Initially conceived as a family vacation house, Dr. Ma. Gloria Alano-Caluya, a former professor of Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU), Batac City and a native of Laoag City, decided to open this resort to the public in 2004.

The 1.6 hectares filled with forested terrain is the perfect backdrop to a nature-enhanced scenic journey of the Laoag Padsan River. The resort features 3 swimming pools, country-style guestrooms, picnic huts, cottages, and a grand conference hall.

Aside from the natural vista of the place and the distinct hospitality of the staff of Rio Grande, another reason guests should visit the resort is its affordability., All the modern facilities are available in all of the hotel's 18 rooms. Each guestroom has non smoking rooms, air conditioning, desk, television, bathtub, shower. Guests can experience the high standards of comfort while staying at this luxury Ilocos Norte hotel with everything they need right on the site such as shops, coffee shop, bar/pub, laundry service/dry cleaning, meeting facilities, restaurant. Leisure and sports facilities available on the hotel's property comprise massage, pool (kids), spa, outdoor pool, garden. The hotel provides a warm and welcoming service of international standard.