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Travel Guide2020-01-31T21:41:55+00:00
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Bend Oregon Travel Guide

Central Oregon Travel Guide

Headed our way? We’ve rounded up area’s latest news and happenings to help you plan your trip.

Dining Options & Oregon Recipes to Enjoy at the Ranch

Figuring out your next meal is easy when you stay at the Black Butte Ranch. We have a few on-site eateries, like the Lodge Restaurant, which feature a spectacular spread available for takeout, or you can whip up a few Oregon recipes in your cabin rentals’ fully-equipped kitchen. Pick up some ingredients from the Ranch's newly remodeled General Store or from a nearby grocer, or indulge in some fantastic eats during your holiday stay in a Central Oregon cabin rental. Eat to Your Heart’s Content at the Ranch We have three fantastic, on-site dining options at the Ranch—all of which [...]

3 Reasons to Consider Our Oregon Elopement Packages

Say “I do” to the one you love most at our visually stunning location in the Pacific Northwest: the Black Butte Ranch. Our Oregon elopement packages and venue provide a warm and romantically intimate environment—surrounded by snow-dusted mountains and shaded by aspen groves. We are here to help you coordinate every last detail of your private ceremony. If you’ve never experienced the Ranch, pay us a visit and you’ll see why we’re the ideal venue for your special day.  1. Have the Intimate Ceremony of Your Dreams Imagine it: you and your fiancé standing under an arbor of wildflowers framed [...]

3 Reasons to Spend the Holidays at Our Oregon Ranch

Gift your loved ones the getaway of a lifetime this holiday season and book a Central Oregon rental at the Black Butte Ranch. Our spacious ranch provides plenty of socially-distanced activities, cozy lodgings, and spectacular Oregon mountain views. Treat yourself and your loved ones to a tranquil retreat amid the ponderosa pines and ash groves at the Black Butte Ranch.  Embark on New Holiday Traditions There’s something exciting about deviating from traditional holiday plans. You have the opportunity to create cherished memories with loved ones through the shared experience of exploring something new. Plus, our Central Oregon rentals come with [...]

Black Butte Ranch Celebrates 50 Years in Central Oregon

What does it take to thrive for five decades in Central Oregon? It's questions like this that we at Black Butte Ranch ask ourselves as we commemorate our 50th Anniversary in the year 2020. One thing we know for sure is that our resort in Oregon would not be nearly as successful if not for the love and support of our wonderful guests throughout the years. 

Top 3 Places to Go White Water Rafting in Oregon

No vacation to Black Butte Ranch is complete without at least one, hair-raising, thrilling adventure. White water rafting in Oregon is an excellent way to get that adrenaline pumping in your veins while appreciating one of the most visually stunning areas of the United States. Row down roaring rapids near the Ranch and soak in the sight of lush forestry and grandiose mountains bordering a pristine river with your loved ones at your side.  What You Need to Know about White Water Rafting in Oregon If you’ve been looking for things to do in Bend, Oregon, consider trying your hand [...]

Feed the Fish at the Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery

The next time you book a stay at Black Butte Ranch, consider taking a short trip to the Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery. Located near Camp Sherman, Oregon, the fish hatchery provides valuable information about the critical habitat of the Metolius River, the life cycle of fish, and features some scenic hiking trails. Take advantage of this opportunity to feed the kokanee salmon and rainbow trout, learn about they Metolius River’s diverse ecosystem, and see more of our beautiful state from a different vantage point.  Things to Do at the Wizard Falls Fish Hatchery Only a 13-mile drive from the Ranch, [...]

Kayaking in Oregon: The Perfect Summer Activity

There’s no place like Black Butte Ranch in the summer. The fresh mountain air surrounding lush green forests and vegetation presents a tranquil setting for the perfect getaway. While we provide an array of sunny day activities, we highly recommend taking advantage of our offer to go kayaking in Oregon.  Spend the Day Kayaking in Oregon with Your Loved Ones Don’t worry if you’ve never paddled a kayak. Check out this kayak tutorial or ask our staff about potentially taking a class or two. You and your family will be rowing circles around Phalarope Lake in no time. In addition [...]