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Available for Christmas on 5 Acres Farmland on the Shores of the Stamp River

Bedrooms 11
Half Baths2
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

11 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, sleeps 27+.

Spectacular Log home with 37 foot tall river rock chimney, towering through the center of the Great Room. The home is situated on the center of 5 acres of riverfront farmlands, only minutes from Port Alberni. The incredible kitchen is fully equipped for even a chef!

Each room features private entrance and overstuffed quilts. The lower floor features a full wrap-around balcony. The nesting eagles, resident deer, rabbits and will comfort you on the serenity of the back deck. Everyone describes their stay as more than expected and that the pictures do not do it justice. We look forward to exceeding your expectations.

Call for some special weeks which are sure to be discounted!

More Details

Marilyn Murphy
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Marilyn,

Our family had a wonderful time, and are already talking about staying at the Lodge again next year. A special thank you for the ping pong table, which provided hours of entertainment. The commercial kitchen was also great, and of course the main gathering space with the beautiful fireplace was wonderful.

The only maintenance item I'm aware of was that one of the black chairs at the smaller dining table had a loose front leg, which seemed like it might give out if someone sat on it at the wrong angle, or a little too abruptly. Otherwise everything worked well.

Thanks again,

Nov 2015
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Port Alberni House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 27
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No Camping, Tenting or RVs permitted on grounds
  • Payment terms and cancellation policy varies depending how far in advance reservations are made. A customized rental agreement is provided at booking
  • Special Events for small groups are considered with advance approval and completion of special events agreement. Additional fees are applicable
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 12 - toilet , Ladies Room - Common
    Bathroom 13 - toilet , Men's Room - Common
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shared
    Bathroom 10 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shared
    Bathroom 11 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 27
  • Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Two Single Beds (can be converted to King)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Double Bunk Set plus single
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 11 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Master Suite - great family room
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Single Bunk Set plus Queen - great family room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 10 - 2 twin/ single , shared bathroom with room #9
    Bedroom 9 - 2 twin/ single , Shared washroom with room #9
  • Each bed room has full en suite bathroom, very suitable for multi family get together...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
5 acres of farmlands, beautiful setting with river access for swimming and fishing.


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Available for Christmas on 5 Acres Farmland on the Shores of the Stamp River
average rating of 4.8 based on 7 reviews

Huge! Beautiful! Cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Riverside Lodge was the perfect place for our recent annual friend trip. Vast is an understatement when it comes to the lodge. There were beds for everyone to sleep in and the beautiful table sat all 23 of us! The setting is so pretty too that it didn’t even matter it was cloudy and rainy all weekend. The large wood burning fireplace kept us nice and warm! This is a perfect place for large groups and I would highly recommend Riverside Lodge to anyone!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic !

  • 5 of 5

Had a friends and family weekend, what a great place, lots of room and has everything you need, very clean. Rebooked for next year.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great.stay and that we are welcoming you back again next year!
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Langley, BC

Family Reunion

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the constructive feedback. We strive for continual improvement so that return guests can continue to enjoy the Riverside year after year, and in that regard the dishwasher has been promptly tended to. For clarification the ovens are Vulcan Professional Bakers series (non convection). The exterior are high polished stainless steel with a very large stainless (polished and not rusted) flat top with 6 adjacent cooking elements. There are two ovens which are true bakers ovens with stainless racks (not rusted). One is the oven and the second is a warming oven (used more for storage). With the years of use the bottom of the oven appears rusted and its surface is very worn because of the nature of its material and discoloration due to high heat and spills over time. While the oven is by no means new, we thought it would be important for readers to know the entire context of their condition and the kind of ovens they are. Thanks again from the Riverside.
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A spectacular setting for an intimate wedding

  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised with how perfect this venue was given that we booked site unseen. Planning our wedding from abroad meant that we chose our venue on specifications only (it had to house all of our guests for a whole week). The lodge was beautiful (even better than the photos on the website), and a spectacular setting for our wedding. It felt very secluded and quiet but is conveniently not far from the shops in town.

