Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Summer 2018

Summer 2018 is in full swing in Sunriver!
Photo Credit: Dawn Prochovnic

Here are some helpful links as you plan activities in Sunriver and the surrounding areas:

Sunriver Weather Cam

Visit Central Oregon Calendar of Events

Sunriver Village Events

SHARC Schedule

August 31, 2018: As of this writing, there’s still a few tickets available for the August 31, 2018 Jonny Lang concert. Doors open 6pm at SHARC: Tickets are available to the general public at bendticket.com.

September 14-15, 2018: Uncorked, Sunriver Style is a two-day wine, cheese and chocolate event held at Benham Hall at SHARC. There will also be vendors and live music. Tickets can be purchased at SHARC’s Member Services, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 541-585-3147.

Oregon Observatory

July 27, 2018:  8 to 11:30pm: Come celebrate with the Oregon Observatory as Mars will be the closest point to Earth since 2009. A NASA Solar System ambassador will give a presentation on the red planet and the future of NASA’s robotic missions. The evening program includes night sky viewing. Reservations are required. General admission is $12 adults; $10 children. Please call 541-598-4406 to RSVP.


Cassini and the Mission to Saturn

Friday, August 31, 8-11pm: Join Oregon Observatory staff for an informative talk on the planet Saturn and NASA’s Cassini Mission. Learn more about Saturn, its many moons and the space exploration mission that provided a closer look of this ringed planet. After the talk, if weather allows, attendees can check out Jupiter, Saturn, Mars and other celestial objects via telescopes.
  8pm - Saturn Program
  9pm - Viewing
  9:30 - Astronomer Talk
10:30 - Laser Guided Constellation Tour

Register Online: www.oregonobservatory.org/saturn ($12 for adults, $10 for kids, with online registration.)


The Sunriver Nature Center

Tennis Events

August 9-12: Join guest tennis coach Greg Patton of Boise State for a Tennis & Brewfest Camp. Sunriver Tennis will also be hosting a 4.0+ Adult Performance Camp August 23-25. Click on the link above for more information about tennis clinics and programs. Sunriver recently hired a new tennis pro: the former head coach for Gonzaga University men's tennis team. 

And Some News from the Sunriver Owner's Association:


Abbot-Beaver intersection work to begin

"Be prepared to see the start of construction and temporary traffic controls going into place for the Abbot Beaver intersection. Starting after Labor Day, construction will occur during two anticipated weather windows.

• Sept. 4 and through Nov. 16, 2018: Abbot Drive circle construction
• April 1 through May 15, 2019: Beaver Drive Circle construction .

The first phase will include constructing the south half of the circle and making roadway improvements along Abbot Drive east of Circle 1. The second phase will include the realignment of Ponderosa Road and construction of the north half of the circle and Abbot Drive. As planned, the Abbot Circle will be completed and fully open in mid-November.
Although both Abbot and Beaver drives are expected to remain open for the duration of the project, drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid expected traffic delays. To safely move traffic through the construction zone, a state-of-the-art traffic signal system will temporarily be placed on Abbot Drive – one near Circle 1 and another to the east toward South Century. Abbot Drive will be restricted to a single lane controlled by the signals to allow only one direction of traffic at a time.
For those on Beaver Drive looking to access Abbot, there will be a pedestal signal with directional arrows for left and right turns. A green arrow will display for the direction of traffic flow on Abbot at that time, and a red arrow in the direction that is not allowed."
For updated info, visit: www.abbotbeavercircle.com .



Road Work: Beginning July 9, 2018, work will start on the full replacement of the pathway tunnel on West Cascade Road just west of Circle 4. Dependent on weather, construction should be finished by the end of July/early August. West Cascade Road will be closed just beyond the entry driveway for the Ranch Cabins and east of Lake Road. Cabin owners will still have access off Circle 4 but anyone living along West Cascade Road between Circles 4 and 5 will need to access their residence via Abbot Drive and Circle 5 to reach West Cascade Road. Signage noting the closure will be placed at affected lanes along West Cascade. Foot/bicycle traffic will be rerouted to nearby pathways.

Please Note: ALL FIREWORKS are prohibited in Sunriver. This includes fireworks known as "safe and sane" such as poppers/snaps, sparklers, smoke bombs, snakes, fountains, and others.

