Rock Springs Guest Ranch in Bend Oregon
Rock Springs Guest Ranch Bend Oregon Dude Horse Riding Family Resort Lodgings Accommodations
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Hosts: Eva and John Gill

Accommodations: 11 cabins (with 26 bedroom/bathroom units) for about 50 guests.

Address: Rock Springs Guest Ranch, 64201 Tyler Road, Bend, Oregon 97701 USA

Telephone: 541-382-1957,
1-800-225-3833

Activities/Attractions: Bend is a land of extremes and contrasts - desert and forest, lava and snow, volcanoes and plains, rustic and urban hip. Everyone here mixes and mingles in a big happy soup pot of snowboarders and professionals, families in shorts and sandals and couples in casual chic, locals and visitors. Maybe that's why people in Bend are so friendly - because most of them were visitors first, too. You’ll find fun for the entire family in Bend, Oregon. Enjoy spectacular outdoor activities including world-class golfing, skiing, hiking and much more.

  • As you might expect, a wide variety of leisure activities are available at the ranch
  • A primary focus is our excellent riding program, where you will be paired with a mount for the week, matching your riding level and expectations to a horse with the right personality and expectations. You will ride with a small number of other guests who are looking for a similar experience and a wrangler
  • We also have an amazing youth program, which will keep your children entertained, active, and involved. The counselors’ only focus is the vacations of our younger guests
  • When your children are not riding, they lead them in games, crafts, nature walks; the activities available are limitless, and based on the interest of the children

While traditional dude ranch activities such as horseback riding are paramount to your vacation at Rock Springs Guest Ranch, we also provide many other activities to complete your experience.

As a part of our summer dude ranch season, we have two special programs, Bend Bounty and Tennis weeks.


"Rock Springs Guest Ranch is a GREAT family and couples destination spot. This rustic ranch offers horse back riding for all levels, hiking, tennis and swimming onsite. It has horse back riding clinics for adults and children (who are potty trained) with morning and afternoon rides daily. Guests meet each day in the main lodge for breakfasts, lunches, appetizers/drinks and dinners (The food is incredible so be prepared to go off your diet during your visit to Rock Springs). Children who are potty trained can attend a supervised kids camp during the day with crafts, rides and excursions while parents horse back ride, golf or kick back at the pool. Bend itself is a great destination to golf, trout fish, hike, mountain bike, white water raft or horse back ride.  Rock Springs owners, John and Eva Gill, and their staff are happy to organize golf outings canoe trips in the Cascade Lakes, fly fishing, mountain bike rides, etc., for their guests during their stays. Cabins are rustic, simple and clean. There are no televisions or telephones in the rooms in an effort to keep the ranch calm and relaxed. I highly recommend Rock Springs Guest Ranch and hope you get a chance to visit there soon! Paul, Elizabeth Grace, Flynn and I look forward to seeing you all this summer when the entire Patterson Clan visits Rock Springs!"

"What can I say - our fifth visit to Rock Springs and it continues to be the most magical holiday. The relaxed atmosphere, the incredible staff (at all levels) and the ability to do as much or as little as one wants. Nothing seems too much trouble for wranglers and others. It really is the most beautiful setting and sitting on the deck eating dinner with a glass of wine, watching the osprey fishing, and listening to the interesting mix of guests and the laughter of their children is hard to represent to people at home. We will however do our best to continue to persuade everyone we meet that Rock Springs is a must! Thank you again - until next time!!"

"I had such a wonderful week as a guest at Rock Springs. Everything from the staff, the gourmet meals, the fun wranglers and of course the great rides. Having a horse of my own I was especially pleased to have such a responsive horse to ride, Merry was a delight. Looking forward to next year."

"We have vacationed all over the world, but this is the one place we look forward to going back to every year. John and Eva and the staff have made it what it should be for every guest. We don't bother thinking about going to other ranches for our family vacation; we don't tell people to bother looking any further. Rock Springs is the best."


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"WOW! What a wonderful week. My daughter and I were fortunate enough to be invited by my parents who returned this year again. I grew up riding horses, but have never experienced anything like this ranch in my life. My 8yr old daughter was so sad to leave Dandy, we had to make a special trip to the back barn to say goodbye on Saturday morning. Leaving behind her new friends and the wranglers brought tears to our eyes. Rock Springs was more than I could have ever imagined. Thank you!"

