New Waterfront, Boutique RV Resort Opens in Pend Oreille County 

Cover photo courtesy of Jake Abbott

A new generation of outdoor adventure and nature lovers expect more from an RV resort or glamping experience. The owners of northeast Washington’s Ruby Creek Resort, Jake and Cody Abbott, have met that demand with vision that’s made their boutique, waterfront resort on the Pend Oreille River and Ruby Creek in Pend Oreille County an immediate success with over fifty 5-star reviews after last season’s first year of operation. 

The Abbotts purchased the property, formerly a B&B, that is surrounded by public lands about 20 miles north of Cusick in 2022. “We wanted to share this unique property that’s on the river and right across the highway from thousands of acres of the Colville National Forest with the rest of the word,” explains Jake, adding that there are endless opportunities to hike, mountain bike, or explore fire lookouts and scenic back roads including the International Selkirk Loop, all just a short drive away. “And then you get to come back to the resort and jump in the river and swim or go paddling, fishing, or boating,” he says.  

Courtesy Jake Abbott

The resort’s amenities include 1,000 feet of river and creek waterfront; a 250-foot private beach with a new dock for boating and swimming; waterfront RV sites, including five with full hook ups and a couple with electricity and water; plus two fully-furnished bunkhouses with bathrooms and wireless Internet that each sleep six. When renting one or both bunkhouses, they come with private access to a downstairs mess hall featuring a full kitchen with a dining area for 12 people plus a tv and games.  

Adding to Ruby Creek Resort’s natural beauty, quiet and uncrowded setting, and amenities, the Abbotts have curated a modern camping experience with everything from yard games, disc golf, and kayaks to a communal fire pit for guests to congregate. Participate in resort-hosted events, including outdoor movie nights, live music (July 20 with Wiebe Jammin’), and an outdoor painting night with a local artist (June 13).  

The resort’s owners have a passion for making connections. “Our mission when we opened up was to connect people with all of the outdoor opportunities around us and with each other,” explains Jake. “We support many of the local events and giving back to the local communities is a big part of our business plan.” 

Ruby Creek Resort is pet friendly, has pre-reservable dock mooring space for most sizes of boats (accessed from a launch three miles away), boat trailer and vehicle parking on site, and is available as a special event space. More info at or follow the resort’s social pages for event updates. Call 509-957-3331 or e-mail to make a reservation.  

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