Q: What does the River Valley Ranch Master Association (RVRMA) do?
A: The RVRMA is responsible for all community operations at RVR with the exception of the golf course, private property, public streets and utility services (water, sanitation, sewer, TV, telephone, electricity and natural gas). The RVRMA also provides additional services for additional fees to Old Town and The Settlement as established by the Master Declaration.
For more information on additional services to these neighborhoods or services provided by the sub-association neighborhoods, click here.
Q: Who has access to and the right to use the Ranch House and other RVRMA owned facilities?
A: Owners, Members, and Registered Guests only; there is no public “daily fee” access allowed. All Owners have access to the facilities upon completion of the Ranch House membership forms. There are also a limited number of Tennis memberships available for sale seasonally to the general public. Also, if you have leased your home, those tenants may be assigned your access privileges to the Ranch House. Additionally, if an Owner has an accessory dwelling unit on their property, those lease tenants may be granted access to the Ranch House for a monthly fee.
For more information on Ranch House membership and access, please contact Ali Royer at 970.963.6300, ext 105 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Who owns and operates the Golf Course?
A: The River Valley Ranch Golf Club is separately owned and operated by Steve Vandyke. The Jay Morrish designed, 18-hole Championship Golf Course is typically open April through October. The golf course is public.
For more information, and tee times, please call the club at 970-963-3625 or visit their website at www.rvrgolf.com.
Q: What about the Sales Barn, aka The Old Thompson Barn, and Real Estate at RVR?
A: The Old Thompson Barn/Sales Barn is home to Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s International Real Estate and Destination Holdings Property Management/Events. The Old Thompson Barn is owned and operated by Brian Leasure. Brian and his onsite sales team are RVR real estate specialists. Whether you plan to buy, sell, rent, or require property management services at RVR, Sotheby’s and Destination Holdings are the boots-on-the-ground resource.
For more information on Sotheby’s and Destination Holdings, please contact them at 970-963-0400. You may also find Destination Holdings at www.rvrproperties.com.
Q: What about the Town of Carbondale’s responsibilities?
A: The Town owns and operates the public streets at RVR and also the sanitary sewer and potable water services. The Town is responsible for repairing, replacing, and maintaining all public streets at RVR including snow removal and for all paved bike paths and walking trails at RVR. The Town also issues all building permits at RVR.
The Town administrative offices can be reached at 970-963-2733. You may also find the Town of Carbondale at www.carbondalegov.org.
Q: Who provides snow removal?
A: The Town of Carbondale is responsible for snow removal on public streets, paved bike paths, and paved walking trails at RVR. There are several neighborhoods in RVR which have contracted for snow removal for driveways, walks, and alleys.
For specific information about snow removal, please click here.
Q: Who provides irrigation water at RVR?
A: All irrigated areas at RVR including, parks, rights-of-way, open spaces, the community forest, and private lawns and landscaping, are irrigated by raw water from the Crystal River. Irrigation water delivery is a joint effort between the RVRMA and the Golf Course Owner. The RVRMA issues a Reimbursement Assessment each year for that year’s irrigation water service to private irrigation systems. The Reimbursement assessment only applies to those that are beneficial users of the irrigation system. If you have not yet built a home on your lot and are not irrigating any private landscaping, the annual Reimbursement Assessment does not apply to you.
For detailed information on irrigation water delivery at RVR, please click HERE.
For detailed information on how to report an irrigation water problem, please click HERE.
For irrigation service requests, please email email@example.com and be sure to include your address and describe your problem with a location in the subject line.
Q: Does the RVRMA provide residential trash and recycling collection services?
A: The Town of Carbondale provides same-day, single-provider trash, and recycling collection services. For more information on trash and recycling services at RVR, click HERE.
It is important to note that trash may be placed at the curb after 6 a.m. on the day of pick-up if you DO NOT have a bear-proof can otherwise it can be put out the night before with a bear-proof can; trash and recycling containers must be removed not later than 8:00 p.m. on collection day. This is to prevent wildlife, primarily black bears, from finding trouble in your trash at RVR. This also assists in keeping raccoons, coyotes, and domestic animals from getting into and spreading garbage around the neighborhood.
