Exactly what we needed, more than we expected!
Posted Apr 2, 2013
We only needed one night's lodging for a short ski trip to Mt Bachelor, and it is very hard to find a vacation rental that doesn't require a minimum of 2 nights. This fit the bill, and was 25% less expensive than a comparable unit at Seventh Mountain.(Though that would be much closer to Bend, if nightlife / shopping is important to you.) We had a 2nd floor unit overlooking the golf course, which was not open for play yet (31 March) so it was very quiet. Lots of activity options at The Pines if you're willing to be an active participant - i.e., ping pong, swimming, biking, walking. Unit was warm, bright, with all the basics in terms of dishes, silverware, coffee maker, iron/ironing board, etc. Gas fireplace was a nice touch once dusk faded and we came inside. TVs are small-ish and not flat screen, but we're not TV people so it was irrelevant to us. We were cheerfully provided extra linens to put on the couch so our two grown sons didn't have to share the Murphy bed! A few little upkeep issues - a loose piece of base trim here, some cracked / loose concrete by the spa. And if it's busy, only having the one spa/hot tub could be frustrating to either share with a crowd or wait your "turn." Had a short wait to check in - two groups ahead of us and one person at the desk. Hard for them to know when they'll get busy on a Sunday evening, though, and it was only about 5-10 minutes. Overall a very positive experience; we'll stay there again if we need the same kind of stay.