Cold Weather Activities



Cross-Country Skiing

Enjoy the area's scenic winter landscape on cross-country skis. You can ski an easier trek around Suttle Lake, or blaze your own trail in surrounding forests. Hoodoo Ski Resort, just up the road from us, also offers Nordic cross-country trails.

Downhill Skiing

Just 10 minutes west of Suttle Lake, nearby Hoodoo Ski Resort offers a multitude of excellent downhill skiing trails for your pleasure. They even offer nighttime skiing. Enjoy your day skiing, but bring your appetite back! Our Boathouse Restaurant's panoramic views enable you to enjoy your gourmet meal while you look out onto our snow-covered lake and pine trees. Mt. Bachelor, a favorite Central Oregon ski resort, is about 60 miles from us.

Nesting

Our serene winter landscape, combined with the luxurious yet rustic cabins and new lodge provide you with endless nesting possibilities. Start a fire. Bring a book and read by the warming fire. Snuggle under a blanket while you gaze outside at the pristine scenery. Enjoy a hot bubble bath midday, just because you can. Our guest suites will inspire you to nest in many ways.

Shopping

On Highway 20, just twenty miles east of The Lodge at Suttle Lake you will find Sisters, Oregon. A wonderful variety of locally-owned craft and antique shops in this quaint, Western-Style town offers you an entertaining day of activity, exploring and shopping. Or, visit nearby Bend's scenic Old Mill District on the Deschutes River for a great day of shopping and sightseeing.

Snowmobiling

For the more adventurous, the Deschutes Forest is a playground for those who like to snowmobile. Areas very close to the lake are available for this activity.

Snowshoeing

A crisp winter's day, and a quiet snow-covered forest. For those of you nostalgic for simpler times, why not rent a pair of snowshoes from our front desk and take a hike right in our backyard: Around our lake or on some beautiful mountain trails.

We have sizes for all

Please bring weather appropriate boots to use with the snowshoes.
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