Alpenglow Ranch B & B
Hot Tub: Yes
Hiking Trails: Yes
Alpenglow Ranch Oregon Clothing Optional Bed and Breakfast
The Alpenglow Ranch is a Clothing Optional Bed and Breakfast located in near Bend, Oregon. This beautiful home is situated on 51 acres of solitude offering incredible views of the Cascade Mountains. Enjoy a quiet afternoon by the private infinity edge pool sans clothes or have some fun with the 70 foot water-slide. Swimming is available June to September.
In the summer, you will see abundant wildlife. In the winter you will see snowcapped mountains. Enjoy the quaint Bend area and then return to your personal nudist retreat where you can warm by the wood burning stove or soak in the hot tub the way nature intended! If you want something more than enjoying the mountain sunshine; world class biking, hiking, fishing, golf and skiing are all within 45 minutes of the home. Alpenglow has private hiking trails and viewpoints are there for your naked enjoyment. You will feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere and yet only 10 minutes from town.
Amenities: Private infinity edge pool, 70 ft. open flume slide, In-Ground Heated Spa located poolside is available when the pool is open. Swimming available June to September. Therapeutic Hot Tub adjacent to the Guest Suites is available year round. Chaise lounge chairs, market umbrellas, outdoor dining & pool floats.
Outdoor BBQ grill and bar area, Full-size Golf driving range, 9 Hole “Disk-Golf” Course, Exercise Equipment, Refrigerator, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Pool Safe plates, cups and utensils are available for your use. Wi-Fi throughout the property…even at the pool! Fax and other business services are available if needed.
Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing available on property when snow cover allows.
Alpenglow Ranch’s Bedroom
Alpenglow Ranch management realizes that our guests want choices and that is why we are clothing optional. Our philosophy is based on common sense. If this is your first time at a clothing optional resort, you may wear something until you are more comfortable. If it is cool in the evening, you are welcome to wear clothes. You have the freedom to wear a shirt, cover-up or bathrobe at any time. It’s common to be a little nervous at first but that usually only lasts for about the first half hour or so. You will find our guests are the nicest couples you will ever meet. You can sunbathe “au naturel” in a very safe, secure, environment. Our first, last and only concern is the comfort of our guests. We want you to feel completely at home and make your stay here a relaxing, luxurious and affordable vacation.
"We enjoyed a wonderful vacation at Alpenglow Ranch for a couple of days of relaxing and playing in the pool. Our hosts were very good and they took care of our every need. There were wonderful breakfasts every day and they made sure we had everything we needed. We also spent time walking around the 51 acres and Frisbee course and pickleball court. The time just flew by and we are already planning our next trip. Thanks for everything! D&C." – David from Washington
"Our time at Alpenglow Ranch was amazing. I cannot wait to return. This was our first time at a CO resort. My husband was so excited. I was skeptical, but decided to give it a try. From the moment we were greeted upon arrival, until the moment we left I felt comfortable and relaxed. All of my skepticism was was alleviated. The hosts were so gracious, kind and social but yet also let us have our own private time. The grounds are immaculate, from the pickle ball court to the pool to the hot tub, everything is pristine. Breakfast was delicious. We loved the many amenities including pickle ball, disc golf, viewing the animals, the pool, waterslide and hot tub. We have 2 young boys at home and staying here for 2 nights was the most relaxing time we have had in 5 years. We look forward to our next visit where we can hopefully stay for longer!" – Jessica from Oregon
"We spent three nights here and we wish we would have stayed a whole lot more. We could not recommend this place more highly. Lovely grounds, 51 acres of beautiful forest and views. Great amenities, phenomenal pool, slide, sunning deck complex, 9 hole Disc Golf Course, Pickle-ball court and everything you would need to enjoy. The most impressive thing about this place are the wonderful hosts. They were so accommodating and made us feel like family. If you haven’t gone there, you should." – Michael from Washington
"The definition of Paradise: A place of great beauty or happiness. A state of delight or happiness. Alpenglow is a modern vision of paradise. Pools, slides, hot tubes, pickleball, golden retrievers, a great morning breakfast, mountain setting all served up by the two greatest host in the world. A real life, Garden of Eden." – Bill from Indiana
