Destination guide

Amazing activities for all ages at Black Butte Ranch

A family-owned cattle ranch until the 1960s, Black Butte Ranch is now a laid-back family-friendly resort that offers sunshine, fresh mountain air, and no shortage of recreational activities. Book a Black Butte Ranch vacation rental and get set for an outdoor adventure full of hiking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting or skiing, as well as a full program of activities for children, all set in the breathtaking surroundings of the Cascade Mountain Range. Did we mention that it’s also home to two of the finest championship golf courses in Central Oregon?


Hold on tight for a thrilling adventure!

Horseback riding, golf, tennis, mountain biking, kayaking, fly-fishing, snowshoeing… you name it, you can probably do it here. Nearby Phalarope Lake is the place to head for boating, while Deschutes River offers thrilling rolls and swirls for whitewater rafting. The 25ft climbing wall at Black Butte Ranch is popular with kids, while more experienced climbers can head to Smith Rock State Park. Slow the pace down with a visit to the recreation center, which has a spa, and indoor and outdoor pools. Visit in the winter months and enjoy snow-filled fun both on and off the ranch.


Black Butte Ranch – a 365-day resort

From scorching summers to freezing winters, Black Butte Ranch is popular all year round. Warm summer days – with temperatures in the 80s during July and August – are all about family fun down on the lake, while winters are all about the white stuff. For golfers, fall is the ideal time to visit, with bright sunny days tempered by a cooling breeze, and the landscape coming alive with fall colors. Black Butte Ranch vacation rentals can offer the best value for money at this time, while summer vacation rentals are in high demand, so book early if you can.

Natural features

Get to know Black Butte Ranch’s wild side

Set against a backdrop of Black Butte Mountain, surrounded by Deschutes National Forest, a Black Butte Ranch vacation rental will give you access to plenty of wildlife. At the northern tip of the pristine resort is Big Meadow, where you’ll find horses and cattle. Elsewhere on the ranch look out for deer, osprey, hawks, and falcons, and marvel at the dense ponderosa and aspen tree forests that give the resort its privacy. Also nearby is the High Desert Museum, home to bobcats, otters, owls, and eagles in their natural habitats.


Transportation to and around Black Butte Ranch

The nearest airport is in Redmond, OR (RDM-Robert's Field), located 25.4 mi (40.8 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Black Butte Ranch?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 161 vacation rentals near Black Butte Ranch. From 127 Houses to 25 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Black Butte Ranch for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Can I rent Houses in Black Butte Ranch?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 127 Houses in Black Butte Ranch. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Black Butte Ranch include:

  • Cabins: 25 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 6 rentals available
  • Cottages: 25 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Black Butte Ranch?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 153 vacation rentals with pool available in Black Butte Ranch. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.