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Winter Activities

Enjoy Bend, Oregon with fun winter activities while making Riverhouse on the Deschutes your home base. We are located in the heart of Bend and Central Oregon – just five minutes from downtown and 30 minutes from Mt. Bachelor.

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Winter Wanderlust Tours
Discover what's around Bend with Wanderlust Tours! Wanderlust Tours has specialized in outdoor tours, activities, and things to do in Bend Oregon since 1993. Renowned for their knowledgeable and professional guides, their small group tours take you away from crowds to seek out the quiet of the Central Oregon Cascade lakes, rivers, forests, and caves.
Tours are subject to availability. Riverhouse guests can book these tours when booking your room or call 541-389-3111 or email the front desk at info@riverhouse.com to book.

Skiing and Snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor

Head to Mt.Bachelor this winter for its 65th season!
Mt. Bachelor is known for its dry snow along with having a long ski season running November through May. It's the largest ski resort in the state of Oregon and the second largest single-mountain ski resort in the U.S. (behind Vail) and the sixth largest of all ski resorts in the nation.

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A skier going down Mt Bachelor

Transportation to Mt. Bachelor

Riverhouse is only a 6-minute ride to the Bend Park & Ride where a shuttle takes guests up to the mountain. The shuttle departs the Bend Park & Ride between 6:30am & 10:30am every 30 minutes. It leaves Mt.Bachelor back to the Park & Ride between 12pm and 5pm every 30 minutes.

To reserve transportation from Riverhouse to the Bend Park & Ride please see the front desk.

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People ice skating at the Pavilion at sunset
Ice Skating at the Pavilion
Another winter attraction in Bend is an outdoor ice-skating rink that offers times for open skating.
Amenities at the rink include concessions, outdoor fire pits, group and private lessons and rental skates.
Be sure to check the schedule for open skate times on their website at the link below.


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Dog Sledding
Operated out of Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort join the Oregon Trail of Dreams Dog Sled experience.
Tour through the Cascade Mountains, taking in the sights of Central Oregon snow-covered cascades
and Mt. Bachelor from the comfort of a dog sled, no work required!
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People cross country skiing
Cross Country Skiing
Boasting one of the longest Nordic seasons in the country, Mt. Bachelor has its own Nordic lodge and offers
56 km of machine-groomed tracks for both classic and skate skiers. They offer private and group lessons
to hone your skills. There are several sno-parks along the Cascade Lakes Highway on the way to Mt. Bachelor that offer cross-country and snowshoe trails ranging from beginner to expert. Seasonal sno park passes
are required.
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Group snowmobiling in the forest
Snowmobiling
Explore over 1.6 million acres of Deschutes National Forest by snowmobile.
If you’re feeling adventurous, reserve a snowmobile through Central Oregon Rentals.



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Experience Bend

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Winter Activities

Enjoy Bend, Oregon with fun winter activities while making Riverhouse on the Deschutes your home base. We are located in the heart of Bend and Central Oregon – just five minutes from downtown and 30 minutes from Mt. Bachelor.

Learn more below!

Skier going down snow covered mountain

Winter Wanderlust Tours
Discover what's around Bend with Wanderlust Tours! Wanderlust Tours has specialized in outdoor tours, activities, and things to do in Bend Oregon since 1993. Renowned for their knowledgeable and professional guides, their small group tours take you away from crowds to seek out the quiet of the Central Oregon Cascade lakes, rivers, forests, and caves.Tours are subject to availability. Learn more about the awesome winter tours below!

Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor
Cross Country Skiing
Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing and Sledding
Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing and Sledding

Fall Activities

The leaves are changing, and the air is crisp and cool around town. Fall has arrived at Riverhouse on the Deschutes. Many think of Bend as a place to spend the summer, but fall is a well-kept secret. Here are a few things to do to savor the fall season.

Fall leaves and lake
Crisp Air & Stunning Colors
Fall Hiking
Hitting the ale trail for a pumpkin beer
Find the perfect gourd at a local pumpkin patch
Guest hiking along creek

Spring Activities  

The sun is shining and the flowers are blooming in Bend. As you're planning your spring escape, why not make the Riverhouse Hotel your home base when visiting.

Spring Skiing at Mt. Bachelor
Life’s Rejuvenation
Spring Golfing
Ski & Mountain Bike
Visit the High Desert Museum
Concert Season Kicks Off

Summer Activities

Summer is the season that makes Bend, Oregon such a special place. Bend’s weather is amazing – warm and sunny during the day and cooler at night – making it the perfect Northwest recreation playground. Here's a just a snapshot of some of Bend, Oregon's things to do in the summer when staying at Riverhouse on the Deschutes.

Overview of bridge in Bend
Float the River
Raft the Deschutes
Mountain Biking
Cascade Welcome Center - Explore the Forest
Drinks on the deck at CURRENTS

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