Central Oregon is a great place for a vacation. No matter what your main vacation interests are, Sisters Country probably has an option you’ll enjoy. During the summer there is something going on somewhere almost every week. Some are western/cowboy themed, others are sport-centered or outdoorsy. There are county fairs and rodeos, arts and antiques shows/fairs, music events, and of course many great eating and drinking establishments. You can hike, bike, golf, canoe, kayak, or go river rafting.
And then there is Long Hollow Ranch, where our Central Oregon summer events include riding horses, hiking the area, fishing the ponds (assuming weather conditions cooperate) — or just relaxing on the porch with a book and lemonade.
Maybe your ideal vacation would call for breakfast at the ranch, followed by a morning ride, then lunch, after which you spend the afternoon taking in one of the activities listed above. You can mix and match your activities according to your own interests. Or you can center your vacation time at the ranch, riding, hiking, relaxing, rafting (which is included in our all-inclusive package), dining and mixing with other guests from all across America or around the world. We’ve hosted guests from many states and dozens of countries.
On the second weekend in June, the Sisters Rodeo swings into action, with nationally-known participants. On the Fourth of July, our local towns have parades, after which Long Hollow hosts a neighborhood picnic, when most of our neighbors gather to talk and share the great potluck lunch. Later in the evening, fireworks are shown in town. On the second Saturday in July, Sisters hosts a huge outdoor quilt show, a very colorful event. Later in July Jefferson, Crook and Deschutes counties each hold their own fair, some with horse-racing or rodeos as well. Deschutes County has one of the newest, most modern fairgrounds around.
For the would-be cowboy, Long Hollow conducts a cattle drive in early summer to move cattle from one range pasture to another, and then the “Bring ‘em Home” drive occurs at the end of July. We can also host small group stays or events, like family- or work-related reunions or get-togethers. Check out our website for details on our B&B stays, full-service guest ranch vacations, and other possibilities. We look forward to chatting with you, answering your questions, and making your reservation for an unforgettable vacation enjoying all of the best Central Oregon summer events.