Founders Lodge, one of Stratton's newest properties, was completed in 2006. A 10-minute walk from the lifts, the condos in the Founders Lodge come with spacious kitchens and living rooms and give you access to a fitness room, fireplace lounge, sauna and ski lockers. Stratton.com
A traditional B&B in Eden, about 30 minutes away for Snowbasin, the eight-room Snowberry Inn is full of local charm. Each room is named after a point of Utah significance, like the Sundance Suite and the Canyons room. Eden, Utah | 801-745-2634 | snowberryinn.com
Moose Hollow Luxury Condos offer one-to four-bedroom units with fireplaces, hot tubs and big kitchens. A shuttle stops here to take skiers to the slopes. Minimum two-night stay; moosehollowcondos.com; 877-745-0333.
Truth - The lodging scene is not what brings people to Ogden. That said, a stay at the Marriott, with a good location right behind the town’s main drag, does the job. Rooms are nicely sized, and the views of Mt. Ben Lomond from the upper floors are lovely. A fitness center and a larger-than-average hotel pool round out the offerings. $79–$189; ski packages available; marriott.com
Father Luke Sheehan established McMenamin’s Old St. Francis school in 1936. Today the old schoolhouse, thirty minutes from Mt. Bachelor, operates as a hotel, pub, and theater. There are 19 guest rooms and four rental cottages, as well as a pub, microbrewery, bakery, pool tables, and a movie theater. The walls are lined with photos of past students and old lockers. Guest rooms are named after former students and faculty and most were once classrooms.
This Northwest lodge-style hotel, and its spectacular riverfront setting, is about a thirty-minute drive from Mt. Bachelor. The hotel has a steakhouse and an 18-hole golf course designed by renowned architect Robert Muir Graves. And if you’ve always wanted to see the rustic log cabin from the How the West Was Won TV series, this is the place. Guest rooms have granite counters, fireplaces, mini fridges, and microwaves. Many overlook the river. There’s also a convention center in a separate lodge and an elegant grand ballroom.
The closest lodging to Mt. Bachelor—only a 15-mile drive—is Seventh Mountain Resort. The Deschutes River runs through the resort (whitewater raft it in the summer). Enjoy the tennis courts, horseback stables, mountain bike rentals, an ice skating rink, fly-casting lessons, two heated pools (one open year-round), hot tubs, and the Widgi Creek Golf Course. Over 100 newly renovated one, two, and three-bedroom suites have fireplaces, private decks, and free wireless internet. [seventhmountain.com; 877-765-1501]
Perched on a ridge above the Deschutes River, Mt. Bachelor Village Resort is just five minutes from downtown Bend and on the road to the ski area. There’s a fitness center, three swimming pools, two children's pools, playground, six tennis courts, basketball courts, restaurant with free child care, river walking trail, bicycle rentals, free athletic classes, massages, free business center, and a spa.
Only 20 miles from Mt. Bachelor, Sunriver Resort is a year-round recreation Mecca. There are three championship golf courses, tennis courts, outdoor swimming pools, fly-fishing, rafting, horseback riding, 32 miles of bike paths, an observatory, and a private marina on the Deschutes River for canoeing and kayaking. Sunriver Resorts is 15 miles south of Bend and three and a half hours southwest of Portland. Condé Nast Traveler ranked it in the Top 50 Ski Resorts in North America. Visitors can also use a swimming pool, health spa, kitchenette, free parking, bar, and business center.