Generous hosts in fabulous setting. This was one of the best places we've stayed on our trip. The room was great with everything we needed. The bed was comfy and the shower brilliant. Breakfast was generous with choice of yoghurt, berries, bread and eggs. Frauke was knowledgeable about the area and suggested places to visit. Mike sorted out bikes for us to borrow, so we could cycle down to Mahone Bay on a bike trail through the woods. This was a highlight for us and if we'd had longer we would have gone kayaking. We'd love to stay again!!!
We had a wonderful experience and hope to go again. Breakfast with a German touch was welcomed and delicious: yogourt, berries, granolas, different types of bread, cheese, salami, boiled eggs, etc -We appreciated the fact that we could easily go to town (Mahone Bay) and within 10 minutes be on the country side, where River Ridge lodge is located. -Frauke was a great help to suggest trails and special local spots to visit. -We had originally booked for one night and decided to stay an extra night.
Wunderbarer Aufenthalt mit persönlicher Atmosphäre in tollem Haus und Umgebung. Sehr großes, tolles Zimmer und Bad, schöner Frühstücks-Aufenthaltsraum, vielseitiges, leckeres Frühstück, tolle Veranda (mit Kolibri), großer Garten, romantische Flusslage, sehr freundliche und persönliche Gastgeberin mit vielen Tips und Infos zur Umgebung und zu Ausflügen.
An exceptional combination of a beautiful setting, lovely rooms and a truly gifted host. The location of the B&B, the whole property, the house and rooms are gorgeous. Everything is lovingly furnished with great attention to detail, modern yet very comfy. Frauke is a gifted host - her suggestions and recommendations for everything from hikes to beaches to restaurants led us to unforgettable experiences.
Want a super clean, comfortable and well planned place to stay - you'll find it at River Ridge Lodge.
This is a wonderful place to stay - uber clean, hardwood floors, home renovated with plenty of character. Had a great breakfast right down to the handmade egg covers/warmers. Friendly, welcoming and unobtrusive hosts. Everything was thoughtfully planned for guests here.
Just as it looks like in the pictures - a peaceful, welcoming retreat.The house is perfect - clean, beautiful and comfortable. Frauke and Mike couldn’t have been more welcoming. The breakfasts are wonderful, and we liked the communal table where we had a chance to talk to other guests and our hosts. Would heartily recommend River Lodge to anyone looking for a peaceful break in a lovely area.
We spent 3 days in September at the River Ridge Lodge as a base for exploring Mahone Bay and vicinity. The lodge is beautiful and comfortable, located on a spacious, rural property on Martin River Bay. Hosts Frauca and Mike were welcoming and helpful with recommendations for restaurants and local outdoor activities. We will be back for a return visit.
A Perfect Retreat - River Ridge Lodge came to the rescue when all lodgings in nearby Mahone Bay and Lunenburg were booked. This place exceeded our expectations in every way. Not only was it affordable, but the rooms were immaculately kept and the host Frauke was most friendly and accommodating. We ended up staying a second night after learning that all accommodations in Halifax were fully booked. The drive into Halifax was just under an hour, so it was a nice place to return to after a full day exploring Halifax. We took a bike ride into Mahone bay and back on the nearby rail-trail. All in all a memorable stay at River Ridge Lodge!
Charming country property with modern comforts - Lovely spacious room in a friendly environment. The tasty breakfast provided us with granola and a good selection of breads and jams. It is necessary to stay more than one day in order take the bike trail into Mahone Bay or visit the nearby beaches. The owners have numerous suggestions for places to visit.
Clean, quiet, comfortable! This beautifully renovated farmhouse was perfect for an overnight. Great amenities and breakfast. Highly recommended over other accommodations in the area.
Amazing, don’t miss this one!
Peaceful surroundings, awesome and very friendly owners, delicious breakfasts, quiet comfortable rooms and a chance to meet outside on the veranda with other guests, or alone. if you wish. This is a wonderful place to stay and a great value for the money. Don't miss Charlie, a gentle gigantic black Newfoundland dog, but only if you wish his company.
Beautiful Spot - River Ridge Lodge is a very beautiful place. Would definitely come back and would definitely recommend the place. The owners are very friendly and very helpful. It’s a very peaceful spot with beautiful scenery.
Just as it looks like in the pictures - a peaceful, welcoming retreat. The house is perfect - clean, beautiful and comfortable. Frauke and Mike couldn’t have been more welcoming. The breakfasts are wonderful, and we liked the communal table where we had a chance to talk to other guests and our hosts. Would heartily recommend River Lodge to anyone looking for a peaceful break in a lovely area.
It was very clean. The bed was very comfortable. Each room has its own bathroom. Breakfast was great it had cheese meat and eggs cereal granola yogurt fruit coffee tea and I sort of breads. Very knowledgeable and great hostess that helped figure out what you wanna do for the day and where you want to eat.
