Bend’s Pronghorn Resort Invites Guests to Take Life by the Horns

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Luxury knows no limits at Pronghorn, where guests are encouraged to take life by the horns.

When you stay at the resort, tucked away in a juniper forest about 11 miles northeast of Bend, you’ll find a secluded, exclusive experience.

There’s good reason the lush fairways and greens surrounded by lava fields at Pronghorn are on many golfer’s bucket list.

Both the Tom Fazio Championship course and Jack Nicklaus Signature course have been nationally recognized for their design. (The Nicklaus Course is ranked No. 33 on Golf Digest’s Top 100.)

Between spectacular views of the Cascades and dining on locally sourced food prepared by executive chef, Kevin Linde, you might not want to leave the resort during your stay.

Worthy Brewing

But if you’re up for exploring Central Oregon, there’s lots to do nearby. At Worthy Brewing, you can get a taste of the Bend craft beer scene. If cocktails are more your thing — Worthy has a brand new craft cocktail bar. There’s plenty of seating for the whole family to enjoy a relaxed experience with great food together.

Maragas winery is in the opposite direction, but worth the drive. Wide open views await you and if your idea of unwinding is an amazing glass of wine, you’ll feel right at home inside their barrel room.

Maragas Winery
Maragas Winery

If you’re ready for some exercise, spend at least one of your days while staying at Pronghorn discovering Smith Rock. The state park draws in visitors from all over the world because of the rock climbing opportunities. You can go with a guide who will take your entire family for an adventure you won’t soon forget or go solo if you’re an experienced climber. The park which is one of Oregon’s 7 wonders, offers opportunities for fun year round whether you’re up in the air or on the ground. Or, come winter, venture out into the snow-covered wilderness with guided snowshoe tours at Mt. Bachelor.

Philip Kuntz
Smith Rock State Park/Philip Kuntz

When you stay at Pronghorn you and your family will be transported out of your daily routine and into a vacation you won’t want to leave.

Mackenzie Wilson
Mackenzie Wilson
Mackenzie Ballard is COVA's Marketing Manager and in-house videographer. She came to COVA after more than 5 years in front of a camera working as a TV journalist. Her true passion is writing. Growing up in Sandpoint, Idaho – Mackenzie spent her summers boating on Lake Pend Oreille and winters snowboarding Schweitzer. After graduating from the University of Idaho, Mackenzie tested out city-life in Portland; but bumper-to-bumper traffic and the rain finally took their toll on her and she packed up and headed to the High Desert. Now, it’s hard to get her to leave Bend, even just for the weekend. There are just too many amazing hikes, bike rides and camping spots to take advantage of in Central Oregon to go elsewhere.