Riverside Resort, Richmond, MN

Riverside Resort, Richmond, MN

Enjoy your Resort Vacation without leaving the Resort

How do you enjoy your Resort Vacation?

There are so many ways. This blog focuses on how vacationers enjoy their vacation. There are probably even more ways to enjoy your resort vacation and you don’t even have to start your car until it is time to go home. Over our many years of owning Riverside, we have seen our guests enjoying the resort differently. Here are some observations and suggestions for you to consider when you enjoy your vacation at Riverside Resort.

1. Beach:

Sitting by the beach whether you like going in the lake or not doesn’t matter. Just watching the lake and other people enjoying the water is pretty relaxing. Even if you don’t have kids, watching other kids enjoying the water is actually pretty entertaining. What isn’t more fun than watching the little kids with sand and water? If they are your kids you intently watch them having fun. If you don’t have kids, again, it is fun watching them realizing that it isn’t you having to pay such close attention. You can just quietly close your eyes and take a nap or listen to others having fun.


2. Swimming:

If you aren’t lucky enough to live by a lake or have a pool in your backyard, having daily access to the water is a great way to enjoy your vacation. This is true for young and old. So many times we have seen the adults take a swim noodle and just float in the water on those nice summer days.


3. Resort Amenities:

How about canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, and all those water toys? Taking advantage of what Riverside resort has to offer is a way to enjoy your vacation. If you need some time away from the water, we have several options such as volleyball, disc golf, walking, family activities, and more. Here is a link to our amenities page. 




4. Pool: 

We are all lucky to be able to vacation in Minnesota with all the beautiful lakes and rivers that Minnesota offers. But, there are some people that prefer to enjoy the pool. Riverside Resort is partnered with Riverside Inn in Cold Spring. All of our guests are free to use the pool at any time. Take some time to sit and enjoy. Relaxing in one of the lounge chairs watching others swim is pretty great. Or, take a dip yourself.


5. Reading: 

We have a library in the garage where our guests can borrow books. Many guests even bring their own stack of books to read while on vacation. Life does seem to be too busy and perhaps you don’t find time to sit, relax, have fun and read a book. Bring some of your favorites and read while watching the lake, sitting by (or in) your cabin, sitting in the fishing boat, or perhaps paddle a kayak to a shoreline somewhere and bring your book.


6. Cooking:

While some guests take advantage of vacation time as a time to NOT COOK. Others take advantage of vacation time to actually take time to cook. If you do love (or like) to cook, taking the time to do it is a treat. If you enjoy cooking, think ahead of what you want to cook or experiment with and make sure to bring the ingredients that you need.


7. Crafts and the Arts:

As with cooking, sometimes you can’t seem to squeeze in painting, drawing, needlepoint, scrapbooking, sewing, quilting, making fishing lures, writing/journaling… maybe you always wanted to make stepping stones with stained glass. If this trips your trigger, then plan on taking some of your vacation time to do what makes you happy! We also have an arts and crafts activity time each week during our Summer Sunshine prime time. Feel free to check this out as well.



Perhaps this should be #1! Not HAVING to do something is pretty awesome. Taking naps in or outside the cabin is pretty great. Although we aren’t on vacation while running our resort, we love watching others have a good time. It really makes us feel good. We love listening to the kids yelling and having fun, the parents sitting in the sun, the families in the boats, people fishing off the dock……. It is great to see people doing whatever brings them joy or helps them to relax!


Submitted by: Karen Senger, Retired Resorter

Edits by: Kathryn Rupnow, Riverside Resort

Photo Credit: Riverside Resort