Central Oregon is known for its pristine natural beauty, making it an ideal place for hiking and biking. Sunriver is Oregon’s pioneering bike-friendly vacation spot. More than 34 miles of family-friendly paved bike and pedestrian trails meandering past the Deschutes River, golf courses, meadows, forests, and more. The 5.5-mile paved pathway connecting Sunriver with Lava Lands Visitor Center offers bikers an opportunity to enjoy a leisurely ride to Benham Falls. Finding trail or bike rentals for you and your guests will be accessible when you stay at Village Properties at Sunriver. Start planning your biking adventure in Central Oregon today.

Bike Rentals In Central Oregon

You will need a bike to experience the most on these bike trails. Thankfully, some great options are available for you near Village Properties at Sunriver. Many of our vacation rentals come provided with bikes. 

However, Village Properties at Sunriver guests get a 10 percent discount on bike rentals at Village Bike & Ski. Here are some bike rental businesses in Central Oregon. 

Bike Trails In Central Oregon

Now that you know where to rent a bike, it’s time to figure out what biking trails you want to explore. There are a variety of trails covering paved paths to off-road trails. Find something that works for you and your guests.

Pedal Through Central Oregon’s Beautiful Outdoors

We know you will love feeling the wind swirl by you on your bike rental when you spend time in Sunriver, OR. Village Properties at Sunriver is a great place to catch your breath, recharge, and see more of Central Oregon. Village Properties at Sunriver can help you find the perfect place for you. To hear more about our accommodations or have us walk you through your Oregon fishing getaway, reach out to us at 1-844-458-4433. Or book with us online.

Central Oregon is the perfect place for a scenic drive getaway. The Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway starts in Sunriver, Oregon, and is undoubtedly the perfect drive to take in the beautiful variety of the Central Oregon landscape, especially during the fall months.

Driving the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, you'll journey through wide swaths of pine forests sprinkled with shimmering alpine lakes, with several volcanic cones dominating the horizon. A vacation home from Village Properties at Sunriver is an ideal starting point for your drive through the Cascade Lakes. The Byway is not only one of the prettiest scenic drives in the US but also one of the richest drives for recreational activity. Here's what you can expect to see and do on the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway.

Facts about Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway

Here are some quick facts about this standout attraction miles away from Village Properties at Sunriver. 

  • It runs for 66 miles.
  • The byway starts out as Century Drive in Bend, journeys through the Cascade Mountains, and ends near Crescent Lake
  • The entire drive lasts 3-5 hours
  • There are 14 crystal clear alpine lakes along Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway
  • Places that are connected to the byway include Bend, Mt. Bachelor, Broken Top Trailhead, Sparks Lake, Elk Lake, Little Lava Lake, and Crane Prairie Reservoir.
  • Just off the road are the hiking trailheads to Benham Falls, Dillon Falls, and Lava Island

Sparks Lake

Sparks Lake is the first high alpine lake highlight on your trip along the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway, with 370 acres of lake wetland surrounded by another 360 acres of wildflower meadows and marsh. Nestled in the foothills of Mt. Bachelor, Broken Top, and the 10,358-foot South Sister, Sparks lake, with its wildflowers and volcanic views, is like a picturesque Central Oregon postcard.

Sparks Lake is a popular paddle boarding location, but for those looking for a dryer activity - the Green Lakes Trailhead parking area is across from Sparks Lake on the Byway road.

Elk Lake

Another great lake for paddling, kayaking, or swimming, Elk Lake is so translucently clear you can see to the bottom of the lake from any location on the surface. Feel like fishing? The kokanee fish are abundant where the lake is deepest at the south end near the lava flow. Sandy beaches, perfect for lounging, encircle Elk Lake. Pro-tip, this famous lake is very popular, so you'll want to get to the Elk Lake Campground early if you plan on spending quality time at this cascade lake.

Cultus Lake

At the foot of Cultus Mountain is Cultus Lake, the best stop on your journey if you're interested in mountain biking. If you are someone that wants to get out on mountain bike trails. You’ll want to check out the Cultus Lake loop. It is an 11-mile loop it takes you past Cultus, Little Cultus, and Deer Lake. Cultus Lake is also known for producing trophy-sized Lake Trout (Mackinaw) and is stocked with rainbows, including larger holdovers. To learn more about fishing in Central Oregon, read our blogs for more information.

