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Winter Adventures

YOUR WINTER WONDERLAND

It may come as a surprise, but here at The Ranch, just 16 miles east of Bend, we receive very little snow throughout the year and the temperatures here are about 10 degrees warmer than in Bend. Given the more mild winters, our golf course remains open throughout the year, and it is not uncommon for guests to ski untracked powder at Mt. Bachelor in the morning and play 18 holes in the afternoon. Come experience the difference.

Bike Rentals

There are miles of off and on-road trails to explore throughout the resort. Brasada Adventures' rental fleet includes Kona mountain bikes and dirt jumpers, as well as plenty of wheeled options for our youngest guests, including training wheels, trailers, trail-a-longs and Striders. Helmets are provided, as are locks for overnight rentals. Waivers are required, as well as a parent/guardian signature for guests under 18. Call Brasada Adventures for current rates.

Bird Watching

Brasada Adventures is standing by to provide all the details on the constantly-changing migratory birds here at Brasada Ranch. We will guide you to the best locations and vantage points for viewing all the hawks, eagles and finches you can handle.

Brasada Trails / Horseback Riding

The horses await you, standing ready outside the immaculate barns. At Brasada Trails, each ride is personalized to suit the rider and we offer trail-riding experiences and instruction for all ages and abilities.

Brew Bus

Want a taste of Northwest brewing culture?! Then allow our friends at the Bend Brew Bus to take you behind the scenes of the normal tasting room experience to witness brewing magic. From mash tun to fermentation tank to bottle, you'll receive an insider's look at four outstanding Bend breweries, all the while enjoying complimentary samples of delicious beers. Best of all, we'll do all the driving, picking up and dropping off here at the resort. Available year round via Brasada Adventures.

Cycling

Cyclists have made touring the miles of country roads around Brasada Ranch an annual pilgrimage. As you leave the resort, the choice is simple: left or right. Both are spectacular. As you ride past farm after farm with the beautiful Cascade Mountains beckoning to the west, you’ll come to realize quickly that there are few other places on this earth that are quite as beautiful, or more pleasurable to pedal. Brasada Adventures has maps and many routes to share.

Lava Cave Tours

Discover the hidden underground world of Central Oregon’s remote, desert lava caves with a naturalist guide! These large, cool lava tube caves are safe and ultimately fascinating for the whole family. Outfitted with helmets and headlamps, our guides will help you discover secret rooms, great cave history and what lives and grows in the caves. Available year round via Brasada Adventures.

Ranch Rovers

It’s proven that vacations just seem more like vacations when Ranch Rovers are involved. Our Ranch Rovers are street-legal golf carts that seat four and may be rented for 24 hour periods. Waivers and driver's licenses are required for all drivers, as well as a parent/guardian signature for guests under 18. Please connect with Brasada Adventures for availability and prices.

Rock Climbing

Brasada Adventures has all the information you need on local rock climbing for every ability level. Be sure to inquire about Smith Rock’s world-famous Monkey Face, where modern sport climbing started.

Running Trails

The Resort features miles of running trails, paved and un-paved, over 1,800 acres, as well as beautiful country roads just outside the entrance. For maps, please visit Brasada Adventures.

Sightseeing

One could spend months in Central Oregon and not see all there is to see, though certainly there are some attractions more popular than others, and Brasada Adventures has all the details. Here on property a hike up to Spirit Rock is the perfect way to get a unique view of the high desert and Cascade Mountains beyond.

Skiing at Mt. Bachelor

There’s good reason US ski team members and Olympians flock to Mt. Bachelor every year, and so should you. The sixth largest ski resort in the country is just west of Bend and boasts one of the longest ski seasons in the country. Stop on by Brasada Adventures and we’ll review the trail map with you and point out our favorite runs.

Snowshoeing Tours

Let the winter wonderland unfold before your eyes along a snowshoeing tour around Mt. Bachelor and the surrounding Deschutes National Forest of the Cascade Mountain Range. Our professional guides bring winter alive with vibrant interpretation along the way and snow play for all ages, whether you prefer to stroll easily on flatter areas or leap off powder-covered lava flows and get air like you never imagined. Call Brasada Adventures for rates and reservations.

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