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Prineville Travel Guide

If you enjoy secluded wilderness and getting off the beaten path, head to the small high desert town of Prineville, Central Oregon’s oldest city. Prineville stands at the entrance to the Ochoco National Forest, a wonderful half a million or more acres of woodland, foothills, rivers, and lakes.

Things to Do in Prineville

Prineville gives you access to tons of wild spaces, trails, and outdoor activities. Hikers can head out into the Ochoco Forest and lose themselves in the wilderness areas of Mill Creek, Bridge Creek and Black Canyon Wilderness. If you’re lucky, you may catch sight of deer, bear, coyotes, and cougars. The Steins Pillar Trail will lead you through miles of thick trees and sunny meadows, while fisherman will enjoy spending time at Walton Lake, where trout fill the waters. Crooked River is perfect for fly fishing as well as exploring more trails and remote sections of river where you can see unspoiled nature up close.

In the town of Prineville you can get a taste of local history at the A.R Bowman Memorial Museum and discover when the town was an important center for mining, timber, and agriculture.

Best Time to Visit Prineville

Prineville is beautiful in summer, with long golden days to explore nature.

Price and Availability Index in Prineville

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Prineville is in December, while the cheapest month is in January. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Prineville is in the high season in June. Prineville has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Prineville tends to be Sunday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Prineville tend to be busiest on Fridays, while it tends to be much quieter on Sundays.

The weather in Prineville

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Prineville. The warmest months in Prineville are July and May, when temperatures reach 100 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to -15 ˚F. The wettest month in Prineville is January with 2.03 inches of rain, while the driest month is September with 0.22 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Prineville

At AllTheRooms.com we have accommodations from all of your favourite providers - Airbnb, VRBO, priceline and more. AllTheRooms has 128 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Prineville, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. For those traveling on a budget, the cheapest place to stay in Prineville is available at $30 per night. On average, a place to stay in Prineville will cost you $321 per night.

If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 61 accommodations in Prineville that have WiFi. 17 places to stay include a breakfast. Driving to Prineville? Then choose one of the 75 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. We have 5 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.

Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 26 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.

We combine a wide variety of Prineville accommodations including vacation rentals, homestays, hostels and other unique places to stay into one easy search. We show results from more than 7 providers, including 65 places to stay from Airbnb, 11 accommodations from VRBO and 3 places to stay from priceline.

73 of our places to stay in Prineville have been rated by previous guests. They rated 49% as excellent or good. 50 places to stay in are instantly bookable.

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