Lara House Lodge celebrated its centennial birthday in 2010, but this Northwest-style bed and breakfast is anything but old. Featured in Seattle magazine’s Great Escapes 2010: Bend, the historic six-bedroom home earns points for location and gets its fresh feel from all-natural décor, exemplified by the rock wall that surrounds the property, the cherry-colored wood underfoot and overhead, and a wealth of natural sunlight that pours through its many windows. Warm-hued down comforters and private bathrooms bolster the homey feel in each of the guest rooms, including three king rooms and three queen rooms that gift visitors the feeling of royalty without having to hire a court jester. Beyond plasma and LCD TVs equipped with extended cable, windows overlook Drake Park's lush swath of land that hugs the banks of the Deschutes River.
Lara House Lodge's sun room, filled with plush sofas and chairs, is a popular spot for guests to enjoy their morning breakfast, which is made from local and organic produce whenever possible. In-house chefs brew local organic coffee and set out homemade granola, organic yogurt, and pastries. As evening falls, guests gather to enjoy wine and appetizers on the candlelit porch before trekking five minutes into downtown for dinner, drinks, or live theater and music at the historic Tower Theatre. Bend is home to seven microbreweries⎯many within walking distance of the lodge⎯so guests can leave the car keys at home and avoid designated-driver disputes settled via cage wrestling.
When you stay at Red Lion Hotel Bend in Bend, you'll be in the business district and convenient to Tower Theater and Pilot Butte State Park. This hotel is within close proximity of Drake Park and River's Edge Golf Course.
Make yourself at home in one of the 75 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Your pillowtop bed comes with triple sheeting and cotton sheets. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have handheld showerheads and complimentary toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities, including a spa tub, a fitness facility, and a seasonal outdoor pool. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café, and room service (during limited hours) is provided.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include business services, audiovisual equipment, and express check-out. Planning an event in Bend? This hotel has 2000 square feet (186 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Free self parking is available onsite.
In the heart of Bend, Pine Ridge Inn is close to Deschutes Brewery and Les Schwab Amphitheater. This hotel is within close proximity of Old Mill District and Bend Factory Stores.
Make yourself at home in one of the 20 air-conditioned rooms featuring fireplaces and LCD televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with cotton sheets and down comforters, and all rooms are furnished with double sofa beds. Rooms have private balconies or patios where you can take in city and river views. Cable programming and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and a concierge desk.
Mingle with other guests at a complimentary manager's reception, held daily at late afternoon. A complimentary full breakfast is served daily.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and a computer station. Planning an event in Bend? This hotel has facilities measuring 800 square feet (74 square meters), including a meeting/conference room. Free parking is available onsite.
The snow-capped peak of Mount Bachelor is visible in the distance across much of the Sunriver Resort property. For $10 round-trip, the resort offers transportation to and from the mountain's ski resort, just 20 miles away. At Mount Bachelor, skiers and snowboarders explore 71 runs spread out over more than 3,000 acres. With some accompanying adult tickets, kids 18 or younger ski or snowboard free, as do their imaginary skiing friends. Along the Deschutes River, a series of Class VI rapids known as Benham Falls has been designated impassable for watercraft. But the falls can still be observed from mountain and hiking trails along the riverbanks. Depending on current snow conditions, the trails typically stay open year-round.
Although gray skies loom over most of the Pacific Northwest, Bend averages 300 days of sun per year. Because of its warm, dry climate, high-desert terrain pervades the area in the form of thick juniper trees, arid winds, and snow-capped mountains. About 14 miles from Seventh Mountain Resort, imposing Mt. Bachelor tempts skiers and snowboarders with more than 70 powder-covered slopes. Summer activities abound at spots such as Smith Rock State Park, whose many easy day hikes provide beautiful vistas of deep river canyons inhabited by golden eagles, mule deer, and river otters. A five-minute drive southwest leads travelers to the Deschutes River, home to both smooth waters and churning Class III rapids. Whitewater rafters barrel along with the current as mountain bikers traverse miles of hilly trails lining the river's banks. A 15-minute drive into downtown Bend brings travelers to a cluster of restaurants, boutiques, and galleries. With outdoor tables and hanging pots of purple begonias dotting every street corner, the area has the feel of a quaint East Coast hamlet. Instead of chain restaurants and big-box stores, visitors find one-of-a-kind nooks, including nine local microbreweries. Among the best of these is Deschutes Brewery, which has earned acclaim from both beer-festival judges and local sippers. The award-winning Obsidian stout encompasses notes of chocolate, espresso, roasted malt, and black barley. A passion for beer pervades the city; it's not unusual to catch sight of the cycle pub, a mobile keg on wheels propelled by up to 14 customers pedaling through the downtown streets.
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