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Suttle Lodge & Boathouse Reopens with New Look, Same Rustic Vibe

It’s tough to take something old, make it new, but make sure it still feels old. But that’s exactly what the folks at Suttle Lodge & Boathouse have done.

The rustic resort on the shore of Suttle Lake in the Deschutes National Forest near Sisters reopened in 2016 with a new (old) look and boathouse restaurant.

The 15.5-acre property sits on the shore of Suttle Lake. It’s comprised of a large timber lodge, fully equipped lakeside cabins, camp cabins, a lobby cocktail bar and boathouse. The lodge itself has 11 rooms, a meeting room and the small cocktail lounge is lovingly call “Skip.”

Rack rates for accommodations start at $125/night for camp cabins, and the spacious lodge rooms begin at $275/night. The Boathouse restaurant on a dock beside the lake serves casual breakfast, lunch and dinner. It has a fish-shack-meets-diner-style menu created by chef Joshua McFadden of Portland’s Ava Gene’s.

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The property is an easy overnight getaway from Portland, and perfect for a weeks-long retreat. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed, as a lodge in the woods should be, and families and pets are welcomed.

The focus is on public social spaces: convivial gathering places grounded in the bounty of Oregon food and drink and geared towards the activities and beauty of a forest lake.  A year-round retreat with a camp-like feel, the resort offers canoe, kayak and SUP rentals. Get out into nature with hiking, fishing and swimming. Enjoy the outdoor beer garden and lawn games, arts-and-craft workshops, music events, and a huge roaring fireplace to read or sip bourbon by. Come winter snowshoe and Nordic ski trails, take advantage of nearby hot springs, and hit the slopes of the Hoodoo Ski Area just ten minutes away.

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