January 2018

Happy New Year From Black Butte Vacations


Hello, everyone!

New years greetings from Black Butte Ranch! We're settling into the delightful post-holiday season of recovery and relaxation – winding down from a hefty dose of good cheer and addressing our taxed waistbands with a variety of vigorous outdoor adventures.



Looking back at the Holidays

There's no place like Sisters and Black Butte Ranch during the holidays. And that starts with Thanksgiving, a fun-packed three days not to be missed. There's the Thanksgiving Day Plated Brunch at the Lodge, of course, followed by the tree lighting in downtown Sisters on Friday night. Saturday, we lace up the sneakers for the Turkey Trot Fun Run and Walk, a loop around the Ranch benefitting the Sisters High School Nordic Ski Team. Finally, we head over to Saturday's Sisters Christmas Parade in festive downtown Sisters.

Meanwhile, back at the Ranch, Christmastime brings along one of the year's best-loved events: horse-drawn carriage rides! Between Christmas Eve and New Years Day, these Ranch tours are a spectacular way to embrace the magic of the holidays. In sum, if you're looking for an Oregon holiday getaway next year, keep us in mind. Between the festive events and the built-in amenities of the Ranch, you can pencil in a fun, relaxing and amazing time. In fact, just go ahead and write it in pen.

Dusting Off Your Snow Pants

Now that the holidays are in the rearview, though, we can turn out full attention to the slopes and the snow of Central Oregon. We've got you covered, whatever your preferred means for hurtling across snow happens to be! As far as Ranch-based winter fun, once the snow arrives in abundance both of the Ranch's golf courses will be available for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing (rentals available). And over the last couple seasons we've added fat bikes to our rental repertoire, which are bikes with giant tires specially made for snow riding.

But that’s just the beginning! Keep in mind that nearby Mt. Bachelor is one of Conde Nast Travel’s top 50 Ski Resorts in North America. And family-friendly HooDoo Ski Area is only 13 miles away from our entrance, and now features night skiing. Which brings us to our featured seasonal activity, located right at nearby Hoodoo… snow tubing!


Seasonal Feature: The Autobahn Tubing Park

Hoodoo's Autobahn Tubing Park is one of the largest tubing spots in the entire West! Even if you lack the skills to ski, you and your brave progeny can hop on one of those suckers and zoom away to your hearts' content. The tubing park also has absolutely spectacular views of the surrounding area.

Hoodoo's Autobahn Tubing Park has great all-day unlimited ride rates, and also offers 10-ride packages if you're suspicious of your personal stamina. Autobahn also has special birthday party packages if you want to get a group of fun-lovers together for a special celebration. Make sure to check the Hoodoo-Autobahn website for special events and for closures, as the park activity is, of course, dependent on adequate snowfall.

Lodge Condo 10/11/12   Ranch House 2

Three adjoining condos, located right on the main meadow with beautiful views of the Three Sisters. These condos are conveniently located close to the Lodge and the Newly remodeled Lodge Pool and recreation area.


This three-level home sleeps 10 and is conveniently located near Glaze Meadow pool and tennis courts. A sliding glass door opens onto a partially shielded deck with gas BBQ.

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See You Soon!

That’s all for now! If you’re coming out this way for a visit, remember to check in with us soon to secure your rental. This is a great time to start planning out your spring and summer visits, since you'll have a wider range of options to best accommodate the size and needs of your group. So if you've got your eye on a particular rental, book today! And whenever your visit may be, we're looking forward to seeing you.

Best wishes,

Your Friends at Black Butte Vacations



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