North Rim residents were recently treated to views of a soaring bald eagle that came to rest on the pergola in the community. While it is not unusual to see red-tailed hawks riding the air currents here, a visit from a bald eagle is a rare occurence and an impressive sight. Thank you to Gary and Jan for the photo seen here, taken right out their window.
North Rim is a busy place these days, with three homes under construction and another 11 in the process of ALRC review. And the houses being built right now aren’t the only ones we will likely see in the coming months. We are also experiencing a flurry of activity in homesite sales in the community. Since January, six homesites have sold in North Rim and five additional properties are pending. This level of interest, especially during what has typically been a slower season, provides further evidence that the market is gaining strength and momentum.
When the temperature drops and the first real snow arrives, I look forward to the first phone call or email from a North Rim resident that reports, “the elk are back!” It’s exciting every time. They are beautiful, majestic animals; impressive in their size and stature. They keep to themselves and like to rest here, often hidden in the trees. And when a herd of 50 arrives, it feels like an occasion. Really? Here? Where we live?
I’ll tell you, it’s a privilege.
We are excited to announce our first pending sale of the North Rim Summer 2012 Sales Promotion. One-acre homesites previously listed from $195,000 to $270,000 are now priced $145,000 to $199,000. The promotion expires Labor Day, September 3rd.
For a price list and further information please call 541-788-7769, email email@example.com, or stop by the North Rim Lodge weekdays between 1:00 and 5:00 pm. We are also happy to assist you by appointment.
A new exhibit featuring the work of Bend-based photographer Eva Gill is now on display at the North Rim Lodge. Eva, along with her husband and daughters, dropped out of ordinary life for a mid-life gap year (and a half) trip around the world. Travelling slowly, they skied the Alps, rode ostriches in South Africa, walked with hunting hawks in Wales, learned survival skills from San Bushmen, and were visited by lions while camping alone in the Kalahari. Together, they traced the footsteps of Catherine de Medici, Nelson Mandela, Ho Chi Minh, and Ninjas. At the end of their wandering, Eva arrived home to Bend with her well-used camera and has selected a few of her most inspiring images to share. The exhibit runs through July 31st.
What do Chamonix, Telluride, and Bend have in common? They recently made National Geographic Adventure magazine’s list of the World’s 25 Best Ski Towns. Surprised? Described as an “adventure paradise” for multisport enthusiasts, Bend’s location on the east side of the Cascade Mountains means light, dry snow and some of the best skiing in the Pacific Northwest. Bend also has the distinction of being the largest of the 25 ski towns on the list. With a population of 80,000, Bend is not only a great place to recreate, it is a thriving community for year-round living. For those of us who call Bend home, it’s the best of both worlds.
‘Tis the Season and holiday lights are aglow in North Rim, adding a festive and magical touch to the Lodge. The first party of the season was held at the Lodge last Sunday – a Holiday Art and Champagne Reception featuring the exquisite work of Annie Ferder. Ms. Ferder, known for her extraordinary attention to detail and luminous colors, has been published twice in International Artist Magazine in conjunction with awards she earned through the publication’s competitions. Her award-winning paintings are represented in numerous private and corporate collections. The exhibit will be on display through January.
The North Rim Lodge is available to owners for meetings, parties and special occasions. It’s a beautiful place to celebrate.
The fall colors in Bend this year have been undeniably gorgeous. The splendor of bright red maple leaves and golden aspen trees against a deep blue sky is a wonder to behold. The beauty of it all surprises me every time. There are more subtle changes with the end of October, too. The two small fawns who frequented North Rim over the summer have suddenly lost all their spots. They are nearly the size of their mother now. There is a crispness to the air, signaling that the first snow of the season can’t be far behind. It’s just about time to bring out the skiis and showshoes and get ready for winter fun!
The North Rim Lodge will be filled with beautiful music this weekend as we host the final house concert of the season, featuring the exciting L.A. based a cappella quintet ‘Sonos.’ Emerging in 2009, Sonos turned the a cappella genre on its head with their sublime vocal+electronic interpretations of popular indie material. The vocal talent of this quintet is so unique, they were selected to appear on NBC’s “The Sing Off ” in September, reaching millions of people with their music.
Bend is celebrating its well-deserved reputation for microbreweries with the Bend Brewfest this weekend. The annual festival focuses on tasting and enjoying ales and lagers, with over 80 distinct fine craft beers available for public tasting. The festival is being held at the Les Schwab Amphitheater, an easy 10 minute drive from North Rim, on Friday from 3:00 to 11:00 pm, and Saturday from noon to 11:00 pm. Family members of all ages are permitted on the grounds until 7:00 pm each night. With places to stroll along the Deschutes River and today’s beautiful clear skies and warm weather, I’m guessing it will be a very popular place to spend the evening. Hope to see you there!