Located less than 10 minutes from the shops and restaurants in Bend and 20 minutes from skiing and activities at Mount Bachelor Ski Resort, Tetherow Resort has completed several improvements including 21 vacation rental homes, adventure cabins, a swimming pool and a year-round event pavilion. The 3,100-square-foot event pavilion with golf course and mountain views has retractable floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a variety of room sizes, including a separate boardroom and executive meeting space, holding groups of up to 350.
The 50-room Tetherow Lodge in Bend opened in April 2014 and already has been named the top resort in the world in its category by Booking.com’s “Booking’s Best” initiative. The boutique Bend property beat out similar properties in the United States, Thailand, India, Fiji, Greece and other top destinations. Booking.com utilized more than 40 million current customer reviews of more than 500,000 properties to identify winners in 25 categories, examining key categories such as staff, comfort, service, cleanliness, location and value for money.
These mountain meeting spots defy convention. Meeting rooms at hotels and conference centers are fine, but sometimes a more evocative setting can get a group’s creative juices flowing and catalyze a dynamic that’s difficult to foster in the usual event spaces. Here’s a roundup of some unique venues and outdoor spaces that offer something completely different in the Mountain West.