Cascara Vacation Rentals is more than a vacation rental company. Our guests benefit from free activities in and around the Sunriver area, helping you make the most of your stay here. We know Sunriver well, and we know the best activities this beautiful area has to offer year-round. You get one free pass per person per day – on us.
What types of activities do we mean? Here is the list of complementary attractions. Note that this is just a glimpse of all the area offers. To learn more about these free adventures and other adventures, click here.
Sunriver is famous for its scenery and outside activities, but sometimes it’s nice to break with some indoor fun. Whether you have kids or are a kid at heart, the Riverscape Arcade provides a classic arcade game experience. You can indulge in a bit of nostalgia and even introduce your kids to games you loved. They can also explore other games to their heart’s content.
Thankfully this arcade breaks from the earlier tradition of making you constantly feed in quarters. You get unlimited plays for designated time periods ranging as short as 30 minutes or as long as an entire day. The pricing is also quite reasonable the longer you play. A block of 30 minutes is $5, and a full day of play is $25. You and your kids can play just one game or as many as they can in the allotted time. Plus, a handy wristband allows you to leave the arcade and re-enter at your own pace.
The arcade is open daily: Sundays to Thursdays from 11 am to 8 pm, and Fridays to Saturdays from 11 am to 8 pm. To gain access to the arcade, call Xplorie and obtain your ticket.
High Desert Museum
Sunriver has boundless beauty, but there’s also more to the story. The High Desert Museum lets you and the family learn about the animal life, art, and people who have lived here. You can view otters, porcupines, and birds, learn about indigenous Native American cultures, and view an authentic homestead.
The facility also has a café serving sandwiches and wraps so that you can take your time learning about the area.
The museum has varying hours throughout the year. From April to October, it is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. From November 1st to March 31st, it is open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The museum requires face coverings to prevent COVID-19. There is free parking, but pets are not allowed.
Take in Sunriver’s surrounding beauty and fresh air on the comfort of a bike! The area has over 35 acres of paved paths just waiting to be explored. Sunriver ToyHouse Toys has all you need to pedal to your next adventure – including helmets and locks at no charge.
This location offers cruiser bikes and fat-tire bikes for rent for as long as 24 hours, and Cascara offers you a free pass for each. That’s right; you get a free pass of one cruiser as well as one fat tire another. That means two days of biking. Cascara makes it easy.
The same facility that offers you bike rentals also lets you experience the joy of paddleboarding. At Sunriver Toyhouse Toys, you can float down the Deschutes River for views of the scenery and some interaction with nature. You launch outside of the facility and can use planned routes that take you out on the water for hours. Take your time! The rentals are available for multiple days.
If you or your young children haven’t paddled before, don’t worry. The boards are easy to stand on and navigate. No experience is necessary.
Along with paddleboarding, doing some tubing and boating in the Deschutes River is a must when visiting Sunriver in the warmer months. Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe makes it easy, and even after you use your free pass, the company doesn’t charge a lot. All tubes are safe and secure with netting and handles. You can even rent Personal Floatation Devices so that you and all family members cool off with little to no effort and worry.
If a kayak or canoe is preferred, the company offers them too! It also has changing rooms, snacks, drinks, and ice cream for those hot summer days. If you forget any essentials at home, hats and sunscreen are for sale there too.
If you are looking for an even easier-going canoe excursion, you can opt for the Wanderlust Tours Cascade Lakes Brews & Views Canoe tour. You’ll get a taste of the area’s local beers and have a chance to take a plunge and cool off in Cascade Mountain Lakes, or opt for the Deschutes River. As you go paddle along, a guide will talk about the indigenous people of Bend and how they used the lake to survive for over 1,000 years.
Anyone can join the tour, even kids! (They get their own root beer.) Times vary in the year. From June 1st through September, it’s open from 2:00 t 6:00 pm. From October 1st through May 31st, it’s open from 1:30 to 5:30 pm.
Sunriver has activities for you all year round – including skiing. Cascara offers you a special deal on an adult package: one pass for skiing and one pass for snowboarding. These packages are in high demand, so schedule yours early!
4 Seasons Recreation Outfitters offers both ski and snowboarding packages and equipment from top brands. You will have all you need for a quality day on the slopes. Just show up; the company does the work of fitting you with the right-sized gear. If you are new to skiing or snowboarding and concerned about damaging your rentals, the company also offers damage waivers.
Skiing is not year-round in Sunriver, so be sure to inquire when the slopes are available.
Deals Just Waiting to be Used
That’s our list of special deals, and don’t forget to review our full list of attractions and activities you can dive into in beautiful Sunriver. We want you to make the most of your time here and provide you with a comfortable place to call home during your stay.