LYONS – The Rock n’ River Resort, located at 16858 N. St. Vrain Dr. just west of Lyons, has new owners. Jay and Elaine Hodge recently purchased the resort from Guy Gibson. The Gibsons owned and operated the resort for about 19 years. The Hodges came to Lyons from western Pennsylvania. They lived in Greenville where Jay worked for a while in heavy industry and most recently in human resources.
The Hodges will continue to offer wine tastings at the Ciatano Winery which is still operated by Laurie Skeie-Huessers and is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday. On May 1 the winery will be open seven days a week. The La Bellazza spa will also continue to operate under the management of Temple Hay.
There are seven rooms available to rent at Rock n’ River; three of the rooms have kitchens. Cheese, fruit and crackers along with smoked trout are offered as appetizers during the hours the winery is open. Jay Hodge is working on getting TVs hooked up in the rooms and has purchased a network extender for the lodge to get better cell phone reception and WiFi.
The resort has a full restaurant kitchen available for caterers to use during weddings, parties, graduations, birthday, anniversary, retirement parties and all types of events and private parties that the Hodges hope to promote.
Elaine is still back in Pennsylvania, selling the family house. One of their sons is attending Penn State and will finish up his last two courses to graduate out here in Colorado through a Penn State online program.
Jay said that they moved to Colorado to be near a second son who lives with his wife and daughter in Longmont. Jay also has a sister in Niwot and a sister in Golden. Soon the whole family will be united in Colorado. For information on Rock n River call 303-823-5011.
The Lyons General Store will be moving from its current location at 339B Main St. to the former Experience clothing shop at 429 Main St. The Lyons General Store is owned and operated by Hanno Jensen and his wife Kathy. “We will be moving the store at the end of the month (starting Feb. 28 to March 3) over the weekend,” said Hanno.
The store hours will remain the same, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. “The new store is a little bigger; we will be offering a few more things but we don’t know what yet.” Currently the store sells office supplies and offers UPS, postal and Fed Ex services along with dry cleaning services. For more information, call 303-823-6644.
Tim Combs is moving his antique business, Left Hand Trading Company located at 405 Main St. “Everything has its time,” he said. “Everything has its time.” Combs said that he has not yet decided on a new location and has several ideas in mind. He said he will know more later this month. No closing or moving date has been set.
S2O Reinventing White Water is now located at the former Art Bank at 401 Main St. The company is owned by Scott Shipley, who has four world titles and three Olympic showings. He is considered America’s greatest slalom kayaker. He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. Shipley’s company designs white water parks for outdoor enthusiasts and he has designed some of the most innovative white water parks in the country.Back to Top