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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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    • Summer Activities

    Float The River

    Relax on any inflatable device in the water and float down the Deschutes River from the Old Mill District to Drake Park. It is a must do on your list of all things Bend. Rental equipment is available from Sun Country Tours at Riverbend Park including tubes and life vests. Join the crowd and float down the river then ride the shuttle back to Riverbend Park.

    • Summer Activities

    Raft the Deschutes

    Grab your family and book a Big Eddy Rafting trip with Sun Country Tours. You'll get wet and enjoy the views of the Deschutes River with a professional river guide. Read about the Big Eddy trip and other tours Sun Country offers in the Central Oregon Area.

    • Summer Activities

    Mountain Biking

    There are plenty of trails to ride just minutes away in Bend. Phil's trail complex is located on Skyliner Road and there are several trails leaving from Wanoga Sno-park as well as the river trail. (NW Forest Pass is required at most trail head parking lots).

    • Summer Activities

    Cascade Welcome Center - Explore the forest

    The Cascade Welcome Center is located on Cascade Lakes Highway and is staffed by the Forest rangers. It's a great place to get directions and maps, learn about hiking and biking trails to explore, and purchase NW Forest day passes. There are many trail heads beginning at the parking lot so you can start off your mountain, lake and wildlife adventures. NW Forest pass is required at most trailhead parking lots.

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    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.

    • 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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