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About Sunriver

A trip to Sunriver means the best of everything that Oregon has to offer! Snow-capped mountains, vast lakes, State Parks, and plenty of forest since it's situated within the Deschutes National Forest.

Sunriver is a census-designated community in Central Oregon! Sitting on 3,300 acres of stunning landscape, Sunriver is a popular year-round destination for people from all over the world. Just about half an hour outside of Bend, it's a convenient destination for your next vacation since you can fly right into Redmond Municipal Airport.

As soon as you arrive in Sunriver, you will see just how special this quaint town is. Though it is a resort town, it has a very welcoming and relaxed feeling to it. You would have no idea most of the people you see are actually tourists. In fact, the population of Sunriver is just over a couple thousand!

There are limitless recreational activities to enjoy in Central Oregon for all ages. So, book your vacation today and come experience Sunriver for yourself! But we should warn you...you might just fall in love!

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Summer Activities

Summer is the the most popular season of the year to spend time in Sunriver! There are miles upon miles of biking and hiking routes in their trail system. In addition, the weather is stunning. If you're bringing the kids, a trip to SHARC (Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic & Recreation Center) must be in order. They have water slides, a lazy river, and an obstacle course.

Feeling adventurous? Most people who visit Sunriver also make the trip to a couple famous State Parks in the region - Smith Rock and Crater Lake! Both of these are a must visit during your stay. There are also many different caves and lava tubes to explore such as the Lava River Cave and Boyd Cave.

If you're looking for a more exciting bike park, head to Mt. Bachelor. There you can enjoy miles of adventure bike terrain, zip lining, disc golf, and more!

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Winter Activities

In the winter, all the main festivities take place at Mount Bachelor, which is a little over a half hour away by car. This ski resort, which offers over 4,300 acres of skiable terrain, has plenty of runs for all levels. Other popular activities during the winter season include tubing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, sled dog rides, and more!

In the heart of the village, you'll find an ice-skating rink which offers fun for the whole family! In addition, the village is home to plenty of small, local stores for you to shop from - plus, they will keep you warm!

Though SHARC (Sunriver Homeowners Aquatic & Recreation Center) comes alive during the summer, it's also a popular place to visit in the winter. There is an indoor pool as well as tubing available.

Sunriver in the winter time is cozy and charming, to say the least. The small town feel paired with all the conveniences that you'll need makes it such a wonderful place to spend with loved ones.

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Where to Eat

Though Sunriver is a small community, you'll find everything you need when it comes to food. There are a few breakfast cafes, but primarily the restaurant scene in Sunriver consists of lunch and dinner spots. Some of favorite establishments here are Brewed Awakenings, Cafe Sintra, Sunriver Brewing Co., and Hola! Sunriver.

Inside Sunriver Village is where you will find a majority of the businesses and restaurants in town. They even have a Starbucks! One. of the more iconic locations in the village is Goody's Chocolate and Ice Cream, an iconic dessert shop. Their Sunriver location is actually the original!

Many visitors in Sunriver rent vacation rentals that have full kitchens so a home-cooked meal is always an option. There are two primary grocery stores in the area for your convenience. But, if you're looking for a more robust and familiar grocery store - Safeway, Albertons, Whole Foods and more are just a short drive away in Bend.

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