Boutique adventure lodging in Bend, Oregon



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Boutique adventure lodging in Bend, Oregon

Unique places to stay while you play

You booked your trip to Bend. You bought plane tickets and reserved your moonlight canoe tour. You’ve set your email out-of-office reply to “I’ll be exploring the outdoors and cracking into craft brews.” Now, it’s time to reserve your lodging. 

Whether your priority is fluffy blankets waiting to engulf you in the best night’s sleep ever or a prime location that’s a hop, skip, and a jump away from restaurants, shopping, and outdoor activities, we’ve got your perfect place to stay in Bend, Oregon.

There are a number of cosmopolitan hotels in Bend and world-class resorts alongside a vibrant vacation rental scene. But more recently, a lodging concept has emerged, blending the best of both worlds. 

Enter the boutique adventure inn. These unique accommodations offer the comforts of a hotel stay, with convenient gear storage options and prime locations for easy access to the great outdoors.

We’ve curated a selection of our top local choices for those interested in this modern twist on a hotel stay, complete with some insights into what makes each one so special.

Grab your 29er, powder skis, and suitcase, and let’s explore Bend’s unique lodging scene. 

Downtown lodging options for the urban adventurer

Downtown blends urban charm with outdoor accessibility, offering vibrant dining, live music venues, and scenic views.

The original “adventure basecamp,” Bunk & Brew, operates a mixed lodging facility out of the historic Lucas House just 2 blocks from downtown Bend. Here, you’ll find budget-friendly lodging with the opportunity to make new friends and connect with other guests. Take your pick from 10 private rooms, 3 shared dormitory rooms, community rooms, and a spacious shared bathhouse. They also offer multiple on-site gear storage options and laundry facilities.

For those who enjoy preparing their own meals, you can cook up a feast in their well-stocked community kitchen. Or just head to the backyard for a bite at one of their on-site food carts. And while you’re noshing on some tasty treats, enjoy a local craft beer or live entertainment every weekend. And if that wasn’t enough, Bunk & Brew has a shuttle van, deemed the “Dirtbag Express.” You can hire the van for full or half-day excursions throughout Central Oregon, accommodating up to 11 passengers in addition to the driver. 

For those looking to entice the imagination and indulge in some unique and relaxing amenities after a busy day of adventure, then a stay at McMenamin’s Old St. Francis School is a must! A Northwest legend, the McMenamins chain has eclectic, elaborately adorned renovated properties throughout Oregon and Washington. 

McMenamins’ sole Central Oregon location, a sprawling lodge that promises a truly unique experience, was created after several years of renovating an old Catholic school campus downtown. Here, you’ll discover an on-site brewery, an array of themed pubs, a movie theater, and even a beautiful open-air indoor soaking pool—just some of the many delightful amenities that await you during your stay.

Last but not least is a boutique luxury experience just a stone’s throw from Mirror Pond,  Wall Street Suites They offer the largest rooms in our lineup. Accommodations range from cozy 280-square-foot micro-suites to expansive 600-square-foot suites perfect for the entire family. Most rooms feature a full-sized, fully equipped kitchen to accommodate longer stays or for those who would prefer to prepare meals themselves when traveling. They also welcome your four-legged companions, boasting a dog-friendly atmosphere complete with an on-site dog park. Take a cruise through town on free loaner bikes and gather around the fire pit to unwind with like-minded travelers. This is also one of the few local lodging options to offer EV charging stations on-site.

A room at the Campfire Hotel in Bend, OR

Midtown lodging

From exploring downtown’s energetic scene, we now head into charming mid-town. It’s home to a wealth of restaurants, breweries, shops, and delightful parks.

Leaning in hard to this emerging category of lifestyle lodging options, the Campfire Hotel is absolutely dripping with those retro outdoorsy vibes. Choose from several cozy rooms, including an accessible option with wide doors, a roll-in shower, and other features. But the rooms are just the start. With a year-round heated salt-water outdoor pool, a 10-foot campfire pit for lounging with friends new and old, and a guitar in every room, this is the kind of spot that will help redefine what a hotel means to you. Beer and games in the lounge help to round out the on-site amenities. Downtown is within walking distance for those needing a bit more nightlife, shopping, and dining.

The Waypoint Hotel offers a variety of beautiful, luxurious rooms adorned with a Northwest-inspired look and feel. Choose from one or two beds and accessible rooms. And what pairs perfectly with your stay in Bend? Beer. You’ll find beer on tap in the lobby. They also offer bikes for rent so you can cruise through town or along the paved sections of the scenic Deschutes River Trail. The hotel features a seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub. It’s also a very pet-friendly place, and they even include a pet sheet and treats.

A hammock in a room at LOGE in Bend, OR

Lodging on the way to the mountains

If you’re dream stay includes mountain biking out your front door or a low-mileage drive to the ski slopes, there are several lodging options near Mount Bachelor that are also close to primo mountain biking and hiking trails.

Situated on the edge of the Deschutes National Forest, right off of the Cascade Lakes Highway, LOGE Camps is hard to beat for forest and mountain access. With a paved bike path connecting to town, 500+ miles of singletrack from the backyard, bike rentals, gear lockers, bike repair equipment, and full-service guiding and on-site shuttles from Cog Wild. LOGE is an incredible option if you are planning a Bend vacation centered around biking. 

Decompress from a day of epic adventure with a beverage from the Entrada Cafe and Taproom, a soak in the pool or hot tub, or enjoy a cold beverage from a YETI cooler on your hammock—every room has one. Roast some marshmallows under the stars with the family between games on the lawn. LOGE Camps is close enough to the west side of town for easy access to the many breweries, restaurants, and special events that grace our community calendar year-round. 

The Hotel Peppertree Bend invites adventurers to experience Central Oregon’s charm with contemporary rooms and a host of amenities. Start your day off right with a scrumptious daily breakfast. When you’re ready to refuel, enjoy a delicious meal and brew at the Peppertree Pub and Eatery Tap Room, featuring over 20 local microbrews. The hotel also offers enticing extras like a pool, fitness center, free WiFi, fireplaces, balconies, and breathtaking mountain views. They extend a warm welcome to your furry companions, with dog-friendly rooms available. They also offer a warm welcome to your bikes and skis with secure, on-site storage. Located on the west side of Bend, Hotel Peppertree puts you close to Mt. Bachelor and loads of trails for adventuring outdoors.  

There’s no doubt that choosing the right Bend boutique hotel and lodging can elevate your experience. Whether you opt for the vibrant downtown scene, the charm of midtown, or lodging near Mt. Bachelor, you’ll find unique and welcoming boutique adventure inns ready to make your stay memorable.