Road Trip: Sisters

When you pull into the Old West town of Sisters, you’ll feel like you’re making a getaway. This friendly little outpost in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains draws visitors for its profound natural beauty as well as annual celebrations like the Sisters Rodeo (celebrating 75 years in June 2015), the Sisters Quilt Show (held… More
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Named for the trio of towering peaks to its west, Sisters is a vibrant, artsy community with a charming 1880s facades and small-town ambience.

Fun stays here year-round, with camping and fishing nearby at Suttle Lake and 800 acres of family-friendly ski terrain at Hoodoo Ski Area. In the summer, it’s all about the annual Sisters Rodeo. But you don’t need a season to taste all of the restaurants’ savory flavors — or soak in America’s first beer spa here.

Trip Ideas

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    Next time you’re in the mood for a beer-cation, there’s a hot spot worth exploring: Sisters — the rustic, outdoorsy haven 20 miles northwest of Bend — is home to the United States’ first beer... More
  • Sisters Country for Two
    Located at the base of the majestic Cascade Mountains in Central Oregon, Sisters is an iconic western-themed town, grounded in romance and surrounded by adventure. For couples that like their romantic getaways recreational by day,... More
  • 10 Things to Do in Sisters
    Sitting between the high desert and the spectacular Cascades mountain range, Sisters (pop. 2,174) is a little city with oversized character. Maybe best known for its Wild West ambiance, this Central Oregon community is also... More

Classic Sisters Experiences

Road Trip: Redmond and Sisters
Sisters to Smith Rock Scenic Bikeway
37Mi, Moderate
Trekking the McKenzie Pass Scenic Bikeway
The Charm of Sisters Coffee Company
Grant’s Getaways: Metolius River
City Slicker Getaway to Oregon’s High Desert

Romantic Spots in Sisters

A Fine Time at Five Pine
Re-Discover Suttle Lodge & Boathouse
6 Romantic Small Towns in Oregon
Capturing Oregon: Sunset on the Old McKenzie Highway
The Cottonwood Cafe
Capturing Oregon: Scott Lake Sunrise
Cork Cellars
Black Butte Stables
Black Butte Ranch, Central Oregon

Ask Oregon

What should we do and see in Central Oregon in September?

Hi! You’re in for a treat. Central Oregon in September is so beautiful. I have several recommendations for you. Don’t miss the High Desert Museum, which presents natural and cultural history and also has live animals on site. For hiking, try Smith Rock State Park, the Deschutes River Trail, or the Cascade Lakes region. Tumalo…

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