"Of all the places my wife and I have traveled, Alpenglow Ranch turned out to be one of the most wonderful and peaceful of all of them. Our terrific hosts welcomed us into their sanctuary home and surrounding gorgeous property as though we were already family. We never left the Ranch even though Bend and its energy were just down the hill; the quiet, the spectacular views of the Cascade peaks and sunsets, the lure of the pool and the company of our hosts entranced us. Just being there was enough. The only drawback: we stayed for just two nights, when a week wouldn’t be enough! If you’re ever anywhere near Bend — and by that, I mean anywhere in Oregon — don’t hesitate to make your way to this oasis. Being naked never felt better!" – Tom from California
"I have stayed at many B&Bs around the world and Alpenglow Ranch is one of only a very few that I’d go out of my way to stay at again. My fiance agrees completely. In fact we can’t recall a more restful/peaceful get-away; add to that the spectacular volcano views, perfect hosts who make sure everything runs smoothly (and are fun to talk with), and truly delicious breakfasts (fresh eggs, in gourmet dishes, from the chickens on site; homemade sourdough bread and jams; and more), and you will never want to leave. And true privacy, for the clothing-optional feature, extends over almost the whole property including trails, Frisbee golf course, pool with a long slide, 2 hot tubs. We’d planned to spend our day times and evenings sightseeing in the nearby Bend area, but ended up doing that only for half days so we could spend more time at Alpenglow!" – Paul from Washington
"Our Hosts were wonderful and make a mean breakfast with very clean amenities and breathtaking views. The place and the people were awesome. We will go back again and recommend it to all." – Sal from New Jersey
"We’ve been looking for a new resort since the Terra Cotta closed. Alpenglow is what we’ve been looking for. Although they cannot host as many guests, only 2 couples, it’s just as relaxing. Our room was great and the grounds are just as great. The view from the pool or the hot tub on the deck is wonderful. The water slide for the pool is a lot of fun. The hosts are welcoming, the wine tasting trip was totally unexpected, and mix entertaining and privacy well. We’ve stayed at a number of B&B’s and the breakfasts are as great as anywhere we’ve stayed. To top it all off Bend is just a short drive away. We had a great stay and will be back!" – Dave from Washington
"Beautifully tranquil setting with amazing views of the Cascade Mountains. Our hosts were incredibly gracious and generously accommodating. The bedroom and bath were clean and well appointed and every convenience was available close at hand. The ranch location is completely safe, private and close to all the wonders of central Oregon and minutes away from trendy Bend nightlife. Highly recommend Alpenglow Ranch for an overnight getaway or week long home-base vacation location." – Jeff from Washington
"My wife and I have been interested in the clothing optional lifestyle for some time, and we were looking for a good first-time experience in a social setting with other couples. Alpenglow Ranch was the perfect way for us to experience a clothing optional experience for the first time, and we enjoyed our stay tremendously. The hosts are very welcoming and understanding of everyone’s situation. There was absolutely no pressure placed on us and we were able to go at our own pace. We immediately felt at home and were naked the entire time (except for when we left for dinner one night). We had great conversation with the hosts and the other guests, and we enjoyed some much needed quite time amongst ourselves.
The grounds are spacious and beautiful, and there are plenty of ways to enjoy time – lounge by the pool and hot tub while enjoying spectacular mountain views, explore the property, play pickle-ball . . . we even got to collect eggs from the many chickens on the property. We are locals so we did not need to explore Bend, however, the house is very close to the town and the many great adventures that it has to offer. The rooms are very clean and well maintained as well. In the morning you can enjoy great views while having breakfast with the hosts and the other couple. It’s important to note that Alpenglow is an intimate environment shared with the hosts and one other couple. This was great for our first time experience and we found everyone to be very friendly, welcoming and accommodating. We left feeling like we had made lifelong friends and we look forward to returning. We are very happy we took the plunge into the clothing optional experience. What a great time!" – Eric from Oregon
"We returned to Alpenglow recently and had an even more enjoyable time than our first visit. Summary: If you have not been: Go. If you have been: Go again.
