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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  • Excellent (1717)
  • Very good (821)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Aged property, dirty and lack of attention to detail, dark rooms

Jul 22, 2019 Jennifer B

We were so hopeful as we drove into the resort! surroundings are beautiful!! Our first "suite" (not an actual suite-- it's a loft) had food crumbs, the floor hadn't been cleaned, hand prints on the windows and dust all over the furniture. The burners on the stove were all out of place and trim hanging off the dishwasher. Management went over and… Read more
We were so hopeful as we drove into the resort! surroundings are beautiful!! Our first "suite" (not an actual suite-- it's a loft) had food crumbs, the floor hadn't been cleaned, hand prints on the windows and dust all over the furniture. The burners on the stove were all out of place and trim hanging off the dishwasher. Management went over and above to try and redeem our stay. ((thank you)) Helped us to move into a second "suite" which they claimed they had gone over with a fine- tooth comb when cleaning. I really wish they hadn't claimed that. We found an empty snack bag in the loft on the floor and the grossest thing - dark streaked dirt marks and dried blood on our extra bedding blanket and unclean windows. I really feel like for the money, this place is not worth a stay. We cancelled our second night to move to a different location. A few things that would make this better: update! Rooms are surprisingly worn. Clean (this one is easy) Maybe a checklist for your housekeeping team? Over and above: a few very inexpensive items would go a long way making a guest feel welcome on your property... for example: Adequate coffee cups for the number of guests staying in the room. Coffee choices would be nice... salt and pepper in the kitchen are basic but inexpensive.On the good side: the staff is kind, even though perhaps needing more hospitality training. This place could be great but it sorely misses the mark. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great family getaway

Jul 18, 2019 Susan D Gresham, Oregon

This was our third visit to Suneiver and We had another fabulous vacation here, where we enjoyed swimming, biking, horseback riding, great food, friendly people, the scenery was stunning, perfect for relaxing, we will be back!
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Jul 18, 2019 unhappytraveler20473 Portland, Oregon

The room was not ready on time. Overpriced for what it was. My toiletry items appeared to have been gone through.....this was not a good trip. Many in the past have been great, but this year, I was not impressed!
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Jul 17, 2019 SRfun

Sunriver always delivers a good time. The cove was wonderful for my 4 and 6 year olds. The food was really tasty and the bike trails did not disappoint! All in all, it was a great staycation for the family
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Jul 17, 2019 markgram

Slightly above average for this type of property. Would not go back for personal vacation. Very expensive, especially food and beverage. Rooms are getting tired and staff is only OK. Need more outdoor lights for walking to rooms at night