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The Lodge is a great gathering place for your family or group !!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,025 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

4,025 square feet log lodge with 6 bedrooms, game room, Chef Kitchen, Hot Tub

The Lodge at Baker Pond is located just a few miles south of Bend. Great for larger families, groups, retreats or meetings. The lodge as a whole, features 4,025 square feet of living space. There are 6 Bedrooms, 2 Master Suites & and 4 Queen Bed bedrooms. Along with 3.5 Bathrooms , kitchen and laundry room. Also 4 family/living spaces everybody can find a bit of space yet be able to gather together.

Outside there is a Hot Tub, Fire pit, Tables & Chairs, big lawn for games, Horse Shoe pit, 6 hole Frisbee Golf. The pond offers swimming, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding (we have those boats and boards for your use) and fishing. The Fishing is on your own poles but we ask that is is a catch & release because we stock the pond but would like everyone to be able to enjoy it.

The Lodge at Baker Pond is great for your next vacation, family reunion, retreat, ladies quilting week, birthday or just a nice gathering with friends where you need some extra space. If you need more space to accommodate your gathering we have a ranch style home next door we call The Guest House next to Baker Pond VRBO # 1395967

More Details

Property Manager
Chris Wheeler
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english,
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

About Chris Wheeler

Hi We are Cliff & Chris the owners of Baker Pond Vacation Cabins . You can read more about us in the unique benefits section. We are excited to share our wonderful home with you and hope you enjoy your stay

Chris Wheeler purchased this lodge in 1996

Why Chris Wheeler chose Deschutes River Woods

The Lodge at Baker Pond is a great place for family reunions, work retreats, quilting groups, or just gathering with your family. Indoors you will find many comforts and conveniences that you will throughly enjoy during your stay in the 4,025 square feet of indoor living space. In addition, there are several fun outdoor activities right in the back yard all to be enjoyed at your own risk of course. These activities include boating, paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, swimming, fishing, 6 hole disk golf around the pond and maybe a bit of ice skating in the cold of winter to name a few. If getting in the pond is not your thing, relax in the private hot tub and enjoy the view. There is also outdoor seating both on and off the back deck to enjoy the beautiful Central Oregon air or relax by the fire pit with seating all around.

We hope your time is a blessed time at the Pond!

What makes this lodge unique

(written by owner) In 1994 when my husband Cliff and I wanted to move back home to Bend we found this 10 acre lot with a 5 ac pond in the center of it. We fell in love with it and Cliff wanted to build his own Log Cabin so we signed the contract on our 25th wedding anniversary and began the process of finding a log home company that would let us build ourselves. That happened and in 1995 we began to "stack the logs". 2 crazies ( that is us ) in our mid 40's without a clue as to what we were doing "stacked every log" ( that means we took each log onto the sub floor and put it on a cutting deck and predrilled for 12" spikes - nails (old style) and all the electrical and then moved that log to the wall and at first hand put it in place ...that changed and we used an engine hoist mid way up) in the Home ourselves and then Cliff and our youngest son built the rest of the house up to the roof. We have added to our original home twice by an entryway-garage-game room and the Cottage attached apt for my parents. Now that we have retired from building log homes after 20 plus years and around 200 homes in the Northwest, we want to share this special place with you all ! If you want to see some photos of how and what we did our Facebook business page is still live at Baker Pond Log Works and while you are there please stop by and like our Baker Pond Vacation Cabins page ...leave a photo or reviews and again we are hoping your stay makes memories for you all !


Deschutes River Woods Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4025 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Must sign Rental Agreement that will be emailed at time of booking
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • House Ground Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , In the same hall as the 2 ground floor queen bedrooms
    Cottage - toilet , shower
    House master loft - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Game Room - toilet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Cottage Master Suite - 1 king , Master Suite
    Cottage Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    House Ground Floor 1 - 1 queen
    House Ground Floor 2 - 1 queen
    Master Suite & Loft - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master Suite & Loft which has a sofa/sleeper
    Upstairs Game Room - 3 sleep sofa /futon , DBL. sofa sleepers
    Loft/ Game Room Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 bedrooms in loft, half bathroom, game room
    Loft / Game Room Bedroom - 1 queen , 2 bedroom in the Loft/ Game room, with half bathroom
  • Books
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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The Lodge is a great gathering place for your family or group !!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Wedding in the Snow

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for my family. We gathered for a small wedding. Plenty of bedrooms for the entire group. Additionally, the shared areas are very large and well appointed. There is a pond on the property which combined to make a nature area for the kids. The is amazing, especially after it started to snow.

