We took a train ride on the Crooked River. It was great - they had a horseback train robbery and a great pot roast dinner.
We drove up Mt Hood to the Timberline Lodge and had a wonderful lunch; they were still skiing and had about 10 feet of snow in some areas. The lodge was built by the WPA and the detail is really something considering that most of the workers that built the Lodge had no experience and had to be taught to trades. The view from the lodge is magnificent.
We visited an old cowboy town in Sisters. It was different, just like the old wild west; we ate in Bronco Billy’s Tavern, an original tavern that Bronco Billy used to go to.
We then headed for Klamath Falls and went to Crater Lake for two days. On the first day we rode around the Rim and visited the Lodge for lunch. We were not disappointed - it was everything that we thought it could be.
On the second day at Crater Lake we took the boat ride on the Lake. It is quite a hike to get to the boat - a 750-foot drop on a dirt trail. It was very steep, but we took our time and did fine. The boat ride is in an open boat that holds 48 people. We are glad that we did it. The Lake is about 1800 feet deep and the color changes between green/blue along the shore to a vivid blue and a purple/blue color in the real deep areas. All due to the light refraction in varying depths of water, the water is like a mirror.
We went on a paddleboat ride on Klamath Lake for brunch and saw some white pelicans that are in the area. They look like swans with large pink bills, different from the Florida pelicans.
Fishing is a big thing in this area - they catch large trout on the lake. The average size is 8 pounds, running up to close to 20 pounds.
When then went to Grant’s Pass we and went on the Hellgate Jet boat ride on the Rogue River. It goes along the river at a high speed in the rapids for three hours. Do not miss this - it is great and well narrated.
Our trip then headed to the Oregon coast, then up to Florence, Oregon, then to Otter Rock for a week.Best Things About the Resort:The landscaping and the golf course are impeccable. They have a few pools on site with adequate chaise lounges. One of the pools is located next to the sports center and also has a small outdoor grill area that you can purchase hamburgers, hot dogs,
and other goodies. At the sports center is a small store that is well stocked with necessities and beer, wine and ice cream. We did not use the sports center; however, it was well equipped. The walking trail along the Deschutes River is very nice and picturesque. The trails are well marked. The river could be good for fishing.
The resort has scheduled activities every day, but we did not use them. You may rent three-wheel cruising bikes and trail bikes - quite a few families rent them to tour the paved path around the golf course, and it is common to see deer and wildlife. The resort has a restaurant on site that is open in the evening. They also have an Inn Café located next to the check in office that is open for breakfast and lunch until 7:00 PM. The Inn also has a gift shop. A concierge is available to help you on things to do in the area. Eagle Crest does not push purchasing timeshares - we did not receive any phone calls or incentive packages regarding timeshares. The concierge will try to line up a tour of the facility, which we declined; this may have led to a timeshare pitch.
Resort Experience:The unit was a two-bedroom townhouse.
The first floor has a bedroom with two twin beds, a good-sized closet and a dresser with plenty of storage space. The bedroom is located in the front of the townhouse with a window facing the front.
The first-floor bathroom is laid out with two small rooms. The first room has a stacked washer/dryer and lavatory with a nice big mirror and cabinets located below the lavatory, and the bathroom has a full-size tub and toilet.
The kitchen, dining area and living area are in an open floor plan with sloped ceilings in the living area.
The kitchen area has a full-size refrigerator with icemaker, full-size dishwasher, and full-size range and large built-in microwave. A center island between the kitchen and dining room has four stools located towards the dining area side.
The dining area is large with a large table and chairs; the dining area also has a nice view of the golf course.
The living room is very large, with windows facing the golf course, gas fireplace, two large imitation leather chairs, a small coffee table and large coffee table and end tables. The fireplace has built in cabinets on either side.
Between the living and dining room is a door leading out to a rear deck with a gas grill, table and four chairs. The deck is facing the golf course. Due to their location, both the upper and lower decks have a natural wind barrier.
