Mount Bachelor Village Resort
Mt. Bachelor Village Resort by Meredith Lodging is nestled in amidst towering pine trees and shimmering Aspen trees, just above the Deschutes River and only a short stroll or bike ride from Bend’s Old Mill District. This location makes Mt. Bachelor Village Resort a perfect home base to experience everything that Bend has to offer.
Guests of Meredith Lodging will enjoy exclusive on-property amenities including complimentary BackPorch coffee in the lobby each morning, seasonal (and free!) access to a fleet of cruiser bikes, access to a fireside lounge and Kid’s Club stocked with foosball, shuffleboard, and video games. You will also have access to additional on-property amenities including a seasonal pool, nearby access to the Deschutes River Trail, an on-property playground and front desk concierge and business assistance.
When you book a luxurious River Wild home, a riverfront River View home, or a cozy Ski House, there is so much to see and do right outside your door! We have put together a list of some of our favorite ways to enjoy Bend when staying at the Mt. Bachelor Village Resort:
Family Friendly Activities:
Explore the Deschutes River Trail. This most-loved hiking trail winds its way through MBV (Mt. Bachelor Village), so you couldn’t be closer! Miles of beauty awaits you along this nature trail that runs alongside the Deschutes from Bend to Sunriver! Keep your eyes open for sightings of deer, hawks and osprey and marvel at the Maple, Ponderosa Pines and Aspen trees – in the Fall, you will feel they are putting on a color show just for you!
Get the wiggles out at a nearby park. You won’t have to venture far, as the resort offers an on-property playground adjacent to the pool. The kids will love the swings, slides, and play structure.
Looking to venture out? Head to Nearby Drake Park. This park is a local favorite with good reason, featuring a half mile of riverfront, acres of open green space, stunning views reflected over Mirror Pond, and picnic tables for visitors to relax and enjoy the scenery.
Fire pits & s’mores at MBVR. Kids and adults alike love to spend time at the outdoor fire pit located by the lobby. The kiddos love to make s’mores (supplies available for purchase in the lobby!) and the grown-ups love to relax in our comfortable Adirondack chairs with a glass of wine by the fire!
Meredith Lodging Guest Lounge and Kid’s Club Game Room. – Like to start your morning with a hot cup of coffee from local favorite BackPorch Roasters? Looking for a quiet place to read while the kids work out the wiggles? Look no further than the Meredith Lodging Guest Lounge and Game room! From free morning coffee to cozy evenings spent by the indoor lodge-style fireplace while the kids (and adults!) play shuffle board, foosball, video games or board games nearby…we have all your entertainment needs covered!
Hit the (seasonal) pool and the gym. You will love the seasonal pool at Mt. Bachelor Village. Nestled in the woods and offering guests a spacious deck with enough lounge chairs for the whole family, the pool at Mt. Bachelor Village is the perfect spot for a day of splashing and lounging in the sun. You can also warm up from a long day on the slopes in the outdoor jacuzzi. Access to the pool is seasonal, so we encourage you to confirm availability before booking.
Meredith Lodging Guests enjoy complimentary usage of the 125,000 sq ft Athletic Club of Bend. The Athletic Club of Bend is a full-service athletic club with indoor and outdoor fitness facilities, featuring 7 indoor tennis courts, an indoor running track, indoor and outdoor pools, several cardio areas, weight room, and basketball court as well as 4 racquetball/squash courts and full-service pro shop.
Cruise around Bend in style. One of the favorite amenities, hands-down, is the fleet of Dutch-style cruiser bikes available for the whole family! The Mt. Bachelor Village by Meredith Lodging bikes are available (along with locks and helmets) free of charge! Ride them down to The Old Mill every day and, in the evenings, let the kids explore on the bikes around the property while you relax by the fire pit. We also have snowshoes and poles, too. And if you are lucky enough to be at MBV when the snow falls, check with our front desk about sleds and snowman building kits!
Best Places to Eat and Drink in Bend
Start your day the local way. A stay in Mt. Bachelor is not complete without a stop at The Dough Nut – now with 2 locations! This shop proudly serves doughnuts made from scratch daily with quality ingredients. Choose from classics like apple fritters, maple bars, and cake donuts to signature and seasonal delights like salted caramel, chocolate raspberry-filled buttermilk bars and strawberry shortcake. They also serve decadent breakfast sandwiches served on doughnut buns, making this the perfect stop before hitting the trails or slopes. This most-loved shop also offers gluten-free options every day.
Lunch with a view. Anthony’s at the Old Mill District sits alongside the Deschutes River providing the quintessential PNW dining experience. Proudly serving fresh seafood, seasonal produce, craft beers and local wines, this is the perfect spot to take in the view and toast to a memorable stay in Mt. Bachelor.
Enjoy pizza from a local favorite restaurant. In the mood for a relaxing night or ordering in for an epic game night in your cozy Meredith Lodging rental, Mod Pizza has you covered. Offering over 30 toppings – the price stays the same no matter what you pick – this local and visitor’s go-to pizza spot will hit the spot after an action-packed day.
Creative dishes & craft cocktails. Serving lunch, happy hour, dinner, and brunch on the weekends – Washington Dining will surprise you with their creative touches alongside classic, nostalgic dishes. Nightly specials, kids bento boxes and seasonal craft cocktails will keep you coming back!
Bend Outdoor Recreation Activities
Playtime at Mt. Bachelor Ski and Recreation Area. Mt. Bachelor is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise offering world-class skiing and snowboarding from November well into spring. The mountain also offers amazing recreation opportunities seasonally, including mountain biking, scenic chair life rides, snow tubing, hiking, exhilarating zip line rides, snow shoeing, and even dog sledding!
Paddle on the Deschutes River. The Deschutes River is one of the most spectacular rivers in the Central Oregon region. A memorable way to experience it is from a kayak, canoe, paddleboard, or float. Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe carries a full selection of rental gear and offers rentals, classes, kid programs, and guided tours.
Hit the trails in town. Looking for a great “in town” hike? Head to Shevlin Park. This beloved nature park takes you on a 6-mile loop trail through old-growth Ponderosa pine and high desert sage-covered terrain. Good for all skills levels. Leashed pups allowed.
Enjoy some pedal time at the Old Mill. Take the whole family out for a fun-filled cruise along the Deschutes River Trail. Wheel Fun Rentals offers a wide selection of bikes for rent – from multi-speed tandems to electric bikes to 8 passenger surreys.
See live music in one of Oregon’s most-loved amphitheaters. The Les Schwab Ampitheater (LSA) is an outdoor amphitheater located in the Old Mill District along the dreamy Deschutes River. Free parking, plenty of food and drink vendors to choose from, the ability to bring in lawn chairs & blankets for most concerts, and river and mountain backdrops, makes this an ideal music venue. Check out the 2021 Bend concert lineup for a musical experience you won’t forget.
Shop (sales tax free!) till you drop at The Old Mill District. Bend’s beautiful shopping district offers over 40 shops to choose from – from boutiques to big brand-name stores. What makes shopping here so special are the views and surrounding areas – miles of paved and unpaved walking and running trails, natural wildlife habitats and views of the Cascades and the Deschutes from every angle. Stroll from shop to shop as you breathe in Bend’s crispy fresh air and take in the stunning scenery.
Ready to plan your next getaway?
Find your perfect family escape at Mt. Bachelor Village by Meredith Lodging Collection. You can view our complete collection 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.