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Thanks to all the folks who
have visited us previously!!
Here are some neat comments that have been passed on
to us by our clients:
make it a point to 'tube with JRR at least once each summer -- more
times if at all possible. I first 'tubed & camped at JRR about six
years ago with a friend who was already familiar w/ your setup. Now
I've brought several more friends, who always tell me they'll definately
be back again as well. Your setup is so relaxing. I just pack a cooler,
my suit & swim shoes & leave the rest to you. No juggling cars,
coordinating dropoff & pickup, patching & lugging tubes, blah,
blah, blah. You guys do the driving & the work & we reap the
sun & fun. Thanks for many great river memories!!
just wanted to take a moment and THANK YOU for such a great time we
had up there last weekend. I'm getting many calls and emails saying
how much fun everybody had, and wanting to know when the next trip is!!
The picture on the website is fantastic and I thank you for that as
well. Please pass on to your staff that they were the nicest and most
accomodating folks! Again, thanks and we'll more than likely see you
Our group came up for the Memorial Day w/e. We've always tubed before with groups anywhere from 16 to 30, but we couldn't tube because of the H20 levels being so high. It was our first time rafting. What a blast!!! We had perfect weather too on Saturday. We'd have come back on Sunday to do it again, but the weather stunk. We'll be back again to the Mountain House for a couple more trips this summer and you're certainly on the list. Thanks for the hospitality!!!! Paige Young - Virginia Beach
Thanks again for the photo and for just a fabulous time on the river. You run a top notch operation there. We all feel so comfortable with you and your staff. A great day and a great time. Thanks so much. Your "river therapy" was good for all of us! Louise Edsall, Science teacher, Linton Hall School
Just wanted to thank you once again for a truly memorable weekend. EVERYONE had a great time and we all want to come back again next year. Your campsites were beautiful, your equipment in great shape and your entire staff extremely friendly and helpful. We will be back. CDR Jeffrey Hoel BSA Troop 944 Quantico, Virginia
Jeff & Christie: thanks for a wonderful day today. As usual, I really enjoyed myself. I have come to be really proud to bring groups to Scottsville to experience the beauty of the James through James River Runners. You and your staff always handle everything so professionally and personally. You make me feel very welcome and you cater to us as if we are family. The group that I brought to you today had such a great time and were very complimentary of the idea and the hospitality. It makes me feel good to represent you to my friends, peers, and co-workers when you always come through. It was great seeing you again and I look forward to another trip before the summer is out. I'll be wearing my James River Runners shirt with pride, being a walking billboard in the Richmond area for the best team on the river - James River Runners! Paul Mauger Richmond, Virginia
Tom McGraw, Charlottesville: Please keep up the great work! It's always a pleasure to know that your entire outfit, equipment, facilities, and especially the people that work for JRR will consistantly deliver the highest quality trip on the James. You've gone well beyond the limits of great service.....you create life-long memories!! Now....if you could just figure out a way to control the weather!
Robert Van Winkle, Chief Meteorologist, WVIR TV (Charlottesville): Dear Jeff, Thanks to you, Christie, and all your crew, WVIR-TV had one of the best company parties in a long time! I'm still getting comments from people on how much fun they had. I really appreciate the extra work you did for us to make us feel welcome and if I have anything to do with it......we will be back next summer! The picture on the Internet was very cool and everybody loved seeing it. Keep up the good work and please pass along my thanks to your staff for making it a great tubing trip.
Tim Mizell (Cheasapeake): WOW!!! Once again James River Runner provided a great day for us.The day could not have been much better than it was. The water was great,nice and clear.The weather was great as well. I am from Chesapeake,Va. A group of us from Deep Creek United Methodist Church have been coming for the past 6 years. Out of those 6 years 5 of them have been outstanding while the other had bad storms in the area and there was no trip due to lightning. I highly recommend the tubing trip at James River Runners. Thanks!
family spent last weekend on the James through your outfitter co. It
was fabulous! the equipment and staff were all we hoped for. I thank
you for a trip i will never forget. Also one i will take again soon!
Jim Clibbens and John Thornley : Website is very informative especially the river conditions section. John Thornley and I did the overnight trip on Sept 9th and 10th and despite some tough fishing conditions we had a great time. We were really impressed with your facilities at Hatton Ferry. Your campground is in a great location. Thanks for doing such a good job for us and we will be back just as soon as possible. Keep up the good work.
Don Smith (Virginia Beach): Want to let you know we came up this past weekend with pack 996 from Virginia beach. My son and I had a great time; while fishing we caught over 50 fish on our trip. The biggest was my son's 17 1/2 inch small mouth and he also caught a couple of 14 inchers. He can not wait to come back and do it again. Your staff was great- very friendly and informative, keep up the good work. Hope to see ya soon. Thanks
John Humphrey writes: I was one of the adult leaders with Troop 673 this past weekend and this was our second time using JRR. It sure was nice to deal with a well run outfit. The whole weekend went smooth from the safety briefing Sat. morning and drop off at the start point to checking out Sunday afternoon. A great time was had by all - thanks again. Website is very well done and lots of useful info.
