Nestled in the whitewater capital of Canada and cottage country, The River House is a waterfront grey stone bungalow with a red tin roof and a newly renovated, rustic, walkout basement level apartment with beautiful views of the majestic and infamous Ottawa River where each of the three rooms have a picturesque view of the water. There is no shortage of outdoorsy fun and adventure with some of the best white-water rapids in the world nearby. There is also some amazing mountain-biking and hiking.
The River House is only steps away from the waterfront where you have access to a sprawling green lawn, sandy beaches, a dock and clean water to swim and play in. There are two sit-on-top kayaks and a canoe available for your use and you are welcome to BYOTs (Bring your own toys). For white-water paddlers, the public put-in is only a 10 min drive away and the take-out a 20 min drive. There is white-water rafting available and white-water kayaking including kayak instruction, guiding and tours in 2-person kayaks. Please inquire for more info. Flat-water enthusiasts have waterfront and beach access 75feet from the walk-out door. The River House has a recreational motorboat that is well-suited for scenic early morning or sunset evening tours or water skiing, wake-boarding or tubing. Please inquire about availability and pricing. For mountain bikers and hikers, there is a network of excellent trails based just outside of beachburg and along the mighty and majestic Ottawa River for all skill levels. Please inquire. Road biking is also very popular in this rural and scenic area. Pembroke, a small city of 15,000 is only 25 mins away and has all of the amenities one would expect or require. The quaint and pleasant little villages of Beachburg and Westmeath are only 10 minutes away and also have many amenities. The cute, tiny and picturesque village of Lapasse, commonly referred to as ‘LA’ is a mere 45 second drive or a 2km walk from the River House and has a small general store, church and a boat launch. There are two locations to purchase alcohol, one being Kenny’s General Store in Westmeath and the LCBO in Beachburg. There are a few restaurants in the area, one being the very popular Whitewater Brewery. Please ask for more info and/or directions.