Enjoy Some Of The Best Views In Central Oregon

You'll want to bring your camera to snap photos while marveling at the aqua water of the alpine lakes and the towering ponderosa pines along the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway. Renting a vacation home with Village Properties at Sunriver is a superb home base to launch your Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway day adventure.  Come to Village Properties at Sunriver, a cozy place to catch your breath, recharge, and enjoy the impressive beauty of Central Oregon. To hear more about our accommodations, reach out to us at 1-844-261-7612. Or book with us online.

Is the office beginning to feel stuffy for you and your team? Has work productivity slumped over the summer? Have you considered booking work retreats in Oregon? You should! It's a great solution to clear the cobwebs and facilitate team-building. Trying to work in hotel rooms can be uncomfortable to impossible. With  Village Properties at Sunriver, we can host your team in a vacation rental that has all the comforts of a home. We have a superb selection of vacation rentals for large groups. In addition, there are more than enough fun things to do in Central Oregon to take your mind off work in the office. Instead, bond with your team at one of the best retreats in Oregon for a moment.

Check Out Our Large Group Rentals

We have a variety of vacation rentals that will be able to accommodate your team, no matter the size. Take some time to browse our offerings, but we'll list some standout vacation rentals here to help you get started.

Why Book A Workcation In Oregon?

There are many reasons why a workcation can help you and your team grow and thrive. For starters, it's easy to get here. If your team is based in Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, and Boise, Sunriver is about a seven-hour's drive away. However, if you want to fly in, Redmond Airport (RDM) is just a short drive away too.

Once you arrive here, you'll see why Central Oregon and Sunriver are widely considered "Oregon's Outdoor Playground.” It offers many outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, swimming, spelunking, skiing/boarding, and a local waterpark with a lazy river! Here's a rundown of some things to do in the Sunriver area.

Focus Your Team And Relax In Central Oregon

There is no better way to kick off a new quarter than spending the time to focus on new goals and long-term goals in one of the best retreats in Oregon. Even if you are an Oregon resident, bonding with your team in a new environment can do wonders. Village Properties at Sunriver can help you find the perfect place to accommodate your group. To hear more about our accommodations or have us walk you through your Oregon business getaway, reach out to us at 1 844-458-4433. Or book with us online.

If you are an avid angler, then you should probably get to know the great rivers in Central Oregon. You’ll find that these bubbling rivers are full of challenging fish to catch and fantastic scenery to see. The best place to make your home base when you are fishing in the Deschutes River is in one of our Village Properties at Sunriver vacation rentals. Here are several ideal fishing rivers in Central Oregon that shouldn’t be missed, such as the Deschutes River and others.

Fall River

Fall River is a spring-fed river that moves through a beautiful pinewood forest. This river is only open for fly fishing. If you follow the river down far enough, it will join the Deschutes River. When it comes to fish that you can catch here, you can expect to snag some brook, brown, rainbow trout, and whitefish.

Deschutes River

This is probably one of the best locations for fishing in Oregon. Deschutes River is the perfect place to learn how to fish or test your skills if you are a seasoned angler. Rainbow trout and steelhead are two of the most well-known fish you will find here. You might also hook some whitefish, bull trout, and more. Even if you aren’t planning to fish, this is a destination that shouldn’t be missed when you visit Oregon.

Crooked River

Crooked River is another excellent river packed with whitefish and rainbow trout. This is a great starter river if you are eager to learn more about fishing. Because of the abundance of bugs in the area, the fish are easier to fool, making them easy to catch. Even if you aren’t new to fishing, Crooked River can be a great place to boost your fishing confidence.

