Riverbend Homestead is a traditional Australian country farmhouse situated in the middle of a working farm nestled in the upper Ovens Valley, 5 minutes from Bright. Riverbend Homestead is adjoined to a 150 acre working farm nestled in the upper Ovens Valley in Victorias Alpine high country. The beautiful Ovens River runs a 3.5 km stretch through the property which is also surrounded by state forest and Alpine National Park just waiting for you to explore.
Riverbend Homestead is totally private and secluded with amazing views which has that 'million dollar aspect' we all dream of.
The Homestead has open plan living with dinning kitchen and lounge room as one. With hardwood flooring and furniture and a large slabbed dinning table for the whole group. The kitchen has a commanding position to stay in touch and control of your group. With views thru to the entrance, garden and outside areas, you can always keep an eye on your kids and be part of the excitement of farm living...
Sleeping arrangements are 3 double bedrooms and a bunkroom for 6. 9 beds for 12 people. With an extra large King and 2 Queen double bedrooms. And the bunkroom for 6 with 2 bunks and 2 single beds. All bedrooms have heaters and fans. All bedding including donas, sheets and pillow cases are provided.
There are two bathrooms with toilets and showers in both, both bathrooms are disabled friendly. 2nd bathroom has a bath also. Hot water is by electric and is instantaneous.
Riverbend Homestead is set upon one level and is the perfect house to rent for 12 persons including adults and children. With heaps of room to unwind and relax. With commanding views and the warm fireplace it is the perfect family and group destination to reprogram our busy lives. Relax on the balcony and watch the kids ride their horses or bikes, look for a fresh egg, meet and feed the chickens and sheep. Your kids will enjoy the garage that doubles as a games room. With pin pong and basic toys and a couple of bikes for use on the farm, the kids will find lots to keep them happy and you can unwind while keeping an eye on them.
After a day of exploring the local area you, your family and friends will enjoy returning home to the spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen area leading out to the huge wrap around deck. Maybe have dinner on the outside balcony that has two tales, one for kids and one for the oldies light a fire in the outside fireplace to roast a marshmallow or two.
Riverbend Homestead comes with a well equipped kitchen overlooking a comfortable living tv area. The enclosed wood burner fireplace will keep everyone toasty warm on those cold winter days and nights. In summer, the open floor plan livng lets the cool alpine breeze flow through the house. Reverse cycle heating and cooling is also available. Have dinner on the large deck and enjoy the views of Mt Feathertop in the distance. The fresh alpine air and views of the snow-covered mountains in winter is totally breathtaking.
Your kids can play in the games room or come inside to the bunkroom that has a TV DVD player and bean bags.
The snow-capped Mt Feathertop in winter reminds you how close you are to Mt Hotham and Falls Creek ski fields. The township of Bright is just a 5 minutes drive. Riverbend Homestead has the best of both worlds. Riverbend Homestead is the ideal winter location situated near to Mt Hotham, Falls Creek or Mt Buffalo. Just an easy drive with no road closure hassles. You can take a bus or taxi from out the front on the Great Alpine Road or Harrietville or Bright each morning. Mt Hotham and Falls Creek offer multi-mountain passes so you can ski both mountains with the one ticket.
Horse riders can bring their own horses and accommodated them in the horse stables and 8 separate paddocks surrounding the Riverbend Homestead property. All with trough water.
Motor and Mountain bike riders can bring there bikes and explore the farm and the heaps of singles trails and four wheel drive tracks adjoining the property. This area is know as having the best riding in Australia.
Motor bikes must give way and go slow around livestock and no cutting the place up please.
There are so many reasons why you will keep coming back to this beautiful area. We look forward to having guests back year after year and watching your children grow up. Weather enjoying the farm, Dam, River and animals. Or enjoying the high country man from snowy river culture, or just enjoying what the local towns have to offer. Bright, Harrietville, Beechworth, Yackendanda, Mt Hotham or the many lakes, rivers and mountains we have here.
Every season is a new experience and there is something on offer for every holiday maker. Book a year ahead with us to confirm your holiday and receive discounts and special deals on your next holiday.