The second floor has a large bedroom with a king-size bed set on an angle with a shelf behind it with reading lights; a door leads out to a deck facing the golf course. A table and four chairs are on the deck.
A large Jacuzzi and large walk-in shower are located on a mezzanine level in the bedroom. Two lavatories, each with cabinets below, is a nice touch for his and hers. The toilet is in a small room next to the lavatories. The Jacuzzi area has large skylights with sunscreens.
The air conditioning on the second floor is not adequate for the heat gain from the large skylights. We kept the drapes closed during the day and used a fan that was stored in the walk-in closet on the second floor.
The air-conditioning on the first floor is overpowering - too much air on the first floor, not enough on the second floor.
The unit is not new; however, it is well kept other than stains on the carpet.
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I think the nicest accommodations at Eaglecrest are the 3 bedrooms duplex-style homes with a Jacuzzi on the deck. There is a master bedroom upstairs that is wonderfully roomy with a step-up bathtub in the room... quite classy and private. I was in awe the first time I saw it. The downstairs has two bedrooms with a comfortable, nicely decorated living room, dining area, and nice sized kitchen. The deck overlooks the well-groomed golf course.
It really makes a difference staying in one of these duplexes vs. the other accommodations on the property. The two bedroom unit we stayed this last summer is very nice though. Even though it was a two bedroom one floor condo, there was a lot of room. The entry is large leading into the living room and dining/kitchen area. The dining room table is huge, with seats for 8 people. The master bedroom is at one end of the unit with the other two at the opposite end, which is very nice for private retreat. There is also a deck, but alas...no Jacuzzi!
From journal Family Fun at Eagle Crest
San Diego, California
September 24, 2006
From journal Winter vacation at Eagle Crest
May 26, 2006
From journal Spring Vacation in Eagle Crest
October 24, 2005
Golf on the grounds and numerous courses within 15-50 miles. Great day trips to John Day Fossil beds, scenic byways lined with forests, waterfalls, lava beds and great scenery. 90 miles away is Crater, Lake very easily accessible and definitely worth the drive. Views of Mt Jefferson, Three Sisters and other dormant volcanoes are abundant.
Bend, Oregon - 16 miles away, has an interesting downtown with several restaurants and unique boutique-type shops.
The unit was beautifully decorated, very spacious and had every convenience necessary to enjoy the week. We had a balcony off the living/dining room as well as a balcony off the second-story master bedroom, both of which overlooked the canyon and river. The sunrises and sunsets were spectacular. The grounds were wonderful, and walking around them was a pleasure.
After activity packed days, we enjoyed cooking in and enjoying the views and serenity of the place. Fresh salmon was available at the grocery store in Redmond, a few miles away. The onsite restaurant was good, and following a wonderful meal, made a special dessert for our friend's birthday.
My husband and his pal played golf daily at various courses, including Aspen Lakes, with red dirt bunkers and views of the volcanic peaks dotting the area. The Eagle Crest Ridge course was also on his list, and he enjoyed it as well. There is an 18-hole "putting course" that is not to be missed. Even those of us who don't play golf had fun trying our hand. (It’s like an upgraded and unique miniature course.)
There is nothing to complain about. This exchange was one of the best we've had - and we thought the others were great.
From journal Eagle Crest
Santa Ana, California
July 28, 2005
The unit was the nicest we've ever stayed in, and it was beautifully remodeled and decorated, with a jacuzzi tub in the master and a balcony off the master. We also rented a patio boat on Lake Billy Chinook and fished. We didn't get to the scenic byway or Sisters, but as you can see, there are so many activities to choose from. Contact the Oregon Visitors Bureau for more info. Our resort also had a good movie selection and some children’s activities. On one day, they offer a 3-hour class for the kids at $25 each. We even found a local teenager who baby-sits within the resort and was highly recommended by the staff. She also had a flyer posted, so we took advantage and went to dinner one night. Also, be sure to check out the local breweries, like Deschutes in Bend. Bend is a large town, and the river runs through it. Great trip!
From journal Beatiful Central Oregon