Snag The Big One In One Of These Oregon Rivers

No matter your skill level, you will be able to find an ideal fishing spot in the Deschutes River or other rivers in Central Oregon. Come for the fishing, but stay for the beautiful Oregon scenery along the river shoreline at one of these pretty riverfront vacation properties. You will also find that your vacation rental through Village Properties at Sunriver is a great place to bring your catch back home for a meal. Village Properties at Sunriver can help you find the perfect place for you and your fishing buddies or family. To hear more about our accommodations or have us walk you through your Oregon fishing getaway, reach out to us at 888-236-9690. Or book with us online.

Suppose you are interested in spending some amount of time in Oregon. In that case, we want you to know about a fantastic opportunity in an ideal location in the state. We want to draw your attention to the Pine View Apartment Complex in La Pine, OR. It’s one of the many great places that Village Properties at Sunriver can share with you. Here’s a rundown of some things about the Pine View Apartment Complex.
  • The Pine View Apartment Complex is located at 52767 Drafter Road, La Pine, OR, 97739.
  • The monthly rent is $1,400 for 1 bedroom and $1,800 for 2 bedrooms. 
    • This is a great value living in the area compared to Bend, OR, where a studio apartment can go for upward of $1,500 to $1,800 a month.
  • These apartments are pet-friendly for one 35 lbs or less animal. There are also four pet waste stations on the premises.
  • The complex has a lovely green space for tenants to enjoy with expertly crafted landscaping.
  • The complex features top-tier security monitoring for safety. 
  • Garbage, sewer, and mailboxes are provided.
  • The units are all LVP flooring, large bathrooms, and stainless steel appliances.

Understand The Crossover Program

With peak tourist season coming to a close, it’s an excellent time to get to know the Village Properties at Sunriver Crossover Program. In the Fall, we will have some furnished homes available on short lease terms of 6-8 months. This is an excellent opportunity for both owners of vacation rentals to maximize income potential and for folks who are looking for housing. 

Get In Touch With Us

If you want more information about the Crossover Program or Village Properties at Sunriver residential leasing, please contact Arleigh Coons, Long Term Property Manager, at arleigh@village-properties.com or call directly at 541-593-7368. To read more about what Village Properties at Sunriver can provide guests and property owners, head to our travel blog for information on property management, area attractions, and more.
Suppose you are in the market for a new property manager for your Sunriver or Caldera Springs vacation rental. In that case, there are more than a few things to consider. At Village Properties at Sunriver, we understand that caring for your home is our primary responsibility. Selecting a property management company is an important decision, and we want you to see why we are the best choice to help you manage your property. We can promise you the local personal touch of all-inclusive property management services plus the cutting-edge technology (booking engine, strategic digital marketing, owner portal, guest services) of a mass-market property management company. We'll explore why partnering with us for your property management needs makes the most sense for Sunriver and Caldera Springs vacation home owners.

We Know The Area

As Sunriver's only local full-service property management company, we live and breathe Sunriver and Caldera Springs. Village Properties at Sunriver understands that every Central Oregon home is unique. We have had 35 years of local experience as a family-owned company, and as a small, local business, we have the luxury of being intimately dedicated to our clients and their homes' security, care, and prosperity. Whether you're interested in the vacation rental program, long-term residential rentals, or a combination of both, the Crossover Program, we'll devise a tailored plan to meet your individual vacation rental goals.

Get A Free Home Assessment

A free home assessment from Village Properties at Sunriver will provide a realistic evaluation of your home and expert guidance on maximizing rental income and optimizing the marketability of your home. Working with the Village Properties at Sunriver property management team, you can expect an actionable to enhance returns on your investment. After you've partnered with us, you'll receive regular updates regarding your home, depending on your communication preferences and needs.

Exceptional Home Care

Our Sunriver and Caldera Springs homeowner partners enjoy exceptional customer service combined with industry-leading technology. With our user-friendly Homeowner Portal, you can directly access owner statements and financials, see your home's reservation calendar and book a stay of your own! As a vacation home partner, you can feel secure knowing that our professional housekeeping and maintenance team will meticulously maintain your vacation rental. Additionally, our Quality Control team does thorough home inspections before and after every guest's stay. We offer housekeeping, maintenance, vacation property management, long-term rental, and real estate all under one roof.

