We have a one bedroom self-contained vacation home on our land close to the Nanaimo River.  It has a full kitchen, beautiful bathroom, wifi, tv, a/c, woodstove - everything needed for a great getaway!  
The River House is suitable for 1 or 2 people (1 bedroom with queen bed) and 1 or 2 teenagers (day bed and large comfy couch in living area).
Note:  new pictures of inside updates will be posted soon!  
The River House is a self contained vacation home that includes the following:  

  • 1 bedroom; full kitchen
  • wifi - highspeed internet
  • 55" flat screen tv in living room; 43" in bedroom.  Note:  NO cable but good wifi
  • stereo with ceiling speakers, outside speakers and bluetooth for receiver.
  • woodstove
  • 2024 installed heat pump for a/c in summer and heat in the winter
  • brand new Maytag washer and dryer

  • very comfortable (we're told) queen size bed.  New mattress in 2022.
  • down duvet
  • daybed in living area
  • Large sectional couch that can be used for sleeping in a pinch
  • lots of quilts and pillows

Beautiful Bathroom:
  • soaker tub with pull-out shower nozzle (NO shower indoors)
  • outside shower in the summer
  • heated tile floor
  • iron and ironing board
  • hair dryer, candles, bubble bath

  • full kitchen with pots, pans, dishes, etc.
  • full-size fridge with ice-maker
  • dishwasher
  • range
  • coffee maker, blender
  • some condiments in the fridge plus spices
  • bbq for outside grilling

Breakfast Supplies in Your Fridge:

  • Note that because there is a full kitchen, we don't come over and make you breakfast as in a typical B&B - instead, we provide you with breakfast supplies for 1 or 2 days.
  • Coffee, cream or milk, squirrelly bread, eggs, bacon, or, the famous (!) Amberwood homemade granola with fruit and yogurt - you decide at time of booking.  Many guests leave with the famous recipe!

The Property:
  • Swimming in the river for the "young at heart".  There are 123 brand new cedar stairs to get there (a 3 year project completed in 2022).  After making your way down the cedar steps and landings and over the rock pathway to the river's edge, you can swim in deep pools of crystal clear water.  Bring river shoes if you have them! 
  • Plenty of parking
  • Trout pond
  • Dog friendly
  • Salad fixins' from our veggie garden - help yourself 
  • Very private and quiet - the River House is well away from our main house
  • Beautiful water in the River House - it's on a UV system, and is tested each year.  No need for bottled water

2980 Riverbend Road  Nanaimo BC  V9X 1S7  Phone (250) 616-8457
Swimming in the River
Soaker Tub
Main Room
B&B Entrance
Outdoor Shower
Mexican Bathroom Sink
"The perfect place to spend a relaxing time.  Sitting on the deck above the river was the best part of the day - beginning and end.  You folks are charming, and I'm happy to have been here."
Phoenix, Arizona
Living Area
Full Kitchen
"Thank you - it was perfect.  Sweet, beautifully decorated accommodations, and lovely care by the hosts - we'll be back again and again!  PS Thank goodness for the air conditioning!"
Vancouver, BC
"A great stay!!  Enjoyed the natural setting, walking to the trout pond and time on the river. Napping while the rain fell on the skylight was calming.  The bath tub was a treat.  During our stay the weather varied from stormy to sunny, but the accommodations perfectly suited both.  Relaxed, refreshed, we'll be back!"
Vancouver, BC
"What a wonderful serene hideaway!  You have addressed every tiny detail to make staying at your B&B a real pleasure.  It was so nice to have everything we needed in the kitchen - just had to bring groceries!  Thank you so much.  And thanks for your fabulous granola recipe!"
Cavan, Ontario
More pictures of the River House (click on first picture for slideshow):
Open Living Area
Living Room
Looking Into Bedroom
Bathroom Concrete Carving
Soaker Tub
Lady Sculpture
Back Wall - TV and Washer/Dryer
Ice Maker Fridge
Bedroom with Queen Bed
Wind Chimes
Yard Art
Living Room
One of Our Swimming Spots
"This place is an absolute treasure!  The river was amazing and we'll be sure to be back next summer.  You made us feel very welcome and comfortable.  Tess and Bree are such joys - was nice to have dogs on the property for a little ball throwing!.  We both agree it was a perfect place for our first anniversary.  Thank you!"
Comox, BC
Tourism BC Approved
Nanaimo River
River House
Our Sign