Your Spring Activity Guide | Brasada Ranch

A Season for Inspired Adventure

A Guide to Spring at Brasada Ranch

Spring in central Oregon heralds warmer sun-filled days, brighter blue skies, and countless opportunities to rejuvenate in nature. At Brasada Ranch, you’ll discover a haven where meaningful memories and experiences are always in full bloom.

 

Spring Adventures at The Ranch

Soak up the sun and see our landscape transform from a wintry wonderland to a springtime sanctuary where flowering dogwood trees and new leaves abound. Feel your sense of wonder stirring with a range of diversions around every corner.

SADDLE UP & RIDE

The best way to take in the landscape’s natural beauty is from the saddle of one of our mustang, draft-cross, and western pleasure horses for a guided horseback ride. No matter your riding experience or ability level, we offer instruction for all guests ages eight and up.

 

BRASADA TRAILS

POOL DAYS

Don’t wait until summer to make a splash. With sunny skies 300 days a year, poolside fun is always possible at Brasada Ranch. Spend your spring break swimming in our heated indoor or outdoor pools and spas, or take a ride on our waterslide. For the grown-ups, our adults-only Cascade pool is a serene spot to kick back and enjoy a cocktail.

 

VIEW POOLS

INVIGORATING GOLF

Mild temperatures, sunshine, and exceptional privacy are the hallmarks of spring days on the Brasada Canyons course. Since no two holes run parallel, you’ll have plenty of time to bask in the beauty of 18 extraordinary views.

 

HIT THE COURSE

PICTURE PERFECT NATURE WALKS

With blooming wildflowers and blossoming trees, every trail offers natural wonders to behold. Trek to Outback Butte and other scenic viewpoints to capture the sights of spring through your camera lens.

 

FIND TRAILS

RENEWAL AT SPA BRASADA

Put a spring in your step with some self-care. Spa Brasada now enhances our innovative body and beauty treatments with Eminence Organics, a luxurious natural skincare line also available for purchase from our store.

 

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TRANQUIL FISHING

Why not spend a sun-filled afternoon casting a line in one of our stocked ponds? Spring’s warmer weather makes for ideal fishing conditions. Rods are available to rent from our Adventure Concierge on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

RENT A ROD

EXPLORE OUR ADVENTURES

 

 

Signature Springtime Experiences

Exciting youth golf camps. Delicious Easter brunches. Indulgent beauty treatments. Live music and seasonal feasts. These are just a few of our seasonal spring events, so however you like to get away from it all— you’ll always find an enriching experience at Brasada Ranch.

COWBOY COOKOUTS

Kids ages 5–12 can spend a spring evening getting in touch with their Wild West side at our Cowboy Cookouts. They’ll learn to walk, talk, and lasso like a cowboy while roasting hot dogs and s’mores over an open fire. Young outlaws can even end the night with a pony ride.

 

YOUTH CAMPS

Keep the young ones engaged with a full calendar of youth-oriented programming that makes the most of our warmer weather over Spring Break. From Reel Good Fishing Camp and arts and crafts to cooking lessons and kids golf clinics, guests aged 5–12 are sure to discover diversions that inspire and delight.

 

STARGAZING NIGHTS

Out in the open wild, it’s so much easier to see the stars—and the dark and crystal-clear skies of spring over Brasada Ranch are no exception. Using a state-of-the-art computerized telescope, the astronomy team from The Oregon Observatory takes you on a guided tour of the constellations, inviting you to share unparalleled views of the moon, planets, and Milky Way galaxy.

 

EASTER WEEKEND

Make some family memories with a delicious regionally inspired brunch at Range Restaurant & Bar, followed by a candy egg hunt on the lawn for the little ones. Expect a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny and plenty of opportunities to snap some adorable photos.

 

JUNIOR GOLF CLINICS

This spring break, junior golfers can supercharge their game at our fun and educational youth golf clinic. Mixing practice stations, contests, and time on the golf course, they’ll learn fundamentals like proper form, putting techniques, course etiquette, and more.

 

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LIVE MUSIC

Join us every Thursday and select Saturdays at Range Restaurant & Bar or Ranch House from 5 PM to 9 PM for seasonally inspired fare and local acoustic sounds. Enjoy the tastes and tunes, surrounded by views of the Cascade peaks.

