loft and mountain views. Each completely remodeled home is furnished with vintage and modern pieces, stocked and cleaned with environmentally friendly products, and supplied with high quality linens and European duvets. It’s stumbling distance from the shops and restaurants downtown, and it’s an easy walk to the Old Mill District—which plays host to Bend’s annual WinterFest in February. After a day on the slopes or in the backcountry, head to McMenamins for a dip in the Turkish soaking pool or lounge seating in the movie theater. Passes come with the rental. There are plenty of things to do, see, eat and drink in Bend, but there’s no shame…

Wanderlust Tours

Since 1993, Wanderlust Tours has specialized in outdoor tours, outdoor activities and things to do while on vacation in Bend and Sunriver, and has won numerous awards. Wanderlust Tours offers half-day guided tours and trips in Bend, Sunriver and Sisters. Their small group tours take tourists off the beaten path away from crowds to seek out the quiet of the Central Oregon Cascade lakes, rivers, forests and caves. Summer tours include canoeing, kayaking, spelunking, volcano sightseeing, evening tours, GPS Eco-Challenge trips and special events. In the winter months, tours include guided snowshoeing, spelunking and GPS Eco-Challenge trips. Wanderlust Tours also provides outings for corporate and family tour groups, retreats and meetings. All tours include a guide, transportation and equipment. Tours depart daily from central locations in Bend and Sunriver, Oregon.

Black Butte Ranch

Recreation is never ending when you have a Central Oregon destination such as ours! All four seasons provide outstanding outdoor activities at the Ranch and in the surrounding Sisters country area! Spring is a beautiful time to see the Black Butte Ranch wake up from the winter. Melting snow, gives way to outstanding hiking trails, bike trails*, bird watching and fishing. All of these are perfect activities to bring the camera along, as the pictures are outstanding in our central Oregon vacation destination. During the summer the Ranch offers all the activities your family desires. Five swimming pools, 36 holes of mountain golf, 18 miles of bike paths, day camp and kids activities, adventure recreation, kayaking, boating, horseback riding, trail rides and more. Summer vacation memories are at their best at Black Butte Ranch! Fall provides some of the best Oregon golf and scenery imaginable within the state. With the…


Mio Sushi

Mio Sushi provides quality at reasonable prices in a casual, family- friendly dining atmosphere by offering fresh and delicious foods that are also healthy and affordable for you and your family. Customers visit the many Oregon locations time and again for the value we offer and have made Mio Sushi a local Japanese restaurant of choice. Explore an extensive menu of traditional and well-crafted fusion dishes that are sure to please kids, sushi novices and experts alike. 

McKay Cottage Restaurant

Fresh ingredients, attention to detail and great service make McKay Cottage Restaurant one of Bend’s best breakfast and lunch destinations. Warm muffins, homemade scones, cinnamon rolls and pecan sticky buns along with freshly baked desserts greet you at the door.  Award-winning food and service await inside. McKay Cottage is a casual, elegant neighborhood restaurant nestled in a beautifully restored historic craftsman cottage — former home of Bend pioneers Clyde and Olive McKay and their son Senator Gordon McKay. Relocated to O.B. Riley Road across from the Deschutes River and restored to its original quiet grandeur, the McKay Cottage Restaurant is now home to Bend’s best creative comfort food. Learn more about McKay Cottage photo courtesy of McKay Cottage

Jen’s Garden

Jen’s Garden is an intimate cottage offering a dining experience inspired by southern France. Pursue culinary adventure with a five-course, three-course or à la carte dinner. Dishes are created using the freshest regional ingredients matched with a carefully constructed selection of European and domestic wines and beers.