Sunriver Resort: A Conde Nast Favorite (as well as a mine)
Actually located 17 miles south of Bend in Sunriver, Oregon, this resort is a spectacular year-round destination. The massive grounds boast miles of hiking, walking and biking trails popular during the summer months. A variety of lodging options are available for any group number or budget, including hotel rooms at the lodge, condos and individual cabins. It's the closest resort to Mt. Bachelor ski resort and features a less-traveled route to the mountain. Pools and hot tubs as well as an ice skating rink are open all winter. The summer months feature a roller rink and bicycle rentals in addition to horseback riding and more activities. The resort is completely self-sufficent housing several restaurants, a gas station, grocery store, ski rentals, shopping and a full-service spa. Great for couples or families, Sunriver Resort is a personal favorite anytime of year. We booked a huge condo (could easily sleep 8-10) through the resort's website during peak season (between Christmas and New Years) for a steal. Upon arrival we added an extra night onto our stay (that online jumped in price by $100) for the cheaper price we were already paying a night. ($139 a night total - not per person!)
Unique Qualities: Tennis, horseback riding, biking, hiking, nature center, spa, pools, roller / ice rink, shopping center, grocery store, gas station, restaurants, golf, cross country and downhill skiing, fly fishing, rafting, kids club, fitness classes, canoeing & kayaking, ropes course.
Phone: (800) 801-8765
Address: PO Box 3609, Sunriver, OR 97707Website: http://www.sunriver-resort.com/