|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
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 $169 for a single king bed or 2 queen beds. This fee includes a full breakfast and
will not go up on the weekends.
Class Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and end at 3 p.m. on Friday 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.
|The DoubleTree by Hilton|
300 NW Franklin Avenue, Bend, OR 97701
Ask for the Art in the Mountains Rate
Our location is ideal for students arriving without a car. Set in the heart of historic downtown Bend, in Deschutes
County, Oregon, the Les Schwab Amphitheater is 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 cookie when you check-in.
Each spacious guest room 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 /
Bend, OR 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. email@example.com 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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