Sunriver Spots for Food & Drinks To Ring In The New Year

Suppose your eyes are set on ringing in the new year while you are on vacation. In that case, you need to check out the dining options and festive events in Sunriver, OR. Several exciting events occur throughout the year’s final week, and you can easily travel to and from these events from the comfort of your vacation rental through Village Properties at Sunriver. Here are some best events to ring in the new year near Sunriver, OR.

Find A Sunriver, OR, Restaurant

The best way to end the year is with a delicious meal. You’ll find plenty of savory options right here in Sunriver, OR. Here are some standout options for you and your family. 

Order A Meal In Caldera Springs

Caldera Spring isn’t far from Sunriver, OR. There are many great restaurants in the city. Here are some of the best places to dine and welcome the new year.

Join A New Years’ Eve Party

Join 10 Barrels at their east side location for The Barrel Drop. It’s a Great Gatsby-style event featuring 1920s speakeasy vibes. The party will include champagne jello shots at the door, live music, dancing, finger food, casino games, and a complimentary champagne toast.

Happy New Year!

Spending time with friends and family in Sunriver, OR, as the clock ticks toward midnight on New Year’s Eve is one of the most exciting events of the year. We know that it will be extra special when you are in Central Oregon with Village Properties at Sunriver. A vacation rental with Village Properties at Sunriver will make the perfect cozy home base for your Central Oregon winter getaway. To hear more about our accommodations, reach out to us at 1-844-458-4433. Or book with us online.

Halloween Events in Central Oregon

If you are in Sunriver or the Central Oregon area around Halloween, don’t fret because there are more than enough events to keep you entertained. There is a plethora of family-friendly fall events and light scares near Sunriver. Enjoy these local favorite Halloween Events during your stay with Village Properties At Sunriver.

Here’s a brief preview of what is in store for you this Halloween season in Central Oregon.

Pumpkin Patch at Smith Rock Ranch

Since 1998, the Lisignoli Family has run a pumpkin patch for locals to come and celebrate the seasons changing. Visiting the Smith Rock Ranch (named after the nearby Smith Rock State Park) has become a tradition for many families. On the ranch, you can take part in traversing a corn maze, pumpkin picking, shooting gallery, pony rides, pumpkin cannons, petting zoo, mini golf, dog park, wagon rides, and more.

Hours and more information for Smith Rock Ranch can be found on our Local Events Calendar.

Bend Ghost Tours

Head over to Bend, Oregon, and participate in a ghost tour! The Ghosts and Legends of Downtown Bend Tour will take you through Historic Downtown Bend, where you will learn a little about the city’s history and the ghosts that allegedly still haunt the area.

Hours and pricing for Bend Ghost Tours can be found on our Local Events Calendar.

Trick or Treat in The Village

Get your trick-or-treat fix right here in Sunriver, Oregon. Join us in The Village at Sunriver Courtyard for free carnival-style games and the annual costume contest. Prizes will be awarded for the top three costumes in the following categories:

  • Ages 4 and under
  • Ages 5-8
  • Ages 9-12
  • Ages 13-17
  • Ages 18 and up

Have Fun And Enjoy Halloween In Sunriver

Sunriver and Central Oregon is a beautiful and spooky (but not too spooky) place to enjoy Halloween events away from home. Village Properties At Sunriver can help you find the perfect home away from home this upcoming holiday season.

To hear more about our accommodations or have us walk you through your Oregon getaway, reach out to us at 1-844-458-4433. Or book with us online.

Horseback Riding And Winter Sleigh Rides In Sunriver

A fantastic way to experience the abundance of scenery in Central Oregon is by horseback riding. It will give you a unique perspective of Oregon, and one of the best places to saddle up and explore is in the Sunriver area. You’ll find attractive opportunities for horseback riding in Sunriver. And how magical would a winter sleigh ride through Sunriver be this winter? All of these enticing opportunities are possible when you stay at Village Properties at Sunriver. You’ll be near plenty of attractions (including horse stables and riding trails) when you stay at one of our Sunriver vacation rentals. Here’s a preview of some horseback riding attractions in Deschutes County, Oregon.

Sunriver Trail Rides

Sunriver Trail Rides is a great local option for those to try horseback riding for the first time! They offer a variety of trail rides, pony rides, and corral rides. They also feature a wrangler immersion camp from Memorial Day to Labor Day. 

Three Rivers Equestrian Center

You can find Three Rivers Equestrian Center located south of Sunriver in Central Oregon. They provide private rides that are about two-hour tours in the Oregon wilderness. 

Bend River Horseback Riding

At Bend River Horseback Riding, you have the option of three rides. The Lava Island Loop is just more than an hour long. Then you can try The Big Eddy Loop, which is one hour and 45 minutes. Finally, there is a two-hour-long loop that shows off some of the best views in Central Oregon.

Winter Sleigh Rides

When winter arrives in Sunriver, a winter sleigh ride is a wonderful opportunity to create magical holiday memories with loved ones. Have a team of horses pull you and your guests through the Meadows Golf Course. The Victorian sleighs hold four adults and two children.

Todd Creek Horse Camp

This is a camp that is mostly used by equestrians near Todd Creek. One of the highlights of this area is the amazing views you’ll see of Mt. Bachelor. Todd Lake Trailhead, which is near the campground, gives you access to the Metolius Windigo Horse Trail #99.

Giddy Up In Central Oregon

Jump up on a horse and explore Oregon’s Central Cascades. We think you will create some great memories from horseback riding near Sunriver. Village Properties at Sunriver is the ideal place to kick your feet up and rest after venturing into the Oregon wilderness. 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 getaway, reach out to us at 1-844-458-4433. Or book with us online.

Explore Bike Trails, Rentals In Central Oregon

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.

See The Beautiful Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway In Oregon

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.

Find The Best Work Retreats In Oregon

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.

Get To Fishing In the Deschutes River And More

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.

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