Home Away From Home – Destination: Bend With Meredith Lodging

A weekend away. A classic Oregon road trip to Bend. Something many of us have always enjoyed but didn’t realize that we truly needed again, more than ever. We are all craving a change of scenery, new surroundings and experiences in homes (other than our own!) to remind us of easier times. We have been dreaming about the chance to get away for months and about how we could be mindful and careful about traveling safely.

Meredith Lodging was the perfect answer for a worry-free getaway for Oregon Home publisher Courtney Kutzman and her family. They checked in to a stunning, light-filled and well-appointed home called The Davenport in Bend, Oregon. The goal was a getaway that felt safe, relaxing, fun and effortless during a time where keeping everyone entertained safely feels more challenging than before. Thanks to Meredith Lodging, these goals were easily attainable. Meredith Lodging offers contact-free check-in, and all homes are cleaned to CDC standards.

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Benham Falls is a great family-friendly outing.

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Making time to make memories.

The Davenport was an ideal home base for Central Oregon adventures, and a true sanctuary to return to each day. This home feels like your own boutique hotel with many cozy corners to curl up in to read or rest, expertly landscaped outdoor spaces, a “secret” playroom and an epic movie room, complete with stocked popcorn machine!

This eco-friendly home is nestled right in the heart of Bend, within walking distance of all the best Galveston spots. The reclaimed details and found objects woven throughout give the home an artistic and contemporary feel that fits so well in Bend. The decor is inspired, the layout both cozy and expansive. The Davenport is the kind of home you cannot wait to return to after a day of discovering, for a glass of wine and an epic charcuterie plate in those perfectly-weathered wooden chairs, followed by family movie night in the theater room. A Home Away from Home we can’t wait to visit again.

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The Davenport has cruiser bikes for guests.

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We loved brunch at The Lemon Tree!

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These chairs, this view, perfect for morning coffee!

 Why We #StayWithMeredith

  • Beautiful, private homes in Oregon’s most-loved places
  • Family-friendly homes with amenities kiddos will love
  • Welcoming and helpful locally-based Guest Service Teams
  • Easy and safe contact-free check-in/out
  • Sparkling clean homes (to CDC recommended standards)

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Backyard charcuterie for the win.

Welcome Home to the Davenport

Home Highlights:

  • Sleeps seven
  • Three bedrooms
  • Two and a half bathrooms
  • Chef’s kitchen
  • Home theater with 10’ screen (and old-fashion popcorn maker!)
  • Hidden kid’s cave filled with fantastic toys
  • Beautifully landscaped front and backyard the whole family will love

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The Davenport had us at “Hello!”

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Select a book from this amazing hidden bookshelf and relax by the wood-burning stove.


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We loved the open floor plan and the lighting and decor details through the home.

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The movie-theater room was a hit and came stocked with hundreds of the best movies. Film of choice: “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids!” Our son George also loved the hidden kids’ cave.