With great food and comfortable places to stay, Bend has it all: Gerry Frank’s Picks


Whether you love winter sports, lounging by the fire, or strolling lighted streets filled with shops, great food and great beers, consider Bend for your next winter getaway.

For a resort that has it all – great views, amenities, and enough on-site things to do that you won’t even have to leave, it doesn’t get much better than Tetherrow (61240 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend; 844 431-9701; tetherow.com). Personalize your experience by staying in one of their eco-friendly hotel rooms or make yourself comfortable in a more private setting at one of their vacation rental homes (especially attractive when traveling in a group) . In any case, you will have the luxury of having access to the Clubhouse, the golf course, the dining room, the heated swimming pool and the hot tub as well as other amenities.

Dining options include Line (pub style restaurant), by Solomon (an elevated dining restaurant by reservation only) and Coffee (a casual restaurant inside Tetherow Sport). If you still feel like exploring outside of this restful retreat, take advantage of the shuttle service that will take you to Mount. Bachelor, Old Mill District, Downtown Bend and more. Prices start around $ 209.

Outdoor enthusiasts are sure to enjoy a stay at Lodge (19221 SW Century Drive, Bend; 541-306-3111; logecamps.com). Not only is this outdoor adventure-oriented motel a 20-minute drive from Mount Bachelor, it’s conveniently located along a hiking or biking trail; plus, a 15 minute bike ride to downtown Bend.

Lodge has all the amenities you might consider when planning your next adventure, including ski lockers, a winter equipment rental store (open daily), bike racks, and stations bicycle tuning. If you are looking for a luxury getaway, the Lodge is not for you, but if you want to soak up Bend’s outdoor scene, this is the place for you. There are several packages and promotions to consider when booking online or over the phone, but the average cost for a standard reservation ranges from $ 109 to $ 119.

Travelers who wish to shop, eat and drink their way through Bend may prefer a stay at The Oxford Hotel (10 NW Minnesota Avenue, Bend; 541-382-8436; oxfordhotelbend.com), located in the heart of historic downtown. This elegant boutique hotel offers luxury and comfort while remaining dedicated to lasting hospitality. The rooms are as spacious as they are comfortable.

A tasty restaurant on site, Wander (roambend.com), serves seasonal creations made with fresh, local ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner (try the half chicken or lamb shank); fine wines, craft beers and cocktails are also available. It is an ideal stay for those who want to be part of the bustle of Bend. Prices start around $ 185.

All of the mentioned accommodation options are pet-friendly, so the whole family can have fun, even your furry companions.

The fourth edition of the guide “Gerry Frank’s Oregon” is available via oregonguidebook.com; 503-585-8411; [email protected]; amazon.com; Macy’s; and PO Box 2225, Salem, OR 97308.

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