Mt. Bachelor may be a bit off the well-treaded path for someone who’s used to a Vail or Deer Valley ski vacation. You won’t find any ski in, ski out lodges at Mt. Bachelor. In fact, all the lodging options are 20 minutes away in Bend. But if luxury to you means pristine, unspoiled and exclusive—since the resort sees smaller crowds and typically short lift lines—then Mt. Bachelor is sure to please. The lack of development around the resort may seem a pain for those used to modern conveniences, but the surrounding untouched wilderness of Deschutes National Park makes up for it, and then some. The Bend dining scene will also please seasoned diners looking for quaint, locally sourced experiences.
Bend plays host to cultured, sophisticated crowd, and its lodging options echo that. While they may not provide a traditional, five-star experience, the accommodations are unique and upscale in their own way. Below, you’ll find Ski.com’s top luxury pick. To learn more about this property, call, or chat with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialist.
Providing an eco-friendly design convenient downtown location, the Oxford Hotel features a friendly staff and amenities you won’t find anywhere else in town. As the only boutique hotel in Bend, this swish hotel offers its guests refined, eco-conscious and exquisitely designed accommodations. The hotel provides a relaxing indoor hot tub for weary skiers and snowboarders, as well as fitness facilities for those who just can get enough action. A rental car is recommended when staying at this deluxe Bend hotel, as the slopes are about 20 minutes away.
While the Mt. Bachelor fine dining scene may be a bit more rustic and casual then some urbanites are used to, one thing to keep in mind: the Bend and Mt. Bachelor area of Oregon is a hot bed for sustainable farming, so you can bet pretty much any dish, at any restaurant is of the freshest ingredients. Additionally, Mt. Bachelor doesn’t technically have any off-mountain restaurants, so you’ll want to head to Bend for all your gastronomy endeavors. 10 Below on Minnesota Avenue in Bend is a shining example of the Pacific Northwest’s commitment to the sustainable food movement. The restaurant created innovative plates implementing local ingredients and pairing with local vintages and Northwest-based beers. Don’t-miss the Oregon-raised beef or regional fish entrees. Vegetarians will also be pleased with 10 Below’s menu, with dishes like acorn squash and pears. The Jackalope Grill in Bend serves up a unique marriage of French-inspired and Northwest cuisine in a casual setting, sure to delight even the most blasé diner. If gourmet comfort food is a thing, then Pine Tavern in Bend is doing it beautifully. Guests can enjoy Southern favorites from fresh Dungeness crab cakes to cobbler to Prime Rib, and every entrée comes with their signature sourdough scones and honey butter.
To learn more about Mt. Bachelor luxury ski vacations call, or chat with, one of Ski.com’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.