Visit Sunriver, Oregon
Sunriver is the Northwest’s premier destination resort where the emphasis is on fun … for any age and any season. During the warm weather, you’ll find world-class golf courses, indulgent day spas and tax-free shopping at The Village at Sunriver.
Outdoor adventures abound for families. There’s biking on 35 miles of paved trails or swimming and sliding at the SHARC, or trail riding in the wilderness.
Explore the Deschutes River by stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking or canoeing from the marina.
In the winter, Sunriver is the closest ski village to Mt. Bachelor and provides a welcoming and romantic winter wonderland with cross-country skiing and snowshoeing right out your back door.
Regardless of how you spend the day, Sunriver will pamper you at night with a range of luxury accommodations. Beautifully furnished vacation home rentals, condominiums or hotel suites are ideal for everything from romantic retreats to family reunions and corporate business meetings. The Owl’s Nest in Sunriver Resort, Hola! and the new Sunriver Brewing Company only begin the list of culinary delights of this AAA Four Diamond destination.
Must see: The view of sunset over the mountains from the Sunriver Resort Lodge.
Must do: Spend a thrilling day at SHARC complete with indoor-outdoor pools, water slides, a lazy river, lap pools and bocce ball courts.
More inspiring stories, adventures, and tips & tricks for planning and experiencing the best Central Oregon has to offer.
Camp Abbot’s Important Role During World War II
Sunriver is one of the region’s oldest and most beloved destination resorts. Since the late 1960s, Oregon families have made memories here, riding bikes to the general store, learning to golf on the courses and swimming in the river and the resort’s pools.
Central Oregon Hiking Trails
Head east on Highway 20 (Greenwood Avenue) to the Pilot Butte State Park. The parking area and trailhead are just east of the butte. Walk on either the nature trail or the paved road. The road is also for vehicle traffic, weather permitting. It is a wonderful viewpoint for the entire Bend area. This hiking trail is one of the most popular in Central Oregon.
Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway: Pull Off For a Central Oregon Adventure
The Cascade Lakes Scenic byway is one of the prettiest drives in the U.S. But it might be the most recreationally rich road you’ll ever drive too. From Bend southwest to the Highway 58 junction, the Oregon Route 372 cuts through 66 miles unique volcanic formations and geological beauty that offers everything that makes Central Oregon an outdoor lover’s paradise.
Sammies and Sandos: Central Oregon’s Best Sandwiches
Sometimes after a day full of adventure, all that you crave is a simple, yet delicious, stick-to-your-ribs sandwich. (And a beer, obviously.)
Get Your “Ah-Ha” Beer Moment at Sunriver Brewing Company
Central Oregon can claim more breweries than quite a few states. We’re not exaggerating. Our region has 30+ breweries. That shows how much we care about craft beer but, it can make it tough to choose where to taste local brews, we get it!
Winter Isn’t Only About Snow in Central Oregon
It’s true that when winter rolls around in Central Oregon, most people’s minds veer toward things to do in the snow. With Mt. Bachelor, Hoodoo, sno-parks and more, there’s plenty of options for folks to get out and play.
Lava Lands Visitor Center a Central Oregon Geologic Gem
In the late 1960s NASA looked for a place to send astronauts who were training for a mission that would change the world. But before the mission could happen, NASA needed a place to mimic what they believed those astronauts would find on the surface of the moon. Because, after all, nobody had been there before so nobody really knew what the surface of the moon was like.
Central Oregon Winter Adventures
WHEN THE SNOW FLIES, CENTRAL OREGON SHINES. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE.
Casual Family Weekend in Sunriver
Imagine this: you’re riding your bike through a rolling meadow, the Cascade mountain range in the background, and the only sound is from the whir of a prop plane taking off against a crisp blue sky. Up ahead, your children pull carrots from their pockets and present them to a gathering of friendly horses in an adjacent pasture.
Bend’s Old Mill District Wears Many Fun-Filled Hats
The Old Mill District, located in the heart of Bend along the Deschutes River, is a must-visit during your stay in Central Oregon. Once the center of Bend’s thriving lumber mill operations, the area deteriorated and sat vacant until a developer stepped in to turn it around in the late 1990s. Now, it’s a beautiful and vibrant mixed-use area filled with restaurants, a movie theater, local shops and national retail chains (GAP, REI, Victoria’s Secret, etc.)