Spring in Sunriver – Part 2

With the mild winter we’ve experienced in central Oregon this year, we just can’t stop thinking about Spring. Blue skies, comfortable temperatures and longer days are giving us spring fever. That said, here are some more super fun ideas for your spring adventure in Sunriver.

Mountain Biking

There are tons of amazing mountain biking trails in central Oregon. A favorite for us locals is Phil’s Trail. This trail, located just outside of Sunriver, is a system of over 100 miles of interwoven trails. The trails vary from beginner to advanced difficulty levels. Not only is this trail a local favorite, but it’s I one of the most popular in the Pacific Northwest. Find directions from Sunriver here.

Another great ride is the Deschutes River Trail. You may choose to do a portion of the trail or ride the entire thing from Sunriver to Bend or vice versa. With views of lava flows, the Deschutes River and the chance to spot some wildlife, you won’t be disappointed with this ride. There are several access points. Check here for more. Spring bike riding in the area is not to be missed

Mt Bachelor

One of our favorite things about central Oregon is that you can take advantage of all that Mt. Bachelor has to offer through the spring! Ski, snowboard or check out the tubing hill through Memorial Day weekend. There are also some cool events to check out up there through the spring. Check out our other blog post about spring to check those out.

Floating the river

Down in the lower elevations we won’t be waiting for snow to melt to begin those summer-like adventures. Check out some of our favorite favorite local floats for fall here. Though this post was meant for fall, these floats are wonderful in the spring and any time of the year.

Marathons and races

For you runners, Central Oregon has lots of marathons all year long. In March, don’t miss out on the family friendly March Mudness right here in Sunriver. Later in the spring head to Bend for the Salmon Run 10k or 5k runs.

Top 5 Reasons to Choose a Vacation Home Rental Instead of a Hotel Room

  1. Kitchen – A vacation home rental will provide you with a full kitchen. This means a full-sized refrigerator, cupboards, a stove and oven plus more. Our Sunriver vacation rental homes come fully-stocked and ready to go. Grab your groceries on the way in and have all the food you love right at your fingertips. Not only is this a comfort of home, but cooking your own meals can be a big money-saver. Having a kitchen while traveling will also make accommodating any dietary restrictions much easier.
  2. Laundry – Our vacation rental homes are stocked with washers and dryers. No need to worry about gathering coins for a load of laundry. Being able to do laundry while traveling will save you time, money and you’ll be able to pack lighter! If you are traveling with the kiddos, you already know how beneficial this option can be.
  3. Live like the locals – With a vacation rental, you’ll most likely be staying within the neighborhoods where locals are living rather than on a main highway with lots of traffic. Be sure to ask our friendly Sunriver staff (all locals) for their insider tips on the best restaurants and activities in our area.
  4. Fur babies – If you travel with your pets, you know that finding a hotel that allows your buddy is not easy. Even when you do find such a location, stuffing you, your family and your pet in one room is never much fun. Give your crew more space, your pet some room to run and, if you find your dog feeling nervous and barking, the living quarters are large enough to allow for some extra noise.
  5. Space – As mentioned above, a vacation home rental provides a lot more space for your family to spread out. No more bickering over who gets to sleep with who; everyone gets their own bed! No more arguing over what to put on the TV; there are usually more than one. Have you forgotten what the word privacy means? How does Mom and Dad having their own room sound? Our home at Duck Pond 6 is a great example of one with TONS of space.

Why You Should Hire a Property Management Company

Hiring a property management company to manage your investment property may be the right choice for several reasons.  Here are a few of the benefits of hiring a property management company to manage your rental properties:

If You Have Limited Time to Devote to Your Rental Properties

Oregon’s population is growing at a rate of 1.41% annually, making it one of the fastest-growing states in the nation.  That offers a lot of opportunity for investors or would-be investors who want to purchase investment properties and rent them out to a booming population.

Whether you have one property or ten, managing them can easily become a full-time job or require the use of full-time employees.  From sourcing tenants and securing leases to overseeing property repairs, the day-to-day running of a rental property can take up much of your time.  A licensed property manager will know the laws and be skilled in tenant relations, so why not hire a professional management team to oversee your investment.

If You Have More Than One Rental Property

As with all investments, the time spent on your rental properties exponentially increases with the number of units being rented and occupied.  For this reason, if you have more than one or two rentals, you may need to hire a property manager to manage them for you.

If You Live in a Different State from Your Rental Properties

If you live in a different state from your rental properties, you’ll need to take into consideration your ability to handle situations as they arise.  Village Properties at Sunriver offers after hour’s response to address and protect your rental property and tenants.  With over 30 year’s experience, Village Properties at Sunriver has the in-house team to handle the day-to-day issues as well as the resources and programs in place to handle the big issues.

With a comprehensive preventive maintenance program, preferred vendors and in-house maintenance personnel, your investment is in good hands.

If You Want to Optimize Your Rental Process

Many investors who start out managing their rental properties on their own quickly learn that any inefficiencies in the rental process can mean losing valuable time and money—and lots of it.

Village Properties understands that choosing a property management company can be a big decision.  With over 30 years experience managing rental properties in Oregon, we are devoted to proving knowledge, skill, and success.

With options to maximize your rental potential, only Village Properties has all the programs and expertise to guarantee your success.  Contact us to learn more about how we can help you to make your rental process seamless.

Take the Paulina Plunge

There are many family friendly activities in Sunriver, Oregon, but none quite like taking the Paulina Plunge. Named after the Paulite chief, the Paulina Plunge features a series of six waterfalls and two natural water slides that guests can swim and slide in during the hot summer months in Central Oregon.

A Downhill Mountain Biking Adventure for All Ages

The Paulina Plunge offers a family-friendly mountain biking adventure the whole family will enjoy. Broken up into four 1.5 mile bike rides—and interspersed with swimming adventures—this beginner bike ride is perfect for nearly all ages.

Accessible via fat tire mountain bikes, visitors will descend more than 2,000 feet as part of a guided mountain bike tour to the Paulina Plunge. Guests ages 7 to 70 can then spend the afternoon hiking, swimming, and exploring the many waterfalls and waterslides unique to the area for an exhilarating expedition. Tandem additions can be added to your bicycle to accommodate ages 4 through 7.

Open May through September, the plunge has been named the third most popular attraction in Sunriver by TripAdvisor and is one of our favorite summer activities. For $65 – $70 per ticket, guests receive a bike, helmet, and daypack, as well as a fully-guided six-mile tour that includes a fifteen-minute shuttle to and from the plunge. The tour features a mythical retelling of the namesake that only adds to the magic and allure of the Paulina Plunge.

Once there, families can have fun plunging into the water, jumping from waterfalls, and sliding down natural rockslides while taking pictures and spending the day exploring all that Central Oregon’s great outdoors has to offer. Eat lunch by the water and wade in the waterfalls as you partake in an adventure the whole family can enjoy.

Book your reservation now to secure a spot during the busy summer months in Sunriver, Oregon.

Where to Stay

Come home to Village Properties at Sunriver for a memorable stay in Central Oregon. In proximity to whitewater rafting, mountain biking, and family-friendly activities such as the Oregon Observatory or the Sunriver Recreation Center, our vacation rentals provide everything you need to share your love of adventure with the entire family. Make a reservation with us this summer for a trip you and your family will never forget.