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Rocking CR Vacation Rentals Bend/Tumalo OR

Rocking CR Vacation Rentals Bend/Tumalo OR

The Rocking CR Vacation Rentals consists of two separate properties: the Ranch Guesthouse and West Hills HideAway. The Ranch Guesthouse is located on five acres of rural farmland just outside the city of Bend, Oregon. In contrast, the West Hills HideAway is in the more suburban area of the town and has a large backyard. They are owned and operated by Caroline Matz and her husband, who strive to create a place where anyone can go and have a worry-free, private vacation with all their needs taken care of. Both of the homes are surrounded by forest and greenery, with trailheads and shopping centers nearby. Many of the patrons who stay at the rental properties are in the area to participate in the abundant activities and attractions nearby, especially in the summer months. Some of the more notable ones include Mt. Bachelor, Smith Rock Park, and The High Desert Museum.


The Rocking CR Vacation Rentals' has two properties, the Ranch Guesthouse and the West Hills HideAway. Though they are both located in Bend, Oregon, they are on opposite sides of the town. Built on five acres of farmland, the Ranch Guesthouse is ten minutes drive from central Bend, Oregon. Though its grounds are more extensive, the accommodations of the premises are the smaller of the two rental properties. Inside the home are two bedrooms and one bathroom, in addition to a living area and a kitchen-dining room combo. Large windows look out from the interior of the home to provide scenic views of the Cascade Range. The five acres of land the Ranch Guesthouse sits on are gated, and the house itself is a fourth a mile from the road for more private accommodations.

The West Hills HideAway is located in the center of town on just a third acre of land. As the larger accommodations of the two rental properties, it has three bedrooms and two and a half baths. There is also a two-car garage and a large gated backyard. Six guests can sleep at the HideAway comfortably, and there are two additional futon mats if eight guests wish to stay there. Up the street from the ranch-style home is a large neighborhood playground with a shared grassy area. The property is also within walking distance of the local market and many restaurants in town.

Each rental property is newly renovated with updated décor and functioning amenities, including an outdoor barbecue and seating area. Queen-sized beds are provided in every bedroom with luxury linens, European-style blankets, and fresh towels. All of these items are cleaned and replenished between each visit. A unique feature of the homes is that they are pet friendly, and with a small fee cleaning up after pets will be covered. The full kitchens in both rentals are fully stocked with spices, cooking ware, and even paper towels. Complete meals can be prepared and enjoyed provided visitors bring their own groceries. The kitchens also include a dishwasher and empty shelves for dry goods.

Each home is designed for extended stays and a more homestyle getaway customizable for large and small groups. The large backyard at the West Hills HideAway is suitable for children to run and play safely, and visitors are encouraged to explore the five acres surrounding the Ranch Guesthouse.

Located near both properties is Mt. Bachelor, where guests can spend their days skiing and snowboarding the mountainside. Smith Rock Park is known for its mountains, where many people go rock climbing and repelling. The High Desert Museum is a kid-friendly attraction with exhibits from the history of Eastern Oregon. Beyond these, guests can contact the Rocking CR Vacation Rentals owners who are happy and willing to provide any dining or attraction recommendations in the nearby area.

When driving through Bend and Tumalo, guests can expect to see all types of livestock, including horses, alpacas, cows, and goats. The property is open year-round, and because Bend is known for having little to no cloudy days, guests can expect sunshine and fair weather all the days of their stay.


The Rocking CR Vacation Rentals in Bend, Oregon, were created in such a way that they might better be able to cater to any and all needs and preferences guests of the property might have. The owner Caroline Matz and her husband purchased each property for different reasons. The Ranch Guesthouse was designed to provide a tranquil space for families, couples, and single guests to lay back and enjoy the roaming lands and rural yet convenient location. The West Hills HideAway is tucked in a neighborhood in the center of Bend. The property has more rooms and larger living areas perfect for larger families and children. This appeal makes it easy for parents needing a space for their families to unwind and have complete privacy. At both locations, strong Wi-Fi is always available for guests needing to work during their stay.

Caroline takes great pride in her décor and property design, striving to include everything a guest could need to have the most comfortable and worry-free stay possible. Because of this attention to detail, many of Rocking CR Vacation Rentals' patrons become returning guests.

Families and younger couples with children often stay at the Ranch Guesthouse to explore the large rural area. Sarah S. left this review on the property's website, " We love this cabin and will return again. It feels private and woodsy while being only minutes away from the restaurants and sisters. A wonderful place for a family with children. The upstairs was perfect for them, and the master bedroom and bed were wonderfully comfortable."

During the summer months, Central Oregon is known for its constant sunshine and exciting outdoor activities. The close-knit community in Bend contains a weekly farmers market, and there are many museums and local parks where guests can learn more about the history and culture of the area. Many of the guests of the rental properties come from the surrounding states—Washington, California, and Colorado—to visit the area and participate in the attractions and activities available there.


Caroline Matz and her husband purchased the Rocking CR Vacation Rentals in 2012. They spent time renovating each property, adding additional amenities, and Caroline decorated each space in the homes. The couple has managed properties since the early 2000s, so they had much experience in the lodging industry before establishing The Rocking CR Vacation Rentals.

Before joining the lodging industry, Caroline was a teacher for thirty-five years. Because of this, she enjoys interacting with her guests and designing a comfortable, inviting place for them to stay. Previously she and her husband owned properties in Sonoma, California. The company name—Rocking CR—got its namesake and was inspired by the Caroline’s Family’s cattle ranch in California.

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65290 Gerking Market Rd
Powell Butte, Oregon 97703
United States


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