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 Unseasonably warm weather in wonderful location!

Nov 17, 2019 sexybaby7399 Portland, Oregon

We stayed a week in the Quelah condos in our timeshare at Sunriver having a wonderful time and enjoying the amazingly warm, for November, weather with highs in the 60s and reaching 71 and the usual crisp cool late Fall evenings. Lots of walks and sightseeing. Great weather for bike rides as well and a trip to the nature center and the Lodge as… Read more
We stayed a week in the Quelah condos in our timeshare at Sunriver having a wonderful time and enjoying the amazingly warm, for November, weather with highs in the 60s and reaching 71 and the usual crisp cool late Fall evenings. Lots of walks and sightseeing. Great weather for bike rides as well and a trip to the nature center and the Lodge as well. A great get away any season and highly recommended for one and all! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Off season stay

Nov 14, 2019 danabr00ks Medford, Oregon

Destination is beautiful, golf course and walking, nearby shopping and food are all recommended. The accommodations are dated and need refreshing, there's some old trac lights that were just left up but they are not useable. Kitchen items were minimal, bring your own.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous property!!

Nov 12, 2019 Maps37999140188

Loved it for our getaway weekend! Even though most of the amenities were close for the season, the staff was really helpful in directing us to alternatives in the Village. The only weird detail was finding an used robe in our bathroom when we first checked in into our room, totally got missed during the cleaning. However, they were really… Read more
Loved it for our getaway weekend! Even though most of the amenities were close for the season, the staff was really helpful in directing us to alternatives in the Village. The only weird detail was finding an used robe in our bathroom when we first checked in into our room, totally got missed during the cleaning. However, they were really responsive when we reported it and brough new robes for us. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sunriver is not just for hikers, snowboarding, swimming. Shopping is fun.

Nov 9, 2019 dianeandricky Longview, Washington

Eat elsewhere but stay at Sunriver. Visit Bend and Sisters. Go to the museum. The roundabouts are fun. Town is designed to serve vacationers. Food in town was exceptional. Dress warm because the mornings are teeth chattering!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ideal Non-profit Meeting Location

Nov 8, 2019 sleach2019 Taos County, New Mexico

Sunriver Resort is a well-manicured resort-feeling set of buildings on a campus. The buildings are all walkable and most appear to be accessible. The setting is gorgeous, with the horse ranch on one side and a golf course on the other. Lots of trees and opportunities for forest excursions. Has a few confusing cul-de-sacs, until you get oriented,… Read more
Sunriver Resort is a well-manicured resort-feeling set of buildings on a campus. The buildings are all walkable and most appear to be accessible. The setting is gorgeous, with the horse ranch on one side and a golf course on the other. Lots of trees and opportunities for forest excursions. Has a few confusing cul-de-sacs, until you get oriented, but as they are the end of the road, you really can't get lost. Quality of the sleep, food, beverage and possible outdoor activities made it a wonderful setting though we rarely left campus. Their meeting services staff were some of the most attentive and personable people we've worked with. I would recommend this location for a meeting, like our regional forum. We were not disappointed. Read less