Pampering and outdoor sports in Sisters, Oregon.

By Travel & Leisure
September 07, 2012
Sisters’ Lakeside Spa Retreats
Credit: Courtesy of Black Butte Ranch

Sisters, Oregon is a throwback to the Old West, and charmingly so. It’s a sepia picture of 19th-century storefronts, rustic cabins, and converted general stores and blacksmiths. But there’s also a more modern element. Namely, the lakeside resorts here, which make ideal destinations for lazing, pampering, and scenery-admiring.

Lodge at Suttle Lake

The lodge is set on a 253-acre lake at the edge of the Deschutes National Forest. Native American prints decorate the 11 rooms, which have vaulted ponderosa pine–beamed ceilings, stone fireplaces, and soft Denali blankets. For the most spectacular lake views, request the spacious second-floor Broken Arrow or Eagle Feather loft rooms. Book an American Indian–inspired Sacred Waters hydration wrap or a hot-stone facial in one of two on-site spa tepees.The spa offers treatments like Ancient River Stone Massage and Native Elements Detoxifying Body Wraps.

The Black Butte Ranch

Take advantage of the two golf courses, multiple swimming pools, and yoga, tennis, and fly-fishing classes.

Kokanee Cafe

The restaurant is beloved for its rustic setting in a cabin in Camp Sherman, and for its distinctive Pacific Northwest dishes like buffalo short ribs with Gorgonzola mashed potatoes. closed December to May

FivePine Lodge & Conference Center

The romantic suites all have pillow-top mattresses, stone fireplaces, and waterfall soaking tubs.