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Luxury, Romantic Guest House with hot tub, salt water pool, tennis court, 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
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

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 Central Oregon

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
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Luxury, Romantic Guest House with hot tub, salt water pool, tennis court, views
average rating of 5.0 based on 64 reviews

Relaxing, comfortable, clean.

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying here. Everything was as I expected. We all enjoyed the pool hot tub and the ranch. The lawn was kept pristine and we enjoyed laying out on the lawn and playing frisbee.

Tracy was an exceptional host. Making sure we had everything we needed.

Would definitely recommend this home.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rocklin, CA

Awesome! Peaceful and Beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 4 days - it was amazing! A relaxing, beautiful, and peaceful place!! The guest house was perfect for us - luxurious, private and did I say "Peaceful" enough?! Our hosts were very gracious and even provided fresh farm eggs, orange juice and croissants for breakfast! We would definitely recommend this place - lots of Things to do as well - tennis, hot tub, swimming to name a few!!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dixon, Ca

How Sweet It Is!

  • 5 of 5

The Sweetums Ranch guest house was the perfect place to call home for our 10 day stay. My husband and I loved the peaceful setting, the immaculate grounds, resort-like pool, and the thoughtful hospitality provided by Tracy and her husband, Bill.

We brought our two horses with us and really appreciated the convenience of having them boarded right there on the property. The horseback riding trails are incredible in the Bend and Sisters area and Sweetums Ranch is ideally located to explore them both. We really could not have found a more perfect spot, it checked all the boxes.

Our thanks to our hosts, Tracy and Bill, we look forward to seeing you again next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing, private escape while visiting Bend

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this guest house with my husband and 2 sons while visiting Bend for a long weekend this August. We all loved it so much that we wished we could have stayed for longer. Tracy and Bill are perfect hosts, leaving farm fresh eggs and scones for our first morning. The house is clean, uncluttered, and well furnished, with stunning open views from large windows. The patio if is fully equipped with outdoor dining table and grill (and beautiful sunsets!). We all loved the hot tub and the swimming pool and the yard is also quite welcome if you have energetic kiddos that need to run around (and there is a tennis court, with rackets provided). My kids also enjoyed walking around the property and having the opportunity to feed the chickens and horses with Bill.

My husband and I felt completely relaxed on this vacation, we think in large part due to staying at Sweetums guest house. We live close enough that we will be looking for any reason/chance at all to visit Bend, and look forward to checking it out in other seasons. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon

Great place to stay while discovering Central Oregon!

  • 5 of 5

We love coming to Sisters and staying at the Sweetums Cottage! We have been coming the last three years and look forward to many more. Love using both the tennis court and swimming pool. Many biking and hiking trails yet to be discovered. Thank you Tracy and Bill (Zoe and Tessa too!)

~Carla and Jeff

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Las Vegas

Bruce and Sema

  • 5 of 5

WOW! We were blown away by how peaceful and beautiful this place is. Everything was nice and very comfortable for our group of 4 adults. I especially enjoyed swimming in the pool and relaxing on the hammock by the creek. The drive to bend was only a short distance (10 minutes away). The owners were also very professional and easy to work with, and we will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • 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


  • 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)

  • Damage deposit: $200.00
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