Learn More About Village Properties At Sunriver

Get in touch with us to learn more about what Village Properties At Sunriver can do for you and your Sunriver or Caldera Springs vacation rental. We offer a Crossover Program that combines short-term vacation rentals during the peak summer travel season and long-term residential rentals during the off-season. To hear more about our property management services for Sunriver and Caldera Springs, reach out to our Vacations Property Manager, Nicole McClure at nicole@village-properties.com or call directly at 541-749-1268.
If you are a fan of beer and visiting breweries, you should start planning a vacation to Sunriver and Bend, OR. Specifically in the Sunriver and Bend, Oregon area. For instance, Bend, Oregon, ranks third in America's top cities with the most breweries per capita. The Deschutes County is well known for producing IPAs, lagers, porters, sours, and pretty much any microbrew specialty you can think of.  You will have no shortage of beer and beverage options when you visit.  While touring all the local breweries, you'll be sure to enjoy all the comforts of home when booking a vacation rental home with Village Properties at Sunriver. Take some time to plan out a brewery tour after finding the perfect vacation rental for your brew-cation.

Sunriver Brewing Co

Based right here in Sunriver, this brewery should be your first stop on your brew tour. Not only is this an outstanding brewery, but it’s a great restaurant too. You’ll be able to grab a pint of their year-round beers, award-winning brews, and limited experimental drinks. 

Mountain Jug

This is another brewery right here in Sunriver, OR. Mountain Jug rotates 12 of its outstanding brews year-round. The brewery houses more than 1,000 vinyl records to listen to, a vintage arcade console, an AC/DC pinball machine, and monthly arcade challenges. The shop is in Sunriver Business Park, just off Century Drive.

Immersion Brewing

Immersion Brewing is in Bend, OR, one of the more unique breweries in the area. The brewery has about 30 beers on tap, and if none of those beers is the one for you, you can try to make a beer yourself. Immersion Brewing is a one-of-a-kind brew-it-yourself experience. You and your party will need to book a time slot. They provide the recipe, equipment, and experts to lead you through the process. 

Crux Fermentation Project

This Bend OR brewery has a wide variety of beers on tap. The Crux Fermentation Project has non-alcoholic drinks and a long menu of food carts. The outside setting is lovely near the Cascade peaks. Find a table near the fire pit, lay a blanket, and sip your beers on the ground.

Drink In The Scenery And The Great Beer In Oregon

This is only the beginning of the best breweries you can visit in Sunriver and Bend when you stay at Village Properties at Sunriver. In addition, you can stop in at GoodLife Brewing, Monkless Belgian Ales, Boneyard Beer, and more. Bring a crowler back to your vacation rental too. Village Properties at Sunriver can help you stay cool with your brew, and you will have access to free SHARC passes. To hear more about our accommodations or have us walk you through your summer Oregon getaway, reach out to us at 888-236-9690. Or book with us online.
With summer in full swing, you are probably looking for ways to stay cool and swim while on vacation. We have the best offer you can find in Sunriver. Our Sunriver vacation rentals come with free SHARC passes, giving you access to the best swimming, recreation, and entertainment in the area. A general admission pass to SHARC, which is limited, costs $28 for a 2-hour session per person. A free SHARC passes will save your family between $224 to $392 per person, per day, depending on how many SHARC passes come with your rental! It's fun for the whole family and or simply a way to cool off and relax poolside. Here's what you need to know about SHARC before visiting Sunriver, OR.

What Is SHARC?

SHARC is the Sunriver Homeowners Association Recreation Center and is the featured recreation and event center in Sunriver. Besides the premier water park, SHARC has heated indoor aquatics year-round, tennis and pickle-ball courts, and a disc golf course. For those planning their visit to Sunriver in the winter months, there is a winter tubing hill!

How Can I Get A Free SHARC Pass?

You'll receive this premium feature when booking your vacation home with Village Properties at Sunriver. You can find all of the properties that have free SHARC passes here.

What Can I Do In The SHARC?

Lots of stuff! Here's a brief rundown of what you can do with your SHARC Pass.
  • Adult Hot Tub
  • Lap Lanes
  • Zero Entry to Shallow Pool   
  • Tot Bubblers, Spinners & Flowers   
  • Vortex Whirlpool   
  • Water Basketball
  • Body Slide & Tube Slide
  • Lazy River
  • Water Jungle Gym
  • And more!

