River Dunes Cottages Seen on Popular Blog

A very popular blog, House of Turquoise, recently posted a lengthy article and photos of the Guest Cottages and the Idea House at River Dunes, both designed by world-class architects, Historical Concepts of Atlanta, GA.Thanks for the post, and we agree that the Crews’ Cottages are definitely “Southern eye candy”!Call us at 800-975-9565 to reserve a one, two or three bedroom cottage for your own special get-away this spring at River Dunes.

Read the entire blog posting from House of Turquoise.

Sailing Magazine names Top Vacation Destinations for Boaters

River Dunes was selected as one of the top ten destinations worldwide for land-based sailing vacations.

The community was selected because it offers the best of both worlds – “world-class big-water sailing” with phenomenal onshore accommodations in the heart of a village filled with other boaters. Sound like a boater’s paradise to you?

Read the article here. A big thanks to boater-centric Sailing magazine for the recognition. If you haven’t visited River Dunes, this Fall is a great time to find out why Sailing Magazine loves us! (800) 975-9565 for more information or to book your visit.

What to do…

A question we often get asked is “What do you do while you’re staying at River Dunes?” Here are a few photos from recent guests to help you out!

Enjoy dinner and local craft beer at the Club and watch the sunset.
“Best relaxing stay yet and everyone was so down-to-earth and friendly! We’ll be back” – Ryan H.

Bring a friend paddleboarding… Two first-timers take advantage of the morning calm (above). Below, it looks like these two have done this before…

Organize a fishing expedition with family and friends, leaving from the River Dunes dock. Daniel Bettis – Groom, organized this trip for his groomsmen!
A big thanks to Ryan for some great photos. If you’ve got a recent photo from River Dunes, share it on our Facebook wall or email it to Kari for the blog!

Discounted Cottage Rates for ML King Weekend

Have a holiday hang-over?Take a break and spend a relaxing weekend at River Dunes.We’re offering our one bedroom guest cottages at the REDUCED rate of $199 for TWO NIGHTS during long weekend of January 14 – 17.While you’re here, you can dine in the Harbor Club and; if you’re feeling lucky, join us for our Game Night on Saturday, January 15!That night, there will be an informal buffet dinner in front of the fireplace followed by poker, dice games and more.

All you need is a reservation!Call Louise at 800-348-7618 or 252-249-4908.

Announcing Fall Fishing Special!

“One of Coastal North Carolina’s best-kept secrets is the annual run of the monster red drum – some of the largest red drum on the planet.” –George Poveromo, Salt Water Sportsman Magazine

Experience world-class Drum Fishing this fall on the North Carolina Coast. Trophy-sized redfish, from 30-50lbs, gather in the Neuse River and Pamlico Sound from mid-August through early October.River Dunes, in Oriental, NC has a special package for drum season.


George Poveromo’s Trophy Drum Trip

To book your cottage, call Louise at 800-975-9565 or head to the Fall Fishing Special Page for more information. Head to our Cottage Specials and Packages page to see all cottage specials.

Enter the River Dunes Photo Contest!

Enter a photo in the River Dunes Photo Contest! Or, click here and vote for your favorite entries.

The Best Boating Photo Contest begins today!

At River Dunes, we’re gearing up for summer boating season and we want to welcome our friends, followers, and fans to join us!

Submit your favorite boating photo and win a spectacular weekend at River Dunes – First prize is a two-night stay in a 3-bedroom harborside cottage.

We want to see the biggest fish, the best boats, colorful spinnakers, “dock-tail” parties and sun-drenched horizons. Enter or Vote here!

Only 5 More Days to Win!

There are only FIVE days left to sign up for the chance to win a free two night stay in a harborside cottage at River Dunes!Don’t miss the chance to visit NC’s most beautiful marina community and experience all that is offered here.

You can sign up on our website Sign up on River Dunes website or
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River Dunes Sweepstakes Ends on Feb. 15

Register now for a chance to win a FREE weekend get-away at River Dunes!Log onto Facebook, and search for River Dunes, NC.You’ll find the Sweepstakes entry form on the River Dunes, NC page.If you are not a Facebook user, you can sign up on the River Dunes website.You’ll find the links below.Enter today, as the sweepstakes end on February 15th.
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Win a Cottage Weekend Getaway

Sign up to receive our e-newsletter before February 15th, 2010 and have an opportunity to win a memorable weekend at River Dunes -to include a two-night stay in a 3-bedroom harborside cottage. The cottage sleeps six with three comfortable suites, a full gourmet kitchen, and an unparalleled location on Grace Harbor at River Dunes, overlooking the marina and a short walk from all of the resort amenities.

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Winter Romance Package at River Dunes

The Winter Romance Package at River Dunes includes:

    -Two Nights in a harborside guest cottage with outdoor fireplaces
    -Complimentary Wine and Cheese at your cottage when you arrive
    -20% off Dinner for two at the Harbor Club each night
    -A 50-minute Couples Massage overlooking Grace Harbor (Other treatments available.)
    -Complimentary Harbor Club amenities package includes use of fitness center, steam rooms, fireside hot tubs, carts, bikes, canoes, and kayaks.

Packages begin at $199* per person, based on double occupancy.Call 800-975-9565 to make your reservation or for group rates. A great gift idea!Feel free to share this email to friends and family!

Tour the Cottages

*All package rates are per stay and reflect the inclusion stated. Packages are subject to availability. Package is designed for two persons; rate based on double occupancy. Taxes are additional. For your convenience, we request that advanced reservations be made for dinner and activities prior to arrival.

Introducing the Hatteras Cottages

Hatteras Yachts and River Dunes in Oriental, NC have partnered to offer guest boaters and Hatteras owners a unique stopover on the ICW.Outfitted with Hatteras memorabilia, the adjoining one bedroom cottages highlight the best of life on the coast.

The Hatteras Cottages are located on the ICW between Belhaven and Beaufort, NC, near Oriental, NC – about ten miles downriver from the New Bern Hatteras factory.

“River Dunes is a world-class community and Hatteras Yachts is the leading manufacturer of world-class motoryachts and sportfishing vessels. This is the first time Hatteras has associated our name with another company. It makes sense that we should work together to provide a unique boating experience to all who pass through the area.””-Mark Harakal,President of Hatteras Yachts -2007

Take the 2-minute Cottage Tour