From the Ranch House

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
The Ranch House will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25 for the Thanksgiving Holiday and will re-open the next day on Friday, Nov. 26 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Please plan accordingly.
2022 Budget Update
On Wednesday evening at its regular monthly meeting, the Board postponed its scheduled vote on the proposed 2020 budget. After receiving a number of comments over the past week, both supporting and opposing the budget, the Board will now consider adjustments to the proposed budget — and will vote on it at a Special Board Meeting on December 1.
Before that December 1 meeting, the Board will host an in-person Community Budget Working Session at the Ranch House on November 23 at 6 p.m. This working session is designed to gather additional feedback, and answer your questions. To help plan for attendance at this working session, and to send materials in advance to those who want to attend, please click HERE to register.
The revised schedule for the budget ratification process was described in a View From the Board that was sent to homeowners on Thursday. Click HERE to read it.
Important Rental Information!
Renting out your home? Here are some important things to remember:
  • If you are currently renting out your home or thinking about it, here’s a reminder: All rentals and leases within RVR must register with the Ranch House. This applies to long-term leases as well as short-term rentals. 
  • Anytime you rent out your home, whether transferring your membership or not, you must have a lease on file at the Ranch House. 
  • Per the RVR Master Declaration, a lease must be of an entire 'unit,' whether it is an ADU, caretaker unit, half of a duplex, or single family dwelling. Leasing of just a bedroom is NOT permitted.
  • Use of your home is limited to single-family occupancy, so your tenants must fall within the definition of a family laid out in the Master Declaration.
And if you do rent or lease your home, you are responsible for the behavior of your tenant. That means you need to make sure anyone staying in your home is aware of our rules regarding parking, trash, noise and other issues designed to keep our community problem-free.
If you have any questions, email You can also access the RVRMA governing documents on the RVRMA website by clicking here
Infectious Disease Control & Environmental Hazard Mitigation Policy
On October 27, 2021 the RVRMA Executive Board of Directors approved the “Infectious Disease Control and Environmental Hazard Mitigation Policy.” The purpose of this policy is to protect and promote the health, safety and well-being of the River Valley Ranch community. The policy covers infectious diseases and other environmental hazards, including COVID-19.
The policy applies to all of the RVRMA common areas, facilities and RVRMA sponsored events at other locations, such as The Old Thompson Barn, across from the Ranch House. The policy also applies to the entire RVR community, including members and their guests, employees, vendors, and other persons who use the covered facilities or attend any covered event. Click here to view the Policy.
Beginning Monday, November 22, 2021, all individuals 5 years or older will need to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the Ranch House without a mask. Ages 2+ who are not vaccinated will be required to wear a mask inside the Ranch House. If you cannot show proof of immunization, you will be required to wear a mask. Acceptable forms of proof are:
• Vaccine certificate
• Digital pass via smartphone application
• Printout of COVID-19 vaccination record
• Digital photo of vaccination card or record
When you show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, we will ask you to sign an
Acknowledgement, Consent, and Release – Medical Information form. This form is available on our website where you can submit it electronically. Click here to fill out the form online. The form will also be available at the front desk. If you sign the consent form, you’ll never have to show proof of vaccination again. If you do not sign the consent form, you will need to show your proof of vaccination every time you enter the Ranch House or wear a mask.
We ask for your patience at the Front Desk as we implement this procedure.