Really, the Resort (calling Alpenglow simply a B&B doesn’t do it justice) truly shines its brightest in the summer. The pickleball court, infinity pool, grounds (acres and acres actually), BBQ area, hot tubs and slide are all there ready and waiting. And, with at most one other guest couple at Alpenglow, there are no queues, sign-up sheets or crowds. Nope, it’s all pretty much your own personal summer retreat and resort. One summer adventure you can’t miss out on is using the Water Park Worthy slide… I had seen this video below and well, I can now confirm it’s all true. Absolutely.
Yet, while daylight slide runs are way fun … at night when it’s dark out and only the stars twinkle and the recessed pool lights shimmer softly … using the slide – I absolutely guarantee you will be one of the highlights of an Alpenglow visit. It’s clearly a medal winner in our clothing optional adventures. (And, yes, there is hot tub real close by to warm you up between runs). Of course the rooms and breakfasts all remain stellar. The opportunities for Bend-area road trips expand in the summer. The hosts coordinate a welcoming orchestra of meals, conversation, tourist recommendations and “Resort” activities .. while also understanding that at times, what is most important are the uninterrupted opportunities to lay in the sun, read a book .. or engage in quiet conversations with just your partner or friends." – L & M from Oregon
Locale: The ranch is located about 10 minutes from Bend’s downtown. You might think that this proximity means that it lacks serenity or privacy. You’d be incorrect. It has a gated entrance down a long paved private drive through the pine trees. Look at the photos, when you reach the end of the drive you will see the residence, the pickleball court, the pool area and the stunning world class mountain vistas.
The Guest Rooms: The two guest rooms are downstairs off a separate living area with a large comfortable couch. The downstairs living area, also has a large television – which quite frankly we never watched, because we were busy enjoying the ranch’s other offerings or accepted the hosts’ gracious offer to watch television and share evening refreshments upstairs with them. The downstairs living area also offers a fridge, coffee maker, and some complementary drinks and nibbles. We stayed in the Cascades’ Guest Suite. The bed was comfortable. The room was clean, very quiet, we left the window uncovered at night to watch the stars and benefited from a separate outside entrance which makes the pool area .. just a tad closer. We’ll pick that room again for our return visit.
The Hot Tubs: There is a large “portable” hot tub off the downstairs living area, which offers about a 180 degree and simply fantastic mountain views. There is also a “built-in” hot tub near the pool which became, at least for us, the evening gathering place to share wine, stories, wit and wisdom with the hosts. Both hot tubs, were warm, clean and more than comfortable for four people — and six folks should work just fine as well.
The Pool Area: Take a look at the photos on-line. An infinity edge pool facing ok, I have mentioned it before but here you go again — breathtaking mountain views. Unbelievable. Consider this a challenge to find a better view from a clothing optional pool. You won’t. South, Middle and North Sisters are your only company as privacy reigns supreme. The pool area also has numerous comfortable chairs, lounges and tables available … as well as a water slide. It was a tad cold when we were there, so there is no travelogue at present on the slide. But, yes we will be back soon for that adventure.
Pickleball Court: There is a private pickleball court steps from the front of your residence. If you have not played before the hosts are patient and welcoming coaches and players. If you have played before, they are up to a lively, friendly challenge… all in good spirit and fun.
Breakfast: Large healthy portions, were featured at every meal… a tasty hashbrown crust “breakfast pizza one day, German pancakes with fresh berries the next, and boutique pancakes, eggs and bacon the next. Fruit juice, fresh fruit, and coffee rounded out the morning meals. Simply put, the food was tasty, plentiful and varied. And, well, a portion of the vegetables and all the eggs are from the ranch.
