The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse

The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse

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The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse is a year-round rustic resort on the shore of Suttle Lake in the Deschutes National Forest near Sisters, Oregon.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Room features
Fireplace
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Christiane M wrote a review Jul 2021
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was nice, the king bed comfortable and the lake and boat house have a bit of a “Norman Rockwell” American nice vibe. Loved the paddle boarding on the lake and the lake trail loop. The main lodge restaurant had very good food.
There was no WiFi in our room nor is there a fridge in the room, which lead to about $300 worth of groceries to go bad. You can only eat and drink your own food in your room, which has no WiFi nor a comfortable seating area nor air-conditioning nor a TV. Nor is there re-fresh service, which is very surprising considering the cost of the nightly stay. You have to ask one of the cranky employees for extra towels or toilet paper. So odd! Also, there is no proper coffee with milk to be had in the room. You have to walk all the way to the boat house to get a cup of morning coffee.
There is no lobby space where you can hang out. My 12 year old daughter witnessed one of the staff shaming a wheelchair bound woman with traumatic brain injury, because she wanted to watch TV. That was crazy.
Since you can only eat so much of the boat house food I ask a staff where we may eat a breakfast I was going to purchase in Sisters. She assured me that one of the out door picnic benches was ok. The 8 of us sat there and enjoyed our bagels when a young man showed up and read us the riot act for eating outside food there. It left an extra-ordinary bad impression. Whoever makes up all the rules there either is miserable or just hates hotel guests. I felt not welcome there.
There are no sun shades by the boat house, which makes it less enjoyable to eat the expensive food.
There is constant highway noise.
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Date of stay: June 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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mel_m25 wrote a review Jun 2021
Portland, Oregon
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 3 nights here over memorial day weekend.

Pros

VERY dog friendly. We brought our pup with us, and there were lots of other dogs around, but they do need to be leashed all the time on the property and surrounding the lake (although not all owners obey this).

Deck/outdoor area is very nice overlooking lake. There is cornhole. Inside there are board games and lots of books and tables for game play.

Lake is great for paddleboarding, kayaking, etc. There are rentals onsite. There is a loop trail around the lake that we walked around everyday that is very nice.

Cons/Overpriced

Total was nearly $1000 for 3 nights in a king room, which felt very expensive for what it was. The lower level rooms face either the lake (nice) or the parking lot (they tried to give us this room and we asked to move). It's very easy to see inside the rooms. The carpet and bed covers didn't look all that clean. The walls are super thin and its incredibly loud at all hours, you can hear people above you, in the lobby, in the bathroom lobby and outside the windows. They provide ear plugs in the rooms, presumably because this is a known issue.

Only the boathouse fast casual restaurant was open - food was pretty good, but nothing spectacular. ~$15 for a burger. There aren't many places to eat nearby, so you have to drive into Sisters if you want to eat something other than the Boathouse (I think the hotel also has a restaurant but wasn't open during our time there).

Deck is nice for a drink, but you're not allowed to bring any of your own food or drink on the property (except in your room). The bar was fine, drinks were pretty good, but not very strong (they carefully measure the shots), and they cost something like $12-15 a piece for a tiny plastic cup.

Very busy. There is a day use area just to the right about 100 yards from the hotel and it is very busy all day long.
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Date of stay: May 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Upstairs rooms are likely quieter and more private.
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Gabe wrote a review Jan 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Many have rated the value of this place low. We felt it a good value because there aren’t other offerings like it, that we know of. We found the common lodge room spartan but comfortable and charming, the music relaxing and not too loud, the help just friendly enough, and the f&b quality quite enjoyable. If the f&b seems expensive, consider where and when you are.

There are a lot of reviews about the tapestry just inside the doors of the lodge that block the view of the lake. I understand wanting to reveal the view but the placement of the tapestry is too close to the entrance. IMHO there are better ways to achieve this.

