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Lara House Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #4 of 7 Bend B&B and Inns
Reviewed 28 June 2011

Really beautiful home filled with lovely period accent pieces. Great location near a lovely park and Easy walk from fun shops and restaurants. Super comfy beds. Huge bedroom. Nice sitting areas inside and out. good books and videos to borrow. Breakfast was merely ok although they seemed to think it was grand. Tasteless small crepe, tiny scone, a few pieces of melon. Very expensive but not a lot of other options for b&bs. Still a lot better than staying at a generic hotel chain.

Room Tip: All the rooms seemed lovely
  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2011

We arrived in Bend at the Lara House Lodge after a long drive and we were welcomed warmly by the inn keepers, Peter and Lynda. What gracious and lovely people and they were a wealth of information! They gave us a tour of the beautifully maintained house, explained its interesting history, and they showed us to our room. Later they invited us to have beverages, crackers, cheese and a delicious artichoke dip and they made us feel fully at home.
The room was so beautifully decorated and comfortable! We especially liked the chocolates left out for us to enjoy. The bed was perfect and we slept so soundly.
After dinner Peter and Lynda told us about a romantic walk we could take through Drake Park by Mirror Pond. The path led us up some steps into the town of Bend and Peter and Lynda also gave us directions to an old fashioned ice cream shop. What a wonderful evening!
The next morning Peter prepared a gourmet breakfast fit for royalty. We were sad to leave the Lara House Lodge and these sweet people, but adventures awaited us!
Thank you for the wonderful time!

Room Tip: Just make sure Peter and Lynda are working there.!
  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 May 2011

The Innkeepers, Peter & Lynda Clark do a wonderful job of making one's stay comfortable and pleasant. Peter cooks a great breakfast and the room was clean and comfortable. The little ammenities such as chocolates and beverages always available add much to the stay.

Being within walking distance of downtown was helpful for close by dining and the lovely park across the street is wonderful next to the river.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 May 2011

Bend is a well-kept, cute little town with quiet neighbourhoods, and situated right in the middle of it all is the Lara House Lodge. You are one block from both downtown and the river, yet you feel like you are away from everything.
Peter checked us in, got us oriented with the house and provided amenities (coffee/drink service, tourism info, DVD collection, cheese and cracker time, breakfast times, etc...) then took us and our luggage upstairs to our room.
The room was cozy and the multiple windows let in lots of light. Just a little bit too much light in the mornings since there are no black out curtains, but I am an early riser anyways. The bed and linens were so comfortable! The bathroom has everything you need, and the Jacuzzi was great, if a little on the small side. But we loved our two nights there.
The breakfasts were scrumptious both mornings; original and tasty. If only the weather was a little warmer, we would have loved the opportunity to enjoy it out on the patio.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 May 2011

My colleagues and I needed a peaceful place to shut ourselves away from the office and get down to business. Our overnight stay at Lara House Lodge was perfect. We started with wine and cheese at this beautiful lodge before walking the 2 blocks to downtown Bend and a fabulous dinner. The rooms were not only gorgeous, but very comfortable. And at 6 months pregnant I can truly attest to that! Our group woke up the next morning to a gourmet, 3 course breakfast that was truly delicious. We then spent the morning working on the porch in the Spring sunshine. So much work accomplished in such a beautiful surroundings. Thank you to our fabulous hosts, who made the experience so enjoyable.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 April 2011

We stayed at Lara House with another couple for a visit to the Bend area. It was perfect. The breakfast was yummy and Peter is a great host. As one reviewer said, the bath was a bit on the tiny side, but we realize it's an historic house that's been made into a B&B. Who knows if they even had bathrooms back when it was built! All in all, we'd love to go back again! We peeked into all the rooms during our stay, and they were equally well-appointed and luxurious. The sitting area downstairs was exceptionally cozy, with a fireplace & coffee/tea/sodas available.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 October 2010

My wife and I just stayed at the Lara House Lodge for 2 nights. The house is a B&B 2 blocks from downtown Bend and near the park and lake in the heart of town. Or room was spacious with a king bed and a couple of chairs. The Bathroom was nice, but a little tiny.
We had 2 great breakfasts!

Peter the innkeeper and his wife were extremely friendly and helpful. They recommended 2 excellent places for dinner. We had wine and snacks in a rocking chair on the veranda on a lovely Indian summer afternoon. It doesn't get much better

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled on business
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1  Thank David L
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Additional Information about Lara House Bed and Breakfast

Address: 640 NW Congress St, Bend, OR 97703-2512
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Region: United States > Oregon > Central Oregon > Bend
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Bend
Price Range: £141 - £241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Lara House Bed and Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lara House Bed and Breakfast, a magnificent 1910 craftsman, offers a unique and luxury experience for adults seeking a getaway in Downtown Bend. Located in a historic neighborhood, the Lara House overlooks Drake Park and the Deschutes River and is only two blocks away from Downtown Bend’s wonderful boutique shops and fantastic restaurants.Our six guest rooms have world-crafted eclectic furnishings, exquisite linens, and down comforters, all with private baths. The common areas are cozy and intimate, but spacious enough to give you privacy. ... more   less 
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