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With 300 days of sunshine a year (as many as Arizona!) and           Sisters, with its 1880’s-style architecture (regulated by the
oodles of fresh powder come winter; the high desert country          town’s building code), looks more like a set of a western
of Central Oregon is the perfect get-away destination. The           movie than a real town but is as comfortably New West as
region boasts a gamut of outdoor adventures: hiking, fishing,        it is wistfully Old West. Nestled at the foot of three Cascade
camping, golfing, rafting, mountain biking, skiing, horseback        peaks — Faith, Hope, and Charity — this small town has
riding, snowmobiling, spelunking, kayaking, and the largest          big city appeal with its unique shops, artists and galleries,
outdoor quilt show in the world! Bend, Redmond, Sisters,             and easy access to some of Central Oregon’s best outdoor
Sunriver and Madras offer exciting city center attractions,          recreation. On the edge of town, the Deschutes National
inspiring cultural events, a vibrant nightlife, an impressive        Forest offers a 1.6 million-acre playground laced with miles
selection of restaurants and microbreweries, unique lodging          of trails, rivers, lakes, wilderness areas, scenic drives and
options, and a growing arts scene.                                   vistas, clean air, and star filled nights.
                                                                                         This itinerary made possible by a Travel Oregon grant.
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            Every year, the Outdoor Quilt Show graces the streets of                        CAMP
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            Sisters on the second Saturday in July. For one day, quilters                                                                  97
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                             globe gather to experience one of the most
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            exquisite, colorful displays of quilters’ art in the world.                             C
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            Enjoy the artistry, textures and colors of more than 1,300                                        SISTERS
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            on buildings, storefronts, fences and balconies.                                                  EGK
            Lodging in Sisters is abundant — hotels, motels, B&B’s,                                                              JO
            resorts, and private homes — but most are booked well                                                                     97
            in advance of the show. Contact the Sisters Chamber of                                                     TUMALO
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            Commerce for details. Great lodging options areRes.                                                                       BEND
            available in nearby Bend.                                                                             Mt. Bachelor
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            Arrive several days before the show to explore the wide                                               372                 HL
            range of adventures and experiences available in and
            around this charming town. Check out the exciting events
            and activities held before the show: quilting classes, textile
            demonstrations, art and quilting exhibits, music and more.
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            filled with TAX-FREE treasure – antiques and collectibles,                                            ACCOMMO DAT I O N S
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            souvenirs, gifts, works of art, and bountiful treats. Be sure
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                                                                                         Wickiup Inn – Bend; www.lq.com
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            to visit the Stitchin’ Post, a quilters’ dream store, filled with
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            ideas, inspiration, fabric, kits, patterns, and supplies for      Davis B     Res.
                                                                                         Shilo Inn – Bend; www.shiloinns.com/oregon/bend.html
            quilters of all levels. Continue to shop-till-you-drop in Bend, Lake
            just a short drive away. Check out distinctive stores and
                                                                                             Black Butte Ranch – www.blackbutteranch.com

            restaurants at the Old Mill District; amazing outlet deals              D        Best Western Ponderosa Lodge – http://bestwesternsisters.com
            at Bend Factory Stores; premier outdoor gear at REI; and
            delicious handmade artisan cheeses at Tumalo Farms.                     E        Five Pine Lodge – www.fivepinelodge.com

            For something different, venture a few miles east of Sisters             F The Lodge at Suttle Lake – www.thelodgeatsuttlelake.com
            to Hinterland Ranch to observe one of the largest and                    G Grand Palace Hotel – www.grandpalacehotelsisters.com
            oldest llama herds in North America. Then if you are
            adventurous enough to get your feet (and your whole
            body!) wet, rafting the Deschutes River rapids should not
            be missed. Ouzel Outfitters will take you from mild to wild              H Deschutes Brewery and Public House – www.deschutesbrewery.com
            rapids on their one, two and three-day trips. History and
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                                                                                     I The Restaurant at The Lodge – www.blackbutteranch.com/dining
            nature buffs will love learning about the wildlife, natural
            resources and local history at the nationally acclaimed                  J Tumalo Feed Company – www.tumalofeedcompany.com
            High Desert Museum. When your day adventures are
            through, stop by Deschutes Brewery and Public House                      K Sisters Bakery – www.sistersoregonguide.com
            in Bend. The food and beers are crafted onsite using the
            freshest ingredients. Try any of the 18 beers on tap that                                                   AT T R ACT I O N S
            feature pub exclusives and a daily special.
                                                                                     L The Old Mill District – www.theoldmill.com
            To try out Central Oregon during the cold weather, there’s               M High Desert Museum – www.highdesertmuseum.org
            no place like Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort. Give the world-
            famous Cascade powder a shot because with 71 runs and                    N Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort – www.mtbachelor.com
            average annual snowfall of 370”, Mt. Bachelor is a hub for               O Tumalo Farms – www.tumalofarms.com
            winter activities and year-round recreation.

                            For more inspiration, go to visitcentraloregon.com or OregonPackagedTravel.com

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