The riverview bnb checked all the boxes for us, from the start of our visit driving down the tree lined driveway and the spectacular River valley view from our suite, to the relaxing private movie night with my hubby to the delicious fresh and healthy breakfast. I would recommend this bnb to anyone that asked for a great place to stay in the calgary area!
The host family is very nice and knew the area well, had great suggestions for restaurants. However, their website should be updated as some things were not available: the pool and hot tub were closed, the river walk was not walkable, and the movie room didn't exist.
The property was abit below what I expected for the price. View was beautiful but among was empty water bottles - weeds throughout - just seems like not enough time put into the surroundings, which is the primary draw to this location. Breakfast was excellent and a FULL course selection.
My husband and I are from New England and it is difficult to find a nice Bed and Breakfast in other parts of the country. Owner/staff were friendly and shared info on nice places to eat close by. They were friendly and welcoming but not overbearing. Views to die for and the location is just beautiful. Clean, comfortable and as private as you want to be. Highly recommend a visit here.
While in town for a wedding, we had the pleasure of a very short stay (just one night). We felt like we had had a little visit with friends! The owners were warm and welcoming and even though we could not stay for breakfast in the morning, the 'chef' packed us up a lovely bowl of fruit and perfectly done bacon to go! He did not get a chance to break any egg yolks for us¿¿. We would love to stay again in the future. Spectacular setting for outdoor wedding! We stayed in the Zen room. Bed was super comfortable. Only drawback to the room is that their is no place to put our toiletries in the bathroom. Definitely recommend!
We had a great last-minute stay here, and found that between the theatre room and the pool table and hot tub, we didn't need any other entertainment "out". It was quiet and restful, peaceful and beautiful. Highly recommended.
This was our first time at a bed and breakfast and it was a great experience. The outside property is beautiful with great landscaping down a hill at the back of the house. There is a big wrap around deck with places to sit and relax and enjoy the view. The house felt warm and cozy, but it was very quiet. Lots of places to relax inside the house too. There is a big games room, and drinks that you can make for yourself (tea, hot chocolate, coffee). The pool house is beautiful with many windows. Our room, the Pond room was a good size and nicely decorated...the bathroom could use updating. Breakfast was really good....waffles with fresh fruit, eggs, sausage, mini muffins! This was a great place to stay and a very relaxing get away. We only stayed one night, but next time hopefully will be longer....you need more time to enjoy this beautiful place!
Outstanding experience. Second time here. Very clean, quiet, and excellent breakfast. Great people running B&B. Already booked again for late June. Well worth the price. Well recommended. Bob and Linda.
This is the best place I have stayed. We booked this place for one night and it was worth it. The place is so spacious, we played pool, enjoyed the hot tub and the breakfast was great. I also like the fact that its out of the city and its so quiet and nice. I highly recommend this place to anyone.
We stayed here for one night while in town for a wedding. We were not disapointed. Service, rooms, food were great. The house is absolutely beautiful, as are the views. Will definately stay here again. Thanks Josh. Glen and Judy - Campbell River BC
My girlfriend wanted to surprise her husband with a little getaway and invited my husband and I to join them. What a quiet and serene location with a gracious host and ample room to enjoy ourselves. As seasoned bed and breakfasters, this has to be one of the nicest ones we've come across. It was blissful to hang around during the day, swim in the pool, sit on the deck, and enjoy the games room while the other guests were in town or elsewhere. It was serene and homey without feeling cramped and we never felt that we were bothering the host nor were we underfoot either. A made-to-order breakfast was absolutely the icing on the cake in my opinion, although the pool area comes a close second!
We stayed overnight to get out of the city and had a great weekend. We were amazed by all the offerings available at a bed and breakfast! They had a swimming pool with hot tub, work out area, games room with pool table, air hockey and Foosball. They have excellent common areas for guests to relax and the view from the huge deck is breath taking. The rooms are beautifully decorated and comfortable with all the same features that a hotel would have such as available wifi and flat screens. The grounds are excellent for hiking around, looking at the stars or having a camp fire over looking the river valley. We are excited to return in the next couple of weeks.
I took my husband to Riverview Bed and Breakfast and it was such a wonderful experience. I looked for a long time for a special location and this one was amazing. We went in the early fall and the views and grounds were very spectacular. We were fortunate to be the only guests staying during that weekend so we felt like we had the whole house to ourselves. This bed and breakfast far surpasses any that I was able to find for a very competitive rate. Privacy and all the little extras. Indoor pool and hot tub, beautiful grounds to walk around, very clean and cozy rooms and the breakfasts were fantastic. If you are looking for something a little special, it feels like you are miles from Calgary, but in reality you are just outside. It was a great first weekend away from our little one, but we were minutes away if we were needed. This review is long over-due, it was almost a year ago since our first visit, and I am looking to book our second soon! You won't be disappointed. There is also a fitness room and games room on site!
