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Pine Forest Retreat 5 Min Drive to Old Mill & Downtown Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

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

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Donna Bergmen
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2017

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

This home became a meeting place to share a Christmas together and enjoy our first family snowboarding adventure. This was the first white Christmas for me and our first Christmas with all our kids in 5 years. We brought our 2 labs and they loved the yard filled with snow. Thank you for this rental. It gave us memories that will last forever.
Dec 2016
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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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Pine Forest Retreat 5 Min Drive to Old Mill & Downtown Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.826087 based on 64 reviews

Great home for families!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this house which was comfortable, clean, and very family friendly. The neighborhood is very peaceful and the back yard is huge (a great place for little kids to explore and a dog to have some outdoor space). We were so pleased with our stay here and look forward to returning!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Tammy, Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to write such a nice review. This helps us to gain more exposure on VRBO and we appreciate it. Most of all, we are always glad when families enjoy our home. We have tried to put everything into it that will make it a great experience for our guests. Donna
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Very comfortable home that welcomes kids

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this home with our son, daughter-in-law, and 2 young grandsons because it is located less than a mile from our other son's house. It met our needs perfectly. The beds are comfortable so we slept well. The large table and chairs made it easy to gather for meals. This home is geared for kids with a closet full of toys, a large fenced back yard, and a child-size table and chairs in the kitchen. My grandsons (2 and 4) loved it. Originally we rented this home for 2 nights since we came to Bend for a baby shower. My daughter-in-law went into labor Saturday night (3.5 weeks early) so I called the owner and asked if we could keep the house for 2 more days. She gave me a quick response which relieved a lot of stress in our situation. I will definitely rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Carla. We had a grandchild arrive 3 weeks early ourselves so I could relate to your situation and I was glad we were able to accommodate you. Our goal is for guests to feel at home during their stay. We love to have returning guests and hope to have you stay again soon! Donna
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Portland, OR

Perfect house for a group of friends!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and had everything we needed. My group traveled to Bend to race bikes and hang out and this house was perfect for both given access to the garage and a big table that fit all of us. Donna was an amazing host ensuring that we had everything we needed and was even flexible with our check out time (which was AMAZING). We would definitely stay here the next time we have a race in Bend.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Aliza. We are glad your group enjoyed our home and hope to host you again!
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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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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.


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Larkspur House Rental Rates

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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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