Sunriver and Central Oregon are loaded with fantastic events all year long. Click on the one of the items below to get some details on events that you might be interested in.
Participate in 50mile, 20mile, 50K and half marathon loop-style trail races within Smith Rock State Park and the Crooked River National Grasslands.
All courses offer amazing views of the Cascade Range – from Mt Hood in the north to Mt Bachelor in the south. You will pass the sheer rock faces at Smith Rock State Park – famous for rock climbing – and the unique beauty of the Crooked River National Grasslands.
The 50mile consists of a 25.5mile loop run twice. Total elevation gain is 6600ft and 6600ft of loss. 80% of the course is on single-track trails, 20% on double track and dirt roads. There are 8 fully stocked aid stations.
The 50K follows much of the same loop the 50mile race uses, but a bonus is going up Misery Ridge right from the start and passing the flanks of Monkey Face. Total elevation gain is 4500ft and 4500ft of loss. 85% of the course is on single-track trails, 15% on double track and dirt roads. There are 4 fully stocked aid stations.
Saturday, November 9, 2019 – 50M & 20M
Sunday, November 10, 2019 – 50K & Half Marathon
Alpine Running loves to give back to the community, and each of our races has a beneficiary. The beneficiary of Run The Rock is the Redmond High School X-country team. They will be out on the course at two of the aid stations
Image courtesy of Alpine Running
Artists and Showtimes
FREE Music Education Workshops. These workshops, provide local music students and professionals the opportunity to talk with, learn from and play with some of the artists performing.
Fine dining for each show at 10Below, a fantastic prix fixe menu, especially for the jazz series. A la carte appetizers are available as well. You’ll love Chef’s seasonal offerings, prepared with precision and flair.
Enjoy the entertainment and activities for everyone!
Events this year event will include; visiting with Santa, children’s craft projects, train rides, and sleigh rides.
Enjoy live music while you gaze thru the telescope’s from Oregon Observatory or view works of art from local artists.
Best of all it will include fireworks to get the holidays started off with a bang!
12:00-4:30pm | Petting Zoo
12:00-7:00pm | Sunriver Observatory Telescope Viewing & Crafts
12:00-4:30pm | Train Rides, Bounce Houses, and Putt Putt
2:30-7:00pm | Live Music by Toast and Jam
2:00pm | Santa Arrives!
2:00-5:00pm | North Pole open for Santa visits
5:45pm | Sunriver Resort Tree Lighting with Santa
6:00-7:00pm | North Pole reopens for Santa Visits
VIP parking at the Sunriver Lodge, Great Hall, Homestead and Bike Barn Parking Lots for a $10 cash donation to Wonderland Express, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that provides families in need with a memorable holiday experience including a full holiday meal, warm clothing, grocery gift cards, holiday gifts, photos with Santa and much more. Donations are tax-deductible with 100% of proceeds going directly to Wonderland Express.
Photo credit: Grand Illumination
Brunch with Santa
Enjoy a festive spread of all the holiday favorites as you dine in the stunning Great Hall and mingle with all the holiday characters.
Visions of Sugar Plum Fairies will dance in their heads after Santa’s helper reads your children a favorite Christmas story and says good night with warm holiday wishes and a special goody bag.
Enjoy a spectacular Christmas Dinner at the historic Great Hall in Sunriver.
Call 541-593-1000 for reservations.
Sunriver Holiday Light Show
Grab something warm to drink and enjoy your favorite holiday songs as thousands of lights dance to the beat at The Sunriver Resort Lodge.
Shows will be between 15 and 20 minutes long and will rotate through a selection of songs with a mix of kids and adult favorites.
Shows times are 5:45 pm, 6:45 pm, and 7:45 pm.
Bring a pie along to help feed the masses and if you wish to enter the pie baking contest. $50 FootZone gift certificates will be awarded for the top 3 pies.
2 event options:
– 5k community fun run/walk *
– 1/5 mile family run/walk *
Furthermore, all proceeds benefit Girls on the Run and NeighborImpact.
Kick-off the holiday season listening to musical artists and meeting with Santa Claus for a free photo.
Hop on and take a ride on the Alpine Express Trackless Train thru the village.
Celebrate the lighting of the Village Christmas Tree and end the night’s festivities with a Rockin’ concert.
Find unique gifts from local and regional artists featuring work including pottery, jewelry, fine arts, textiles, metalwork, woodworking, stained glass and more.
Local nonprofit Wonderland Express will be holding a silent auction of donated items from the artisans during the show.
Located in the Homestead Building and Heritage Gallery/Rooms at the Great Hall.
Absolutely the best part is you can dust off those Thanksgiving-themed costumes for a chance at prizes for the most decked-out individual.
Pre-registration is required Online >>>
In addition to burning off all those calories, you will be doing a good deed in supporting Neighborhood Impact programs.