Cookies with Santa
Saturday. Dec. 4 | 3 - 5 p.m
He's making his list and checking it twice! Bring the kiddos to the RVR Ranch House to meet with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Bring your camera and capture the magical holiday memories. Inside kids can meet Santa, make a holiday craft, and enjoy a story read by Mrs. Claus. Take the fun outside for s'mores roasting, a hot chocolate bar, and cookies.
*Ages 2+ who are not vaccinated will be required to wear a mask inside the Ranch House.
Registration required. Click HERE to rsvp.
Friends of Rudolph
Saturday, Dec 4 |2 - 3 p.m.
Save the date on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 2- 3 p.m. for pet photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus at the Ranch House!
Ski Spiel 
Saturday, Dec. 11 | 4 - 6 p.m.
Join us at the Ranch House for this complimentary social and informational "spiel" featuring our very own homeowners and long time ski instructors, Paul Ericson, Bob Engelbrecht, & Dave Durrance.
Learn about contemporary skiing, today's techniques, and what's new in skis and equipment. Plus, enjoy Richard Allen's ski memorabilia and meet a new ski buddy!
Small bites and refreshments provided.
Space is limited, advanced registration required. Click here to register.
Wacky Tacky
Sweater Soiree
Saturday, Dec. 18 | 5 - 7 p.m.
Get in the holiday spirit and wear your wackiest, tackiest holiday sweater and join us at the Ranch House for a festive happy hour!
$25/person. Delicious appetizers and alcohol included. Your member account will be charged (payment not available on Eventbrite).
Adults only please and no guests. Advanced registration is required and space is limited. 72-hour registration and cancellation policy.
Click HERE to rsvp.

Reminders & Highlights

Toms Door Holiday Giving Program
Tom's Door and the Family Resource Center of the Roaring Fork Schools, in conjunction with RVR are again partnering for our 6th annual holiday gift drive for Carbondale Seniors and local families in need. Over the last five years, we have experienced a generous outpouring of contributions.  We invite you to participate again in this year's program to share the magic of the holiday season.
If you wish to get involved, visit the RVR Ranch House beginning Monday, Nov. 22 and choose a key from the wreath on the festive red Tom's Christmas Door. 
Additional information about Tom's Door and the Family Resource Center is available next to the red door if you are not familar with these wonderful organizations and the outreach and positive impact they have in our community.
Click HERE to read more.
If you have any questions, please contact Sidney Poncelet at 970-309-2393 or
We thank you in advance for your generosity.
Enroll by scanning the QR code above.
New text messaging system!
When there’s an emergency in the community – like power outages, road closures, or even a mountain lion sighting – the news is immediate.
That’s why we’re using a simple emergency alert system based on text messages.
Take a moment to enroll in our NEW text messaging system. We’ll use this system to send out everything from “bear in the neighborhood” to event information.
Scan the QR code above, text rvr to 866-665-0723.
Please note, this messaging system is one-way. Do not reply to the texts you receive, we will not see them.
Traffic Update
Click HERE for information regarding ongoing traffic updates on the CO 82 and CO 133 Signal Replacement Project for the week of Nov. 22.


Fitness Schedule

Click HERE for a printable version of the Ranch House Fitness schedule. You can also find the fitness calendar on the website by clicking HERE. This webpage is live, updated frequently, and shows up-to-date class information as well as any cancellations or time changes.
We have added a 6 a.m. HIIT class on Friday mornings! Be sure to join us for an early morning sweat session before work!
Practice Good Fitness Etiquette
Please remember to practice good fitness etiquette when visiting the Ranch House gym. Do not drop your weights, be sure to re-rack your weights, keep the TV volume at a minimal level, dress appropriately while always wearing shoes and a shirt, and don't forget to sanitize equipment after use. Additionaly, when using the weight room, please refrain from talking on your cell phone. It is a distraction to those around you and could be unsafe. If you need to take a call, please do so in the hallway! 
UPDATE Fitness Cancellation Policy
On Monday, Nov. 8, a new group fitness cancellation policy went into effect. 
In response to member and staff feedback, we are adjusting this policy. Instead of having registration privileges suspended for a no show or late cancellation, your account will be charged a $15 late cancellation fee. Please cancel at least 12 hours in advance by either calling the front desk or cancelling online. This will give your neighbors that greatest opportunity to attend if you’re unable.

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

Lift Up Food Drive- drop off at Old Thompson Barn.
Click HERE to learn more.
Deck the Walls Holiday Market 2021 on Thursday, Nov. 18 through Friday, Dec. 24 at R2 Gallery
Rebecca Nickoley, the Manager of the Homestead Restaurant at the RVR Golf Course, is having serious and expensive medical issues and could use your support. A GoFundMe account has been set up for her at:
 New Years Eve Celebration at Old Thompson Barn on Friday, Dec. 21 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Click HERE to learn more.

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