What kind of traveler are you? An outdoorsy type who rises with the sun and doesn’t return to their room until the day’s end? Do you like to rest, relax, and recharge on a romantic getaway? Are you a business traveler helping themselves to a hotel’s productivity-minded amenities?
Whatever your style, you’ll find just the right lodging accommodation in Central Oregon. The region’s options range from locally owned, budget-friendly motels to expansive resorts—all offering easy access to the nearby Cascade Range, the crystal-clear Deschutes River, Central Oregon’s best restaurants, and (of course) the region’s incredible brewing scene.
So load up your mountain bike, laptop case, yoga mat, or business suit—and book your next favorite stay at one of Central Oregon’s lodging getaways. Here’s a look at what’s available around the region.
Renowned Resorts and Lodges in Central Oregon
Central Oregon is famous for its destination resorts. Choose from five resorts in all, each offering their own lodgings, activities, and dining opportunities.
Sunriver Resort and Black Butte Ranch are the grand dames of the region, having catered to locals and visitors alike for more than 40 years. They’re famous for good reason: Both offer a variety of lodging options—suitable for couples and extended families alike—and both have amenities to please just families of all sizes.
Sunriver delights with a marina, horse stables, three golf courses—one of which, Crosswater, was named one of the United States’ top 100 courses by Golf Digest—and two aquatic complexes with slides and lazy rivers; the resort also sits surrounded by roughly 40 miles of paved bike paths, offering easy access to family-friendly restaurants and bakeries. And set against the backdrop of the Cascade Mountains just eight miles from Sisters, Black Butte Ranch hosts plenty of activities for the whole family—including horseback riding, two golf courses, five swimming pools, and a top-notch spa.
Another incredible resort, Juniper Preserve sits just 30 minutes from Bend. The resort embodies Central Oregon in a variety of ways—through landscapes dotted with ancient juniper trees and rocky lava flows, rooms adorned with color schemes that reflect the region’s high desert, a pair of golf courses (one of which, the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, was named a Top 100 course by Golf Digest) that show off epic views, and a world-class spa that encourages a relaxing stay.
Tetherow, meanwhile, is a posh resort just minutes from downtown Bend. Here you’ll find an 18-hole, links-style golf course (recently named a Top 100 course by Golf Digest), boutique hotel rooms, cozy vacation rentals with outdoor fire pits, a heated outdoor pool, and plenty of other welcome amenities.
If you’re looking to expand your horizons, Brasada Ranch is a luxury resort that delivers on all the details. This spot, tucked into the tiny farming community of Powell Butte, has a variety of lodging options, including the Ranch House’s adults-only suites (boasting hot tubs and private patios) and houses that can accommodate up to 16 guests. If you’re visiting with family, you’ll enjoy the pool and slides—and if you’re looking for some R&R, you’ll appreciate the adults-only pool area.
FivePine Lodge and Spa in Sisters is the perfect mix of rustic lodge setting and big-city amenities. Cozy, private cabins, many with fireplaces and soaking tubs, amp up the romance factor. Around the FivePine campus, you will find the world-class Shibui Spa, a great spot for a couples massage or sugar scrub. And with FivePine in the heart of Sisters, nearby brewpubs, eateries, shops, and art galleries are just a quick walk away.
Suttle Lodge and Boathouse, west of Sisters, offers a dreamy mix of cozy cabins and rustic lodge rooms—but with fine dining and craft cocktails that make you feel like you’re in the big city. Rent a paddleboard at the boathouse and head out on Suttle Lake for some solitary quiet time, then spend your evenings in the lodge listening to live music.
Central Oregon Hotels and Inns
Central Oregon’s hotels and inns range from no-fuss rooms to stylish stays. Whether you’re looking for national brands or locally owned and operated options, they’re here.
Downtown Bend is always alive with visitors sampling Bend’s best restaurants, imbibing at brewpubs, and ambling along the Deschutes River—so it’s no surprise a number of overnight lodgings cater to travelers with different budgets and interests.
If upscale is what you seek, The Oxford Hotel in downtown Bend offers chic, boutique rooms with tons of amenities. (Bonus: The basement bar and restaurant, 10 Below, offers fun drinks and excellent food.) And at the southern edge of downtown, McMenamins Old St. Francis School has a full campus of opportunity, including a variety of watering holes (try to find the secret bar!) and restaurants pouring McMenamins beer, converted hotel rooms, a movie theater, and a soaking pool. For other overnight stays, check out our directory of Bend lodging options.