The Hosts: My apologies for waiting so long to mention how wonderful the hosts are. Yes, their home is beautiful. Yes, the hot tubs, pool and pickleball court compliment the unsurpassed views and vistas. But, if there is a reason to visit Alpenglow, its to meet the hosts and spend some time chatting, pondering, contemplating and laughing together with the hosts. They are welcoming — but not intrusive. If you want time by yourself – they get it – and you got it. They understand. If you want suggestions for sidetrips to Bend, those are made with insight and care. For us, our memories of Alpenglow are as much about the people as they are about the place. Whether you are considering your first visit, or contemplating a return one – you are encouraged to do so… and we are confident that wonderful moments and memories await. – L & M from Oregon
"To say that our 3-day stay at Alpenglow Ranch was GREAT, would be too tame a word in describing our holiday with them. First, we were graciously welcomed by our charming hosts and introduced to their lovely, secluded, peaceful property. Pictures of their home pale in comparison to reality. The privacy of our bedroom and beautiful bathroom were merely the starting point. Our bedroom was on the lower level with its own living room, wide-screen TV, DVD’s galore, two luxe couches with recliners, and fitness equipment (should one be inclined).
But what sets Alpenglow apart from other B&B’s (clothing optional or otherwise) is this:
1. There is a spa immediately just outside the guest living room on a desk. It has a breathtaking view of their acreage (i.e. forest) that hovers in front of the Three Sisters. Watching the sun rise and set showcasing the Sisters while lounging in the spa, gives new meaning to the ultimate relaxation.
2. Not to be outdone, there is ALSO the infinity pool, lounges, fire pit, and (another) spa that is next to a rock waterfall plus a pool custom slide. This whole pool area would make all hotels envious.
3. Pickle-ball! A new court is right next to the infinity pool and gives way to a lot of laughs (especially for us non-pickle ball playing kind of people).
4. This amazing home away from home is a gift to its guests. In addition, we were also surrounded by a lovely garden full of squash, tomatoes, pumpkins, sunflowers, and much more. We walked over to the barn and visited with their chickens, bunnies, a couple of roosters which added even more to the experience.
5. Alert: Foodies! We had breakfast’s you could write home about (or get the recipes for too). A fresh (farm-to-table) morning with eggs, fresh fruit (well, no written description could do the meal(s) justice (yes, it is that good).
6. To round out our very enjoyable experience, we got to meet two additional hosts. And they made us fall in love with Alpenglow Ranch even more. The charming and well-behaved guardians are two goldens, Cooper and Bailey. We’ve never seen such well behaved dogs (okay, family members) – and we couldn’t help seeking them out frequently during our stay.
It makes little sense for me to go on boasting of how much Alpenglow Ranch offers. It is a MUST-VISIT so you can personally enjoy a truly special experience.
RATING: 5 Stars (though a 10 is more like it)
P.S. I’m a super-newbie to clothing optional and ended up surprising myself at the ease and comfort I felt. It has taken me years to just consider it. Oh yes – I should never have waited so long!" – Sally from Portland, Oregon
"Our hosts were superlative, the atmosphere, view, and accommodations superb. We were in Bend to play in a pickle ball tournament and it was an extra special treat to have a court right there on the property on which to practice. There aren’t enough words in the dictionary to really describe the kind of place this is. From sliding down the flume slide into the crystal clear blue waters of the pool, to playing our first game of disc golf and enjoying the food and the company of our hosts, it was just amazing. Not to mention the beds were comfortable, the living room has a big TV, exercise equipment, a massage chair and goodies around. Our host brought coffee to us in the jacuzzi the first morning and the rest of the time it only got better. We are already making plans to come back and if you go to Bend and want a fabulous, clothing optional experience that will make you not want to ever leave, go to Alpenglow!" – Vivian from Talent, Oregon
