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October 30, 2018 - 5:22pm
posted by Genesee Chamber... in River Spring Lodge, Darien, tourism, news, business.

Imagine the perfect weekend getaway. It’s comfortable, secluded, and your every need is anticipated and cared for. Most importantly, it’s easy to get to. In fact, it may even be in your backyard. Welcome to River Spring Lodge, located at 1961A Church Road in Darien Center.

About the Lodge & the Hamers

An executive retreat and country inn, River Spring Lodge is known for providing a high-end, luxury experience to its guests. Opened in 2016, the Lodge is owned by locals Dave and Carolyn Hamer. After working in hospitality around the world for 15 years, the Hamers returned to Western New York to bring their passion for good food and great lodging to this area.

Seven modern and comfortable rooms, a fully equipped conference room, and large dining room make up this beautiful country estate.  

Deeply influenced by French cuisine as a student at the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Dave is world-renowned and has cooked for an impressive list of A-listers and celebrities. Carolyn complements the team with touches that make the River Spring Lodge experience unique – greeting each guest with a warm welcome as they arrive and sending them off with her favorite treat, a chocolate chunk cookie, when they depart.

A Romantic Escape

Surrounded by the colors of autumn, the deep chill of winter snow, or the sights and sounds of spring – River Spring Lodge is a romantic escape year-round. Named as one of the "top 10 most romantic inns in the country" by iLoveInns.com, they offer a couple's escape that’s sure to keep the fires burning or reignite the spark. Relax, refresh and enjoy each other’s company while your every need is tended to. The package includes a four-course dinner, three-course breakfast, and a room of unrivaled luxury. 

Meals are crafted by Chef Dave himself, and meant to be savored -- never rushed. When you dine at the lodge, the table is yours for the evening. Decide to retire, and you’ll find goose down duvets, European shower rooms, heated floors for the colder months, and woodland or pond-side views from your private balcony or alcove. Wi-Fi and boosted cell phone coverage allow you to stay connected with the outside world, but why would you want to?

A Sportman’s Paradise

Romance isn’t the only package River Spring Lodge specializes in. The Sportsman Suite is a completely private space for hunters and fisherman, offering an exclusive steelhead fishing trip, as well as whitetail, turkey and pheasant hunts. Boasting four bedrooms and two full bathrooms along with a gun safe, poker table and darts, it’s truly a man’s world wrapped in a wilderness retreat. And man’s best friend is welcome to join the fun, as hunting dogs are allowed in the suite. All-inclusive packages are available in the warmer months.

Drop By & Dine In

If an incredible food experience is simply what you seek, you don’t have to stay the night to get it. The dining room serves four-course dinners from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday to lodge guests and local diners alike. While it’s open for reservations, we recommend you make one early. Dave and Carolyn take comfort seriously, so your table is yours for the evening, or however long you wish.

Once you’re booked for the evening, start perusing the menu. Guests are requested to pre-order their meal 24 hours in advance – all part of the personalized experience – on a menu that changes regularly. Local produce is used in season, keeping fresh foods and first quality always top-of-mind.

Large groups (8-18) can make reservations for the Chef’s Table, located in an adjacent room for a completely immersive dining experience – or sometimes even in the kitchen itself.

Whether you’re looking for your next hunting adventure, board retreat, romantic getaway, or just a weekend away from it all, River Spring Lodge is the ultimate in luxury and comfort. Stop by, and let Dave and Carolyn welcome you to an experience you won’t soon forget.

For more information visit www.visitgeneseeny.com.

September 8, 2016 - 3:00pm

As the summer heat begins to fade, Western New York welcomes the comfortable temperatures of Autumn and the breathtaking beauty of Fall foliage. Sugar maple trees in flaming red are contrasted with a symphony of yellow, gold, evergreen and purple. The Grand Canyon of the East at Letchworth State Park is surrounded by a forest full of striking Fall colors as people come from all over the world to explore this natural wonder arrayed in Autumn splendor.

In October the Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show draws its largest crowds. As travelers enjoy the scenic beauty, new vintages of wine can be sampled on the Lake Erie and Niagara wine trails of New York. Even the majestic Niagara is more stunning with the backdrop of trees in all their Fall colors. In the Village of Wyoming the end of summer is celebrated with the AppleUmpkin Fall Arts Festival.

This year Carolyn and I will be welcoming guests to Western New York’s premier boutique hotel and dining destination -- River Spring Lodge. Our country estate is surrounded by 100 acres of woods and the Fall foliage on site is breathtaking. Enjoy the view from your balcony, sitting by the shore of the trout pond or at a table on our patio as you sip a glass of wine. After a day of sightseeing, enjoy a country gourmet dinner in our Bistro Tuesday through Saturday, or experience a truly exceptional five-course fine-dining experience, with or without wine pairings, each Friday and Saturday at The Chef’s Table.

To celebrate our recent opening, from Sept. 1st to Oct. 30th we are offering all of our rooms for a two-night stay for the incredible low price of $150 per night. This price is for any room even our king suites on any available nights including Friday and Saturday. Act quickly for the best room selection for your Autumn couple’s getaway. Book Online with promo code: AUTUMN FOLIAGE or call us at 585.708.4212 for this special rate.

August 10, 2016 - 3:00pm

You are invited to attend the grand opening & ribbon cutting ceremony at River Spring Lodge on Friday, Aug. 12, at 5:30 p.m. followed by a grand opening reception and tours lasting until 9 p.m.

The Genesee and Wyoming Chambers of Commerce will celebrate with the new owners Chef Dave and Carolyn Hamer, invited guests, elected officials, and friends. The grand opening celebrations will continue on Saturday, Aug. 13th, from 6 to 9 p.m. with a complementary reception and tours of the boutique hotel and dining destination.

The full-service hotel and corporate retreat is nestled on 20 tranquil acres, provides luxurious guest rooms that include a three-course breakfast. The inn offers seven beautifully appointed guest rooms that are smart, modern, comfortable and luxurious. The inn also hosts dining options at both The Bistro at River Spring Lodge and the Chef’s Table.

Guests attending the Grand Opening receptions will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win complementary dinners for two at The Bistro at River Spring Lodge or a five-course dinner for two at the Chef’s Table. Take advantage of deep discounts and reserve rooms at exceptionally low rates for a future stay. Each evening a 15-percent discount will be given to the first two groups to reserve the entire lodge for a private event!
The public and media are encouraged to attend.

  • Who: River Spring Lodge
  • What: Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting and Reception
  • When: Friday, Aug. 12 -- Ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m.
  • Open House from 6 to 9 p.m. & Saturday Aug. 13 • 6 – 9 p.m.
  • Where: River Spring Lodge, 1961 A Church Road, Darien Center, NY 14040

Business Contact: Dave Hamer (585) 708-4212. For more information visit: www.riverspringlodge.com

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