Jim and Jeanette DeRose purchased Riverside Inn in Cold Spring in May of 2003. The DeRose family has a long history in the hospitality industry having owned and operated vacation rentals in Minnesota including Riverside Resort and Serenity Shores. They also offer a premier oceanfront paradise retreat and family vacation destination rental – Riverside Aloha – on the Garden Island of Kauai, Hawaii.
Jim and Jeanette made numerous improvements and had many expansion projects during their years in business together. On November 1, 2012, angels very peacefully escorted Jeanette into heaven. Jeanette was an incredible, God-fearing woman who impacted countless lives throughout her life. After much planning and prayer, Jim decided to carry through the hotel expansion project they had begun together. This expansion includes a spacious Conference and Event Center as well as eight new themed guest rooms.
In November of 2016, Jim married, Ann Mayers DeRose, and with her help began re-decorating Riverside Inn and re-doing all of the themed rooms. It is quite a task and will take some time. At this writing four rooms have been even more uniquely themed and re-decorated for your pleasure. Ann and Jim are often to be found at the hotel welcoming their many quests and insuring the best quality guest experience in Central Minnesota!
When visiting Central Minnesota you’ll enjoy staying at Riverside Inn, a welcome escape where you can relax and unwind, letting the fresh, pine-scented air clear your mind. A premier all-season hotel near the Sauk River, Riverside Inn is designed with the intimacy and warmth of a cozy inn, with 30 uniquely themed guest rooms and suites. We invite you to step out of the hustle and bustle of life into a relaxed state of mind and a peaceful night’s rest!
Uniquely connected to Riverside Inn, via the Sauk River waterway, is our sister resort – Riverside Resort in Richmond, a haven that captures the spirit of an up-north retreat with magnificent craftsmanship and views. Located on Cedar Island Lake, Riverside Resort features a variety of deluxe housekeeping cottage rentals plus two year ’round vacation home rentals, and offers an abundance of activities as varied as people’s interests. In other words, no one there says, “There’s nothing to do!”
Sun-dappled lakefront and an amazing meandering river system, not to mention all the Riverside Resort amenities, offers a wealth of year ’round activities – perfect for a vacation with your family, friends, or large group. The DeRose’s, with their rich hospitality history as one of the oldest family-owned, family-oriented vacation resorts in the state of Minnesota, respectfully follows in the footsteps of those who came before to carry on the natural splendor and to simply provide the best that Minnesota has to offer!