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Bend offers a variety of activities that will capture your imagination or get your heart pumping. Discover the scenic beauty of the Cascade Mountains in all its seasons: ski or snowboard down runs on Mt. Bachelor, bike along scenic Deschutes River trail or simply float the Deschutes River. When it’s time to unwind after a day of activity, explore downtown Bend where you’ll find nightlife, pet friendly restaurants, and can walk the Bend Ale Trail. Or head to the Old Mill District along the Deschutes River to find shopping, dining options, bike rentals, movie theater and summer concerts at Hayden Homes Amphitheater. 


By following the principles of Leave No Trace when you visit Bend and Central Oregon, we can work together to protect our forests, deserts, rivers, streams, mountains, and wildlife from human impact. These seven principles of Leave No Trace provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. Leave No Trace can be applied anywhere, from remote wilderness areas to local parks.
Take time to review these principles today to enjoy your adventures in Bend and leave behind a positive impact.

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    • Resort Activities,
    • Fall Activities,
    • Summer Activities

    Deschutes River Trail

    Located on the banks of the Deschutes River, our Bend, Oregon hotel offers easy access to the scenic Deschutes River Trail. Just a few blocks west from the hotel on Mt. Washington Drive, the 3.2-mile Deschutes River Trail’s Awbrey Reach section — just one section of the extensive trail system — is perfect for walking the dog, hiking with friends, running to enjoy the river views or visit close by Sawyer Park. Visit the front desk for directions and trail maps of the area.

    • Fall Activities

    Crisp Air & Stunning Colors

    Fall is short and sweet in Central Oregon and Wanderlust Tours can offer some incredible opportunities for outdoor play! Kayak the Deschutes River alongside the tapestry of changing tree colors, head to the top of a Volcano to see the length of the Cascade Mountains stretched before you, or head down into a cave to explore the history and geology of a lava tube. Our knowledgeable naturalist guides have everything you need for the best fall adventures. olors

    • Fall Activities

    Fall Hiking

    Colorful leaves abound on the trails in Bend, Oregon. Take a hike, embrace the cool breeze and be dazzled by the yellow, orange and brown leaves along the Deschutes River Trail (especially along the Old Mill District and near Riverhouse), Smith Rock, Shevlin Park and Bend's signature Drake Park.

    • Fall Activities

    Hitting the Bend Ale Trail

    The Bend Ale Trailis a delightful adventure for beer enthusiasts in Bend, Oregon. Let me break it down for you:

    1. What Is It?

      • The Bend Ale Trail is a self-guided tour that invites you to explore over 30 hoppy destinations.
      • You can embark on this trail using either a free keepsake paper passport (available at the Bend Visitor Center) or the free web-based app on your phone.
      • Not a beer lover? No worries! There are also over a dozen Drinkable Diversions to discover.
    2. How It Works:

      • Obtain a passport or use the app to start your journey.
      • Chart your course, learn about breweries, and find perfectly paired adventures.
      • Trek through seven territories, spanning from Sunriver to Sisters, Redmond, Prineville, and, of course, Bend.
    3. Breweries:

    4. Drinkable Diversions:

      • Take a break from breweries and spread your wings with Bend’s other libations.
      • From spirits to cider, wine, and kombucha, there’s a world of fermented goodness waiting.
    5. Perfect Pairings:

      • Adventure and beer go together like macaroni and cheese.
      • Each territory offers a few perfectly paired adventures to complement your beer sampling itinerary.
    6. Prizes:

      • Sipping craft beer is a prize in itself, but there’s more!
      • Claim a different reward for each territory you complete, plus a big bonus prize when you finish all seven.
      • You’re on your way to becoming a beer champ!
    7. Designated Driver Program:

      • You don’t need to drink to be a Bend Ale Trail champion.
      • Be a designated driver for your group and win big!
      • Enjoy the journey responsibly and explore the best of Bend’s brews.

    So, whether you’re a beer aficionado or simply curious, the Bend Ale Trail awaits!

    • Fall Activities

    Find the perfect gourd at a local pumpkin patch

    Even though we have a short growing season in Central Oregon, squash, pumpkins and gourds are hearty and easy to grow. Grab the family and pick the perfect pumpkin in Terrebonne at DD Ranch or Central Oregon Pumpkin Company. Both pumpkin patches offer a variety of pumpkins, family games and fun fall themed food items.

    • Golf,
    • Summer Activities,
    • Fall Activities

    All Riverhouse guests receive a 20% discount at River's Edge golf course!

    To redeem this discount and to book your tee time please call at the pro shop at 541-389-2828. Enjoy your days of sunshine with amazing mountain views and challenging course features to test your skills. Bend Oregon’s River’s Edge golf course is a must-play. Picturesque views are the backdrop of the par-72 course designed by Robert Muir Graves and features majestic views of the Cascades mountains and Deschutes River. Rivers Edge Golf Course is only a ½ mile drive from Riverhouse on the Deschutes.

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