The holidays can be a crazy time filled with stress, financial worry, and too much to do in too short of a time. We love being with our families and friends, but we hate the work that goes along with the holidays, and Thanksgiving can sometimes be the worst of the worst. Many of our guests, however, have found a way to bring the love back to a holiday that is supposed to be about thankfulness by taking advantage of the four-day weekend attached to the day of thanks with a long weekend in the beautiful Oregon countryside! And because we can see that gleam in your eye, we have compiled this guide that details the benefits of having a Sunriver Thanksgiving!
The sun peering through the windows awakens you to a beautiful day filled with peace and promise, and as you lay there thinking about the four beautiful days ahead of you, the quiet of the morning brings a smile to your face. Some of you may choose to create a modified feast in our fully-equipped Sunriver Pines kitchens and have planned ahead with a stop at the Sunriver Marketplace and shopped for all the menu items you will need; others may have opted for the fully prepared Turkey Dinner that the Marketplace offers, while still others may decide they want to be spoiled, served and taken care of. For those guests, there are more than a few local restaurants that serve a great turkey dinner. 10 Below, at 10 NW Minnesota Avenue in Bend, and Carson’s American Kitchen, at 17600 Center Drive in Sunriver, are just two of your great options. Call a few weeks or more in advance to make sure you get a reservation!
Now That Dinner Has Been Handled
It’s time to relax, play, and rediscover the bonds of your family unit! An early snow can allow for snowball fights in the backyard and the building of a snowman. Many families have a Thanksgiving tradition of playing touch football before the main event, and there’s no reason you have to skip it in Sunriver; many of our cabins and homes come with large backyards that make the perfect place for an impromptu game when you have Thanksgiving in Sunriver.
Other Traditional Sunriver Thanksgiving Weekend Activities
From Black Friday shopping at many of the stores in Sunriver and Bend—including the Holiday Marketplace open Thanksgiving weekend in the Grand Room of Sunriver Resort—to rides around town viewing the Christmas lights local families and businesses work hard to hang, to the meeting of old St. Nick himself at Santa’s Workshop (also located at the Sunriver Resort!), the memories you make during your hassle-free Thanksgiving weekend in Sunriver will be magical ones, especially when they begin in one of our Sunriver Pines holiday escapes! Reserve yours today!