Q: How does delivery of the US Mail work at RVR?
A: The central mail facility for all of RVR is located in the foyer of the Ranch House. The mail is delivered by the United States Postal Service (USPS) and the mailroom is considered to be a US Postal facility. The foyer is open 24 hours a day, year-round for mail pick-up and drop-off. While the mail is being delivered, there is no access to the mailroom until the USPS has completed delivery.
Q: What is the Design Review Committee and how does it work?
A: The Design Review Committee (DRC) is a three-member panel appointed by the Executive Board of Directors on a periodic and as-needed basis. The DRC is currently comprised of two licensed architects and a licensed landscape architect. Basically, any exterior improvement, alteration, addition, or renovation to the exterior of a home, landscape, driveway, walkway, fences, etc., needs to first be approved in writing by the DRC. The DRC typically meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.
For more information on the DRC please contact Jessica Hennessy, Community Services Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: What activities and functions are provided at the Ranch House?
A: The Ranch House is activity central for RVR! The Ranch House boasts five Har-Tru tennis courts, a first-class fitness facility, an aquatics center, an indoor/outdoor lap pool, two outdoor spas, and steam rooms in each locker room. Activities include swim and tennis programming and fitness classes and personal training. The Ranch House also hosts events, functions, presentations, and lectures. The Ranch House Great Room and Juice Bar (liquor-licensed) also provide a relaxing, comfortable gathering place for members, guests, friends, and family. All Ranch House activities are generally included in the monthly dues with the exception of swim instruction, personal training, tennis clinics, and private lessons, and certain special events.
For more information on Ranch House membership and access, please contact Ali Royer at 970.963.6300, ext 105, or at email@example.com.
Q: If I have guests visiting, will they have access to the Ranch House?
A: Yes. Each RVRMA owner may pay a daily guest fee for their registered guests $9/day for adults and $7/day for children (ages 3-12), under 3 is complimentary. Members must accompany guests or call the front desk each day their guests use the Ranch House and are responsible for their guests’ charges and adherence to the Ranch House Rules and Regulations.
Q: When does the pool open and what are the hours of operation?
A: The Ranch House Aquatics Center features a large recreational pool with a water slide and waterfall along with a toddler wading pool with a zero-depth entry and splash guns. The Aquatics Center also has two outdoor Jacuzzi spas and an indoor/ outdoor Junior Olympic lap pool. The rec pool, waterfall, slide, wader pool, and splash areas typically open on the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend and close on Labor Day.
The pool opens with the Ranch House but there are no lifeguards on duty until 11:00 am. This is also when the water slide may be turned on. The pool closes about half an hour before the Ranch House closes. As with any outdoor pool, the pool may be closed temporarily if lightning or inclement weather makes it unsafe for individuals to be in the pool. The lap pool and hot tubs are open year-round.
The lap pool and hot tubs open with the Ranch House and are unguarded year-round. The pool and spas close 15 minutes before the Ranch House.
Q. What does the RVR Tennis program offer?
A: The RVR Tennis Program is headed up by USPTA certified Tennis Director, Cristina Sirianni. There are 5 Har-Tru (clay) courts at the Ranch House and two hard courts at Triangle Park. The Tennis season typically starts the third week of April and ends mid-October, subject to weather.
The tennis program consists of open play, private and group lessons and clinics, kids programming, functions, and events. RVR also has a robust USTA league program providing players both competitive and social singles and doubles play.
The RVRMA does sell a limited number of tennis memberships to tennis players who are not residents of RVR.
Tennis Director, Cristina Sirianni may be reached at 970-963-6300 ext. 108 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q. Will my home improvement project require HOA approval?
A: If you have a home improvement project in mind please go to our Home Improvements page to learn what kinds of projects need HOA approval, and how you can most easily obtain that approval. Contact Jessica Hennessy at email@example.com with any questions.