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Metolious River Lodges
Reviewed 8 June 2012

If your vacation aim is to remove yourself from the "rat race and relax with only the basic necessities then Camp Sherman and the Metolius River Lodges (MRL) fit the bill. Discovered by my wife and I relatively recently, for about 7 years now we have made it an annual destination. Nestled within the forest and immediately upon the banks of the Metolius River, you are less than a 20 minute drive from the hustle and bustle of Sisters, Oregon, where, if you must, the "rat race" can be found. At the lodges you will find clean rooms, fully applianced kitchens, comfortable bathrooms and bedrooms, and woodburning fireplaces. Modern electronic conveniences like radios, DVD's, and TV's are unavailable. Again, if you must have it, the Camp Sherman store offers wi-fi availability just a short walk downstream.

We have stayed during all seasons except the dead of winter and have another trip reserved for the middle of June. Our first year saw us fortunate enough to stay in the signature cabin, Salmonfly, while our next 4 trips put us at the far upriver end in Dragonfly where the river actually ran under the corner of the bedroom. That uniqueness has since been repaired, but leave your window open at night for a truly soothing and mesmerizing night's rest. This year we move next door to stay in Damsel. Plenty of wood is available to take the chill off those cool mountain nights. You will find the staff area oriented, friendly, pleasant, and helpful at all times. I place MRL at the top of my list for places to just get away to relax.

Nearby activities include fly fishing, trail walking along the river, hiking up Black Butte, golfing less than 10 minutes away, lake fishing, river rafting, dude ranches, sunbathing, skiing, horseback riding, shopping, etc.

Don't confuse the MRL with the Metolius River Resort which is directly across the river. If a stepback in time is what you relish, stay with the Metolius River Lodges.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 May 2012

Just back from a great weekend at Metolius River Lodges in Camp Sherman. Spectacular setting right on the banks of the Metolius River. First stay here in 37 years of visiting the Camp Sherman area. Previous trips have included camping, as well as private and commercial lodging along the river.

Our accommodation was spotlessly clean, the beds super comfortable, bath linens 100% cotton with great texture and like new. Kitchen fully equipped, Sufficient supply of dishes, utensils, pots and pans, all clean and ready to use. There was even a salad spinner. The hot water was hot, the cold water bracing, All appliances and fixtures clean, well maintained, and worked as designed. There were 2 trays of ice cubes in the freezer and not one stain or particle of food in either the fridge or freezer. Nice.

Arrived sleep deprived after a highly stressful previous 24 hours. Easily put together a great dinner then went to bed with the windows open and the beautiful river sounds coming from the Metolius River no more than 25 feet from my pillow. Slept nearly 12 hours.

The manager was incredibly friendly and helpful, from booking to checking in and checking out, including a cheerful handwritten note in the cabin upon arrival. The owner even came by the next morning to introduce herself and say hi.

Great information on the history of the place and area as well as local interest literature in the living room.

All this in stark contrast in every regard to another nearby accommodation we visited within the past year that has a surprisingly higher ranking on Tripadvisor.

Before leaving, I made another reservation for next month, and one in 2013.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank hwacha
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

This is one of our favorite hideaways as a couple. I rated the room quality less than "excellent" ONLY because we have only stayed in one of their cabins...we found a favorite and have stuck with it. The cabins set right on the beautiful Metolious River, a classic setting no matter what time of year you visit. Your first load of firewood is complimentary and so is the kindling. Our last stay was for my wife's birthday and they surprised her with a birthday card, candy and a bottle of sparkling cider. It was a nice touch.
Just a few minutes from Sisters, all the shopping and dining you could want is nearby. The Metolius River area and Camp Sherman offer hiking, biking and fishing opportunities for the adventurous.
Plan a visit and stay today, you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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1  Thank oregondigitalhunter
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Address: 12390 SW Forest Service Rd #1419, Camp Sherman, OR 97730
Region: United States > Oregon > Central Oregon > Camp Sherman
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Ranked #4 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Camp Sherman
Number of rooms: 13

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