My husband and I stayed in the middle of July for 3 nights. The days were hot with strong sun, the evenings were cool.
We arrived on a Saturday, and enjoyed the oven cooked pizzas made by Darren for dinner.
The landscape is visually spectacular. We were both tired and once we arrived, we decided not to leave until we checked out. We bought some food on our way in.
During the days, I sat at the tent, on the deck, moving around in the shade, reading, absorbing the quiet and the beautiful landscape around me.
Lunches and dinners, we made using the fully equipped kitchen and outdoor grill area. Bring your own groceries. You will have to leave them at the house.
The beds are comfortable and warm. The warm duvet is important as the nights can get chilly. Do remember to take something warm for the mornings. Getting out of the warm bed in the chilling morning can be a bit of a shock! I had a fleece I put on before getting out of bed and I was good to go.
The tents are airy and rejuvenating. They are canvas tents with large beds, private toilets, a sink and a shower. The shower and toilet are open air, but there is a wall that is probably over 5 foot, surrounding the toilet and shower. You can look out while showering, but keep private stuff private. There is a deck that wraps around the tent, providing a sitting area around the tent.
While we were there, there tended to be a good breeze during the day, but during the night the breeze died down.
The landscape is lovely. You can see snowcapped mountains in the distance, the high desert landscape around you with the canyon across the way. The view from the pool is amazing.
The smell of the sage plants adds to the experience.
Darren offers hot air balloon trips. We saw him take off.
This was a unique and memorable experience. I would recommend this to a friend. You can make it as low key or as active as you desire. We enjoyed ourselves and would go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Panacea is a small and exclusive off-grid luxury tent resort with 5-star resort amenities, nestled on 40 acres in the high desert of Central Oregon, with views of the majestic Cascade Mountain Range, Smith Rock and Crooked River Canyon. Relaxation, romance and adventure abound in a holistic natural setting where raw nature meets refined luxury. Only 15 minutes from Redmond Airport. ... more less