Dave Maxwell Eagle Valley Resort has installed six new slot machines in the bar area.  Also, four new cabins were opened this summer. The casino, lounge area, is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Dave Maxwell
Eagle Valley Resort has installed six new slot machines in the bar area. Also, four new cabins were opened this summer. The casino, lounge area, is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Eagle Valley Resort is making some improvements.

This includes new slot machines. Six of them have been installed in the bar area. The establishment is adding new bar stools and is painting up the outside buildings at the resort as well as adding four new cabins “It will change the whole atmosphere in the bar with newer, fresher, brighter colors,” Owner John Crosthwait said of the changes. He talked about the significant investment to purchase and install the machines. “There are very few of these new machines even out in Vegas yet,” he said.

The changes are part of what Crosthwait said is “our constant striving to improve Eagle Valley. The machines are paying back to the customers very well, which is something I wanted,” he added. “The eight cabins all have a full kitchenette, some with King beds, some with doubles or bunk beds.”

The owner is happy with the response customers have given in the past month since unveiling the machines. “There is probably a 90 percent payback to the customer which is very high, and in some cases higher than that,” he said.

The summer season for the resort was very good, Crosthwait said. “We have a lot of tourists because we do a lot of mailings, and resident Ron Hubble is a promoter for us. He goes to special events in Las Vegas and passes out brochures about the resort. He goes to home shows, outdoor shows, anything where the tourists would want to go someplace else.”

When tourists do come, Crosthwait said they express, “They are very happy with the organization and the staff we have working here.”

Eagle Valley Resort is three miles from Spring Valley Reservoir and State Park, a popular fishing spot.

The casino and lounge area at the resort is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. But Eagle Valley is also a community with around 25 permanent residents.

This Saturday is the annual Cancer Walk fundraiser at the Resort, to the state park and back. It begins at 8 a.m.