"Riverbend was the most amazing location for our family reunion this last summer. We rented both the main house as well as the small cabin on the property. The small cabin accommodated our elderly parents and two aunts. It was ideal, as they needed extra rest during the day, and could escape to their little oasis when needed but still be close by.
Their small house was adorable! The house was clean and well stocked, with everything they needed in the open floor plan. My father, who is 89, enjoyed watching the fish jump from the window in the living room, and was able to navigate down the path on the property to throw a line. His quote was "this is just fantastic!"
The large house was welcoming. We had over 40 for dinner one evening in the beautiful back yard, and many of us were prepping food in the large kitchen and sprawled out on the dining table preparing and visiting. There were spices that we had forgotten in the kitchen, which we really appreciated! We had the perfect view of grandkids playing in the yard, the river, an eagle, and floaters going by.
The house itself is a bit older, yet has character and was well kept and stocked....towels, blankets, toys for the youngsters, just about anything we needed. The large soaking tub in the bathroom downstairs was my Sister-in-laws dream! Plenty of bathrooms, beds, and extra spaces for all to sleep comfortably. Beds were comfortable and all the bedrooms downstairs had a beautiful view right out the windows.
Location wise, this property can't be beat! There are many options for tubing, floating, fishing and swimming right from the property. Going to town for a few staples was easier than getting across Missoula. We spent one day at Salmon Lake, a short 30 minutes from the house.
Our family was truly appreciative to spend our time together in this lovely setting. We will certainly continue to rent it for large events, as well as recommend it to others. And for a quick romantic getaway, the small cabin would be beautiful any time of year.
Family reunions can be busy and stressful. Renting the right place was key! Our best memories of the entire 5 days would be our dad playing his ukulele in the beautiful back yard, sitting around 40 other relatives...from 1-80, singing songs in a circle while the sun set with the river flowing by.
Thank you for providing us with such a beautiful space to make memories!"
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: September 21, 2015