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Where to Rent Stand Up Paddleboards in Sunriver and Where to Use Them

Sunriver draws visitors from all over the world thanks to our easy access to outdoor recreation and stunning views no matter where you are in the region. Stand up paddleboarding continues to grow in popularity, especially in Central Oregon. We’re … Read More

Turf Tunes: Things to Do in Sunriver live music

Free Live Music in Sunriver at SHARC Sundays in June and July

As we get closer to summer, we know you’ll be searching for things to do in Sunriver during Summer 2022. Turf Tunes, a live music series, takes place at SHARC’s John Gray Amphitheater on Sunday afternoons from June 19 – … Read More

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Obtaining a Central Cascades Wilderness Permit For Summer Hikes

Once summer hits, Central Oregon will be buzzing with visitors from all over the globe, drawn to our mountainous region by hikes with stunning vistas promised at the end. Central Oregon hiking has gotten so popular that steps have been … Read More

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Plan Ahead with Our 2022 Central Oregon Summer Events Calendar

We’ve been eagerly anticipating the arrival of summer in Central Oregon and while we’re still a few months out, it’s the perfect time to plan your Sunriver vacation with our 2022 Summer Events Calendar! We’ve scoured the web to find … Read More

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Backwoods 11 and Vine Maple 13 Added to Sunset’s Vacation Rental Program

We recently added two new homes to the Sunset Lodging full-service property management program, which are both available for bookings now. Both Backwoods 11 and Vine Maple 13 sleep up to 14 guests, which make them both perfect for larger … Read More

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Five Central Oregon Lakes to Take Out a Pontoon Boat

Every summer, thousands of people flock to the shores of Central Oregon’s most majestic lakes to spend time on the water with friends and family. Now that we have two pontoon boats for rent at Sunset Lodging, we thought it … Read More

Oregon WinterFest

2022 Oregon WinterFest Moves to the Deschutes County Expo Center

The weather has been sunny and mild, which doesn’t necessarily conjure feelings of winter, but nevertheless, come mid-February we celebrate the season with Oregon WinterFest! WinterFest has been a staple of the Bend events calendar for many years, taking place … Read More

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Sunset Adds New 22’ Pontoon Boat to Fleet of Sunriver Boat Rentals

At Sunset Lodging in Sunriver, we wanted to offer boat rental options to add convenience and fun to your Sunriver vacation. Last year, we added one pontoon boat and two wave runners to our rental program, allowing guests to reserve … Read More

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Mt. Bachelor Introduces Play Forever Free Wednesdays

Mt. Bachelor recently announced a new program that creates the opportunity for any guest to the mountain to ride with friends, family or to enjoy their first day on the snow. The new program, Play Forever Free Wednesday expands accessibility … Read More

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Colonial 4 Joins Our Vacation Rental Program in Time for the Holidays!

Just in time for Winter Break 2021, Colonial 4 joins the Sunset Lodging Full-Service Vacation Rental Program! We are over the moon about this gorgeous, premier vacation home that we can’t wait to get guests in the door. If you’re … Read More

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Support Local Artists and Makers This Holiday Season

The opening date for Mt. Bachelor may have been put on pause again, but not to worry, there are plenty of great events showcasing local artists and makers to attend this holiday season! Yeah, we know that’s no substitute for … Read More

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Mt. Bachelor Opening Day Targeted for December 3, 2021

UPDATE: Mt Bachelor has pushed by opening day again due to lack on snowfall. Stay tuned! Just like you, we were bummed out when Mt. Bachelor announced they would be postponing Opening Day to December 3. The mountain was projected … Read More

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Gift Ideas for Shopping at Small Business Saturday in Sunriver

It’s getting to be that time of year again! The evenings are cooler and our fireplaces are filled with warming fires. As Thanksgiving and the winter holidays approach, we know you’ve got holiday shopping on your mind. Many of your … Read More

Shagbark 17 and Sparks 9 Join Sunset’s Full-Service Property Management Program

Just in time for the busy holiday season, we’re excited to announce that Shagbark 17 and Sparks 9 have joined Sunset’s full-service property management program! This means that both of these homes are now open and ready to be booked … Read More

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Outdoor Things to Do in Sunriver During Winter Break 2021

As Halloween approaches, so does the necessity to book your Sunriver vacation rental for Winter Break 2021! The snow has already started to fly at Mt. Bachelor and it has us feeling giddy for skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing and cross-country … Read More

Halloween in Sunriver 2021

Halloween in Sunriver & Bend 2021 – Embracing Spooky Season!

