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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year, it’s January 4th! If you know me, you know that slowing down for anything is not in my DNA - even a New Year’s post. I’m an adrenaline mountain girl - “point it downhill and send it.”

That being said, I do love taking (some) time to glance back. And this past year certainly deserves that. With empathy for the difficult and impossible situations we’ve all experienced this past year, I have to call out our highlights of gratitude for 2020.

Mother Nature + The Land
Exciting times, stressful days, and challenging situations - I take it with me to nature. Those solo moments with Black Valley ground us and provide perspective.

Family + Friends
Parents, partners, kids, siblings, friends, and dogsitters, your endless support is our sanity.

Team
Our team has worked around the clock to transition with the current times while remaining true to our vision. Collaborating with such a selfless group of individuals restores all faith in humanity.

Guests
Thank you for your belief and support of River Mountain. We’re grateful for your willingness to go glamping, get outside, find adventure, and have a River Mountain experience. You will always be our “firsts” and we look forward to growing with you. You inspire us.

For River Mountain to open to guests this past year, words cannot express how grateful we are. Sincerely thank you all and cheers to adventure - Meghan

Design and Development – A Restorative Relationship with Nature

By Ryan | August 24, 2020

From the beginning of the River Mountain land development process, we’ve had 3 goals in mind…

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Progress Update – Main Lodge, Barn, and Cabins

By Ryan | July 21, 2020

We’re all so excited as we watch the construction progress with our opening day less than 60 days away.

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Nature’s Impact on Mental Health and Work Productivity

By Ryan | July 20, 2020

In a River Mountain survey of 400 workers in the DC area, we asked participants to give their opinion of the statement “Getting out into nature makes me feel better and improves my mental health?” Not surprisingly, over 90% of participants said that statement is ‘very true of what I believe.”

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Seriously Remote Work

By Ryan | July 17, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of the American economy and workforce. Out of nowhere, we’re all suddenly dealing with titanic changes in how we go about our workday – perhaps none bigger than the new realities of remote work. For many of us, this reality isn’t going away any time soon and is here to stay.

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Progress Update – Guest Cabin Flyover

By Meghan | May 21, 2020

A gorgeous day for a flyover of the guest cabins. We’re all so excited as we watch the progress and imagine a day – in the not too distant future – when they’ll be open to guests.

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Becca G – Faces of River Mountain

By Meghan | April 1, 2020

Meet Becca Gurney, Founder of Design Choice, a boutique graphic design studio in Washington, DC. Becca and her team work with progressive clients to make the world a better place, by encouraging entrepreneurial endeavors, advancing social justice and women’s causes, and supporting women in leadership positions. She’s also the creative genius behind our print designs and an absolutely awesome human.

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Restorative Vision – Modern, Minimalist Luxury Cabin Pods

By Meghan | February 3, 2020

River Mountain’s cabin pods combine modern, minimalist, luxury. Near DC in the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania, it’s the ideal road trip destination for a safe and scenic escape.

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Warriors Path to River Mountain

By Brandon | October 31, 2019

A River Mountain is, by design, an escape from the modern, digital world.

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A Bathtub of Stars

By Ryan | October 25, 2019

Our first trip to the River Mountain site was in late January 2019. It was the perfect winter day in the mountains — beautiful blue skies and fresh snow on the ground. I don’t remember our group’s exact, initial reaction as we drove down the gravel driveway, but I do remember…

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