We found our ground floor king room much like the common space, spartan but spacious. The bed was firm for my taste but great for my wife’s. The lighting cold be improved. Our room had no dust and the bedding was in great shape. The bathroom had a combo tub shower with plentiful hot water. The upper rooms have a loft which means they’re great for families. The place is also very welcoming of dogs. If the people above you happen to have both, it can be loud because there’s not much between.

We found really no cel service and the WiFi works only in the lodge room. For awhile, we were totally off our phones! The parking lot was an ice rink and very dangerous. We felt it a big oversight and probably very unwise for them not to salt or sand it.

We would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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beetlebath wrote a review Jan 2020
Portland, Oregon
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Love love love this place.

It's all about the lobby / restaurant area. Guests tend to congregate here due to the large fireplace, restaurant/bar, cozy chairs, and myriad board games. The result is a too-rare dynamic of authentic engagement between well-meaning strangers who happen to have nowhere else to be. That it was very dog and kid friendly only added to the charm.

We stayed in the lodge in a lofted bedroom that was perfect for a family of four with a nice woodsy aesthetic and gorgeous view of the lake. We were above the kitchen, though, so we could hear them cleaning up on the first floor of our room until about 10:30pm.

Just up the road is an inner-tube hill which was all sorts of fun.

We'd love to go back in summertime when the boathouse is open. Great people, great design, great location.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Parker wrote a review Jan 2021
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked a cabin for one night. The toilet clogged and there was no plunger or anyone/staff to assist at night. So we had to trek to the lodge at 5am.

The bedding was dirty and only discovered as I stripped the beds to be helpful for the cleaning staff the next day. The cabin furniture is like a college dorm and lots of things in our cabin were broken. Bathroom fan, hot water kettle, kitchen sink...all not working or leaking. The dishes we had to prewash before dinner because they sit on open shelves and were dusty from not being used. The fridge had someone else’s food in the back and New Years balloons were found under the “bed/couch” things used as living room furniture.

We paid for one night (which equaled 18 hours from check in to check out) for $413 total with tax. When we mentioned all the things wrong the front desk clerk was mortified but offered no compensation.

Not the gem we had hoped for and won’t be recommending to others. It’s a shame.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tiffany wrote a review Jul 2021
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I have enjoyed Suttle Lake for many years but this was my first stay in a deluxe cabin. I have enjoyed the lodge, the Boathouse, and a few nights in a rustic cabin. I booked a deluxe cabin for myself and a friend who was in town from Mexico City. I thought it would be a fun change of scenery for her. The room wasn't cheap ($600/night) but I thought I'd splurge on an adventure and felt confident that it would be nice due to my previous experiences. When we got to the room, the first thing I noticed was bedding sloppily placed on the extra bed. I looked around further and was quite disgusted at what I saw. It didn't appear that the cabin had been cleaned. The shower was a mess (hair, dead bugs), the microwave and refrigerator hadn't been wiped, there was a huge stain on the carpet and stains on the chairs. There were dead bug guts on the walls, and the sink was stained. There had obviously been a fire on the countertop, which was burned as was the counter and backsplash. I didn't want to complain right away because I didn't want it to impact my friend's stay. Upon checkout, I addressed my concerns. The person at the counter said they would give me a discount and pass along my experience. I waited to see if someone would contact me, but no one did. I received a $50 discount off my $600 bill. Overall, I was very disappointed in our stay and I will never again book a deluxe cabin at Suttle Lake. One the bright side, I will say the scenery and location were absolutely stunning.
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Date of stay: July 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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oregontraveler18 wrote a review Sept 2023
Madras, Oregon
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Blue Bay Campground. We just stopped here for one night. Unfortunately it was very smoky from the nearby wildfires. Nice campsites though. Close enough to the resort to walk there via the trail around the lake. The resort was nice, the lodge looks amazing and we had a draft beer and some snacks at the Boathouse. The resort rents boats, kayaks, cabins and lodge rooms. We brought our own kayaks and launched from the little boat launch that is near the campsite. We walked part way around the lake, probably half and it is a very nice, well kept trail. This time of year, August, there were lots of yellow-jackets...bring your trap! There is another campground on Suttle Lake called South Shore. It looks bigger than this one, Blue Bay, but it is further away from the lodge/resort. We stayed in site #22. It had enough room for our camper van and our friend's truck camper. The picnic table is uphill from where you park.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ktalley wrote a review Feb 2024
San Francisco, California
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This place is amazing! It’s like stepping into a Wes Anderson movie in all the best ways. It feels unique, creative and modern while preserving all the best aspects of the lodge experience. Our room in the main lodge was great, very cozy with a fireplace and fun to sleep up in the loft. There were so many thoughtful touches throughout from the custom pendleton blankets and excellent coffee and tea in room to the soaps, lotions, and shampoo/conditioner made with the sap of the fir trees from around the lake. In Feb it was a winter wonderland and the snow covered lake was spectacular. All of the food we ate at the restaurant was well prepared, fresh and delicious. Excited to come back in the warmer months when the boathouse is in full swing .
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Luan G wrote a review Sept 2022
3.0 of 5 bubbles
One shower in an advertised 'bathhouse' and it was gross. Filthy. I was given a code, makes you think it's exclusive to paid guests. Nope, open to all and so incredibly filthy. Shower shoes and great balance required. Never again.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Kay G wrote a review 11 Jul
Seattle, Washington
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed at Suttle Lodge for six nights in a premier cabin. It was well appointed and linens and bed were very comfortable. Plenty of room to cook and entertain when our local friends came to visit. The lake is beautiful and we enjoyed kayaks and the wonderful 4 mile path around the lake. There was also a good variety of casual dining at The Boathouse and more upscale, delicious dinner options at the Lodge. We also enjoyed the variety of nightly activities and live music. The Lodge also offers wi-fi and a place to work , a variety of games, and an enjoyable atmosphere for a cocktail and music.

