Trending: Experience Gifts

This year, one in three consumers will choose to give experiences as holiday gifts. Topping the list of experiences? Travel. Why? The memories and experiences last forever. So while the thrill of a new toy or shiny piece of jewelry delights on Christmas morning, the excitement of a trip planned with thoughtful intent will outlast any package under the tree. And with a beautiful card—or wrapped-up gift card—there certainly could be something to open too!

With this trend in mind, we are giving you a few ideas for Bend, Oregon experiences that you can gift this year. For last-minute shoppers, all of these options are easy to put together yet so meaningful to give. If you are still looking for that perfect something for that special someone, consider a travel experience gift to Bend, Oregon. We will help you put together the perfect package.

Here are 3 of our favorite travel experience gift ideas in Bend, Oregon:

Gift Idea #1: A High Desert Golf Getaway

Treat the golfer in your life to an experience at one of the Pacific Northwest’s best golf resorts. A golf getaway to Pronghorn Resort is a mix of beauty, challenging play and a whole lot of fun. The first hole of our Jack Nicklaus Signature Course sits just a short walk from your accommodations at the Huntington Lodge, which can easily be described as the best golf hotel in Oregon. Rent a pair of Phat Golf Scooters for a fun new way to travel the course. Take a break from the course and head into Bend for shopping, great restaurants and an always-growing craft beer scene. End your days at Pronghorn Resort with drinks, dinner and sunset soaks in the adult-only heated pool and hot tub.

Give: A Pronghorn Resort Gift Card and a Pronghorn hat purchased in the Golf Shop.

Gift Idea #2: A Serene Spa Weekend

Whether it’s a gift for your partner, or your mom, sister or best friend, the gift of a spa weekend will be met with great joy. This gift is all about self-care! And who doesn’t need that after a busy holiday season? Give the gift of wellness and let your loved one choose from an incredible suite of spa services in The Spa at Pronghorn. Luxurious facials, indulgent body treatments, relaxing and rejuvenating massages, as well as treatments for tips and toes—there are so many fabulous spa experiences to choose from. Come in for an hour, or tuck into our serene space for the entire day. You could even wrap up a new book, cozy slippers or a few spa products such as Epicuren After-Bath Lotion to accompany this experience gift.

Give: A Spa at Pronghorn Gift Card, our Spa menu, slippers, book and lotion from the Spa at Pronghorn.

Gift Idea #3: A Spur-Of-The-Moment Ski Trip

The snow has melted at Pronghorn Resort, but it is piling up at Mt. Bachelor and in the mountains to our west! Ski season is here and it is a wonderful time to visit Bend, Oregon. Your loved ones will adore this surprise getaway filled with powder days, gorgeous winter scenery, and cozy nights spent at the Huntington Lodge. You could coordinate this gift with a snowshoe tour, sled dog rides, helicopter tour, or a very special evening of Art in Nature: Camerata in a Cave, happening here at Pronghorn in February 2020. Of course, you’ll also have to stop at one of the area’s many craft breweries for a warm-up!

Give: Lodging at Pronghorn Resort and tickets Mt. Bachelor or a special winter tour.

Bend, Oregon is the best destination for a travel experience gift! This is your opportunity to give something extra special. The gift of an experience with memories that will last a lifetime!