by Courtney Elko
Families will be close to everything when staying at The Riverhouse. Situated along the Deschutes Rivers, this hotel makes families feel like they are in a secluded part of nature, far away from everything — when in reality, downtown Bend and the Old Mill District are less than eight minutes away. Scenic hiking and biking trails are less than 10 minutes away and skiing at Mount Bachelor is about 30 minutes away.
Kids will love the indoor and outdoor pools, and the newly renovated onsite restaurant is superb. The outdoor riverside patio at the restaurant is open year-round and offers guests excellent views of the river and fire pits and heat lamps in the colder months.
The guestrooms feature a mini-fridge, fireplace and free Wi-Fi, along with balconies overlooking the Deschutes River. The Riverhouse gives guests the feeling of seclusion with the convenience of being only minutes from everything, and is a great choice for families visiting Bend.
Our Editor Loves
- Deschutes River locale
- Indoor and outdoor pools
- Outdoor patio with fire pits
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
Rooms & Rates
There are 221 guestrooms and suites with river or property views. Complimentary Wi-Fi can be found throughout the property and cribs are available upon request.
The spacious and modern guestrooms feature a king or two queen beds, a mini-fridge, microwave, coffeemaker and a flat-screen television. Electric outlets can also be found by the bed. A sleeper sofa and a fireplace can be found in most guestrooms, along with a balcony or patio that overlooks the Deschutes River.
The one-bedroom suites feature a king or two queen beds in a separate bedroom area and a sleeper sofa in a living room area. There is a mini-fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, dining table and two flat-screen televisions. Electric outlets can also be found by the bed. Families can enjoy a balcony or patio with river or property views, too.
Clean, comfortable, friendly staff. We had a group of 100 for a reunion, and not a single person had a complaint. Bed was super comfortable. Hope to have another reunion here in the not too distant future.
An an airline pilot I pretty much live out of my suitcase and go from hotel to hotel - so it’s a rare place that makes me feel like I’m actually “home”. This hotel and its staff manage that every time I’m here. Want to add a special “thank you” to Peyton at Currents restaurant. She’s fantastic and always makes me feel welcome and valued as a customer. If everyone were more like her traveling would always be a wonderful experience.
So to the whole staff from a weary traveler - thank you for giving me a home away from home!
Familes can enjoy the outdoor pool in the summer months and the indoor pool year-round. A large sundeck area surrounds the outdoor pool and features plenty of lounge chairs and tables. Restrooms are located just steps away from the outdoor pool. Chairs can also be found by the indoor pool, which is also almost entirely surrounded by glass so you can still enjoy the views. The pool is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and pool towels are provided.
Located at the Currents Restaurant, there is a family-friendly lounge space filled with 12 flat-screen televisions that always have the game playing. There is also a shuffleboard table and pool table for guests to enjoy.
Currents at the Riverhouse
Newly renovated, this casual restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a modern, rustic vibe. Located just off the lobby, Currents features large windows overlooking the Deschutes River, as well as an outdoor space to enjoy year-round. The outdoor patio offers tables and chairs and cozy couches by the fire pit and heat lamps in the colder months.
The dinner menu includes things like salads, flatbreads, filet migon, halibut and chicken, while the lunch menu includes burgers, salads and pasta. The full breakfast menu, with items like oatmeal, French toast, omelets and eggs Benedict, runs from 6 to 11 a.m. In-room dining from Currents is also available.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.
A fitness center featuring cardio and weight machines and is surrounded by large windows. The fitness center is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Gym towels are provided.
Free parking is available.
Some guestrooms are pet-friendly so be sure to request a specific pet-friendly unit if you're bringing your four-legged family member.
The Art of Smart Timing
This hotel is busy nearly year-round, but June through August may be the busiest. Followed by April and May and then the ski season as well.
The Bend-Redmond Municipal Airport is about 20 minutes away from the hotel. Downtown Bend is less than 10 minutes away and Mount Bachelor Ski Village is about 30 minutes away.
A vehicle is needed to explore much of Bend.
For Mom and Dad
The adults will love to unwind at Currents Bar Lounge with a cocktail or local craft beer. Take your drink outside on the patio overlooking the river and you will instantly enjoy even more relaxation.