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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Some Miscommunication but Beautiful Resort 

Mar 16, 2020 KaityOviatt

There was an issue with being charged $75 for something I was told wouldn't cost me anything more than I already paid. It was very beautiful and other than the miscommunication it was a lovely stay. Unfortunately even after telling the man at the front counter what happened he wouldn't wave the fee.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Maintenance issues in Ste. #107

Mar 16, 2020 forkaby Mount Shasta, California

We stayed in ste.# 107 which was newly renovated. There was no hot water in both bathrooms and very low pressure in the upstairs bathroom. Also, the exhaust fan was non-operational as well as the hand set of the downstairs phone. The Maintenance man did what he could but was unable to fix all of the items. We love going to SunRiver so I hope this… Read more
We stayed in ste.# 107 which was newly renovated. There was no hot water in both bathrooms and very low pressure in the upstairs bathroom. Also, the exhaust fan was non-operational as well as the hand set of the downstairs phone. The Maintenance man did what he could but was unable to fix all of the items. We love going to SunRiver so I hope this was a rare occurrence! Read less
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Mar 16, 2020 jeffgirod Roseburg, Oregon

We went over there in March, and it was very cold and snowy. The rooms are always nice and the loge is wonderful. Service in Carson's is excellent. The single/studio rooms are very small, but very nice. Our friends upgraded to a suite, so we used their room to stretch out. It was a very nice weekend!
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Mar 16, 2020 Coolio368 Roseburg, Oregon

Sunriver is close to bachelor. We have. Even getting some of their winter specials and enjoy how reasonable it is to stay at the world class resort. Strongly suggest liking them on Facebook for great deals. I know lots of people fly in from all over the country to stay here, so to have it be a 3 hour drive from home is a nice treat.
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Mar 10, 2020 boni7777 Camas, Washington

We very much enjoyed our long weekend at SunRiver. Such a lovely place. With gracious and helpful staff people. We were delighted to wake up to a sparkling blanket of snow. And our snowshoeing outing up near Mt. Bachelor was a treat (unusually warm & sunny!) A Beautiful enjoyable stay.