The Area

Bend is a year-round destination located in Central Oregon. The city has something to offer for all ages and interests. The following is just a sampling of what Bend has to offer.


  • Ski Resort: Mt Bachelor is approximately 22 miles away from Lara House Bed and Breakfast. The mountain offers downhill skiing, snowboarding and Nordic skiing. They also offer dog-sled rides and snowmobiling as well as sledding and tubing. (800) 829-2442.
  • Snowshoeing is available through Wanderlust Tours. They have several guided tour options to choose from. (541) 389-8359.
  • River Rafting is available through Ouzel Outfitters. They offer a variety of adventures from one-day trips to overnight trips on the Deschutes River. (800) 788-7238.
  • Tubing, Kayaking and Canoeing: Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe offers rentals, classes and river tours. (541) 317-9407
  • Guided Canoeing (and Moonlight Canoeing) on the Cascade Lakes, Volcano Tours and Cave Tours, all with Wanderlust Adventures.
  • Picnicking at the Cascade Lakes (25 miles)
  • Rock climbing at the world renowned Smith Rock State Park. The park covers 651 acres, which includes the park and a campground, both of which are open year-round. Not into climbing? That’s okay because there are many hiking trails to choose from. First Ascent is celebrating their 20th year of guiding and instructing at Smith Rock. (877) CLIMB11
  • Mountain biking : (2 miles) Contact Cog Wild for one-day tours. (866) 610-4822


  • Spa W is “Bend’s ultimate day spa”, just a few blocks from the Lara House Bed and Breakfast. Services include massages, body treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures. Gift certificates are also available. For more information go to or call 541-388-1485.
  • Crow’s Feet Commons is a great place to rent bikes, grab a coffee or a beer. And it is within walking distance from the Lara House Bed and Breakfast. (541)-728-0066
  • Donner Flowers


  • Ariana: A great romantic restaurant for celebrating that special occasion. Northwest cuisine with a separate Gluten Free Menu.
  • Barrio: A Latin-inspired tapas restaurant that is within walking distance from the B&B.
  • Noi Thai Cusine: Traditional Thai dishes within walking distance from the B&B.
  • 900 Wall: Modern American food that is within walking distance from the B&B.
  • Pine Tavern: The Pine Tavern is an iconic Bend restaurant that has been offering great food for over 75 years. This restaurant is within walking distance from the B&B.
  • Zydeco: An American-style restaurant with a Cajun twist. They also offer a Gluten Free menu. This restaurant is within walking distance from the B&B.

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