Thursday, May 26, 2011

Cleaner and Greener with Steam!

We have just moved from gas powered, cold pressure washing to an electric, wet steam washer. Our new Mi-T-M washer is so much quieter and is more effective at removing algae from the pool surfaces. It is also capable of temperature up to 300 degrees, so it also sterilizes the pool and should reduce the future growth of algae. Check out the demo video below. We are excited!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Riverbend Featured in AAA New Mexico Journey Magazine

The article is also on their website.

We love this tagline: "the feel of a wild pool with the comfort of nearby spa facilities."

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Nice mention and photo of Riverbend in Trailer Life Magazine

We are excited to be in the latest issue of Trailer Life Magazine. Our photo is on Page 2 and we are mentioned as the writer's favorite spa on page 4. 

A big thank you to Ruanna of Sierra County Tourism for scanning and reformatting the article to be web friendly.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

New Landscaping up front

It's been awhile since our last post, but we have been busy. We added native plants, boulders, gravel, and lights in between the walkways near the parking lot. We also updated the tree lights and added lights to the outside of the tree wells. That made the old (half asphalt/half dirt) parking lot look bad, so we repaved and striped the whole thing (pics coming soon of that). Since we were on a roll, we paved the other side of the street and gained another 5 parking spaces (which we really need these days). Drive by at night sometime. The place looks pretty sweet. Stay tuned for more landscaping to come!


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Vanessa Lively in Concert

Come to Riverbend's riverside patio for a free show, Monday July 26th 7 pm

Vanessa Lively from Austin, Texas has been quite busy creating music for the last few years. While living in Ecuador in 2006, she recorded her debut album "Let Me Rise." One year after it's release, she and her husband Jason Lively went to Northern England to record the next album "A Chain Unbroken." Talented musicians and friends leant their talents and spirits to the full, rich sounds heard on both albums. Lively has just released her brand new EP titled "Canto y Cantera." This album pays tribute to singers and songwriters of Latin America. 

Lively was recently honored by the mayor of Austin who proclaimed December 17th as "Vanessa Lively Day" in Austin, Texas. 

"I am really excited to see where music can take us," says Lively. "I'm just a creative person who's always looking for new ways to express myself. Music is beautiful in that it brings people together and can change lives. That, to me, is the most important thing."

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Social Networks: myspace + facebook + twitter /vanessalively

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Room 3, our Triple Suite is now available!

We took our time, and after several months of refurbishing Room 3, an era officially ends and a new one begins. Few people know that what is now our best room, used to be our only room. Way back in the early 90's, when we first started Riverbend Hot Springs Hostel, Room 3 (a three bedroom apartment) was our Women's Dorm, Men's Dorm, and Couples Room. This was long before our customized mobile homes came along and added fully private rooms to the mix (the King Suites were monthly rentals).

Throughout the years, Room 3 always remained the heart of our lodging options. It was always the center of our communal meals and potlucks, game nights, indoor concerts and served as the main common area before the patio was built. Though it was primarily the Women's Dorm for many years, it also served terms as massage rooms, the office, and most recently, as our Semi-Private rooms.

Combining and refurbishing the three semi-privates into one deluxe suite, marks the official end of our hostel era. No more shared accommodations folks, but the communal feel of Riverbend's spirit lives on, as we are still the only place with public pools, potlucks, concerts, and coffee bar to make meeting fellow travelers that much easier.

Enough reminiscing. On to the specs! Our new Triple Suite is adorned with local artwork, ranging from metal work to artists prints and paper-mâché petroglyphs. It features room for eight people, with three bedrooms (one queen and two full beds) and a futon. Full kitchen with granite counters and oak cabinets add to luxury, while the tile work, Southwest furniture and faux finishes add to the rustic charm. Guests will love the 42" LCD HDTV with BluRay player as well as the electric fireplace and the full bathroom with tiled rain-shower bathtub and ceramic sink. Lots of light (eight windows) and the best views of the courtyard and mountain top off this deluxe suite.

Our Triple Suite is available to book now, but will surely be one of the first rooms to go, especially for families and groups. Stay tuned for some before and after pics!