Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort: winter recreation headquarters of Central Oregon

Families used to the crowds (and prices) at California ski resorts will be in heaven in Central Oregon, where Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort reigns. There are many Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort reviews for a reason! Located above Bend, Oregon (named one of our … [Read more...]

Experiencing Oregon ranching at Aspen Ridge Resort

Located in south-central Oregon in the heart of ranching country, Aspen Ridge Resort is one of those tucked-away gems begging to be discovered by families. With cabin-style lodging, a relaxed atmosphere, and plenty of low-tech, low-cost activities … [Read more...]

Oregon Cowboy vacation: Wilson Ranches Retreat

My family and I have been wanting to get to Central Oregon's Wilson Ranches Retreat for ages! When we were thwarted once again last May, I sent a trusted guest reviewer in my place. Read on to see what travel writer Sarah McCully-Posner thought of … [Read more...]

Spring getaway: Sunriver Resort for families

We’ve stayed at Oregon’s Sunriver Resort more than a few times, finding it to be the most convenient and kid-friendly lodging option for nearby Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort. Sunriver offers both traditional hotel rooms and home rentals throughout their … [Read more...]

Best snowshoe tour in Bend: Wanderlust Tours

Another day, another excellent outdoor experience with Wanderlust Tours! What makes Wanderlust the best snowshoe tour in Bend? My family and I first experienced Wanderlust during a kayak tour of the Cascade Lakes of Central Oregon, and loved our … [Read more...]

Black Butte Ranch: home base for Central Oregon outdoor recreation

Every time we visit Central Oregon, we discover yet another family-friendly resort. While some resorts are best for golf vacations, and others ski or luxury vacations, Black Butte Ranch just may come out on top for all-around outdoor recreation amid … [Read more...]

Central Oregon golf resort pick: The Lodge at Eagle Crest, a Holiday Inn Resort

Forget what you thought you knew about the Holiday Inn brand. Holiday Inn Resort has reinvented the name with properties like the Lodge at Eagle Crest in Eagle Crest Resort, which serves as a great home base for families who enjoy both golf and other … [Read more...]

Brasada Ranch for families: what to do with kids at this Preferred Family resort

It's no secret that the Pit Stops for Kids crew loves Central Oregon. With approximately 300 days of sunshine per year, lakes and rivers to swim in, raft on, and fish from, trails to hike, and volcanoes to behold, what's not to love? And we've found … [Read more...]

Sunriver Resort, Oregon

Located thirty minutes from Bend, Oregon along Hwy 97, Sunriver, Oregon is an outdoors-lover's paradise four seasons out of the year. The Pit Stops for Kids family has visited in winter, spring, and summer, and had so much to do and see each time … [Read more...]