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

Vacation Rental Homes Highlight New Real Estate Opportunities

“It has been another amazing summer in regards to real estate and we have more opportunities than ever to make Tetherow your home.” By Brian Ladd   The crisp fall air has arrived in Bend. This is my favorite time of year at Tetherow; when the leaves start to rattle, and the biking, golf, hiking and recreation are in top form. Life is great at Tetherow and it seems like more people are discovering that every day. It has been another amazing summer in regards to real estate and we have more opportunities than ever to make Tetherow your home. Some of the biggest developments on the real estate front are the introduction of the Cairn Vacation Homes and the… Read More

Take Advantage of Tetherow’s Pool This Weekend

The pool will close until the spring after this weekend By McKenna Brown   The highly anticipated pool and hot tub at Tetherow are open, and members and lodge guests seemingly can’t get enough. “The pool has seen a great amount of usage,” Hotel General Manager David Lenke said last month. “Over 800 members and their guests have used the pool since opening, and we have seen over 400 hotel guests use the pool.” But this weekend is the last one you can swim in the pool — at least for a little while. The pool will be open through Monday, September 5th (Labor Day) and then will temporarily close to allow for the construction of the Fitness Facility. Both amenities… Read More

Vacation Rental Homes Round Out Tetherow’s Hospitality Options

“There’s just been a need for them, and they’re such a wonderful addition to our lodging offerings.” By Yoko Minoura   An extended vacation doesn’t have to end with a pile of dirty laundry and a list of restaurant charges as long as your arm. At least, not at Tetherow. In Tetherow’s newest neighborhood – The Cairn – seven vacation rental homes are at or near completion. The homes come fully furnished, with a washer, dryer and completely outfitted kitchen. All seven of the homes in Phase 1 have already been sold. While the homes will be owned by individuals, Tetherow Management will manage the properties, handling rental, marketing, housecleaning between guests and maintenance, Vacation Homes Manager Jade Schneringer said…. Read More

‘Renaturalizing’ Tetherow: How the Golf Course Got Its Look

A lot of work went into making the grounds look so believable By McKenna Brown   You’d be forgiven if you looked out at Tetherow’s golf course and assumed the many fairways and greens had simply been carved out of the natural landscape. In reality, nearly every plant, tree and rock you see has been carefully “re-naturalized” by Tetherow’s course maintenance crew. “It’s a little more difficult than it looks,” Golf Course Superintendent Chris Condon said. “Mother Nature has its way of doing things. We wanted to make sure it was believable, we wanted to make sure that it fit in the whole design of the golf course, and we wanted to utilize as much native plant material as possible… Read More

Tetherow’s New Event Pavilion Will Host Weddings, Parties and More

The new space will create opportunities for lots of fun By Yoko Minoura   Last year, a Tetherow member’s Christmas celebration took place in the golf shop; a few months later, a beer pong tournament for members was shoehorned into the golf cart storage barn. The July opening of the new Event Pavilion, a 3,600-square-foot event space, will hopefully alleviate the space pinch. While the new pavilion is already in use as a wedding venue, the building will also host corporate events, fundraisers and gatherings of all types. “We tried to create opportunities,” Project Manager Erin van der Velde said. “We don’t even know yet what the possibilities are, and that’s what’s going to be fun.” The pavilion, which is attached to Tetherow’s… Read More

From Beef to Beer, Tetherow Chefs Think Locally

Using Local Products is Important to the Chefs at Tetherow By Sarah Gorton Using local companies to supply food and beverages has become increasingly important to consumers in recent years. Tetherow tries to buy local as much as possible while still maintaining the high level of quality that Members expect. I caught up with Sean Mercer, general manager of The Row, and Sous Chef Justin Birtola to get a little insight on what goes into making those decisions. While many companies choose to use a general supplier for all of their meat and produce needs, the cooks at Tetherow go the extra mile to make sure that they are using the best local products they can. They visit local farms… Read More

