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Discover Your Summer Spirit

A Guide to Summer at Brasada Ranch

Summer at Brasada Ranch embodies the wild open spirit of Central Oregon. Longer days bring more time to enjoy a full spectrum of invigorating outdoor activities. Cooler evenings offer tranquil moments spent beside a crackling fire. Slow down and connect with your circle with curated escapes crafted to inspire.

 

Summer Adventures at The Ranch

Make memories for a lifetime amid sweeping summer vistas. From scenic hikes and horseback rides to poolside concerts and Cowboy Cookouts, Brasada Ranch promises life-enriching experiences for the whole season.

HIT THE TRAILS

Explore The Ranch on horseback under the summer sun with a ride to Spirit Rock, then cool off with refreshing lemonade, tea, and cookies. This essential and picturesque Brasada Ranch experience is perfect for all guests ages 8+ and includes an introductory lesson before your trail ride.

 

SADDLE UP

POOLSIDE BLISS

Spending your day by the pool is a hallmark of Brasada summer. Cool off in our family pools, or take a ride on our seasonal waterslide. Steps away, enjoy snacks and drinks from Sundance. For grownups who need some peace and quiet, indulge in high desert sunsets, poolside live music, and a signature cocktail or two at our adults-only Cascades pool.

 

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CAPTIVATING GREENS

For golfers, Brasada Canyons offers exceptional summertime views and unparalleled privacy. Bring the whole crew with our Ultimate Family Package. Solo players can get 1:1 instruction and virtual swing analysis to level up their game. Whatever your ideal golf getaway looks like, it’s the perfect season to tee up at Brasada Ranch.

 

HIT THE COURSE

EXPANSIVE HIKING TRAILS

Stay active while soaking up the sunshine and awe-inspiring surroundings with onsite trails. With over five miles to explore, you’ll share the paths with hikers, cyclists, and horseback riders. From Outback Butte to Spirit Rock, you’ll experience endless high-desert views every step of the way.

 

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RECREATIONAL RENTALS

Long summer days are made for fishing our stocked ponds, playing lawn games, and traversing our trails. Make your own fun with a wide range of recreational rentals—from tennis rackets and volleyball equipment to frisbees and hiking gear. Our Adventure Concierge will help you find whatever you need on-site or from nearby outfitters.

 

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BIKE THE RANCH

Biking is a great way to discover The Ranch and the region beyond. Whether you prefer to spend a summer day on a casual ride with the whole family or want to head out on an invigorating mountain or road biking trail, our Adventure Concierge can provide a full list of routes for you to explore.

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Signature Summer Experiences

Our event calendar makes the most of summer days and nights. Kids can participate in exciting youth camps and activities or simply spend time in the great outdoors. Grown-ups can enjoy local bands at Cascade pool, or sit down to a regionally inspired dinner and live music with the family. Amid the beauty of the towering Cascade peaks, time slows down, freeing you to connect with the people you love most.

COWBOY COOKOUTS

If your little ones have ever dreamed of becoming a cowboy or cowgirl, this fully supervised cookout will be an unforgettable summer experience. They’ll learn to lasso, play ranch games, and even go for a pony ride. Plus, roast hot dogs and s’mores over an open fire—giving grown-ups some time to enjoy the Cascade Pool music series with cocktails.

 

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FRESH FARMSTAND

Summer marks the return of the Brasada Ranch farmstand. On the first Saturday of July, August, and September, you can shop the bounty of the season with a curated selection of fresh products from our farmer neighbors at Nine Peaks Organics whose wonderful produce we also carry in The General Store.

 

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SUMMER YOUTH CAMPS

From a variety of arts and crafts and outdoor games to educational and fun adventure walks, swimming, golf clinics, and more. Young ones can make the most of long summer days with a full calendar of youth-oriented programming, ideal for guests aged 5–12.

 

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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Start the summer season with a bang. Friday through Monday of Memorial Day weekend features an engaging array of family-friendly events, from our famous Cowboy Cookouts and live music at Sundance to yoga by the pool adult pool. And don’t forget about RanchFest, our all-day festival featuring our favorite local food, wine, and lifestyle vendors.

 

MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS

JULY 4TH WEEKEND

Get ready for a star-spangled summer weekend. The whole family can celebrate with three days of non-stop fun in the sun, including events like our annual 5K run, pool party with a live DJ to beat the summer heat, and our 10th annual county fair with carnival games, live music, all-American BBQ, and more.

 

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LIVE MUSIC SERIES

During summer, music abounds at Brasada Ranch. Catch our favorite musicians performing acoustic shows at Range Restaurant & Bar or waterside at our adults-only Cascade Pool.

 

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FEAST FROM THE FIRE

Spend a cool summer evening surrounded by stunning high desert views, soaking up local music and flavors at one of our most popular seasonal events, Feast from the Fire. Enjoy a three-course, family-style dinner from the grill along with tasting flights from breweries and distilleries, with live music as your backdrop.

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Adventures Beyond Brasada

Step off property for more exhilarating outdoor adventures and cultural experiences, all in full swing every summer. With endless sunny trails, invigorating hikes, and regional diversions, this season is built for making memories worth celebrating.

