Seasonal Sunriver

Bennington Properties in Sunriver is Spot Magazine’s Issue Sponsor for August/September 2019. Thank you to the wonderful, pet-loving team at Bennington!

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No matter where you are in the Pacific NW, this magical Central Oregon playground is an easy drive away. With a nearly endless array of adventure and entertainment options, it’s a favorite destination for dogs and people who want to play, relax, and make memories together.

With more than 100 dog-loving vacation rentals® in Sunriver, Bennington Properties can help you create exactly the kind of getaway you’re craving, no matter the season. 

Perched in the center of this recreation mecca, the dog-loving staff at Bennington Properties offers a warm welcome for dogs of every size and breed, and they’re ready with tips and connections plus all the extras to help you and your fur-kid get the most out of your getaway. Here are just a few ideas to get you daydreaming.   


Hike:  Explore miles of trails within a short drive of Sunriver.

Walk: Sunriver boasts 30 miles of paved pathways. 

Pamper: Visit the Bennington Properties office for a complimentary dog wash and a sparkling clean fur baby! 

Pup Perks: Doggy trailers for bikes, Swell dog gelato, Ruffwear adventure gear available for every season!

Dine:  Find pet-friendly dining nearby at Sunriver Brewing Co, McMenamins Old St. Francis School, Parilla Grill, Goodlife Brewing, and many more!

Off-Leash Dog Parks: 

  • Bennington Properties Dog Park, Sunriver

  • Hollinshead Park, Bend

  • Discovery Park, Bend 

  • Awbrey Reservoir, Bend


Paddle board: Enjoy float coats from Ruffwear to keep Spot safe. 

Festivals and Fun: 

  • For the Love of Pets Benefit Festival: Celebrating Pets; Benefiting animal welfare.

  • Yappy Hour: Every Thursday July through August at Bennington Properties.

  • 4th of July Bend Pet Parade, an annual tradition featuring pets of every kind since 1930.

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Farmers markets:  Start with a visit to Sprouts Produce at Turf Tunes in Sunriver.
Boat:  Rent a motorized boat to explore Cultus or East Lakes for those that like the wind in their fur!


Colorful hikes: 

  • Enjoy a hike along the Cascade Lakes Highway before the snow falls when trails and roads close.  Watch pine needles change from pale green to intense yellow on the Western Larch, or the leaves of the Quaking Aspen change to gold.

Trail Run: Take advantage of the cooler weather on miles of trails surrounding Sunriver.

Annual Event:  Oktoberfest Wiener dog races! These stumpy legs are not to be missed!


Snow Sports:
  Snowshoe or cross-country ski Wanoga, Edison or Kapka Butte Sno-Parks’ dog-friendly trails.  Bonus: Wanoga is often groomed for skate skiing!

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Annual Events:  

  • Sunriver Brewing Co. K9 Keg Pull

  • Bachelor Butte Dog Derby 


Water sport:  Kayak or canoe one of the many waterways throughout Central Oregon.

Hike:  Enjoy beautiful wildflowers along Todd Lake and Fall River.
Waterfalls: Visit rushing falls at Dillon, Benham, Tumalo, Steelhead, and Paulina…just to name a few!


  • Sunriver’s Dog Day in May

  • Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs by Bend Pet Express


  • Fly fish the Deschutes and Fall Rivers.

  • Fish many of the area’s lakes from shore or by boat.

Got your tails wagging yet? Spot’s friend offers a couple more insider tips to save money on their dog-loving properties too!  

Every stay earns Ohana Loyalty!  The Benningtons originally hail from the Hawaiian Islands, where Ohana means family. Reaching Ohana status after their fourth stay, guests then earn a lifetime 5% discount on rent and many other benefits!  

Book Direct to save big!  Bennington Properties guarantees the best rates to guests who book directly and avoid fees from websites like VRBO, HomeAway, Airbnb, and   

Ready to book?  888-467-9238