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Cowichan Riverside Cottage

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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

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Adventure...
Brisbane, Australia
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780 reviews 780 reviews
112 hotel reviews
Reviews in 263 cities Reviews in 263 cities
428 helpful votes 428 helpful votes
“Heavenly Spot!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

What a setting!
The cottage is next to the river and has a large deck... complete with all outside furniture and a Weber barbeque.
The kitchen is fully stocked with all cutlery, crockery and utensils.
We could have stayed for a lot longer... but alas, we had to move on.

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Liked best: Everythi
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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vanislesc...
Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Beautiful property right on the river”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

We loved our stay at the Cowichan Riverside Cottage. The location is excellent with tons of outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, tubing, and fishing. The property is peaceful and well maintained and you could not get any closer to the river. We enjoyed floating down the river right to our cottage and then bbq'ing on our riverside deck. Brenda is very welcoming and accommodating and we will definitely be back in the future.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: the location and the cottage
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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MidlandsT...
midlands
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“memories are made of this sort of magic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

We stayed at this glorious cabin for 4 nights in May 2012. The cabin is beautiful, with all mod cons. The setting is truly wonderful with the deck overhanging the river (the river was full when we stayed). Brenda is a lovely lady who made us very welcome, we really didn't want to leave.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: The wonderful setting and the friendliness of the owner
Liked least: I liked it all !
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
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earai
Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Perfect cabin getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

If I built a cabin, this is pretty close to what it would look like. A beautiful big deck overlooking the river, perfect for barbecuing. Main bedroom with big bright window (with second bedroom for kids and/or guests), kitchen well-stocked with everything you'll need, and clean and well-cared for bathroom.

Brenda was warm and welcoming but left us to enjoy our time alone (which was very much appreciated).

We traveled there by bike on the Trans Canada Trail (though I would recommend riding on the old Cowichan highway unless you have a mountain bike or hybrid), and enjoyed a quiet weekend watching fly fishers working their way down the river and reading on the deck. A short walk into town to get groceries and other necessities makes it a great location for a getaway.

We booked again for next May when we checked out. We'll bring our fishing rods next time!

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: Beautiful deck
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Engadiner
St. Moritz, Switzerland
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264 reviews 264 reviews
101 hotel reviews
Reviews in 117 cities Reviews in 117 cities
322 helpful votes 322 helpful votes
“Relax and harmony on the Cowichan River”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012 for a stay in October 2010

It is some time since we stayed at the Riverside Cottage, but we still dream and plan to return to this marvellous place. We arrived during a rainy period and found the cozy interior to be just what we had been locking for. It was so nice to settle down on the bed and look out over the river or light the fireplace (enough wood provided) and sit in the warmth in the living room. The cottages has a fully eqipped kitchen as well as a gas BBQ on the large porch. We rarely ever left the property, fishing along the shore of the river and just enjoying the peace. We once even forgot to do our daily grocery shopping, but never mind, we caught two trouts and put them in the pan. This is a place that put's you at peace just thinking about when you are in stress!
Brenda is a very nice person, taking personal care of her guests and keeping this jewel very nice with attention to detail.

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Liked best: The location on the river, the peace of the large property, the relative remoteness of the place.
Liked least: no laudry facilities
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
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TrueTherm...
British Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Scenic Riverside Hideaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011 for a stay in October 2011

The Riverside Cottage is a very pleasant and cozy home on a spectacular piece of Cowichan riverfront property. The cottage is riverside with the deck perched right at water's edge. We were fortunate to view 2 otters swim by one evening as well as watch various waterfowl while we barbecued on the deck. From this location we went on long pleasant bike rides along the Trans Canada Trail, which is only a short distance away. I fished for trout in the pristine waters directly in front of the property. Brenda was very accommodating and friendly and we enjoyed our stay very much.

4 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Gail C
Winnipeg, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Riverside Escape”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011 for a stay in September 2011

A beautiful rustic cottage nestled along the banks of the beautiful Cowichan River. I visited here for 5 days mid September and felt as if I had stepped into paradise! The grounds and cottage are extremely clean and well kept. The kitchen was as well stocked with dishes, appliances, and pots and pans as my own. The BBQ, and patio furniture were all high quality and well maintained. There was a good wood supply for the wood stove in the cottage. The two bedrooms each had double beds with lots of extra warm throws for the cool autumn nights and the living room has a queen size pull out. There was a nice size bathroom with a lovely "rain shower". The owner lives on the property and readily available to answer any questions or deal with any issues that may arise.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The peaceful setting overlooking the river.
Liked least: Having to leave to come back to reality.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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