Unique and Beautiful
Just 20 minutes from our door is the vibrant community of Bend - rated one of the best places to live or retire by Fortune, Travel & Leisure, Time, and Outside. The Economist says, "Bend's appealingly dry climate... its small-town feel as its mix of leisure activities have made it a magnet..." The diversity of restaurants, shops, and cultural activities is unmatched for a community of its size.
- The name Bend was derived from "Farewell Bend," the designation used by early pioneers to refer to the location along the Deschutes River where the town eventually was platted, one of the few fordable points along the river.
- Bend is the only city in the continental U.S. besides Portland, Oregon to have an extinct volcano within its city limits.
- Bend is home to over 300 miles of mountain bike trails.
- The nearest commercial airport to Bend is Roberts Field in Redmond, 18 miles north.
- Bend is located at 3,623 feet above sea level.
- Mt. Bachelor, located just outside of Bend, offers a 3,365 vertical foot drop, 3,683 skiable acres, 71 runs and averages 370 inches of snow each year.
CENTRAL OREGON: Central Oregon boasts an abundance of pristine natural beauty that has made this region one of the most popular outdoor recreation areas in the world. With 300 days of sunshine a year and a blanket of fresh powder come winter, the High Desert country is a recreational mecca.
The possibilities are endless. Golf at more than 30 spectacular championship courses, fly-fish in over 150 rivers and lakes, paddle pristine mountain waters, single-track mountain bike, rock climb at Smith Rock and enjoy an abundance of snow sports atop Mt. Bachelor. And what's more, the region boasts an equally impressive selection of restaurants and breweries, a vibrant nightlife, unique lodging and a growing arts scene.