Select Registry (, a diverse collection of independent, boutique properties located throughout the U.S., is pleased to welcome the River Spring Lodge in Darien Center, NY as its newest member. The luxury, chef-driven inn is ideal for executive retreats and romantic getaways and is a perfect weekend getaway from Buffalo, Rochester NY and Southern Ontario, Canada.

“We are delighted to welcome the River Spring Lodge and its owners, Carolyn and David Hamer, to Select Registry,” said Select Registry CEO Mark Jaronski. “The property offers guests a really luxurious, relaxing getaway on 20 serene acres near Niagara Falls, Letchworth State Park, and many other popular outdoor attractions.”

Membership in Select Registry will provide The River Spring Lodge the opportunity to reach a broader audience and partners it with other properties offering similar luxury amenities and services in a unique setting.

The Hamers purchased the lodge in 2015. It was built in 2010 as a vegan health spa and closed in 2012.  After purchasing, Carolyn and David took a year to completely refurbish the property. River Spring opened as a full-service country inn in August 2016.  The Hamers bring to the lodge more than 15 years of experience catering to guests from around the world at distinctive lodges and seasonal resorts.  Chef David attended the prestigious Culinary Institute of America.  He serves guests beautifully prepared new American cuisine. Carolyn oversees the hospitality team onsite.  The lodge boasts seven luxuriously appointed guest rooms with resort mattresses, down duvets, leather furniture, smart TVs, and an alcove or balcony overlooking the twenty tranquil acres. Each attached bath has a heated floor, double vessel sinks, spa shower and soaking tub.

Guests are treated to a complimentary three-course breakfast featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients. Guests and locals can indulge in Chef David’s four-course, prix-fixe dinners of refined American cuisine.  The Lodge offers wine, craft beer, and top shelf spirits. The dining room is open nightly. Reservations are required.

Another highlight at the Lodge is The Chef’s Table, which is available for groups of eight or more. This round table seats up to 18 people face to face for dining and board room style business meetings. In addition to the nightly four-course dining option, customized multi-course dinners with wine pairings are available at The Chef’s Table. Private firework displays over the trout pond can be arranged year-round.

Ideally suited for executive retreats and corporate events, the lodge offers several meeting options including theater-style meeting space.  Many wineries are located within an hour of the lodge as are a growing number of craft breweries. Pheasant hunts, hot air balloon rides, and guided Niagara Fall’s and wine trail tours are offered. Special “Stay, wine and dine” romance packages are always available.  The River Spring Lodge also has a private catch and release trout pond for guests to fly fish. Hiking trails are being built on the property’s twenty acres. Nearby state parks offer exceptional hiking, biking, and running trails.

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About Select Registry

For nearly 50 years, Select Registry has set the standard for excellence in personal hospitality at privately owned inns and bed and breakfasts. Today, our upscale properties also include manors, mansions, lodges, luxury cabins and boutique hotels. They’re located everywhere from back country roads to big city neighborhoods, along coastlines and in heartlands; across the United States, in Canada and Europe. Learn more at, @selectregistry.

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