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  • Beauty and solitude

    "Hard to believe these places (The Ponderosa and its smaller neighbor, The Red Cedar) aren't booked 365 days a year. They feature the closeness to the amenities of Sunriver (grocery stores, swimming pools, golf courses, equipment rentals, etc.) without Sunriver’s crowds and its dated, cookie-cutter architectural asthetic. Instead, these beautiful, spacious homes sit on an inholding of Forest Service land that hugs the Deschutes River. The nearest Sunriver house is quite a ways upstream. You can’t see it unless you’re standing in the river. Downstream, there’s nothing but river and woods all the way to Bend. Yes, when you stay here, the river feels like it’s yours. Some friends and I discovered these places back in 1998 and we’ve been coming back every May (for the PPP) ever since. Some in our group are quasi regulars during the summer months for family reunions and such. We often have 14 or 15 in The Ponderosa and everybody is comfortable. Well appointed kitchen. Lots of common space on the main level, with plenty of windows through which to see the Deschutes. A large deck and patio. A good ping pong table in the garage, which also hosts a second refrigerator/freezer. Beautiful stone fireplace and plenty of dry wood. Lots of well maintained grass for Frisbee and Wiffle ball, etc. Bring your mountain and road bikes. Bring your rafts, canoes and kayaks. Bring your running shoes and hiking boots. After Memorial Day, bring your fishing poles. Bring your sunscreen, your steaks and salmon to barbecue, your favorite books, your teenagers, your parents, whoever and whatever. Everyone will enjoy their time here, and no one will want to leave."
    Guest: Paul S. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 21, 2014
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  • great family reunion!

    "Rating Details: I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. I was very happy with the location. The vacation rental was spotless. The property manager was very helpful. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Inclement weather didn't spoil our family vacation in Sunriver, with tons of activities for everyone to enjoy."
    Guest: A guest from Klamath Falls, Or Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 29, 2014
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  • Best House In Sunriver

    "We have stayed at Backwoods 11 many times since the 1990s. It is by far our favorite place to stay in Sunriver. The location of this home is RIGHT by the mall, so you can literally walk over in about 3 minutes (280 steps!) yet it has always been very quiet and restful there. The home is exceptionally clean and there is room for everyone to spread out. There are six bedrooms (one is the game room) so everyone can have their own space and privacy. Each bed was comfortable too...everyone in our party slept great! Also, this home has SEVEN bathrooms (five of the bedrooms have their own private bath!) so you will never have to wait! I have never seen a home so well-stocked as Backwoods 11. The kitchen has every spice you need, sugar, flour, olive oil, and cooking spray. There are tons of baking dishes, trays, and cooking utensils. You can cook a gourmet meal here and have EVERYTHING you need! The owner has always gone the extra mile and made sure you are set to go with extra paper towels, toilet tissue, dishwashing and laundry supplies, barbecue supplies, the list goes on and on. They have thought of everything! There are tons of bikes for kids and adults too. We had so much fun exploring Sunriver and riding the miles and miles of bike paths. There are 8 SHARC passes. We went tubing during our stay....we highly recommend it! The lazy river swim area was open when we stayed but we didn't go during our week there but it looked fun though! The internet worked great too and we were able to stream movies from Netflix through our own account. We watched the NCAA tournament on the huge flat screen TV in the living room (there are several other TVs in the home so everyone can watch what they want) and there is large collection of DVDs there for you to choose from. I almost forgot to mention the game room. Your kids will LOVE it! There is a pinball machine and several other arcade machines. One of them has all those classic arcade games from the 80s and 90s--we had a blast playing them. There is also a jukebox in the living room for your listening pleasure! I just cannot recommend this home highly enough. You will LOVE staying here and will come back year after year like we have. PS....you will love their other rental, Backwoods 4. It is amazing too!! We have stayed there numerous times and it is every bit as good as Backwoods 11. You will love either home!"
    Guest: Lewisfamily503 Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 28, 2015
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  • Beautiful view, beautiful big home by the Deschutes River

    "This house is a very special place, with a deck and huge windows looking out at the Deschutes River just outside, and a beautiful view of Mt. Bachelor. We had a wonderful time with friends and family members. It's a big house with many bedrooms, and very clean and cozy. The kitchen was fantastic for cooking and baking, and the house is perfect for entertaining. We loved all the beautiful natural wood interior, and it was very clean. We recommend this house for families with children and for friends, just a short 5 minute drive in to Sun River, and the feeling of relaxation and beauty abounds."
    Guest: sarah p. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 10, 2015
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