Bend, Oregon, is a veritable mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. The mountain city, located on the eastern edge of the Cascade Mountains and fringed by the Deschutes River, offers a handful of sports for every natural feature in the area, from snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, paragliding, and rock climbing in the mountains to kayaking, canoeing, fishing, water-skiing, and white-water rafting in the Cascade lakes. If you opt for a canoe on the lake, from which you can admire the snow-capped peaks in the distance, we recommend storing your choice of excellent local brew in the hull. Did we mention that you can take a chairlift from Mount Bachelor to the Pine Mountain Lodge, where several hiking trails begin? To get the most out of your stay at Bend, book a luxury tipi or log cabin with a view and never lose sight of the tree line.