The owner was very quick to respond to every email and couldn't have been more helpful with each enquiry. When we arrived we were welcomed, shown around and given clear simple instructions about all of the utilities and check out procedure. The lodge itself was clean and spacious with plenty of facilities for each of our guests.

I would highly recommend this venue as a getaway and intimate wedding venue.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that the Riverside exceeded your expectations. We strive for a high standard and enjoy helping visitors get the most out of their vacation in this wonderful region. Best regards from the team at the Riverside!
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Vancouver, BC

Lovely spot & perfect for our wedding

  • 5 of 5

We rented the property for 1 week to accommodate our wedding/retreat and the entire experience from booking, payment, checking in, stay and checking out was truly exceptional.

The Manager (Marilyn) was very responsive during the entire process and provided helpful information about Port Alberni. She was really easy to work with and provided great customer service. The Inn Keeper (Joanne) provided a detailed orientation during check in and showed up on time for check out/inspection. The lodge is well appointed with everything you could possibly ever need during your stay. Restrooms have shampoo/body wash and towels/face clothes. Kitchen is the best part - fully stocked with every appliance, pot/pan, cutlery, tool and stemware you could imagine along with a nice big fridge & freezer. Lots of comfortable seating inside and out and the firewood/kindling is all prepped for you. The lodge is fairly well maintained inside and out and it is a short walk to the river (it has a small bank). Within 10 - 15 min drive to all major amenitites and the Beaver Creek Market down the road is very convenient for odds/ends.

I'd recommend this property to anyone looking for a casual, rustic, venue for a family reunion, corporate retreat or wedding. The only negative comments I'd share for more discerning guests are - the bed linens didn't match, there were plastic flowers/dried arrangments used throughout the lodge, there were a few dust bunnies/cobwebs in the window sills, the BBQ was dirty and needed to be cleaned before use. For us, these things didn't matter one bit because we liked the rustic appeal of the lodge but I wanted to share in case another traveller was expecting a prestine/boutique hotel type lodge.

We LOVED our stay at the Riverside Lodge and are already planning our 5 year reunion!! Lovely, magical place that is really unique and great value for the dollar.

Local shout outs - If you need a butcher, Rick at Double R Meats is great. Joanne at Taylor's Flowers was very helpful and her flowers were very high quality. I'd recommend EM Spa for any treatments and Marilyn arranged table/chair rental for us from a local supplier which were delivered on time.

All the best.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your feedback! We strive for continual improvement and with this kind of advice we can do just that. Thanks very much for your kind words and comments about the facility, staff and service. Our laundromat service and change over days fell on a closed day for our service provider. Normally they are all color co-ordinates, The BBQ and window sill dust - our fault! An oversight from our housekeeping team and we feel badly about it....our apologies. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that the Riverside delivered the "magical" feel that it is well known for. We look forward to seeing you again. Warm Regards from the Team at the Riverside!
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Other Activities: The Stamp River is world famous for it's fishing, guided trips available anytime


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Linen Change Over Fee $249.65 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $390.08
Tax Rate 5.0%

Bookings made more 90 days in advance require:
25% due at booking and
25% due 180 days in advance or Dec 1 year prior and
Balance due 90 days in advance or April 1 for summer bookings.
All prepayments are calculated including $500 damage deposit, $320 linen change over fee and all taxes.

Cancellations on Summer bookings: Made before Dec 1 or 180 days in advance of check in date, 100% refund
Made on or after Dec 1 forfeit all funds paid to date

Reservations made less than 90 days in advance.
Full amount due at time of booking
Prepayments include $500 damage deposit, linen fee and all taxes
Cancellations made on bookings made within 90 days of check in date forfeit all funds if cancelled.

For CANADIAN prices be sure you are on and not the .com website. The is a US based website in US dollars. Here is a link to our listing on the CDN site

All rentals are subject to the terms of vacation rental agreement which is provided upon initial reservation request.

***Special Events are welcome and subject to additional fee and rental agreement. Ask for more information and we can provide detailed information as well as rules surrounding maximum guests, hours of event, etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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