Our family rented the Riverside Lodge for one week to host a family reunion. When we arrived we found it a pleasant surprise. It was mostly exactly as advertised, a large country home setting. It suited a happy family reunion perfectly. We did, however, find that the kitchen needed some updating. The ovens were rusty and one didn't work, also the dishwasher was a bit of a problem. It would have been better if we could have used ALL the appliances on site. No matter, it worked for our crowd for the most part. The rental ladies, Marilyn and Joanne, were very helpful. All in all, it makes for a good place for any occasion hosting a moderately large group of people. Being centrely located on Vancouver Island was also a plus.