"We are returning for our 12th summer. My children (now 18 and 13) have literally grown up at the ranch and it is one of our most treasured family traditions. My first summer (tired mother of an infant) I revelled in wonderful meals someone else prepared and how my oldest was enchanted by the youth counselors. We have all become capable riders and I even learned to throw a lasso (if the target was stationary...) Now I watch my teenagers handle horses, make new friends from around the world, and take up their own place bringing new kids into the fun of life at Rock Springs. The food, relaxing atmosphere, interesting guests, and warmth of the experience are the elements of a wonderful vacation."

"Wow! Once again my family came home full of memories of a lifetime. It was so nice to meet new and fabulous faces on both sides of the Ranch-- staff and guests. Riding a horse with dust in my face has never been so enjoyable! My daughter had a blast this year all by herself with the YC just like I had done 30 years ago myself. Thank you so much for your enduring hospitality and generous service. Rock Springs is a breath we all need every year and miss the moment we leave."

"Thanks, John, Eva and the RS staff, for another fantastic vacation. I guess our 17th consecutive year at the Ranch tells you how much we love it! It is always a special treat to have our favorite former wrangler, our daughter Cara, come into Bend to take out my ride. Thank you!! And I love my horse, Jesse James. See you all next July."

General Information: Welcome to Rock Springs Guest Ranch - a traditional dude ranch in Bend, Oregon with an array of recreation, delightful culinary experiences designed by our new chef, and comfortable accommodations ... a vacation experience you will want to repeat. Every summer, guests visit us from around the world to share a remarkable experience with their families. A vacation with us is a truly unplugged break from the ordinary.

Nestled beneath tall ponderosa pine trees, the cabins at Rock Springs Guest Ranch feature knotty pine paneling, comfortable furnishings, and are decorated in a warm western motif. You will feel at home in our two and three bedroom suites equipped with all the amenities our guests expect for a week's stay.

  • all cabins feature private entrances
  • a relaxing sun deck
  • bathrooms adjoining all bedrooms
  • most also have fireplaces and wet bars
  • along with daily maid service, bath amenities include high-end salon lotion, rosemary mint shampoo and conditioner, and fine goat's milk soaps
  • our trading post is stocked with toiletries in case you forget anything
  • laundry facilities are available at no extra charge
  • the lodge at Rock Springs is the perfect setting for relaxation after a day of fun
  • with decking and a large new patio extending the perimeter of the lodge, there is plenty of space for visiting with new friends or finding a quiet spot overlooking our natural spring-fed pond for personal reflection
  • the massive stone fireplace, vaulted ceiling and cozy overstuffed leather chairs and couches in the living room also beckon an early morning coffee before starting the day

Meals at Rock Springs reveal much about our attitude towards quality. We offer the finest in Northwest cuisine featuring only the freshest products carefully prepared by our new Chef Steven Hazell, CEC, and our experienced kitchen staff. Meals are served ranch style in our comfortable dining room, on the patio overlooking the pond, on the trail, or pool side.

In Winter, Spring, and Fall, we operate a highly rated retreat and conference center. As such, we rent out the entire ranch to groups of up to 50 people.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars).

From $2440/adult/week
From $1610/children/week

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"Rock Springs Guest Ranch is probably the best family vacation we've taken and has given us great memories. We have been to the ranch 4 times and have never been disappointed. John and Eva run their business very efficiently but have kept the home feeling that makes you feel very welcome. They are very organized and consider all of your needs. It is an excellent place for families with all age kids. The kids program is awesome and the staff is wonderful. I can't say enough great things about the Ranch. Our family has so many happy memories from our trips and we have met some great people. One family from Spokane, WA has become good friends and we've take other vacations with them. I look forward to going back again."

"The summer of 2007 will be our 36th consecutive summer vacation at Rock Springs.  Our daughters were ages 3, 7, and 9 on our first visit.  While they and Donna were riding the trails, Don found new acquaintances to play the many local golf courses.  Our daughters worked college summers as wranglers, youth counselors, etc.  This summer we will have our oldest granddaughter, aged 4, for her second summer.  We have made lifetime friends with the many repeat guests.  The riding is fantastic across miles of central Oregon, and there are horses for all levels of riders.  The youth program is extensive and well done.  The atmosphere is wonderful and quickly draws you into another world.  We love this place!"

"We were new to the whole concept of a ranch vacation and didn't know what to expect. We were warmly welcomed and it just kept getting better! The entire staff, wranglers, youth counselors and the other guests made us instantly feel like family. It also was a great experience for both of my daughters, ages 11 and 20. Everyone pitched in to help us celebrate the oldest's birthday - what fun! We definitely hope to return next year."

"Have literally grown up on the ranch, and LOVE IT, going there is definitely my favorite part of the year! I'm going on my 13th year there and cant wait! Yay!"