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With over 300 days of sunshine a year, Central Oregon is the an awesome place to enjoy the outdoors! One of the best ways to enjoy the sunshine and spend time with family and friends is going on a bike ride. Eagle Crest is a safe family friendly place to ride with over 11 miles of paved trails all the way through the resort. 

Eagle Crest offers bike rentals to anyone who would like to cruse around for an hour or a day. There are plenty of bikes for any age. Along with adult and kid mute-speed bikes there are adult cruiser bikes, tandem bikes, kids bikes, trailers, tag-a-longs and many more fun options. Each rental is based on an hourly rate and is family friendly and affordable. Helmets and locks are included with every rental. 

This past summer my

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When you think of the High Desert you probably think of shows like Bonanza or The Wild Wild West...a world so vastly different from the one we live in today. But, one thing still remains on this High Desert...cowboys, cowgirls and horses. Horses are a large part of Central Oregon there are thousands of properties on acreage and many are working ranches. Horseback riding is a great pastime and hobby. For those who want to experience the High Desert from the vantage point of a horse this blog is for you. We have found some of the best family friendly places in Central Oregon to visit horses and get your cowboy or cowgirl experience. 

The stables at Eagle Crest provide guests with a unique opportunity to view beautiful Central Oregon on horseback.

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The eighteen hole putting course located in Eagle Crest is perfect for family and friends. It is more than just a putt-putt course with sand traps and water hazards it can be a challenge for any age. Not only can you play on the putting course but also right next door is the Ridge Sports Center with a playground, indoor pool, BBQ area and sand volleyball! Putting Course is open fall, spring and summer during the same hours of the Ridge Course (roughly 6am-6pm daily)

For more info about rates and hours contact: 541-923-4653 

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Eagle Crest has three golf courses and a putting course for all ages and abilities. The Ridge Golf Course has 18 holes and the course plays over 6,900 yards. The Resort Course has 18 holes and plays over 6,700 yards. The Challenge Course is a short course with 18 holes and plays 4,160 yards. Each course has specific features that make it unique to Redmond Oregon. These three Eagle Crest golf courses make up the best golf courses in Redmond Oregon and are open to the public as well as visitors and owners. We wanted to share with you 10 facts about Eagle Crest's Golf courses that we found interesting. 

Top 10 Fun Facts About Eagle Crest Golf Courses 

1. Because Of Eagle Crest Golf Course's lower elevation they have the longest golf season in all of

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 Visitors and locals alike have always ranked Bend Oregon high on their list of favorite places. Everyone has different things they enjoy most about Bend and now those things are no longer best-kept secrets. The word has gotten out about Central Oregon. We want to share with you 12 rankings Bend has received over the years. 

1. Bend Oregon is ranked #1 as the nation's dog-friendliest town. We love our dogs and with over 51 miles of urban trails and over 13 off leash areas in city parks and national forests. Focus Realty's mascot, Lilly, agrees with this ranking. 

2. Bend Oregon is ranked #1 town for sportsmen. Bend is surrounded by millions of acres of National Forest Service, the Deschutes River and many lakes. So, if hunting or fishing is a

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Eagle Crest is Redmond Oregon's own destination resort. For those who are visiting or live at Eagle Crest there are a few top restaurants that are great places to get a bite after a fun day on the greens or playing by the pool. Each restaurant caterers to a different part of Eagle Crest and has different kinds of food. We have enjoyed the great choices of restaurants at Eagle Crest for their guests and owners. 

Aerie Cafe is located in the main lobby of Eagle Crest Lodge. It serves breakfast (7:00am-11:30am) and Dinner (5:00pm-9:00pm) seven days a week. Their menu includes everything from breakfast foods to pizza and sandwiches for dinner. Kids can choose from a kids menu. Often kids 12 and under who are staying at the Resort or Lodge eat free so check

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There are a lot of hikes in the Central Oregon area for visitors and locals. The multitude of hiking opportunities include family hikes to serious mountain hikes. Here are some of the more family friendly options in Redmond.  

The River Trail is a 1.5 mile trail along the Deschutes River access located in Eagle Crest with beautiful views of the High Desert. Scattered along the trail are picnic tables to bring the family for a picnic lunch.  The river trail is beautiful at all times of the year and is a fun hike for friends and families of all ages. Certain areas leading down to this trail can be steep so trekking poles might be a good idea to have with you. 

The Cline Butte hike is located past the Lakeside Sports Center at Eagle Crest and is a

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On August 21st 2017 Central Oregon will witness a once in a lifetime sight...a total solar eclipse. A total solar eclipse is when the moon, during its orbit around the earth, lines up directly with the sun and earth blocks the light from the sun. A total solar eclipse happens every 375 years making it the rarest type of solar eclipse. Billions of people from around the world will be able to see it but only those in the path of totality will be able to see the moon completely blocking the sun. The path of totality cuts through portions of 14 U.S. States...Oregon being one of them. More specifically, Madras Oregon is one of nine cities in the U.S. that is in the path of totality. The solar eclipse viewing from Madras and all of Central Oregon will bring in

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SHARC Pool at Sunriver

Central Oregon is known for being very family and kid friendly. The opportunities for recreation and activities are endless. Here is a list of many of the various activities available to kids and their families in Central Oregon. No matter what the season or weather, there is something for everyone here.   

High Desert MuseumBEND:

Art Station- Art classes for kids, adults & families alike located at The Old Mill.  

Bearings Skateboard Academy- Indoor skateboard facility for kids & adults.

BEAT Theater- Local children’s theater for classes & show info.  

Bend Escape Room- Puzzles & riddles are obstacles for families to escape the room.

Bend Rock Gym- Indoor rock gym is great for kids and first time rock climbers as well as experienced climbers.

Bend

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If you are thinking about moving or vacationing at Eagle Crest it’s important to think about the neighborhood you want to stay in. If you want to be closer to the Ridge golf course or perhaps you want to be within walking distance of the splash park. It's a good idea to have an insider’s look at what neighborhood will work best or you.

Forest Greens in a neighborhood located in Eagle Crest on the Ridge side lining the streets of Golden Pheasant Drive and Golden Pheasant Court. All of the homes in Forest Greens are townhomes ranging from 2 bedrooms to 4 bedroom units. They are an average of 1500 sqft and built in the late 90s. Some units have hot tubs, patios furniture and a BBQ but all units have a large living room, open kitchen and dining area.

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