PointsWest’s Ski Village!

The beginning of an epic ski season. The ending of an epic ski village.

Admit it. On your journeys back and forth to Mt. Bachelor, you’ve always been a little envious of people staying at the 7th Mountain Resort. Being much closer to the slopes means they can sleep in a bit longer, yet still make first tracks on their favorite run. What’s more, they can be enjoying Apres’ Ski wine and cheese, without having to fight through roundabout traffic in Bend.

Well, guess what. There are still a few homes left at PointsWest, the award-winning neighborhood of townhomes right next to the resort. Which means it isn’t too late to own a magnificent home that’s as close as you can get to Mt. Bachelor. Right at the outset of what promises to be another stellar ski season.

skier on Mt.Bachelor

Of course, that’s not the only beauty of living at PointsWest in the wintertime. Nestled on a bluff above the Deschutes River, hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing on the River Trail are right outside your door. Some folks have even been ice skating on the big pond down below.

We handle all the neighborhood snow removal and routine maintenance. And even though PointsWest offers unparalleled peace and quiet, it’s still just an easy seven-mile drive to all of the dining and cultural activities in downtown Bend.

outdoor patio-fireplace-PointsWest

Our spectacularly spacious “Deschutes” floor plan overlooking the river that bears its name won Best Master Suite and Best Landscaping on the COBA Tour of Homes this year. This 4-BR, 4-BA, two-story masterpiece offers more than 3,600 square feet of maintenance-free living. Our three other remaining homes in the neighborhood also provide upwards of 3,000 square feet, with breathtaking river views, dramatic lava formations in the backyard, and prices starting as low as $869,750.

So don’t let another day slip by before making tracks for PointsWest. There’s never been a better time to get your skis waxed and get moving.

Contact Stephanie or Jordan for more information today.


PointsWest River View!

skier on Mt.Bachelor

Spend your mornings on the mountain. And your evenings on the bluff.  

During an epic ski season like this, you want to be the first one on the slopes. But not the last one home for a glass of wine in your favorite chair.

No place makes those two scenarios as easy as PointsWest Townhomes. Quite simply, PointsWest is Bend’s closest community to Mt. Bachelor. Since all of the snow removal and yard maintenance is handled for you, there’s nothing to keep you from leading the first-tracks parade up to Pine Marten. And at the end of the day, while the rest of snowriders are chilling in roundabout traffic on Century Drive, you can be warming up by the fire and watching the sun’s last rays linger on the Deschutes River below.


outdoor patio and fireplace rendering PointsWest

All seven of our remaining homes are perched on the bluff just above the River Trail, putting summertime hiking, mountain biking and fly-fishing literally in your backyard. What’s more, Widgi Creek, one of Bend’s favorite golf courses, is right next door,

Each river-view home site accommodates spacious single and two-story floor plans ranging from 1,987 to 3,647 square feet. Many come with dramatic lava formations surrounding the patio. And yet, even with such rugged natural scenery, you’re only 15 minutes from the civilized activities of downtown and the Old Mill.

With prices starting at $694,750, homes at PointsWest are not only right on the bluff, they’re right on the money. So you’d better come see them. On the double.

Contact Stephanie or Jordan for more information today.

5 must-do activities in Central Oregon over the holidays

Snowshoeing on Vista Butte across from Mt. Bachelor last year. Pray for snow!

There’s nothing better than being in Bend during the holidays. Each day offers a host of wintertime shenanigans. Here are our top five picks for making the most of your time off.

1) Hit the Slopes at Mt. Bachelor! More lifts and runs are scheduled to open the day after Thanksgiving with quite a bit of manmade snow until Mother Nature is expected take over later on the weekend. So keep doing that snow dance and follow the snow report so that you can get the first tracks of the season!

2) Work up your Turkey Day appetite with a holiday run! Bend has no less than three awesome organized runs Thanksgiving morning alone. The Central Oregon Thanksgiving Classic offers a 5k, 10k, and family friendly Gobbler Walk. If you like pie, try out the I Like Pie Thanksgiving Day Run/Walk that includes a baking contest. Or participate in the 4th Annual Bend Turkey Trot in NorthWest Crossing. Then, stay in shape and earn your Christmas cookies in the Jingle Bell Run/Walk that precedes the annual Christmas Parade, December 7 in Downtown Bend.

