If you're looking for a warm, welcoming experience, where the people make you feel like you're at home, then look no further. Incredible, delicious breakfast was served every morning, starting with a "get your day going" bowl of fresh fruit and big carafe of orange juice. Want a waffle? BAM! It's on your plate. Fresh-made quiches to die for. House-made scones. Even a vegan hash for those with special dietary needs.
The location is perfect in my mind. Easy walk to most everything Bend has to offer. Great restaurants, coffee shops (including a great coffee shop, Palate, just across the street) and BREWERIES GALORE!
Like hiking? Easy drive up to miles and miles of trails. Mountain biking your thing? Ask Zane, the proprietor - he'll either point you in the right direction, or take you out himself. I'm from Boulder, Colorado - which has plenty of great trails and riding. Bend blows it away with the most spectacular trail system in the U.S.
I was traveling solo this time around, and stayed in room #10. It had a comfortable king-sized bed with its own bath. The room was very well done - furnished with care and class. The inn itself is very clean and comfortable. Nice deck on the east side, and patio with fire pit, lots of seating and soothing hot tub on the north. Again, it felt like home. Except I don't have a hot tub. Or fire pit. Or daily waffles made to order. So it was actually BETTER than home.
Ultimately, it's the people who make the difference here - and that is why I had one of the best travel experiences yet. Thank you all at the Mill Inn for making me feel so welcome. I'll be back, next time with the wife and the little shorty in tow!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mill Inn is a 10-room boutique hotel perfectly located within easy walking and driving distance to all that Bend has to offer. Each room is artfully designed and can sleep up to two people, or families and groups of up to 20 can book all rooms for an intimate and memorable stay. We serve up a gourmet breakfast each morning for an amazing start to the day, and provide a spa on the back deck for a relaxing finish. We offer our guests - whether tourists or business travellers - a truly unique experience to enjoy while visiting Bend. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mill Hotel Bend
- Mill Inn b&b