We're driving up from the Bay Area to look at houses in the Bend area. Where should we stay to get a feel for Bend? Is the "historic downtown area" nice to stay in? We've never been there. Phoenix Inn was suggested, but I think they're booked. Would love to be able to walk to dinner, but not necessary. We've heard such great things about the area and can't wait to check it out. Getting kind of crowded down here in Marin County.
BTW, any idea how long it will take to drive from Redding, CA?