The volcanoes of central Oregon lured me to Bend, then my night at Riverhouse on the Deschutes lulled me to sleep. My newly renovated room at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes offered a riverside view from my private balcony–perfect for early morning coffee.

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The Riverhouse on the Deschutes has two pools to choose from, an indoor and outdoor one with fun night lighting. Photo Credit: Catherine Parker / National Parks TravelingMom

With all the outdoor adventures located around Bend, Oregon, the Riverhouse on the Deschutes is the ultimate base. We stayed here in June and discovered the newly renovated rooms offer sophisticated, modern details with a convenient location perfect for family travelers. Centrally located on a major route, the Riverhouse on the Deschutes offers quick access to necessities before venturing out and enjoying Bend’s outdoor adventures.

Currents Restaurant, located on-site, opened earlier this spring, specializing in local and seasonal fare. Choose outdoor dining along the Deschutes River or snuggle close to the fireplace inside. Currents serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a separate bar with its own menu and happy hour specials.

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The view from my private balcony along Deschutes River. Photo Credit: Catherine Parker / National Parks TravelingMom

Hits of the Riverhouse on the Deschutes

  • Recent renovation
  • A choice of an indoor or outdoor pool with fun night lighting.
  • Restaurant located on-site or walk to casual dining options across the street.

Misses of the Riverhouse on the Deschutes

  • The buildings could be labeled better; I couldn’t figure out which building my room was in from the exterior.
  • The Wi-Fi is spotty throughout the property, great some areas and nonexistent in others.
  • No complimentary breakfast.

The Details:

The Riverhouse on the Deschutes ($$-$$$) is located at 3075 N. Business 97 in Bend, Oregon. Centrally located to the outdoor adventures that families crave, like Newberry Volcanic National Monument, Mount Bachelor and the Deschutes River.

Currents restaurant serves a locally-sourced, seasonal menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I found a pool table next to the full-service bar and the restaurant offers al fresco seating on the patio overlooking the Deschutes River.

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The Riverhouse on the Deschutes offers al fresco dining on their patio overlooking the river. Photo Credit: Catherine Parker / National Parks TravelingMom

The indoor and outdoor pools are located together and were a hit with my kids. With fun, night lighting and lots of seating, the kids staying at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes claimed it as the kid hangout.

The Hotel:

The Riverhouse on the Deschutes has 221 guest rooms across four buildings with the lobby and restaurant in a separate building. Another building contains the conference center. The Deschutes River runs through the property with a bridge that spans it.

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The Riverhouse on the Deschutes was my base while I explored Bend and central Oregon. Photo Credit: Catherine Parker / National Parks TravelingMom

The indoor and outdoor pool with indoor and outdoor spas are located in the same area and a quick walk from my room. The Riverhouse on the Deschutes features a mens’ and womens’ sauna.

I found ample complimentary parking in front of all the buildings but I entered my room from a central hall.

The Room:

The rooms at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes have recently been renovated. The spacious rooms feature modern designer touches in subtle silver and truffle tones.

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My room at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes included luxurious bedding and substantial beds overlooking the Deschutes River. Photo Credit: Catherine Parker / National Parks TravelingMom

I had a deluxe room with a river view. As I entered my room, the view drew me to my private balcony. The relaxing sound of the river as it tumbled over the rocks worked to loosen up my knots after a full day of driving.

My room featured a pair of queen beds made up with deluxe white cotton linens with a decorative truffle-colored coverlet and matching accent pillows. The footboards gave them a high-end designer touch.

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The console featured a Keurig coffee maker with my favorites and real creamers, a microwave a mini refrigerator and 47″ flat screen TV. I appreciated the work station too. Photo Credit: Catherine Parker / National Parks TravelingMom

I appreciated the work station with built-in charging station, work chair, and desk light. A great feature for traveling professionals. In the corner of my room, a lounging chair with an ottoman and a floor lamp provided an ideal spot to read a book.

The console had a stone top with a 47-inch flat screen TV with a deluxe ice bucket with real glassware and coffee service. I appreciated the Keurig in-room coffee maker with my favorite coffee and tea selections; I even found a couple of real creamers.

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My bathroom at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes featured a separate vanity and a spacious bathroom with white tile. Photo Credit: Catherine Parker / National Parks TravelingMom

My room also included a microwave. My kids love it when I pop up some popcorn as an after dinner treat. The mini-refrigerator included in my room allowed me to store my lunchmeat from my cooler. Always a great feature for traveling families on a road trip.

The bathroom in my room featured a separate vanity, great option for traveling families. The spacious bathroom featured white tile. I also found a vanity mirror with upscale toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, bath bar, cotton balls and two facial towelettes.

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The toiletries at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes featured some nice extras like cotton balls and facial towelettes. Photo Credit: Catherine Parker / National Parks TravelingMom

Outside the bathroom, I found a walk-in closet large enough to store all of our luggage. It helped to keep the clutter down and the room clean.

Activities:

From the Riverhouse on the Deschutes, access the river trail. Golf is located nearby. Kayaking is popular on the Deschutes and Mount Bachelor offers year-round activities.

Newberry National Volcanic Monument offers a visitor center, a cave tour and a cinder cone to explore close by. My kids loved it.

Dining:

The Riverhouse on the Deschutes recently opened the Currents restaurant earlier this year. Currents’ menu focuses on local and seasonal offerings like Pacific seafood, foraged mushrooms, and local beef.

Choose outdoor dining along the Deschutes River or snuggle close to the fireplace inside. Currents offers weekend brunch along with breakfast, lunch, and dinner in their modern dining room with attached bar.

Tips from a TravelingMom:

  • The Riverhouse on the Deschutes is a pet-friendly hotel.
  • Breakfast is not included in the room rate.
  • I found a donut shop across the street along with a numerous casual dining options and a natural grocery store.