Great Vibes & Good News: Our Week-in-Review

The River Dunes family have been spotted across the community exercising, enjoying fresh air, and safe socialization. Yawl’s Cafe, in collaboration with the Harbor Club, have been serving the community with smiles on their faces. 

Stay apart and keep it together! Enjoy your time outdoors and remember to maintain a courteous 6′ from your neighbors and staff members.

River Dunes continues to operate on a modified schedule, providing core operations during the stay at home order. Key team members are onsite to handle member requests, oversee the marina operations, facilities maintenance and provide food service at Yawl’s Cafe and club night take out.  The communications and events team is working remotely, preparing for a fun summer season.

Current Operation Status:

Yawl’s Café – (252) 249-2203 – Continues to offer Curb-Side Service. All orders must be made over the phone or at the front door of Yawl’s. For those orders taken at the front door, a menu will be provided and the order with payment will be taken outside.

Only our food service providers will be allowed inside.

All food pickups will continue to be delivered at the side door. Marina Transient Orders will be taken over the phone and delivered to the Marina Transient Area.

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Marina Operations: (252) 249-4908 Regular hours will be maintained to insure proper oversight. Fuel service remains open. Transient boaters will be docked on the T-Dock and the laundry and shower facility. Two night maximum stay, weather permitting. The Harbor Club Facility is closed to Members and the Public.

Fitness Center, Spa, Pool & Pool Deck: Closed by Statewide Order. For outdoor fitness, remember to practice social distancing for the safety of yourself and your neighbors.

Grace Harbor Provision Co: Our retail operation is closed at this time. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reception, Sales & Accommodations: (252) 249-0253 The Reservations and Reception Team is working remotely. Please call and we’ll be happy to help you book future accommodations, plan a virtual or in-person tour of our new construction, or to inquire about wedddings and private functions. We’re all ready to help.

Billing & Administration: (252) 249-1439 The Billing Office is closed to Members and Visitors, but continues to operate 9-5, M-F. Please call if you need to drop off or pick up invoices.

𝙉𝙚𝙬 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣

The Landings on Boathouse Row feature water views, double porches and charming coastal architecture.
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#RDhomes | #OurTownPlans

𝘽𝙞𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙊𝙪𝙩𝙨𝙞𝙙𝙚

The residents at River Dunes are taking advantage of the sunny weather for some time outdoors!

𝙊𝙪𝙩𝙙𝙤𝙤𝙧 𝙋𝙞𝙡𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙨

A little exercise & sunshine at the amphitheater is good for the soul🧘‍♀️

#RiverDunes | #SunshineVibes. 😊⁠

Photo from Instagram @RiverDunesNC

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One of our favorite places to fish, have a special event, or to get away on a canoe. 😊⁠ Photo from Instagram @RiverDunesNC

Ornament Painting with Modern South’s Cory Mcbee

December 14, 2019

Join River Dunes for a fun afternoon creating your own abstract holiday ornaments!

This class is perfect for anyone who is looking for a truly unique and special holiday gift for yourself or someone you love. Create unique memories as well as learn how to create unique, one of a kind works of art for the holiday season.

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019

Location: Lake House

Time: 10-12am

Cost: Member – $30, Non-member – $60

Upcoming Movies at River Dunes

Members & Traveling Guests, we welcome everyone to join us for upcoming Movie Showings at River Dunes this Year! View a list of upcoming flicks below and mark your calendar for your favorites!

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Power’s On!


Dear {!Contact.FirstName},

We’ve got power, internet and phones! 

