Eagle Crest Resort, a destination resort, near Redmond in Central Oregon makes a good base for enjoying Oregon's high desert attractions any time of the year.
The resort features three 18-hole golf courses, three swimming pools (one indoor), tennis courts, miles of hiking and biking trails, three recreation centers with spas and workout rooms, a water park for the kids, hot air balloon rides, and horse-drawn wagon rides.
Christmas is especially nice with light displays and Santa Claus visits. With 300 days of sunshine, the resort golf courses are open most days of the year. The area does have snow at times throughout the winter months.
Accommodations include rooms in the lodge and condo/townhouses with views of the golf course. The condominium/townhouses have fully equipped kitchens but you can also eat at the coffee shop or restaurant. You can rent bikes if you didn't bring your own.
The nearest airport is Roberts Field-Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM) which has commercial flights provided by Horizon Air, United Express, Allegiant Air, and Delta Connection. There are daily flights to and from Portland, Eugene, Denver, Phoenix Mesa, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and Seattle. The airport is approximately seven miles from Eagle Crest.