The novelist Jim Harrison wrote: “There is something about doing a favor for a dog that calms you down.”

Very true. Travelers to Portland and Bend accompanied by dogs can do their pets a favor by staying at a Big Sky residence. All homes have fenced back yards with plenty of room for a dog to romp around. They are also conveniently located near parks and dedicated dog parks and a short drive in Portland to Columbia River beaches and to trails on Pilot Butte in Bend.