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Riverside Lodge RV Resort & Cabins

12561 E Gulf To Lake Hwy, Inverness, FL 34450-3147
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Updated 06/27/20


#1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Inverness
Travelers' Choice
The Riverside Lodge Resort is a idyllic family operated waterfront vacation rental by the Withlacoochee river. Our luxury log cabin rentals and country cottages are the perfect weekend getaway and Florida winter residence. We offer free canoes and row boats to our guests to explore the river and for your fishing trips.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Electric vehicle charging station
Game room
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
First aid kit
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / closet
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Languages Spoken
English, German
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Kenneth M wrote a review Oct 12
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Sept-2021 My wife and I booked a weeks stay at this campground a couple of weeks ago. The place is extremely run down. We were facing the river which is heavily overgrown and full of weeds and hyacinths. The camping area is the nightly hangout for all who lives in the park which is 75% of the park. All the locals that road by or hung out seem to be friendly. The campground grass was extremely high. Snaky at best. The west side of the campground is wet swampy area which invites tons of mosquitos. With all that being said, we were there and decided to do our best to make the best of it. DAY -4 We left to go to town. We could not get out of the park as it is one way in and one way out. A fellow camper trying to exit the part got hung up as it is very tight of an area to maneuver through. I got out to help the gentleman and helped him back up in which even though I kept yelling stop, he kept coming. His camper pushed some grass mostly tall weeds up. A man came over identifying himself as the manager and owner of the park. He immediately started yelling at me and blaming me for the damage to the grass. I explained that it was not my fault, I was just trying to help the man. The manager was out of his mind yelling cussing like a fool. I told him he was not going to get a good review from me acting like that and I returned to my vehicle. A few minutes later he approached my vehicle like a wild man screaming if your going to give me a bad review then you can get the FU.. out of here. At that point it almost got physical between us. Next thing I know here comes the police to my campsite. I explained everything and he said this is a normal experience at this park that they are called out to kick people out often. He was very nice and we left. The park kept the majority of the funds I paid. They did give a small check because I was not leaving empty handed. If you read other reviews you will see where he's kicked whole families out in the middle of the night because he does not like children playing in the park and so on. IN MY OPINION THIS IS NOT A SAFE PLACE TO CAMP!!! He could blow up at anytime. PS He's real good at answering reviews with lies and always making the client the bad guy.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Dennis P wrote a review Sep 2021
6 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed in a one bedroom cabin and it was very nice. The girl at the office at check in saw very nice (the owner not so much) The grounds were not very well maintained. The main road was full of pot holes and needed repaved. the walk path needs more stone it was all mud. The fire pit area looked like a dump for old construction junk. Our first night there the septic system backed up. The note we got on our door to use very little water and NOT flush the toilet unless needed., use paper plates and plastic ware was not what I paid $130.00 per night for. WE LILL NOT RETURN!!!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Nice cabins
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TobiasNeal wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution
This was our very first trip with our Class C RV. I think that most new folks are nervous and thinking of a million different things that they should be doing. That said, when we called Riverside, one of the owners helped us pick the best spot for our RV. He made sure that we had the most beautiful spot facing the river. As we checked in, the other owner and their son met us at the check in desk. They were super friendly and helpful. The son pointed out some areas to look out for as we pulled our rig in which we appreciated. We backed in and hooked up with no problems. Our view was beautiful. Overall, the campsite was quiet. Our neighbors were nice and the owner came by with her golf cart on Day 2 and sat and talked with us. We were in a spot that was the furthest from the office; yet we had good Wi-Fi...mainly we use it for streaming music. The only heads up I would give and it is not anything that the owners can really mitigate is the airboats on the river. They were few and far between, but they were loud when they did come through. Only a few came by at night, and honestly we run a white noise machine when we sleep at night and could barely hear them and they were right outside the door. Overall, it was a wonderful first trip, the owners were super friendly, and we will definitely be going back for a longer period. They have cabins and primitive camping as well and their grounds and cabins were well maintained. For us, we are not looking for huge resorts, but for beautiful nature, peace, and for friendly experiences, and they hit all of these. I would highly recommend them. Cheers!
