|We look forward to having you here. Bend is at an elevation of 3,400 feet and is the gateway to the Cascade Mountains.
The mountain range is protected by National Forest and is about a short, 25-30 minute drive from the classroom. Make this
drive a "must" after class some day as it affords spectacular mountain scenery.
Workshop Location: The DoubleTree by Hilton is located in the heart of Bend's historical waterfront downtown. Classes
will be held in the meeting rooms of the newly renovated hotel. One-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, galleries and the park are
within an easy walk. It is the perfect location for classes painting plein air, and for studio classes to get a quick lunch. The
indoor meeting space provides adjustable heating and air-conditioners, plenty of natural and ceiling light, a sink,
demonstration projection, and individual tables and chairs for students. There are no stairs to climb or charge for parking.
Request an Art in the Mountains rate of $159 for a single king bed or 2 Queen Beds on Sunday through Thursday. The
Friday and Saturday Rate is $189 for a single king or double queen bed room, plus tax. This fee includes a full breakfast.
Class Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and end at 3 p.m. on Friday (exception: Nicholas
Simmons). Lunch Hour is from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. However, some instructors may elect to take 1.5 hour lunch break
and extend class until 4:30 p.m. Class doors will be open at 1:00 if you return early.
It is ideal for students arriving without a car. Set in the heart of historic downtown Bend, in Deschutes County, Oregon,
the contemporary DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bend is near numerous recreation areas, shops, restaurants and government
and the Les Schwab Amphitheater are just a short distance from the hotel. Enjoy comfortable accommodations, modern
amenities and impeccable service during your stay at this welcoming Bend, OR hotel. You’ll even be greeted with a
signature DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie when you check-in.
Each spacious Guest Room at this hotel in Bend, OR, features a refrigerator and a microwave, sumptuous bedding, a pull-
out sofa, a 39-inch flat screen HDTV, complimentary WiFi and remote printing to the business center. Upgrade to a Suite
for wonderful views of downtown Bend, additional space and amenities including a balcony, fireplace and hot tub. We also
offer a complimentary 24-hour business center. Work out in the complimentary 24-hour Fitness Center or take in beautiful
downtown views as you swim in the heated indoor pool with hot tub. Sip locally brewed ale or a cocktail as you enjoy the
fresh flavors of the Northwest, in the stylish PressNW Bistro and Bar.
Airport: The Redmond Airport – RDM is located 17 miles north of Bend, Oregon. The Portland International Airport –
PDX is a 2.5 hour drive from Hwy 26 east or a 3 hour drive from Interstate 5 South heading East on Hwy 22 (Traffic
backs up near Sisters, Oregon the first 2 weeks of July).
CAC Transportation (541) 382-1687 Provides ground shuttle transportation one way or round trip to & from Portland /
Central Oregon Breeze (541) 389-7469 (800) 847-0157. www.cobreeze.com Offering daily shuttle services
between Bend, Redmond, and Madras and the Portland Airport and Amtrak.
Redmond Airport Shuttle (888) 664-8449 (541) 382-1687 Service between Central Oregon lodging properties and the
Yellow Cab Company (541) 330-1600. Taxi service and Airport Service for all Bend and all of Central Oregon.
The Valley Retriever - Bus departs Westbound to Salem, Oregon from Bend, OR. The bus terminal is the same as
Greyhound. Call Greyhound Agency at 541-382-2125 or Salem terminal at 503-362-2428.
The Greyhound Agency - Departs Westbound to Eugene, Florence, Reedsport, Coos Bay. Departs Eastbound to Burns,
Vale, Ontario (Greyhound to Boise) Amtrak Oregon Thruway Cross State Service Operated by Porter Stage Lines. For
Tickets and Information: The Greyhound Agency 1315 NE Third Street, Bend, OR 97701. Phone 541-382-2125 or
Amtrak Reservations at 800-USA Rail (800-872-7245) www.tickets.amtrak.com
Weather & Road Conditions
Central Oregon Visitors Association (800) 800-8334 www.visitcentraloregon.com
Oregon Department of Transportation dial 511. (503) 588-2941 outside Oregon. www.odot.state.or.us
Trip Check www.tripcheck.com National Weather Service www.weather.com
Other Lodging Recommendations
Rainbow Motel 154 NE Franklin Ave. (888) 529-2877. Simple, clean, quiet accommodations. Air-conditioning, Free
Cont’l breakfast. Private baths, micro, frig. REQUEST the NEWER 2-story building. Located near shopping center, and
5 blocks to old downtown. 1 minute to class.
Vacation Homes, RV Parks and Campgrounds
Absolutely Bend Vacation Homes $ - $$$ Choose from 7 beautiful vacation homes in Bend. (541) 280-1813 www.
Bend Vacation Rentals $ - $$$ A variety of nice homes to choose from. (541) 385-9492 www.bendvacationrentals.
Bask in Bend Vacation Rental $ - $$ 2 suite home professionally furnished. Sleeps 6. firstname.lastname@example.org www.
Crown Villa RV Park 60801 Brosterhous Road. (541) 388-1131. Very nice RV park. www.bendchamber.
Tumalo State Park 62976 O B Riley Road. (541) 388-6055. Our favorite RV park and campground. Enjoy the river,
trees & solar showers. Best to book as early as possible, even a year in advance. Only 10 minutes to classroom.
Deschutes National Forest (541) 383-5300. $0 - $12. Contact them for information on a wide variety of campsites
including lakeside, riverside, rustic, organized, group camps, horse camps, etc.
Oregon State Parks Information (800) 551-6849. Reservations: (800) 452-5687.
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