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A whimsical statue of a frog standing on its hind legs in a garden wears swim trunks as it scans the horizon through binoculars

Rio your way

As we say goodbye to 2022, we’re delighted to share some highlights of another busy year at Rio Sierra River Resort. We were so glad to see our international guests beginning to travel here again after Covid kept them away … Read More

Kevin Costner, wearing a coy hat and range jacked sita astride this reddish-brown horse.

Costner rules

I just caught Kevin Costner’s powerful documentary about Yellowstone National Park that’s streaming now. Costner’s TV western hit Yellowstone is surging in ratings and spinoffs. But his doc is no victory lap. It’s more a personal meditation on exploration and … Read More

A young brown, high in a brown and green Sequoia, seems baffled at how to climb back down.

Seeing the bear

I’m a writer, so this latest project of collaborating with my friend Didier Ciambra on the new hotel website has triggered a universe of memories as I toured through 15 years of photos to harvest ones we needed. I keep … Read More