Five Pines Lodge combines western charm and pampered luxury in a way that's hard to beat. Think cowboy country in high comfort, a tasty mix of quintessential Oregon for both out-of state visitors and life-timers like us.
ROOM: We stayed in a two-story loft lodge suite. The décor was lovely, the furniture quality Craftsman, the bathroom large and luxurious. As an earlier poster said, they could easily upgrade the mini-bar to a mini-kitchen, and they should. (We could have used a microwave and basic eating utensils.)
The stairs to the upstairs bedroom were extra high; there was about three feet of space between floors, perhaps to accommodate the water-from-the-ceiling bathtub plumbing? That makes for a long hike for night-time bathroom visits. (For seniors or those with mobility issues, I’d recommend the cabins instead.) In retrospect, they should have added a half-bath to the lodge’s upstairs bedrooms. (We're fairly athletic, just not so much in the dark and half-asleep!)
LOCATION: Right outside your door, you can enjoy a movie theatre, spa, gym, and two restaurants. The place was a little campus of fun. You can easily walk into Sisters on back pathways, or pick up a 15-mile on-site trailhead for a hike or (non-winter) bikeride.
OUTDOOR NOISE: Yes, the lodge sits right on the main highway, so you rightly fear traffic noise, but we didn’t hear it. They must have invested in good insulation and windows to block the outside noise. The larger buildings fronting the highway (lodge, restaurants, theatre, etc.) seem to block much of the traffic noise back in the cabin area.
INDOOR NOISE: This was our only real complaint. While romantic and fun, the layout of our lodge suite resulted in some weird indoor noise issues. The cool ceiling bathtub faucet was LOUD; we couldn’t talk above it. The bathtub is shielded from the main room by shutters only—basically the tub’s in the middle of the main living space. We could also hear our upstairs TV equally well downstairs. The open stairs, lack of interior doors and semi-open bathroom funneled noise between our two floors. Worst of all, we could hear our next door neighbors’ conversations
BREAKFAST: Surprisingly good for a continental buffet. The scones were delicious and the fruit tray was excellent, more like something you’d find at a wedding reception than a hotel breakfast spread. I’m not sure how they got such quality fruits in the dead of winter.
INTERNET: Free and fast in the lodge rooms. (Don’t know about the cabins.)
GYM: A real bonus, free with your stay. The gym is a top-notch private operation, run separately from the lodge. Good sized, clean, latest machines, well-run, attractive locker rooms.
OVERALL: Despite the indoor noise issues, we were impressed by the lodge and hope to return. The rates aren’t cheap, but when you consider that you don’t have to pay for internet, parking, breakfast or the gym, it’s actually quite a good deal. Other than lunch and dinner, everything’s included. All you need for a romantic get-away is your mate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Adventure by day, Romance by night! Take advantage of all that Central Oregon has to offer and enjoy shopping, mountain biking, road cycling, hiking, fishing, golfing and so much more. Our unique 10 acre property has a world class spa, one-of-a-kind cabins, deluxe lodge suites, an outdoor heated pool in the summer months. All room types include over-sized waterfall tubs, kid bed, fireplace, Amish furniture, 49" or 65" LED TV, DVD, Wi-Fi. Complimentary wine/ beer reception every evening! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Five Pine Lodge And Spa
- Five Pine Hotel Sisters
- 5 Pine Lodge & Spa
- Five Pine Lodge & Spa Oregon/Sisters