Summer is busy. With the long days and the kids out of school, it seems we are always trying to fit in just one more activity. Planning a vacation in this busy time can be a feat of its own. Why not take a bit of pressure off and plan a vacation close to home – a staycation in Sunriver?
This is a great way to get away from home, from the nagging laundry and that project that’s been staring at you since last Spring. Venture to Sunriver, stay in a home that has all the comforts of home, but without the pesky chores of home, all, without breaking the bank. Here are some thoughts:
A Vacation Rental With a View
Hotels are great for fast-paced travel. But for a relaxing getaway, a vacation home that includes all the comforts of home can’t be beat. Peruse the rentals that Village Properties at Sunriver has to offer. Most all of our vacation rentals offer a deck with comfortable seating and a view. Whether you’re looking out over the river, at a skyline of the mountains, or even a forested wildlife inhabited back area, you’re sure to feel the peace and quiet that Sunriver has to offer. Our homes offer fully equipped kitchens, outdoor BBQ’s, seating for all and so much more. Bring some cool beverages and an assortment of munchies, kick up your feet and let the relaxing begin, without stressing.
BYOG (Bring Your Own Games)
When was the last time you sat down with the family for a classic game of Monopoly? I remember playing with my family for several days. We’d leave the game out on the table for days, returning to see who would own the most hotels and become the richest paper money holder of the game. If we didn’t have Monopoly awaiting us, we would all gather around a table to share in the challenge of piecing together 1,000 pieces or more of a puzzle. These are the memories that I hold near and dear to my heart. These are the times that the kiddos remember; the simple time together. Many of our vacation rentals come equipped with some board games, but be sure to pack your favorites to soak up your money-saving and relaxing staycation here in Sunriver. If you forgot a game, or want to try something new, check out Tumbleweed Toys in the village. You won’t be disappointed.
Bike the Paths
Many of our vacation rentals are stocked with bicycles for the whole family. However, if you find yourself short a bike or two, or want to try a different style, Sunriver has lots of options for bike rentals. Did you know that Sunriver has over 35 miles of paved bike paths? These paths weave throughout the property, giving you views you will never see in a car. The paths zig and zag out to the stables, along the river, through neighborhoods, and under roads through giant tunnels. It’s an experience like no other. Have the entire family hop on a bike and zoom through Sunriver to create memories like never before.
Paddleboarding is just one of many ways to get out on the water in Sunriver. If this is an activity you’ve always wanted to try, this is the area to try it out. Good-to-Go in the Sunriver Village has rentals for you to take advantage of. They will even pack you some lunches for your adventure so you don’t have to think twice about the day’s needs. With lunch and your paddleboard in hand, head on up to North Twin Lake. This lake is one of the few in the area that prohibits motorized boats. It’s small enough that you can paddle around the entire lake. And, while you’re standing on that board and looking down into the lake, you can see through the clear warm water. In fact, the lake is warm enough that you can paddle out into the middle, working up your body temperature and take a dive off of your board for a swim. This is an experience you won’t want to miss. Elk Lake is another great option for trying out this activity. Elk Lake has a couple of great beaches to set up a day camp and take turns trying out your paddleboard. There is also a resort with a restaurant along the shore of the lake where you can grab a great hamburger and a cold drink. Of course, right here in the neighborhood, you can paddle on down the Deschutes River as well. Put in at Harper’s Bridge and paddle down to the river to the boat launch near Hola. Grab a margarita and some guacamole after your day on the river.
These are just a few of the many relaxing and family-friendly activities that you can find in Sunriver. Check out our past blogs and keep your eye on us for more great Sunriver advice.