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The Autumn Cottage in Historical Downtown Bend with Hot tub

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

The Autumn Cottage has been lovingly designed to offer our guests the full flavor of Bend. This cozy heritage home also provides you with many modern ammenities for your comfort. Consistant upgrades and our personal touches will ensure that your stay in Bend is as special as the area itself.

This Cottage has two bedrooms (one king size, one queen size) a nice bathroom with shower/tub combo, a well appointed kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and comfortable living space with gas fireplace, flatscreen TV/DVD/I-pod dock, desk area, and free Wi-Fi to keep you connected.

You can also enjoy our fully fenced backyard that has a gas BBQ, outdoor bistro table, and private HOT TUB for your 'end-of-a-fun-Bend-day' soaks under the stars.

As an added bonus The Autumn Cottage is just a short 1 block stroll into the historic downtown and the fine dining, galleries, brew pubs, shops, and the Deschutes River. You can walk to it all....or ride one of the 2 vintage bikes we have for your use during the summer season (Memorial Day to Labor Day) The basket holds a growler of local brew or a loaf of fresh baked French bread just perfectly!

The Autumn Cottage has truly been a home-away-from-home for many Bend adventurers over the past 15 years. We invite you to become one of them!

'A great week! The cottage exceeded all of our expectations! A great idea and very well done....'

-Bruce and Martha

'The cottage was not unlike my most comfortable slippers: step in and it feels as if you've always been there. We can't wait to get back.'

-Stu and Tracy

'Adorable! Great furniture, fabulous decor, no keys.... We loved it! Go Autumn Cottage!'

-Angie, Sue, Vince, and CK

Keywords: Cottage,downtown, hot tub, Mt. Bachelor

More Details

Lisa McDonald
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

About Lisa McDonald

HI----my name is Lisa and I have been a Bend-ite for over 40 years, and am very proud to have watched her grow from a very small town to a very small city. Always unique. I live on a 20 acre ranch and grow hay, raise chickens, and garden-up wonderful vegetables. I run my cottages like I run my life. Great attention to detail and personal attention to my guests----I believe every Bend vacation at the cottages should be a great one, if I do my job right. If you call you'll actually talk to me! Look forward to it----

Lisa McDonald purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Lisa McDonald chose Bend

This is THE best location in Bend-----park and walk to everything that makes Bend so special. And when your home here, your really home. Settle in and let the Autumn work her magic.

What makes this cottage unique

The benefits of this cottage are just what I look for when I travel-----the freedom of vacationing in the comfort of a home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lisa- I was thinking this morning that one month ago I was having a wonderful time in Bend with my sisters, and it occured to me that I had not let you know how much we had enjoyed your lovely cottage. It was everything you and your web site said it would be and MORE! You were right about my sister (who favors cookie cutter motel chains) being hooked once she stayed there....she loved it. Thanks again for such a nice "cottage experience".
Mar 2010
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

The Autumn Cottage in Historical Downtown Bend with Hot tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
Portland, OR, USA

Fun, Cozy, and Close to Everything

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in the middle of the biggest snow storm in years and to our great relief this home welcomed us with a warm lit fireplace and room for all our stuff. We immediate fell in love with this treasure of a home. The beds were so comfortable. There were plenty of blankets and pillows. The kitchen was stocked with all the we needed for cooking. The appliances like the coffee maker, toaster, frig, washer and dryer we all new and excellent quality. In the back, after a day of skiiing we really enjoyed the hot tub which was also well care for, clean, and did not smell of chemicals. We have never experienced such a perfect place and can't wait to return! Thank you, Lisa, for being such a pleasure to work with and your quick responses to all my questions :-)

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I just heard on the radio that this storm front is now the largest snow-dropping one in Bend since 1972. You were here for the BIG 25 year storm!!! Thanks so much for letting me know that you enjoyed the Autumn Cottage----it really MADE my (frozen-finger and toes) day, after 6 hours of shoveling. Love to see you back again when the sun shines and the birds sing! Happy Happy New Year to you!
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Perfect Fall Nook

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I attended a wedding in Bend and we opted to rent the Autumn Cottage because of the downtown walkability and dog friendliness. We were blown away. Fall had just graced Bend and the wind chimes and yellow leaves greeted us daily. Bend has such a solid downtown scene. 99% of shops, restaurants and cafes are independent businesses. Such character and charm. Literally something for everyone. The Autumn Cottage is at the best location in that you can walk to sprawling Drake Park or walk to dinner, cocktails, work from a cafe or shop around. Besides going to the wedding location, we never stepped foot in our rental car - we walked everywhere & it was awesome! My husband is a hot tub fein and he enjoyed the hot tub every night. Our dog was so chill here and loved having her little yard out back. The little furnace was the perfect fall night ambiance. It was also nice to have a washer & dryer on site. I also miss the mattress and pillows we slept on - best nights sleep in months! Completely smitten with Bend and this cottage. We definitely plan to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW--- I just love that you SO enjoyed your first Bend experience and the Autumn Cottage! When I hear you talk about the Autumn Cottage, the great location, downtown Bend... and your experiences here, it makes me remember to count my blessings that I actually get to live here. The cottage warmth and comfy beds will be awaiting your next visit to beautiful Bend and all her "wonderfull-ness". Happy Fall!
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Moscow, ID