Ideal Conditions + An Excited Membership = A Great Kickoff to the Golf Season

“We are gearing up for the Ceilidh – the ladies member/guest tournament – which starts today and ends Sunday.” By Jake Edwards, PGA It has been an exciting start to the season here at Tetherow, and we are all looking forward to one of our best seasons yet. The golf course is in beautiful shape and everybody is so excited that the pool is open. The membership enjoyed some fun events in June with the ladies playing their first major Member/ Member tournament. It was a thrilling finish as we had our first aggregate putt-off, in honor of the US Open, to decide the 2016 net champion. Roxie Mills and Heidi Kjos hit two fabulous putts to narrowly defeat Paula Sansburn… Read More

A Dog’s Perspective: The Tetherow Experience

“I bet all my buddies at the dog park will be jealous when I tell them about the great trip I had!” By Yoko Minoura I graduated puppy obedience where I learned to walk on a leash, I’ve gotten comfortable with my crate and have received all my shots, so Mom and Dad said I’m ready to travel with them. WOOF! They said we’re going to a place called Bend, Oregon – awarded “Dog Town, USA” by Dog Fancy magazine in 2012. Sounds like my kind of place. First, we stopped at Tetherow, where we’ll be spending a few nights. Mom put my leash on and let me join her in the lobby to check in, where I was able… Read More

Summer Sales and Prices Remain Strong

Another great summer is underway at Tetherow. Homeowners and guests are enjoying the new resort pool and future amenities like the event pavilion and homeowner park will only add to the great lifestyle that is Tetherow. On the real estate side, we are seeing a continuation of the market-leading sales volume and progress as primary residents and second homeowners alike recognize the value and high-quality active lifestyle afforded at Tetherow. Featured homesites for July: LOT #56: $220,500 ON .33 ACRES – A incredible value for this treed homesite backing to common space in the Glen neighborhood. The cul-de-sac location has an inviting feel and the lot has gentle grade sloping to the rear of the building envelope. Includes $30,000 golf… Read More

Tetherow is Expanding Its Bike Trail System

“Just walk out your driveway and hop on the trail…” By Yoko Minoura Bend’s annual Blitz bike race is likely the only time mountain bikes are ever allowed on a golf course. But Tetherow – host to the “Big Air” stage of the race – has created several new trails around the property to allow bikers and hikers to enjoy the southwest Bend area and the Deschutes National Forest beyond. “One of the coolest things about Tetherow is we want people to enjoy the natural beauty,” Tetherow General Manager Chris van der Velde said. Tetherow is bordered on the east by Alpine Park – an undeveloped area owned by the Bend Park and Recreation District – and on the west… Read More

Tetherow’s Long-Anticipated Pool Opens in July

Dive in, the water’s fine! by Yoko Minoura   Editor’s Note: This post is from June 2016. The Tetherow pool and Tetherow Sport are now open year-round. This year, Tetherow members can break in their new swimwear without waiting for the annual Fourth of July slip ‘n’ slide on the green. Tetherow’s new onsite pool and hot tub – open to members and lodge guests – are set to open July 1. And anticipation is high, Project Manager Erin van der Velde noted. “It might not be big enough for all the people that want to use it,” she said. Upon completion, the heated, outdoor pool will measure 79’ by 29’ with a variable depth from 3’6” to 5’5”, according to Assistant… Read More

Range Construction and Course Projects June 2016

Video: Experience the Range Revamp in Timelapse by Chris Condon, Golf Course Superintendent   Hello to all our members and guests! We are officially entering summer and the golf course is in great shape. With all of the projects that continue or are now complete, it will be nice to just focus on maintenance and playability of the golf course. It is very important to us that we provide you with the best and most consistent playing conditions. Our plan to provide these conditions is to closely track the various measurements that we can make that will help us make daily and weekly decisions. Greens speeds, firmness of greens, approaches and fairways, moisture content of greens, approaches and fairways, irrigation… Read More