Sunriver Oregon Area Guide

Sunriver, Oregon

Your Basecamp for Adventure

Sunriver is arguably Oregon’s favorite family resort. Offering miles of bike trails weaving through the beautiful high desert landscape, endless outdoor opportunities to hike, bike, paddle and explore just outside your door, world-class golfing and skiing nearby and a seasonal swimming pool set-up that your kiddos will never forget… Sunriver is a place that truly has something for everyone!

Kayaking in Sunriver, Oregon

The Meredith Lodging Sunriver collection offers beautiful vacation homes to suit every size of group and budget. From cozy cabins to golf course estates, we have the perfect Sunriver vacation home for you. Sunriver is a favorite destination for kiddos and grown-ups alike. Everyone will enjoy sunny days spent exploring Central Oregon and cozy evenings back at your Meredith Lodging vacation rental (book one with a hot tub so you can soak under the stars!), where you can rest up and relax before making more memories the next day.

Places to Stay in Sunriver

Where is Sunriver, Oregon?

Rockaway Beach Oregon

Best Places to Eat & Drink in Sunriver:

Brewed Awakenings in Sunriver, Oregon

Start your morning off right at Brewed Awakenings, everyone’s favorite Sunriver coffee stop.

Offering freshly roasted and brewed coffee, delicious espresso drinks and hot chocolate, and smoothies and snacks that will have you coming back for more! The whole family can fuel up for the day ahead at Brewed Awakenings.

Say Hola! To a Delicious Lunch or Dinner.

If you are spending any time out on the bike trails or on the river, a stop at Hola is a delicious way to refuel – and enjoy some of the best food in Sunriver! Hola has outposts throughout Bend and Sunriver and locals and tourists alike love to feast on their self-described Nouveau Mexican and Peruvian cuisine! Serving up award-winning margaritas, we love the ceviche and tacos, too! Please call ahead to confirm hours and availability.

Family Pizza night at Marcellos.

Taking a night off cooking always feels like vacation! Everyone will love pizza night at Marcellos. Offering a modern twist on traditional Italian dishes (think pizza, pasta, calzone, and entrees like eggplant parmesan!), Marcello’s offers both dine in and takeaway. Many guests find it makes the perfect day of arrival meal in their Sunriver vacation home. Mangia!

Sunriver Family Friendly Activities:

Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory

Visit the Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory.

There is a world-class observatory and beautiful nature center within Sunriver Resort! Visit the Sunriver Nature Center & Observatory and explore their nature trail, highlighting all kinds of native flora and fauna. You can also sign-up to attend one of their birding walks or learn more about birds of prey and other native animals at their live animal exhibits (the newest owl in residence is our favorite!). At night, return for a breathtaking look at a sky dripping with stars! The Oregon Observatory has the largest collection of telescopes in the United States! Make sure to plan ahead as some activities require reservations and tickets.

Discover Local Bike Trails.

Sunriver is home to over 40 miles of all terrain mountain and family-friendly bike trails that weave through beautiful scenery including the Deschutes River and the Deschutes National Forest. The Sun-Lava Trail is a must see! Sunriver has numerous bike rental shops with friendly and attentive staff just waiting to get you all set for a day of riding the trails. If you need extra cruiser bikes for the paved bike paths, call the Meredith Lodging Sunriver office and see if any of our complimentary bikes are available for you!

Explore The Village at Sunriver.

The center of the Sunriver community is The Village at Sunriver – and it is made for family fun! From bumper cars, mini-golf, and rock-climbing in the summer to a Village Christmas tree and sledding/tubing hill in the winter, there is always fun to be had at the Village at Sunriver! See our Post for our favorite stops, including coffee at Brewed Awakenings, baked goods at Hot Lava and ice cream for everyone at Goody’s!

Favorite Sunriver Activities:

Paulina Falls

Hike the local waterfalls!

Take advantage of fewer crowds, comfortable fall temperatures and the stunning scenery by hiking one of Sunriver’s fantastic waterfall trails. Benham Falls to the north is an easy, picturesque 1.5 miles out and back along the Deschutes River. This trail is good for all skill levels and pups are allowed on leash. You can also explore Fall River Falls, just south of Sunriver. This beautiful trail is 5.9 miles out and back and rated as moderate. Exploring these trails will make for a memorable and fun-filled day for the whole family, leashed pups included!

Make time to hit the links. Sunriver is a golfer’s paradise! Sunny days most of the year, and lots of opportunities to hit the links.

Sunriver Resort has 4 courses, and all of them are favorites with locals and tourists alike – Crosswater, Meadows, Woodlands, and Caldera Links. These courses offer a great mix of challenge and playability. Whether you are a novice or a pro, Sunriver is a perfect place to hit the greens.

Sip on award-winning local craft beer.

The award-winning craft beer scene is taken seriously in the Pacific Northwest and Sunriver is no exception. Stop by Sunriver Brewing Company, one of the most-loved breweries in the state, for excellent local food and drink. You can also visit one of the many other breweries in Bend or Sunriver and order a delicious seasonal beer. Try a Pumpkin beer, fresh hop IPA or a crisp hard cider.

Ready to Plan Your Sunriver Trip?

Looking for your perfect home base while exploring Sunriver this fall? We’ve got you! Meredith Lodging offers beautiful homes of all sizes to help you plan a perfect fall getaway. Explore our Sunriver Collection at