Road Trip: Prineville

If you’re wanting to make time stand still this summer, we’re here to help. Head to Central Oregon’s Prineville (pop. 9,000)  for a rustic, off-the-beaten-path experience. Here in the high desert, morning sunshine brightens blue skies with summery promise and golden hours of afternoon stretch forever. About 45 minutes northeast of Bend, Prineville is the… More
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Prineville

Experience the high desert in Central Oregon’s oldest city.

Hike, bike, fish and camp as you learn about the geographic wonders and historical content of this area. Play golf year-round at Meadow Lakes Golf Course and go boating at Prineville Reservoir State Park. Prineville has the unofficial title of Rockhound Capital of the U.S. thanks to the variety of precious gemstones found in this part of Oregon. Pick up a Rockhound Map at the Prineville Chamber of Commerce.

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Where are some places to stay near Bend that offer horseback riding?

Hello! Lucky you, there are some beautiful places near Bend to ride horses! Here are my top faves: Black Butte Ranch (large family friendly resort outside of Sisters with incredible views of the Cascade Range and Black Butte) Brasada Ranch  (upscale resort near Prineville with luxury touches and also incredible Cascade and high desert views)…

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