One to remember
As a hotel photographer, I’ve had the pleasure of capturing the essence of numerous motels, hotels, and resorts around the world. However, there was one hotel I shot last year that has stuck in mind like no other – the River Rock Inn in Green River, Utah. Let me take you on a journey through this charming establishment that Tracy and Greg, the owners, transformed into a true gem.
Where in the World………
Nestled in the heart of Green River, a small town with a population of just under 1,000 residents, River Rock Inn stands as a testament to the adventurous spirit that runs through this quaint corner of Utah. The town itself has a rich history, dating back to its establishment as a supply center for the mining industry in the late 1800s. Today, it retains its Western charm while embracing the beauty of the surrounding natural wonders.
A dream comes to fruition in the form of River Rock Inn
Tracy and Greg took on an ambitious project a few years ago when they purchased an old disused Motel and decided to rebuild it from the ground up, creating a modern western-style Inn with a touch of rustic elegance. Each unit at River Rock Inn boasts a unique outdoor theme, ranging from the Cowboy’s Retreat or the Fishing room, to the Native American-inspired room, tastefully adorned with subtle nods to their respective cultures.
Stepping into the rooms at River Rock Inn feels like entering a tranquil oasis. Tracy and Greg’s lifelong connection with the hospitality industry shines through in their meticulous attention to detail. The rooms are equipped with everything you need, and the bathrooms are simply superb, boasting a level of comfort that only comes from a deep understanding of what guests truly desire.
One of the highlights of River Rock Inn is the inviting courtyard, featuring a mesmerizing fire pit as its centerpiece. It serves as a communal gathering spot, perfect for sharing stories and laughter while enjoying a refreshing beer or cocktail after a day of exploration. The charm and comfort of this inn have not gone unnoticed, as it has become a popular retreat for Hollywood’s writers, directors, and actors who frequent the area for filming in the nearby spectacular scenery. In recent months I saw that Hollywood names such as Actors Harris Dickinson, Emma Corrin and Director Brit Marling who recently stayed at River Rock Inn during the filming of their new series, Retreat.
Nearby stunning beauty
Apart from the allure of River Rock Inn itself, its strategic location makes it an ideal base for venturing into the surrounding natural wonders. Situated close to several national parks such as Canyonlands and Arches and positioned along the historic railroad route from Denver, this inn provides easy access to breathtaking landscapes that will leave you in awe.
During my visit last year, I had the privilege of capturing the beauty of River Rock Inn and ventured out to Dead Horse Canyon for a few unforgettable photos. The combination of the inn’s serene ambiance and the awe-inspiring scenery made for an extraordinary experience.
Stepping into the West
After a day of exploration, I highly recommend dining at Ray’s Tavern, a local gem that exudes an authentic Western atmosphere. From the moment I walked in, I felt like I had stepped back in time. The rustic decor, friendly staff, and delicious food make Ray’s Tavern a must-visit destination for anyone seeking an authentic taste of the West.
In conclusion, River Rock Inn is a hidden oasis that captures the hearts of travelers seeking comfort, charm, and a touch of Hollywood glamour. Tracy and Greg’s passion for hospitality shines through in every aspect of this remarkable establishment. Whether you’re an avid adventurer or a mid-range traveler looking for a unique experience, River Rock Inn will surely leave a lasting impression on you. So, pack your bags and embark on a journey to Green River, Utah, where Hollywood comes to stay.
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