If you’re looking for a truly unique and memorable winter experience on your Bend vacation, or maybe looking to start a new family tradition, a horse-drawn sleigh ride into the magic of winter should be on the top of your list. Hold on to your sweetie, your kiddos, and your hot cocoa and let’s giddy up!
There are a couple of spots offering winter sleigh rides in the Bend area. Just 15 miles south of Bend on Highway 97, Sunriver Resort offers a series of enchanting holiday events for the whole family including an old-fashioned horse-drawn sleigh ride. Glide under the sparkling evergreens in the paths around the resort. Snuggle under a blanket with your loved ones as the faint jingle of sleigh-bells ring in your ears and a hot cup of cocoa warms your hands through your mittens. Experience the magic of a Christmas scene fit for Courier and Ives.
A short drive from Bend, Black Butte Ranch offers winter carriage rides through snow covered fields with majestic mountain views from December 26th through January 1st. Afterwards, grab a tasty bite, a warm beverage, and a stunning winter view at the Lakeside Bistro.
For a romantic evening or some family-friendly winter fun, plan a holiday experience riding coach with a few happy neigh’s from your stallion of a guide and enjoy the cozy winter scenery of Bend, Oregon.