From the Ranch House

A Note From Carl
On my last day as your Interim General Manager, I want to extend a warm welcome to Ashley Lynch, our new General Manager. I appreciated your trust and patience during the transition period as we navigated through staffing changes, COVID, and budgeting. My hope is you now find the service we provide thorough, professional, responsive, and friendly.
I was fortunate to work with an intelligent, dedicated, and diverse Board of Directors who care deeply about RVR. A special thanks to Board President, Gary Lesser, who devotes an incredible amount of his free time to our community.
RVR is a complex operation, and every employee here contributes to its success. Thanks to everyone from the Facilities/Landscaping/Irrigation Crews, the Front Desk, and the Leadership Team!
Wishing everyone good health and happiness in the New Year.
Ranch House Closure
Mark your calendars! The Ranch House will be closed Monday, Feb. 14 to Sunday, Feb. 20. This closure will allow for necessary repairs and maintenance. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this closure.
Furry Friend of The Week
My name is River and my home is with the Stites family on Shadowood Ln. I’m pretty new to the area but I love being outdoors and chewing on just about everything there is to chew. I’m a Golden Retriever and I love water more than anything! I can’t wait to meet the other dogs in May when I move to RVR full time. My days are full of playing with my brother Coach and sleeping...I sleep a lot! See you soon. 


Save the Date
Friday, Feb. 4 | 5-7 p.m.
Mark your calendars for a happy hour event at the Ranch House on Friday, Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. as we gather to say goodbye to Carl Hostetter, RVR's Interim General Manager, and welcome, Ashley Lynch, our new General Manager.
Look for more information and RSVP details in upcoming mailings.

European Caterers
Comes to RVR
We are delighted to share that The Roaring Fork Valley's premier catering company, European Caterers, will be delivering delectable dishes to the Ranch House for a convenient high end to-go meal service available to RVR members. European Caterers will be delivering every Thursday, offering a different menu each week, orders placed by Tuesday.
Here's how it works:
1. View the menu by clicking HERE. Choose betweem beef or bass, there is a 2 person minimum.
2. Call European cateres at  970-920-4262 or email by this Tuesday at 5 p.m. to place your order.
3. Meals will be dropped off at the Ranch House between 5-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20 for pick up.
Please look for more meal delivery dates in upcoming newsletters.
Full Moon Ski Event at
RVR Golf 
Monday, Jan. 17  | 6 - 9 p.m.
Join RVR Golf on the course for the first full moon of 2022. Cross country ski, sled, or hike under the light of the moon. Warm up with a cozy dinner or cocktail or gather around the outdoor fire pit at the Homestead afterward.  On course activities are open to the public.

Reminders & Highlights

Carbondale Board of Trustees Asks for Community
Input on Short-Term Rentals

Tuesday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m.
At their meeting on January 18, the Town of Carbondale Board of Trustees will discuss potentially regulating short-term rentals (STR).The STR regulation process is anticipated to result in an ordinance to be considered in March, and community members are encouraged to share their thoughts and comments with the board during the public comment period. Anyone unable to attend the meeting in person or virtually may submit comments in writing via email by Friday, Jan. 14 to
Click HERE to learn more.
Christmas Tree Disposal
The following options are available to you when you are ready to dispose of your Christmas tree:
  • The Town of Carbondale has a free drop site in the public parking lot on the corner of 4th Street and Colorado Avenue through early February.