Doris Brown Coordinator of Nonacademic Programs; Fishburne Military School: Jeff, Thank you so very much for the beautiful, safe day yesterday. I truly appreciate your help, advice, and patience during the organization of the tubing outing for the Fishburne Military School Corps of Cadets. We had 139 Cadets float down the river. Your knowledge and professional manner inspired confidence and trust. Cadets as well as staff had a great day! Thank you. Warmest regards, P.S. We're ready to go again!
Gene Morgan (Richmond) from BSA Troop 829: Could not ask for a better outfitter. Our Boy Scout Troop has had its annual father/mother/son outing in June each year. In the words of our scouts, "this is a way cool outing". Jeff and company do a superb job. See you on the 19th of June!
Robert Wallis (BSA Troop 28 from Poquoson, Va.): The service our Boy Scout troop received was outstanding! The boys and adults had a great time.
Terry Goins (Midlothian): Thanks again for another great day. Our group of 37 tubers commented several times about the professionalism of your personnel and the great condition of your property.
Carol Butalewicz (Mechanicsville): I have been coming to JRR for 10 years now and we have always had a great time. Thanks for everything. We will definitely be back next year and hopefully again this year! Thanks for putting our picture on the Internet, its great.
Scott Diggs writes: Jeff, I just wanted to thank you for another great trip. This had to be one of the best trips I have had, great fishing, fine camp site and outstanding service... as usual. My only 2 complaints are that my arm is sore from casting and fighting the fish and that they hit so hard, so often that my lure got beat up. It was a blast. The Sunday morning blitz was unbelievable. I have never seen so many fish hitting so aggressively. I know you can't do anything about the weather and fishing conditions but you definitely go above and beyond as a normal business man. I also know that you treat everybody well, but you have always made me feel like you treat me a little special.
Louise Edsall from Linton Hall School: I am a member of Linton Hall Schools group and wanted to thank you for a great day -despite the weather. I know a lot of memories were made today. Thanks for such a professionally run service. Our briefing was excellent and informative. We all arrived home safely and look forward to a return trip...this summer in the sun! I will share your web address with my family and friends. Thanks again. This is a great website and thanks for putting our picture on.
Jeff: Thanks for the fine service, great briefing and high level of professionalism. Even though the weather and river levels were less than optimal, all six of us had an excellent time and look forward to doing it again in the future. We were all impressed with your operation and perhaps even a bit envious. Thanks again. Mark Haynes
Kim Fleck (Newport News): This is the best thing since sliced bread! I used to call on a regular basis for river conditions before a planned fishing trip (long distance and before closing time)now all I have to do is go up on the net! Also I can get an average during the week to see if the river is rising or falling. As far as your business I have always been treated great! We usually do your two day trip always plenty of good fishing. You also provide the local weather forecast along with the river condition forecast. I tell you who could ask for more? Keep up the good work and we'll see you this summer. Thanks fellas!
Walter Felton (Williamsburg): Jeff and Christy: You have been wonderful outfitters and environmental stewards who have made enjoyment of our wonderful natural resources affordable and memorable for me, my family and friends for far longer than I would like to admit. Hope to see you again this year. The website has kept me wishing I were there even when I couldn't. Hope to see you this year.
Pete Taylor (Charlottesville): I like the site and find it to be very complete and comprehensive particularly the current conditions. I like using the shuttle service and enjoy the tubing trips with ACAC and other groups. I have never done an overnite trip on the James and would like to try that this year. Thanks for all the fun over the years.
Joe Goodman (Chesapeake): I had a great time, I visited your outfit twice last year and I am looking forward to coming this year.
Larry Strickland (Woodbridge): Wonderful website, full of very useful information. We have a very informal group that likes to get together every three to four months to take a canoe trip down a different body of water in Virginia. Your outfitting service will be our third trip and we look forward to the James River experience.
Stillman (US Navy RET - Virginia Beach): On Labor Day, we had a marvelous
time at your facility, I might add that your web page is OUTSTANDING....After
a 3 1/2 hour road trip we definitely were not disappointed. Everyone
is still talking about the tranquil tube ride down the James. Will certainly
tout and recommend this adventure to all we meet.
Kranenburg had a tremendous day fishing on Friday, May 20. His comments
say it all: "Jeff, my buddy Bruce Doolittle and I have taken four
(4) canoe trips this year with your outfit. We fished the nine mile
stretch for smallies and made every effort to fish hard and not overlook
any potential honey holes. The information you and Mark provided us
was right on the money! Aside from some very windy days at first, our
trips have been very successful. On each trip we caught quality smallies
with this last trip being our most successful yet. I caught one just
over 20 inches that weighed 3.7 pounds and a second rod bender that
was 24 inches weighing in at 4.9 pounds! Since it is post spawn I know
the weights are down. It is a thrill to land such a nice fish, photograph
it and RELEASE IT! Maybe somebody else will be able to experience the
same thrill I did. The season is young and I will be back along with
my partner Bruce -- again and again and again! We couldn't be more
pleased. We will send some pictures as soon as they get developed."
Kevin J. Kranenburg (Gunz)
We went inner-tubing with you twice last summer and had a total blast! We are looking forward to visiting with you again this summer. You have a truly great operation going on there. Everyone is so kind and friendly. See you this summer! Vance and Susan Skidmore
One of the best web sites I've seen! Thoroughly informative with need to know information. GREAT!! Very helpful!! Congratulations and thanks!!! Will definitely use you in the future. Sam Martin, Springfield, Va.
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