Everything except the food was furnished. Pots, pans, silver and flat ware. All with a log cabin motif. Great time... I will try to come back soon !!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Michael for the great review and happy it snowed for your special day. Happy to host your small intimate wedding. Please come stay with us again !
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Great home for our big group's getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 4 families with a total of 9 kids ages 2-8, and this home was perfect for us. The kids loved sharing the loft area, and it felt like there were also quiet spaces for naps for younger kids. The kitchen was amazing - very functional with everything we needed and more. The kids loved using the boats, and the shady seating in the yard was perfect. Great home base for doing things around the Bend area, and the a/c was nice and cool! Oh, and when one of us left a laptop on our departure day, the owners were amazingly kind and fast to mail it. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we were hoping it would be!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our family reunion! We had 18 people and there was more then enough room! Everyone had a blast paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, sitting around the fire pit and everything else this home has to offer! Sitting on the deck in the evenings watching the ducks and swans on the pond was so relaxing! Would absolutely go back. Only wish the pond had been swimable, however we all still had a blast!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful family environment

  • 5 of 5

My little family reunion was amazing due to this wonderful magical place on the pond. Our 9 grandkids, kids and spouses loved every bit of this place. We hope to return some day they had everything you can imagine in the kitchen and the outdoors. Memories were definitely here.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved our stay. We are hoping to return.That's the best reference ever!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing family reunion at "The Lodge". We were a group of 13 adults and 4 children under the age of 5.

The log home was spacious & clean with private sleeping areas. There was more than enough room to accommodate us all.

The lodge was well stocked with absolutely everything. We had several "chefs" in the group and they loved working in the kitchen. There was nothing that we lacked. The hosts truly anticipated all that a large group would need.

Everyone loved the fact that there were things to do for all ages with out leaving the property. It truly became our home a way from home.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding house and property

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time at this house, our only wish would of been warmer weather so we could of really enjoyed the pond. The house had everything we needed. Having 10 adults we needed 6 bedrooms and this house had plenty of room for all of us. We cooked great meals in the fabulous well stocked kitchen. Plenty of room to play games, read, and just enjoy the view. We highly recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
4.3 Miles
Bend Golf and Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
La Rosa Modern Mexican Kitchen
Nearest Ski
25.3 Miles
Mount Bachelor
Car: recommended

We truly believe you will enjoy your stay at Baker Pond. We are just South of the beautiful Bend OR... just 6.5 miles to the heart of downtown Bend or 13 miles from Sunriver. So, we're close enough for that epic concert at the Amphitheater or lazy float down the river in the Old Mill. Or hitting the slopes at Mount Bachelor is just a 25 mile scenic drive. But if you're looking for somewhere you don't have to leave to feel like you're on Vacation - be entertained or rejuvenated by what staying at Baker Pond has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Insurance $99

No smoking Check in time is 4PM - 9PM
- Events considered with prior approval, but no bachelorette or bachelor parties.
- Children of all ages are welcome, but note that the property sits right beside a pond and there is a Hot Tub on the deck. Supervision is a must at all times. We have a portable crib on site if needed
- All activities on or around the pond are at your own risk
- Guests can access the pond but ask Host for more specific boundaries aside from the water.
- Guests must sign rental agreement at time of booking.
- No Smoking of any kind in the house.
- Up to 2 dogs allowed with an additional pet fee ($50 per dog)
- must clean up pet waste... aka scoop poop :)
- All activities on or around the pond are at your own risk
- Neighborhood Quiet hours are from 10pm to 8am.
- No amplified music
- No Cats

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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