How to Choose the Best Central Oregon Resort for Your Vacation

When it comes to a Central Oregon resort vacation, your choices are plentiful. From old favorites like Sunriver and Black Butte, to several new resorts near Bend Oregon popping up, you’ll be sure to find the perfect place with the following helpful guide for comparison.

In this post, we will cover:
– Bend Oregon Resorts: Mt. Bachelor Village Resort, Sunriver Resort, Caldera Springs Resort, Pronghorn Resort, Brasada Ranch, Seventh Mountain Resort
– Redmond Oregon resorts: Eagle Crest Resort
– Sisters Oregon Resorts: Black Butte Resort,  Suttle Lake Lodge
– Comparison of cost, amenities, distance to town, and housing types among the top Central Oregon Resorts

Updated Summer 2022. Originally published: Summer 2019.

Why Vacation at a Central Oregon Resort

Oregon resorts and lodges make ideal vacation destinations because of their natural scenic beauty, close proximity to outdoor adventures, and variety of amenities.

Unlike other parts of the state, Central Oregon resorts have the added benefit of clear, sunny weather most of the year. In other words, they can be enjoyed summer, spring, winter, or fall!

In Central Oregon, whether it’s near Bend, Redmond, or Sisters, you’re never far from mountains, rivers, and lakes.

Snow sports like skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and ice skating are popular activities in winter. Come summer, vacationers can enjoy biking, hiking, fishing, and water sports like kayaking, white water rafting, floating inner tubes down the river, SUPing, and more.

We have enjoyed many wonderful vacations in Central Oregon and have personally visited, if not stayed at, every one of the resorts covered in this post.

Let’s take a look at the different resort options so you can find the best Central Oregon resort for your next vacation.

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Bend Oregon Resorts

Being the largest and most popular city in Central Oregon, there are many resorts near Bend, Oregon. If you’re hoping to enjoy shopping, restaurants, breweries, and other amenities in Bend, you may want to stay at one of the following nearby resorts.

Mt. Bachelor Village Resort

Mt. Bachelor Village, Bend Oregon Resort

Contrary to the name, this resort is not located on the ski hill of Mt. Bachelor but in the center of Bend, along the Deschutes River. It’s as close as you’ll get to all the city’s dining and activities compared to any other resort near Bend.

Mt. Bachelor Village is one of Central Oregon’s smaller resorts with your expected amenities.

Cost: $-$$$
Amenities: Pools, Tennis, Fitness Centers, Restaurant, Spa, Event Facilities
Distance: 2.5 miles from downtown Bend, 20 miles from Mt. Bachelor
Accommodations: Guestrooms, condos, vacation homes (some pet-friendly)
Great for: Family vacations, couples vacations

Check out vacation rentals at Mt. Bachelor Village here

Sunriver Resort

The Village at Sunriver shopping

Sunriver Resort is one of the largest and most well known resorts in Central Oregon.

Sunriver, Oregon is its own town with grocery, shopping, galleries, and multiple sets of amenities throughout the expansive complex.

Cost: $$$ – $$$$
Amenities:  Multiple Restaurants, 4 Golf Courses, Pools, Hot Tubs, Horseback Riding, Tennis, Paintball, Fitness Center, Spa, Bike Paths, Conference Center, Shopping, Outdoor Equipment Rentals, Marina, Nature Center & Observatory
Distance: 18 miles to Bend, 20 miles to Mt. Bachelor
Accommodations: Lodge Village guestrooms, suites (pet-friendly), private vacation rentals
Great for: Family vacations, family reunions, couples vacations, large groups

Check price and availability of Sunriver Resort rooms on here

Caldera Springs Resort

Caldera Springs Resort

Located adjacent to Sunriver Resort, Caldera Springs is a more relaxed, gated residential community with luxury vacation rental homes and high-end cabins.

This is the only resort we haven’t personally been to, but our family members checked it out. They enjoyed a long weekend vacation in a rental near the lake.

Cost: $$$ – $$$$
Amenities: Pool, Fitness Center, Lake House, 9-Hole Golf Course, Tennis, Bike Paths, Outdoor Equipment Rentals, Bistro, Spa, Shuttle service to Sunriver
Distance: 18 miles to Bend, 20 miles to Mt. Bachelor
Accommodations: Vacation home rentals and Caldera Cabins
Great for: Family vacations, couples vacations, large groups

Check price and availability of Caldera Springs rentals here

Pronghorn Resort

Pronghorn Resort Cafe

With 640 acres of land and views of the Cascade Mountains, this residential golf resort feels luxurious and secluded. Rooms and suites feature private patios, stone fireplaces, and stunning landscaping.