Sunday: 

  • 12-3: Pool Cabana Bar will be grilling lunch for Members. The pool deck and cabanas are open.  (Members & Their Guests)
  • 12-5: Cabana Bar will be open, serving drinks and frozen drinks! (Members & Their Guests)
  • Pool: The pool and hot tubs require a certain period of filtration, testing, and treatment to reach equilibrium before they can reopen after a power loss. We anticipate that being sometime tomorrow, but it, of course, depends on reaching optimal water test levels. (Members & Their Guests)
  • Marina will be operating on regular schedule. Phones are still very busy and we appreciate your patience. You can also email marina@riverdunes.com. 
  • Marina Wifi: Onspot Wifi is back up and operational. If you experience difficulty connecting, the marina office has Connection Cards to help you get back online. 
  • Tennis Courts: The courts will remain closed until the Courts Closed signs come down. Facilities Crew will be putting the nets and windscreens back out quickly! (Members & Their Guests)

Monday: 

  • Yawl’s will reopen, serving a limited menu for the day. Regular operating hours and menu will resume on Thursday.
  • The Lodging, Real Estate and Business Offices will reopen with regular hours. 
  • The Harbor Club and Dining Room will resume normal operating hours, including Tuesday and Wednesday Dinner service.  (Members & Their Guests)

The homes, boats and docks performed well during the storm. You do not need to call for an update on your boat. The staff onsite has printed call sheets and will reach out to you if they have any concerns. 

You can view photos taken during and after Dorian on our Instagram and Facebook page

A Big Thanks to the Hardworking Team Members and an Outstanding Marina Crew that made this Good News Possible! Kudos to our Marina and Community Members who were out for cleanup, volunteering with fire and rescue and helping out their neighbors, all with no power!

All the Best,
The River Dunes Crew

Post-Dorian Update

The River Dunes Crew is thankful to share good news from Grace Harbor. The docks and marina basin performed as designed. Neighbors are reporting minimal damage to landscaping but homes and structures look fine.

The Marina Manager has walked and reopened the docks, with no damage to report. We didn’t have water in the Village, Club or homes. The marina performed as it was designed. Cleanup is already underway. 

Photos from Today, Friday, Sept 6th, after Dorian passed.

River Dunes does not yet have power, but it’s on in Bayboro, ten minutes up the road. Utility crews have been hard at work getting everything running.  The Club, Yawl’s Cafe, Fuel Dock and Club Amenities are prepared to reopen when power is restored.

This storm’s track and speed largely spared the surrounding area from the effects seen during Florence. Roads are open and clear; the sun is shining; and the surrounding area is in much better shape overall.  We hope that the news is good for you and your families, wherever they may be.  

Our thoughts are with our friends, colleagues and all those affected along the East Coast and Bahamas.

Hurricane Hours

With Hurricane Dorian on the way up the East Coast, River Dunes will be operating on a storm schedule until further notice. We are under a Hurricane Watch at this time.

The Club: 

The Harbor Club Dining Room will be open tonight for Dinner for Members & their guests!

The Harbor Club dining room will be closing after Wednesday Dinner Service and will remain closed on Thursday.

Club Dining and Yawl’s Cafe will reopen when conditions permit. 

Marina: 

The marina docks are closing tomorrow at 1p. 

The Burgee will be lowered to indicate that NO OWNERS, MEMBERS, or TRANSIENT GUESTS are to be on the dock unless accompanied by a Marina Staff Member. After the docks are walked and cleared, the Burgee on the main flag pole will be raised to indicate that docks are reopened for members and occupants only. 

Marina staff will be here through Thursday at noon. 

The Harbor Manager will be staying onsite to monitor the docks throughout the storm. 

All other operations, with the exception of the Marina, will close today after completing storm preparations. Our staff will be heading home to prepare for the storm, following the guidance of local officials. Please expect delays in non-essential communications over the next several days.

Staff will return when conditions permit to assess the community and facilities before reopening. We will not reopen to the public until utilities are up and roads are passable. Please keep the roads, docks, radios and phone lines clear for emergency personnel and communications.

The Lodging Reservations and Community Information desk will be closing today. Please submit lodging requests online and they will be fulfilled when utilities are restored!

Follow us on Instagram & Facebook for updates during and after the storm!

We appreciate the well wishes from our friends and neighbors and are hoping that Dorian stays in the Atlantic. Our thoughts are with those affected in the Bahamas and our colleagues and friends all along the East Coast this week.