Meet the maker of Riverbend Cellars!

Come join us this Saturday, July 23rd from 630-8pm and meet the winemaker of Riverbend Cellars 

Thomas Meagher will share more in depth how he goes about making these lovely ‪#‎cabernet‬ ‪#‎merlot‬ ‪#‎syrah‬ wines!

Happy 4th of July!

Many thanks to our guests & friends for recommending us to Silas Lyons at the Redding Record Searchlight. You can read his piece here:

Our best wishes to all for a safe & happy 4th of July wknd!

P.S. We are selling propane here at Emerald Forest for those guests who need it. Feel free to ask at the front desk!

Reliability & "Under New Management"!

As children bellying up to the dessert table, our parents used to tell us "Your eyes are bigger than your stomach!" Judging by the excitement / anticipation evident in our last post, the same held true for our hopes of an aggressive purchase timeline. We are finalizing the purchase of Emerald Forest Cabins & RV today, almost two weeks later than we had initially hoped (the bulk of the delay was due to the unreliability inherent in some approval/application processes).

This delay left us time to think about reliability and what it means for us and for you, our guests & friends. Reliability, in both our business and personal lives, is the most beautiful world in the English language. It is the difference between a long-term, valued relationship, and one that is discarded with little to no sense of loss. It is our goal to ensure that you receive a dependable, consistent guest experience in trade for the choice you make to stay with us, and in appreciation of that choice.

Joshua & Latisha have been the textbook definition of reliable for more than two years now, both as hosts and as partners. Beginning today as your new onsite managers and owners, they bring their years of experience in management & customer service to Emerald Forest Cabins & RV.  The excitement we feel about their future, married with this magical site, can best be summed up in the words of Ellis Boyd 'Red' Redding in Shawshank Redemption, "I find I'm so excited that I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it's the excitement only a free man can feel. A free man at a start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope." 

Safe travels, wherever you may be this holiday weekend. We look forward to seeing you soon,


After two years of searching, we've found our new home.

If all goes well day after tomorrow (June 17, 2016) we'll open our doors to our family, friends & future guests. Many thanks to the former owner of this remarkable site, for allowing us to carry on his tradition of stewardship here. To our families, for their support (and patience) throughout this exhausting search, and for carrying us at many points along this journey when we needed it most. To our friends, for their words of encouragement.

And most of all to our guests to come at Emerald Forest Cabins & RV.

Thank you.