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Luxury Romantic Guest House on 20 acres, hot tub, semi-private swimming pool, tennis court, mt views

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2.0 Bathrooms, (Sleeps 5)

Sweetums Ranch Guest House is perfectly sited on 20 acres, with views of the Three Sisters and Broken Top mountains from the property, horses, wildflowers and abundant wildlife. Private and beautiful, the Guest House is centrally located in Tumalo just 8 miles to downtown Bend and 12 miles to Sisters, Oregon, providing guests a private, spectacular base close to all of the outdoor activities, restaurants, brew pubs and festivals Bend and Sisters have to offer.

The  1200 square foot Guest House is a charming, beautifully appointed 2 bedroom, 2 bath cottage, located on our 20 acre ranch. The main great room is an open concept living room/dining room/kitchen with high wood ceilings, a full wall of windows and cozy wood burning stove with complimentary wood and kindling. Amenities include a large flat screen TV, DVD, CD player, WIFI and games. The kitchen is fully appointed with granite countertops, microwave, oven, refrigerator, coffee maker, cookware and tableware. A complimentary delicious continental breakfast consisting of fresh scones or croissants, fruit, juice, yogurt and our own farm fresh eggs is provided for your first morning.

The romantic large master bedroom has a king sized bed with attached full bath. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and attached full bath with high thread count luxury linens, shampoo, conditioner, soap and hairdryers. Each bedroom has a full closet. Each attached bath has beautiful Italian ceramic tile and granite counter tops. There is a washer & dryer, with laundry soap provided.  There is another room off of the master bedroom that can accommodate a roll-away bed. 

Relax on the private patio with views of the natural surroundings. The patio has an umbrella table and chairs for outdoor dining, chaise lounge, gas grill and private hot tub with wonderful star gazing at night. The private tennis court is just steps away, as well as a gorgeous solar-heated salt water swimming pool (mid May-Sept). Tennis racquets and balls, pool toys, pool/spa towels, and a a corn hole yard game are also provided to our guests.

The guest house has a large private lawn area with hammock and a corn hole game. We are a couple and live in the main ranch house, a separate structure on the property. Our two very friendly labradoodles, eight horses and many chickens are also Sweetums residents. Guests can feel free to walk the property and enjoy the views of the Three Sisters and Broken Top mountains and pastures, and from mid-April-Sept, a babbling stream. 

Use of guest house and facilities are limited to registered guests only. Please note that we do not allow pets and we do not host weddings or other group events. 

We also have four other Bend, Oregon vacation rentals at the following website: . If the dates you are seeking are already reserved at Sweetums Ranch we may be able to accommodate you at one of these very special properties.

More Details

Tracy Lucente & Bill Houck
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Tracy Lucente & Bill Houck

After living in Chicago and pursing our careers for many years, we chose to move to Central Oregon for all of the outdoor activities right out our door, and for a more peaceful lifestyle. We love being in Central Oregon at the Sweetums Ranch and enjoy sharing this amazing place with our guests.

Tracy & Bill

Why Tracy Lucente & Bill Houck chose Bend

We love the location of Sweetums Ranch with quick access to everything, yet the privacy and wonderful views, and in spring, summer, and early fall a river even runs through it!

What makes this house unique

Enjoy the peaceful and beautiful setting of the Sweetums Ranch, play tennis, walk or bike right from the property, and relax around the gorgeous swimming pool with mountain views. All this, yet just minutes from downtown Bend (restaurants, brewpubs, shopping), and all the outdoor activities (skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, river rafting, SUP, kayaking, rock climbing, horseback riding, etc) Central Oregon has to offer. A perfect location for your vacation!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The stay at Sweetums Ranch was nothing less than spectacular! Tracy was very welcoming upon our arrival and provided us with valuable information on local restaurants, stores, and attractions. The winter conditions made this place feel like a winter wonderland from the horses in the pastures, gorgeous sunsets, and spectacular views. The guest house is very open with large windows all around to allow for maximum light and views of the vast snow drifts. The wood stove keeps the place nice and warm during the frigid temps of winter and provides a wonderful ambiance. The Jacuzzi proves to be a very relaxing experience when couple with the snowy backdrop. The ranch is located close to many attractions including Bend, Tumalo Falls, and Mt. Bachelor. It was easy to go out and spend the day in Bend walking around shopping and dining in the wonderful restaurants and make it back to the ranch before nightfall. Overall this was a great experience and I would love to come back in the summer and explore some more while staying at Sweetums Ranch.
Dec 2016
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Bend House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Both baths are stocked with soap, body lotion, shampoo, conditioner, luxury towels, spa/pool towels and hair dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • - 1 king
    - 1 queen
    - 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Pack and Play (1)available, Rollaway twin bed (1) available. Charming bedroom decor, luxury linens. Two robes provided in master bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Very private setting with horses wildlife and mountain views. A beautiful and restful environment. Semi-Private swimming pool and tennis court shared with owners. Continental breakfast included your first morning provided in fridge at check-in. Horse accomodations available.


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Luxury Romantic Guest House on 20 acres, hot tub, semi-private swimming pool, tennis court, mt views
average rating of 5.0 based on 70 reviews
Colver, OR

A place to re-charge!

