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.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1987)
  • Very good (939)
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Aug 4, 2021 kizans2021

While Sunriver is an awesome family getaway, it’s a great couples escape. Lounging at the Cove, drinks brought to you, peaceful walks, a nice 6 mile canoe trip, many restaurants on property / village.
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Aug 1, 2021 neknalla

I’ve never been to a resort where everything was accessible by bicycle. The facilities were fantastic everything you can imagine you can do here. Multiple restaurants available with several different types of cuisine. The reason we went to this resort is because I have an on-site airport. This made getting in and out very convenient.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Endless Fun for a Family of Four

Jul 30, 2021 bphelan2021 Kingsburg, California

From horseback riding, to river floating, to riding bikes into the village for food and entertainment; this dreamy setting checked all the boxes. The lodge room had a gorgeous view, and comfortable beds and couches. We could REALLY relax while looking out onto the gorgeous golf course and meadow, with the Oregon mountains in the background. We… Read more
From horseback riding, to river floating, to riding bikes into the village for food and entertainment; this dreamy setting checked all the boxes. The lodge room had a gorgeous view, and comfortable beds and couches. We could REALLY relax while looking out onto the gorgeous golf course and meadow, with the Oregon mountains in the background. We will becoming back for sure! (We didn't want to leave!) Read less
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Jul 28, 2021 markP7382PK Portland, Oregon

I have never seen such an absolute failure of basic expected services with checking in and trying to feed myself at a place presenting itself as a finer resort. On Saturday I had to leave the resort to eat as everyplace had a line out the door with over an hour wait and a close time before they thought I could be served. On Sunday I had to move… Read more
I have never seen such an absolute failure of basic expected services with checking in and trying to feed myself at a place presenting itself as a finer resort. On Saturday I had to leave the resort to eat as everyplace had a line out the door with over an hour wait and a close time before they thought I could be served. On Sunday I had to move from a room to our Condo. Check out was 10am, I was told I would be in from 4 to 6 into the new space (kind of a crazy thing for a check in time). Didn't get the text to check in till 7:15 pm. Read less
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Jul 26, 2021 mamajudi927

Enjoy yourself! Fun for all ages! Adults enjoyed leisurely dining and pool, kids loved the horseback riding, river rafting and ATV. I would recommend this wonderful resort to everyone! I will book again