Choose Bend for An Unforgettably Unique Place to Stay

Whether you spend your day window-shopping at boutiques in downtown Bend, exploring the high desert or mountain trails in the Cascades, or relaxing poolside on yet another sun-kissed weekend, chances are good that you’ll want somewhere cozy and comfortable to lay your head at night.

Fortunately, Central Oregon has you covered with overnight stays that cater to travelers of all types—from outdoor-minded hotels that provide plenty of gear storage to romantic retreats where you and a partner can sip sparkling wine and indulge in reinvigorating massages. To help plan your next vacation, here’s a quick rundown of memorable stays in Bend and across Central Oregon: 

Ready to start planning? Learn all about lodging in Central Oregon, and keep reading for unique places to stay in Bend, Oregon, and beyond.

Adventure-Ready Lodging

Across Central Oregon, several hotels are designed with the adventure-focused traveler in mind—by offering easy access to nearby trails, in-room storage space, and on-site activities that bring the best of the region’s outdoor culture to your doorstep.

One of the most popular stays for adventurous visitors is LOGE Bend, a chic getaway that sits on the way to Mount Bachelor and the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway. Rooms are outfitted with modern amenities (including hammocks) and gear storage, while broader attractions around the property include year-round gear rentals (including snowshoes in winter and mountain bikes, river tubes, and kayaks in summer), bike-tuning stations, a bar area pouring local craft beers, a play area for dogs, fire pits, grills, and more.

In the heart of Bend, is the Campfire Hotel. The renovated boutique hotel lives up to its name with a variety of outdoors-themed design choices that include extra gear storage space in each room, a heated outdoor pool, and a bustling outdoor fire pit.

Fire pit at Campfire Hotel in Bend, Oregon

The SCP Redmond Hotel sits in downtown Redmond and offers plenty of thoughtful touches that invite adventurers to rest, relax, and decompress after a day outdoors. Its offerings include rooms that eschew distractions (such as radios, clocks, and televisions) for a more peaceful atmosphere, an on-site yoga studio, a market slinging locally sourced food and drink, and the city’s only rooftop bar.

Rustic and Charming Getaways

Suttle Lodge near Sisters, Oregon

Looking for a charming getaway that offers an immersive Central Oregon experience? You’ll find plenty of cottages, boutique inns, and other adorable stays that connect with regional culture in a myriad of  ways.

One local favorite is the pet-friendly Suttle Lodge, which offers a handful of overnight options—from classic lodge rooms to upscale cabins with in-room fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs—on the shore of Suttle Lake near Sisters. From the lodge, outdoor enthusiasts can hike around Suttle Lake and take advantage of seasonal boat rentals before winding down at an on-site cocktail bar or listening to live music from local and regional acts. 

Get a feel for regional history before hitting the water at Oasis Cabin Resort in the heart of Maupin—a popular destination for whitewater paddlers on the Deschutes River. The long-running resort started as temporary lodging for local workers in the early 1900s and, in the decades since, has refashioned itself as a hip overnight stay. The fun includes refurbished cabins with local artwork, vintage travel trailers, a grassy common area that occasionally hosts live music, a barrel sauna, soaking tubs, and a seasonal diner.

Luxury Retreats in Central Oregon

Whether you’re looking to clean up after a day outdoors or consider working on your tan to be “outdoorsy”, you’ll find no shortage of luxurious resorts in Central Oregon. Best of all, these retreats offer plenty of space to stretch out and bask in the views of nearby Cascade Range peaks.

One of the most historic is Black Butte Ranch, which opened in the early 1970s and helped transform the nearby community of Sisters into a popular year-round destination for visitors from around the world. Black Butte Ranch has kept up with the times by opening a brand-new main lodge in 2023, dishing Pacific Northwest-inspired cuisine with locally sourced ingredients, hosting a pair of championship golf courses, and offering overnight stays that cater to groups of all sizes.

Roughly halfway between Bend and Redmond, surrounded by Central Oregon’s high desert, is Brasada Ranch. The opulent resort boasts Western-themed rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, elegant spa services, horseback rides, one of the state’s top golf courses, and dining options to please every palate.

