Friday, May 29, 2009

Molly Venter returns to perform June 18th

Singer/songwriter Molly Venter will return to entertain guests and locals with a musical performance on our riverside patio, Thursday June 18th at 7 pm. Molly wowed a full audience with her amazing voice and melodies during her last performance here in March. Despite high winds and cold temperatures her instant fans stuck it out to hear every last note that she was willing to give us.

Molly successfully combines Alternative Folk Pop with strong undertones of Soul, Gospel and a hint of Country. Molly’s voice is undeniably compelling; drawing comparisons to Tracy Chapman, Fiona Apple, Natalie Merchant and Patty Griffin. She infuses soulful passion and a gutsy edge to her rich, textured lower tones. As written in American Songwriter Magazine: “Few singers turn first time listeners into eternal fanatics as effortlessly as Molly Venter… Her voice is like an unbelievable burgundy; many notes, flavors, fragrances, and it all goes down like silk.” To hear Molly's music visit

Come join Molly for this free show on Riverbend's new riverside patio, or come soak in the adjacent public pools and enjoy live music in the hot springs for $10/hr. Of course, overnight guests will enjoy the springs and the music at no additional cost. Donations will be accepted and appreciated for Molly's travel expenses.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Tour our Public Pools

Check out this video of our public pools and surrounding area. This video features our new riverside water feature.

New water feature uses the mineral water

After 3 days and eight blisters on one hand later, I finished our newest addition, a spillway and multitiered waterfall that uses the excess water from the public pools.

Other great things that were done these past two weeks: we replaced all of the posts and railing on the public pool deck with Trex brand railings and built custom horizontal balusters out of copper pipe. We also spray painted all of the handrails leading into the lower pools.

By popular demand and after 19 years of complaints, I reworked all of the plumbing on the public pools and was able to do away with the old plugs that made an annoying "sucking" sound and replaced them with valves and a inconspicuous riser pipe to maintain the pool's water level.

The addition of flowing water sounds and the subtraction of sucking water sounds are very welcomed additions that contribute to making Riverbend a truly relaxing place to spend time.

Massage makes a comeback at Riverbend!

Riverbend Hot Springs is pleased to announce that by popular demand, we once again have a Massage Therapist on site!

W. Dale Cosby is a Licensed Massage Therapist who has partnered with us as a private contractor to offer his services to both our lodging guests and walk-in soakers. Mr. Cosby has been licensed for 18 years, and has spent much of the last 6 years as a nationally certified continuing education instructor.

Dale will be offering both chair and table massages at the rate of $1 per minute, and on most days, will be set up on the patio behind Riverbend’s public pools for walk-in customers. He can also bring his portable table and chair to you, in your home or hotel room. To make an appointment or for further details, please call Dale directly at 575-497-9458.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Riverbend featured in Better Homes and Gardens magazine

We are proud to announce that we were recently featured in an article in the May issue of Better Homes and Gardens. The article, named "Healing Waters" lists Riverbend and five other hot springs and their healing properties. We are so humbled by the fact that we are not only listed in a major national magazine, but are listed among such hot springs superstars as Hot Springs Arkansas and the Blue Lagoon in Iceland. Thank you to the author, Sara Altshul. This was a pleasant surprise.
Click the images below to read the article.

Riverbend on Honda Insight "webisode"

Check out this episode of Honda's Insight Challenge from