Snow Hasn’t Slowed Down Progress on Fitness Facility

It’s slated to open Memorial Day Weekend By Yoko Minoura   Tetherow’s new fitness center won’t be complete for another three months, but that hasn’t stopped Project Manager Erin van der Velde from joking that she wants the upstairs corner office in the building. The facility – set to open Memorial weekend – has three exercise rooms and several offices that overlook the Deschutes National Forest to the south and have an unobstructed view of Mount Bachelor to the west. “The views from the second floor (are) drop-dead,” van der Velde said. The building is meant to work in concert with Tetherow’s onsite pool and hot tub. Men’s and women’s locker rooms, each with their own sauna and steam room, are located on the first floor,… Read More

Brewery Smackdown Crowd Favors the Hometown Team

Crux and Silver Moon defeated Fremont and Georgetown in third annual event By McKenna Brown   Tetherow’s third annual Brewery Smackdown, on January 27th, pitted two of Bend’s favorite breweries — Silver Moon Brewing and Crux Fermentation Project – against Seattle’s Fremont Brewing and Georgetown Brewing. The breweries teamed up in a beer pairing competition, working together to choose the most appropriate beer to go with each of the five courses. Diners were given a sample of each beer and asked to vote on their favorite pairing, but they didn’t know which brewery supplied which beer – red and green ribbons around the bottom of the glasses were the only identifier. It was hailed as a clash of beer titans, but… Read More

No Bones About It, Tetherow Is Dog Country

Four-Legged Friends Abound Among Our Membership By Yoko Minoura   Bend was crowned “Dog Town USA” by Dog Fancy magazine in 2012 – and it seems that canines (and their human parents) have decided Tetherow is one of the best neighborhoods in town to call home. Several Tetherow members said their dogs seem to have as many, or possibly more, friends – both two- and four‑legged – among the membership as their human counterparts. “If I show up in a lot of the places I frequent in Bend and they don’t see Sarge, that’s the first question,” Member Joe Gallagher said of his service dog. “It’s not, ‘Hey Joe, how are you doing?’ It’s ‘Where’s Sarge?’” Members said their dogs are… Read More

Snow Offers New Recreational Opportunities on the Course

Sledding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing keep members busy By Yoko Minoura   The dramatic topography of Tetherow’s golf course is part of the reason it’s known nationwide among golfers looking for a true links-style experience. But for a certain number of locals, those features are their best under a layer fresh powder. Although 10-year-old Harper Allen said he’s gone sledding on the golf course “a ton,” he and his friend Kellen Rather, also 10, hit the golf course on a sunny December morning shortly before Christmas to hone their skills on freestyle skis. “It’s fun skiing on the golf course, ’cause there’s all these rolling hills,” Harper said. “(There are) small jumps, so you can’t get hurt as easy.” Both he and… Read More

Tetherow Real Estate Incentive

One Year Of Free Tetherow Club Dues One year of golf club dues is included on ALL Tetherow developer lot sales through March 31, 2017. Valued at $5,880. This is for full price contracts only and applies toward developer lots owned by Tetherow Glen 58, LLC, SFI Cascade Highlands, LLC, and VRE Crescent, LLC. This incentive can be cancelled without notice. Lots sold by VRE in the Crescent neighborhood do not include a golf or social membership, so a net credit of $5,880 can be used toward a golf or social membership fee and/or dues. If owner elects not to be a golf member, this $5,880 shall apply toward social dues. Visit our website to see the real estate available… Read More

Brewery Smackdown Makes Its Triumphant Return With Tag-Team Battle

Bend’s Crux and Silver Moon Breweries will take on Fremont and Georgetown of Seattle By McKenna Brown   Four heavyweights will meet in an exhibition fight January 27th in the Pavilion for the latest incarnation of Tetherow’s Brewery Smackdowns. Hailing from Seattle, the powerhouse duo of Fremont Brewing Company and Georgetown Brewing Company will face down two of Bend’s finest breweries, Crux Fermentation Project and Silver Moon Brewing. “This is the first time Crux and Silver Moon have collaborated on a beer together,” says Sean Mercer, the organizer — and ref of sorts — of the festivities. “Their brewers got together and made a special beer just for this. It’s so badass.” That special beer will debut the night of the fight… Read More

Please Welcome Our New Members, the McCleans!

