Went to this lovely farmstay home with 12 people 6 adults and 6 kids. Absolutely loved it!!! Ed the owner is very accommodating, his communication was on point, extremely friendly and an easy going host 🙂 Our first time in the Bright area and the place was amazing, lots of things to do inside and outside the house. Great amenities kids loved the table tennis and skateboards and the adults enjoyed the lounge chairs outside overlooking the alpine mountains. The TV and the sound system was also great 🙂 Also if you love animals this is the place to be, farm animals galore Ed has a dog, sheeps, cows, an alpaca and chickens kids will be kept busy feeding and petting them the whole afternoon :). Definitely recommending this place, one of the best holiday homes we've stayed in. Thanks for your hospitality Ed. Cheers!!!
Absolutely amazing place! Our family love Riverbend and we have been coming to Ed's homestead for 4 years. The scenery is so peaceful and tranquil. The house on the hill is inviting, comfortable and engaging. The fireplace is gorgeous and warm. Large, functional kitchen allows to cook family meals with ease. Huge dinning table and benches seat up to 16 people.There are farm animals - lambs, horses, chickens and alpaca. In the distance you can see cows roaming in the grass fields. You can hear Owen's river streams and river front is a short stroll from the house.The atmosphere of the place is magic.
Every time we are up there, it is like you are on top of the world in the middle of the forest. Kids enjoy feeding the animals and collecting chicken eggs, as well as learning how to be around horses and other farm animals. Table tennis, bicycles and badminton kept children busy all day. Highly recommend to families who appreciate tranquility, serenity and peace of mind.
Ed, the owner is very hospitable and approachable. Nothing is too much of a bother. Very hard working man! Ed is very knowledgeable about history of the region and local attractions, and he is great with kids!
Can't wait to go back!!!!
We stayed at Riverbend Homestead in August 2016 for 6 days whilst we visited Mt Hotham. The facilities were fantastic, the place was clean and Ed even had the fireplace going and left us with a few free range eggs. My kids loved feeding the chickens, alpaca and sheep. Something they looked forward to doing each day. The place also has bikes which the kids rode up and down the driveway and also allowed them to explored the farm. The location is ideal as only a few minutes away from Bright and yet you feel at peace hearing the birds chirping in the morning as the sun rises. We love coming here each year as we know the place is kept clean and Ed is always around is any problems arise or even just for a chat about his farm. Definitively coming back next year.
Property was fabulous. Fabulous weekend - beautiful location and great facilities. We all really enjoyed ourselves and will definitely come back
Stayed 13/12/2013 to 16/12/2013.
Great property, we highly recommend it! Riverbend Homestead is an amazing property to suit diverse groups. The house is very comfortable, surrounded by breathtaking scenery. It's such a treat to be woken up by the birds chirping and the farm animals, we absolutely loved it. Having access to the river in summer as well as the damn for relaxing in/by the water was awesome. Great property, we highly recommend it!
Stayed 28/12/2013 to 31/12/2013
Great spot for week long getaway with kids. Very quiet and relaxing
Stayed 31/12/2013 to 04/01/2014
Stunning location and wonderful property! Had a terrific time and will certainly be coming back. A very special place!
Stayed 14/02/2014 to 16/02/2014.
Second time back at Riverbend and we all had a great time, this is such a fantastic property for all ages!
Stayed 12/04/2014 to 21/04/2014.
Superb! We recommend others to stay there and we'll be back there for the next time.
Stayed 25/05/2014 to 27/05/2014.
Love this location and the home is perfect for 3 families to get away for a weekend together. There is heaps for the kids to do - they could never complain about being bored. It has great facilities for horses and the ride over to the Wandiligong Pub from the Homestead is spectacular. Have stayed her numerous times and have already starting planning for our next stay.
Stayed 30/05/2014 to 01/06/2014.
Very private, relaxing, ideal for big family, friendly environment, close to main attractions. Loved the place.
