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 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Gorgeous resort!

Oct 23, 2020 charsaw Camarillo, California

This was the perfect resort to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. It is gorgeous, clean, and safe. It was our first time there, and we would definitely return again. The luxury river lodge was well worth the cost.
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Oct 22, 2020 whubbs2020 San Diego, Texas

I would like to reserve specific room next time. I was told no guarantee, that I could request. We loved our visit! The scenery was wonderful and loved the fireplace and kitchen. Beds very comfortable.
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Oct 22, 2020 Cflan2020

We had to change rooms late at night after discovering crumbs and what appeared to be mouse droppings in the sofa bed. It was huge inconvenience to pack and unpack with kids in tow. The "new" room was much cleaner. Check the room thoroughly before settling in. The prior guests plastic shopping bags were also in kitchen drawers so the… Read more
We had to change rooms late at night after discovering crumbs and what appeared to be mouse droppings in the sofa bed. It was huge inconvenience to pack and unpack with kids in tow. The "new" room was much cleaner. Check the room thoroughly before settling in. The prior guests plastic shopping bags were also in kitchen drawers so the cleaning staff clearly missed the job on this room. Surprisingly during Covid. I expected heightened cleaning. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Comfy and roomy

Oct 19, 2020 thefhouse Reno, Nevada

The queen suite was like a home away from home. Comfortable bed and pillows. The kitchen was well appointed. Living room was comfortable and nice with the fireplace. Appreciated the upstairs loft bedroom. Could use more natural light.
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Oct 18, 2020 happytimesrosecity

It was a challenging few days here in the sunriver lodge condos. We had a group of three guys on the deck below frequently smoking. Then the smoke drifted up to our room. Ughh! And on the other side, we had a family with two screaming kids and a barking dog. We are pretty patient people but finally gave up on this all time bad vacation and… Read more
It was a challenging few days here in the sunriver lodge condos. We had a group of three guys on the deck below frequently smoking. Then the smoke drifted up to our room. Ughh! And on the other side, we had a family with two screaming kids and a barking dog. We are pretty patient people but finally gave up on this all time bad vacation and left a night early. Read less