We have been married for 38 years and have lived in wonderful Bend for 13 years and hosting on Airbnb for three years now! We enjoy living so close to everything Bend has to offer, everything is at our fingertips here! It’s just the right sized town, five to ten minutes or less gets you to so many things that Bend has to offer, about two miles to beautiful Downtown Bend, Drake Park on the River, The Old Mill, and many other great places to go for wide varieties of things to do. We also have parks, shops, restaurants, trails, and more, even closer to home. (See our guidebook / maps for a sample) We take our dog “Ollie” to beautiful Riverbend Park where he can play fetch and swim in the River with his buddies, across from the Old Mill and hang out at the large grass areas there watching people float, raft, or paddle the river in many interesting ways. It’s a great place to eat lunch or dinner and relax and I love to hike from there up along the river trail (see photo), you can hike several miles along the river and see many interesting sites along the way, it is just one of so many fantastic experiences that are so close to home. As if there weren't enough great things to see and do right here in town, when you venture out of town a whole other world opens up. There isn't enough room on the page to describe it all. (We have brochures, literature, and maps with great photographs that you can browse for hours here in your room while you are relaxing and settling in for your stay.) Our cat “Woody" is hanging around the house, or not, but always comes in for food when he feels like it. A hike up to the top of Pilot Butte is something I like to do to keep in shape and enjoy the 360 degree panoramic vistas of Oregon as far as the eye can see. It looks like a long way away to the top from our house but you can walk there and back in about an hour and enjoy the best views of the city, mountains, and forest as far as the eye can see (500 ft elevation gain). It’s a good way to start the day or for a great sunset. Or you can drive up in a couple of minutes. (Spring, Summer, Fall). So, we love our pets, Linda loves to cook, and we love to garden and landscape, design & decorate. We like to just hang out at different sitting areas around the house and play fetch with Ollie again.
We have made some great friends and had many good times hosting on Airbnb over the last two years and are looking forward to this year! It has been an enriching and rewarding experience for us and many of our guests tell us the same thing. We always enjoy meeting people from around the country, and the globe!
“Enjoy, Live, Relax, give back" We try to keep it simple!