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Sunriver Resort Announces Third Annual Month of Chocolate

Central Oregon Resort Invites Guests to “Let Your Taste Buds Run Wild” This February

For Immediate Release                                                                                       

January 14, 2013

(Sunriver, Ore.) — A third annual Celebration of Chocolate will take place this February at Sunriver Resort, offering decadent activities for athletes, children and lovers alike. The month-long celebration includes a variety of specials across the property, culminating with the Chocolate Festival Weekend just after Valentine’s Day.

Highlights of the Chocolate Festival Weekend February 15-17, 2013 include:

Run for Chocolate 5k Race at Sunriver Resort
Let your taste buds run wild at this 5K run/walk benefiting the La Pine High School Athletic Department. With a Chocolate aid station and other chocolate goodies for all, runners are sure to enjoy this winter wonderland race. Each finisher will receive Holm Made Toffee and Tricia's Truffles. The race begins at 10:00 AM on February 16 outside the Main Lodge; advance registration is advised. 


Martinis & Manicures at Sage Springs Spa

Indulge in a Chocolate-inspired Happy Hour at Sage Springs Spa on Friday, February 15.  Sip on delicious Chocolate Martinis while receiving a 25 minute manicure using local organic handcrafted chocolate products. Young spa clients are also welcome – juniors can enjoy hot chocolate and a mini-manicure!


Wine, Beer, Chocolate Tastings and Vendor Showcase

Join us at the Sunriver Main Lodge as local chocolate experts  help guests pursue a litany of culinary passions: wine, craft beer, spa products and chocolate delights.


Chocolate and Winemaker's Four Course Dinner

Enjoy a decadent four course Chocolate Dinner paired with Estancia Vineyards and other regional wines. Learn about the wine and food pairings from a wine industry expert.


“Cooking with Chocolate” Seminar

Join Chef Fabrice and learn about cooking with Chocolate during this free seminar.


Chocolate Cookie Decorating for Kids

Let the kids have fun decorating and eating their own cookies.  We’ll provide the cookies, decorations and icing - the rest is up to the kids!

Enjoy any of these Chocolate Specials throughout the month at Sunriver Resort: 

For Love and Chocolate Room Package
A perfect way to celebrate the season of love, this package includes one night in a Lodge Village or River Lodge Guest Room, a chocolate gift from Holm Made Toffee and Estanica Meritage Wine upon arrival, and a Four Course Chocolate Dinner paired with Widmer Beer or regional wine.


Four Course Chocolate Menu
Enjoy a decadent four-course dinner for two all month long at the Owl’s Nest Bar & Grille. Menu includes optional Widmer craft beer. Wine options available; reservations suggested. Call 541-593-1000 to make a reservation.


Chocolate Sensation Spa Treatments at Sage Springs Spa
Throughout the month of February, Sage Springs Spa will offer sensational chocolate spa treatments including a Chocolate Mocha Mint Wrap and Dark Chocolate Cocoa Bliss pedicure. Reservations suggested.  Call 541-593-1000 to schedule your appointment.


Shower Your Love
For those in search of a perfect Valentine’s gift, Sunriver Resort offers gift cards for lodging, food and beverage, golf, spa, retail and recreation. Visit the front desk or the Merchant Trader Gift Shop to purchase a Gift Card for your loved one.

The Month of Chocolate events are made possible by event sponsors Bend Broadband and Widmer Brother’s Brewing. For more information, visit or call 800-609-1589.

About Sunriver Resort: Located on the dry side of the Cascade Mountains in sunny Central Oregon, AAA Four-Diamond and Destination Hotels & Resorts property Sunriver Resort features nearly 250 guestrooms and more than 300 vacation rental properties. Sunriver Resort is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream, with 63 holes of championship golf, 28 tennis courts, 35 miles of paved bike paths, three swimming complexes, an on-site marina, stables, observatory, world-class spa and fitness center and first-class youth and teen programs. For more information, call 800-801-8765 or visit us anytime at


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Erin Martin


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