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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.

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 [...]

Best Biking Trails in Deschutes County, Oregon

When you stay at an Oregon vacation rental through Black Butte Ranch, you’ll have access to a plethora of outdoor adventures. We offer so many Black Butte activities, but taking on our 18-miles of paved biking trails is one of the best ways to explore this slice of Deschutes County, Oregon. Peddle your way around our magnificent Oregon Ranch under an endless expanse of clear, blue skies, breathing in the fresh, country air, and gazing upon a grandiose mountain backdrop.  Take Advantage of Our On-Site, Paved Biking Trails Finding a bike is easier than you’d think. Get all the gear [...]

Black Butte Ranch’s Stellar Horseback Riding Service

If you’ve never stayed at a working ranch, you’re in for quite a treat when you stay at Black Butte Ranch. When you stay with us, you’re treating yourself to gorgeous, Oregon scenery and exciting Black Butte activities like our horseback riding service. Horseback riding in Oregon has never been more attainable. Besides, what better way to bask in the natural beauty of our grandiose mountains, lush forests, and peaceful meadows than from the vantage point of a majestic horse. 

Corporate & Family Retreat Centers in Oregon

Team building is beneficial to all kinds of groups, including family units and companies. But how do you make your group event a successful experience? Taking a trip might be the answer. Whether you’re with your work family or your home family, our retreat centers in Oregon will give you plenty of bonding activities and meeting spaces so that you can have the time of your lives together. Here is an overview of everything Black Butte Ranch has to offer.

Your Effortless Oregon Elopement Checklist

Our gorgeous outdoor and indoor small wedding venues in Oregon are just right for couples who want an intimate wedding from October through May. Here’s everything you need to know about having an Oregon elopement.

Holiday Retreat Spas in Bend, Oregon

The end of the year is busy at work, and finding time to spend with family—or yourself—can be difficult. However, it’s essential to find that time to rejuvenate so that you start the new year fresh and ready for anything. One of the best ways to take your mind off things and focus on relaxing is an Oregon spa retreat.

Oregon’s Best Staycation Ideas for Couples

A vacation is one of the best ways to spend quality time with your special someone. However, when it comes to vacations, traveling is often the most stressful part. Flights get delayed, ticket prices skyrocket, and car rentals can be impossible depending on your age. However, an awesome vacation doesn’t have to be far away.

Top Things to Do in Bend Oregon

Just a short drive from Black Butte Ranch is the outdoor playground of the West: Bend, Oregon. Bend is a hotspot for travelers for a multitude of reasons. Phenomenal hiking trails and a historic and culture-rich part of town together with a blossoming craft beer scene makes it more than just a pit stop. Whether you’re traveling on a budget or with kids, Bend provides an ideal Oregon experience.

Sisters Oregon Outdoor Quilt Show

With the increasing interests in DIY, crafting, and expression of self through creation, there is an incredible event in Sisters Oregon that you will not want to miss this July! Join us at Black Butte Ranch as we host the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show on the second weekend of July. Discover the artistry of colorful patterns, unique stitching, and bringing art to life through the craft of sewing.