Mike and Judy McClean Moved In Just Before Thanksgiving   Mike and Judy McClean are new Tetherow residents and social Members as of the day before Thanksgiving. The builder worked hard to have their new home ready in time to cook for their family for the big holiday, but they could only find two forks and two paper plates! The McCleans moved from the San Luis Obispo countryside where they owned a vineyard in Paso Robles and a specialty food market, and Judy was a third grade teacher. But their daughter, son-in-law, and 2-year-old grandson moved to Bend, so you can understand why they were suddenly so motivated to make a change! After many road trips in search of the… Read More

Tetherow’s Ski & Stay Package Will Get You on the Slopes Quicker

We’ve partnered with Mt. Bachelor to offer the best deal around By Yoko Minoura   Most locals will tell you the key to surviving winter in Central Oregon isn’t staying inside the whole time. Instead, the answer is playing in the snow. As often as possible. And there’s no better way to do that than to ski, snowboard or snowshoe at Mt. Bachelor, Bend’s own mountain. The ski resort – which boasts several terrain parks and a tubing hill along with more than 4,300 skiable acres, according to its website – opened for the winter season the day after Thanksgiving. Unlike other ski resorts, Mt. Bachelor does not provide any onsite lodging. Instead, as it has for several years running, it partners… Read More

The Secrets of the Course: Why Tetherow Closes for the Winter

‘We want to be the best we can be as soon as we can be’ By McKenna Brown   At the beginning of our very mild November, we heard some grumbles from Members that the course had closed too early. If it’s still sunny, shouldn’t we be able to play? It’s not quite that simple, though, as Course Maintenance Supervisor Chris Condon explained. There are many tasks that must be completed before winter hits full force, and those tasks take time. The comfort stations sprinkled throughout the course must be cleaned and shut down, of course, as do The Turn and The Revolving Dog. The course maintenance staff must also cover and secure the bunkers on the course, or else winter… Read More

Tetherow Sommelier Kevin Gilman Makes Picking Holiday Wines a Snap

Whether you’re looking for a red, a white or something bubbly, he’s got you covered By Kevin Gilman   The holidays are a special time of year for spending time with family, eating and drinking. People spend a lot of time looking for that one unique beverage to compliment the meal. But holiday dinners are a feast of diverse foods and ingredients, so picking the ideal beverage to impress your guests and family can be difficult. I picked out a few of my favorite holiday libations that I personally enjoy when the winter holidays roll around. For me the holidays mean celebration, and nothing says celebration like bubbles. Walking into a holiday party with a bottle of small-grower Champagne sets the… Read More

Tetherow’s Holiday Bazaar Will Be a Bigger Affair This Year

Dozens of local vendors will make the bazaar one-stop Christmas shopping By Yoko Minoura   Tetherow Member Vida Barham said she looks forward to December all year long. As a mother, she said she enjoys seeing her children’s excitement and anticipation for Christmas. And as a senior consultant for Beautycounter, she looks forward to Tetherow’s annual holiday bazaar, where she will be among roughly 20 vendors – many of them members – on hand to help guests pick out the perfect gift. “It kicks (the holidays) off, and then you just get excited for everything that’s coming,” Barham said. “I think it’s a highlight up here.” Set for December 15th, the holiday bazaar will take place in the new Event Pavilion at… Read More

End of Golf Season Marks the Start of Brewery Months at The Row

The highly anticipated food and drink specials will change weekly By Yoko Minoura   Activity on the golf course at Tetherow is winding down, but things in The Row restaurant’s kitchen are really heating up. The end of golf season marks the beginning of annual, highly anticipated food and drink specials at The Row. From November through March, the restaurant spotlights one local brewery per month by dedicating three beer taps at the bar and running a rotating menu of roughly five new dishes, changing every one or two weeks, that incorporate beer into the food. This year, the lineup will also include a cider maker. “Everyone loves it,” Tetherow Head Chef Justin Birtola said. “We get people that come… Read More

Tetherow is Proud to Sponsor a Sparrow Child Again this Year

Tetherow and Pacific Crest Middle School partnering to raise money for 2-year-old Lucy, who has cystic fibrosis By McKenna Brown   All of us here at Tetherow are so excited to once again sponsor a Sparrow child this year! Sparrow Club is a fantastic organization that started here in Bend. It provides financial and emotional support for children in our community with extreme medical need. Tetherow and Pacific Crest Middle School will work together this year to raise money for Lucy, a fiercely adorable 2-year-old with cystic fibrosis. Here’s what Sparrow says about her: “Lucy is a beautiful little girl with a smile that will light up a room. When Lucy was born, she was very sick and needed care… Read More

