Looking to plan a safe, fun, accessible getaway for MLK weekend the whole family will love? Look no further than a winter weekend in Bend with Meredith Lodging! Our Bend Vacation Rentals are ideally located to be your perfect home base while you enjoy everything that Bend has to offer. We have put together a shortlist of our favorite things to do, favorite places to eat (support those local restaurants!) and favorite places to stay. All you have to decide is if you want to focus on exploring, skiing, shopping, or sipping – or all the above!
*PLEASE NOTE: Hours of operation are impacted by the pandemic; we strongly encourage you to call ahead and check the hours of the businesses listed below.
Things to Do in Bend
Do you love to go outside to ski, snowboard, snowshoe, or sled in the snow! Mt. Bachelor offers world-class snow and an impressive list of options to have fun on the Mountain. Please note that there are COVID-19 policies in place and review them before heading to the mountain. That said, it is still an easy and safe way to make memories at Mt. Bachelor this year!
We love to spend a day hiking along a stretch of the 11-mile Deschutes River Trail. The scenery is stunning, no matter what the weather, and the hike is enjoyable for all skill levels. The trail is dog-friendly, too! (leash required) We love the part of the trail that winds toward Benham Falls and the stretch that runs just under Mt. Bachelor Village Resort by Meredith Lodging.
Enjoy an Afternoon of Ice Skating
There are several options to enjoy ice skating in and around Bend. The Pavilion is an impressive facility, offering both open skate times and recreation/sports lessons opportunities for ice skating, curling, and hockey. If you are looking to skate under the stars in a more intimate setting, consider a visit to The Seventh Mountain Resort’s charming outdoor rink.
Spend a Day Supporting Local Businesses on Wall Street in Downtown Bend
Art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and bars can all be found in historic Downtown Bend. Spend all your shopping money at Lark Mountain Modern, Hot Box Betty, Jack + Millie and Found Natural Goods.
Best Places to Eat & Drink
Bend is full of big-city quality restaurants with charming mountain town vibes and ambiance. You will find wonderful places to eat nearby no matter where your Bend vacation rental is located – and we have assembled a shortlist of some of our favorites here – enjoy!
Best Bend Vacation Rentals
No matter how you define your perfect place to stay – home with a view, resort-style amenities, cozy cottage, luxurious mountain home – Meredith Lodging has beautiful, private, Bend vacation rentals to suit your group size, and your budget! Our professionally cleaned homes are located in all of Bend’s best places and near all of Bend’s activities and attractions. We have listed a few guest-favorites below. Find our entire Bend Collection at MeredithLodging.com.