With summer in the rearview mirror, we look onward to the winter holiday season. We know for many people, it’s a toss up around the winter holidays — should we head south for sandy beaches or into the mountains for a more traditional holiday? We may be a little biased, but there’s something to be said for spending the last two weeks of December breathing in the cool winter air and celebrating with friends and family with mugs of hot chocolate and cider (boozy or not). Pack your long underwear and head for the mountains! We’ll be here waiting for you.
Snow Sports at Mt. Bachelor
One of the most popular draws to Central Oregon in the winter is the proximity to Mt. Bachelor, which features one of the biggest areas for snow sports in the country. Nothing beats taking turns on Leeway and gazing out at Broken Top and the Three Sisters Mountains. Do you have family members or friends that would rather relax in the ski lodge? Not a problem — there are multiple ski lodges at Mt. Bachelor where they can watch riders coming down the mountain or the big game. Clearing Rock Bar at Mt. Bachelor always has great activities planned and tasty cocktails – both hot and cold.
Christmas Traditions in Sunriver
While we know not everyone celebrates Christmas, but for those that do, you’ll love spending a traditional holiday in Sunriver. While we can’t guarantee it’ll be a white Christmas in Sunriver, we can promise the whole town will be decorated to the nines. Sunriver Resort offers a variety of Christmas traditions, including the Grand Illumination tree lighting event, elf tuck-ins, horse carriage rides and more. Head over to Sunriver Brewing Company for their latest seasonal brews, one of our favorite Christmas traditions in Sunriver.
Warm Up with Hot Beverages and Comfort Food
As tempting as it may be to ditch your snow boots for flip flops, think of all of the wonderful warm beverages and comfort food awaiting you in Sunriver. Indulge in warm seasonal beverages at your favorite Sunriver restaurant and at our favorite coffeehouse, Brewed Awakenings in The Village at Sunriver. Would you really rather have all-inclusive resort food that has been sitting under a heat lamp, or fresh, delicious dishes like pasta from Marcello’s. Don’t forget about your first-night tradition of ordering Blondie’s Pizza!
Over the River and Through the Woods
Depending on where you’re coming from, you may have to cross several rivers to arrive in Sunriver, but we know that once you find your way through the woods, you’re going to have the most incredible holiday experience. Have you ever sat in a hot tub at night, staring up at the billions of stars in the sky? Maybe you live in a big city and don’t often see that many stars. Our clear, dark skies help us stand out, so Santa won’t have any problems finding your little ones along his route.
Start planning your winter holiday in Sunriver by browsing our selection of homes. Our winter break reservations are filling up quickly, so be sure to book online or call us today and a reservationist can help you find the perfect vacation rental for your winter holiday in Sunriver, Oregon.