Oregon’s Sunriver Resort Transforms The Cove Into Year-Round Aquatics Facility


Sunriver Resort near Bend, Ore., has transformed The Cove into a year-round facility with double the capacity of its original pool space. The Cove now offers an indoor heated pool, large indoor jetted spa, two-story enclosed spiral waterslide, a float experience and more. These amenities add to the facility’s existing outdoor features, including a zero-entry pool, jetted spa, outdoor “Plunge” slide and splash pool.

One of the Northwest’s top resort destinations, Sunriver Resort is an all-season, activity-rich, 3,300-acre getaway resort and conference center that features four golf courses – Crosswater, Meadows, Woodlands and Caldera – spa facilities and nine Northwest restaurants and cafes.

“The Cove has been designed and uniquely positioned to offer the best possible indoor and outdoor experience with something for everyone,” said Tom O’Shea, Sunriver Resort managing director. “Relax by the pool, enjoy a meal and the region’s best brews at the expanded Spotted Frog, or relax on the expansive lawn surrounded by native plants and ponderosas with a large outcropping of lava rock and a cascading water feature.”

“Cinder Cone” is a new two-story waterslide that curves outside the building and returns indoors to the splash pool. For those looking for something at a slower pace, the indoor pool also offers a meandering eddy relaxing float experience.

Designed to honor the history of Sunriver Resort and its architecture, The Cove incorporates wood columns, vaulted wood beam ceilings and lava rock. Three sides of the building feature roll-up doors that offer the ability to bring the outdoors in, creating an open-air facility. The new indoor space includes a poolside bar, full-service poolside wait staff and expanded offerings from The Spotted Frog.

A new outdoor event space was also created at The Cove to offer even more options to gather, relax and recreate. Complimentary access is provided to The Cove Aquatic Center for all Sunriver Resort guests and members.

In addition to the completion of the Aquatic Center, the resort has completed its expansion of The Backyard. This space, located behind the main lodge, caters to outdoor events and concerts and features Gray’s Trail, an 18-hole putting course – built along the Little Sunriver – and named after Sunriver visionary John Gray.

Sunriver Resort continues to renovate all of its guestrooms and suites to offer a premium finish that maintain the resort’s classic Northwest lodge aesthetic.


Photo Credit: Sunriver Resort

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