Sunriver Resort

Sun River, Oregon

The hotel

More village than hotel, Sunriver Resort’s part of a private 3,300 acre community along the Deschutes River, in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Designed to immerse you in al fresco experiences, it’s filled with all manner of outdoorsy attractions. There are the simple pleasures, like 40 miles of biking and hiking trails, and stargazing at the observatory. And then there are the uber-indulgent ones, like stables, a marina, a spa, 9 dining experiences ranging from gourmet to beer garden, an airstrip, and 63 holes of golf spread across 4 courses, one of which will host the 2017 PGA Professional Championship. A destination in itself, The Cove is Sunriver’s swimming zone, with dining, a zero-entry pool, fire pits, even nature trails. Thank goodness they lay on free transport around the resort.


  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Horse Riding
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking

Where is it

Located near the Cascade Mountain Range, south of Bend in Deschutes County. Part of the Sunriver community, hotel guests have access to its golf courses, walking and biking trails, recreation facilities including fishing and snowsports, dining, and Sunriver Village Mall. It’s also got a private airstrip. The resort is 15 miles from Bend, with its quirky shops, galleries, restaurants, and scenic Drake Park, which hosts a farmers’ market. The outdoor recreation of Deschutes National Forest is nearby, and it’s 5 min from Lava Lands Visitor Center, 10 min from High Desert Museum, Newbury National Volcanic Monument, and Cascades Lakes Scenic Byway, and 20 min from Mt Bachelor Ski & Summer Resort.

Hotel information

All with private deck with Adirondack-style chairs, stonewall gas fireplace, flat screen TV, MP3 docking station, complimentary WiFi, telephone, mini-fridge, coffee maker, safe, and bathrobes. River Lodges have 1 king-size or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Carson’s American Kitchen (classic American menu, Sunday brunch). The Grille at Crosswater (upscale North American menu). Twisted River Tavern (tavern-style menu, local beers and wines, and cocktails, live music on Fri-Sat). Zeppa Bistro (Italian bistro menu). Merchant Trader (light bites and sandwiches, take out available). McDivot’s at the Woodlands (casual menu including burgers, deli sandwiches, and drinks). Starbucks®. The Backyard (beer garden with pub food, craft beers, live music). The Spotted Frog (snacks and light meals, frozen drinks, poolside setting at The Cove). Room service* (from Carson’s American Kitchen and Twisted River Tavern). Swimming pools (including The Cove, with its zero-entry outdoor pool, hot tub, waterslide, cabanas, kids’ discovery area, nature trails, spacious deck and lawn, and fire pits; and the spa’s 3 lane lap pool for guests aged 14 and over). Sage Springs Club and Spa* (fitness facility with Precor™ and Cybex™ equipment, fitness classes, spa treatments, salon services, lap pool). 4 golf courses* (63 holes, Meadow Golf, Woodlands Golf, Crosswater Golf, Caldera Links Golf, and Golf Academy*). 26 tennis courts* (lessons*). Marina (offering canoeing*, kayaking*, stand up paddle boarding*, and float trips*). Sunriver Stables (trail rides*, winter sleigh rides*). Bike Barn (bicycle hire*). Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory (nature trails and stargazing). Amphitheatre and sledding hill. 2 parks (Fort Rock Park and Mary McCallum Park). 40 miles of biking and walking paths. Challenge Ropes Course*. Fort Funnigan Kids’ Camp. Sunriver Resort Photography* (family, group, and individual services). Use of community’s recreation services (The Bear Factory*, Making Memories Workshop*, Paint and Pinot*, Throwback Tie Dye*, and Glow Ball Putting). Use of community’s activities* (including canoeing/kayaking tours*, rafting tours*, bike tours*, paintballing*). Concierge*. In-resort transport service. Airport shuttle service* (reservations required). Mt Bachelor shuttle service* (winter, discounted).

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Jan 21, 2020 690debraf Palm Springs, California

Love central Oregon - Sunriver resort is iconic. Not aging well or keeping staffing training adequate for the beautiful destination resort it once was. Overpriced dining and only a resort shuttle for transportation option. Had a couple outstanding staff members, however housekeeping was not the best and bar underwhelming.
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Jan 21, 2020 coastalpearlcottage Waldport, Oregon

The lodge out buildings have been updated nicely. Was a clean and open look and feel. Fireplaces are a great feature. Bed was pretty firm and leaned into the middle. Pillows could have some more variety.
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Jan 19, 2020 kpbolser Grants Pass, Oregon

Had a lovely time. Only problem, I lost an earring. If you found a circular, blue dangle, it is mine. Please let me know if it is found. I was there on business. Rooms, dining and meeting areas were very nice.
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Jan 19, 2020 Amy K Portland, Oregon

The food, the venue in the deep fresh snow, the shuttle service so that we could all indulge in champagne (!), and the very accommodating staff were the highlights of our family weekend away! Several opportunities for improvement were: at the wedding venue, it was not open to the public so there was less treatment of ice for the walkways around… Read more
The food, the venue in the deep fresh snow, the shuttle service so that we could all indulge in champagne (!), and the very accommodating staff were the highlights of our family weekend away! Several opportunities for improvement were: at the wedding venue, it was not open to the public so there was less treatment of ice for the walkways around the property. Of course, my boys went outside to play in the snow, and slipped on the ice covering the walkways which caused bumps on heads, and skinned elbows. The staff was very nice, and called facilities to come salt the walkways immediately. However it would be nice to have the walkways treated prior to the party, knowing that all of us would be there. Second the restaurant forgot our condiments for room service, no big deal we managed. Thirdly my son seems to have left his iPad behind in our hotel room. We sent an email requesting help and have not heard back a week later. If they had found electronics in the room after we checked out, it would be nice if they had called us proactively; we are still hoping for a confirmation that our iPad has been found and is being taken care of! Read less
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Jan 18, 2020 rcian422

When I checked into the room it had not power and it was getting dark. VERY UNWELCOMING! Eech room that is very expensive should have power, what am I paying for, a camping experience? At 4am my first night, the room alarm clock went off ruining my sleep! Who uses a room alarm clock these days and why is it set for 4 am?