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
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- 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 have been here several times and have had fun every time. It is a beautiful setting for sure. There are a LOT of kids here when schools are out and there is an adult only pool and it is very small and quiet. I would have given it more stars if the pool food was up to par. We ordered a bunch of food and some was good on one day and then terrible the next. There is a picture of a quesadilla that i ordered that was paper thin (very little cheese at all). The day before the same thing was pretty good so there isn't a high consistent standard. Enjoy the pool but bring your own eats and drinks...
We stayed in the Ranch Cabins - lovely suite on the second floor with a large balcony overlooking the Cascade Range, i.e. 3 Sisters, Mt. Hood, Broken Top, Black Butte, etc. It was a spectacular view. We ate dinner and breakfast in the Ranch Cabin - food and service were very good. Then we also had dinner at the Range......which featured good food and service. The new adults only pool is wonderful as we were just a couple.
We attended a wedding at Brasada and stayed 2 nights in a King bedroom cabin. We would never spend the same kind of money per night for a trip otherwise but it was such a drive back to Bend or Redmond after the wedding that we decided to make a family vacation of it and brought our 2 kids (both under 6). We had such a great time! All of the staff were really friendly and helpful. The water slide and lazy river were huge hits with the kids and the property is really beautiful. We had everything we needed (even a diffuser for the blow dryer) and they brought extra coffee pods and towels quickly. We had friends renting through VRBO on the ranch and they had an absolutely terrible experience so I think it’s better to book through the Ranch.
4 stars only because we probably won’t come back just because of the price. I think they could do a few things to make the cost worth it for me like including bike rentals and having a microwave in the room since you’re really dependent on the restaurants for food.