Just around the bend – Bend, Oregon, that is – sits a marvelously lush, nature-filled paradise with every outdoor adventure imaginable. It’s a place you go to play, a charming mountain town that has it all. Whether you’re looking to ski, hike, mountain bike, or just get away, the majestic snow-capped peaks and high-desert skyline ensure a fabulous locale to buy a second shelter. Today, we put two of the area’s finest homes to the test in our latest Splurge vs. Steal, but the real mind-bender – pardon our pun — would you rather spring for a magnificent modern with sweeping mountain views, or save with a rustic retreat on the Big Deschutes? Let’s see which one piques your interest.