Sunriver Resort

Sun River, Oregon

Virgin rating

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 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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May 19, 2022 faithlutherannb

We learned to make our own reservations and not depend of church office staff. At home we live on one level due to limited ability to manage stairs. So we were placed in room 135, two levels, 14 steps, We made the decision to be ultra careful in our climb to the bedroom and bath upstairs. Made it work. Not again.
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May 19, 2022 mikenleesa

Amenities conveniently located within walking distance. In town experience awesome. (WIne tasting in Old Mill District in Bend , Evoke was a must do. Kara's Kitchenware-Olive Oil tasting was fun as well. Pet friendly stay.
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May 17, 2022 pastordorothy

Sunriver is the ultimate for working AND relaxing. Even though I was working the entire time there, the setting releases all the time I left, I was floating on air. Clean, reasonable rates, spectacular setting.
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May 16, 2022 Compass259322

The only thing I saw for improvement was a slightly better map and a list of restaurants and hours. Also, does the resort have the three wheel bicycles? Although I love riding the bicycle, I am afraid to ride again because a bad accident last year. We had a wonderful stay and intend to return.
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May 16, 2022 debiebeaversrudolph

Great place to hold a conference. Wonderful accommodations that housed a large amount of people that you do not feel crowded or hurried to leave a room due to overbooking or tight time constraints. Very relaxed atmosphere. Staff was very accommodating.