"There are many words to describe Alpenglow Ranch! Beautiful, Peaceful & Serene! With so much do to – 51 acres of walking paths, the most beautiful serenity pool (with gorgeous mountain views), disc golf, and if that’s not enough there is a pickle ball court. Outside fireplace, outside bar and grill for lounge time, wonderful hot tub and lovely running stream, and two of the nicest hosts. Our hosts were so wonderful that you kinda forget you’re not best friends. But the best thing about Alpenglow Glow Ranch has to be the view the home boasts from just about every window. 7 mountains were easily seen on the weekend we were there, a peaceful view of the lower valley – clouds that you can watch just rolling in. You could be there in any weather and I believe you would enjoy yourself just as much! We will most definitely be going back!" – DJ from Beaverton, Oregon
"Alpenglow is a place of rest and total relaxation. To say that our experience at the Alpenglow Ranch BandB was extraordinary would clearly be an understatement. Although we arrived in the dark of the late evening our hosts were gracious and warm in their reception of us and our two pups. Our hosts call them “kids” and welcome and accommodate them with the same warmth and grace. We were provided with a full and very creative breakfast every morning that always included perfectly cooked bacon. The view from the hot tub is to die for, a clear uninterrupted full view of the Three Sisters and their adjoining mountains to the South and North. We took advantage of the trails on this 51 acre very private paradise with great sights and found the experience to be exhilarating. If trails aren’t your thing, then the pickle ball court will surely capture your interest. It was our first pickle ball experience (a game like tennis and ping pong combined) which we discovered is one of Americas fastest growing sports. The weather was accommodating to a clothing optional experience even in February and the absolute privacy of this facility made the experience comfortable, peaceful and most relaxing. This is a great escape and the hosts felt like good friends." – Marc from Oregon
"This being our first time at a clothing optional place the hosts made us feel very comfortable. There was no pressure at all. They really made us feel at home. We had great second night with great conversation it was really nice. Really looking forward to our next visit." – Bob and Michelle from Oregon
"We had a wonderful time. Sitting in the hot tub after dark and looking up at all the stars was incredible!!! We are without a doubt coming back this summer!" – John from Washington
"There are obviously many B-and-B’s in the world but not many like this one (Alpenglow in Bend, Oregon). I visited for a November weekend not knowing what to expect as the pool and side were closed for the winter. What a wonderful surprise – it is not the pool or the facilities that makes this place great but the hosts. Nestled in the mountains of the Oregon Cascades, this picturesque BandB can best be described by the Saturday morning at the resort. As I was having my morning coffee in the hot tube overlooking the three sisters mountains, an eagle flew overhead about 30 feet above me. It was so quite you could literally hear the wind under the birds wings. As it flew overhead it was as if it was saying to me – capture the moment and all the love and joy that is at this place. What a fantastic place but even more fantastic BandB hosts. From one of the best morning breakfast I have ever had to three pickleball games with them (she is very good), to sharing a bottle of wine Saturday night and the lost art of conversation, this was a weekend to remember. Can’t wait to return. Concerning the clothing optional, I call that icing on the cake as I would return even if it was not. But a nude walk with one of their golden retrievers before breakfast in the clear Northwest air is as good it gets. Thank you for a wonderful two days." – Bill from Indiana
"This was our second visit to Alpenglow Ranch. We came back because it is such an exceptional resort. It is on our way to our winter home in Southern California. Not exactly right on the way, but worth the extra miles to enjoy the Hosts and their wonderful home and property. Now they have added a pickle ball court so it is even more fun. They are quite good, but patient new ball player teachers. So relaxing and with all the acres of privacy surrounding their property you almost feel you are one with nature. the views of the mountains are incredible, the home includes a private area for at the most two couples which is very comfortable and includes WIFI and cable television. We will be back. This is now an annual event for us." – Sheri and Joe from Washington/California (Snow Birds)
"Beautiful surroundings, gracious hosts. Breakfasts were fantastic. I was the only guest, so had the place to myself. Bed was a little lumpy, but comfortable." – Rod from Oregon
