Ways to beat the heat when it's hot in Central Oregon

Keep and carry on when it's toasty in Bend!

Sure, Bend has amazing summer weather but it does get a little toasty in the summer from time to time. If you're visiting Bend, Oregon during a heatwave, here are some ways to stay cool while staying at our hotel in Bend, Oregon.

The pools at the Riverhouse Hotel
A perk of staying at our hotel is our outdoor and indoor pools.  The Riverhouse Hotel is one of the few Bend Oregon hotels that has an outdoor pool and hot tub. Cool off by our pool and enjoy poolside beverage and food service Tuesday through Saturday from our poolside cafe.
 
Sit in the shade on the deck at Crossings
Relax with lunch or dinner in the shade along the Deschutes River at Crossings at the Riverhouse. Our chef has created some dishes that are on the lighter side including our Island Breeze Salad or grilled flatbreads! Staff tip: get the blackened shrimp on the Island Breeze!
 
Golf during Super Twilight Rates
Love to golf?  Golfers will admire the mountain views at River's Edge Golf Course and save money during our super twilight for $25 which includes a round of 18 holes with cart after 5 pm.  
 
Float the River
Many locals say it's a must to float the Deschutes River when visiting Central Oregon. Here's our guide for floating the river from the Old Mill to Drake Park with tips and tricks for having a safe and fun float trip.
 
Raft the Deschutes
For the more adventurous type, cool down on a rafting trip from Sun Country Tours.  They offer a few options including a Lower Deschutes All Day Adventure out of Maupin,  McKenzie Magic on the Mckenzie River and the ever popular Big Eddy Thriller on the Deschutes just down the road from Bend.  
 
Head to the mountains
Take a day trip to the Cascade Mountains to enjoy some chillier weather. Find out why we're the best place to stand up paddle board in the US and paddle board the Cascade Lakes. Get moving and  hike the Pacific Crest Trail, Green Lakes Trail or find one of the many along Cascade Lakes Highway. Mt. Bachelor just isn't for skiing anymore! In the summer take a chair lift ride to enjoy a sunset dinner, play frisbee golf or downhill mountain bike at their new bike park open this summer.