The Best Vacation Rentals to Book Near Bend, Oregon

Your rustic lodge awaits at Indio Road 16997
Your rustic lodge awaits at Indio Road 16997 | Courtesy of Indio Road 16997 / Expedia
Julie Fanselow

Central Oregon is an ideal destination for outdoor-minded families, and the Sunriver area south of Bend has scores of vacation rentals that offer spacious comfort and access to the region’s many recreational offerings. From cycling along the Deschutes River and hiking on lava fields to skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor, there’s so much to do here. The region has a sizzling food and beverage scene, abundant shopping and excellent museums, too. Here’s a list of good base camps near Bend, Oregon – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Blue Goose 5, for relaxing on the deck at sunset


The tan exterior and driveway leading to the large three-bedroom, three-bathroom vacation rental Blue Goose 5
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With three bedrooms and three bathrooms, this Sunriver vacation home offers plenty of elbow room for up to eight people. The master bedroom includes a sitting area looking out onto the trees and a deck and private hot tub that invites outdoor relaxation. The Deschutes River is a 10-minute walk away, and you’ll have access to Sunriver amenities including an indoor pool and golf.

2. Indio Road 16997, for a rustic retreat


The backyard behind vacation rental Indio Road 16997, with a hot tub and deck
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A rustic lodge with a bearskin and snowshoes on the walls, this high desert vacation home is on the fringe of the Sunriver area south of Bend. Vaulted ceilings and big windows make the most of the space – which has two bedrooms and living areas filled with knotty-pine furniture. Enjoy the outdoor amenities, including a welcoming front porch, bikes, a barbecue and a hot tub.

3. Bachelor 5, for a weekend getaway with friends


Large, upscale vacation rental featuring lots of windows and a large deck for outside dining at Bachelor 5 near Bend
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Built for a crowd, this vacation rental has five bedrooms and can accommodate up to a dozen people. Enjoy cooking and hanging out together in the spacious and well-equipped kitchen, before gathering around the big stone fireplace or having drinks on the deck. The house is on a cul-de-sac near the Deschutes River, with the Sunriver Nature Center and Oregon Observatory a short walk away.

4. East Butte 10, for a peaceful stay


Tranquil East Butte 10 cabin set among the trees with a large deck
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This tranquil two-bedroom home in Sunriver is surrounded by trees – with many designer touches including vaulted ceilings, subdued lighting and a tiled bathroom featuring both a tub and walk-in shower. Relax on the deck – where you’ll find a hot tub – or in the spacious living room. Fort Rock Park is within easy walking or biking distance, where you can spend an afternoon at the tennis and pickleball courts.

5. Woodland 2, for a chalet in the heart of the forest


Woodland 2 vacation rental with a chalet-style design featuring two-story window
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Indoor-outdoor living is on the vacation menu at this four-bedroom, three-bathroom rental home. The chalet-style design features huge windows that let in the light and forest views. An expansive deck includes lots of comfy Adirondack chairs, a barbecue and a hot tub. The Village at Sunriver is less than 1mi (1.6km) away – with a grocery store, brewpub, bakery and shops.

6. Butternut Lane 4 by Village Properties at Sunriver, for family-friendly fun and great accessibility


Wood-paneled living space with woodstove at Butternut Lane 4 by Village Properties at Sunriver
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A good pick for families, this three-bedroom cabin sleeps up to eight people. It’s pet-friendly and wheelchair-accessible, too. The open floor plan includes a big kitchen and dining area. Outside, there’s a spacious patio with a barbecue, hot tub, picnic table and plenty of room to romp. The Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic and Recreation Center is a 20-minute walk away – with indoor and outdoor pools, water slides and more.

7. Cluster Cabin 26, for central convenience


Bright, woodsy open-plan living-dining space with windows out to woods of Cluster Cabin 26
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Here’s an older cabin that makes the most of its small footprint and central location near the best of Sunriver. Three bedrooms plus a futon sleep up to eight people – cook up a feast in the kitchen or enjoy a barbecue on the deck. Nearby, you can play a round of golf or rent bikes to explore the area’s winding roads and riverside paths.

8. Aspen Lane 1, for afternoon strolls on the grounds


Large stylish dining space with large windows of Aspen Lane 1 vacation rental near Bend
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Enjoy the woodsy views and expansive private grounds outside this six-bedroom Sunriver vacation rental. With a spacious kitchen and four bathrooms, it’s good for small family reunions or couples traveling together. Stroll down to the Deschutes River, or hop in the car to explore Bend, Mt. Bachelor and the rest of Central Oregon.

9. Ashwood 4, for cozy nights by the fire


Two-level Ashwood 4 vacation home set among the trees in Sunriver
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Linger in the living room of this two-level Sunriver vacation home, where a fireplace provides light and warmth and floor-to-vaulted-ceiling windows showcase the woodsy views. Counter seating and a dining table offer plenty of mealtime choices. The rental includes three bedrooms – including one with bunk beds for the kids – plus space for outdoor living with a barbecue and hot tub.

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