Cascara: The Sweet New Drink Trend After Our Own Heart

By / 21st April, 2017 / Uncategorized / No Comments

At Cascara Vacation Rentals, we’re all about bringing people to nature, especially to the lakes and mountains of the Cascades. In fact, we got our name from nature: the cascara tree is native to the Pacific Northwest, which we call home.

The name cascara, interestingly enough, also has other ties to nature. Did you know that it’s the name of a popular drink made from the coffee plant? Read on to learn more.

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Planning a Memorable Valentine’s Day or Anniversary Getaway

By / 10th February, 2017 / Road Trip, Travel / No Comments

Grab a box of chocolates and a dozen roses — hmm, wait a second. Are you tired of the typical romantic fare yet? Ready to shake it up and really connect with your significant other?box of valentine's day chocolates

While flowers, candy, and dinner are always welcome, they’re kind of playing it small and safe, not to mention that true connection with each other is often lost. To really say “I love you” in the way your loved one wants to be told, consider giving the gift of quality time through an amazing getaway for two.

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Central Oregon Skiing: The Resorts You Have to Experience

By / 20th January, 2017 / Winter Vacation / No Comments

If the powder calls to you from the first snowstorm ’till the last flake, you might be a winter sports enthusiast. Though the winds might chill and the treks might be tiring, you know the ride is always worth the effort. Sometimes, though, you wish the ski resorts weren’t so crowded…

That’s where Central Oregon ski resorts come in. While still very accessible from Portland and nearby cities, the mountains of Central Oregon are among the best-kept secrets in the skiing world. If you find yourself dreading the typical overcrowded skiing experience but aren’t quite ready to venture into the backcountry, then we encourage you to check out what Central Oregon has to offer.

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7 Unique Ways to Preserve Memories of Your Vacation

By / 16th December, 2016 / Travel / No Comments

You’ve just come back from the trip of a lifetime, and you want to remember the sights, sounds and feelings forever. There are plenty of unique ways to preserve memories of your travels. Gather up your photos, trinkets and imagination and let’s get going.

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Central Oregon: The Perfect Outdoor Vacation Spot in Every Season

By / 21st October, 2016 / Oregon, Road Trip, Travel / No Comments

If you haven’t discovered Central Oregon yet, make this your year. There are so many amazing destinations to explore: unique land formations, beautiful forested areas and everything in between. With so many things to do, it may just become the vacation spot you come back to again and again.

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Behind the Scenes: Effective Vacation Rental Management

Renting your vacation home is a wonderful way to maximize the return on your investment. Though it may seem easy enough, there are many essential moving parts that must work in sync in order for this to happen. These can include:

  • Advertising the home
  • Responding to inquiries politely and promptly
  • Taking reservations and preparing for the arrival of guests
  • Collecting rent and other fees and remitting sales tax
  • Handling guest complaints and requests
  • Hiring necessary service providers (housekeepers, handymen, etc.)
  • Managing any maintenance issues
  • Scheduling housekeeping between guest reservations

If you’ve got a busy schedule (like most of us do), adding this onslaught of tasks to your week (and weekend) can become a physical and emotional burden.

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What to Look for in a Vacation Rental Management Company

After making the decision to rent your vacation home, finding the right management company is crucial. Make no mistake, choosing someone to manage your property, let alone rent it to others, can be a stressful situation. How do you know your investment is in good hands?

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Why It Pays to Decorate Your Vacation Rental

By / 22nd July, 2016 / Travel / 11 Comments

Many people have a vacation rental they use only part of the year, while others own rental property purely as an investment. If you haven’t already, you should consider sprucing up and renting your home to fellow vacationers.

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