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8 Awesome Central Oregon Resorts

With over 300 days of sunshine Central Oregon is the ultimate playground for every outdoor adventure, whether you are kayaking in the summertime or shredding powder in the winter. Like all good adventures it is ultimately just as important to have a fantastic place to lay your head down at night, grab some incredible food and relax at the end of a long day. Not only does Central Oregon do outdoor fun exceptionally well, but they also offer some pretty awesome resorts to stay at. From ranches that give guest’s incredible sunset views while dining on local cuisine to family friendly resorts with water slides and outdoor year round pools to luxury lodges that have only the finest of furnishings; the possibilities for accommodations are endless. To make things easier when planning your vacation we have rounded up 8 awesome resorts that will be sure to knock your socks off, all located in Central Oregon.

8. Mount Bachelor Village Resort

In a breathtaking location that overlooks the Deschutes River at the gateway to the Cascade Mountains; Mount Bachelor Village Resort has one of the best locations on this list. Choose from a range of accommodations including hotel rooms, ski house condos tucked in the forest, river view condominiums or luxury houses. Amenities vary within accommodations but most include a gas fireplace, hand-crafted furnishings and some even include personal outdoor hot tubs located on the decks. This resort features an on-site athletic center giving guests access to pools, hot tubs, rock wall, steam rooms and dining options as well as offering a trail right outside the doors which can be hiked or snowshoed depending on the season. With great access to both Bend and Mt. Bachelor this village resort is the perfect location to call home base. Condos and houses offer fully stocked kitchens or kitchenettes that allow for easy meal making and thus making this resort perfect for large families or groups. In Central Oregon there is always reason to get outdoors and start your adventure from Mount Bachelor Village Resort; your home away from home.

Mount Bachelor Village Resort

7. Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa

Definitely the most unique resort on this list is the Kahn-Nee-Ta Resort and Spa located in Central Oregon on the Warm Springs Reservation. This family-friendly resort caters to visitors of all ages and offers a number of accommodations including suites, cottages and even Teepee camping where guests will get a true experience of Native American Culture. Although this resort is not as luxurious as the others on this list it is more kid-friendly and offers endless activities along with excellent dining options. The most popular attractions of the resort are the large hot spring mineral pools which guests can enjoy all year round. The towering water slides provide endless hours of fun for both kids and adults alike, while the lodge’s guest-only pool provides an escape into tranquility and peace. The Warm Springs River provides an opportunity for kayaking and fishing while the resort offers activities such as mini-putt, tennis, and basketball. Family friendly dining can be found at Warm Springs Grill where an arcade and pool tables are sure to be a hit. For those grown-ups looking for something a little more elegant the Chinook Northwest Grille offers fine dining with exceptional panoramic views. Step away from the ordinary and explore all that Warm Springs has to offer while staying at the Kah-Nee-Ta Resort & Spa.

Kah-Nee-Ta

6. Tetherow Lodges

Offering 50 rooms of absolute luxury, Tetherow Lodges is one of the only boutique style hotels that border both the Deschutes National Forest and downtown Bend. Guests at this lodge can expect only the finest with custom crafted furnishings, gas fireplaces with stone masonry, high-quality linens, a mini-fridge and original artwork from local artists throughout the rooms. Every morning guests are encouraged to start off their day with the local coffee provided that is crafted in or near Bend. Tetherow offers two exceptional dining options; The Grill, which offers stunning views of the Cascade Peaks and a menu that includes a variety of local favorites, or The Row; a family friendly casual pub experience with twelve beers on tap featuring local micro breweries and a menu that is both American and Scottish. Outdoor activities are the theme of this resort and golfing, skiing, hiking and biking are literally located right outside your doorstep. The Deschutes National Forest offers incredible hiking and biking trails throughout that lead you to waterfalls, mountain tops and stunning views. For visitors looking to be close to Bend without sacrificing nature, tranquility and luxury; Tetherow Lodges is where you want to be.

Tetherow

5. Seventh Mountain Resort

Boasting the closest lodging to Mt. Bachelor Seventh Mountain Resort is the perfect home base for any visitor looking to spend their vacation on the mountain; whether skiing or snowboarding. Nestled along the beautiful Deschutes River this resort focuses on accommodations that match the western feel of the outdoors along with a superior range of amenities that create the perfect outdoor playground. From studios to luxury townhouses whether you are coming with friends, families or by yourself there is a lodging option for you. Although there are no dining options on-site this resort makes up for it in terms of activities is has to offer. Two outdoor heated pools, three outdoor hot tubs, an ice skating rink, full access to Mt. Bachelor and a stable located on-site provide a plethora of winter options. In the summertime the championship golf course, mountain bike track, nature trails, basketball courts and beach volleyball courts are sure to appease any visitor. The full-service recreation department on-site will help arrange any activity that visitors want from kayaking to white water rafting.  Come for the great views, awesome accommodations and location that Seventh Mountain Resort has to offer.

