Riverside Resort, Richmond, MN

Riverside Resort, Richmond, MN

Season Kickoff

“Every Good and Perfect Gift is from above…..”  James 1:19

What a Gift!

This is how we feel about opening Riverside Resort for its 90th season!  All winter long the Resort has been sad and lonely, but with the dawning of vacation season upon us, the resort is giddy with excitement for the guests to arrive.

Here is a little countdown to the kickoff!



4 Feelings:


It just fills the air as the weather becomes nicer and we find ourselves basking in the warmer temperatures.  The time has finally arrived when we are able to start welcoming our guests and we no longer have to stay cooped up in our home (those of you who live in Minnesota or other parts of the Midwest know exactly what we are talking about).


So much goes into preparing the resort for the summer season.  One job that is particularly time consuming is putting one of our largest docks in the water each spring.  This is a job that would be awfully difficult for just the two of us (especially with 4 young children in tow).  This year we rounded up several friends who were gracious enough to help and made it into a fun time of work, food, and capped the day off with taking a chilly boat ride around the lake.


There is never a dull moment here at Riverside Resort; every day we wake up and look forward to what the day will hold.  Even before a single guest set foot on the resort this season, we had an underground water leak and a key somehow managed to break off in a door.  Boy, the days never seem to go as we plan, ALWAYS AN ADVENTURE!  🙂


I’m not sure who’s more excited: the resort, us, or our four children.  In the middle of April our 4 year old said he wished they (the guests) could all come “tomorrow”.  The whole summer is a revolving door of one friend to the next, and the kids just cannot wait!


3 Changes:

This BLOG! 😮

Throughout the year we will be posting on our blog regularly, be sure to follow along!  We will have updates about how the season is going and other helpful/fun facts about summer, resort living, and more to keep you in the Riverside Resort loop, regardless of your geographical location.

New and Improved Booking System!

Although booking online is not a new feature, it has been improved this year to be a more streamlined process to make your vacation planning a breeze!  We do anticipate our phone calls to decrease, so feel free to call and just chat from time to time!  😉  If you want to check it out, here’s the link  https://guest.rezstream.com/search/riverside-resort

New Craft – Bird Houses

One of our favorite parts about spring is hearing the birds chirp and watching them find worms to feed their babies.  This summer our kids craft time will focus on making homes for our little feathered friends.  Come ready to follow the pattern or let your creative juices flow and make your own version.



2 Owners:

Joe and Christina DeRose

We met while going to school at St. Cloud State University.  It did not take long before we knew that we would be together forever.  It was not quite “love at first sight”, but pretty close!!  After getting married we spent a few years working, growing our family, and continuing to trust God’s plan for our lives.  In 2012 we became the 4th generation owners of this wonderful family vacation spot called “Riverside Resort”.


1 God

We are so thankful that God has allowed us this privilege to serve and host guests throughout the summer.  Without Him, none of this would be possible.  We invite you to join us in our journey!


What a Gift!