We recently had our annual mother/daughter chick weekend at the log lodge next to the office area and it couldn't have been better. There was plenty of space for the 10 of us, a full kitchen, two full bathrooms (very important when you have a bunch of women), tons of towels, no shortage of hot water, a nice outdoor firepit area, a lovely deck and a view of the river from the master bedroom and yard. There were plenty of beds, bunks and hide-a-beds available, although the upper bunk in the second bedroom on the main floor was unstable and a bit sketchy so we didn't use it the second night. We had a ton of fun and didn't have to worry about our noise and laughter as we were far away from anyone else. My only complaint would be about the old and tacky trailers and sheds of some of the permanent residents in the park. It would be nice if they could be cleaned up to improve the overall esthetics of the area. On a more positive note, the staff were friendly and helpful and, on our last day, a couple of us got keys to look at a one bedroom cabin, a two bedroom cabin and one of the yurts, and we were impressed. Both the cabins were very nice and one was completely renovated and we expected the yurt to be very rustic and hippy-ish and it wasn't at all - it was very nicely furnished and not at all rustic. My daughter now plans to make a reservation for a summer weekend in one of the cabins and I plan to bring some friends back next year for another chick weekend. By the way, there is also a very nice beach on the river which will be a great place to swim when the weather gets better!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Riverbend RV Resort & Cottages, situated on 16 Acres of wooded parkland on the Englishman River with one of the nicest sandy beaches on the river.Just off highway, minutes from Parksville, beaches, golf, spas, restaurants and shopping. We have 15 fully equipped cottages. Over 100 RV sites that can accommodate up to a 40' trailer, or 45' motorhome. Tenting sites located along the river. Riverbend, the perfect spot to launch your exploration of Vancouver Island. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riverbend Resort Parksville, Vancouver Island, Canada