  • Mountain Waste and Recycling will pick up Christmas trees for a $35 fee. If the tree is taller than 10 feet, it must be cut in half. A bill for the additional fee will be sent directly to you from Mountain Waste. Please be sure to call Mountain Waste beforehand to schedule a tree pick up.
What Goes Up Must Come Down...
It's almost time to take down the festive holiday decorations!  Per the RVR Holiday Lighting policy, "Lighting may be on until January 31. Holiday yard ornaments / decorations, visible holiday lights, and house icicle lights must be off and removed by January 31. Outdoor tree lights must be turned off after January 31, but homeowners have until March 1 to remove tree lights."
Homeowners of The Boundary Meeting
The Boundary  Association Board of Directors invites Boundary Homeowners to a Board Meeting on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. Boundary homeowners can attend in person in the Ranch House conference room or via Zoom. 
Click HERE to register.
Old Town Advisory Committee Meeing
The Old Town Advisory Committee formally invites you to attend the Old Town Meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m.
The meeting will take place in the conference room of the Ranch House and via Zoom. To attend this meeting via zoom,  Click HERE to register.
Click HERE for the agenda.
Ski Buddies
Looking for some more ski buddies? Connect with other RVR ski enthusiasts by clicking here HERE
Please be aware that others will be able to view your contact information.


Fitness News
In response to the recent spike in COVID cases  after holiday travel and gatherings, group fitness classes are on a temporary pause. This hold went into effect Friday, Jan. 7. and we look forward to resuming classes on Monday, Jan. 24, when we anticipate it will be safer for our community, instructors, and staff. We invite you to use the remaining Ranch House amenities, including the gym and lap lanes to support your fitness goals during this time. Here is the link to the fitness booking system to make your gym and lap lane reservations:
We also have the following offerings still taking place:
Qigong with Cari via Zoom
Mondays & Wednesdays | 8-9 a.m. MST
Qigong is a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one’s mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, sounds, meditation, and focused intent.

Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 165 864 209
Passcode: 13579

Master Swim with David
Thursdays | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Ranch House

Master Swim is a structured workout using techniques of interval training in an atmosphere of fun, fitness, and friendship. This is a great opportunity to improve your swimming skills while working out! Registration is available 5 days in advance on our fitness booking site:
During this pause, take a moment to learn more about your amazing and talented trainers in our new Fitness Instructor of the Week! 
Fitness Instructor of the Week, Carly Kraemer
Having always been interested in fitness and nutrition, I am enthusiastic about
constantly learning and expanding my knowledge of whole body health. Passionate about empowering individuals through intentional movement, a positive growth mindset, ongoing education and cultivating a deeper connection to their body. I am
thrilled to be working with clients at TAC and RVR, where the approach to wellness encompasses all aspects of health.
I love experiencing the different ways in which my body can move and experiencing the
result of consistent training and discipline. I also fully embrace the concept that life
consists of different seasons in which our abilities and goals change and evolve whether
that be year-to-year or day-to-day. A successful and sustainable training
program honors that ebb and flow to maximize benefit for the individual in the long
As a BIRTHFIT Coach, I am especially passionate about helping women during the
parenthood transition by providing prenatal training and postpartum recovery in a
supportive, safe, and encouraging environment.
One of the aspects of training I find most rewarding is seeing a client progress towards
their goals, realize their potential, and become more at home in their body.

Carly teaches Power Hour on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. and Confident Core on Thursdays at 10:45 a.m.
We will feature a fitness instructor each week in the newsletter. Check back next week to learn more about one of your favorite instructors!
If you're interested in doing private sessions at the Ranch House with one of the trainers, email to schedule your session today! 

COVID - 19 Information

Vaccine Opportunities
All Coloradans 5 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID 19 vaccine. Click HERE for information on where you can receive your COVID 19 vaccine.
Free COVID Testing
Click HERE to schedule a free COVID-19 test.

Community Announcements

Full Moon Ceremony & Sacred Aromatherapy with Sheridan Semple on Sunday, Jan. 16 from 6 -7:30 p.m.
Click here to learn more.
Comedian Caitlin Peluffo performs at TACAW on Friday, Feb. 21, doors open at 7 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

Snowshoe & S’mores event at Coffman Ranch hosted by AVLT on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 5-7:30p.m. 
Click here for more.
43rd Annual Valley Visual Arts Show at the R2 Gallery on Friday, Jan, 21 through Friday, Feb. 25 at 5 p.m.
Click here to learn more.
Light the Night with Love 2022 hosted by KDNK Community Public Radio and True Nature Healing Arts on Feb.11-Feb. 13 from 5 - 7:30 p.m. 
Click here to learn more.

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