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Sometimes life is all about the journey.

But when it comes to getaways, it really is the destination that counts. Especially when the destination offers pristine views of the Cascade Mountains, spa treatments and outdoor adventures aplenty.

Set your sights on the Sunriver Resort, a AAA four diamond award-winner, with a two-night stay for two in a Lodge Village guestroom ($224). You will also have the option of upgrading to a suite for an additional $50 when booking the reservation. The accommodations — just 15 miles from Bend — feature Northwest décor with a stone fireplace, private deck and flat-screen TV.

In the morning, cruise down to Meadows at the Lodge for an included breakfast for two. Once you are fuelled up, venture outside for a plethora of activity right at your doorstep.

"Snowy peaks are scattered all around this beautiful region, offering an outdoors smorgasbord of recreational adventures," says Lonely Planet. "Think skiing, mountaineering, hiking, camping, bicycling, golfing, rafting, kayaking, fishing and rock climbing — it's all here, along with a healthy dose of sunshine in which to enjoy it all."

In the fall, the trails of Deschutes National Forest are perfect for hiking and mountain biking. Once the snow starts to fall, trek over to the slopes of Mount Bachelor and see why Condé Nast Traveler rated the resort one of its top 50 ski hotels. Snuggle under the blankets for a sleigh ride through the woods with Sunriver Stables and explore the area along the Deschutes River.

At the end of the day, come in for a landing at the Sage Springs Club and Spa and use your two $25 credits toward a number of different treatments — including a hot stone massage or full-body sugar scrub. Then voyage over to the Grille at Crosswater and indulge in specialties like four-cheese fondue with Dungeness crab or the Kansas City pulled pork before sampling some Northwest microbrews at the Owl's Nest.

Hop on this week's escape to Oregon's Cascade Mountains, and you will really be going places.

Escape kit

  • A two-night stay for two in a Lodge Village guestroom
  • Breakfast for two one morning
  • Two $25 spa credits
  • Optional upgrade to a suite for an additional $50 at the time of booking
  • Purchase by 18 October

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