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.
We’ve had our holiday booked for sometime and anticipated a great stay near Bend at WorldMark Bend, Seventh Mountain Resort.
On arrival we were told by our personal concierge that the bar was closed for the duration of our stay but the site restaurant was open. It turned out that neither was open! We travelled many hours to get to the resort and had we known in advance that there would be no bar/restaurant facilities, we would have seriously considered a different venue.
The resort is very pretty and we really liked our suite but we experienced very loud air-conditioning, the noisiest dishwasher ever and difficulty controlling the temperature of our suite.
Overall, the communication from the resort was poor, however the resort and facilities (had they been open!) were great.
by Julie Marie S
We booked thru Booking.com in December of last year our trip. Our trip was for March 7,8, 9 and 10 a 3 bedroom. Booking.com lost our reservation luckily they had a room for us. Doors didn't have locks, fireplaces didn't work (was told this was year 3 they were broken) no washer or dryer in unit. Had to wait till everyone to get done or try another unit to wait to wash and dry. For someone that needs a basketball uniform 3 times in 1 day not to convenient. Snowy back area was beautiful.
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.