My husband and I were on a journey from Mt. Hood in northern Oregon, driving down southward to Crater Lake. I had decided at the last minute that perhaps a stop midway, in Bend, Oregon would be a nice way to break up the drive and provide a glimpse into central Oregon. As I decided on this small change of plans rather late in the game, just about a week prior to our flight to Oregon, it seems Bend was full as there were no rooms available in 5 different hotels that I checked on.
I poured over the Oregon map and spotted Sisters, Oregon--a small town a tad north and west of Bend---"I'll look there" I mused---and boy am I certainly glad I did..!!!!
I found Five Pine Lodge and Spa. A lovely "resort" tucked in the middle of no where---not that Sisters is no where---it's just that Sisters is probably not top on the vacation list what with Bend being but about a 30 minutes drive away. I called inquiring about a one night reservation---of which they did have. In fact they had a very nice private cabin for two people available.
The property is large---there is the main lodge, a spa, a movie theater which serves the city of Sisters as well, several causal dinning restaurants, hiking and biking trails and groupings of small private cabins. The grounds are impeccably manicured and maintain a natural wildflower setting---all nestled in a wooded enclave just outside the "city walls".
As we were a bit early for check in, we drove to Bend, walked around, had lunch, making our way back in time to explore the town of Sisters. The resort called me letting me know that we could come check in. After the jaunt to Bend, I was really glad things turned out as they did--Bend was nice, but our little cabin in the woods was so much nicer!!
The cabin has a wet bar with mini fridge, a spacious bath with a huge walk-in shower, a tub, a separate king bed sleeping area, a gas fireplace, flat screen TV, a small sitting area at the fireplace (as the bed and sitting area all encompass the "living" area), a "back door" with access to two adirondack chairs located on a small cement patio. I hated we were just staying the one night---this was such a welcomed calm respite of peace!!
That night we actually walked to dinner at the casual sports bar brewery located on site. I drove a short distance into Sisters---of which I actually could have walked but didn't want to schlep my goodies all the way back to the cabin) where I bought a local bottle of wine, local cheese and crackers. The lodge does host a beer and wine tasting each evening at 5 but I was so tired I opted for my own bottle back at the cabin as my husband noshed on the cheese and crackers.
I highly recommend 5 Pines to anyone traveling from Mt. Hood to Crater Lake---or even as a single point of destination. Sister's has lots of unique shops to spend a leisure afternoon exploring. The following morning we ate breakfast at a local diner then drove the long way round south to Crater Lake wanting to drive through the Belkap Lave fields a short distance from Sisters....
Highly recommend both 5 Pines and Sisters!!!
- Also Known As:
- 5 Pine Lodge & Spa
- Five Pine Lodge And Spa
- Five Pine Hotel Sisters
- Five Pine Hotel
- Five Pine Lodge & Spa Sisters, Oregon
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Adventure by day, Romance by night! Take advantage of all that Central Oregon has to offer and enjoy shopping, mountain biking, road cycling, hiking, fishing, golfing and so much more. Our unique 10 acre property has a world class spa, one-of-a-kind cabins, deluxe lodge suites, an outdoor heated pool in the summer months. All room types include over-sized waterfall tubs, kid bed, fireplace, Amish furniture, 42" Plasma TV, DVD, Wi-Fi. Complimentary wine/ beer reception every evening! ... more less
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