A vacation mecca for families in the Pacific Northwest, the central Oregon high desert is home to the 1,800-acre Brasada Ranch. Canoe tours with lakefront beer tastings, miles of cycling trails, an 18-hole golf course, Mt. Bachelor skiing and an average of more than 300 days of sunshine annually make this a destination for all seasons. Ranch House suites and freestanding cabins offer a casual residential feel. Spa Brasada's signature treatments feature customized sage-and-lavender aromatherapy, and dining experiences include the weekly Feast from the Fire: ranch-raised meats cooked over an open spit fire. The ranch has its own equestrian center, where riders of all ages and levels of expertise can enjoy private instruction, group clinics and solo trail rides.