Amanda

and

John

Things To Do

Smith Rock

Known as one of the 7 wonders of Oregon, Smith Rock is home to some of the best hiking in the state. Ranging from a steep 2 mile hike up the rockface to a 4 mile hike around the rock, it offers something for all levels of hiker.

Tumalo Falls

A 1 hour drive from the Ranch, Tumalo Falls is one of the most picturesque water falls in the state and has another 9 falls on the 6.8 mile loop. Hike will probably take close to 3 hours to complete.

Float the Deschutes

If it's a hot day, the best way to beat the heat is to float the Deschutes River. All it requires is a pool float and the courage to brave the snowmelt runoff. Best way to do a float is to start at Riverbend Park and finish at Drake Park. You can either do the shuttle game with 2 cars or use Ride the River Shuttle. In total the float should take 90 minutes.

http://cascadeseasttransit.com/ride/ride-the-river/

Bend Pedal Pub Tour

Bend has the most breweries per capita in the United States. The most fun way to enjoy these breweries is the Bend Pedal Pub located in front of the Springhill Suites. Each pedal pub can accomodate anywhere from 8-14 people and the tour lasts 2 hours.

http://cascadeseasttransit.com/ride/ride-the-river/

Breweries

Bend has the most breweries per capita in the United States - arguably the main reason we come down here so much. If you want a Bud Light, go back to the Midwest.

Listed in order of our favorites:

  1. Crux (see image)- Outdoor brewery with food carts... Need we say more
  2. 10 Barrell- Bonfire pits with an apres ski vibe
  3. Bend Brewing- Nachos approved by Sue Zessin and river views
  4. Atlas Cider- All the ciders! High on Amanda's list... Not on John's
  5. Deschutes Brewery- In the heart of downtown
  6. Worthy Brewery- East side brewery with great patio
  7. Boneyard Tasting Room- Dont expect a pint, only flights
  8. Immersion Brewing- Just off the pedal pub
  9. Cascade Lakes- Great spot to hit after golfing at Tetherow
  10. Crater Lake Spirits- For all you heathens who don't drink beer

Golf

Brasada Ranch Golf: On Campus $150 per round

Pronghorn Golf Course: Tom Fazio and Jack Nicklaus Design 10 minutes from Ranch $150 per round http://www.pronghornresort.com/golf/

Tetherow Golf Club: Downtown Bend 30 minutes from Ranch $175 per round
https://tetherow.com/go/golf

Juniper Golf Course: 20 minutes from the Ranch $50 per round
https://www.playjuniper.com/
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