I came across this very attractive resort quite by accident last September and decided to stay for a week in one of the yurts. The week turned into a month, and then another month in one of the log cabins with my perfect travelling companion, a small dog (with big ideas). Another month went by and one of the over-winter rv'ers was posting a list for Thanksgiving dinner with an after-dinner fire-side sing-a-long and before we knew it, it was Christmas and people were thinking about take turkeys out of the freezer to cook in the large oven in the lodge, or making cranberry sauce, or ordering pies and counting chairs, tables, plates, and cutlery for 50 or more home or away from home for the holidays. How could I leave? Now that the cedars and big firs are covered with snow and the tiniest ever birds are eating the crumbs on the picnic tables and my little dog is snug in his bed by the fireplace in our pretty cabin, I might as well wait to see what happens next. This is a beautiful place with many advantages: clean, cozy cabins, a short walk to the river, close to town, close to Parksville's spectacular beaches, mostly quiet, friendly, with a nice mix of people and accommodation options for young and old, rich and not so rich, artists, hikers, swimmers, fishers, dog walkers, photographers, people cooking hot dogs, and snoozers. Although I like to travel, I also want to feel safe when I'm away from home, safe enough to stroll through the park at night and leave my door unlocked. We've enjoyed our stay here. The next time I find myself looking for a nice change from town and home, I'll be back, and my little dog too!
- 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