Sunriver Travel Guide

Can you picture yourself getting cozy in a luxurious log cabin on the edge of the forest? Or maybe relaxing in a condo where you are steps away from the golf course? If so, Sunriver vacation rentals in Oregon may just be your dream getaway. The choice is yours on VacationRentals.com. Whether Sunriver golf or the beautiful landscape draws you to Oregon, your fantasy home is just a click away!

What to Do in Sunriver

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The Great Outdoors

Sunriver vacation rentals are set on over 3,000 spectacular acres at the bottom of the Cascade Mountains. The list of adventurous activities on your doorstep is so lengthy, it will be difficult to know where to begin! Spend your days fly fishing, horseback riding, white water rafting, mountain biking, or rock climbing.

The Deschutes River flows through Sunriver providing plenty of opportunities to splash around. Sign up for your first kayaking lesson, join a white water rafting expedition, or learn from an expert the secrets behind fly fishing. Take the advice of locals and get your heart racing on the river!

Beyond the resort, Central Oregon and the Deschutes National Forest provide even more opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. Hit the hiking trails or, in the winter, enjoy days of skiing, snowboarding, dog-sledding, or snowmobiling. There are opportunities all year long to enjoy the spectacular scenery of Central Oregon.

Plan a Spa Vacation

Sunriver golf courses, the scenery, or the spacious vacation rentals might have lured you to this Oregon destination, but it is almost guaranteed that you will become enamored with the spa as well. The Sage Springs Club Spa will add another element of relaxation to your trip, and there are many tempting treatments on offer. This sophisticated spa has designed many treatments that will get you out of Sunriver vacation rentals and into the relaxing spa environment. The "Sun Up" experience is an invigorating treatment meant to wake your skin and includes a hazelnut scrub. The "Sun Down" experience will help you to unwind with a nourishing body wrap and hot stone massage.

After a day of Sunriver golf, relax with one of the spa’s many treatments. From a massage to a facial to experiences designed to detoxify your body, you will leave the spa feeling rejuvenated and invigorated at the same time. This spa also offers regular salon services such as a manicure or pedicure, making it the ideal destination for a girlfriend’s getaway!

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A Golfer’s Paradise

If you’re looking for the best golf in the state of Oregon, head straight for Sunriver. This resort is home to four golf courses, all with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and forests. All year long golfers flock to Sunriver to play the courses and enjoy the amenities of the resort. With three championship 18-hole courses and one 9-hole course, there is a great variety at Sunriver.

Sunriver golf courses have been designed by some famous architects. Crosswater was designed by Bob Cupp, Meadows by John Fought, and The Woodlands by Robert Trent Jones, Jr. The Woodlands is regarded by many to be the best championship golf course in the state. Despite this fact, there is Sunriver golf available for golfers of all different skill levels. A variety of packages are available to make Sunriver golf more affordable. Some visitors may choose a package that combines golf and the spa, while others will choose a package that offers unlimited golf. Golf packages are also available for groups if you’re planning a golf trip with friends.

Beyond Sunriver in Nearby Oregon

Central Oregon is known for its incredibly consistent weather: an average of 300 days of sunshine a year. This makes Sunriver vacation rentals attractive at any time of the year. While many recreational activities are available within the Sunriver resort, there is also much to see beyond its borders.

The golf enthusiast will have a wide choice from 25 nearby courses. There are over 150 lakes and rivers for fly fishing and kayaking. Smith Rock is incredibly popular for rock climbing and nearby lava flows and geological formations are fascinating to explore. The Newberry National Volcanic Monument is one of the top attractions in the region. During the winter, Mt. Bachelor offers skiing and great sunny conditions. The mountain has grown in popularity in recent years as a result of steady snowfall and improved facilities. Come along to ski, go dog sledding, or snow tubing.

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What to See in Sunriver

Nearby Landmarks

Even if you plan on spending your entire trip on the Sunriver golf courses, you must squeeze in a little time to explore Central Oregon. This area of the state is home to some fascinating geological features that might just take your breath away. Crater Lake National Park might be a two and a half hour drive away from Sunriver, but dramatic cliffs surrounding a lake that reaches depths of 2,000 feet will be worth the journey. Smith Rock State Park offers hiking trails but is most famous for rock climbing. If you’re interested in heights, be sure to visit Paulina Peak, the highest point on the Newberry volcano that offers an incredible view over most of Central Oregon. If a relaxed scenic drive sounds more up your alley, get in the car and take a drive along the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway.

Located only 10 minutes from the resort is one of the top attractions in the region: the Newberry National Volcanic Monument. For a little education, visit the High Desert Museum where close-up encounters with wildlife include bobcats, river otters, porcupines, and birds of prey.

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Where to Shop and Eat in Sunriver

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Convenient Shopping at Sunriver

Sunriver is home to its own convenient shopping for guests who are drawn to this area of Oregon for golf, outdoor activities, and the spa. You will find whatever you need at the Sunriver Village Mall. This shopping center is home to retail shops, restaurants, and local services.

Dining at Sunriver

Local restaurants will tempt you from Sunriver vacation rentals and into the dining room. Options range from the familiar to the exotic, but all restaurants have one thing in common, fantastic views! Meadows at the Lodge is a great spot for all-day family dining while The Grille at Crosswater offers a more upscale experience.

On a casual night enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Owl’s Nest pub. If you’re in the mood for Italian, choose Zeppa, where you can enjoy pizza, panini, and salads. The Merchant Trader Café is the place to grab snacks or meals on the go while McDivot’s at the Woodlands is a favorite for early evening patio dining and drinks.

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When to Visit Sunriver

Sunriver is blessed to have an average of 300 days of sunshine a year. This fact, combined with the championship golf courses, means that the best time to visit Sunriver is any time. While the summer may remain a popular time to visit, and the number of guests in the winter for snow activities continues to grow, you are sure to enjoy your trip at any point in the year.

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What to Bring to Sunriver

Sunriver is eclectic, and your packing should be too! Bring along clothing and footwear for all the adventurous activities, a pair of heels or dress shoes for going to dinner at night, and some cozy clothes to relax in after the spa. A good book, sunscreen, and sunglasses will all help you to enjoy the stunning mountain scenery.

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Local Services in Sunriver

Sunriver was designed to have everything visitors could need in one place. You will find everything you need to stock Sunriver vacation rentals at the local mall. Services have improved with experience over the last several years, and now, many visitors are surprised at just how many issues the resort has anticipated and provides services for!

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What to Know About Sunriver

The Sunriver resort makes it easy to never want to leave. Between the championship golf courses, the luxurious spa, the restaurants, and plenty of living space for the whole family it is easy to conclude that you have everything you need in one place. Just remember, this area of Central Oregon is also full of exciting landmarks to visit. Don’t forget about that rental car, and even if it is just for one day, explore the nearby attractions!

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Getting to Sunriver

Many visitors to Sunriver choose to arrive by car. Whether driving from a nearby location or renting a car at the airport, many visitors have found the independence of a car helpful towards exploring the region. Sunriver is 15 miles from Bend, Oregon and 180 miles south of Portland, Oregon. The closest airport is in Bend, and shuttle service from the airport is available if you choose not to rent a car. Reservations for the shuttle must be made in advance.

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Why Sunriver vacation rentals?

Sunriver vacation rentals were designed to help you unwind and reconnect with loved ones. After a day on the golf course or indulging in the spa, your vacation rental will be a space you are longing to return to. From the added convenience of a kitchen to the extra space to enjoy the mountain views, you will love the privacy rentals provide.

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