Seemed to be dog and family friendly.
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Date of stay: July 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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gigi_travler asked a question Oct 2021
40 contributions3 helpful votes
Are there trails for running around the Shuttle Lodge?
Answer from Debi D
Redmond, Oregon131 contributions57 helpful votes
I have to be honest, I did not see any pontoon style boats but there were some canoes for rent by the restaurant. We were there early in the summer so maybe they brought some more options out to rent. I've heard their are new owners of the lodge too.
Alana C asked a question Jun 2015
Redmond, Oregon1 contribution
pricing and availability for 7/10/15?
Brivid B asked a question Dec 2014
Los Angeles, California23 contributions20 helpful votes
How is this four-star then?
Answer from marymo362
Salem, Oregon175 contributions59 helpful votes
Hello! I gave Suttle Lake Lodge 5 stars because I had a perfect weekend experience there. I stayed in one of the rustic cabins which I enjoy more than an expensive lodge room. I can see where some people might give a lower rating because of cost and I have heard there are, at times, issues with staff and service. I didn't experience anything negative. The location is ideal for outdoors lovers, active people and for those seeking a relaxing quiet get-away.
SeattleSunRay wrote a tip Oct 2023
Seattle41 contributions40 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No internet or WIFI at the cabins which is fabulous!"
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toddasevedo wrote a tip Aug 2022
Bend, Oregon33 contributions21 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring your own Wine..."
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TakeMeAlong wrote a tip Aug 2022
Piedmont, California113 contributions63 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you’re traveling with a large family, rent a deluxe cabin and bring your food. If you have more people, ask for adjacent rustic cabins."
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Mary S wrote a tip Aug 2022
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't waste your money here!! Way too expensive and NOT worth it! Don't believe the photos!"
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JetsetWestCoast wrote a tip Jul 2022
Portland, Oregon51 contributions67 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Deluxe Cabins are excellent, if pricey!"
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₹20,251 - ₹31,297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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27
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse
Which popular attractions are close to The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse?
Nearby attractions include Camp Sherman Store on the Metolius River (7.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Robert's Pub, The Restaurant at Lake Creek, and Robert's Pub.
Are pets allowed at The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
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