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Keep up with the latest happenings in Sunriver.

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

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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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Snowboard and skis at Mt. Bachelor

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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Support Sunriver business COVID-19

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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Sunset at Cascade Lakes during Sunriver vacation

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

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Wilderness areas in Central Oregon

Day Use Permits Required for Five Central Oregon Wilderness Areas

One of the largest draws to Central Oregon is the access to some of the most beautiful wilderness areas in the country. In January 2017, the Deschutes and Willamette National Forests began analyzing strategies for managing visitor use in five … Read More

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COVID-19 travel and prevention

A Message From Sunset Lodging About COVID-19 and Visiting Sunriver

Sunset Lodging has been following the progression of COVID-19 and has been collecting data relating to safety regarding travel during this developing situation. Please be assured that Sunset is strictly following CDC guidelines in order to secure a clean, healthy … Read More

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Sunriver Fitness and Aquatic Center Offers Alternative to SHARC

Visitors to Sunriver have several options for swimming and water recreation fun in a pool setting. Many of our guests seek our homes with SHARC passes, which grant you unlimited access to the Sunriver Homeowners Association Recreation Center, located off … Read More

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Spring Break 2020 in Sunriver

10 Great Ways to Spend Spring Break 2020 in Sunriver

Spring Break 2020 is on the horizon for Oregon, Washington and California schools and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome everyone to Sunriver for a week or fun, family and friendship. Here are 10 great ways to spend Spring … Read More

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An Open Love Letter to Sunriver, Oregon

Dearest Sunriver, We are writing to you to represent all of the lovely visitors and locals of your community to confess our undying devotion to you and all of the wonderful memories you have helped us create over the years. … Read More

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Treat Your Sweetheart to a Valentine’s Day Sunriver Getaway

This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday, which gives you the perfect opportunity to treat your sweetheart to a romantic getaway in snowy Sunriver, Oregon. Valentine’s Day leads into President’s Day, which means you can take advantage of a … Read More

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Snowmobile rentals and tours in Sunriver and Bend

Explore the Cascades with Snowmobile Rentals and Tours in Sunriver and Bend

Visitors to Sunriver looking for a little more adrenaline than the typical sleigh ride turn to snowmobile rentals and tours to kick their adventures into high gear. The snowy Cascade mountains offer tons of terrain to explore on the back … Read More

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Family fun at Mt. Bachelor

Mt. Bachelor Opens for 2019/2020 Winter Season!

After a late November partial opening, Mt. Bachelor is officially open every day with more terrain being added as more snow falls. As of December 11, Little Pine and Red Chair are open but keep in mind that early season … Read More

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Christmas in Sunriver 2019

Christmas in Sunriver — Tips for Your Winter Vacation in Central Oregon

Sunriver and Central Oregon finally received our first big snowfall this week, just in time for Thanksgiving. All of the snow has us thinking about the upcoming holiday season and how to spend Christmas in Sunriver. If you find yourself … Read More

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Shopping in Sunriver on Small Business Saturday

Shop in Sunriver on Small Business Saturday for Great Gifts

With the winter holiday season quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about everyone on your gift list. If you’ll be in Sunriver for Thanksgiving and the long weekend, you have a variety of small business options available to get … Read More

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How to Choose the Right Sunriver Winter Holiday Vacation Rental

For every visitor, for every family, the right Sunriver winter holiday vacation rental will be as unique as your party itself. A couple visiting Sunriver for a long ski vacation won’t have the same lodging requirements as a family reunion … Read More

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Mt. Bachelor Woodward Mountain Park

Woodward Mountain Park: Even More to Love at Mt. Bachelor This Winter

Visitors to Mt. Bachelor, Sunriver’s favorite ski resort, will have access to expanded learning terrain and a revamped Sunrise Lodge with parking lot improvements just in time for the 2019/2020 season. Mt. Bachelor has been hard at work upgrading the … Read More

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Visit Sunriver in October

Sunriver in October | Plan a Peaceful Getaway This Fall

Have you ever visited Sunriver in October? Sunriver in October offers guests to the area a peek into the serenity we get to experience as locals. The crisp fall air feels brisk on your cheeks and beckons you inside to … Read More

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Choosing a Vacation Home for Your Sunriver Family Reunion

With the winter holidays quickly approaching, now is the time to start thinking about and booking your vacation home in Sunriver. Sunriver provides the ideal backdrop for your winter family reunion, set among the pine trees with visions of Mt. … Read More

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Play in the Pacific Amateur Golf Classic 2019 in Sunriver

Autumn offers ideal conditions for enjoying a round of golf in Sunriver, Oregon. The cooler temperatures and plenty of sunshine set the stage for the annual Pacific Amateur Golf Classic, which takes place at the Woodlands, the Meadows and Crosswater … Read More

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Things to Do in Sunriver: Late Summer and Fall Events 2019

We’re heading into the tail end of summer here in Sunriver, but that doesn’t mean the fun and excitement stops. There are plenty of things to do in Sunriver during late summer and fall 2019. From sampling tasty wines and … Read More

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Having Fun This Summer? Rebook Your Sunriver Rental for 2020 and Save Now!

Summer is in full stride in Sunriver and we’re having a ton of fun. Our guests have spent their time floating the Deschutes River in Sunriver, biking along the 30+ miles of paved pathways, swimming and soaking up the sunshine … Read More

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Pet-friendly Sunriver rentals

Pet-Friendly Sunriver Rentals | Dining and Recreation with Your Dog

For many visitors to Sunriver, the vacation isn’t complete without every member of the family — furry, four-legged friends included. At Sunset Lodging, we have a variety of pet-friendly Sunriver rentals to meet your lodging needs and accommodate your canine … Read More

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whitewater river rafting in Sunriver, Oregon

River Rafting in Sunriver, Oregon | Summer Activites to Fuel Your Vacation

At Sunset Lodging, we’re frequently asked for recommendations on summer activities and the tour companies that offer these amazing experiences. River rafting in Sunriver, Oregon, has been a favorite pastime for both locals and visitors to the region. River rafting … Read More

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Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival 2019

Are You Ready For the Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival 2019?