  • 5 of 5

Jim and Tracy have created a fantastic retreat home to rest and re-charge. The simple beauty of the home and the secluded feel of the country was perfect. They checked in to make sure we were settled and if we needed anything and then left us alone. Close to Sisters and Bend by a short drive to reach other activities or just hunker down with the wood fire and quiet. Will be on our list of return to locations.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful guest house in great location

  • 5 of 5

The guest house suited our needs perfectly. Tracy was very accommodating, the house was clean and well equipped, we really enjoyed the wood stove and would absolutely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Costa Mesa, CA

This place is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, clean and private! Tracy and Bill are attentive and considerate but not in the way. The house is a great size, the living area is nice and open with plenty of comfortable seating. The bedrooms are beautiful with comfortable beds and attached bathrooms. The bathroom off the Queen room even has a washer and a dryer in it and they provide laundry detergent for your use. The Kitchen has everything you need, stove, microwave, and apt sized fridge plus dishes to eat on and to cook with, and BBQ tools for the gas grill they provide. The farm fresh eggs, scones and orange juice they provide for your first day's breakfast are delicious and so thoughtful. And for those of you who have never had farm fresh eggs, be prepared, they taste so much better than the store bought, if I could have taken them home I would have. There is out door seating for just relaxing and more for eating, there is also a great hammock under the trees right next to the creek that runs near the house. They also provide everything you need to use the tennis courts plus towels for the hot tub and pool. It's also a great location, close to Bend, Sisters and Mount Bachelor so there is plenty to do and see if you want. I really can't say enough great things about their place. Book it you won't regret it. We certainly enjoyed every minute of our stay and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relax in the quiet countryside, yet close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time during our two week stay in Bend and the surrounding area using the guest house as home base. We felt at home right away with the owners there to help us when needed without being intrusive. Tracy suggested a wonderful restaurant for our anniversary dinner. There were also good places to eat nearby. We settled in quickly. Our bed was comfortable as was the rest of the house. We woke up the first day and were greeted with a pastoral scene - cows grazing by a stream, chickens across the bridge and a horse nearby.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is beautiful and very well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying here and it was just as great as the first time. The house is clean and has everything you could need. The grounds are beautiful and the pool is amazing. Tracy and Bill are wonderful. We had the best time. Very family friendly.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beauty in Bend

  • 5 of 5

Pictures just don't do this property justice. It was a beautiful and serene property, every ammenity provided that you could need. Horses, chickens, dogs and cows (in the distance) were a great treat for our daughter. Tennis court, beautiful heated pool and hot tub add to the wonderful amenities. Hammock by the stream was so relaxing. Close to everything yet far enough and quiet to just relax. Thank you Tracy & Bill.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Sweetums Ranch is located on 20 beautiful acres with views of the Three Sisters and Broken Top Mountains. It is home to horses, chickens and two friendly labradoodles in addition to the owners, Tracy & Bill. Enjoy the peaceful and beautiful setting of the Sweetums Ranch, play tennis, walk or bike right from the property, and relax around the gorgeous swimming pool with mountain views.

Sweetums Ranch is located just off of Hwy 20 affording quick access to Bend and Sisters.The property is located on a designated Oregon Scenic Road Bicycle Route offering riding through gorgeous high desert ranch country with fabulous snow capped Cascade Mountain views.  All this, yet just minutes from downtown Bend (wonderful restaurants, brewpubs, shopping), and all the outdoor activities (Mt Bachelor skiing, cross country/nordic skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, river rafting, SUP, kayaking, rock climbing, horseback riding, etc) Central Oregon has to offer. A perfect location for your vacation!

The immediate area of Tumalo is a popular place for biking. Horseback riding lessons and rides are available through several nearby facilities. A hiking trail, picnic area and river floating (bring your own float) can be done at Tumalo State Park, located just a few minutes down the road from Sweetums Ranch.

It's just a 45 minute drive to Mt Bachelor for downhill, nordic and skate skiing, snowshoeing and tubing.  Unlimited, wonderful hiking and mountain biking abounds in both Bend and Sisters. For golfing enthusiasts, numerous golf courses are also nearby. Other easily accessed activities include: Deschutes river rafting, Cascade Lakes canoeing/kayaking, waterfall viewing, river floating/kayaking/stand-up paddleboarding on the Deschutes River right in downtown Bend, shopping in Downtown Bend and the outlet mall, taking a scenic mountain view drive, enjoying the many local festivals and 1st Friday Art Walk, and that is just to name a few!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • We typically require longer stays for weekends and other peak periods of the year.
    3 day minimum stay on MLK, Presidents, and Memorial Day weekends
    3-5 day minimum stays for bookings which include a weekend during peak rental periods such as July- Mid- September, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.
    Shorter stays may be considered, please contact us. We reserve the right to not accept bookings which result in inefficient utilization of the Guest House calendar.

    Quotes assume payment is made by check. We also accept credit cards (transaction fee will be added to total cost. For US banks, 2.49% +.30, for Non-US banks, 3.49% + .30.

    Required Fees

    * Cleaning fee: $80.00 (Flat Rate Per Stay)
    * Room rax: %9.80 (Percentage of Rent & Taxable Fees)
    * 5th person fee: $20.00 (Flat Rate Per Person Per Night)

    Optional Fees

    * Your credit card will not be charged until booking approval. CC fee is 2.5%. Payment by check is also accepted.: %2.50 (Percentage of Rent, Fees & Taxes)