Have a wonderful visit to Sunriver, and click here if you want to check availability for your next visit!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Spring into Sunriver 2018

Photo Credit: Dawn Prochovnic
Spring is one of my favorite times to visit Sunriver. The air is cool and refreshing and there are fewer visitors, so it often feels like you have the great outdoors all to yourself. 

Here are some helpful links to plan activities in Sunriver and the surrounding areas:

Visit Central Oregon Calendar of Events

Sunriver Village Events

SHARC Schedule

(NOTE: The indoor pool will be closed for annual maintenance May 6 - 18, 2018). The outdoor pool will be open during that time).

The Sunriver Nature Center

Sunriver Weather Cam


Click here to check availability and get the ball rolling to plan YOUR next getaway.


Photo Credit: Dawn Prochovnic
Photo Credit: Dawn Prochovnic




Saturday, December 9, 2017

Winter 2017 - 2018


Sunriver is so breathtaking, and there are many fun happenings in Sunriver and Central Oregon during the winter months. 

Here are some links to help you plan your getaway: 

Visit Central Oregon Calendar of Events

Sunriver Resort's 2017 Traditions Guide

Sunriver Village Events 

SHARC Schedule (includes pool hours and the tubing hill's "Black Light Blast" schedule)

Here is the info about the "Black Light Blast" from the Sunriver Owner's Association:

"Get your glow on during this nighttime tubing event at SHARC on December 23 & 30, January 13, February 3 & 17 [from 6-8 PM]. SHARC’s tubing hill will be lit up with black light and lasers – creating a kaleidoscope of colors. Wear your bright whites to really stand out in the darkness. There will be music to add to the festivities as well as hot chocolate for purchase. Glow necklaces will be provided. Cost is $12 for 2017 SROA Member Preference ID cards; $15 general public. Tubes are provided, no personal sleds or tubes allowed. Riders must be at least 4 years old and able to ride by themselves. Space is limited and reservations are required by calling 541-585-3147." 

Have a wonderful visit! 

. . . And please get in touch if you'd like to schedule YOUR next getaway! 


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Summer 2017 is Here!

Summer season in Sunriver has arrived! Here is a repeat of the gorgeous video montage of Sunriver sights that I shared this time last year to get you excited about your upcoming visit!

And, if you need a little more magic to get your enthusiasm in full swing, four new baby swans (cygnets) just hatched at Lake Aspen behind the Nature Center in Sunriver! Check out this darling video footage on Facebook or the Nature Center's live stream.

Here are a few updates (also repeats from last year) to help ensure you have a smooth visit:

If you have in the past brought your own water vessel (i.e. raft, kayak, canoe, etc) for floats down the Deschutes River, please be aware that you will now need to bring one of the six SHARC guest passes (located in the closet near the dining room table) to access the free owner/guest parking area at the Sunriver Marina.

In case you haven't visited for awhile, a couple of summers ago the Sunriver Owner's Association converted the North Pool to an Owner's Only pool.

If you haven't yet downloaded the free Sunriver Navigator App to your mobile device, click here for more information.  

In addition to the App, there are many other local websites to help you plan your trip. Here are our some of our favorite resources for information about Sunriver and Central Oregon events and activities:

http://villageatsunriver.com/calendar-of-events/

http://visitcentraloregon.com/calendar-of-events/

http://www.sunriver-resort.com/bend/bend-oregon-events

Turf Tunes and Twilight Cinema, SHARC's free, outdoor concert and movie nights can be found at these links:

www.sunriversharc.com/calendar

http://sunrivervillagefun.com/sunriver-twilight-cinema/.

Have a wonderful time in Sunriver! Please get in touch if you have any questions or if you'd like to book YOUR next getaway!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Sunriver Winter 2016 - 2017

We had some amazing surprises during our most recent visit to Sunriver. A first-time close-up look at a herd of Elk:


















and a close-up look at Sunriver's two resident swans on the shores of Lake Aspen. What a treat!




There are many fun happenings in Sunriver and Central Oregon during the winter months. Here are some links to help you plan your getaway:

Visit Central Oregon Calendar of Events

Sunriver Resort's 2016 Traditions Guide

SHARC Schedule (including Tubing Hill and Black Light Blast Schedule)

Have a wonderful, wintery visit!

