An October 2004 trip
to Bend by photogal2000
Quote: I have been to Oregon many times since my son lives in Portland, but this is the first time I have been to the high desert area.
The unit we stayed in was a 2 bedroom and had a wonderful master bedroom upstairs. Be prepared for steps. The master bedroom had a whirlpool tub, separate shower and a deck overlooking the river. The main level had a second bedroom, a second bath, a nicely equipped, full kitchen, gas fireplace and another deck.
The resort has several recreation centers with pools and workout rooms. There are 3 restaurants on site. There is a breakfast and lunch restaurant in the hotel, a bar and dinner spot over by the river, and another dinner location that is open till 7pm. We ate in 2 of the 3, and the food was great. You can also use the many walking paths and rent bicycles during your stay.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 12, 2004
Eagle Crest Resort
1522 Cline Falls Road
Redmond, Oregon 97756
Restaurant | "Pine Tavern"
You start off with hot scones and honey butter. The salads and soups are great. We had a variety of food from chicken to fish and all were excellent. We topped off our meal with a Marion Berry cobbler. These berries are local to Oregon and a great treat.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 12, 2004
Pine Tavern Restaurant
967 NW Brooks Street
Bend, Oregon 97701
We saw how the Native Americans lived and hunted in this area. There is also a sawmill, log homes, and a mustang corral with an adopt-a-horse program.
There are stagecoaches, as well as a sheepherders’ wagon.
Outside you can take the walking trails to see homes for porcupines, otters, birds and small wildlife observation area. You can stop by the large gift shop for books or memorabilia.
High Desert Museum
59800 South Highway 97
Bend, Oregon 97702
There are camping areas that run $4.00 for bivouac area, $3.00 for day use and $25.00 for yearly use.
The red rocks border the Crooked River. Millions of years ago, this was a major center of volcanic activity. The multi colored rocks are formed of volcanic ash and "welded tuff". Wildlife is abundant, particularly deer and small mammals. Birds use the ledges for their nests and geese nest along the river.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 19, 2004
Smith Rock State Park
9241 NE Crooked River Drive
Bend, Oregon 97760