Santa’s reindeer are training and getting prepared for their big night on Christmas Eve, so Santa’s arriving by AirLink CCT helicopter.
Time | 10:15 am
Location | Les Schwab Amphitheater
Santa will then head over to SantaLand in the Old Mill (between REI & Grafletics) for photos and fun.
Participate in a half marathon or 10K. The breathtaking course starts & finishes in NW Crossing and heads west.
Never have you seen such beautiful views of the Cascade Mountain Range as you run the course.
Upon return to the Start/Finish area back at NW Crossing, all runners will be greeted with great food, and cold beer!
Additionally, all participants will be given a Bend Ale Run pint glass, 4 tokens, and free entry into the Bend Ale Festival.
Following, the run is the Ale Festival! Stay and sample beers on tap while enjoying music.
Picture credit: Bend Ale Run
Traveling with children can be rewarding and it can also be challenging.
Our goal at Bennington Properties is to make your time in Sunriver as worry free as possible and to keep your whole family safe. For a home on our program to qualify to be a Family Loving Vacation Rental™, it must have the following:
- At least one quality pack-n-play
- At least two kids stools available, one in the kitchen and one in a bathroom
- At least one quality high chair
- If the home has stairs, a baby gate that fits at the top and bottom of your stairs.
- A bowl of outlet covers available for parent use
- A set of at least 2 night lights
- A set of plastic kids cups and dishware
- First aid kit
- A large family game such as ping-pong, foosball, air hockey, pool table, or cornhole
Upon Request (available for all Bennington guests):
– Additional pack-n-plays, high chairs, baby gates, outlet covers, & night lights
– DVD Movies (wide selection of new and old, including large children's section)
– Floor futons for the older kids in the family (or the young at heart)
– Camp Bennington Ranger Guides
– Toy Chest
– Ice cream, coffee, hot chocolate, beer, juice and soft drinks at our office
– Reimburse 100% tennis/pickle ball court passes all year
– 50% SHARC reimbursement from Memorial Weekend to Labor Day weekend
– Sports Equipment: Basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, volleyballs, tennis rackets & balls, pickle ball rackets & balls, badminton rackets & birdies, snow sleds, cornhole game, and more
– Housekeeping Guarantee
– Vacation You Deserve Guarantee
– Shampoo, Conditioner, Salt & Pepper, Aluminum Foil, Plastic Wrap, Quart/Gallon Zip Bags
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With so many amazing vacation rental homes to choose from, it can be hard to pick just one for your Sunriver vacation! To help you decide where to stay, we've highlighted the benefits of 10 unique areas within our small community below.
If you are looking to be in the heart of the action, staying in the SHARC area will be your go-to spot in Sunriver! A favorite for young families, the SHARC is an amazing facility offering a multitude of activities: outdoor pools; indoor pools; lazy river; water slides; social hot tub; tot splash & play areas; event space/ amphitheatre; cafe; park; picnic areas; playground; bocce ball; basketball and a year-round tubing hill. With the shops and restaurants at the Village on one side and a great playground, tennis courts and ball fields at Fort Rock Park on the other, guests staying in the central SHARC area enjoy being able to walk to all!
The Village at Sunriver offers something for everyone. Coffee and pastries, craft beer, great restaurants, boutique shopping, fine art gallery, outdoor recreation and rentals, family entertainment and events - all can be found just steps away from your Sunriver vacation rental when you stay in this area. Most homes and condos in this area are 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms, making it perfect for a couple's retreat or small family getaway. From summer mini-golf to winter ice skating, the Sage Spring Spa, Sunriver Lodge and pools at SHARC, there is fun to enjoy year-round all within a one-mile radius of the Village.
Located in the heart of Sunriver between Circles 4 and 11, the Fort Rock area is perfect for groups of all ages - the kids can walk to Fort Rock Park, and you are also just a short run, walk or bike ride to the SHARC, Nature Center, Deschutes River trails and Village at Sunriver. Sunriver's fabulous Fort Rock Park features a large grassy field, pavilion shelter, and a playground with new and updated equipment, along with several picnic tables located around the park itself. This amazing park offers basketball and tennis courts, softball and volleyball facilities as well as horseshoes, ensuring each member of your group will find something to enjoy. A large inventory of homes and the accessibility to activities, make this area a big win for family reunions.
Known for its walkability, staying in the south end of Sunriver means you will be in the heart of the action. Bordered by the Deschutes River, Sunriver Lodge and The Village, this area offers something for everyone. You will find restaurants, shopping and the main grocery store conveniently located nearby, while miles of bike paths and the green links of the award-winning Meadows Golf Course wind through the quiet, tree-lined streets, making it easy to escape the crowds. Be sure to check out Harper's Bridge - a popular swimming spot for families along the river - with a bike path running alongside. A fitness center, sauna, and steam rooms can be found in this area at Sage Spring Spa. The best part? Guests in a Bennington home receive complimentary access! Located off the main entrance to Sunriver and near the conference and event centers at the Great Hall, accessibility is key in Sunriver's southern end.
