a brief history

Vintage Run of the River

History

The name “Run of the River” comes from a book called Table of Contents where author John McPhee compares the rhythm of life to the flow of a river.

The original log home was built in 1978, as a private residence on the seasonal high water channel surrounded by a state owned wildlife refuge. The property was sold in 1986. The original B&B opened with just two guestrooms and a shared bath. The inn underwent some additional growth and in 1992, an additional residence was built for the innkeepers, allowing sole use of the original structure entirely for guests.

In 2001, the inn was closed and a major renovation was underway. Existing rooms were combined to create larger suites and two additional suites were added. Six guest suites that were much larger, more private and luxurious was the result.  Ravenwood Lodge, a private lodge/cabin and the perfect nest for two was added in 2006.

In 2013, The Little Chapel of Amazing Grace was added to the property.  The chalet was built by a local artisan and moved (with great pains) from his property to its new home, at Run of the River.  It is the perfect place for private reflection as well as small weddings.