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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

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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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

Shopping in Sunriver on Small Business Saturday

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

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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

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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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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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

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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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

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

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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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

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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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

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

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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