As summer approaches, many of us start to plan our vacations. Summer is the perfect time to plan a Sunriver family reunion with your loved ones near and far. With a bevy of outdoor activities to choose from, as well as large, open spaces and homes perfect for gathering the entire family, you’ll create memories that last a lifetime in Sunriver.
Recreation and Activities
Sunriver has always been an incredible location for family reunions. Summertime brings picture perfect weather perfect for enjoying the great outdoors. Whether gathering generations of your family for cookouts and games at Fort Rock Park or going on a group cave tour, there’s no shortage of recreation and outdoor activities to participate in during your family reunion.
Paulina Plunge — Active members of your party will love the Paulina Plunge mountain bike tour. Hop on a mountain bike and ride into Oregon backcountry where you’ll discover the secrets of Chief Paulina’s waterslide. After your bike ride, cool off as you propel down Paulina’s natural waterslides. Not interested in the tour itself, but still want to check out the waterslides? You can access the Paulina water slides on foot, a short hike from McKay Crossing Campground.
Wanderlust Tours — This local tour company offers a variety of excursions the blend perfectly into your Sunriver family reunion plans. Whether you prefer the Brews & Views Canoe Tour for stunning views of the Cascades paired with local beers or a guided Lava Tube Cave Tour, you’ll find the perfect outing for your family’s interests. When you stay at Sunset Lodging, our Perks program includes a discount for many tours from Wanderlust.
Sun Country Tours — Bond together with your family as you brave the Big Eddy on the Deschutes River. Sun Country offers a variety of whitewater rafting tours perfect for beginners and those with advanced skills. Imagine paddling hard with your cousins and laughing as grandma rides shotgun on the raft. A photographer cruises alongside rafters to capture the joy, shock and splashes — perfect for reminiscing and sharing on Instagram.
Sunshine and Splashing
Sunriver’s SHARC recreation center offers plenty of outdoor fun for the entire family. Spend your family reunion soaking up that Central Oregon sunshine as the kids jump from log to log in the children’s pool, ride tubes down one of the two towering water slides and float peacefully through the lazy river. Many of the vacation rental homes in Sunriver include unlimited SHARC passes, so you can enjoy this great perk without the daily admission fee.
Hiking and Biking
With 32 miles of paved bike path, riding cruisers throughout the area is one of the most popular activities in Sunriver. Explore Sunriver from the Marina to Benham Falls all on two wheels. Many Sunriver vacation homes include bikes for family members of varying ages and those renting a home that doesn’t include bikes can rent them at local recreation rental shops like 4 Seasons Recreational Outfitters. With both Dillion and Benham Falls close by, you can hike or bike to these scenic locations — the perfect view to share with your family.
In addition to outdoor creation and homes big enough for the whole family, some family reunions require additional meeting spaces. Whether you’re throwing a 4th of July BBQ for the whole family or celebrating grandma and grandpa’s 50th wedding anniversary, you’ll find plenty of meeting spaces in Sunriver. SHARC includes meeting rooms, banquet halls and an open, grassy outdoor amphitheater perfect for your large group. Rent out additional space outside at Fort Rock Park, where you can host a sand volleyball tournament for the entire family during your reunion.
Room for the Whole Family
Sunriver has become a popular destination for family reunions for the secluded, resort- setting and wide variety of large vacation rentals. Visiting the Sunriver resort community, you’ll be able to find homes large enough to fit the entire family. If you’d like a little space for your immediate family, or have a very large group, finding Sunriver vacation rentals near each other also makes for a successful family reunion. At Sunset Lodging, we have multiple Sunriver vacation rentals on the same streets or within close proximity to each other.
With summer lodging in Sunriver filling up fast, call today and one of the skilled vacation planners at Sunset Lodging can assist you in finding the perfect vacation homes for your family reunion. Create memories that will last a lifetime when you plan a Sunriver family reunion and stay with Sunset Lodging in Sunriver.