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5 Easy Hikes in Central Oregon For the Whole Family

Summer is here, which means you may be searching for easy hikes in Central Oregon for the whole family. Whether your family includes just you, a partner and a dog or the whole extended clan of aunts, uncles and cousins, … Read More

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The Biggest Concert Season Ever at Hayden Homes Amphitheater

Last summer, Live Nation, the biggest concert promoter in the country, took over operations at what is now the Hayden Homes Amphitheater in Bend. Formerly known as Les Schwab Amphitheater, Live Nation has taken booking to a whole new level … Read More

Dog Day in May in Sunriver

Dog Day in May Returns to The Village at Sunriver!

One of our favorite events returns to The Village at Sunriver on Sunday, May 29 — Dog Day in May! As life-long dog lovers, we love bringing our canine companions to this fun event that celebrates our four-legged friends. If … Read More

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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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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

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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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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

Twilight Cinemas 2021

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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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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Guided Whitewater Rafting Tours Near Sunriver This Summer

Every summer, visitors flock to Sunriver for the chance to experience all of the outdoor recreational wonders the area has to offer. Guided white water rafting tours near Sunriver are a blast and a great way to beat the heat … 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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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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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

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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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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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

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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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

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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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

Sunriver summer events

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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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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Plan Ahead for Pacific Crest Triathlon Weekend in Sunriver 2018

While most of us may be dreaming of snow and crossing our fingers for an epic winter, now is the time to start planning ahead for Pacific Crest Triathlon in Sunriver June 22-24, 2018. If you’ve never participated in the … Read More