by Courtney Elko
No matter the time of year, there is always something to do at Seventh Mountain Resort. Located just 15 minutes outside of downtown Bend, Oregon, and less than 10 minutes from Mount Bachelor Ski Village, this resort offers an ideal location for adventure-seeking families.
Families can enjoy the heated outdoor pools any time of year, an onsite ice skating rink in the winter, horseback riding in the summer and plenty of hiking and biking trails nearby.
The multi-bedroom suites feature kitchens and are ideal for families seeking space. Some are pet-friendly and feature fireplaces, and complimentary Wi-Fi can be found throughout. There is an onsite restaurant, bar, small market and charcoal BBQ grills for guests to use.
Whether you want to play tennis, pickleball, volleyball, cornhole or disc golf, families will never be bored when staying at Seventh Mountain Resort.
Our Editor Loves
- Ice skating rink and horseback riding
- Outdoor pools and fire pit
- Skiing nearby
- Horse Back Riding
- Children Programs
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Kids' Pool
- Onsite Dining
Rooms & Rates
There are 230 multi-bedroom units, mostly privately owned and decorated, available throughout the large, horseshoe-shaped property. All of the units feature free Wi-Fi, a sleeper sofa or Murphy bed and a balcony or patio. Cribs are available upon request. Laundry facilities, which are free for guests to use, can be found in every other building.
The Studio Suites, the smallest units, feature one or two beds and one bed may be a Murphy bed, a kitchenette and living room area.
The one-bedroom suites, which can sleep four, feature a king bed and a sleeper sofa or Murphy bed in a separate living room area with a flat-screen television and DVD player. There is breakfast bar counter seating in the kitchen, which features a mini-fridge, microwave and two-burner stove. Bunk beds can be found in some units.
Two- and Three-Bedroom Suites
These spacious suites feature a fully equipped kitchen with a full-size refrigerator, oven and stove, dishwasher, microwave and a dining table. A fireplace can be found in the living room area, which also features a flat-screen television, DVD player and a sleeper sofa.
Had a very clean and well maintained 1 BR efficiency. It had a small stove top and an oversized "dorm room" type of refrigerator. Small packets of spices/seasonings/condiments were provided. The living room was of excellent size and had a fireplace (although a sign indicated repair work was in process and therefore it could not be turned on.) The bedroom area held a Queen bed with a good mattress. I was very happy to have a full size washer and dryer right by the room, which was provided for guest use at no additional cost. Complimentary boxes of laundry soap were provided at the front desk. Only negative on the room was that the water pressure was way too weak in the shower. Appears to be one of the those energy efficient things that really results in people needing to sit in the shower for 15 minutes to get the soap off rather than 5 minutes.
The grounds are very nice with horseback riding, heated year round swimming pools and hot tubs and a nice trail hike alongside the resort property. There is also complimentary mini-golf, which was fun to use, but it definitely needs a facelift. Many of the holes were leaf and dirt covered with frayed and stained carpeting.
Location into Bend is fantastic and I would most definitely return here in the future!
by Jill L
The resort was awesome. We all had a great time and used many of the outdoor amenities. The heated outdoor pool (even when it was chilly outside), mini golf, disc golf, soccer, outdoor grills, mountain bike rental so my son could do the bike park. All the staff we encountered at the resort were all friendly and helpful.
The warmer months offer lots of outdoor activities for families at Seventh Mountain Resort. Several mountain biking (bike rentals available onsite) and hiking trails surround the property. Horseback riding is offered at an additional cost and guests can enjoy checking out the horses at the onsite stable from about May through October. A disc golf and mini-golf course can be found on the property, along with an outdoor playground/climbing area and cornhole. Sand volleyball, tennis, pickleball and basketball courts are available to use. Additionally, rafting, paddle boarding, kayaking and fly-fishing tours on the famous Dechutes River can be arranged as well.
In the colder months (about mid-November to March), the basketball court that is situated in the center of the resort becomes the centerpiece of a winter wonderland when it transforms into a beautiful ice skating rink. Lights fill the trees and surround the outdoor rink; guests will love the atmosphere of the rink just as much as the skating. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and dog sledding can be arranged through the hotel.
Skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing opportunities are less than 10 minutes away at Mount Bachelor. Seventh Mountain Resort is the closest resort to the ski mountain and offers a shuttle bus to the mountain. Discounted lift tickets can also be purchased at the resort.
The Adventure Center, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., triples as a small grocery market, souvenir and equipment shop and is the home base for the kids' program. The kids' program varies each season, but usually offers things like arts and crafts and other daily games and activities in the summer months. This is also where guests can schedule off-site tours like rafting, kayaking or snowshoeing.
There are two outdoor heated pools (one saltwater, one chlorine) open year-round, and three outdoor hot tubs. A small kiddie pool, with a depth of 1 to 2 feet, can also be found outside as well. Numerous lounge chairs and umbrellas surround this large resort-style patio/pool area, where there are also fire pits to enjoy in the evenings. Movies are shown in the pool area at night in the summer months.
The Pool House is situated a few steps away from the water and guests will find restrooms, lockers and a dry sauna. The pools are open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (11 p.m. in the summer) and pool towels are provided. Pool service for drinks and food is also available in the summer months.
This onsite restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in the summer months and is situated only steps away from the pools. In the winter months, Rimrock is only open on weekends.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Complimentary, high speed Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort and was upgraded to accommodate streaming.
A large fitness center with cardio and weight machines is located near the Adventure Center. Gym towels and water are provided, and it is open 24 hours a day.
Picnic tables and charcoal grills dot the grassy areas between buildings.
A small mini market with toiletries and other sundries is located in the lobby and free coffee is always available in the lobby.
Free parking is available with a parking pass.
Some units 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 resort is a year-round travel destination; however, it is busiest in the summer months. Thanksgiving weekend, the Christmas season and holiday ski weekends are also a busy time for families to visit.
The Bend-Redmond Municipal Airport is about 30 minutes away from this resort. Downtown Bend is situated about 10 minutes away and Mount Bachelor Ski Village is less than 10 minutes away.
Located among the mountains, a vehicle is needed if staying here. A shuttle service is available to take guests to Mount Bachelor Ski Village. The resort itself is easily walkable and stroller-friendly.
For Mom and Dad
The Widgi Creek Golf Club is located just next to the resort.
Adults will love to unwind with a cocktail at the Rimrock Bar.