Bend, OR is one of our most favorite cities in Oregon. We spent our honeymoon there & have since looked for every opportunity to return. Matt wants to eventually move there however, my heart is still in Portland. I will admit that every time we spend time in Bend, it’s easy to imagine us eventually staying forever. It’s the perfect mix of adventure + city + smaller town vibes with lots of events to attend. And it’s GORGEOUS & bike friendly plus, there is a river running through the middle of town. Dreamy. I was thrilled when Riverhouse reached out about Matt & I coming out to take some photos + experience the stunning hotel property. There’s just something about falling asleep to the sound of running water. It’s a viiiiibe. The rooms are spacious & our’s came with a private fireplace & such a comfortable bed. I could have slept all day, I think. But just not when there are so many fun things to do!
The hotel property is right along the Descutes River so the backdrop is stunning! They have an incredibly delicious restaurant, Currents, which serves breakfast through late night and it is so yummy! And the view cannot be beat. Riverhouse has a huge outdoor pool as well as an indoor pool & hot tub but they were being cleaned while we were there so we didn’t use them. (But that’s alright because we rode bikes to the river and swam there instead. The Arbo way.)
On Saturday morning, we scheduled a couple’s massage at Drift Spa. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL! The room that’s designed for the couple’s massages was insane! It had a fireplace & a soaking tub (which we didn’t use BUT it was gorgeous). I snuck my iPhone in & took a few snaps after our msssage but before the sauna. SO RELAXING! I’ll give it a 10/10/10. They also do manicures + pedicures. The property is clean & basically brand new. I think you’ll love it, even if you aren’t staying at the Riverhouse.
Matt made the brilliant move to bring our bicycles & we explored all over Bend for our days there. We aren’t the type to just sit around in the resort/hotel. We want to see + eat + drink + experience all a city has for us while we’re there. Bend ALWAYS has fun things happening! We stumbled upon an event to raise support for public lands at Drake Park, floated the river, biked the trails, ate TWO TIMES at El Sancho (WHICH IS THE MOST AMAZING TACO SHOP MAYBE EVER), stopped by Bite of Bend, tried baked goods at Foxtail & visited a buddy at a new coffee + beer spot, Megaphone. Safe to say we are 100% Bend obsessed.
We can’t wait to go back! And if you’re planing a trip, we got you a hookup! The Riverhouse is offering a 15% off discount to any of you who want to book a room from now until July 13 so RUN! Use this link and code ARBO to save! I promise, you’ll love this place. It’s the perfect home in Bend to explore from. And it’s always a plus when supporting local hotels + restaurants. If you stay, let me know! I’d love to hear what you think! We can’t wait to go back and HUGE thank you to Riverhouse for having us out. They’re SO kind! And again, the space is happiness.