This Oregon Destination’s New Lodge Embraces The Landscape


Exterior of building with sloping black roof and expansive glass walls overlooking a lake

Photo: Jeremy Bitterman

One of Oregon’s most beloved destinations since the 1970s, Black Butte Ranch is writing a new chapter in its long history of connecting visitors with the stunning volcanic landscape. Designed by Portland-based architecture firm Hacker, the recently opened main lodge provides a new central anchor for the ranch, with several bar and restaurant options, event and meeting spaces, and an expansive outdoor seating area.

The building’s dynamically sloping roof—which the designers refer to as a “landform roof”—rises to embrace the nearby lake and Three Sisters Mountains to the south while also providing a peek-a-boo view of nearby Black Butte. Inside, the design celebrates ranch tradition with exposed wood and a double-height stone fireplace. “We try to connect our passion for the central Oregon landscape with the details we create,” explains Hacker principal Corey Martin. “In this way, we can support experiences that feel authentically connected to the place we love.”