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“STOPPED TO CHECK IT OUT” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Elk Lake Resort and Marina

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Elk Lake Resort and Marina
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60000 Century Dr, Bend, OR 97701   |  
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Ranked #20 of 43 Hotels in Bend
Sherwood, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

We just popped in while exploring to check out the resort after seeing the website. The staff was warm and fun. They had a great selection of local brews on tap. We only tried the calamari appitizer and it was good but a little heavy on the breading.
Definately want to come back and stay in one of the rentals. This looks like a really fun place and had a great feel.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

Central Oregon's Elk Lake Resort is a rare hideaway in today's fast-paced modern world. It's orginal log building dates back to the early 1900s but it has evolved gracefully to an all season getaway that offers modern amenities with great food and drink plus a charming and helpful staff. In the winter guests can choose to stay in a rustic cabin with a pot belly stove or a full-up modern log home facing the lake and Mt. Bachelor. We choose the latter with two other couples and had a blast! We were picked up from a nearby sno-park by one of the resorts track Suburbans and driven 40 min past mountain streams, ancient lava flows, and snow-capped mountains to our destination.

The next three days were spent in bright sunshine snowshoeing and cruising around the lake and hills in the resort's snowmobiles. In the evening, we migrated to the lodge with its eclectic collection of offbeat memorabilia spanning several decades. After filling our drink orders the staff lit a warm bonfire in front of the lodge so we could toast the full moon as it rose over Mount Bachelor and frozen Elk lake. Across the three days we all felt like we had stepped into a magical winter wonderland with the charm and simplicity that you can't find in the fancy lodges and hotels that typically dot the winter landscape. Next time we'll bring our cross-country skiis!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 60000 Century Dr, Bend, OR 97701
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Location: United States > Oregon > Central Oregon > Bend
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out
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Ranked #20 of 43 Hotels in Bend
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Elk Lake Resort, one of Oregon's most beautiful vacation destination spots Nestled in amongst South Sisters, Broken Top and Mt. Bachelor mountain ranges, Elk Lake Resort is truly an all season oasis. The resort's mountain views and pristine lake waters invite you to enjoy everything the outdoors has to offer. Summer months bring a whole new experience to those who stay with us at Elk Lake Resort. Imagine yourself paddle boarding or canoeing thru pristine waters in the morning, only to be interrupted by the fish jumping and the birds chirping, or picnicking aboard a pontoon boat, visiting all of the Elk Lake shorelines. Come relax in the late afternoon and sit on the deck of the Historic Lodge listening to music from many of the areas favorite musical artists. Access all Central Oregon has to offer while experiencing it first hand at Elk Lake Resort! ... more   less 

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