5 Reasons Bend Makes the Perfect Summer Getaway
Long, sunlit days and warm, starlit nights. What better way to experience summer than by immersing yourself in the unspoiled beauty of Central Oregon? Here are five great reasons to plan a getaway to Riverhouse on the Deschutes in Bend.
- Majestic Mountains
Bend is tucked amid the incredible beauty of Central Oregon’s Cascade Mountains. Hike or mountain bike along trails through fragrant forests full of wildflowers and glittering alpine lakes. Mt. Bachelor transforms from “winter wonderland” to “summer sensation,” offering breathtaking chairlift rides to Pine Marten Lodge. Rest your legs and refuel after a strenuous hike on the riverside CURRENTS patio, located at Riverhouse on the Deschutes, making it the ideal home base for local adventures.
- Sparkling Rivers
The Deschutes River winds through Bend and the hotel property at the Riverhouse. Take on Class III roiling rapids on the Big Eddy Thriller whitewater rafting adventure. Try stand-up paddleboarding, spend the day fly fishing, or savor a summer’s day float down the river in an innertube, watching for wildlife along the shoreline. The concierge at the Riverhouse can help arrange guided river trips for rafting or fishing to cool you off on hot summer days.
- Sunshine & More Sunshine
Bend offers the most sunshine in Oregon. Hike to the summit of Pilot Butte for 360-degree panoramas and to witness the famed pink alpenglow as sunrise kisses the mountain slopes, or view the vibrant hues of red, orange and purple at sunset. The convenient location means you can sleep in comfort at the Riverhouse, then bag an Instagram-worthy shot atop a nearby peak.
- Beer City, USA
Bend is officially dubbed Beer City USA. Grab a pint at craft breweries clustered along the legendary Bend Ale Trail. For the serious beer buff, attend June’s Fermentation Celebration, or sip and sample among more than 60 breweries at Bend Brewfest in August. You can even sample the best local brews without leaving your hotel: CURRENTS offers a huge selection of Oregon-made favorites that you can enjoy.
- Culture & Cuisine
Bend is home to amazing restaurants, including CURRENTS at the Riverhouse, with its fresh Pacific Northwest menu. It’s one of the top new spots for eating local. In the charming Old Mill District, let the music of summer wash over you during riverside concerts at Les Schwab Amphitheater.
Book your summer stay at Riverhouse on the Deschutes, the ideal home base for experiencing the best of Bend. Visit www.riverhouse.com to find out more and get the best price on your stay.