It seems like as the years go by, spooky season starts earlier and earlier. After all, pumpkin spice lattes debut in August now, which means it’s not too early to start planning your Halloween adventures in Sunriver. This year, we … Read More

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Pet-Friendly Sunriver Vacation Rentals From Sunset Lodging

After SHARC passes, one of our most requested amenities is pet-friendly Sunriver vacation rentals. Many of our guests like to bring the entire family to enjoy all of the outdoor recreation opportunities and quality time together. Dog-friendly homes allow your … Read More

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Rebook Your Sunriver Vacation Rental for Summer 2022 Now!

You may have just gotten back from your Sunriver vacation or maybe you’re waiting until Labor Day weekend to enjoy all that our quiet mountain town has to offer. Either way, did you know that the best home and the … Read More

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Twilight Cinemas Returns to The Village at Sunriver!

After a year off due to Covid-19, Twilight Cinemas returns to The Village at Sunriver this August! We’re excited to see this family-favorite event return and can’t wait to see movies on the big screen outside on the North Lawn … Read More

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Things to Do During Your Sunriver Vacation – August 2021 Edition

These “Things to Do” blogs used to be more frequent, but with the pandemic limiting large, in-person events, it wasn’t as necessary. Fear not! With Oregon reopen, many large events are back on and we’re excited to share with you … Read More

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Beat the Heat in Sunriver Vacation Rentals with Air Conditioning

The Pacific Northwest is experiencing a record-setting heat wave, which has intensified the interest in Sunriver vacation rentals with air conditioning. Located so close to the Cascade Mountain Range, many homes in Sunriver don’t offer air conditioning. In the past, … Read More

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Where to Eat in Sunriver — Local Restaurant Roundup 2021

It’s officially summer, which means it’s prime vacation time in Sunriver. One of the most frequently asked questions we get is, where to eat in Sunriver? We live here year-round and when you eat regularly in a small town, it’s … Read More

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Mountain Biking at the Mt. Bachelor Bike Park is a Rush of Adrenaline

School is getting out for summer and it’s time to start planning what adventures you plan on conquering on your Sunriver vacation! Mountain biking at the Mt. Bachelor Bike Park is a rush of adrenaline for all ability levels — … Read More

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Bend Summer Concerts 2021 at the Les Schwab Amphitheater

Bend summer concerts are back! Summer is fast approaching, and we are all itching to get back into the concert venue. Les Schwab Amphitheater has spent this past year remodeling its stage in order to attract a wider array of … Read More

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Pontoon Boat and Wave Runner Rental in Sunriver from Sunset Lodging

Sunset Lodging in Sunriver is pleased to announce that we are now renting a brand new 2021 20-Foot Suntracker pontoon boat and two 2021 SeaDoo wave runners! We’re excited to add water toy rentals to our rental fleet in order … Read More

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Spend Your Spring Golfing in Sunriver and Throughout Central Oregon

Golf has always been the ultimate social distancing activity, especially if someone in your party is known for landing in the sand while everyone else is on the green. This spring, you have a variety of courses to choose from … Read More

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Summer is Coming! Book Your Sunriver Vacation Homes and Recreation Tours Now

With April just around the corner, that means summer vacation will be here before you know it! We’re looking forward to a busy and beautiful summer in Sunriver and we hope to see you here for hiking, biking, grilling and … Read More

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Will Bend Festivals Return in 2021? We’ve Got Our Fingers Crossed!

It’s no secret that 2020 was rough for everyone — including the live music and festival industry, which usually bring a variety of events to Central Oregon year round. Many people look forward to attending Bend Summer Festival, The Bite … Read More

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Sunset Perks Add Extra Value to Your Sunriver Vacation Rental

We know you have a choice when it comes to your Sunriver vacation rental. Many visitors flock to third-party rental sites like Airbnb or VRBO to book their vacation, but renting directly from a Sunriver property management company has many … Read More

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Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing and Sledding Near Sunriver

February storms have dumped more than 85-inches of snow so far at Mt. Bachelor with more on the way. The mountain already had a decent base, which as of the writing of this blog is at 117 inches today. That … Read More

Sunriver rentals for Spring Break 2021

Book Sunriver Rentals for Spring Break Now for the Best Selection of Homes

It may seem like winter vacation just ended, but January has been an eventful month and we bet you’re looking forward to a little reprieve. With many children still attending school online and many parents working remotely to be home … Read More

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Renting a Hotel Room vs Vacation Home in Sunriver

In the past, we blogged about the benefits of renting a whole house versus a hotel room. We also have shared the importance of booking directly with a local property manager like Sunset Lodging instead of a massive travel engine … Read More

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Don’t Fret! Mt. Bachelor Parking Reservations Released on Rolling Basis

The coronavirus pandemic has forced all of us to change our habits and adjust to new health and safety procedures. With Christmas Break quickly approaching, our guests have wondered about the possibility of reserving a parking space at Mt. Bachelor … Read More

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New Year’s Eve Live Streams to Help You Ring in 2021!