7th mountain resort

4. Pronghorn -An Auberge Resort

Set amidst a beautiful 1,000 year old juniper forest is a resort full of luxury and world class activities. Pronghorn resort is currently home to rental suites and homes but is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation which will feature a top notch lodge. For now though the suites and homes that are decorated with upscale furnishings, stone fireplaces and private terraces are more than enough reasons to visit. Visitors won’t want to leave this resort with its endless activity offerings, kid’s camp and exceptional cuisine. On-site visitors will have access to mountain biking, hiking, golf, tennis, basketball courts, pools and a fitness area. The staff at Pronghorn is dedicated to making your experience exceptional and offer custom adventure experiences including rock climbing, downhill skiing, white water rafting and fly fishing. Pronghorn has visitors covered in terms of dining with three choices of restaurants ranging from light fare meals with exceptional micro brewed beer to fine dining to family style meals. From golfing to relaxing at the spa this resort has visitors covered in terms of excellence and experience and we can only imagine that the addition of the multi-million dollar lodge is going to propel this resort further to the top of this list in the near future.

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3. Black Butte Ranch

For vacationers looking for a slower pace of life, a relaxed environment; set in a stunning landscape of towering mountain peaks, abundant wildlife and soaring trees, Black Butte Ranch is the answer. For more than 40 years this ranch has drawn visitors from all over the world with promises of championship golf courses, award winning dining, horseback riding, spa treatments and a variety of other activities. Offering 120 ranch vacation homes that range from lodge rooms to condos to cabins to custom homes and offer a choice of mountain, meadow or golf course view; there is truly something for everyone here. The culinary team at Black Butte Ranch follows a farm to table philosophy growing much of their own produce right on the ranch land and selecting locally raised meat; in turn creating amazing and creative dishes that can be sampled at one of many on-site restaurants. The array of activities that Black Butte Ranch has to offer is tremendous whether you are visiting in the summer or winter. The lake that is on-site allows visitors to canoe, kayak and stand up paddle board while the 1800 acres begs to be explored via foot or bike. During the winter visitors can expect to ski, snowshoe, sled and ice skate their way throughout the resort. Black Butte Ranch offers exceptional dining, lodging and activities combined to make for a truly wonderful Central Oregon vacation.

Black Butte Ranch

2. Sunriver Resort

A true destination resort located in the heart of the Cascade Mountains; Sunriver Resort is a combination of vacation rentals, lodges and luxury cabins and homes. The community of Sunriver is truly meant for visitors, with a permanent population of only 1,700, but capable of housing up to 20,000 people during peak vacation times. At Sunriver Resort guests have access to full amenities including pools, hot tubs, a fitness center and spa, advanced tee times for the on-site golf course, complimentary resort-wide transportation and access to all the restaurants. Accommodations are beautiful; from stone wall fireplaces to private balconies to handcrafted furniture in the lodges there is no bad place to stay on this resort. Choice of views ranges from the golf course to the mountains to the Deschutes River that tumbles by. Located only 15 minutes outside of Bend and 20 minutes from Mount Bachelor, Sunriver Resort is the perfect spot to call home on your vacation. Located next door to this resort is The Village at Sunriver; offering a plethora of activities, shopping and dining options. A visit to Sunriver Resort wouldn’t be complete without a stop in at Sunriver Brewing Company where the kids can play in the “kids zone” while the adults sip on some of Central Oregon’s finest craft beer. Sunriver Resort makes it easy to explore Central Oregon’s beautiful landscape and the surplus of outdoor activities while enjoying a slice of luxury in your choice of accommodation. See why so many people a year choose Sunriver for their vacation.

sunriver resort

1. Brasada Ranch

With numerous awards under its belt for fabulous lodging, dining and experience the Brasada Ranch comes in at the top of our list of awesome Central Oregon Resorts. This 1,800 acre resort is nestled in the Powell Buttes just east of Bend and overlooks nine Cascade Peaks as well as the city of Bend itself. Nothing was spared in the design of this resort with its rustic elegant accommodations that offer understated luxury in your choice of suites or cabins. The Range Restaurant and Bar is legendary in itself with breathtaking sunsets, indoor and outdoor dining and exceptional cuisine. The culinary team at this ranch focuses on community partners with farms, creameries, orchards, ranches and wineries that practice sustainability. The athletic center at the Ranch is the home to all things recreation and offers two outdoor pools, a slide and even a lazy river. Kids of all ages are welcome at Brasada Ranch and most likely will want to spend all their time in “The Hideout”; a designated refuge for kids that includes rock climbing walls, ping pong tables, wave riders, a playground and a ton of crafts and games. Adults can head to the organic spa where natural and holistic treatments promise to melt stresses away. Boasting a world class equestrian center, riders of all ages can gain experience and find joy atop one of the beautiful horses here. From luxury accommodation to local cuisine to a range of activities for both young and old; Brasada Ranch is our top choice for awesome Central Oregon Resorts.

Brasada Ranch
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