The indigenous peoples of this valley consisted of many different clans and languages grouped together under the name “Pomo” by Anthropologists. They tended oaks, salmon and were skillful basket weavers for thousands of years. They were removed from these lands and most descendants now live north of Ukiah. We honor their legacy on this land and share this story as a way of being with the truth of our own relationship here.
The land has since been stewarded by 3 primary groups since then, and has always been open to guests. Ray’s Resort operated for 100 years. The Evans family developed it into a retreat center called Wellspring and then River’s Bend. The current steward, Laurie Adams, is dedicated to sustaining River’s Bend as a sanctuary that nourishes the “roots of the movement” for Regenerative, Just culture.