What We Love
- Sweeping views from the golf course; tee times are limited to guests and members, so there’s rarely any wait
- Expansive recreation facilities include indoor and outdoor pools, a well-equipped exercise room and a spa
- Outdoor activities galore, including mountain biking, fly fishing, whitewater rafting and climbing; in the winter, skiing is just an hour away
What To Know
- The property was renovated in June 2011
- Children 13 and under aren't permitted in the Ranch House Suites; children 17 and under aren't permitted in the King Guest Rooms
- There are four on-site restaurants, but may are closed in the off season: Ranch House is the only one that's open year round
- A 12 percent resort fee per night will be collected by Jetsetter at checkout
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Less than 20 miles northeast of Bend, Brasada Ranch feels worlds away, sitting on 1,800 acres where the high desert meets the Cascade Mountains. The 32-room hotel was renovated in 2011 and is filled with endless outdoor activities, a state-of-the-art equestrian center and a scenic 18-hole golf course. There’s also nothing rustic about the 17,000-square-foot athletic center, which has multiple pools (even a waterfall), a fitness center and two tennis courts. Guests stay in either a Ranch House Suite or a King Guest Room. The suites are spacious and have panoramic views and private terraces. All have a rustic look, and many come with such details as gas fireplaces; 42-inch flat-screen TVs and iPod docks add a modern twist on ranch living. After a day of activity, be sure to sample chef Adrian Carpenter’s exquisite farm-to-table cuisine (standouts include Alaskan black cod and buffalo carpaccio) and the views at the Range restaurant. He also helms the Ranch House restaurant, serving “ranch-style comfort food” and pouring delicious Oregon microbrews and wines.
In the Area
Though many of the area’s biggest draws are on-site — namely, the Brasada Canyons Golf Course and the equestrian center — the concierge can arrange for activities from mountain biking and fly fishing (there’s a stocked pond on the property) to hiking and rock climbing. It’s also worth making the 20-minute drive to Bend, where craft beer geeks can sample from the 24 taps (and house-made sausage, bread and mustard) at Deschutes Brewery & Public House. Since 1936, Bend’s Pine Tavern has had pine trees growing in the middle of the dining room and has been serving its amazing sourdough scones and honey butter. Reservations are a must.
How to Get There
We always enjoy our visit to this resort and this time was special with some of our grandkids who didn’t want to leave the pool, loved the activities they have for kids, and were surprised by the mini burger for kids! This time we tried the Ranch Platters one night to BBQ outside our cabin and were impressed with the quality of food, preparations, volume, and attention to detail. Good job 👍
We visited Brasada in August 2018 with our family of 12. We had 2 three-bedroom cabins on the property. Our family had an excellent stay, and would no doubt come back again.
-The amenities on the property are spectacular. Everything is well-maintained, and well-designed. The pool area is large (which is very necessary for the amount of screaming kids running around). The gym is a little crowded but updated nicely. The kids center is amazing (video games, small rock-wall, playground, etc.). The basketball court, volleyball court, and tennis courts are very nice, and all of the equipment is complimentary.
-Our cabins were amazing. Every possible thing was thought of. There were premium cooking supplies in the kitchen (including coffee, soap, pots/pans, paper towels, etc.). There was a washer/dryer in unit with detergent provided. The beds were all king-sized and every room felt as if it were the master. The shampoo/conditioner/body wash in the showers were high-end.
-Beautiful views. Bend is an amazing place to visit and there's great hiking all around the area, but we felt as if we could stay at the resort and still have a great time. The hike to Spirit Rock is a nice easy walk (~a mile) to see the sunset. Great views everywhere you look.
-Service was excellent throughout our stay and everyone we spoke with was attentive, enthusiastic, and willing to go above and beyond to help us.
-With the amount of money that we spent on our cabins (and the "resort fee"), we expected to not have to worry about certain things. For example, housekeeping only came every 3rd day to clean our cabin. For the golf facilities, to play 18 holes and rent clubs (which is expected for anyone that isn't local), you have to be willing to pay ~$250 per player. The restaurants onsite are great, but way overpriced for what you actually receive. We loved our trip, but couldn't help feeling like we were being nickel and dimed throughout the vacation.
-Small issue, but a few of our group used Brasada Adventures to go horseback riding. All of the riders were intermediate to experienced riders, but when they arrived at the facility were paired up in a group with 3 children who had never ridden before. The staff was excellent, but the lack of transparency and customer service to split up the group ruined the experience.
-Not controllable by Brasada, but due to the wildfires in Southern Oregon and California, we weren't able to see Mt. Bachelor or the Three Sisters from the resort. You could occasionally make out the outlines of the peaks in the morning, but the haze quickly overtook the area in the afternoons.
We have stayed at Brasada twice and have been amazed at the service each time. The cabins are clean and comfortable, the restaurants are solid, the pool and kids club are great but the customer service is outstanding. The location is a bit removed but other than stocking up groceries for your cabin there is no need to leave the resort.
If you're looking for seclusion ask for a room higher up the hill. If you're traveling with a family and want easy access to the pool/club/restaurants request a room in the lower numbers
One downfall for any runner is that the location is not good for any more than 1-2 miles. You're one fairly steep hill up the resort and the same hill back down. Running on the main road is doable but not too safe. With that being said, the gym is nice with a couple of treadmills.
I recently got married at Brasada Ranch. I can't say enough good things about this place as a destination wedding location. We had about 130 people for our wedding and over 80% of them stayed on the property. We were able to host a great welcome s'mores bonfire, a golf tournament, a beautiful wedding and a sunday brunch in the barn. We were blessed with beautiful weather so the day of the wedding and the day after - all the kids were able to hang out in the pool on the waterslide and we enjoyed a lot of golf. Everyone on the property was exceptionally service driven and couldn't do enough to ensure we had a good weekend. The rooming coordination was a little bit complicated with the cabin set-up but the reservations staff is awesome and made it much easier than expected throughout the process. The onsite coordination wedding team was wonderful. People are still talking about how amazing the food was at the wedding and brunch. I worked with a wedding planner who took care of the detail stuff which made the details feel effortless to me and allow me to just enjoy hanging out with my family and friends. We originally looked at hosting our destination wedding in Mexico or Hawaii but were so thrilled when we found Brasada because it gave us the opportunity to have a destination wedding without the hefty travel costs for our family and friends. We have stayed at Brasada several times during the planning process and it's an ultimate romantic getaway - especially in a Ranch house suite which we especially love.
If you are lucky enough to have the option to get married at Brasada Ranch, do it! You will not regret it. The opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family over a 4-day weekend made it more than just our best day ever - it was our best week ever. Thanks to the amazing staff at Brasada Ranch for doing so much to make our special event so wonderful.
My husband and I attended a wedding at this beautiful facility. We paid the negociated price for the wedding and stayed 2 nights. When we arrived to our beautiful room we noted that there were no coffee pods to make coffee and no towels out in the bathroom. Rummaging around, I found towels under the sink, and asked for a floor mat which they quickly brought. There is no complimentary coffee for early risers. As we did not have any coffee in the room, and there was no one at the front desk, my husband drove to the nearest town 20 minutes away to get coffee. The next day, our room was not serviced until after 3:30PM. When we returned from the wedding events, there were new towels on the racks which we never had before, and more coffee pods in the service area. This is a beautiful, though expensive facility. I think that for the money we paid, the service should have been impeccable. In my opinion, when I first went to the desk to express my concern and request extras, they should have offered to come down to the room and check it. I think that the room was cleaned, but not resupplied. It would have been a simple fix that would have avoided this issue.