Golf Season Wrapping Up With Cross Country Golf Day

The first weekend in November marks the end of golf — for now By Nathaniel Kitt   It is truly hard to believe that we only have a few more days of golfing at Tetherow in 2016. But it is the situation we find ourselves in. With that being said, let’s make the very best of what is still here for us. The weather is looking seasonal, and the course is playing wonderfully still! With this past weekend’s inaugural Death Row in the history books and our annual Cross Country Golf day upcoming, there are quite literally still hundreds of golfers taking advantage of playing opportunities! About a month ago, two members emailed me with the subject line, “Death row… Read More

Tetherow to Offer New Laird Superfood Coffee Creamer from Sisters

The brand-new product recently won accolades at a natural products expo in Baltimore By McKenna Brown   Tetherow Managing Partner Chris van der Velde remembers watching surf legend Laird Hamilton scoop red palm oil, coconut milk powder, coconut oil and espresso into his Vitamix before heading out for a day of surfing or paddleboarding in Hawaii. Laird’s Superfood Creamer has come a long way from those days in the Vitamix. The streamlined, powdered product launched last month in Baltimore at the 31st Annual Natural Products Expo East, where it was a runner-up for the Best of East Press Award. “This new product is way better than the original,” van der Velde said. “In the Vitamix they were throwing in the… Read More

Tetherow Partners with Breedlove to Offer In-Room Instruments

The new program boasts three guitars and a mandolin available to guests. By Yoko Minoura   Thanks to a partnership with a local instrument maker, guests at Tetherow can now recreate the experience of gathering around a fire for a group singalong without leaving the comfort of their hotel room. Tetherow Lodges now has three guitars and one mandolin available for guests courtesy of Two Old Hippies Stringed Instruments. The company’s Bend-based division designs and manufactures acoustic guitars, bass guitars and mandolins under the imprints Breedlove, Bedell and Weber. Sami Mulhern, director of marketing and artist relations, said offering instruments is both great exposure for the instrument maker and a way to enhance the guest experience. “To be able to… Read More

There’s Still Plenty of Golf Left to Play at Tetherow

The season may be winding down, but exciting golf events remain on the horizon. By Nathaniel Kitt   The leaves have fallen and the nights are cooler. Welcome to October in the High Desert! Although snow might start flurrying at higher elevations, there is still plenty of golf left to be played this autumn. Hopefully, one or more of the upcoming golf events entices you to come on out and enjoy the course a few more times. October 4th marked the second annual Breast Cancer Awareness golf event. In a simple effort to raise awareness and support those currently or having previously fought breast cancer, we played nine holes, had lunch and enjoyed a great day of camaraderie. The ever-popular… Read More

The Time is Now to Book Your Holiday Gatherings at Tetherow

“Even though Christmas seems like it’s really far away – I mean, we haven’t even gotten to Halloween yet – it’s time to book now.” By McKenna Brown   If there’s one thing Director of Sales Kristi DiTullio wants you to know about hosting a holiday party at Tetherow, it’s this: “Book now!” “The sooner the better,” she said. “Even though Christmas seems like it’s really far away – I mean, we haven’t even gotten to Halloween yet – it’s time to book now.” Reservations for weekends during the holiday season starting rolling in as early as last year, when many companies and organizations found they had too many people to host their parties in the Clubhouse. Tetherow’s new Event… Read More

Tetherow Hosting Second Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Golf Day

The event is for women who are breast cancer survivors or are undergoing treatment By McKenna Brown Tetherow is proud to once again host Breast Cancer Awareness Golf Day this year, on Tuesday, Oct. 4. This outing is specifically for women who are breast cancer survivors or are undergoing active treatment. This fun and lighthearted 9-hole golf event begins at 10:30 a.m. with a shotgun start and will conclude with lunch in the Fireside Room. “In just our second year of hosting this event, we are dedicated to providing an experience that is memorable for all those involved,” said Nate Kitt, assistant golf pro. The event is $40 per person and includes nine holes of golf, cart and lunch; a… Read More

The Artwork Hanging in The Row is More Than Meets the Eye

“The artwork is the result of a program called Visions of Hope, a Bend-based nonprofit that works with correctional institutions throughout Oregon.” By Yoko Minoura   One point of pride at Tetherow Resort is the use of local products, from soap in the hotel rooms to food served in both restaurants. Even the artwork on display is the work of Oregon artists. But the pieces currently showcased in The Row may end up having an impact on people living half a world away. The artwork is the result of a program called Visions of Hope, a Bend-based nonprofit that works with correctional institutions throughout Oregon. The program helps provide art supplies and classes to inmates; when pieces are shown and… Read More