From the Ranch House

Community Potluck this Weekend
Saturday, Nov. 19| 5 - 7 p.m.
Join us for a community potluck at the Ranch House this weekend. Let's eat and be merry! Bring your specialty dish and let's feast together. Receive 2 drink coupons for each dish.
Bring the kids too! Crafts and s'mores!
Click here to register for this complimentary event. 
Calling all Kids!
Name the Ranch House Reindeer
This reindeer friend just showed up at the Ranch House…what a surprise! But she or he doesn't have a name. Drop off your name suggestions in the Santa’s Letters box by the front desk until Tuesday, November 29. The Ranch House Reindeer’s name will be announced in the December 2 newsletter.
Reindeer Games in December
Everyone knows that in December reindeer have magic! Stop in the Ranch House throughout December to find out what the Ranch House Reindeer has in store for the day. There might be a puzzle to solve, game to play, or a treat to be shared.

2023 Budget 
On Wednesday evening, at the monthly Board of Directors Meeting, the Board voted unanimously to approve the 2023 Master Association Budget.

The next step in the budget approval and ratification process is yours. On December 2 you will be receiving, by e-mail, a ballot to vote on the 2023 budget. In accordance with our governing documents, you’ll have 10 days to complete your balloting. The results of the budget ratification vote will be announced at the December 14 monthly Board meeting.

2023 Master Budget
2023 Old Town Budget
2023 Settlement Budget

Featured Photo
This week's featured photo was submitted by RVR resident, Debbie Liller. This brilliant image was taken from Debbie's back yard on the 5th Fairway. Thank you for sharing, Debbie!
We'd like to feature your picture in an upcoming newsletter. If you're interested in having your photo highlighted in the weekly news, please submit images to:
Crystal Bluffs Annual Meeting
The Crystal Bluffs Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. in the Ranch House conference room.
Holiday Mail
During the busy holiday season we ask that you practice good postal etiquette and check your mailbox regularly. There is limited space in each box and with the holidays, many residents will be receiving catalogs, packages and other bulk mail. If your box is full, the post office may have to return your mail to the sender.
Remember that if you are heading out of town, you should put your USPS Mail Delivery on hold. You can do so on the USPS website here. Members can also sign up for informed delivery by USPS. This allows you to see photos of your mail prior to its arrival for free! Click here for more information.
If you are interested in unsubscribing to all the junk mail you receive, you can visit the DMAchoice website for more information on how you can control what goes in your mailbox.
Guest Policy Reminder
With holidays just around the corner, many members will have guests in town that may want to visit the Ranch House.
Here are some important rules to remember when checking in your guests:
1. Guests visiting the Ranch House must be accompanied by a Member. Members must check their guests in at the Front Desk upon entry, fill out appropriate paperwork and pay the applicable guest fee(s), which are charged to the Member's account. Members are liable for their guest(s) and any charges they incur.
2. Members are responsible for the conduct and safety of minor-aged guests who are at the Ranch House, even if the child is old enough to use the facility without adult supervision.
3. Each membership may check in up to 8 guests per day.
4. The daily guest fee is $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for children.
Read more about the guest policy in the Rules and Regulations document by clicking here (pg.4).
Porch Theft
We have received two reports from homeowners in the community that have experienced porch theft. Local authorities have been alerted. We also ask that you email General Manager, Ashley Lynch, should this happen at your residence.
Click here to learn how you can keep packages from being stolen from


Jolly Jamboree
Saturday, Dec. 3 | 4 - 6:30 p.m.

Click here adult tickets (13+).
Click here for child tickets (age 3-12). 
Children's Story Time
Saturday, Dec. 17 | 4 - 5 p.m.

Click here to rsvp.

Old Thompson Barn Holiday Market
Sunday, Dec. 4 | 2- 5 p.m.
A unique shopping experience supporting 25+ local artisans and small businesses. Hosted by Karen Peirson & Brian Leasure.

Reminders & Highlights

Yard Waste Disposal 
The yard waste dumpster will be removed on Monday, Nov. 21. Be sure to utilize the dumpster before the end of the weekend before it goes away for good on Monday!
Lap Pool Use & Hot Tub Closure
As a kind reminder, the lap pool is reserved for lap swimming only. Splashing and horseplay in the lap pool entryway or lap pool lanes is strictly prohibited. 
Golf Course Winter Operation Updates
  • The driving range is closed for the golf season. While weather permits the chipping green and first tee putting green will remain open, bring your own balls.
  •  Responsible sledding activity is permitted on the range. Helmets are recommended and parental supervision is required. Sled at your own risk.  
  • The Homestead Bar & Grill closes for the season on November 21 (the last evening of regular service is November 20).  
Tom's 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 7th annual holiday gift drive for Carbondale Seniors and local families in need. Over the last six 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 and choose a key from the wreath on the festive red Tom's Christmas Door. Please complete the donor key tag with your contact information and place that tag in the door's mail slot. There are several gift card options including City Market, Target and Walmart. Our suggested donation is $50. We ask that you return the gift card(s) into the door's mail slot no later than Saturday, Dec. 10.
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.
If you have any questions, please contact Sidney Poncelet at 970-309-2393 or
We thank you in advance for your generosity.
Holiday Gift Baskets
Visit to learn how to:
  • Become a Holiday Angel
  • Purchase Individual Gifts
  • Make a Donation Online
 Email for more information.
Green Tip
Please enjoy the following eco-friendly tidbit brought to you by Friends of the Environment:
Tips for a greener Thanksgiving:
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle. Buy only as much as you need and choose products that come in packaging that can be recycled.
  • Buy and eat local. Locally grown food is good for your table, your health, and the environment. Locally grown food tastes better than food that has to be grown and packaged for maximum shelf life, and it requires less fuel to reach store shelves.
  • Go organic. Organic fruits, vegetables, and grains are grown without chemical pesticides and fertilizers; organic meat is produced without antibiotics and artificial hormones. The result is food that is better for your health and good for the environment.
  • Get outside. Before or after your feast, connecting with nature improves your mood and health greatly. 


Fitness Schedule
Click here for a printable version of the schedule

Community Announcements

Holiday Gift Basket program
Click here to learn more about the holiday gift program or email

Carbondale  Turkey Trot on Thursday, Nov. 24 at 9:30 a.m.
Click here to learn more.
Redstone Holiday Market on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

Blood Drive at the Carbondale Rec. Center on Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Brancy and Dugan: Building a Dream, Music from the post -War World at Mountain View Church on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. Click here for Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association membership information.

Bluegrass Christmas with Don Marlin and Friends at The Homestead Bar & Grill on Thursday, Dec 15 from 6 - 9 p.m.
Click here for tickets.

New Years Eve Bash at TACAW with Lowdown Brass Band on Saturday, Dec. 31 at 8:30 p.m.
Click here for tickets.

Winter Fairy Camps at Third Street Studio, Tuesday-Friday mornings, January 3-6, 2023, 9 am to 1 pm for grades 1 through 6.
Click here for more information

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