We are excited to introduce Sunriver Oregon as our latest branch in the Casago network! Nestled at the base of the Cascade Mountains in Central Oregon just south of Bend, Sunriver is a peaceful and quaint town abounding in wide-open views, natural attractions, and four seasons of bucket-list adventures in the great outdoors.
Sunriver is a world-class mountain resort destination with stunning championship golf courses, tennis and pickleball courts, indoor and outdoor pools, a water park, and scenic PNW horse riding trails, all minutes from Cascara Vacation Rentals selection of luxury Sunriver homes, condos, and cabins. Aside from endless resort activities, there’s delicious dining and shopping at Sunriver Resort and The Village at Sunriver or settle in for a high-desert inspired treatment at the Spa. Sunriver is family-friendly, fun, and a feast for the eyes!
Venture beyond Sunriver to explore the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Rent a cruiser to ride along the Deschutes River Trail from Sunriver to explore downtown Bend or spend a day at Mt. Bachelor, the largest resort playground in the PNW with unlimited summer and winter adventures. In addition, they are a short drive away from some famous state parks including Smith Rock and Crater Lake! Cascara also partners with Xplorie to offer guests free activities for each day of the stay and, if Bend is a destination on your bucket-list, our latest Casago branch has you covered there too!
Meet the Cascara Vacation Rental Family
Cascara Vacation Rentals is our favorite kind of franchise, a family affair! Founded in 1983 by Ed and Sandy Willard, Cascara is now managed by their daughter and her husband, Stacy and Greg Wesson. Cascara Vacation Rentals today manage x homes in the resort communities of Sunriver and Seventh Mountain Resort, and the charming mountain town of Bend.
We caught up with Greg & Stacy Wesson to learn a little more about their family business and our latest Casago franchise in Sunriver, OR.
Casago: Tell us a little about the history of Cascara Vacation Rentals before becoming a Casago franchise.
Greg: Back in 1983, Sandy ran a cleaning business in Sunriver, and Ed figured they could be renting out these homes that sat empty most of the year. Stacy grew up in the family business wearing many different hats along the way and, besides leaving a handful of times, the industry as we all know draws us back in. I received my degree in Marketing & Business and, after getting my master’s in teaching, found my love for marketing too strong to ignore so joined Cascara to take over their marketing department.
We have been in this industry for over 39 years! Ed and Sandy ran the business for over 32 plus years, and Stacy and I have been running it for the last 6 plus. We are a small family run business and enjoy living and working in our local community.
Casago: What led you to join the forces with Casago?
Greg: This industry is changing so fast. With large tech companies coming into the industry and buying out the mom and pop businesses it is starting to lose its family friendly feel. We didn’t want to sell but felt we needed some support to go up against these tech giants. We found all that the Casago franchise had to offer was exactly what our vacation rental company needed.
Casago: Can you tell us a little bit about yourselves?
Stacy: My parents Ed and Sandy still live in the area and are still involved in the business when not traveling or out on the golf course. Greg and I and our 4 kids (Delaney 20, Rosey 17, Henley 6, and Hawk 5) enjoy being outdoors in our wonderful community when not working in the business. So far we haven’t convinced our older kids to join in the business, but maybe the younger two will love it!
Casago: How is Cascara involved in the Local Community?
Greg: We work closely with our local HOA, and Chamber to make sure we are leaving a good neighbor imprint on the full time residents that occupy our area. We have helped out over the years with food drives, school sports, school auctions, end of life trips, and much more.
Our Amazon Smile account supports a local private school which Stacy was on the SROA board that helped create a nuisance property program to help get rid of the bad players in the industry. Stacy is a board and committee junkie and has been on several other boards and committees in the vacation rental industry.
Living and working in a Tree City USA resort, we take our responsibility to the environment as seriously as we take our responsibility to owners and renters alike. We prove our commitment through our use of Green Seal Certified Products. We love our community of Sunriver. It is our honor to make sure we preserve it.
Casago: In closing, can you share a favorite quote that inspires you?
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude” – Maya Angelou
Become a Casago Franchise
Why become a Casago Franchise? Competition in the vacation rental industry is fierce. As a partner of Casago, you will have access to a plethora of technology, resources, and support. We work to ensure that your business has all the tools necessary for success. Plus, with 20+ offices worldwide, we’re able to leverage our purchasing power for the best prices on products you use everyday.
Casago is a family of people who are passionate about the Vacation Rental Industry and love helping each other. If this sounds like something that you have been missing, then a Casago franchise may be right for you. If you’re interested in learning more about becoming a franchise, visit our page here.