Nearby Hiking Trail Highlights

 

SPARKS LAKE LOOP

Surrounded by three towering peaks, South Sister, Broken Top and Mt. Bachelor, this popular 2.5-mile trail never fails to disappoint with its breathtaking scenery and crystal-clear lake views.

 

TUMALO FALLS

This beloved Bend waterfall is nestled in a lush evergreen forest. Take in its summertime splendor from one of two viewpoints. The more popular option is located a few short steps from the parking lot, but if you’d like to avoid the crowds, hiking half a mile to the upper viewpoint is worth the extra effort.

 

PAULINA LAKE TRAIL

This climb features roughly 426 feet of elevation gain. Once reaching your destination, you’ll get a unique glimpse of Oregon’s volcanic past. Along the way, be sure to take a moment to admire the pristine waters of Paulina Lake.

 

ALDER CREEK TRAIL

Take a hike to Whychus Creek and Alder Springs through a range of thousand-year-old geological formations. Once you have reached your oasis, you have the option to carefully ford the cool creek and continue on to the Deschutes River. The perfect summer adventure.

 

BROKEN TOP SUMMIT

On this trail, hikers and climbers can expect a full uphill climb (10 hours) with an elevation gain of 4,000 feet. Once you reach the summit, you’ll be rewarded by majestic mountain views of North Sister and South Sister in their full summertime glory. Spikes, poles, and ropes are recommended.

 

SOUTH SISTERS TRAIL

If you’re seeking a slightly more moderate challenge on your next summer hike, this iconic mountain will take you to Oregon’s third tallest peak. With just under 5,000-feet of elevation gain, this hike requires moderate experience and light technical skills. Trekking poles, spikes, and gaiters are all encouraged.

 

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Our Must-Bike Trails

 

PHIL'S TRAIL OR PHIL'S AREA

This easily accessible network of trails is popular for tourists and residents alike. Cruise your summer away with singletracks, ranging from beginner to expert.

 

THE LAIR

Technically part of Phil’s Trail, the Lair is a well-designed bike park for those looking to test their two-wheel skills. From large jumps to complex free-riding features—this park has it all. With so much room to roam, it’s perfect for beginners and kids.

 

MT. BACHELOR BIKE PARK

Level up your mountain biking with this challenging set of trails, featuring a lift to take you all the way back up to the top—ideal for enthusiasts who want to enjoy a full day of practice under the sun.

 

MCKENZIE RIVER TRAIL

Considered one of the best mountain biking trails nationwide, this trail is a must-do for expert riders. Rough, bumpy, and narrow pathways present a fantastic opportunity to hone your skills.

 

PAULINA PEAK NEWBERRY CRATER

If you’re ready for high altitudes, this tough 3-mile, 1,600-foot climb from Paulina Lake Campground is one of the most underrated central Oregon rides. Discover clear views of Paulina Peak, East Lake, Paulina Lake, and the Cascades. Be sure to pick up a day pass because the ride is within a national monument.

 

TYLER'S TRAVERSE

This little-known gem is part of the Wanoga trail system and a local favorite for its summery meadows and steep armored climbs, jumps, drops, and rock outcroppings. It’s a solid option for expert riders looking for an epic challenge and epic views.

 

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Adventures Beyond Brasada

 

DISCOVER THE CASCADE LAKES

An unmissable summertime adventure, the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway is a 66-mile driving tour that begins in Bend and heads southwest, straight into the heart of the Cascade Range, beyond the base of Mount Bachelor and past more than a dozen regional lakes.

 

DESCHUTES RIVER PLAYGROUND

The popular Deschutes River is the perfect spot to spend a sunny day swimming, floating, surfing, or kayaking in Bend. This summertime hub is the place to hang out and have fun on or off the water.

 

ROAD CYCLING

Central Oregon is a cyclist’s haven with winding roads and stunning vistas. Its wide range of bikeways showcase some of Oregon’s best scenery, small towns, and diverse geography.

 

CENTRAL OREGON FISHING

Summer is prime fishing season for avid anglers, with local lakes filled to the brim. East and Paulina lakes (part of the Newberry Crater) east of La Pine have rainbow as well as kokanee trout, with East Lake offering huge brown trout too.

 

ROCK CLIMBING IN SMITH ROCK STATE PARK

Discover cutting-edge climbing routes at Smith Rock. Take a short drive 30 minutes north of Bend to experience the birthplace of modern American sport climbing, featuring thousands of established routes to choose from.

 

BEND ALE TRAIL

Toast to the delights of summertime sunshine in one of many outdoor beer gardens on the Bend Ale Trail while touring renowned central Oregon breweries and logging your favorites along the way.

 

GUIDED ADVENTURE TOURS

Let award-winning central Oregon naturalists elevate your summer with guided adventure. Paddle pristine mountain lakes, explore underground caves, or watch the moon rise on a Cascade Lakes brews and canoes tour.

 

PROHIBITION CAVE TOUR

Beat the heat by exploring ancient cave systems as you unearth their rich history. Learn about the formation of the lava tubes, their ecosystem, and the many uses of these caves over time. Your tour concludes with libations at a local distillery.

 

Your Summertime Spirit Awaits

Boundless adventures, local flavor, and fun under the sun are waiting for you at Brasada Ranch.

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