2022 – 2023 Fall & Winter happenings at the Inn At Riverbend

We are taking a short break…

Between family plans for a gathering in New Orleans in early November and scheduling renovations, we will be temporarily closed beginning November 6, 2022.

Our last newsletter reminded us that summer was quickly passing. So quick, it is now FALL! We have had our first frost, and gardens need cleaning and pruning as plants go dormant. All this brings to mind our planned renovations and repairs that were put on hold for several seasons.

We have always been amazed and thankful to all our guests for their support during the past several challenging years. We have had thousands of delightful folks stay at the inn and savor the view, the relaxation and our hospitality. The inn is now 18 years old, and some areas are showing all the love and enjoyment shared by so many.

But between the pandemic playing havoc with reservations, staff disappearing, and trying to locate contractors, we were beginning to question our ability to get the needed work started, never mind completed.

Among items in need of attention include the deck and terrace below. Being on a hillside, gravity over time moves landscaping, and with an extensive system for drainage, it’s time for some maintenance. We now have contractors lined up for December and January. Inside deep cleaning and touchup will be ongoing for several weeks, and we know that everything will be spectacular when finished. We are excited and know that temporarily closing for this period of time makes for better planning and best timing for guests.

We will reopen the inn March 1. Throughout the time we are closed, we will continue to accept reservations for stays beginning on or after that date. We so look forward to welcoming new and returning guests back into our inn. Watch for our updates and some special surprises!

While you are away, what Jeanne will miss the most is preparing inviting and creative breakfasts each morning. John always has the coffee ready, and it’s going to be a challenge to eat box cereal before taking a paint brush in hand. We will miss our guests most of all but will look forward to being back by March 1. Stay tuned for updates and progress reports.

John and Jeanne