Riverside Resort, Richmond, MN

Riverside Resort, Richmond, MN

20 Frequently Asked Questions

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” – Matthew 7:7


God has created us all in such a way as to be curious and ask questions. God has promised us that if we come to Him, and seek to understand who He is as well as what He has done for us; He will reveal that to us. Just as many of us may have questions for God about life, we also have questions about many other things. Over the years, we have had many people ask us questions about Riverside Resort. We have started compiling a list of the most popular questions. We hope they are helpful to you.

1. What year did the resort first open?

The resort opened in May of 1927.1927 resort license

2. What do I need to bring when staying in a cabin?

A list of items that would be helpful for you to bring can be found here on our website. 

The list consists of kitchen towels, kitchen trash bags, dish soap, scrub sponge, beach towels, sunscreen, bath towels, hand soap, and, of course, your personal items.

3. What supplies are in the kitchen?

We have done our best to make sure all necessary supplies are in the kitchen when you arrive. Here is what we have: dishes, silverware, drinkware, pots, pans, coffee maker, ice cube trays, can opener, knives, wooden spoons, spatula, mixing bowls, pizza cutter, measuring cups, and a pitcher.

4. Do the cabins have A/C?

Yes, each cabin has its own A/C unit which can be regulated by our guests.


5. Do you have Free WiFi?


6. Can I bring my pet?

Yes, however, we prefer that dogs be boarded or stay at home, but arrangements can be made to bring people-friendly pets. Our pet policy, which can also be found on our website under resort policies, is: Please call for permission before bringing a pet to either a campsite or a cabin. The Pet fee is $30/day or $150/wk. Pets must be kept quiet, well cleaned up after, as well as being on a leash anytime they are outside. Pets are also not allowed in the beach/swimming area.

7. Is Riverside on a river or a lake?

Riverside Resort is located on a lake, Cedar Island Lake. It sits right where the Sauk River channel runs through Cedar Island Lake.


8. Is there a swimming pool?

No, not on-site. However, we have a partnership with the Riverside Inn in Cold Springs, MN. All of our guests are welcome to use their indoor pool and hot tub.


9. What water rentals are available?

We have several rental options such as kayaks, canoes, pontoons, row boats, paddleboards, and more. You can check out the complete list here. 


10. Is there a swimming beach?

Yes, it is very nice! We have a clear area for swimming that includes a slide as well as a water mat for guests to play on.With many cabin rentals near lakes and shores, your family is sure to enjoy their stay at Riverside Resort, MN!


11. How is the fishing?

The fishing is great. Much of the time you could simply fish off any of our docks and be successful. However, there are some spots on the lake that we would be happy to point out to you if you are looking to venture off the dock. Check out the 6 most common fish that are caught around the Resort.


12. Are there full hookups at the overnight camping sites?

We do not have full hookups, but we do have electric sites in the additional camping areas. This is unlike our more rustic, wooded camping sites which do not have electricity.

13. Does your resort have seasonal sites?

Yes! We have 41 seasonal sites on the resort and they are very popular.


14. What onsite activities are there?

We have several activities for our guests to enjoy such as swimming, a variety of boating options, frisbee golf, craft times, a game room, basketball, movie nights, volleyball, bean bag tournaments, and more. Check out our website for a complete list


15. Are their hiking/biking trails nearby?

Yes, there are several trails around the area. Here is a complete list of trails for you to check out.  The closest trail, Rocori Trail, is only 1.5 miles away.


16. Are there any golf courses nearby?

Yes! Rich Spring Golf Club is only 4 miles away in Cold Spring. In fact, we even have discounted golf certificates for all of our guests! Make sure to ask about it during your next stay.


17. Is there a restaurant onsite?

No, however we do have a store onsite. In the store you can purchase candy, ice cream, as well as some simple grocery items. As far as restaurants, there are several right down the street in both Richmond and Cold Spring.


18. How far are you from MSP?

We are approximately 95 miles from the Minneapolis-St.Paul Airport and only 30 miles from the St. Cloud airport.


19. What is the reservation policy?

All the specific details can be found here on our website. We do require an advanced deposit on all reservations and once the reservation is finalized the guests are responsible for their whole stay.


20. What’s the deal with the rabbit?

Riverside Rabbit is our resort’s mascot as well as our dear friend. For the full history of Riverside check out this blog!                                                                                          Riverside-Rabbit-with-the-boys


We hope that some of your questions have now been answered as well. If you still have more questions feel free to contact us at anytime via phone, facebook, or email. You can also look for more information on our website!!!



By: Kathryn Rupnow

Social Media Specialist

Riverside Resort