As winter begins, it’s still important to be cautious in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. No big New Years’ Eve parties, no bar-hopping, no fancy dinners in beautifully decorated local restaurants. Fortunately, we’ve all adjusted to a … Read More

Enjoy a Sunriver Staycation with Your Immediate Family

Do you want to relax with your immediate family, but you’re sick of staring at your own TV? A Sunriver staycation may be the perfect getaway for Cental Oregonians this winter. As cold weather drives people indoors, a cozy escape … Read More

What You Need to Know About Parking at Mt. Bachelor This Season

You may have heard that Mt. Bachelor is taking a “Back to Basics” approach to safe operations this winter and a new online parking reservation system is at the heart of this. The mountain intends to guests a great and … Read More

10 Reasons to Book a Socially Distanced Sunriver Winter Vacation

With November quickly approaching, now is the time to start thinking about your winter vacation plans. The coronavirus pandemic is still affecting the world and with many destinations off-limits due to travel restrictions in many countries, this may be the … Read More

Celebrating Spooky Season in Central Oregon Amid a Pandemic

What are the odds that Halloween would fall on a Saturday with a full moon? Those of us who love spooky season was on track for a great Halloween celebration. Then in March, the pandemic hit and everyone’s plans for … Read More

Win a Stay at a Sunriver Vacation By Supporting Oregon Wildfire Relief

The West Coast has been ravaged by wildfires affecting Oregon, Washington and California. At Sunset Lodging in Sunriver, our hearts ache for all of the families and individuals devastated by loss caused by the fires. People have lost their homes, … Read More

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Mt. Bachelor Adds COVID-19 Coverage to Passholder Promise

The weather may be scorching outside, which has our minds wandering to winter and snow covering the mountains. After Covid-19 cut the spring ski and snowboarding season short, we know many of you are looking forward to hitting the slopes … Read More

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Make Sunriver Your Back to School Classroom This Fall

“Back to School” inches closer, but in a year unlike any other, many students will be learning from home this fall due to coronavirus precautions. Schools across the country plan to use distance learning to begin the new academic year. … Read More

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Socially Distanced Outdoor Events in Central Oregon This August

As we look upon Sunriver this summer, we see people who feel so relieved to be here. We wanted to thank everyone for practicing social distancing and wearing masks in Sunriver. Together, we’re able to stay open and your efforts … Read More

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Day Trips Near Sunriver for Your Summer Vacation

Central Oregon grants visitors and locals access to many stunning natural wonders from majestic mountain peaks to desert landscapes. This summer, gather your group to explore a few of these natural treasures, all a short drive your vacation rental in … Read More

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Sunriver Fishing Guides Help You Reel in a Good Time This Summer

Central Oregon features world-class fishing opportunities in our area lakes and rivers. When visiting Sunriver this summer, a guided fishing tour may be the exact socially distanced activity for you. The area is home to a variety of talented fishing … Read More

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Safely Floating the Deschutes River While Social Distancing This Summer

Sunriver has opened and we have been seeing many people wearing masks and social distancing, which is great! Last week, it was announced that SHARC would be reopening on Thursday, June 25, which many of our guests are excited about. … Read More

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SHARC Plans to Reopen and What’s Open in Sunriver in Phase 2

Deschutes County has been approved to begin moving into Phase 2 of the reopening process, which permits swimming pools to open, along with movie theaters, bowling alleys and restaurants may stay open later. Phase 2 also permits Oregonians to travel … Read More

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Commitment to CDC Guidelines and Cleanliness of Sunriver Rentals

At Sunset Lodging, we’re pleased to announce that the Deschutes County Commissioners have decided not to extend short-term rental restrictions in our area, which means beginning Friday, May 15 visitors may return to Sunriver. We have been tending to our … Read More

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How You Can Support the Sunriver Community Now

As everyone hunkers down at home and dreams of returning to Sunriver this summer, there are several things you can do to support our local community during this time. Sunriver is made up of many small and family-run businesses that … Read More

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Save Money and Support Local By Booking Your Sunriver Vacation Directly

At Sunset Lodging, we’ve been diligently doing our research and keeping up with changes in the COVID-19 situation as it evolves. We have seen cancellations due to non-essential travel orders and guests have one main question as it pertains to … Read More

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Something to Look Forward to: Plan a Sunriver Vacation This Summer

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the kids may be out of school, but Spring Break looked a little different this year. As many Americans stay home to slow the spread of the disease, we all look forward to … Read More