Enjoy the peaceful Central Oregon outdoors! Away from the crowds and noise you can relax and enjoy the beauty all around. Take a bike ride or hike on the paved pathways that are all around Sunriver. If your up for more adventure you are close to Circle 7 and a variety of hiking options that will take you to the trails at Beneham Falls, either family friendly or more extreme for the adventurous. It's also the location for exiting the Deschutes River for those floating, kayaking, in a canoe or stand up paddle boarding to exit the river. And not to be left out is the 5.5 mile Sun-Lava paved trail to Lava Lands Visitor Center, opened in 2014 by the Forest Service. Other services include a market, gas station, woodlands golf course and restaurant (summer only), and Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Enjoy the quite beauty and surroundings of the Deschutes River as it flows by. Take a bide ride or hike on the paved pathways that follow along the river in several areas. Journey over to Cardinal Landing foot bridge and cast a line to catch your dinner! Watch for the Interpretive Trail Sign, off of Circle 6 letting you know you've entered The Riparian Zone (river bank in Latin). View a large variety of flora and fauna, and vistas of the Cascade Mountain Range to the west. Do you enjoy bird watching or photography? You'll be pleased with the surroundings giving you countless opportunities to enjoy both.
You will love, love, love this location, near everything but away from it all...located in the quieter center of Sunriver but within walking distance to Fort Rock Park and the SHARC for those little feet. The Woodlands course itself features dense forests of Ponderosa and Lodgepole Pine, outcroppings of lava rock and an abundance of water. Noted by golfers for superb conditioning and its beautiful setting, the Woodlands is one of the Northwest's finest championship courses.
Staying nearby the Meadows Golf Course on the southern end of Sunriver not only means you will have easy access to the award-winning 18 hole course, 9-hole putting course, and driving range, but also to restaurants, boutique shops, and the beautiful Sunriver Lodge. Enjoy dramatic views of Mt. Bachelor fronted by the peaceful Sun River from Carson's Kitchen on the deck at the Lodge or head out on miles of paved pathways that meander through the quiet, tree-lined Sunriver streets and out along the Deschutes River. From go-karts in the Village to swimming at SHARC, beer tasting at Sunriver Brewing and star-gazing at the Oregon Observatory, there will indeed be endless fun just steps from your front door. Whether you need a cozy cabin for two or luxury vacation home for the whole family, the Meadows area offers something for everyone and is a favorite among long-time Sunriver vacationers.
Nestled next to Sunriver, Caldera Springs is a small, gated resort with everything you love about Sunriver and more . . . A beautiful lake setting surrounded by a rich forest of ponderosa, Caldera Springs offers access to all of the Sunriver amenities, plus also private access to the Caldera Springs - Quarry Pool (summer only), Fitness Center, Playground & Sports Courts (playground, tennis, basketball, softball, Frisbee, and soccer). Enjoy paddling and fishing the lakes, walking along the trails or gathering around the Lake House fire pit to share stories and memories.
Enjoy seclusion on the outskirts of Sunriver - if tranquility is what you seek, where you will find what you are looking for a stone's throw from the resort. Nestled in the Deschutes National Forest just south of Sunriver, this area is perfect for anyone ready to lose themselves in nature. Escape the crowds and be one step closer to world-class skiing at Mt. Bachelor, flyfishing, hiking and mountain biking. The best part is since most Sunriver amenities are open to the public, you won't miss out on the fun when you head to the resort for the day. A Bennington Staff favorite in this area? Starting a leisurely river float at the Big River Campground a few miles upstream and taking out at Harper's Bridge on the edge of Sunriver.
Bennington Properties guarantees that every guest will arrive to an exceptionally clean vacation rental and be able to check-in on time; if not then dinner is on us. Learn more.
VACATION YOU DESERVE GUARANTEE™
Bennington Properties guarantees that every guest will have an amazing vacation experience, in a well cared for rental, and will receive prompt service to meet all their needs. If Guest experiences any minor or major maintenance issues, Bennington will promptly remedy those issues to Guest’s complete satisfaction. If Bennington is not able to remedy the issue(s) promptly, Guest may request to be moved to a vacation rental of equal size and value at no additional cost. If no comparable rentals are available or if Guest wishes not to move, Guest will receive a credit towards a future stay with Bennington Properties. Learn more.
FAMILY LOVING VACATION RENTALS™
We love our little guests! But as parents, lets face it, traveling with children can be rewarding and it can be challenging. We make your family's time together fun, safe, and relaxing. Our guests enjoy many complimentary Family Loving™ amenities.
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At Bennington Properties we don't just accept it when you bring your dog (dog-friendly) we LOVE it when you bring your dog (Dog Loving™).