Stayed 01/08/2014 to 03/08/2014.
Very pretty setting, beautiful views, close to the fish farm and to Bright. We really enjoyed ourselves.
Stayed 10/10/2014 to 12/10/2014.
Great property for a larger group or multiple families to stay. The views were spectacular with plenty to do. Highly recommended.
Stayed 17/10/2014 to 20/10/2014.
We had a great 3 day stay at Riverbend. The kids especially loved kayaking on the dam and the space to run around.
Stayed 14/11/2014 to 16/11/2014.
A great place to stay with ever changing valley views and lots in the area for a great family holiday.
Stayed 08/01/2015 to 15/01/2015.
Booked Riverbend cottage to fit out large family. House is located in a spectacular location with amazing views. House has everything to make your stay more then comfortable. Large rooms, large veranda's big comfy couches. Would love to return in winter to take advantage of the fire and views of Mt Feather-top. Would highly recommend. Loved it, cant wait to return to Riverbend.
Stayed 13/02/2015 to 15/02/2015.
Gorgeous house and beautiful scenery!
Stayed 17/04/2015 to 20/04/2015.
Our group of 8 photographers were there for the Autumn colour and scenery around Bright, Mt Buffalo and Beechworth. We found Riverbend homestead a great house for our needs. We had plenty of room in the house and could have easily had a few more people. The furniture that Ed had made was amazing and really added to the house.We also enjoyed feeding the animals that were in a nearby paddock.
Stayed 23/04/2015 to 27/04/2015.
We had a fantastic stay again at this lovely property. The house is so comfy and well set up for groups. There are ample well fenced paddocks for the horses. Love this destination.
Stayed 29/05/2015 to 31/05/2015.
Lovely and relaxing. The kids loved the animals, especially the alpaca. Thanks for a wonderful weekend away.
Stayed 05/06/2015 to 08/06/2015.
Fantastic homestead for three families loved everything about it.
Stayed 07/08/2015 to 10/08/2015.
The property is pure relaxation. My third visit and it's always hard to leave. Spacious, beautiful views, peaceful, well maintained. Very comfortable living space, inside & out.
Stayed 16/10/2015 to 18/10/2015.
Great place for families and friends to come together and relax. So much for the kids to do, particularly the dam with its boats, kayaks and pontoon. Endless hours of entertainment.The host Ed is very friendly, accommodating and enthusiastic about this part of the world!
Stayed 30/10/2015 to 03/11/2015.
Restful, fabulous views, ideal house for large groups ie family & or friends. Everything is user friendly, robust and works.
Stayed 06/11/2015 to 14/11/2015.
We loved our stay in this beautiful, peaceful house. It's excellent for sharing with a group. The rooms and facilities are very good, and having the large yard, farm views and river access make it extra special.
Stayed 03/12/2015 to 07/12/2015.
We stayed for 4 nights. Great house for families with Kids. Peaceful but with enough space to make a little noise without disturbing anyone
Stayed 23/01/2016 to 27/01/2016.
A great place for a group or families to relax in the quiet serene surroundings.
Stayed 16/02/2016 to 19/02/2016.
Love Riverbend, our group has stayed many times - it's a fail safe for all of us and our horses. We are never disappointed.
Stayed 04/03/2016 to 06/03/2016.
We had a great time. Secluded farm with sweeping views and lots of privacy. Welcoming owner farmer Ed greeted us with a rack of beef from his paddock. He brought more venison later on again and was very friendly and considerate. Kitchen is really well equipped if you like cooking. There is also a great BBQ. Comfortable clean beds and bedding. Great woodfired heater. Chicken, alpaca, horses and sheep to feed. Go was a walk around the vast farm. Down to the river. Fantastic bicycle tracks at the bottom of the farm that could take you all the way to Bright and further.
Stayed 03/04/2016 to 08/04/2016.
Beautiful property with amazing views.
Stayed 15/04/2016 to 18/04/2016.
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