Sunriver Resort offers 245 guestrooms designed with contemporary Northwestern sensibility, including a fireplace and lounging deck with a view.
For over 50 years, Sunriver Resort has been recognized for its stunning views, endless recreation and strong ties to appreciating and preserving nature. Generations of families have visited our resort to enjoy the magic and make life long memories the Sunriver way. While Sunriver is known for its fun and adventurous activities, some may not be aware of the rich history of the resort. What is now Sunriver Resort, originated as Camp Abbot, a World War II Training Camp. Today, the stunning Great Hall stands as the only remaining building from those days.
In 1942, the Great Hall was constructed over the course of nine months and opened up in 1943 as an officer’s club. The picturesque room we see today was quite the extensive project as it took hundreds of locally sourced pine logs to build. The iconic spiral staircase was made up a single pine that is five feet in diameter and nearly 500 years old! The two focal point fire places are made up of ten tons of quarried volcanic rock and took three months to complete. After two years and training about 90,000 combat engineers, Camp Abbot was no longer active.
The Great Hall has expanded way past its original intention over the last few decades. Since the training camp closed, the Great Hall has served a couple other purposes, including cattle storage for a period of time. These days, the unique space is one of the most sought after venues for conferences, extravagant weddings and special events in the Pacific Northwest.
Time and time again the Great Hall never seems to fail when it comes to meeting the vision and needs of our event planners and happy couples. This is heavily due to the dedicated on-site culinary, event planning and audio/visual teams that assist with enhancing these gatherings. While most events in the Great Hall are private, the public is given a chance to experience this incredible venue throughout the year by attending our holiday meals. These holiday events have become tradition for generations of families and we always look forward to welcoming them whether it’s their first or 10th year! The 2020-2021 Holiday Traditions will go on, however, they will look a little different to ensure the safety of our guests and staff