Cost: $$$$ – $$$$$
Amenities: 2 Golf Courses, Golf Academy, Spa, Restaurants, Pool, Event Facilities
Distance: 16 miles to downtown Bend, 23 miles to Redmond
Accommodations: Huntington Lodge – luxury, accessible rooms; 2 – 4 bedroom vacation units; weekly vacation home rentals
Great for: Golf vacations, luxury, family vacations, couples vacations

Check availability and price for Pronghorn Resort here

Brasada Ranch

Pool, waterslide, lazy river, sun deck at Brasada Ranch resort vacation

Brasada Ranch is another great place to slow down and enjoy the wide open spaces of Central Oregon’s great outdoors with a more casual vibe. Exclusive amenities are all within walking distance.

This private Central Oregon resort has a mix of resident/member houses as well as vacation rentals.

Cost: $$$ – $$$$
Amenities: Horse Ranch, Golf Course, Golf Simulator, Pool, Hot Tub, Fitness Studio, Event Facilities
Distance: 20 miles to downtown Bend, 15 miles to Redmond
Accommodations: Ranch House guest rooms, suites, Sage Canyon cabins (pet-friendly)
Great for: Family vacations, dog lovers, couples vacations

Check price and availability for Brasada Ranch on here

Seventh Mountain: Worldmark Bend Resort

Seventh Mountain Resort Pool

Seventh Mountain Resort is a family-friendly WorldMark by Wyndham property outside of Bend. Great for summer and winter vacations.

Cost: $$$
Amenities: Pools, Fitness Center, Hot Tubs, Bar, Mini Golf, Frisbee Golf, Ski Shuttle and Ice-skating (Winter), Cafe
Distance: 6.5 miles from Bend, 16 miles from Mt. Bachelor
Accommodations: 1 – 3 bedroom suites, Studio
Great for: Family vacations, ski/snowboard vacations

Check price and availability for Seventh Mountain Resort on here

Redmond Oregon Resorts

As Bend gets more crowded and expensive, many vacationers are looking to Redmond for a low key, affordable alternative. As downtown Redmond revitalizes its charm, more trendy restaurants, breweries, and boutiques are popping up.

Eagle Crest

Eagle Crest mountain views

Eagle Crest is an extensive resort community near Redmond where both residents and vacationers can enjoy a wide range of amenities. Our parents had a house at Eagle Crest for a while, so we know it well. It’s been a great place to host out-of-town visitors.

Cost: $$ – $$$
Amenities: Pools, 3 Golf Courses, Fitness Centers, Hot Tub, Restaurants, Conference Center, Spa, Riding Stables, Fishing, Outdoor Equipment Rentals, Bike Paths
Distance: 6 miles from Redmond, 18 miles from Bend
Accommodations: Hotel rooms, townhomes and private vacation rentals
Great for: Family vacations, couples vacations

Check out price and availability of WorldMark apartment rentals at Eagle Crest here

Check price and availability of Eagle Crest Lodge rooms here

Sisters Oregon Resorts

Sisters is a quaint Central Oregon town with an Old West vibe. The small town center is full of cute cafes, boutiques, galleries, and ice cream parlors, with plenty of trails as well.

Black Butte Ranch

Black Butte biking and walking paths

Black Butte Ranch is a large residential resort near Sisters, Oregon with a variety of amenities for the whole family to enjoy. We have enjoyed many family vacations, and even a big extended family reunion, at Black Butte.

Cost: $$ – $$$
Amenities: Pools, 2 Golf Courses, Fitness Centers, Hot Tub, Restaurants, Conference Center, Spa, Riding Stables, Fishing, Outdoor Equipment Rentals, Bike Paths, Lakeside Activity Center, Classes, Summer Day Camp
Distance: 8 miles to Sisters
Accommodations: Lodge rooms, 2 – 3 bedroom condos, cabins, vacation homes (some pet-friendly)
Great for: Family vacations, family reunions, couples vacations

Check price and availability for vacation homes and lodge rooms at Black Butte Ranch on and VRBO

The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse

Suttle Lake view

This small property on Suttle Lake provides a restaurant, groceries, hikes, and water activities. The wooded lakeside setting provides a casual, intimate, back-to-nature feel.

Cost: $$ – $$$
Amenities: Restaurant, Spa, Outdoor Equipment & Boat Rentals, Golf Course, Meeting Room
Distance: 14 miles to Sisters, 8 miles to Hoodoo Ski Area
Accommodations: Lodge rooms, rustic cabins, waterfront cottages
Great for: Family vacations, couples vacations, water sports

Check price and availability for Suttle Lake Lodge rooms here

We hope this guide to Central Oregon resorts has helped you find the perfect vacation destination for your next trip. Let us know in the comments which resorts in Central Oregon you like best!

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  1. A great list of places to stay, taking into account all possible wishes! Now is the time to travel and explore the surrounding area =) I would love to visit a ranch in Oregon. My friends highly recommend such a vacation!

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