Frequently Asked Questions

Black Butte Ranch is a desirable place to vacation, we want to make sure your stay is relaxing and enjoyable!

Do you only have rental properties at Black Butte Ranch?
Since 1973 our focus has been Black Butte Ranch properties only. We know the Ranch and it is a very special place.


Where is the closest airport?
The Redmond Airport, Roberts Field, is located 30 miles East of Black Butte Ranch in Redmond, Oregon is the closest commercial airport. Private planes can use the Sisters airport, which is only 8 miles from the Ranch.


Are dogs allowed?
Since all our homes are privately owned, the decision is up to each homeowner. You will find many of the homes do allow dogs, but sorry no cats.


Safety has become a growing concern. What about Black Butte Ranch?
Black Butte Ranch is a gated community with an on-site police department and on-site fire department with paramedics. All guests are required to register. Safety has never been an issue, and we plan to keep it that way.


How far is it to a swimming pool?
There are five swimming pools areas distributed around the Ranch, including two large recreation complexes. The Glaze Meadow Complex also includes a 25-meter indoor pool which is open all year. Most houses are within walking distance or a short bike ride.


Can I bring my motorcycle?
Two-wheeled motor vehicles, including motorcycles, are not allowed within the gated portion of the Ranch.


Is Black Butte Ranch “bike friendly’?

Absolutely! There are 18 miles of paved bike trails on the Ranch. The Glaze Meadow Sports Shop has bikes for all ages to rent. In addition, the area around the Ranch has numerous single-track mountain bike trails. More Information.


Are there horses to rent?
The stable at the ranch offers guided trail rides.


How close are the ski areas?
Hoodoo is located 15 miles west of the Ranch. For avid skiers there Mt Bachelor Ski Area is 54 miles to the South.


Which mountains can you see from the Ranch?
There are views of the Three Sisters, Mt Washington, Three Finger Jack and Mt Jefferson from various locations on the Ranch.


How’s the fishing?
Fly fishing is allowed on Lake Phalarope in front of the lodge and is a perfect place to learn fly casting. More experienced fishermen (and fisherwomen) will enjoy the challenge of the Metolius River, known for its rainbows and bull trout. In addition, there are several lakes within 20 miles. Visit the Fly Fisher’s Place in Sisters for current conditions.


Can I camp at Black Butte Ranch?

Camping is expressly prohibited within the boundaries of Black Butte Ranch, including the use of tents, trailers and recreational vehicles for sleeping purposes.


Are fireworks allowed?
The use of fireworks of any kind, including sparklers is strictly prohibited.