Suttle Lodge & Boathouse

written by Julie Lee


In need of a cozy winter retreat? The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse in the Deschutes National Forest offers an intimate getaway where daily activities include fishing, biking, skiing and boating, followed by an evening of fireside decompression. With an intersection of forest, mountains and lake, the waterfront setting is breathtaking, inducing immediate calm. Portland’s Ace Hotel owners purchased the former lodge at Suttle Lake in October 2015 and transformed the 15.5-acre Sisters property into state-of-the-art accommodations, with the large timber lodge as a nucleus and fully equipped lakeside cabins, camp cabins, a cocktail bar and a boathouse surrounding it. The property is managed by The Mighty Union, a new and innovative hospitality team that focuses on retaining the beauty, nostalgia and wilderness of a property while implementing urban chic changes to food, drink and space.

13300 US Highway 20
SISTERS
thesuttlelodge.com

ROOMS
There are eleven rooms and a meeting room at Suttle Lodge, and sixteen surrounding cabins available to rent. Rates for camp cabins start at $125 per night, and spacious lodge rooms can be rented for $275 per night.
FEATURES
Suttle Lodge is an easy, overnight stay from almost any direction, Bend to Portland, and idyllic for small company weeklong retreats. Pets are welcome and treated like royalty. The lobby bar, called Skip, has a great list of craft cocktails to sip on while resting by the lodge fireplace. For further relaxation, visit the spa treatment room.
DINING
The casual Boathouse restaurant on the lakeside dock serves breakfast, lunch and dinner from a ‘fish-shack meets diner-style’ menu created by renowned Portland chef Joshua McFadden of Ava Gene’s. Snacks include chips with trout dip and salmon croquettes. Cracker-crust pizzas have traditional offerings as well as broccoli, kale and smoked mozzarella for the more adventurous. Hot and cold sandwiches keep with the fish theme; fish & chips as a sandwich and a poached salmon roll pair nicely with a cup of trout chowder.
AMENITIES
Adjacent to The Boathouse restaurant is a beer garden and watercraft rentals, open to the public, where boats, kayaks and canoes can be rented for the day.
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The patio overlooking Suttle Lake.

2 Comments

  • Always a soft spot in my heart for Suttle Lake. Camped there In our ’73 Airstream, nearly sunk our boat, hiked the trail many times, kayaked and had picnics on the beach. But The Boathouse for a final grand lunch with my brother who was dying of ALS was the topper. 12 of his best buddies for delicious burgers, beers, and great laughs and memories in November 2013. Hope the memories can continue to be built with the new owners. It’s the most beautiful place ever!!

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