3) Do some serious holiday shopping at the Old Mill District. It features popular stores like Victoria’s Secret, Banana Republic, Bath & Body Works, Zumiez, REI and more. Check out these Black Friday Specials to get you started. But if you need more help finding the perfect gift for little Sophie besides a pony, Santa will arrive via helicopter around 10 am to begin his Santaland duties. They’ve also got carriage rides, carolers, and kids’ activities to make the season bright. If you want some more cute, quirky, local gifts, hit up Small Business Saturday in Downtown Bend. They’ll have some great deals at popular stores like Hot Box Betty, Local Joe, and Tres Jolie.

4) The Christmas Tree Lighting has been a tradition in Bend for years. But this year we’re doing something a little different. Crews just planted a brand new tree in a more spacious locale at the top of Drake Park by Brooks Street and Franklin Ave. The festivities get underway at 6pm on Saturday, November 30. There will be caroling and free samples from Luv’s Donuts, and Santa will light the tree at 6:45 pm.

5) Make a night out of a show at the Tower Theater. The Tower has a great line-up for the holiday season that includes “A Charlie Brown Christmas” with pianist David Benoit, flamenco guitarist Todd Haaby, and “Take 6” a cappella group. Also, don’t forget your tickets for The Central Oregon School of Ballet’s Nutcracker Suite December 7-8 at the Bend High School auditorium, the High Desert Chamber Annual Music Gala at Broken Top Club, and Jazz Night at the Oxford Hotel.

5 Unforgettable Things to do in Bend over the Holidays

All the fresh powder at Mt. Bachelor is a huge attraction when the family is in town for the holidays. But for those who want a break from the lift lines – or just don’t care for skiing – it’s good to have some alternative activities everyone can enjoy. So here are a handful of things to do with family and friends that are sure to contribute to the holiday spirit.

1) Activities at 7th Mountain Resort
One of the perks of living next to 7th Mountain Resort is having easy access to some great outdoor holiday activities, like skating on the beautiful outdoor ice rink on the property. If you’re feeling adventurous, the trails that lead to the river are spectacular for Nordic skiing and snowshoeing. If you have your own skates, the pond at the bottom of the hill often freezes over this time of year. Just make sure the ice is at least four inches thick before you venture out. When it’s time to warm up after your adventure, the resort offers a choice of three outdoor hot tubs.

2) Sledding, tubing, and dog sledding
Grab a sled, saucer, toboggan or inner tube and cruise up to the sledding hill at Wanoga Sno-park. If the snow isn’t too icy, it’s an epic way to spend the day for kids from one to 92. To keep everyone happy and charged up, there’s a warming hut, a fire pit and even a trailer serving hot chocolate and snacks. Be prepared for big crowds on the weekends.

For those who dislike the downside of sledding – trudging back up the hill – Mt. Bachelor’s Tubing Park is the answer. Just sit back in one of their giant tubes and a pulley system will take you back up for ride after ride on their pre-made runs. Genius! Or you can try the less straining but equally exhilarating option of dog sledding with the Oregon Trail of Dreams next to Sunrise Lodge. Stay snug and warm in the comfort of an Iditarod dog sled while the team, along with a professional musher, takes you on an exciting adventure, taking in the sights of Broken Top, Three Sisters and Mt. Bachelor.

3) Traditions at Sunriver Resort
Among multiple other Christmasy treats, a short drive to Sunriver Resort will present you with the largest display of gingerbread houses in the Pacific Northwest. Visitors can also get their jingle on with a real One-Horse Open Sleigh Ride in the snow under warm winter blankets. It doesn’t get much more traditional than that.

4) Shopping downtown
Christmas downtown is one of my favorite parts about Bend. Sparkling lights line the trees of Wall and Bond streets. Snow covers the ground. And everyone is all bundled up in their Patagonia micro-puffs. Get a warm seasonal coffee at Looney Bean or Thump and stroll the streets of your community peeking into boutiques and shops that display some of the most unique and thoughtful gifts you ever imagined. A new piece of jewelry from Silverado for your sister or some old fashioned candy from Powell’s Sweet Shoppe for the kids might do the trick.

5) Giving back
There’s no denying 2012 has been rough on many of us, especially the homeless in Central Oregon. Why not put some gift bags together and hand them out to those less unfortunate on various street corners. Or devote some time to the Bend Community Center or the Salvation Army. By reaching out and helping others, your family will understand the true meaning of “peace on earth, good will toward men.”

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