BEAUTIFUL HAPPY HEALTHY
Many of our puppy families travel quite a distance to come pick up their puppy from us here at Juniper Ridge. Not only are we humbled and thankful for your trust in us and love of our dogs; we are also delighted to share this beautiful land we live in! If this is your first time visiting the Pacific North West we encourage you to make a vacation out of your trip and enjoy the scenery.
Whether you are flying, driving, coming in for the day or staying for a week it is our hope that you get a chance to soak in some of the beauty here and enjoy yourselves. (As if picking up your new puppy isn't enough :) We've put together some information to help you plan your trip; airports, travel distances, our favorite resorts and hotels, as well as things to see and do while you are here. Click on the links provided for more information (images are links as well) Your new puppy will be too young to do all this adventuring with you, so when making your arrangements plan to pick up your puppy on your last day, when you are headed home.
Come back! When your puppy is old enough to hike and explore with you (see our information on age appropriate exercise) ~ Central Oregon is the most dog friendly place in the world to enjoy with your best friend! See the Dog's Guide to Trails in Central Oregon for awesome hikes and more!
Located literally within walking distance to Juniper Ridge, the SISTERS EAGLE AIRPORT is a perfect spot to land for small planes or private chartered flights.
The REDMOND MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (RDM) aka Robert's Field is the closest major airline airport and is 22 miles (about 35 minutes) from Juniper Ridge. For our families that need a quick turn around and return flight we offer free puppy delivery to meet at the Redmond Airport. It offers a spacious and puppy friendly area for us to meet. Pre book a RENTAL CAR from the airport if you plan to pick up your puppy at Juniper Ridge.
PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL (PDX) is the major international airport located in Portland, OR. Located just west of Mt. Hood and along the Columbia River Gorge, Portland is a very fun city to visit. PDX to Juniper Ridge in Sisters, OR is about a 3 hour (beautiful) drive. (See our Road Trips section)
via Hood River, OR
PORTLAND TO SISTERS
60 miles from PDX to Hood River Oregon. Stop to walk along the famous Multnomah Falls as you drive up the Columbia River Gorge! You can view the massive Sturgeons at the Cascade Locks. Hood River is known for its ideal wind surfing conditions on the Columbia River, its beautiful Apple Orchards and "Fruit Loop" trail.
145 miles from Hood River to Sisters, OR (2 hours 45 minutes) You pass through the Mt Hood National Forest and Warm Springs Reservation, an amazing change of scenery in a very short time! This trip also takes you by Smith Rock State Park (photo featured on our welcome page). If you like to hike you will not be disappointed with stopping here! Total drive time 3 hours 45 minutes
PORTLAND TO SISTERS
via Eugene, OR
168 miles/ 3 hour trip. Its a beautiful drive along the rushing McKenzie River. Roll down your windows and smell the cedar trees through the Willamete National Forest and stop for a hike along the stunning Sahalie Falls located right off Hwy 126 (McKenzie Hwy).
CALIFORNIA TO SISTERS
Travel options up the coast line on HWY 101 and then into Sisters through Salem or Eugene Or our favorite; North on Interstate 5 over Lake Shasta, Mt Ashland and then up through the Rogue Valley (Medford, OR) and following along the Rogue River Gorge, passing through multiple National Forests, multiple mountian lakes and Crater Lake National Park (OR-62, OR-230, OR-138 and OR-97), beautiful throughout every season!
SEATTLE, WA TO SISTERS
322 miles from the Seattle Airport (SeaTac) to Sisters through Salem or 327 miles through Portland approximately a 6 hour drive. See the above options for travel routes.
ACCOMODATIONS IN CENTRAL OREGON
Five Pines Lodge is located in Sisters and offers a quiet setting with a variety of lodging options from private cabins to rooms within the main lodge.
Black Butte Ranch is located 10 miles north of Sisters, halfway to the Hoodoo Ski Mountain. It is a quiet ranch with private residences, vacation rental homes as well as a nice lodge, pool, stables, tennis courts and restaurants.
BEND, OREGON (20 miles south of Sisters)
McMenamins in the Old St. Francis School is a fun eclectic hotel, restaurant, pub and movie house in downtown Bend, OR walking distance to downtown shops and eateries.
There are multiple resorts located in and just outside of Bend, such as SunRiver Resort, a favorite place to stay for families enjoying the world class skiing at Mt Bachelor. Visit these sites (click on the icons provided below) for more information on resorts and activities in Central Oregon!
The Oxford is a "Chic-boutique" hotel located in downtown Bend, OR also within walking distance to downtown shops, eateries, farmers markets and Drake Park. Pets are welcome!
ABOUT SISTERS, OREGON
Sisters, Oregon is a small town nestled at the base of the three Sisters Mountains in the high desert of Central Oregon; East of the Cascade Mountain Range and 20 miles northwest of Bend, Oregon. Sisters is a favorite day trip spot for families living in Eugene, Portland, and surrounding communities. (See Vogue Magazine's article)
Many local's favorite businesses also cater to the tourist seasons which include summertime Sisters Rodeo guests, Pacific Crest Trail hikers, mountain bike riders, paddleboarders, Black Butte Ranch guests and winter ski & snow boarders enjoying the slopes at nearby HooDoo Ski Mountain.