Mt. Bachelor Village by Meredith Lodging and Wanderlust Tours Team Up for New “Friday Frolic” Event this Summer

Guests at Mt. Bachelor Village can enjoy free weekly walking tours throughout the summer.

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Bend, OR – Mt. Bachelor Village by Meredith Lodging announced a new partnership with Bend-based Wanderlust Tours this week. Starting Friday, July 12 (and continuing each Friday at 6PM throughout Summer), they will work together to offer a “Friday Frolic” walking tour that starts and ends at Mt. Bachelor Village. The 1.5 to 2-mile tour will take about an hour, is appropriate for all hiking skill levels and comfortable shoes are encouraged. 

“Mt. Bachelor Village is a unique and beautiful property. We are excited to partner with Wanderlust Tours to offer our guests the chance to explore the Resort alongside their talented team of guides, who are passionate about teaching us more about the nature and animal habitats that surround us,” said Mt. Bachelor Village Director of Group Sales & Events, Hank Therien. “We are always looking for ways to provide Mt. Bachelor Village by Meredith Lodging guests with new and exclusive experiences and amenities and this partnership with Wanderlust really fits that bill.”

“We love the Resort and its proximity to the Deschutes River makes it an incredible place to wander amongst Ponderosa Pines and keep a look out for wildlife sightings like Bald Eagles and Osprey feeding on native rainbow trout. Not many resorts can offer that kind of experience just by strolling the property! We love combining learning about nature with social opportunities, so this nature-focused take on Friday night happy hour is right up our alley,” commented Wanderlust Tours Guide and Sales Manager, Courtney Braun.

Participants will gather each Friday, on the South Patio near the Check-In/Reception area at the Resort. Guests staying with Meredith Lodging at Mt. Bachelor Village or any of Meredith Lodging’s Central Oregon properties will receive invitations to participate prior to their stay and again upon check-in. Anyone wanting additional information about Friday Frolic can visit

Wanderlust Tours is based in Bend and offers half-day naturalist-guided tours and trips in Bend, Sunriver, and Sisters, Oregon. Learn more about Wanderlust Tours at

Mt. Bachelor Village by Meredith Lodging is one of Oregon’s most treasured resort communities, just down the hill from the Mountain and overlooking the Deschutes River. The Resort offers one, two and three bedroom condos and is a quick 20-minute stroll from the Old Mill District. Mt. Bachelor Village by Meredith Lodging offers vacationers and business travelers beautiful surroundings, space for events and meetings, a sparkling seasonal pool, a playground (and soon, a game room) for kids, an outdoor fire-pit area as well as many other amenities. Visit to view the complete Mt. Bachelor Village by Meredith Lodging collection.