Attractions September 20, 2016
This Old Schoolhouse In Oregon May Become Your New Favorite Destination
Located in the beautiful town of Bend, Oregon, the
Old St Francis School is a whole lot more than you’d guess from its name. This historic schoolhouse was bought by the McMenamin brothers in 2004, and renovated into a fabulously funky hotel with a brewery, a movie theater, multiple pubs, a beautiful soaking pool, and more.
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The Old St. Francis School is a wonderful, artsy, and unique place.
The hotel is a great place to stay the night, but you don't have to be an overnight guest to enjoy the rest of the facilities. The pub, movie theater, and pool are open to the public, and there are often live music events as well. Here are some reasons to check it out:
The soaking pool is absolutely enchanting.
This relaxing saltwater pool is enclosed in a beautiful sky-lit room adorned with incredible mosaics.
There's an awesome on-site movie theater.
This homey, comfortable theater plays new and old movies, and is located in what used to be the school's Parish Hall. Grab a bag of popcorn, a slice of pizza, or a mug of beer to enjoy while you watch the flick.
The Old St Francis School often hosts live music events as well.
Stop by to watch a local or touring band take the stage.
There's even a fantastic brewery in the basement.
The brewery concocts all kinds of delicious beers, ales and ciders.
Enjoy a freshly-brewed beer or cider in one of the three pubs on the premises.
There's the Old St. Francis Pub, the Fireside Bar, and O'Kanes. There's also the Broom Closet, which serves espresso drinks and baked goods in the morning and then re-opens in the afternoon with cocktails.
You can also enjoy food and drinks on the patio.
Along with an extensive drink list, you'll find all kinds of delicious pub grub on the menu.
If you'd like to stay the night, you can book one of their artfully decorated guest rooms.
Stay in a uniquely renovated classroom for an unforgettable night away from home.
...Or you can rent the entire Parish House!
This fabulous cottage sleeps up to 10 people.
This fantastic place is full of surprises.
Next time you visit Bend, stop by the Old St Francis School to see for yourself.
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