Sarah, the innkeeper, and the smell of home-baked cookies greeted us at our arrival. Sarah gave us the tour of common rooms and our room. The home's interior is very tasteful and in keeping with the 100 year old craftsman style architecture. Our bathroom included spa toiletries and guest robes. "Happy Hour" from 5-6 included local wine, beer and cheese trays. It was a great way to meet and greet the other guests. The location of Lara's is across the street from a park on the river and is just blocks from many restaurants, bars and shopping. Breakfast portions were very large. On the first morning, Sarah bagged our scones and we had them as snacks on a Tumalo falls hike! The lemon chiffon pancakes on the second morning were decadent! We were there for a weekend and look forward to returning soon!
- 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