Sunriver’s official kickoff to summer is quickly approaching and we’re getting excited for Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival 2019. This annual event brings thousands of visitors to Sunriver to compete and cheer on their loved ones the last weekend in … Read More

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Sunriver picnic ideas

How to Throw a Next Level Picnic in Sunriver This Summer

With Memorial Day just around the corner, we’ve been daydreaming about lazy summer days and the tasty food and drink that accompanies the slow life. Visitors come to Sunriver to relax and recharge and what better way to take in … Read More

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Explore the Beauty of Central Oregon with a Helicopter Tour

You’ve run, biked, hiked, walked, moto-ed, snowmobiled and skied as much Sunriver and Central Oregon terrain as possible. From Benham Falls to the top of Smith Rock, you’ve found beautiful locales all throughout the area. But have you seen it … Read More

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Visit Mt. Bachelor This Summer for Great Mt. Biking, Sunset Dinners and More

Many of our guests plan their Sunriver winter vacations around visiting Mt. Bachelor for the miles of skiable terrain. Whether you prefer one or two boards strapped to your feet, Mt. Bachelor offers memorable and exciting winter adventures year after … Read More

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Les Schwab Amphitheater Summer Concert Lineup 2019

As the Les Schwab Amphitheater Summer Concert Lineup for 2019 continues to develop, we can’t contain our excitement. This lineup promises a memorable summer of live music in Bend and with Sunriver located a short 20-minute drive away you can … Read More

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Events and Activities in Sunriver During Spring Break 2019

It’s that time of year — kids are out of school for the week and families begin to flock to Sunriver to enjoy great spring skiing conditions and sunshine in the high desert. At Sunset Lodging, we want to make … Read More

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Be Prepared! Snow Safety Suggestions for Visiting Sunriver

Last week, all of those prayers for snow were answered all at once, dumping three-feet of snow throughout Sunriver and Central Oregon. The snow has yet to subside and we wanted to provide our guests and visitors to the area … Read More

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Mt. Bachelor forecast President's Weekend 2019

Spend Presidents’ Weekend 2019 Skiing and Snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor

This February, it seems the entire Pacific Northwest has been hit with a series of major storms that have led to snow piling up in Portland and Seattle as well as here in Central Oregon. The upcoming weather forecast for … Read More

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Plan Ahead to Attend These Sunriver Summer Events 2019

With fresh snow in the forecast in Sunriver, it’s hard to wrap your mind around summer vacation, sunshine and days spent relaxing at the SHARC. Despite the pristine conditions at Mt. Bachelor, and believe us – it’s good and you … Read More

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Sunriver Resort Property Management Program

Lowland 3 Joins the Full-Service Resort Property Management Program

Sunset Lodging proudly announces that we have added Lowland 3 to our full-service resort property management program. Lowland 3 boasts a convenient and desirable location off of Overlook Rd. near SHARC and the Sunriver Village. This three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath bath home … Read More

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Snowshoeing near Sunriver

Walking in a Winter Wonderland | Snowshoeing Near Sunriver

Winter is upon us in Sunriver and that means plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation and snow worshipping. Many of our guests come for the excellent riding conditions and miles of terrain at Mt. Bachelor, which celebrates 60 years this … Read More

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New Sunriver Vacation Home on the Sunset Program | Winners Circle 1

Sunset Lodging in Sunriver is pleased to announce the addition of Winner Circle 1 to our full-service property management program. This new Sunriver vacation home includes four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms and sleeps 10. We wanted to highlight … Read More

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Christmas Vacation in Sunriver

How Will You Spend Your Christmas Vacation in Sunriver?

We spend a good amount of time in the fall preparing for Christmas vacation in Sunriver, readying our homes for a lifetime of memories to be created among visiting families. We’re ready for the snow and Christmas camaraderie, now we … Read More

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Horseback Riding in Sunriver and Seasonal Sleigh Rides at Sunriver Stables

With winter upon us, horseback riding in Sunriver may not be at the top of your to-do list while visiting our quiet mountain town. While you may not be ready to jump on the back of a horse for a … Read More

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Experience Year-Round Fun at SHARC in Sunriver

Since opening in May 2012, the Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic and Recreation Center (SHARC) has become a huge draw for guests and homeowners in the Sunriver area. During the summer months, sunseekers find themselves catching rays on the outdoor patio and … Read More

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Sunriver Preps for Newest Roundabout | Construction Updates

For as long as you’ve been coming to Sunriver, you’ve learned to navigate the circle or “roundabout” system that connect our small mountain town. Perhaps you’ve wondered about the elusive “Circle 8.” With Sunriver’s newest roundabout currently under construction, we … Read More

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More Than a Hotel Room in Sunriver — Rent a Home for the Same Price

We know the scene — you’re trying to plan an affordable vacation in your favorite Central Oregon destination, but you want to bring the entire family, including the dog. Many visitors to the area seek out a hotel room in … Read More

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Fun and Friendship — Plan Your Sunriver Girls Weekend

Many occasions call for a fun Sunriver girls weekend — bachelorette parties, ski trips, sorority house reunions, new babies, or simply reconnecting with old friends. Friendships should be celebrated and Sunriver offers the perfect backdrop for your girls trip reunion … Read More

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