I am a BW Rewards Member but got a better price using Priceline. I realized too late that by doing that I passed up other benefits of their program. I was registered for several BW promos that included bonus points and $20 gift cards for my stay but you don't get them when you book through a third party booker. I won't make that mistake again!
I couldn't find an available room in Bend so was glad to find a room only a short drive away, in La Pine, a very small town a half an hour south of Bend, Oregon. It was somewhat close to the very large "Bootleg" fire (July 2021) so I called the day before to see if they were affected by it. I spoke with Tyler who said they were fine, clear skies, no smoke etc. This is a lovely, charming hotel that looks like a wooden lodge amongst beautiful pine trees. When checking in the desk person was away on a task so a staff member going off duty - Amanda - stepped in to check me in even when she wasn't working. Thank you Amanda!! Clean, quiet, updated rooms with all the amenities. No elevator for the 2nd floor if you need one but we didn't so it was fine. Included breakfast with hot food choices in a large dining room. While the info book in the room was somewhat out of date and the channel guide was all wrong, we managed to find and excellent Mexican restaurant a few blocks away for a nice dinner. Easy quick check out the next day as you get your receipt from Priceline not BW, as explained to me by a manager at the desk. We would definitely stay at this hotel again if passing through the area. So lovely!! less