A visit from Riverside Rabbit, the resort's loveable life-size resort mascot, is a vacation highlight for kids of all ages! Each week Riverside Rabbit hands out special prizes for coloring contest winners and bunny-hops with resort children. These lucky children also receive mail from Riverside Rabbit at Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter, and for their birthdays!
The Tale of Riverside Rabbit
Once upon a time, in a land known to many as a "vacationer's paradise", a large rabbit was seen wandering in the woods of Central Minnesota. The DeRose family lived in the big white house near these woods. Year after year, vacationers who traveled to this ideal Minnesota vacation area knew they could count on the DeRose's at 'Riverside Resort' to provide fun vacation memories for the entire family.
As is the custom at 'Riverside Resort', the DeRose's welcomed this large rabbit to their resort home. They motioned for him to come up out of the woods and presented him with a bunch of carrots. An instant friendship was made…Jim, Jeanette, Jennifer, Jessica, and Joseph DeRose felt as though this special guest had been a friend of theirs for years.
When asked who he was, this large rabbit replied that his name was Riverside Rabbit! He explained that he had traveled to vacation areas in many parts of the world, as he was searching for the special vacation place which he had been named after. You see, it seems that many years ago his parents had vacationed at a resort where the people were friendly, fishing was great, and nothing but fun vacation memories filled their scrapbooks and photo albums. Riverside Rabbit said that this special vacation place was known as 'Riverside Resort' and he asked if his new friends knew how he could get there!
Well, imagine his surprise when the DeRose's enthusiastically told Riverside Rabbit that he was at 'Riverside Resort'! Everyone was so excited! To everyone's delight, the DeRose's adopted Riverside Rabbit…and in 1992 he made the woods of 'Riverside Resort' his permanent home.
Riverside Rabbit makes friends instantly with the guests at 'Riverside Resort', where he loves to share hugs and cookies with "kids of all ages". When Riverside Rabbit is not giving resort children their special coloring contest prizes, passing out cookies, or visiting with resort guests at the beach or playground, he may be seen in the woods of 'Riverside Resort'...a vacation home where he, like all of Riverside's "extended family", create lasting vacation memories and live happily ever after!