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Lara House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 7 Bend B&B and Inns
Portland, OR
1 review
“Marvelous B&B!”
Reviewed June 10, 2007

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Lara House for one night, but we wanted to stay for a month! We were greeted by Luann who had brie, strawberries and wine ready for us when we arrived. Our room was lovely and breakfast the next morning was delicious. The Lara House is walking distance to everything in Bend, including restaurants, shops and a lovely park just across the street. It's a little spendier than the local chain hotels, but it's well worth it. You won't regret staying at the Lara House!

  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
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Granville, Ohio
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Reviewed June 6, 2007

As we approached the Lara House, my husband said, "Look at that cool house". It turned out to be our destination. As a lover of the Arts and Crafts movement, it was perfect for him. The decor was understated, but tasteful and elegant. We saw almost all the rooms and all were beautifully appointed, large enough to move around in with space for lots of gear, and had 2 comfortable chairs for relaxing. Perhaps the best was the service provided by the innkeeper-LuAnne. 5-6 PM every evening the guests seemed to gather for complementary wine and a light snack prepared by the hostess. (One of the reasons we stay in B and B's is to meet interesting people, and we certainly did here) LuAnne was able to answer all our questions for restaurants, directions, grocery stores to stock up for our hikes or most any other thing we needed. The breakfasts during our 3 day stay were wonderful everyday-crepes, quiche and breakfast burritos with a fabulous red pepper sauce. I only had to ask once for decaf coffee and it was on the sideboard when I arrived for breakfast after that. Lara House is convenient to many restaurants and all the trendy shopping in Bend, too. There was no need to get back in the car for any reason once we returned from our adventures for the day. I would recommend this location to anyone looking for a B and B in Bend.

  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
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Star, Idaho
1 review
Reviewed May 29, 2007

We took a Memorial Day road trip to Bend, OR from Boise, ID and spent the 3-day weekend at Lara House. This is the second time we stayed here. The first time was a treat. The second time was even better! It has received a thorought freshening since our last visit about four years ago and looks fantastic. It was originally built in 1910. It is conveniently located near downtown Bend close to shopping and restaurants, all within easy walking distance. Drake Park is located right across the road and is a pretty picnic spot or place to relax. The rooms of Lara House are spacious and well attired with lots of natural light. Luanne is the innkeeper and did a great job of introducing us to all the guests and made sure we were comfortable. There is a daily wine social where guests have a chance to mingle and share stories of their travels. My wife does not drink wine but Luanne made sure she had some good beer on hand for her! Nice gesture. Coffee is on about an hour before breakfast. Breakfast was superb. This place really feels like visiting family. We highly recommend the Lara House. You will not, let me repeat, you will be disappointed!

  • Liked — Very comfortable and centrally located
  • Disliked — We enjoyed everything
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
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Central Coast California
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Reviewed December 28, 2006

We stayed for two nights at this beautiful B&B located next to downtown Bend, Oregon. Very convenient location to restaurants, shopping and the river. The home was magnificently restored and beautifully decorated. The rooms were all decorated with comfort in mind, especially the bed we slept on. The owners (operators) were extremely helpful and presented us with a wonderful breakfast both days and afternoon wine and snacks. We'll definitely go back. Be sure and ask Sarah about her beautiful new baby.

Philip and Rosalie Westergaard

Stayed November 2006
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Portland
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Reviewed December 3, 2006

Lara House is a wonderful B&B that has been lovingly renovated but keeps it's old Craftsman-style warmth and charm. We stayed for two nights in November and thoroughly enjoyed coming back from days out in the cold to sit with a glass of wine in front of a warm fire. We stayed in the Shevlin room which has a bathtub-jacuzzi that was a nice ending to a beautiful day in Bend.

The house is only two short blocks from the downtown area with lots of shops, restaurants and bars. Just about across the street is Drake park which goes along Mirror pond. A wonderful place to walk or sit on a bench and read a book. Lara House is located in the historic part of Bend and the neighborhood is filled with beautiful old houses.

Jeannie and Sarah are warm and friendly and very attentive. We will stay there again the next time we're in Bend.

  • Liked — The Craftsman styling. The friendly host. That everything was new and clean.
  • Disliked — There was no sign out front and we drove right by it the first time.
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed November 7, 2006

Lara House is the ultimate getaway for out-of-towners or Bendites who want to experience an authentic Pacific NW bed & breakfast. Jeannie and Sarah (mother-daughter owners) have tended to every detail, creating a beautiful environment without the constant, unwelcome hovering we've experienced at other B&Bs. The furnishings are gorgeous and the food delicious. from a practical standpoint, you can't beat Lara House's location. It's right downtown -- though very quiet. A stay at Lara House is worth every penny; don't bother looking elsewhere!

  • Liked — Furnishings, environment, decor
  • Disliked — price
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Lara House Bed and Breakfast

Property: Lara House Bed and Breakfast
Address: 640 NW Congress St, Bend, OR 97703-2512
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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): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lara House Bed and Breakfast 3.5*
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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