The SpaceThe house is on top of a small neighborhood hill and is located a couple of blocks from the Larkspur Trail (see photos of the Larkspur Trail above). From the room you look out into and over the trees and sky and the sun sets in this part of the sky in the spring and summer. From your yard you can see Hikers at the top of Pilot Butte State Park, a short walk from your room to the Trail head.
The Spacious Private Master Bedroom, Attached Full Bath with double sinks, Walk-in Closet, Private Patio, and Yard are clean, peaceful and relaxing. Queen Bed and Refrigerator, Electric Fireplace, desk, and New Samsung HD Smart TV with Direct TV.
Private keyed access to the Master Bedroom with Private Master Bath. Walk-in Closet, Double sinks. Large window and full Glass Door offer a view of yard, trees, patio, rock outcropping, and more. Malibu garden lights & deco solar lights in yard for evening ambiance.
From your room & private yard you can access the Larkspur trail a couple of blocks away and choose to go North or South we are about in the middle of the trail. A few minutes walk to the North takes you to Pilot Butte State Park where you might want to hike up and start your day for the best views of the city, all the mountains, and forest as far as the eye can see, or for a great sunset. It is a 500 foot elevation gain. A self-guided historical tour and landmark information located on top also. If you walk briskly you can get to the top of the Butte and back to your room in under an hour, if you take your time and stop to take in the sights it will probably be about a 2 hour hike.
There are Two main trails to the top of the Butte. The paved road and the more scenic rustic path with beautiful views and lookouts with Vista Seating along the way. I suggest taking the rustic path on the way up and taking the paved path on the way down. (You Can drive up too but it is Seasonal, road close to cars in the Winter and you can walk on the pavement. In the summer you will walk on the shoulder of the road, not paved. Also in the Winter if it has been snowing there can be snow and ice on the North side of the Butte when you get higher up but it is walkable all the way to the top if you have the right shoes. Some people use the slip-on Yaktrax on their shoes and if you decide not to go to the top you still get a good walk with nice views!
If you decide to take the Larkspur Trail to the South it will take you to Larkspur Park, (see pics), about a mile walk from the house. A short walk from Larkspur Park is the new Bend Rock Gym if you want to learn to rock climb or sharpen your skills, they have a state of the art facility and have classes, clinics, summer camps on all types of climbing and more and have the highest indoor climbing in the state at 48 feet high, visit their website. Then when you are ready you can head over to Smith Rock for world class climbing experience or a beautiful hike or just have a picnic and watch the pros climb.
Also, from the house, walk, bike, or drive to the beautiful 22 acre Juniper Park where Juniper Swim & Fitness Center is located. Features Indoor/Outdoor Olympic 50 meter Pool, 25 meter Indoor Pool, 3,000 square foot fitness center, Machines, Weight Room, Cycling Studio, Group Exercise Rooms, Yoga, Pilates, Personal Trainers, Hot Tub, Sauna, Steam Room, and more. Take a tour on the website: Search “Juniper Swim & Fitness Bend”. Also in the Park are Tennis Courts, Fitness Trails, Professional Horseshoe Pits, Picnic areas, Swings, and more. There are many other beautiful Parks close by such as Riverbend Park, Bend Pine Nursery , Ponderosa Park, Larkspur Park (at the South end of the Larkspur Trail), Pioneer Park, Hollingshead Park, McKay Park, to name a few, and you must take a walk up the Deschutes River Trail starting at the edge of Riverbend Park, See all photos above.
Please contact us with any questions or special requests.
It is really amazing how many things there are to do in and around Bend and how many world class events and activities that take place right here in Bend as well as countless local events going on throughout the seasons. We have visitor information in the room, magazines, maps, pamphlets, etc. and the Visitor Center is close and a great place to stop in check out for everything you want to know about Bend. We will help answer questions that you may have to save time and make great plans while you are here.
Downtown, Drake Park on the River, The Old Mill, with many Restaurants, Breweries, Local Shops, Walking & Hiking trails on the River, Amphitheater, Concerts, are very close and a trip to Bend must include spending some time taking in the heart of the town, and there are restaurants all over town so you are never far from food and drink.
Other fantastic spots are Mount Bachelor, all types of skiing (30 minutes), Cascade lakes Highway, camping, hiking, Smith Rock (45 minutes), world famous climbing as well as observing climbers up close, w/ great hiking, picnicking, river. Whitewater Rafting Tours, Great Golf, Float, Paddleboard, or kayak the River, and so many other places and things to do, the list is seemingly endless. You can spend hours browsing our visitor info.
(Note: Outdoor activities are seasonal so please contact us if you have questions)
We have a guidebook (Blue button at top right of your screen) and there are also many other shops, restaurants, etc, within a mile of our house in addition to what we listed.
*All taxes are included in the airbnb total price!
Upgrades to the room last year continue in 2016. New Samsung Smart TV is new this year. (We are continuing to update our photos, thank you for your patience!)
NOTE: Monthly Rental is a Standard Room Rental: Furnished Room w/ Full Bath, double sinks, towels, Bedding, walk-in closet, refrigerator in room, private patio, Utilities included (water,gas,electricity), Direct TV, Hi-speed wireless internet, Use of Kitchen and Laundry room, and private entrance. Other Amenities may be available, let us know what you may need. All taxes are included in the price of your room.
***The Monthly Rental is different than the Short Term (Vacation) Rental and does not include toiletries such as shampoos, soaps, etc, and breakfast. If you have any questions please contact us.
Enjoy your trip to Bend!
Cliff & Linda Interaction with GuestsWe interact with our guests as much or as little as they prefer, no stress! The NeighborhoodWe are located a couple of blocks from the Larkspur Trail about in the middle of the trail with Larkspur Park about a mile to the South and Pilot Butte State Park about a half mile to the North and the trail goes farther to the North now to Hollingshead park also. There are photos here shown above. Getting AroundBend Area Transit Pick-up & Drop-off is at the end of our block, and the Larkspur Trail is there too.