Please get in touch if you'd like to schedule your next getaway!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Get Ready for Summer 2016!

Summer season in Sunriver has arrived! Here is a gorgeous video montage of Sunriver sights that is sure to get you jazzed up about your upcoming visit!

We have added a new amenity to our Sunriver Home: A ping pong table! You are welcome to use our ping pong table when you visit, but we do ask that you take care to return both sides of the table to the upright position and return to the side of the garage, and gather back the balls and all four paddles to the red supply bag and hang the red bag on the table when you are done. Likewise, if you use our bikes during your visit, please be sure to return to them in a orderly fashion to the front of the garage prior to your departure. Thanks!

Here are a few additional important updates for our summer guests:

If you are visiting in late June, be prepared for an especially busy time in Sunriver and Central Oregon June 24 - 26 as the The Pacific Crest Triathlon and Sports Festival celebrates its 20th Anniversary.

If you have in the past brought your own water vessel (i.e. raft, kayak, canoe, etc) for floats down the Deschutes River, please be aware that you will now need to bring one of the six SHARC guest passes (located in the closet near the dining room table) to access the free owner/guest parking area at the Sunriver Marina.

In case you haven't visited for awhile, a couple of summers ago the Sunriver Owner's Association converted the North Pool to an Owner's Only pool.

If you haven't yet downloaded the free Sunriver Navigator App to your mobile device, click here for more information.  

In addition to the App, there are many other local websites to help you plan your trip. Here are our some of our favorite resources for information about Sunriver and Central Oregon events and activities:

http://villageatsunriver.com/calendar-of-events/

http://visitcentraloregon.com/calendar-of-events/

http://www.sunriver-resort.com/bend/bend-oregon-events

Turf Tunes and Twilight Cinema, SHARC's free, outdoor concert and movie nights can be found at this link: www.sunriversharc.com/calendar


Finally, here are some advisories from the Sunriver Owners' Association:

"The Oregon Department of Transportation is widening U.S. Highway 97 between Bend and Sunriver and installing additional median barriers. This project will reduce southbound travel to one lane through most of summer, so factor in some additional time driving to Sunriver from Portland and points north, or just running back and forth between Sunriver and Bend."

"Summer has arrived with a record-breaking heat wave across Central Oregon. Higher-than-normal temperatures are expected and have dried out our forest, and we ask that everyone be extra cautious out there. Dry, hot temperatures also generate summer lightning storms. In the event of a storm all outdoor aquatics at SHARC and the North Pool will be closed until the threat has passed."

"ROAD AND PATHWAY SLURRY SEALING
PLEASE PLEASE obey all road and pathway closure signs, barricades, cones and flagging. Driving, biking, walking on still-wet asphalt damages the surface — not to mention it sticking to your tires, shoes, dog paws, etc. This needed maintenance is only a temporary inconvenience, and stretches the lifespan of the road or pathway — saving thousands in costly road repairs and replacement."

"FIREWORKS
This is a reminder NO FIREWORKS are allowed in Sunriver. This includes the so-called “safe and sane” variety. There are free, July 4 firework displays that will take place in Bend and La Pine."

Have a wonderful time in Sunriver! Please get in touch if you have any questions or if you'd like to book YOUR next getaway!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Sunriver has received a ton of snow this winter! Here are a couple of winter events on tap in the area:


January 16 and February 6, Black Light Blast nighttime tubing event 6:30-8:30 p.m. at SHARC. Imagine sliding down the tubing hill in the dark with your clothes glowing strange colors while watching a laser light show. It’s a hoot. Call 541-585-3147 for more info and to reserve a space.  

February 5 and 6, the third annual Sunriver Chill Out takes place. The Chill Out includes Glow Skating at the Village Ice Rink on Friday evening, February 5 and the Sunriver Brewing Company K9 Keg Pull on Sunday, February 6 from 12-3 PM in the parking lot next to the brewery. According to the Sunriver Owner's Association, "The Keg Pull is a lighthearted competition for canines of all breeds and sizes. Dogs are equipped with harnesses to pull empty beer kegs along a 150-foot runway. It’s a fun, family-friendly event for canine participants and spectators alike."

For more information about these and other events, visit http://villageatsunriver.com/calendar-of-events.