Oregon is a vast state with a wide breadth of natural beauty from the rugged coastline of the Pacific Ocean with its dramatic sea stacks and hidden coves to the lush forests and cascading waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon’s natural beauty offers a serene escape for nature lovers and adventurers alike. The state’s culinary scene is equally remarkable, with a focus on farm-to-table dining, craft breweries, and a thriving wine industry, providing a unique epicurean experience that showcases Oregon’s commitment to sustainability and innovation.
With all of this variety comes different resorts to match each kind of landscape. Whether you are looking for something on a lake, next to a river, or a mountain Oregon is sure to impress you. There is also something at every price point, so be sure to shop around to find something that suits you and your needs!
Here are the best resorts in Oregon:
1. Collins Lake Resort – Government Camp, Oregon
Collins Lake Resort provides two types of accommodation depending on what you are looking for. The Grand Lodge provides a more hotel-like experience, but if you are looking for something a little more private, be sure to look at the chalets! Mt. Hood is known for its year-round activities, but most importantly it’s downhill skiing in the winter months. With hundreds of ski runs and the longest ski season in the country, this is the place to do it. Collins Lake Resort offers a pre-arrival grocery service so you can hit the ground skiing as soon as you arrive. In addition, they offer special discounted ski lift tickets, so be sure to ask when you book your accommodation.
2. Metolius River Resort – Camp Sherman, Oregon
Metolius River Resort is a year-round location which makes it an excellent location for a wide variety of outdoor activities in the area. Fly-fishing, birdwatching, hiking, biking, picnicking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing bring make this an easy spot to return to regardless of the season. Metolius boasts twelve different cabins each with its own distinct style, each equipped with wifi and a view of the beautiful Metolius River.
Just a few miles from Bend and Mount Bachelor, this resort is in a prime location for a variety of outdoor activities including downhill skiing in the winter and hiking in the summer. The Metolius River Resort is also home to a Fodor’s reviewed restaurant, the Kokanee Cafe, which strives to incorporate traditional Northwest recipes and ingredients into each dish.
3. Five Pine Lodge – Sisters, Oregon
If romance is your goal, then Five Pine Lodge is your ideal destination. Golf, outdoor adventures. Just steps from the resort is Three Creeks Brewing. Fashioned after an old livery stable the brewery serves food and hand-crafted ales on tap. Also on campus is the Sisters Movie House which shows a variety of films including feature first-run films, independent, documentary, foreign, and animated films.
Shibui Spa was created with the environment as its guiding principle, relaxation, and tranquility. It offers massage, facials, nail treatments, waxing, body wraps, Ayurveda, and other holistic services. The Sisters Athletic Club is more reminiscent of a cozy mountain lodge than a health club and access is complimentary when you stay at the Five Pine Lodge!
4. Running Y Ranch – Klamath Falls, Oregon
This stunning ranch which had been fully operational until 1994 has been transformed into one of the premier resorts in Oregon. Whatever type of accommodation you might be looking for, Running Y Ranch has got an option for you. From cabins and vacation rentals to hotel rooms.
The Running Duck is Running Y Ranch’s dining option to please everyone with traditional pub fare including a variety of local beers on tap. With both mini-golf and a full golf course designed by Arnold Palmer, golfers of all ages and skill levels are sure to enjoy this place. Running Y Ranch also has access to a skating rink nearby, so be sure to pack your skates!
5. Surfsand Resort – Cannon Beach, Oregon
If you have ever wanted to stare at the famous Haystack Rock off of Cannon Beach in Oregon, then this is the place to do it from. Each room boasts a stunning view of the rock and surrounding beach. Each room has easy beach access and is ideal for beach lovers and those who are looking to take in a little of the northwest sunshine.
This is the place to be all week long with seasonal nightly bonfires, beach cruiser bikes, Friday night popcorn, freshly baked cookies every afternoon, Saturday ice cream socials, and Sunday hot dog roasts! Be sure to take some time to catch the surf in this great beach town as well with surf shops close by to hook you up!
6. Lake of the Woods Resort – Klamath Falls, Oregon
Lake of the Woods lives up to its name. Nestled in the trees along the lake, this resort is a forest lovers’ dream. If you are looking to fish or boat, then Lake of the Woods is the place for you. It is ideal for these types of outdoor activities.
With 30 different cabins all featuring different amenities you are bound to find something that suits your needs. The Lake House Restaurant is a great place to fuel up before your next adventure. It is located on the resort grounds and offers something for everyone, even your pickiest eaters.
7. Oregon Garden Resort – Silverton, Oregon
Gardens are the attraction at one of Oregon’s most interesting resorts. The Oregon Garden is 80 acres of fabulous and diverse gardens for people of all ages. Ranging from Bosque to Northwest to Rose, the over twenty different gardens are sure to please everyone in your group and give you a tranquil experience. There will always be another garden around the corner to explore, so be sure to take your time to stop and smell the roses. With an outdoor and indoor pool and free daily yoga classes, the Oregon Garden Resort is certainly for the more spiritual traveler.
