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Black Butte Ranch, OR
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Black Butte Ranch

Sisters, Oregon

By Roger Cox, Editor

This 1,840-acre ranch in the Oregon Cascades encompasses meadows, ponds, and forests, and a variety of accommodations, from lodge rooms to large private homes. With 18 hard courts (two of them lined for pickleball) scattered across four locations, guests are never very far from courts. The recreation center maintains a list of players looking for games but the better bets are the weekly men's, ladies', and mixed doubles round robins scheduled throughout the summer. USPTA-certified pro Evan Sims, a former college player, directs the tennis and pickleball programs, offering group and private lessons for all ages and levels. Tennis aside, the expansive property has an abundance of recreation, including horseback riding, canoeing and kayaking, fishing, two lakes, bike and hiking trails, rock climbing, two 18-hole golf courses, and five swimming pools (one of them indoor-outdoor).

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Rates and Reservations

Lodging ranges from a lodge bedroom to private homes capable of sleeping 12 people. Minimum night stays apply in July and August. Rates vary by quality, size, and number of bedrooms. See their website for the full range of options.

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Black Butte Ranch
13899 Bishops Cap
Sisters, OR 97759
Toll-free: 866-901-2961
Web Link: Black Butte Ranch

Travel Essentials

Seasons. The resort is open year-round; however, organized tennis runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Travel Instructions. The nearest major air gateway is Portland International Airport (PDX), 148 miles to the northwest.

General Tourist Information. For information about attractions in central Oregon visit the Central Oregon Visitors Association website.