The town of Bend has long been a vacation mecca for families in the Pacific Northwest. Adding to the area's appeal is the nearby Brasada Ranch, an 1,800-acre retreat in the central Oregon high desert. Canoe tours with lakefront beer tastings, miles of cycling trails, a golf course, access to Mt. Bachelor skiing and an average of more than 300 days of sunshine annually make this a destination for all seasons. The eight-suite Ranch House lodge and freestanding Sage Canyon Cabins offer a casual residential feel, as well as extras such as fire pits and hot tubs. Spa Brasada's signature treatments feature a soothing sage-and-lavender scent, and house dining showcases farm-to-table cuisine. Along with hiking, fly-fishing, rock climbing and rafting, the ranch is home to its own equestrian center, where riders of all ages and levels of expertise can enjoy private instruction, group clinics and even solo trail outings.