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Central Oregon : Sisters
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Sisters is a city in Central Oregon.

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  • Black Butte Another site from Sisters, also a good day hike to the top and amazing views across Central Oregon.
  • Three Sisters Mountains are the are just three of the the countless mountains that can be seen from Sisters.

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  • Camping- Feeling like camping? Well in the Deschutes National Forest there are countless places that you could camp. In Camp Sherman [2] you could camp along the Metolius River, just stop at the Camp Sherman Store and they can tell you all the great places to either park your RV or pitch a tent. Plus if you are in to backpacking some great places you could hike to, would include South Sister, plus the Pacific Crest Trail isn't too far away either.
  • Fishing - There are two ways that you can fish, one being fly fishing: On the Metolius which on the upper part is only fly fishing and catch and release, this river is one of the more challenging rivers in Central Oregon because of the forested river banks and quick moving currents. The Metolius is also a guide-free river, so don't plan on hiring one to show you the secrets. Another great river to fly fish is the Deschutes River, you will have to venture further than Sisters to find it. Area attractions, like Long Hollow Ranch [3], are renowned for the abundant Rainbow Trout and Large Mouth Bass available in their ponds and streams.
  • Golfing - There are a couple of places to golf in Sisters. Black Butte Ranch offers two courses. Also just outside Sisters heading toward Redmond is the Aspen Lakes golf course. These course offer some Central Oregon's greatest views and also a few challenges as well.
  • Horseback Riding – A great opportunity to tap into Sisters’ Old West roots, guest ranches in the area, such as Long Hollow Ranch [4], offer excellent horseback riding experiences for visitors – allowing them to explore Sisters’ scenic byways the western way.
  • Skiing - Hoodoo, [5] which is twenty minutes west on highway 20, offers a great place to do some downhill skiing, their slogan is "Cheap, Steep and Cheap".

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Sisters has stores ranging from Quilting to year round Christmas supplies. Sisters also has a fly shop for your fishing needs, a general market and a larger mainline market.

  • Antler Arts, 311 E. Cascade, +1 (541) 549-4251, [6]. closed Saturdays. An awesome shop full of all things antlers - chandeliers, tables, earrings, salt & pepper shakers - and they claim that they only used fallen antlers. Also a great place to pick up barn stars and other cowboy necessities.  edit
  • Sisters Coffee Company, 273 W. Hood Avenue, Sisters, OR 97759, 541-549-0527, [7]. 6-6. Sisters Coffee is a beautiful lodge like coffee shop downtown sisters, offering a cozy atmosphere to drink your local roasted coffee. They roast coffee fresh on site and offer some great organic blends. You can also take home a pound of any of their coffee blends. $2-$5.  edit

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If you are feeling casual, Sisters offers many restaurants in their Western Themed downtown that would satisfy your appetite. Sisters offers restaurants from Asian to Mexican and a multitude in between. Also not to far away and a beautiful spot to have a bite of lunch, the Camp Sherman store has delightful little deli and the chance to relax along the Metolius River.

  • Camp Sherman Store Deli, [8]. This this store has it all, including a deli, here you will be able to have a mouth straining size sandwich and sit and enjoy the rambling river.
  • The Gallery Restaurant with its western decor and large wood beams has down home family style food. Located right in the middle of the main street.
  • Three Creeks Brewing Co., 721 Desperado Court (East end of town on the FivePine Campus), 541-549-1963, [9]. 11-10. Three Creeks Brewing Company is Central Oregon's newest Brewpub. Nestled in the trees at Fivepine, our facility is smoke free, family fiendly and hosts a full restaurant, comfortable separate bar area and an on-site 10bbl brewing System. 4-24.  edit

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  • Three Creeks Brewing Co., 721 Desperado Court (East end of town on the FivePine Campus), 541-549-1963, [10]. 11-10. Three Creeks Brewing Company is Central Oregon's newest Brewpub. Nestled in the trees at Fivepine, the facility is smoke free, family fiendly and hosts a full restaurant, comfortable separate bar area and an on-site 10bbl brewing System. 4-24.  edit

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  • Best Western Ponderosa Lodge—505 Highway 20 W, +1 541 549-1234, Toll-free: +1 888 549-4321, Fax: +1 541 549-0409, [11].
  • Black Butte Ranch[12]—Great place to get away. They have it all, condos, houses, golfing, biking, fishing, horseback riding. You name it they can help you get it done. They also have two restaurants that offer a variety of choices to satisfy your taste buds:
    • The Big Meadow Restaurant which is on one of their golf course, offers a more casual family feel offer a menu with a Italian bistro feel.
    • The Lodge Restaurant is more formal in atmosphere and offers Northwest theme menu.
  • Camp Sherman Area—is a great place to go if you are looking for camping, RVing, Modern Cabins and rustic ones too. Contact Hoodoo [13] to find out about camping.
  • FivePine Lodge[14]—Featuring 24 Private Cottages of 3 styles & 8 Rooms of 2 styles in our craftsman-style modern lodge. Lots of open space; you can cast a fly line into the Metolius River, golf at Aspen Lakes, or work out in the state of the art gym. If it’s rest and relaxation you’re after, try the soothing touch of the Shibui Spa[15] and sit in the tranquility of a beautiful water feature embraced with the presence of a one hundred and twenty year-old Buddha, a game of chess beside a cozy fireplace, or sample some great Oregon Wines at a nightly wine reception. Green-built and located on a campus with The Sisters Movie House, Three Creeks Brewing Co., Shibui Spa, Pleiades Restaurant and The Sisters Athletic Club. The conference center can be booked for for reunions, events, business meetings and weddings.
  • The Lodge at Suttle Lake, [16]—just outside Sisters, also is a great place to stay. Its right on the river with some new cabins, rustic cabins as well. They of course have fishing and you can rent a boat for the day too. Also has a restaurant set along the shore of Suttle Lake with mountain views. The atmosphere is more formal for dinner and casual for lunch. The dinner menu is northwest themed.
  • Long Hollow Ranch, (877) 923-1901.  edit
  • Sisters View Cabin, PO Box 3500-125 (2.5 miles north of Sisters), 800-908=1098, [17]. Cozy cabin with straight on view of the Three Sisters Mountains. 1000 sq. ft., 3 br, sleeps six, on quite 2 acres.  edit

Get out[edit]

Routes through Sisters
CorvallisSweet Home  W noframe E  TumaloBend
EugeneSpringfield  W noframe E  RedmondPrineville

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