Couple in a hot tub at Brasada Ranch near Bend, Oregon

Family-Friendly Finds

The Cove Aquatic Center at Sunriver Resort in Central Oregon

Wondering where to stay in Bend, Oregon, that kids of all ages will enjoy? You’ll find plenty to love about family-friendly hotels and resorts across the region—all of which offer amenities that provide a comfortable stay and easy access to top attractions.

Sunriver Resort sits in the heart of its namesake community and is one of the region’s top family destinations for good reason. Families of all sizes find townhomes, condos, and whole house rentals to meet the needs of their group—many of which come with grills, decks, kitchens, and discounted bike rentals; splash about at The Cove Aquatic Center; hit the links at four award-winning golf courses; fuel up at nine eateries (five of which are open year-round); and enjoy easy access to nearby attractions—such as the High Desert Museum, Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory, and the Lava Lands Visitor Center (open between early May and early October).

Just north of downtown Bend, Riverhouse on the Deschutes caters to families with numerous thoughtful touches. Those include bunk rooms (which come with two twin beds over two queen beds), indoor and outdoor pool areas (all heated), outdoor fire pits (where guests can roast s’mores), and an on-site restaurant serving seasonal dishes crafted with local ingredients.

Romantic Escapes for Couples

Enjoy a romantic getaway at resorts, hotels, and even bed-and-breakfasts across Central Oregon.

One of the region’s most lauded destinations for couples is FivePine Lodge and Spa near the western edge of Sisters. The upscale resort hosts lodge rooms and private cabins—including the appropriately named Romance Cabin, which comes with a king-sized pillowtop bed, sunken tub, stone fireplace, and private patio for a quiet stay. An on-site spa offers massage services, a thermal tub, room for relaxation, and more.

Visit and explore Bend from the heart of downtown at the Oxford Hotel. The luxe hotel, one of the best places to stay in Bend, hosts nearly 60 spacious suites outfitted with organic bath products, an on-site sauna and hot tub, valet parking, plush bedding, free loaner cruiser bikes, and even room service for when you’re not quite ready to start the day.

Couple walking past cabins at FivePine Lodge in Sisters, Oregon

Just south of downtown, meanwhile, sits the Mill Inn—a 10-room bed-and-breakfast that provides guests with high-quality linens, themed decor in each room, and a hearty breakfast that may include quiche or frittatas (made fresh daily) alongside locally sourced meats, fresh-cut fruits, granola, coffee, orange juice, and more. Outdoor-minded couples enjoy on-site gear storage and a ski wax station, while everyone can relax in an outdoor hot tub and on a breezy deck.

Booking Tips and Best Times to Visit

If you’ve zeroed in on your preferred overnight stay and are ready to book, here’s what to know about lodging in Bend, Oregon, and planning your trip to the area.

Know when to book: Some of these lodgings fill up weeks (if not months) in advance at the height of the busy seasons—which in Central Oregon typically means winter weekends (between December and March) and summer weekends (between June and September). If you’re planning a trip for these times, consider booking up to three months out—or up to six months in advance for the widest possible selection of rooms. For a more last-minute getaway, it might not hurt to check Airbnb in Bend, Oregon or VRBO vacation rentals in Bend, Oregon.

Plan around your preferred activities: Are you an avid skier or snowboarder? Try to book a trip between December and April, when most of the region’s ski resorts are most likely open. If you’d rather go paddling, hiking, or mountain biking, plan a trip from June to September—when high-elevation roads are typically accessible, trails are snow-free, and the sun shines almost every day. Fall, meanwhile, is a great time to check out boutique shops across the region—and spring makes a great season to sample Central Oregon’s creative culinary scene in quiet dining rooms or breezy food cart pods.

Group of friends gathering on the rooftop bar at SCP Redmond Hotel in Redmond, Oregon

Look into specials: Keep an eye out for seasonal discounts; prices are typically lower in fall, winter, and spring than in summer. Many lodgings also offer perks and packages that may include discounted lift tickets, wintertime shuttle services, romance-minded packages, outdoor adventures, and more; these specials make it easy to connect with the culture of Central Oregon and streamline the planning so you can focus on having fun. 

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