Our grandaughter was getting babtized and my daughter did not have enough accomodations at her home, our son-in-law came across the Riverview and suggested us to stay there. I am so glad he did, we have never stayed in a Bed and Breakfast before so this was our first experience, and it was very inviting. Our room, the Zen Room, was beautiful, the room was spotless and the bed was extremely comfortable. We had bottled water, chocolates by our bed and robes hanging in the armoir. The next morning we sat down at a beautiful antique setted table, with napkins and beautiful china. We were offered toast (2 pieces) 2 eggs, 3 piecies of bacon, cut-up fruit was also provided, along with coffee and juice. We met the people who run the B&B and they were charming. I felt like I was at home and when you are travelling that is hard to come by. I have read some of the other reviews and I can't see how my experience could have been so wonderful while some others were not. Yes they only have farm TV, but I don't stay in a place just for the TV, I think I could find something else to do in such a beautiful room!!! Thankyou Riverview for a wonderful welcoming stay and I will surely reccomend to friends and family, and I will return again one day. Definately a B&B worth visiting!!!
We booked into your bed and breakfast and specifically told you that we were gathering for a Royal Sleepover and wanted to watch the Royal wedding on TV. The TV didn’t work properly and the picture was ‘snow covered.’ When we complained the young man said ‘farm TV!’ Most disappointing. We came expecting to use the pool, it wasn’t working and though promised to get this going for us it did not happen. Charge $10 more than quoted, by this time I was totally disenchanted. Breakfast was awful. Eggs were cold and it was nothing special, not home made pancakes. A plate of hastily put together honeydew melon, no napkins, dirty tablecloth. I had to go looking in rooms that were not in use for toilet paper. Would not recommend.
It would be interesting to know if my experience would have been different if the owner had been present. We were not expected (we had booked the previous night on-line), the advertised media and entertainment rooms were very cold, the Sauna wasn't working (but was fixed for us) the steam room wasn't working and the 'spa' was at a cool 84 degrees F. The room didn't even have cable! Breakfast was standard fare with no extras. The host was trying her best and very friendly, but due to the above, I did not feel at home, nor did I feel that what was advertised is what I received.
We stayed as last minute guests on a Friday night this past September. We had no issues booking online and found the website advertisement of the amenities quite lovely, which was why we booked. However, upon arrival there was confusion with our check-in and the staff weren't sure how to get some of the services (steam room, hot tub) working properly. The owners weren't on site to assist so we felt kind of stuck to press the staff more for help. Breakfast was satisfactory but it didn't have the usual warmth and friendly conversation we have grown to expect in a B&B atmosphere. Although it may have been different had the owners been hosting themselves, we didn't feel we got the full potential during our visit. Overall it is a great facility, when working properly, but since we never really felt very welcomed and felt like we were intruding on the staff, we both agreed we wouldn't recommend to our friends.
I was imaging the location prior to the event, but this, this was more than I ever thought a B&B could be. The location was overwhelming, just perfect to host this event. The rooms were excellent and yes, some still under renovation, but working and comfortable nonetheless. The rate was very reasonable and loved the activity room/bar area. The breakfast was exactly what a bunch of crazy messes needed after a night of celebration...waffles made to order, eggs, fruit, coffee, juice, etc. The host for our event was just a doll. This location proved to be "the icing on the cake". I will recommend it to others and maybe even be back some day...maybe us girls will make it an annual event?! Thank you.
Whenever I'm visiting the Calgary/Okatoks area, I will be sure to come back to Riverview B&B. For the price, service and quality, it would be ridiculous to stay in a Holiday Inn or other hotel. The home is absolutely gorgeous, quiet and comfortable, and Jennifer was incredibly helpful and friendly. Indoor and outdoor pool, games room, sauna, theatre, gym - you name it, they have it. I would recommend this place to anyone - who doesn't want a relaxing weekend in a beautiful mansion?
I was at this location with a group of girlfriends for a bridal shower/stagette. The hosts were super-friendly and very accomodating. Breakfast was delicious, and the scenery/view is stunning! We had a fantastic time, and I would go back or recommend this to friends anytime. Thank you so much!