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Pine Forest Retreat, 5 Min Drive to Old Mill or Downtown

43 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 6 nights


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House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

The Pine Forest Retreat is centrally located in the heart of beautiful Bend, Oregon. One block from the Pilot Butte hiking trail, 5 minutes from the Old Mill District and downtown Bend, this home is 25 minutes from Mt. Bachelor and the high lakes. Vacationers can find many activities in Bend including hiking, biking, skiing, rafting, kayaking, fly fishing and shopping. Downtown Bend and the Old Mill District have a variety of antique stores, restaurants, and retail shopping. There is nothing more enjoyable than a stroll around the Mirror Pond at any time of the day! Visit historic Pine Tavern for lunch or dinner and enjoy the outdoor patio dining in the summer.

The home is beautifully but practically decorated in a cabin-like décor. This non-smoking home is designed to handle large families or groups of friends and is kid-friendly. It is located on ½ acre where local deer and squirrels are common sights. The large, fenced, private backyard features a patio and gas barbecue. Dine out on the patio and enjoy the quiet of the Larkspur neighborhood.

The master bedroom has a king bed, armoire with a flat screen TV; the hunting bedroom features a queen bed; the bear bedroom has a queen bed, with a crib for families with an infant or toddler. The pine tree bedroom features a bunk bed and trundle bed to accommodate four people--we recently added a TV and DVD for kids to have a separate area adjacent to the dining room. The living room has comfortable seating for all, a 42” flat screen TV, and a gas fireplace surrounded by local lava rock. The dining table can seat up to 10 people. Wi-Fi is provided free of charge for vacationers who need Internet access. Each bathroom has a blow dryer.

Keywords: home, 4 bedrooms

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Donna Bergmen
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 27, 2016
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About Donna Bergmen

Clark and I enjoy sharing our home with visitors to Bend. We strive to keep it comfortable and affordable!

Donna Bergmen purchased this house in 2010

Why Donna Bergmen chose Bend

This home is 3/4 a mile from the home we owned from 1979-83 when we had to leave our beloved Bend for California's Central Valley. For 25 years we have stayed with friends and now we can stay in our own home and share the beauty of Bend with others.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy getting coffee at the Looney Bean downtown and walking around the Mirror Pond and Downtown Bend neighborhoods. In addition, the skiing at Mt Bachelor is great! My husband is an avid golfer, hunter, and fisherman and Bend has all of that to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed your home very much! The location was central to all the family reunion activities. The kitchen was well equipped and we were able to prepare meals without any difficulty. Our first evening home the house was warm so we tried out the whole house fan---wow it was amazing how quickly the house reached a very comfortable temperature. Our toddler founds lots of fun toys in the closet and I was able to find a razor and toothpaste in the “Forget Something?” box—that was very helpful! Some in our group were able to work because the WIFI as so strong and I streamed a moving on my computer. The beds are comfortable and the house was very clean. Thanks for sharing your home!
Jun 2015
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Pine Forest Retreat, 5 Min Drive to Old Mill or Downtown
average rating of 4.8139534 based on 60 reviews

House was very comfortable and inviting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Pine Forest Retreat while attending a family Celebration of Life in Bend. Unfortunately we were not able to really enjoy all the features of the house do to commitments with family. It was great to be able to utilize the kitchen some for food prep and the beds were very comfortable to come back from some stressful days.

The house was clean and well stocked for all our needs. I have used several VRBO houses and have to say this was the cleanest and best stocked kitchen that I have stayed in. I hope to use the house again in the future and really enjoy it.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eugene Or

Couldn't of been more pleased

  • 4 of 5

Short drive to Mill district. Quick run to Pilot Butte and a nice hike up the hill. We had several family members coming from Roseburg and Eugene and Portland. There was plenty of parking for our Rv and their vehicles. The back yard was wonderful providing lots of space for everyone to play outdoor games or just relax. The house was comfortable and clean. The neighborhood was quiet. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed as far as dishes ect. Plenty of towels for everyone. Will defiantly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Pine Forest Retreat. It's very homey and clean. Our dog loved the yard and spent many quiet hours there. We walked the nearby trails every day. The location is perfect with easy access to just about anywhere in town in 10 minutes or so. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Dave. You were great guests and we appreciate your care for our home during your stay.
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Pine Forest was great

  • 4 of 5

we stayed in this home for my son's wedding which was held at Tetherow Golf Resort. It was perfect for our family and accommodated all 10 of us without any problem. Tetherow was about a 20 minute drive away and we honestly spent most of our weekend there but the beds were nice and comfy to come back to at the end of the night. The owner questioned us about some damages that they noticed to the property but the items they mentioned were already present when we arrived so they were really nice about it and refunded our deposit. Unfortunate that whoever caused the damage did not fess up when departing so that others get blamed. We are honest people and would have let them know if we had caused any of it. Thank you for believing in us, much appreciated.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments Tracey. As "absentee" owners we are very dependent upon our property manager and their cleaning crew to let us know when there is damage. Unfortunately guests are not always good about telling us and if the cleaning crew does not see it, they assume the last guest there was responsible. We hope you will come back to Pine Forest Retreat in the future!
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Second visit. Will definitely do a third.

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Clean. Good location close to shopping, food, etc. Quiet area. Really enjoyed the visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy and baby friendly

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Pine Forest Retreat while we were in town for a wedding. At first there was an issue with towels, however Donna was quick to fix the problem with her local property manager. The living room was especially comfy for visiting with family that came from several locations. We needed a crib for our granddaughter and this was one of few rentals that had one! There was also a closet with many movies and toys, where we actually found some baby toys that our granddaughter enjoyed! The location was close to everything we wanted to do. We love Bend and will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Bend Redmond
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Mt Bachelor

15 Miles from Bend/Redmond Airport - The Pine Forest Retreat is centrally located in the heart of beautiful Bend, Oregon. One block from the Pilot Butte hiking trail, 5 minutes from the Old Mill District and downtown Bend, this home is 25 minutes from Mt. Bachelor and the high lakes.

Other Activities: Boating, Snowboarding, Wildlife Viewing, Health/Beauty Spa, Shopping, Snowmobiling, Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Sledding, Spelunking

Ski: Mt Bachelor is a fabulous ski area located about 25 miles from our home.


Rates & Availability

Larkspur House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 25 2016
5 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 1 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.2%

Rates are subject to change.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Larkspur House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • River
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , 2 trundle beds - sleep 4
  • King size beds (1) Tempurpedic topped king, Queen size Beds (2) Both beds have tempurpedic tops, Trundle Twins (4)
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • 14 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • water sports
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
hair dryers provided in bathrooms, stroller, high chair, crib with bedding; pack and play for infant/toddler; booster seat

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