Top Tips to Plan the Perfect Summer Day at Mt. Bachelor
Nestled amongst majestic pine trees, just above the scenic Deschutes River Trail, and only a quick stroll or bike ride from Bend’s Old Mill District, a stay in Mt. Bachelor Village Resort by Meredith Lodging (MBVR) puts you within easy reach of everything Bend has to offer.
Guests staying at a Mt. Bachelor Village vacation rental by Meredith Lodging will enjoy exclusive on-property amenities including complimentary BackPorch coffee freshly brewed in the lobby for you each morning, free (seasonal) use of Dutch-style cruiser bikes, and access to our Fireside Lounge & on-property Game Room for kiddos and grownups (think foosball, shuffleboard, board games, and Xbox games!), as well as our outdoor fire pit. Guests can also enjoy access to the seasonal pool, an on-property playground, and front desk concierge service.
Ready to book your summer stay with at an MBVR vacation rental? We have put together some of our top tips to help you plan the perfect summer day:
Breath in crisp, clean Central Oregon air on the Deschutes River Trail.
Begin your morning with a walk on the scenic Deschutes River Trail. This beloved trail winds its way through Mt. Bachelor Village Resort by Meredith Lodging, providing easy access points from your vacation rental.
Start your perfect summer day with local favorite coffee and donuts.
After your rejuvenating walk, head to The Dough Nut for a strong cup of coffee and a freshly baked treat! No stay in Bend is complete without a stop … or two … at The Dough Nut (now with 2 Bend locations!) Serving classics like maple bars, apple fritters, and cake donuts to decadent seasonal and signature flavors like salted caramel, cookies n’ cream, and s’mores. Feel like something salty and sweet? Try one of their delicious breakfast sandwiches served on doughnut buns. They also offer gluten-free options!
Everybody into the pool!
Now that you are fueled up, head back to MBVR for some pool time! Guests can enjoy the scenic surroundings while swimming and lounging in the sun on the spacious deck. Access to the pool is seasonal, so we encourage you to confirm availability before booking.
Get your workout game on.
Meredith Lodging guests can also enjoy complimentary access to the 125,000 sq ft Athletic Club of Bend, a full-service athletic club with indoor and outdoor facilities, featuring indoor and outdoor pools, an indoor running track, 7 indoor tennis courts, cardio areas, a weight room, and courts for basketball, racquetball, and squash.
Time for a late lunch?
Grab one of the complimentary Dutch-stye cruiser bikes (locks and helmets included, too!) that guests can enjoy, and cruise down to the Old Mill. We love Anthony’s at the Old Mill District. Serving seasonal produce, fresh seafood, craft beers and local wines, this is the perfect spot to relax, soak in the view, and toast to a perfect summer day. The restaurant doesn’t open till 3, so if you get hungry earlier, there are many other great food options to choose from in the Old Mill District.
Discover Drake Park.
After a leisurely lunch, take a stroll through Drake Park. This beloved park features a half mile of riverfront, acres of green space, and breathtaking views reflected over Mirror Pond – a perfect spot for a family pic!
Get the wiggles out at the on-property playground.
If the kiddos have the wiggles, you won’t have to venture far to get to the on-property playground with swings, slides, and a play structure. You can also enjoy access to the Kid’s Club Game Room where they can play shuffleboard, foosball, video games, and board games.
Dinner at home.
After a long day of exploring and playing, we love ordering in from Mod Pizza for dinner. Choose from over 40 delicious toppings, and the price stays the same no matter what combination you create! Do not forget to order some cheesy garlic bread and a Caesar salad for the ultimate pizza night!
S’mores for dessert!
End your perfect day, the perfect way with some s’mores by the outdoor fire pit near the lobby. Kids of all ages will love to make s’mores (kits are available for purchase), and grown-ups will enjoy relaxing after an action-packed day with a great glass of local wine by the fire! Cheers!
Ready to plan your summer getaway?
Find your perfect family escape at Mt. Bachelor Village by Meredith Lodging. You can view our complete collection of Mt. Bachelor vacation rentals online, or call our Reservations Team at 877.778.9055 to book your stay. We hope to see you soon! In the meantime, follow us on Social and post those vacay pics with #STAYWITHMEREDITH.
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