Elle King on a couch.

What Kind Of Entertainment Does SHARC Offer?

There is a full schedule of music acts and events that SHARC guests can enjoy. The Sunriver Owners Association is excited to announce a ticketed concert featuring singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Elle King on Tuesday, June 21, in SHARC's John Gray Amphitheater. In addition, there are free Sunday concerts, vendors, and family-friendly activities in the John Gray Amphitheater during the summer months.

Are There Things To Do Outside Of The Pool Areas?

Yep! There are many other activities to keep your family busy on dry land. Here is something to do out of the pool.
  • Basketball Court
  • Bocce Ball
  • Youth rock climbing structure
  • Propane barbecue 
  • Lounge in the large grassy areas
  • Disc golf
  • Eat at the SHARC Cafe
  • Tennis
  • Pickleball
  • The pass also gives holders access to the SROA boat launch

Join Us At The SHARC

The SHARC is the best way to cool off, have fun, and be entertained for the day in Sunriver, OR. A fantastic way to get the most out of your SHARC day is through Village Properties at Sunriver. We have many vacation homes that include air conditioning, so whatever you plan to do this summer, Village Properties at Sunriver can help you stay cool, and access free SHARC passes. To hear more about our accommodations or have us walk you through your summer Oregon getaway, reach out to us at 888-236-9690. Or book with us online.
It's true Central Oregon offers some of the state's best cycling, fishing, and craft breweries.  But golf is also on the top of the agenda.  You'll find close to 30 stunning golf courses in Central Oregon, especially in Bend, Oregon. Village Properties at Sunriver is not far from these golf courses, and Village Properties guests can enjoy discounts at these four courses listed below and more golf courses. Even better, we have eight vacation homes located right on the golf course. We have the best vacation home rentals you can find in the area. Here are the four best golf courses located in Bend Oregon where you can spend your time dialing in your swing.

Woodlands

Woodlands golf course is a great place to stop, especially in June. It hosts an annual event called "Swings Fore Strings.” The annual Swings Fore Strings Golf Tournament benefits the Sunriver Music Festival. It’s a wonderful course and you can best enjoy all of the Sunriver amenities by booking a vacation rental on the course. We offer two properties on the course.

River's Edge

This public course features views of the Deschutes River, Mt. Hood, and Mt. Jefferson with plenty of breathtaking course design elements, including a 25-foot waterfall. River's Edge offers a challenging yet exciting 18 holes design by Robert Muir Graves. Enjoy a beer with your lunch at Bogey's Café at River's Edge Golf Course. If you miss some of your golf gear, swing into the Pro Shop, which carries top-name brands like Nike, Titleist, Bridgestone, and Foot Joy.

Widgi Creek Golf Club

The Widgi Creek Golf Club is one of the most beautiful golf courses. It offers 18 holes and a Foresight GCQuad golf simulator. The simulator can provide valuable data and feedback like ball speed, spin rates, launch angles, and more. Due to the golf courses' location, you'll also find many things to do near Widgi Creek for outdoor enthusiasts. 

Lost Tracks

This championship course is nestled among gorgeous pines. The rolling Oregon terrain makes it a challenge for golfers of all skill levels. It's another public 18-hole golf course. The golf club offers a driving range, cart rentals, and club rentals. It is also designed by former PGA of America President Brian Whitcomb

Drive At The Best Golf Courses In Central Oregon

You'll find gorgeous and secluded golf courses in the Oregon wilderness like the Cascade Mountains, ponderosa pines, and ancient lava rock. These are excellent golf courses that you and your golf buddies can enjoy when staying at Village Properties at Sunriver. These four golf courses in Sunriver and Bend, Oregon, and more have discounts for Village Properties guests so take advantage of this deal whether you want to golf near Bend, Oregon, or somewhere else in Central Oregon. To hear more about our other attractions accommodations or have us walk you through your Oregon golf getaway, reach out to us at 888-236-9690. Or book with us online.