When picturing a peaceful retreat, you might imagine a gorgeous beach home or cottage in the woods. However, a desert can be just as beautiful and relaxing, especially when it’s the high desert around Bend, Oregon. The higher altitude gives you cooler temperatures, while the desert means having plenty of sunny, clear days year-round.
This climate is ideal for enjoying the outdoors and finding peace in nature. You can go skiing, hiking, or mountain biking in the nearby mountains, or visit a magnificent waterfall in an old-growth forest. Despite being a desert, Bend has a lot of greenery and water, so you won’t be deprived of water sports, either. You can go kayaking, canoeing, or fishing in the surrounding lakes and rivers, perhaps even on your own property.
There are also many lovely, secluded homes near Bend, so even when you’re at home, you can have peace and privacy. No matter what your lifestyle is, you can find a home that would make a perfect retreat.
One way to guarantee privacy is to surround your home with acres of land. With so much property, you won’t need to drive somewhere to find wilderness. You can just head into your massive backyard.
For example, this home has 112 acres with more than 3/4 of a mile of Deschutes River frontage. The property already has a dock on the river, close enough to the house to walk down for a swim or have dinner by the water. In addition, the entrance to the property is through an exclusive, gated community, so you get absolute privacy and security without the fees.
Want more land? This ranch offers 280 acres with lovely views of the Cascade Mountains, just 4 miles away from Bend. The property has varied topography, so you have plenty to explore. There are two canyons, two stocked ponds, and 95 acres of water rights. Closer to the house, there’s a garden, two hay barns, and a barn with an office and shop. You can turn this property into a recreational paradise, or simply live a private life in complete peace.
Room for Friends / Family
Privacy doesn’t have to mean isolation. With a large enough home, you can host big parties, invite guests to stay over, or move in with a large family or group of friends. The extra rooms will ensure that everyone has their own space, providing peace and solitude alongside socialization and fun.
If you love hosting parties, this home could be your perfect venue for social events. It has something for every kind of guest. There’s a sauna, a fitness room, a massage room, a ballroom, an incredible theater room, themed guest suites, and a par three golf course with six tee boxes. The home is even wheelchair accessible with an elevator and spacious rooms!
A big family or group of friends could have a great time living together at this estate. You could play basketball on the indoor half-court, kick around a soccer ball on the turf sport court, practice golf on the putting green, or hang out in the gorgeous outdoor pool with two hot tubs. With seven bedrooms, ten bathrooms, and room for seven cars, everyone would have their own personal space, too.
Small farms can be great places to find peace and solitude. If you’ve always wanted to grow your own crops or raise your own livestock, these homes might be for you.
This home proves that you don’t need to be far from a city to have a serene, farming lifestyle. Located just 15 minutes away from Bend, this five-acre property has a chicken coop, greenhouse, horse area, and three-bay shop. It’s surrounded by larger parcels, so you get a rural atmosphere without the hassle of maintaining a lot of land.
If you do want more land for livestock, though, check out this comfortable country home on ten acres. It has a good water system with a private well, 8.78 acres of water rights, and a pond with a waterfall for the in-ground irrigation system. There’s also a 5-stall barn with a tack room and wash rack, plus an arena, a round pen, and 6 grass pastures. Finally, the property is fully fenced with a gated driveway, so your livestock will stay safe.
These homes are just the beginning of what’s available around Bend. Contact us to get even more options and find your perfect home in Central Oregon!