Riverbend was top-notch in almost all areas. The service was great throughout--from the booking to the time we left. The cabin was also fine: clean, and everything you could reasonably expect was provided in terms of cooking/eating utensils. Beds were fine, although the pull-out couch is only appropriate for younger children. Lots of places to run around/play/ride bikes during the day when you don't feel like going anywhere. The river is good for a swim or some fishing (small trout).
The only issue we had is that on two separate nights, there were some extremely noisy parties in sites and cabins well past the 10PM curfew (until well into the AM hours one night). I remember those days myself and don't begrudge people the opportunity to party with friends, but Riverbend needs to decide who they are catering to, as you can't really please both the family and the partier crowds.
Other than this one issue, everything was great; we're already talking about returning next year (provided we get some assurances about the noise). My son says he wants to move there permanently.
- 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