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.

Amenities

  • 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 minutes from Lava Lands Visitor Center, 10 minutes from High Desert Museum, Newbury National Volcanic Monument, and Cascades Lakes Scenic Byway, and 20 minutes 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.

Rating summary

  • Location Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Sleep Quality Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Rooms Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Service Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Value Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Cleanliness Image of the Tripadvisor rating

Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1887)
  • Very good (901)
  • Average (408)
  • Poor (208)
  • Terrible (125)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sunriver Jan 2021

Jan 20, 2021 anonymous1794 Portland, Oregon

Good location...resort is minutes away from Sunriver village. Room exceeded expectations...we had a 2 level suite, great for families with kids. It would be nice if they listed everything that comes w the kitchen so you don't bring things unnecessarily.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Stay

Jan 14, 2021 368stephen Portland, Oregon

Amazing service, great food, overall pleasant experience. The staff was extremely accommodating and quick to get us the local recommendations we needed for snow, dining, and local nature spots. I definitely recommend Sunriver resort.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A true oasis

Jan 14, 2021 judyorlandella San Clemente, California

If you want to find a place where you are welcome but COVID is not, stay at the Sunriver Resort. They go above and beyond CDC protocols. Great location fir getting to Mt. Bachelor and a true oasis. We will definitely be back.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Gas smell in our room

Jan 13, 2021 aniels931117 Salem

Unfortunately we awoke in the Middle of the night with a strong gas smell in our room and had to switch rooms with our children at 3am, I’m glad there was another room available but don’t feel it was taken very seriously and that the staff didn’t seem too concerned, gas is very dangerous.. wish it was handled a little differently.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Website not fully informative

Jan 11, 2021 Tmelville33

The website fell short on identifying what changes are accommodating to the pandemic safety precautions. In short, what you actually get is a hotel room and massage or nail services if you are so inclined. The two rating is because the communication upon arrival was outstanding. The onsite staff is doing the best they can with what they have.… Read more
The website fell short on identifying what changes are accommodating to the pandemic safety precautions. In short, what you actually get is a hotel room and massage or nail services if you are so inclined. The two rating is because the communication upon arrival was outstanding. The onsite staff is doing the best they can with what they have. Otherwise I would mark it a one. Read less