Sunriver is the Pacific Northwest’s premier destination resort and residential community, as well as Central Oregon’s year-round base camp for adventure, group retreats, and family fun.
Beautifully appointed vacation homes, luxury condos, and river-view lodge suites are perfect for family vacations, reunions or romantic retreats at this AAA Four Diamond destination.
From spring through Fall, Sunriver Resort’s world-class golf shines. Sunriver Resort is home to 63 holes of world-class golf including the famed Crosswater Club, a Golf Digest Top 100 course. Additional summer activities include cruiser bike rides on the 30 miles of paved trails, a horseback ride with the folks at Sunriver Stables, rafting or canoeing down the Deschutes River and enjoying locally made ice cream at Goody’s at the Village at Sunriver. Mom can hit the Sage Springs Spa while dad takes the kids to the Meadows Course 9-hole putting course. (Every mom needs a break from the kids now and then.)
Enjoy the epitome of farm-to-table fine dining at Sunriver’s restaurants, Carson’s American Kitchen and the Twisted River Tavern. Or just sit by the fire and have a drink at The Living Room, which looks out over the idyllic meadows below.
The Sunriver Nature Center gives kids a birds-eye look at live owls, raptors and other wildlife in addition to an easy and interpretive nature walk through old growth trees whose history extends skyward. History is on full display just a few miles north of Sunriver at the Lava Lands Visitors Center. From the top, you can look out over a sea of volcanic lava rocks frozen in time after Lava Butte erupted more than 7,000 years ago.
The Trail of Molten Lands winds through the eruption aftermath, giving you the chance to walk on the same surface astronauts walked upon when training for the moon landing in the 1960s.
You can get a glimpse of the moon like you’ve never seen it before at the Oregon Observatory in Sunriver. The retractable roof allows you to gaze into deep space through one of a dozen telescopes while astronomers on staff explain the skies.
WINTER IN SUNRIVER Get from the door-to-lift line in thirty minutes from Sunriver Resort, about the same amount of time it takes to get to Mt. Bachelor from Bend’s west side. If a winter wonderland destination akin to a classic European alpine mountain community is what you seek, Sunriver is your spot. It’s small enough to walk to the central village for shopping and dining.
When its cold outside, families can get snuggly with blankets and hot cocoa during a horse-drawn sled ride through the snowy resort community. Take in the sweet sights of Gingerbread Junction during the month-long celebration known as Traditions. Get silly together ice skating or building a snowman. Or take the short drive up to Mt. Bachelor, the 5th largest ski area in the U.S.
A writer for the Chicago Tribune called Sunriver a “mix of an outdoorsy Disney World, national park and summer camp.”
We call it perfect.
Village at Sunriver
The Village at Sunriver offers some of the most unique experiences Central Oregon has to offer.
Browse a wide array of outfitters and attractions all within walking distance. Rent a bike and ride on Sunriver’s 35+ miles of paved bike paths, or take the family for a round of mini-golf, don’t forget to hop onboard the Villages’ Alpine Express Train. In winter, the Village at Sunriver offers ice skating.
Samp;eWhether you’re looking to rent or purchase a vacation home, there are an array of beautiful homes to fit everyone’s wish list.
You won’t be disappointed with our one-of-a-kind dining options. In the Village at Sunriver, you will find everything from international cuisine to award-winning local craft beer and delicious pub fare.
The Village at Sunriver is also where you will find the official Central Oregon Welcome Center. We look forward to seeing you in Central Oregon!
Sample Fall Itinerary:
Like the rest of Central Oregon, fall is the perfect time to visit Sunriver. While other parts of the state start seeing gloomy, gray skies, Central Oregon’s sun continues to shine throughout the autumn, while temperatures drop comfortably, and a jacket is necessary in the evenings.
Grab a coffee and pastry from Hot Lava Baking & Coffee Company, a locally owned spot that’s been a favorite for decades. Also nearby is Cafe Sintra, a Village favorite that pleases everyone with its unique, Portuguese take on breakfast — the scrambles and omelets are not to be missed.
With a full belly, it’s time to enjoy the cool, clear weather and Central Oregon’s incredible outdoor opportunities. There are hikes aplenty near Sunriver, including along the Deschutes River with a short hop to Benham Falls, or a quick drive up to the Cascade Lakes Highway reveals quiet calm waters. The extensive, paved bike trails throughout the resort are a great way to learn more about the area — rent a bike at Village Bike and Ski or Sunriver Sports and light out for the horse stables or the airport. Farther afield, you can learn about the volcanic activity that formed the region with a hike through the Lava Cast Forest, a stop at the Lava Lands Visitor Center or a trip into the Lava River Cave, an underground lava tube that stretches for a mile.
A must-see is the High Desert Museum, which has exhibits about the region’s environment, historic significance, and a favorite for kids and adults alike, animals such as porcupines and river otters.
Fall is a great time to golf in Central Oregon, and Sunriver offers four courses to test your mettle. Crosswater and The Woodlands have won design awards and served as the site of various professional events. Take your kids to learn on the Caldera Links, or try your skills on the challenging Meadows course.
Lunch calls at Sunriver Brewing Co., a great spot for a burger and a beer in the middle of the day, or try El Caporal for some Mexican fare. If you’ve got children in tow, don’t sleep on the Sunriver Homeowners Aquatics & Recreation Center (SHARC) — even when the outdoor fun ends in late September, the indoor pool is still a good place to wear kids out. And if they were good all day, don’t miss a stop for a milkshake or sundae at Goody’s, every Oregon kid’s best memory of Sunriver.
Finish your day with an upscale dinner at Carson’s American Kitchen in the main lodge or at the Grille at Crosswater in the more newly developed part of the resort. When evening falls, make a stop at the Oregon Observatory, which in the fall has nighttime viewing on Wednesdays and Saturdays.