Visit The Sustainably Designed Bungalows At This Oregon Resort


Exterior of rectangular bungalows with flat roofs and floor-to-ceiling windows

Escaping the noise and stress of daily life just got a little more luxurious. In central Oregon, north of Bend, the Brasada Ranch resort recently unveiled a set of 16 new adults-only bungalows that bring a contemporary and bespoke approach to life on the ranch. The Cascade Bungalows are nestled into the high desert landscape, each showcasing regional materials and wares by local artisans.

Designed by Portland-based Skylab Architecture, the new guest suites match a refined, minimal aesthetic with moments of quiet luxury. “Brasada Ranch enjoys magnificent year-round views of the Cascade Range’s snow-covered peaks,” explains Nita Posada, Skylab’s interior design director. “We were tasked with designing bungalows that maximized these views while maintaining privacy via staggered entries, sunken living rooms and fully enclosed patios for each bungalow’s private hot tub.”

Hotel room with wood paneling on walls and ceilings and sitting area with black sectional in front of bed

High ceilings and panoramic windows paired with a modern Scandinavian ambience highlight the natural surrounds. Brasada was the first Oregon resort and only the fourth in the nation to attain LEED Gold certification, so designing the bungalows with sustainability in mind was paramount. “With a focus on regionality, the goal was to find materials, vendors and processes that were kind to the environment, healthy for occupants, local and durable,” Posada says. The result is a destination getaway where time slows and connections to the natural environment are heightened.