8. Hallmark Resort Newport – Newport, Oregon
Hallmark Resort Newport is one of the best spots for beaches in all of Oregon. If you want to relax on the beach and take in some salt air, Hallmark is the place to be. If you are traveling with a pet this is the place to go. With pet-friendly rooms, they also offer washing stations, and an exercise area, and dog treats are available 24 hours a day!
If you get tired of the beach, head inside the resort to take a dip in the saltwater pool, open year-round. Or a massage right in your room. After a busy day on the sand, Georgie’s Restaurant provides great cuisine and highlights the local food scene with wonderful seafood options.
9. Kah-Nee-Ta Resort – Warm Springs, Oregon
Ever wanted to stay in a teepee? Then Kah-Nee-Ta is the place to be. With a wide variety of accommodations, including an RV park, there is sure to be something for everyone. Kah-Nee-Ta is located in the desert, though you wouldn’t know it with the massive pool complex! This place is truly an oasis in the middle of the sand.
Kayaking, horseback riding, hiking, and and mini-golf are all within a few steps of your front door here. Don’t miss these fun activities for people of all ages. With a temperate climate, year-round golf is not only possible but totally pleasant at Kah-Nee-Ta. With an award-winning course, Kah-Nee-Ta can’t be missed.
10. Driftwood Shores – Florence, Oregon
Not a single room at this resort doesn’t have an ocean view or a balcony. Privacy and relaxation are the goals of this beautiful resort. With an option for a full kitchen or a microwave and refrigerator in each room, this is an awesome place to begin any adventure from. Allowing you to be on your own time as you enjoy your time here. The Surfside Restaurant and Lounge offer a stunning view of the water in addition to world-class dining. Be sure to try the Creole scampi!
11. The Wayfarer Resort – Vida, Oregon
Cabins at Wayfarer vary in size from 2 to 8 people and all of them are steps away from the Marten Creek. The entire resort is nestled into the trees, so relaxation is easy to come by. Known for its trout fishing, McKenzie Creek is the centerpiece of this resort. Whether you are an experienced angler or just trying it out for the first time, McKenzie Creek is sure to give you exactly what you are looking for.
A wide variety of outdoor activities in the surrounding area will provide you with plenty to do, including single-track mountain biking, hiking, and kayaking. The McKenzie River Wooden Boat Festival happens each April, the McKenzie River Lavender Festival occurs in July, and the Chainsaw Art Festival takes place every August, so be sure to book yourself in here when one of these exceptional events is taking place!
12. Wallowa Lake Resort and Flying Arrow Resort – Joseph, Oregon
The area around Wallowa Lake is known as the “Switzerland of America” so you can only imagine the natural beauty that surrounds you when you stay at this resort!
After taking the Wallowa Lake Tramway to the top of 8,256-foot Mt. Howard, you can enjoy the views of the Eagle Cap Wilderness and the Wallowa Valley. From here you can also see the almost perfectly formed glacial Wallowa Lake.
Be sure to check out Hat Point which is close by. From that point, you have an incredible overlook into the deepest gorge in North America, Hell’s Canyon.
13. The Wildflower Inn – Gold Beach, Oregon
Known for its spacious rooms and calming atmosphere, Gold Beach Resort is the place to go for a quiet getaway on the ocean. A one-of-a-kind hotel that stands out from the mundane, a place as breathtaking as the journey along Highway 101 that brought you to it. From cozy loveseats to large soaking tubs, yes, each room is crafted with love, and they even feature some homemade pottery!
With Otter Point State Recreation Site to the north and Cape Sebastian State Scenic Corridor to the south, you will have access to plenty of outdoor fun. A perfect stay for the advertise couple looking to get off the beaten path.
14. Lemolo Lake Resort – Idleyld Park, Oregon
If you are hoping to visit Oregon’s Crater Lake, then you must stay at the Lemolo Lake Resort. Just 15 miles from the entrance, Lemolo Lake is an easy option. The area is also known for its very impressive waterfalls, be sure to check out Lemolo Falls, Watson Falls, Toketee Falls, and Clearwater Falls to name just a few. Be sure to check out the local mountain bike scene as the North Umpqua Trail is developing into one of the top bike tracks in the Northwest.
15. Juniper Preserve at Pronghorn – Bend, Oregon
Consistently mentioned in the top five resorts in Oregon, Pronghorn is at the top of the heap for upscale resorts. Golf, skiing, and adventures of all kinds, are set in the beautiful Bend, Oregon landscape. There is something for everyone here. In the summer they feature a live concert series every Wednesday evening. With one of the top golf courses in the area, Pronghorn is sure to please everyone in your group.