In Redmond, you’ll find the SCP Redmond Hotel, a historic building that recently underwent extensive renovations and is now a gorgeous boutique experience. In addition to chic rooms, the hotel (which sits in the heart of downtown Redmond) offers a rooftop and lobby bar, fitness center, and an eco-friendly ethos that puts wellness at the forefront. (Bonus: It’s dog-friendly, so your pooch can stay, too.)
Farther afield, check out the recently rebuilt Ski Inn Taphouse and Hotel in Sisters; it’s a gorgeous new property that fits right in among the Western-themed downtown. Its six rooms offer wide-open views of the nearby Three Sisters, and an on-site bar pours a solid mix of cocktails and locally crafted beers.
Central Oregon Motels
Whether you need a convenient stay on your way to the next day’s destination or an elegant base camp for the day’s adventure, motels cover every corner of Central Oregon.
One of the most fun stays anywhere in the region is the recently renovated Campfire Hotel in Bend—a boutique motel that’s crafted its experience with outdoor enthusiasts in mind. That means extra storage space for your outdoor gear in each room, a seasonal heated pool (complete with a pool bar serving local beverages), and an outdoor fire pit in the communal courtyard. Thoughtful decor includes historic photos, vintage snowshoes, and coffee tables fashioned from tree trunks.
Similarly, Left Coast Lodge is a longtime motel in the heart of Sisters that was updated in 2021 with the modern traveler in mind. Amenities at the pet-friendly motel include an off-leash dog area (complete with a pet-washing station), private balconies and patios for most rooms, comfortable beds (topped with handmade quilts), wall mounts for bike and ski storage, and an outdoor area that includes picnic tables, hammocks, and a hot tub.
And whether you’re exploring Prineville Reservoir or heading toward the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument (one of the many national and state parks in Central Oregon), enjoy Prineville’s Old West charm with a stay at the Rustlers Inn. The family-owned-and-operated motel is decorated to resemble an old-school saloon, while its rooms sport antique furnishings, works from regional artists, and air conditioning (no small comfort in the midst of summer). Learn more about the best motels in Central Oregon.
Cabins and Vacation Rentals in Central Oregon
Vacation rental homes are growing in popularity worldwide, and that trend has certainly arrived in our region. With more than 3,000 vacation rentals in Central Oregon, visitors can choose a variety of options—from historic homes in downtown Bend to large, riverside cabins that are perfect for family reunions. A number of agencies throughout the region offer rental options, including Village Properties at Sunriver and Cascara Vacation Rentals, in the Sunriver area. For other ideas, check out our directory of lodging options in Sunriver.
For a cabin that offers a more elegant, refined experience than campgrounds in Central Oregon, you’ll find far-flung places that truly get you out into nature. Twin Lakes Resort has lakeside, fully furnished cabins with room for two to 12 people, as well as RV sites. This rustic spot on the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway also offers a lakeside dining experience you won’t forget—like prime rib dinners each Saturday and hearty racks of ribs every Friday.
Paulina Lake Lodge in the Newberry Caldera is as delightful in the summer as it is in the winter. Here you’ll find cabins for four to 12 people. In the winter you’ll access the lodge and cabins by sno-cat, while in the summer you’ll want to spend your time fishing and exploring the surrounding wilderness.
North of Sisters in Camp Sherman is Metolius River Lodges, a quiet, vintage resort that’s been a vacation ritual for generations of Oregonians. The resort’s cabins are perched along the river under towering Ponderosa pines, and most come with full kitchens. Firewood and barbecues are provided.
Central Oregon B&Bs
Sometimes, you want to ease into the day—sleep in, play the day’s crossword, and settle down with a quiet, home-cooked breakfast. Fortunately, Central Oregon hosts plenty of bed & breakfasts (B&Bs) for the most relaxing stay possible.
Right in the heart of the action, the 10-room Mill Inn Bed & Breakfast sits a short walk from both downtown Bend and the happening Old Mill District. The cozy B&B boasts themed décor in each room, along with a light, yet satisfying breakfast that may include Belgian waffles, quiche or frittatas, locally sourced meats, fresh-cut fruit, and granola.
For a taste of the country, book a weekend at Sisters Bed & Breakfast. The quiet B&B hosts three warm suites, each decorated to reflect the Old West influence of Sisters and outfitted with private bathrooms, comfortable linens, high-definition TVs, and other welcome amenities. Creative breakfast dishes may include a spinach artichoke quiche, fruity breakfast cakes, or filling breakfast burritos.
Explore Nature’s Beauty
From the sagebrush-covered plains of the high desert to the towering pines and majestic mountain peaks, discover the diverse landscape Central Oregon has to offer.