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Road Trip: Central Oregon

Central Oregon offers the perfect blend of recreation and sophistication.

The roughly 6-hour road trip from Bellevue to Central Oregon is packed full of gorgeous scenery and amazing things to do.  Notable sights along the way include Olympia, Portland, Keechelus Lake, Mt. Hood National Forest, Warm Springs Reservation, Redmond Caves, Yakima River and Goldendale.  With so many fun things to explore in Central Oregon; here are a few suggestions to get your planning started. 

1. Stay

Rated one of the top hotels located in the heart of Central Oregon, FivePine Lodge & Cabins is a unique and romantic destination.  36 modern craftsman-style cabins and 8 lodge suites are situated amidst a sprawling pine forest.  Experience the feel of an intimate bed and breakfast, while also indulging in resort like amenities.  Plan a day of adventure in the great outdoors and top it off with a relaxing spa treatment at the end of the day.

2.  See

Hayden Homes Amphitheater is an outdoor riverfront venue built in the historic Old Mill District.  Named one of “America’s coolest venues” by Travel + Leisure, the amphitheater regularly draws music’s biggest acts. The summer concert lineup usually starts over Memorial Day Weekend and continues into the first week of October.  The Hayden Homes Amphitheater has become a destination for musicians and fans alike for its stunning natural beauty and intimate location right in the heart of Bend.

3. Play

Tetherow has been repeatedly voted a Top 100 course in the USA by Golf Digest.  It boasts an 18-hole championship semi-private course with a distinctive layout by David McLay Kidd – the award-winning architect of Bandon Dunes and Castle Course in Scotland.  In addition to their golf course, the property also includes a 50-room boutique hotel, pool, three restaurants, 40 vacation rental homes, event pavilion, academy and various residential neighborhoods.

  • See
  • Stay
  • Play
  • Caitlin and her family at Hayden Homes Amphitheater