Panacea at the Canyon: Central Oregon’s Luxury, Off-the-Grid Retreat
Central Oregon has no shortages of places to unwind.
From the banks of a high-alpine lake to a trail alongside the Deschutes River, you don’t have to go very far from your hotel room to find an escape from the real world.
At Panacea at the Canyon near Terrebonne, your lodging is the escape; your tent an off-the-grid oasis that truly allows you to disconnect from the stresses of everyday life. Not only is the compound signal free, but you’re asked to leave your phones behind at check-in.
Relaxation, romance and adventure abound in a holistic natural spa setting where raw nature meets civilized luxury.
The 40-acre resort features 7 luxury tents complete with plush beds and linens, a private deck with chairs, gas fireplace, local and organic bath products to use in your private, on-suite open-air bathroom.
There’s a spa on site, as well as a relaxing pool that overlooks the property and the rugged scenery nearby.
Several dining options are available. You can bring food and cook your own meals in the upscale outdoor kitchen (including a brick-oven) or in the traditional kitchen inside. There’s a large fridge and freezer available as well. Saturday night is pizza night at the resort featuring a chef preparing made-to-order brick oven pizzas. You can even arrange to have meals brought to your tent (for an additional charge.)
Spend the weekend sitting on the deck or at the pool, or get out and explore what Central Oregon has to offer. Panacea coordinates an array of workshops and activities including hot air balloon rides, rock climbing, archery, horseshoes, yoga, birding and more.
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