Adventuring More This Year

We are continuing our series on how to better your year to have an amazing 2020! Whether you live in Central Oregon and have lakes and hiking trails practically outside your door, or live in another town, I think we can all agree that we want to adventure more during the year. That’s what we’re talking about this week- adventuring more! 

Make a List- Sit down, pull out a map or go online and check out lakes, hikes, bike trails, or camp trips you want to go on and write them all down. Be reasonable, but step out of your comfort zone a little (you never know).

Toss in a Jar- For small lake days or day hikes that are close and very reasonable, toss in a jar and come Friday when you are not sure what to do for the weekend, you can pull from the jar. Kids love this!

Plan Seasonally- Plan adventures for each season, that way you have fun stuff to do year-round. Ski or snowboard in the winter/ spring, mountain bike/ camp in the summer and so on.

Plan one big Trip- Everyone deserves at least one good vacation a year, where you can turn off your phone, and just sit back relax with no everyday distractions. Figure out where you want to go, and plan accordingly. It helps to ask for time off now, and just start saving and planning for it. We all know the longer you put it off, the less likely it is to actually happen, so get the ball rolling for that much-deserved trip.

Create or Join a Group- There are local groups for pretty much everything, so start looking on Facebook, the newspaper, or craigslist. If you can’t find anything, start one! You can meet up monthly or more and talk about fun trips or adventuring. This is a great way to make new friends, and have some potential adventure buddies, plus you never know what kind of knowledge and experience the next person may have.

JUST DO IT- Get out there and do it. Check as many things off your list this year as possible. We all know how quickly time goes, and before we know it, it will be summer, so any free time you have, grab the family or friends, and get out there- You won’t regret it.

Here’s to an adventurous 2020!
The Jones Group @ Sunriver Realty

While you’re out adventuring, take some photos and tag us on Social Media, we would love to see!


Featured Properties-

56242 Solar Drive, Bend-

If you’ve been looking for the perfect Central Oregon property that has it all, you may have just found it. Located just a couple minutes upstream of Sunriver Resort on the Deschutes River, this 2,824 s.f. home rests on a .80 (+/-) acre parcel with a private, grandfathered dock. In addition to the beautiful log-accented home, there is a separate insulated outbuilding that could serve many purposes. Think artist’s studio, guest casita, man cave/she shed¦. Plus, there is a recently completed 3-bay shop with additional covered, outdoor parking.

The home itself boasts a tiled entry, an open Great Room design with gleaming hardwood floors, kitchen island, an office/den that could be used as an additional bedroom, large loft, bonus room that could be used for a media room, expansive craft room that could be a home gym or home office. The Master Suite boasts an oversized tile shower, dual vanities, and an intimate seating area with views of the river. Rarely does a parcel with all of these features enter the market. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, plus loft and bonus room.

58123-15 Gannet, Sunriver-

Riverfront Sunriver home on Gannet Lane! This comfortable 2,203 s.f. home is tucked away on a quiet 1/4-acre (+/-) lot in the NW corner of Sunriver Resort. A large wrap around deck is the perfect place to spend summer afternoons. The comfortable Great Room/Family Room area has a cozy woodstove, large picture windows, and a kitchen with solid surface countertops and an island. There is a hallway/utility area leading from the 3-car garage that serves as a perfect “mud room” area after a day on the mountain or out hitting the trails. The wrap around deck also boasts a perimeter stem wall design that provides lots of storage for canoes, kayaks, etc. Gannet Lane is one of the few lanes in Sunriver where there are no bike paths between your home and the river. Access to the National Forest is just a block or two away. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and abundant storage. Adventure awaits! 

57975-2 Gray Birch Lane, Sunriver-

Possibly the best location in exclusive Championship Estates. This exquisite home rests on a large, .66 acre (+/-} parcel with panoramic views of the largest water feature on The Woodlands Golf Course and Mt. Bachelor. The home features a 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath great room design, daylight basement with family/bonus room and an oversized four-car garage.

Additional features include a dumb waiter from the garage to the kitchen, double furnaces, gorgeous hardwood floors, and a large west-facing potting room off of the lower patio that could also be used for an artist’s studio. The downstairs family room has a full wet bar, gas fireplace, and lots of storage along with two suites and an office and the aforementioned potting room. Upstairs, the great room has soaring vaulted ceilings, a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, and custom skylights to let the high desert sunshine spill in. The main master suite also has a gas fireplace, oversized glass block shower, and a jetted soaking tub. In the kitchen, you’ll find granite tile countertops, gas cooktop, and a beautiful stainless-steel appliance package. One more master suite and a half bath round out the features and assure there is room for everyone to be comfortable.

Call, text or email us for more information about any of the listings above.