Family Adventures in the heart of oregon

Planning a family vacation in majestic Central Oregon begins and ends with Black Butte Ranch, whatever the reason for it. From organizing a family reunion to crafting a memorable wedding experience to just plain getting away from it all, a vacation at Black Butte Ranch offers the ideal setting and endless adventure. Gather at the Ranch and make some memories!

Year-Round Activities

Whether you're a winter sports enthusiast looking to ski the slopes of Mt. Bachelor, an avid golfer looking for championship courses with unmatched vistas, a foodie looking to taste the bounty of Central Oregon, or a parent looking to plan the perfect outdoor getaway, Black Butte Vacation Rentals by Ponderosa Properties has everything you need for the ideal vacation.

On-site activities include:

  • tennis and pickle ball courts
  • swimming
  • arts and crafts for kids
  • climbing wall
  • sand volleyball court
  • basketball courts
  • 9 hole Frisbee Golf Course
  • exercise centers

Explore Bend, Oregon

The town of Bend is only 30 minutes away, close enough to pop over for a delicious locally-crafted beer after a long day of skiing, hiking, rafting, or biking. Well known for having the most breweries per capita in the state of Oregon, we celebrate Bend’s bounty of fermented goodness with the Bend Ale Trail. It's a fun and informative way to explore all the specialty breweries in the area. 

Bend's quaint downtown area is also home to many galleries and unique shops. Outdoor enthusiasts, check out Patagonia and REI. If it's fashion you're after, the Old Mill Shopping District offers Banana Republic, Gap, JJill, and Victoria's Secret.

If you are looking for special events to check out, Bend offers outdoor concerts, First Friday Art Walks, jazz at the downtown Oxford Hotel, and events for sports enthusiasts along the Deschutes River. There's always something fun to do in Bend!


  • Championship Golf Courses

    Offering two championship golf courses with incredible views, Black Butte is central Oregon's premier golfing destination. Choose from the stunning Big Meadow Course or the equally impressive Glaze Meadow Golf Course. Learn more »

  • Swimming pools

    There are five swimming pools located through Black Butte Ranch. From the Glaze Meadow Recreation Center, with indoor lap pool and spray pad, to the new outdoor Lakeside Pool with its poolside bar and incredible vistas, there's something for everyone. Learn more »

  • Restaurants

    Black Butte Ranch offers a wide variety of dining options. For fine dining and unmatched views of the Cascade Mountains, try the award-winning Lodge Restaurant. Looking for a cold pint and casual dining experience? Then Robert's Pub is your spot!