November 26, 2022

Just Moments

Travel Groove

Central Oregon Inns: Bend’s hip Campfire Hotel

The homeowners of Bend’s woodsy-chic Dogwood Cocktail Cabin have turned a midcentury motel on strip shopping mall-significant Third Street into a hip boutique base camp, full with twinkle-lit trees and a cocktail lounge, Canteen.

The Campfire Hotel, which opened in late 2020, functions 100 renovated, vintage camp-influenced guest rooms, a heated saltwater pool, outdoor fireplace pit and a lodge-like foyer in which you can decide on up s’mores kits and other should-haves. Forgot your guitar? Borrow the Breedlove hanging in your space and get started a sing-along.

ROOMS: The hotel has a variety of sleeping solutions, which includes king, double queen and bunk beds and a two-bedroom suite. Our double queen, built in dark brown leather with pops of orange, experienced all the amenities you expect in a fashionable guest area — full tub, no cost WiFi, 55-inch flat screen Television, complimentary, domestically roasted pour-about coffee — with charming retro touches, like a vintage radio with fashionable hookups. Outside inspiration was just about everywhere, from the lantern-like lighting to the wall-sized, sepia-toned photograph of bygone Oregon lumberjacks.

ZZZ’S: Our beds were tremendous cozy, which was essential following a working day of fly-fishing on the Crooked River and another spent exploring a lava tube cave. We melted beneath the Euro-type linens and desired to acquire home the poofy, nylon-design orange throws fashioned from sleeping bags.

Bend’s Campfire Lodge, which opened in late 2020, turned a midcentury motel into a hip city basecamp with 100 newly renovated rooms. (Lane Pearson Photo) 

SPLASHES: A 900-square foot, heated swimming pool (and its accompanying scorching tub) ended up the social hub in the course of our remain, in advance of like-minded fellow friends headed out to dinner and re-convened later on close to the hearth pit. Kiddos youthful and outdated splashed and tummy-flopped, though adults sipped regional beer, cider or kombucha available in cans in the lobby.

EXTRAS: That cocktail lounge. Canteen serves 15 ground breaking craft cocktails with names like Captivating Thyme and Thai One On and globally-impressed sandwiches. Sip and stumble home. Open up from 4 to 11 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday for ages 21 and over.

Specifics: Rooms begin at $149 for each evening. 721 NE 3rd St., Bend