 

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Adventures Beyond Brasada

Just outside Brasada Ranch, you’ll discover an endless array of outdoor adventures, exciting cultural pursuits, and diversions that delight and inspire, season after season.

Nearby Hiking Trail Highlights

 

TODD LAKE

This easy 1.7-mile loop provides incredible views of Mt. Bachelor in the spring and is a great spot for outdoor activities like kayaking, running, fly fishing, and wildflower-filled walks.

 

DESCHUTES RIVER TRAIL

April through May is prime time for this 3.1-mile trail, ideal for runners, hikers, and cyclists of all levels. Bring your dog and enjoy a relaxing day beside the tranquil river.

 

SMITH ROCK

Bask in a splendid sunrise as you take an early morning hike up Misery Ridge, or travel along Crooked River in the afternoon to catch the sunset. This set of trails is much less crowded in spring, so there’s plenty of space to explore. For seasoned rock-climbers, this is also one of the best spots to scale in the nation.

 

GREEN LAKES TRAIL

This 9-mile round-trip trek is a must for avid hikers and their four-legged companions. As a moderate to challenging hike, it’s highly recommended for anyone looking to backpack and fish in the spring season.

 

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Our Must-Bike Trails

 

PETERSON RIDGE TRAIL

This family-friendly network of loops is one of the area’s most-loved mountain-biking routes. With lots of picnic tables along the way, we recommend packing some snacks from the General Store so you can stop and enjoy the views.

 

NORTH FORK OF TUMALO CREEK

Packed with sweeping vistas, you can ride this exceptionally scenic route in under two hours. However, we suggest taking your time and bringing a picnic so you can fully appreciate this trail’s lush greenery and stunning waterfalls.

 

METOLIUS RIVER LOOPS

In spring, this 24-mile trail promises clear skies and plenty of rest-stops so you can take in the crystal-clear water of the Metolius River while you wind your way through majestic pine forests.

 

SISTERS TO SMITH ROCK SCENIC BYWAY

Take an Old West-style tour of the region, starting in the small town of Sisters. Follow the 37-mile road to Smith Rock in Terrebonne, enjoying spring’s blue skies and unparalleled vistas all the way.

 

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Our Favorite Central Oregon Excursions

 

FLY FISHING IN CENTRAL OREGON

With hundreds of miles of rivers and dozens of lakes, central Oregon is a trout fisherman’s dream. The high desert’s warmer spring weather means it’s the perfect time to catch rainbow, brown, brook, and bull trout.

 

BEND ALE TRAIL

Go on a self-guided tour across seven territories to discover the best beers in central Oregon. Grab an Ale Trail passport from the Visitor’s Center and jump in the Bend trolley or Brew Bus to hit the road. Head to Bend Brewfest each May for the ultimate celebration of all things beer with over 65 participating vendors and 100+ ales to sample.

 

BREWS & VIEWS PADDLE TOURS

Get out on the water, feel the spring sun at your back, and soak in the sights and sounds of the season. Wildflowers and wildlife are everywhere on these stunning waterways and Wanderlust Naturalist Guides will be there to point out the in-the-know spots—all while you sip on legendary local beers.

 

HIGH DESERT MUSEUM

Take a break from outdoor adventuring and indulge in some culture at the High Desert Museum. With a wide range of focused events, the whole family can enjoy learning about the history and wildlife of the region on this dynamic, educational excursion.

 

SPRING SKIING

Spring skiing in Oregon is all about following the sun. With smaller crowds, relaxed vibes, and beautiful views of the Cascades, shredding slushy corn snow during this season is always a good time. The convenient distance from Brasada Ranch makes it easy to spend your morning on the slopes and then hit the trails or greens in the afternoon.

 

VOLCANO TOURS

Take a walk on the wild side with a volcano tour, where knowledgeable guides will illuminate natural wonder, from an ancient hemlock forest to decaying logs with astounding living mass. Equal parts history and natural science, this experience is a must for curious minds of all ages.

 

Spring Into Adventure

Find your haven where moments of delight and discovery are always in bloom.

Book online or call (866) 373-4882 to reserve your escape to The Ranch.

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