"We had a lovely time at Alpenglow! Planning to return next summer, with friends! The hosts are amazing – wonderful breakfast with breathtaking view. The pool…oh my…no need to go elsewhere! I’m practicing up on my pickle ball for next summer!" – Pat from Oregon
"Absolutely beautiful place. Along with wonderful facilities and gracious hosts, youll enjoy spacious privacy and nearness to nature, all remarkably close to the comforts of town." – John from Washington
"They were very accommodating hosts. The resort was very private and we loved the infinity pool and water slide. We made new friends with the other guests as well. Having only one other couple there at one time made it feel almost like our own private getaway. We hope to be able to return next year. We highly recommend this resort." – Mike from Washington
"The hosts were great. Loved the pool and slide. The other guests were nice and friendly. Views of mountains were fantastic. 5 star. WE WILL RETURN FOR SURE." – George & Terry from Washington
"What made our visit memorable was the relaxed atmosphere due in large part to our hosts—good conversation, tasty breakfasts and a great pool area with fantastic views. We definitely plan a return visit, especially after practicing our pickleball game!" – Joe and Gail from Oregon
"Our hosts were absolutely extraordinary with their hospitality. Our bedroom and bath were spacious and clean, with a view of the Three Sisters Mountains. After a long drive we jumped in one of the hot tubs to wind down and enjoy a refreshing drink – very nice. The pool was large and shapely and had a 75 water slide with a spectacular view day or night. Everything we needed was right there – large BBQ pit, numerous refrigerators, running water, kitchen supplies and so on. Whats more, we enjoyed playing games like Disk Golf and doubles on the newly installed ‘Pickleball’ court – all in the buff. An absolutely lovely clothing optional vacation experience that I would recommend to anyone seeking a few days in paradise." – John from USA
"Beautiful private setting with options to keep you busy or just to lounge and relax. Million dollar view of the Sister Mountains from the pool area. Hosts were very attentive and friendly – yet – let us relax. Great FULL breakfasts each morning. Would we return? In a heart beat!!! Plan to again next summer. Thanks for the great time!" – Bruce from Oregon
"Great place. Breathtaking views. Wonderful hosts. Spotless accommodations. Reasonable rates. Highly recommended." – George and Noel from Maryland
"It’s hard to find anything not to like about Alpenglow Ranch. I look forward to going back in a few months." – James from Florida
"We spent 5 nights at Alpenglow ranch. It was wonderful. What a great place to relax and unwind. It was everything I was looking for; Private, secluded, and quiet. Everything that was advertised was there. The pool is extremely nice, and they kept it nice and warm. It was great to be able to take a dip if you got too hot from laying in the sun. (which we did a lot of!!) The hot tubs were again very welcome, as the nights cooled off. Sitting by the fire visiting was very enjoyable. The whole atmosphere was extremely relaxing. The hosts were friendly and honestly made you feel like you were welcome to share their beautiful get-a-way. I wished we could have stayed longer. There is disk golf there, that was a lot of fun as well. We will definitely be back. If you want a nice relaxing place to spend a few days, this is the place. Thanks for a memorable holiday."
– “D” & “P” from Canada
"Alpenglow Ranch is a beautiful bed and breakfast near Bend, Oregon. The owners are gracious hosts and their home is gorgeous. Spectacular views of the Cascades from Mt Bachelor to Mt Hood. Highly recommended. " – Jim and Patricia from Oregon
"We stayed for two nights. The property offers total privacy over its 51 acres. The mountain views were great. Bend offers a lot off-site (we went to dinner and did a brewery tour). The pool is a definite focal point and the flume slide is a thrill. Host was helpful and friendly. We’ll definitely return." – Dennis from USA
"G’day all, I had 7 nights (at Alpenglow Ranch) and from the first day was felt welcomed.From the small welcome card in my comfortable room to the beautiful scenery looking out from the house.The house and pool were great to unwind to after driving from Portland airport. Big breakfast meals to start of a day enjoying the sun and natural surrounds. The fire place set up right next to the pool was inviting as when the sun set the temperatures dropped. Night swim, jump down on the slide in the dark and into the spa to top off wonderful but sometimes very hot sunny days. Alpenglow Ranch is comfortable friendly and peacefull for that relaxing time away. Highly recommend after a 19 hour flight from Oz, thank you." – Robby from Australia