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Central Oregon: Adventure Calls

June 11, 2016 Destination North America No Comments Print Print Email Email

In Central Oregon, adventure calls, and in 2016 our local destination resorts are excited to answer with upgraded facilities, new amenities and exciting guest offerings to impress the entire family.


Tetherow Resort in Bend this summer will finish work on a new pool area, fitness center and event pavilion perfect for weddings and other large functions. Last summer, Sunriver Resort opened The Cove outdoor swimming area along with three completely renovated and renamed restaurants on site. Also, Black Butte Ranch near Sisters opened a massive new pool, fitness center and bistro with unparalleled views of the majestic Cascade mountains. Meanwhile, Riverhouse on the Deschutes in the heart of Bend is finishing up a complete remodel/rebrand that included renovating all of the guest rooms and pool and creating a new, modern restaurant called Currents. In downtown Bend, McMenamins has added 41 new rooms to its unique and historic Old St. Francis School campus that also includes multiple pubs, a restaurant, movie theater and Turkish soaking pool.

We’re excited to launch a new direct flight between RDM and PHX this summer, and we’re sure many Arizonians will want to beat the heat and take advantage of our new state-of-the-art natural whitewater park on the Deschutes River in the Old Mill District. Just up the street, Bend Parks and Rec this winter opened a new full-sized ice rink that’s transformed into a pickle ball facility during the summer.

Looking for the perfect day-trip from Central Oregon? The magnificent spires at Smith Rock State Park is just 30-minutes north of Bend and Crater Lake National Park – home to the deepest lake in the United States, and now a Sister Park to Wuyishan National Scenic Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in China – is just 90-minutes away.

With 30 golf courses, 300+ miles of mountain bike singletrack, 300 days of sunshine, nearly 30 breweries and tax-free shopping, Central Oregon continues to be an unsurpassed destination for the perfect family adventure.

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