The Ride Inn, the new hotel on the site of the old Vernonia Inn, is scheduled to open this spring.
“We are shooting for sometime in April but we’ll be open by May 1 for sure,” said property owner Jerry Cordell in a recent interview. Cordell said he and his partners have been working through the winter at their own pace, renovating and cleaning up the property to get it ready for guests.
“When it’s ready we’ll open it,” said Cordell. “We’re getting close now.”
Cordell says he has already taken reservations for several upcoming wedding parties.
The building which formerly housed the Vernonia Inn is being renovated.
New owner Jerry Cordell, along with his business associates, brothers Elmer and Santos Rivas, have already begun work on the fifteen room lodge they have renamed Ride Inn. Cordell says plans call for a complete rehabilitation to the building with a grand opening tentatively scheduled for October 1, 2014.
Cordell and his partners had previously purchased the old Masonic Lodge and are currently renovating it. That building will most likely be a six room up-scale bed and breakfast.
“I’m very excited about Vernonia,” said Cordell during a recent tour of both properties. “I think there are huge possibilities here.”
Cordell says the name ‘Ride Inn” was specifically selected to help tap into the potential customer base of bicycle, motorcycle and other tourists who visit or pass through Vernonia. Read More