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Riverfront Lodge, Gorgeous Setting, Walk to Downtown!

51 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type lodge
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Lodge, 6 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

If you’re coming to Bend for a vacation, or business, why stay anywhere else! We will accommodate you even if it’s just you and a guest. This spectacular home is on the Deschutes River just North of downtown Bend on the mile long stretch of river just below Pioneer Park. This slow moving and breathtaking section of the Deschutes river is an Icon to those that live here and enjoyed by all that hike along her banks. The house has a private dock, kayaks and a canoe for your paddling enjoyment right off the back lawn.

The home has 6 bedrooms, 4 gas fireplaces, 5 full bathrooms, outdoor hot tub with river setting, indoor jetted tub with river view. There is also a steam shower in one of the upstairs baths. With 4 king sized beds, 2 double beds and 4 single beds, the home can sleep up to 14 comfortably. The gourmet kitchen is stocked with every utensil you could imagine, you won’t have to look twice to find what you need.

Walk minutes to downtown Bend or get on your bike and head to your favorite pub or restaurant. If you are here on business, you will be excited to know that the convention center is just a short distance away on the other side of the river, within 5 minutes walking distance. The Rivers Edge Golf course is also directly across the river and within minutes from the home. Take a 2 or 4 mile run around the river trail which loops from the home, through Rivers Edge golf course, up the western bank of the river and the back along the eastern banks of the river. If you’re a water enthusiast, get into one of the kayaks, or canoes and paddle up river to the first street rapids and back, you’re sure to see otters, swans and many ducks along the way. After you’re done exploring the outdoors, jump into the hot tub or just sit on the deck and look out at the spectacular view.

There are (7) TV’s, two with surround sound, DVD, VCR and stereo with built in speakers throughout. The kitchen has a commercial range with 4 burners, 1 griddle, 1 grille and 2 ovens, two dishwashers, a refrigerator freezer, microwave and convection oven along with a wine fridge in the island. The rec. room has a pool table, large deluxe feather cushion sectional for watching your favorite movies and a wet bar with sink and refrigerator. There is also a large gas BBQ on the upper deck right off the kitchen and dining room.

Your stay also includes the use of the 40’x30’ garage space which you can get 4 auto’s into and many bikes on the wall hooks if needed. (we do supply several cruiser bikes for your use as well as three Scott mountain bikes, SM, MD, LG).

I can go on and on, but the place speaks for itself. Please, just take care of it, enjoy your stay, and come back to visit us again!

Keywords: Riverfront, lodge, spacious

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Doug Smith
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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About Doug Smith

Bend has been my home for over 30 years and my wife and I plan on staying here indefinitely. The climate here is perfect for all the outdoor activities we like to partake in such as bicycling, skiing, golfing and playing tennis. Having a peaceful home on the river has made raising our children a wonderful experience as they have enjoyed kayaking, fishing and swimming in the river for many years. We are happy that we built a home that will make such a fantastic vacation rental and I am sure you will enjoy it as much as we have.

Doug Smith purchased this lodge in 2001


based on 51 traveler reviews

Riverfront Lodge, Gorgeous Setting, Walk to Downtown!
average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews

Wonderful Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I've had the pleasure of renting this great property twice a year for the last 7-9 years. The location is perfect in that it's close to the town of Bend and right on the river. The inside of the house is like a Street of Dreams home with the finish work and amenities. The outside of the home has ample parking and a huge garage with room for cars and a ping pong table. We've been blessed to have made so many memories with family and friends. The icing on the cake is that the owner is very easy to work with and always has the home in top notch condition when we arrive. I would recommend this home for multi-family gatherings or any guys trips!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful in every way!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property.....beautifully furnished inside and out....30 minute walk to town...close to groceries and great restaurants......had 3 deer come thru on our last day.....will definitely come again !!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

The grounds are lovely and well maintained. The living area in the home is family friendly with a wonderful view of the river. The kitchen is cook friendly, with everything you need available. The master bedroom is perfect. The house is equipped with all the "toys" necessary to please everyone. The deck that surrounds the top floor is large and adorned with sturdy and high quality furniture, a hammock and fire pit.

Dealing with the owner, Doug Smith, was pleasant and appropriate. He was available with answers to all my many questions. I met the hard working ladies who clean this huge home. They worked quickly and efficiently.

The resident ducks and swans are an extra perk. Enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Amazing home

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the property. It was modern, clean, and loaded with amenities. Nice and large. Very convenient. The boys enjoyed the pool and ping pong table. The view was very pretty looking out over the river and trail on the opposite side. We enjoyed the paddle boards, canoe, and kayak. We also tried out the bicycles which were good quality and all in good working condition. Our only one very minor complaint - need a few new adult life jackets as the zippers were broken on 2 of them and there were no adult mediums. Highly recommend this property as we just loved it.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home exceeded our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

This home is huge! It has a well-stocked and roomy kitchen. The bedrooms are all quite comfortable, some with fantastic views of the river and rocky cliffs. I spent most of my time on the well constructed, roomy, and serene deck, but I did manage to take my grandsons fishing in alpine lakes. Others in our family found numerous hikes, museums, and shopping nearby.

On the last evening, we had a mule deer doe and her fawn walk across the lawn that borders the river. Our extended family travels to a different location each summer for a week. This was the first home that all wanted to revisit.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WOW! The house is incredible.

  • 5 of 5

The house and the property in general are so amazingly beautiful!!! The house is week equipped and we wanted for nothing. He also had a great spa our back and numerous river toys. We enjoyed using those. The river is filled with slug for quite a ways out, but that's okay. Not his fault at all and didn't effect me at all becasue I didn't actually get in the water per say. We wakes up the street to right past the rapids and floated back to our house. In my float toy I didn't even touch the slug, so no big deal. The house is soooooo large and so incredible. The yard is like a beautiful park. Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Farmers market
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Convention center
Nearest Point of Interest
Rivers Edge golf course
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Old mill district
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McKay Cottage Restaurant


Rates & Availability

River West Lodge Rental Rates


  • $175-$450/nt
  • US Dollars
  • Fall and Winter rates as low as $200.00 per night for 2 people
  • 3 night minimum stay $150.00 cleaning fee
  • Summer,Winter peak season and holiday rates from $250 to $450
  • 10% tax
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River West Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (2) We have 2 portable cribs and 2 high chairs., Bunk Beds (2) The bottom beds are full sized double beds and the upper beds are twins or singles.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Raft
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting

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