A lovely place to stay in downtown Bend

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented "Autumn Cottage" for a recent spontaneous trip to Bend. We were very lucky to find this gem on such short notice. It is very convenient to downtown, but surprisingly quiet considering its location. The house is small (an old workers cottage), but has everything you need. It suited us two fine, but you could easily share with another couple. It has a lovely backyard, a hot tub (although the weather was too warm for us to go in) and is impeccably clean. Lisa was a delight to work with. Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love spontaneous trips and am so glad we had those nights open for yours! The Bend historic district in the awesome downtown has some wonderful old cottages (like the Autumn) that have been lovingly restored to historic guide lines. I like to think of it as the perfect melding together of character and modern comfort. I'm really happy you enjoy it----thanks for writing. we'll be watching for you two on your next spontaneous adventure....
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San Jose, CA

A perfect holiday getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Autumn Cottage for a week over the holidays and it was absolutely perfect! It had every amenity we needed, a comfy bed, a fun hot tub, a clean environment, and a cozy stove. The location makes everything walkable even on chilly days (we had single digits while we were there!)

Both me and my husband had to work remotely a bit during our vacation so we appreciated the reliable wifi. We'd work a couple of hours in the morning, then spend the afternoon adventuring nearby - we skied, went to Smith Rock, hiked out in the badlands, and more! Then we'd come back to the cottage and clean up before walking to one of the nearby breweries for dinner and drinks.

The best part was finding a place where we were able to spend the holidays with our furkid. Thor the yellow lab settled right in and enjoyed the visit as much as we did, maybe even more. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I can picture all three of you nestled in around the fire, under the throws, staying warm after a fun Bend day in the bone-chilling cold. We seldom get single digit temps here but when we do its COLD!!! So glad you found the Autumn to be warm and welcoming and perfect. We love that! Come back soon--- Lisa
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Scappoose, Oregon

Autumn cottage stay

  • 5 of 5

I loved this location, the house, every little detail included within the house & the bikes! We cruised around downtown & got to check out so much more than by foot. You have put so much thought into so many details about the house. We really enjoyed everything. We will pass this along to others and want to stay here again and again!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The fun is in the details, that add to the charm... that add-up to a unique stay in Bend. SO glad you enjoyed them! Come home again soon!
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Amazing Vacation at this adorable cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have been here for a week and unfortunately have to depart tomorrow..... wah! Don't want to go. The hot tub is excellent, always worked perfectly! Used several times during our trip. The kitchen we used off and on for a couple dinners and snacks, it's loaded with every appliance or dish you will need. Every detail was covered including having laundry detergent, paper towels, seasonings, and fresh coffee beans with a provided grinder. Lots of other rentals we have stayed at never include these must haves. Located right downtown, we would walk everywhere.... yet we never felt like it was to loud or to much. Seriously this cottage is so perfect... Well done Lisa, can't wait to stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Loved your note guys! We always find things that we reach for when we ourselves travel-----then we bring that idea home with us so we can offer those finishing-touch-details in our own places. So thankful you shared how much they enhanced your visit to my beautiful Bend---details do count! This historic downtown location is the BEST isnt it?? We want you to come back and enjoy another soak in the hot tub, another great brew, and more of what makes Bend so very Bend! See you soon I hope... THANKS again! Lisa
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Car: recommended

Famous Local Micro-Breweries, Seasonal Festivals, Fairs & Concerts, Sister's Quilt Show, Les Schwab Amphitheater, Smith Rock Climbing, Dinner Train Tours, Mt Bachelor


Rates & Availability

Old Bend Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Discounts
Jan 2 2017 - Feb 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Presidents Day Holiday
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter Discounts
Feb 26 2017 - Mar 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Mar 24 2017 - Apr 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Apr 16 2017 - May 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Holiday
May 24 2017 - May 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 30 2017 - Jun 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 15 2017 - Aug 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
Solar Eclipse Week
Aug 17 2017 - Aug 24 2017
5 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 21 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fall Discounts
Oct 22 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Break
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 27 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter Discounts
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.2%


Rates are based on length of stay, and number of guests.
They will vary for weekends, special events, and holidays.
DISCOUNTS may sometimes apply for multi-night, mid-week, and business stays.
There will be an 11.4% Bend Room Tax applied to all bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Old Bend Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New TV in this bedroom with Roku and complimentary Netflix
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Flat screen 32' HD LCD TV, Private Fenced Yard, Collection of Board Games, Hair Dryer, High Chair and Crib Available.

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