When you stop to think about the last time you really sat down and had a conversation with your teenager, tween, or even your spouse, it makes you realize how important the family vacation has become. Chances are the last real conversation you shared may have been on your last family vacation! If this is the case, it’s time to start planning your next one, and if your travels are bringing you to the Sunriver region of Oregon, the next logical step is to start planning your stay in one of our Sunriver Pines family houses for rent in Central Oregon!
Happy Families Stay Here
Any vacation rental company can offer a house, but only those who truly understand families can supply a home, and we at Sunriver Pines make it our business to discover what you need! We offer kitchens that are large enough for mother and daughter or father and son to work together to create a meal that is healthy and tastes great. These are the moments where conversations about hopes and dreams come naturally. Enjoy a family meal around roomy dining tables or spend an evening playing boardgames and arguing if Za is truly a word (It is slang for pizza and is accepted in the Scrabble rules!).
Living areas with comfy couches and large flat screen televisions are the perfect spots for reading, watching the big game, or playing a game of charades. Mixing in movie titles from Humphrey Bogart era can give mom or dad a big boost! Making use of the barbecue on the porch in many of our vacation home rentals in Oregon and grilling up the catch of the day brings a family even closer together, especially when the main attraction is the trout you caught in your fly fishing adventure earlier in the day!
Watch the sun set over the horizon, and when the moon rises and the temperatures begin to drop, spending time around the fire pit available in some of our family vacation rentals offers the perfect time to tell ghost stories! Still cold? Many of our vacation home rentals in Oregon come with a private hot tub tucked away under the patio cover. Families with older children can soak tired muscles and warm up before heading to off to separate quarters for a deep and peaceful night of sleep!
Normally, the only difficult part of enjoying a family vacation is finding activities to do that everyone can enjoy. Museums and shopping expeditions appeal only to the adults while amusement parks and playgrounds offer excitement to the younger set only! Your Sunriver, Oregon getaway promises to be an adventure that will be enjoyed by all ages as you explore lava river caves formed over 80,000 years ago, take biking trips along over 40 miles of trails, and hike to Benham Falls for a family Christmas card photograph unlike any you have taken before. The High Desert Museum, located just down a ways down the road at 59800 US-97 in Bend, offers an exception to the museum not being cool for kids rule, as the kid-friendly exhibits and hands-on activities ensure the attention of your offspring will be captured! Live animal exhibits give visitors a chance to get up close and personal with otters, porcupines, and other wildlife, including injured creatures that are making their home at the museum while going through rehabilitation.
Adventures with Teens
While we miss our babies when they grow out of their cute stages, no one ever tells you how much fun it can be to just hang out with them as they enter their teenage years. White water rafting on the Deschutes (All Star Rafting provides safe and socially distanced adventures) offers a major adrenaline rush that will bring out the happy in any sullen teen, and although there won’t be a lot of time to talk, the picture the company takes when you hit the rapids will give you plenty to talk about once you are home again.
The Family Dinner Takes Center Stage
The great thing about vacations is how the getaway brings the family dinner back to center stage and while you are exploring Sunriver, you will not have to prepare every meal yourself! Carson’s American Kitchen, located at 17600 Center Drive and open again after pandemic closures, features all-American meals guaranteed to tempt even the pickiest of eaters. Reservations are required but sitting together and enjoying a meal as a family is worth any minor inconveniences!
Book Our Family Houses for Rent in Central Oregon Today
Every day of your Oregon adventure will involve moments that bring your family together closer than ever before when you choose Sunriver Pines. Reserve one of our vacation home rentals in Oregon today!