About the property
- House1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights
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.
Tracy Lucente & Bill Houck
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 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!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Wonderful place to stay
Tracy was very accommodating and the place as well as surroundings were beyond words. Description doesn’t do it justice. A must stay.
It's not very often we find a place that is all it says it is...Sweetum's Ranch was perfect for us. We came to relax, reconnect, enjoy nature, come and go without stress and enjoy the beauty of the Northwest at our own pace. Tracy and Bill were the consummate hosts...present and giving in every way, while still providing privacy for their guests. As professional people, we were able to totally unwind with music, cooking, barbecue dinner with the sunset for entertainment and waking to a symphony of a thousand different birds over coffee. The hot tub at night to relax after a day of adventure, with a warm fire at night after dinner to carry us off to sleep in what was certainly grandma's feather bed, was wonderful.
Thank you for your vision of serenity and your kindness during the week - we are very much looking forward to staying with you again.
Our best to you, Lynda and Jon
Peaceful and perfect
We had such a great time. The perfect combination. Close to town but all the benefits of the country. I felt like family. The dogs might need to come home with me. Can’t wait to come back
True to pictures and just amazing!
We had a wonderful stay at the Sweetums guest house. 5 star resort amenities (large pool and deck with loungers, tennis court, jacuzzi, bbq, patio with Adirondack chairs, hammock alongside a seasonal irrigation canal that looks like more like a flowing creek) on a private ranch with chickens and horses on the property and even cows across the way! Such a cool place. We will definitely be back again next year in the summer. Thank you!
Quiet and beautiful
This is a beautiful property, loved everything about it and the scones and fresh eggs Tracy brought the first morning were amazing! If you like farm animals they have them on the property to observe. Close to Bend and Sistets in the cute town of Tumalo. I would stay here again for sure.
We had a wonderful time at Sweetums Ranch! The house was wonderful and was very cozy. There was lots of room to for our daughter to run around the property and she really enjoyed seeing the chickens and horses. Tracy was great and helped her feed the chickens and learn all about egg laying and chicken roosts.
The amenities in the guest house were all very clean and nice. The beds were very comfortable and the whole place was very cozy. We very much enjoyed the breakfast Tracy left for the first morning.
I would highly recommend this rental and we look forward to coming back!
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
Additional information about rental rates
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)