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Date of stay: April 2021
happycampers2021659 wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution
We rented one of the luxury cabins for our daughters 11th birthday. The cabin was cozy, clean, and well maintained. The girls loved sleeping in the loft! It was especially nice that our dog was able to accompany us on this trip. The staff are courteous and friendly. We give them high scores for customer service. When we needed directions or assistance, we didn’t even have to seek them out. They were present and proactive to address our needs in advance. We plan to camp with them again this summer!
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Date of stay: May 2021
SEAWEED wrote a review Jan 2021
Port Charlotte, Florida114 contributions64 helpful votes
We did not stay in a cabin, but we still agree with the other one star part of the reviews. Nickle and dimed to death, we surely agree with that review. What appeared at first to be a competitive price turned pricey. I repeat competitive not a bargain. The key to the restroom/showers was an extra $100.00. We were told that it costs $100.00 'PER MONTH' to have the restroom/showers cleaned. Wait, what? Ok, so every camper pays $100.00 when it only costs $100.00 PER MONTH to have it cleaned? Cable hookup wasn’t working; found out it costs $50.00 to turn it on at our RV site. As an electrical concern we told them the light fixture on top of the marker post was lying on the ground, they put it back on top but didn't reattach it to any wiring, later it fell off. We were charged $60.00 for four hours to rent a boat & trolling motor; ok that seemed competitive. Then the motor broke a few hours into our trip; the owner had to come and tow us home. We were told the motors were old and where shown the new ones that just arrived, We had to fight to get a refund for not being able to use the boat & motor. While cutting the grass they ran over, cut and broke our black water drainpipe. They DENIED doing it but HELLO I showed them the grass cutter tire mark and cut across the pipe. Another fight, then they offered a dollar store replacement hose they use when they do damaged a pipe. Wait, what? You deny damaging pipes but have replacement pipes for when you do. I said I was going to a RV store and buy the proper one. They would not pay for it. Ok we did have heavy rains, still the water from the catch basin behind out RV should not be over flowing and coming out of the lid. We didn't say anything for fear of being charged to have the basin cleaned. No fire ring at the site, there is only a community fire pit. Roads are full of pot holes, some are fairly deep. Turning and backing in is super tight, sites are on top of and right behind each other. This is our honest review of what we experienced; we would not waste our time if it were not so. The review is for informational purposes only and not to try to ruin anything, purely your decision. Any attempt to submit a candy coated reply should and will just be ignored; it would be in vain, pure gibberish to reply. God bless everyone and please be safe.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: RV campers beware. This place is not for everyone.
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Response from Heinz van Niersen, Owner at Riverside Lodge RV Resort & Cabins
Responded Mar 16, 2021
Unfortunately anybody can voice their opinion and leave bad reviews rather their statements are true or not. Luckily more then 90% of our guests are happy and compliment us.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riverside Lodge RV Resort & Cabins
Which popular attractions are close to Riverside Lodge RV Resort & Cabins?
Nearby attractions include Florida Best Blueberry Farm (1.9 miles), Half Moon WMA (1.2 miles), and The Dam Pub at Hidden River Resort (3.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Riverside Lodge RV Resort & Cabins?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Riverside Lodge RV Resort & Cabins?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Riverside Lodge RV Resort & Cabins?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Riverside Lodge RV Resort & Cabins?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riverside Lodge RV Resort & Cabins?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fishermans Cove Restaurant, The Cove Pub and Grub, and Dunkin.
Are any cleaning services offered at Riverside Lodge RV Resort & Cabins?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Riverside Lodge RV Resort & Cabins?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Riverside Lodge RV Resort & Cabins offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Riverside Lodge RV Resort & Cabins?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.