We spent 2 nights at Riverwood Downs using a discount voucher. We stayed in the lodge, the motel style rooms attached to the main house. The rooms were clean and well equipped, though we found them a little dark. There was a comfy queen bed and a bunk which would be great for kids. Overall, nice and comfortable. Food was a bit hit and miss with some meals quite nice (breakfast is included and quite good for an inclusive breakfast) and some not so good (my husband had a vey chewy steak one night). If you are staying in the lodge, you pretty much have no other choice than to eat at the restaurant, which is very limiting and a bit pricey for what you get. Service was very slow and a little random (eg. a waitress asked my husband if he wanted a steak knife for his steak after watching him struggle, but then never actualy came back with the knife). Overall, the food was better than expected. Expect to wait around to get served - but it's all part of the country experience I guess.
In terms of activities, there isn't really much to do here. We hired a canoe for an hour, but there is only a short stretch of river and then you have to turn back because of rapids. It wasn't warm enough for us to swim, but others seemed to be enjoying the pool & river (especially the kids). There is horseriding nearby. Apart from that, we took some walks through the property and lounged around. It would be a stretch trying to keep yourself occupied for more than a couple of days here (especially for adults).
Overall though, we had a pleasent experience at Riverwood Downs and would probably return, perhaps renting one of the cabins next time or even camping.
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