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“Amazing Bed and Breakfast Experience” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #4 of 7 Bend B&B and Inns
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Portland, Oregon
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Amazing Bed and Breakfast Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

The fact that this house is immaculate and the room was incredible are far down this list. The couple that run this house (whose names I've forgotten, sorry!) are incredibly kind. Our first night there, we were tired from our trip and he offered us beer (from the Deschutes brewery) or wine and a cheese plate. We accepted and he recommended that we sit in one of the common rooms where we could relax on a couch with a view of Drake Park. They offer a cocktail hour (beer or wine) daily and a snack which is usually cheeses, some fruit and crackers. But the best part was the breakfasts. Both days, there was a three course breakfast that was among the best I've ever had. There was a bread course, a main course and a fruit course. Everything was homemade and spectacular. And the fact that it's only a few minutes walk from downtown was an added bonus.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I just returned from a wonderful Memorial Day weekend at Lara House B&B. It is under new ownership and new management and they are ready to provide you with a great experience. The house is very clean, cozy and inviting. The breakfasts were gourmet and yummy. I loved our room. The ambiance is romantic and mellow and the bed was super comfortable! The location is perfect, across from Drake Park and a couple blocks walk into Old Town Bend is a big plus. There is even off-street parking and a bike rack for your bikes or the bike rental place is two blocks away. Laura House has a large front yard with lawn games available and relaxing outdoor areas to sit, doze, read, relax, watch the world go by or pick up the croquet mallet or Frisbee and play. Enjoy!!!!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oregon
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118 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

The Lara House is a beautifully maintained Bed and Breakfast that is lovingly restored to it's original period pieces. There are 5 bedrooms varying in sizes, each with it's own bathroom. From our viewpoint the Deschutes Room is the best. It's large with double sinks, a king size bed and two chairs to sit on. It's a corner room, so windows are on two sides. We stayed in the Cascade Room, it was lovely, but only one sink in the bathroom. The beds are very comfortable and the furnishings are very lovely. The serve breakfast which consists of a fruit plate (which varies), some kind f a breakfast quiche dish and scones, homemade bread or the like. It's a 2-3 block walk to town and many wonderful restaurants. The Lara House is a wonderful place to stay! We will return.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Athens, Georgia
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24 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Lara House is beautiful house in a wonderful neighborhood right across the street from a beautiful riverside park. It is so relaxing to go for a walk in the park. Town and many restaurants are only a 3-5 minute walk away. The common areas and the rooms are very clean and nicely decorated. Wine and cheese in the afternoon are included, and the breakfast is delicious and is 4-5 courses. Definitely a place I will return to next time I am in Bend.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hopewell Junction, New York
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34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

A group of us, couples and singles, recently stayed at this wonderful B&B. The Inn keepers were so friendly and accommodating. The rooms were beautiful, spacious and private. Every morning we were provided a gourmet breakfast, the best eggs we every had. They provided us maps and suggestions for the Bend area hiking trails. The inn is located a few short blocks to the center of town which is so convienent. In the evening they had local wine and beer. We will definitely stay here again the next time we visit Bend!

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

We stayed here recently for a 2-day mini vacation and found it to be comfortable (especially in the warm summer weather), nicely furnished, and operated with great skill and consideration for their guests. The food was great too! The only thing that could have made it better is if it were a little further from the downtown area. Since you are so close to it you do hear a lot of the weekend partying and that sort of thing. Completely out of the control of the owners, but still something to consider if noise is an issue.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Blue Earth
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121 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

What a lovely place to call home for 2 days. The property is extremely well maintained, nicely decorated, and immaculate. Lara House is within easy walking distance of downtown and the many restuarants Bend has to offer. The park, with walking trails, is located basically across the street from the Bed and Breakfast. There is a very nice area for sitting outside the inn if you wish to do that. The innkeeper was welcoming, helpful, and friendly. He offered us good advice when we asked him for travel and restaurant information. Breakfast was included in the cost of the room and was delicious both mornings. We rented the the Cascade Room during our stay, which was comfortable, clean, and had windows on 2 sides. The inn offers books, internet access, in room TV and DVD player with DVDs available for viewing, if you wish. To be honest, we never used either the TV or the DVD player as we enjoyed spending time outdoors walking around the well kept town. Negatives would be that the bathroom was somewhat small and coffee isn't available until 7 (a little late for an early riser). As with most inns, breakfast is served at a set time, 8:30, which for us, was a little later than we would've liked. The inn did offer afternoon snacks as well as granola bars and soda and juice which could be accessed at any time. Lara House felt like home away from home and is an excellent choice for a quiet relaxed overnight stay in Bend.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 640 NW Congress St, Bend, OR 97701
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Location: United States > Oregon > Central Oregon > Bend
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Bend
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lara House Bed and Breakfast, a magnificent 1910 craftsman, offers a unique and luxury experience for adults seeking a getaway in Downtown Bend. Located in a historic neighborhood, the Lara House overlooks Drake Park and the Deschutes River and is only two blocks away from Downtown Bend’s wonderful boutique shops and fantastic restaurants.Our six guest rooms have world-crafted eclectic furnishings, exquisite linens, and down comforters, all with private baths. The common areas are cozy and intimate, but spacious enough to give you privacy. ... more   less 

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