Super clean and spacious rooms in a tranquil rural setting 10 minutes drive from Mahone Bay. Frauke, the lovely owner, could not have been more welcoming. There is a downstairs breakfast room with tea, coffee and water cooler and a TV with Netflix for guests to use. Breakfast is continental - home made granola, yoghurt and fruit, boiled eggs and a selection of breads and jams. We were there on business, but I imagine it would have been perfect for a holiday stay as there are lovely walks in the area and lots of beautiful little towns to explore. Dog lovers - the owners have an adorable Newfoundland dog who you can meet if you would like to. Non dog lovers - the dog is not allowed in the guest house and you will not see him unless you want to!
Wunderbarer Aufenthalt mit persönlicher Atmosphäre in tollem Haus und Umgebung. Sehr großes, tolles Zimmer und Bad, schöner Frühstücks-Aufenthaltsraum, vielseitiges, leckeres Frühstück, tolle Veranda ( mit Kolibri ), großer Garten, romantische Flusslage, sehr freundliche und persönliche Gastgeberin mit vielen Tips und Infos zur Umgebung und zu Ausflügen.
A Great Bed and Breakfast - We were referred to this spot by another B and B that was booked. I am happy to say it I was a wonderful stay. Owners were friendly, and they were a wealth of knowledge with places to visit in the surrounding area. Will definitely book again in future.
Beautiful, peaceful, and clean -
This was a beautiful, and comfortable place to stay. Everything was beautifully renovated to preserve the character of the home but updated to provide all the comforts of home, i.e. new bathrooms, new linens and new bed. Breakfast was super!! Thank you Frauke and Mike!!
A breath of fresh air and so wonderful to stay in a n eco-friendly and contemporary B&B. Love your simple but elegant cozy decor, but most important your accommodating and welcoming kindness and spirit. All the best in your lodging ventures. Keep the newer trend ALIVE.
I found this Gem of a place on an AirBnB site, what a beautiful spot , we stayed in room #2 , very spacious and comfortable and beautifully decorated, very gracious hosts and a beautiful breakfast each morning , I will certainly be passing on this place to my friends .
Serendipity - We accidentally landed here after a nearby b&b mixed up our reservation. It was serendipity. It was such a lovely place to spend a night on a holiday. The host was very nice and accommodating. The setting was incredibly peaceful. I would recommend this place highly. Get in while you can! Next time I would book for more than 1 night. Morning view from the dock.
Beyond expectations - We stayed 2 nights. I agree with prev reviews. The hosts, home, property, location and breakfast all excellent. Frauke had much information, we found helpful , while at the same time she was mindful of our privacy. You need a car as a short drive from Mahone Bay. We rode bikes into town as well , very fun. Hope to return one day.
Our group of ladies spent one night at this property. It was just outside Mahone Bay, and within easy distance to several restaurants and areas of interest. We felt most welcome when we arrived , and our accommodations were perfect for the three of us with two adjoining rooms and our ensuite bathroom . The care taken in supplying amenities was evident as we had everything we could have needed . Our beds were extremely comfortable, and the breakfast next morning was delicious (homemade granola, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, fruit, preserves, homemade bread, fresh juices, coffee and tea ). I loved the surrounding property and buildings, along with the historic character of this home. One of my favorite places was the front verandah where we relaxed during the evening. I'd highly recommend Frauke and Mikes home for your stay.
Quiet and Lovely Setting! - We stayed at the River Ridge Lodge during a family road trip through Nova Scotia. This was the 4th different lodge we had stayed in during our vacation. This was by far the best accommodation for our family. We stayed in Room 3 where we had plenty of beds in a quiet and lovely setting. The house is located within walking distance of a boat dock on a small cove that is part of the property. The breakfast was outstanding. The hosts of this lodge are extremely friendly and gave several terrific ideas for restaurants in the area and nearby attractions. We will definitely stay here again on our next trip. The only regret we had was that we didn't have a longer stay here to explore Mahone Bay and Lunenberg.
Beautiful and Serene Location - The property is set in a quiet location surrounded by trees with a lovely dock a short walk from the main house where you can sit by the calm river. The traditional looking country house has a porch at the guest entrance with comfortable seating for guests that overlooks part of the yard where you will hear crickets and see humming birds flying around feeding from the flowers. We stayed in room number 1 and it was tastefully decorated and very clean. When we were in our room we were rarely aware that anyone else was staying...the privacy was excellent! The breakfast was beyond what we expected with yogurts, berries, granola, eggs, three different breads for toast with an assortment spreads as well as fresh coffee and orange juice. Our hosts, Frauke and Michael, kindly offered maps and helped us chose some quality places to eat and some beautiful beaches and hikes nearby. We chose to eat in Lunenburg which was about a 10 minute drive. Our favorite meals were at Lincoln Street Food and the Grand Banker. We will definitely stay again and would recommend this B&B to anyone traveling in that area!
Wundervoller Aufenthalt. Wir hatten einen wunderschönen Aufenthalt im River Ridge Lodge. Frauke und Mike sind ganz wundervolle und zuvorkommende Gastgeber. Alles ist sehr familiär und gemütlich eingerichtet. Unser Zimmer war sehr sauber und hell durch die vielen großen Fenster. Unser Bett war sehr gemütlich und man konnte aus dem Fenster direkt auf den Martins River schauen. Frauke und Mike haben ein ganz idyllisches Grundstück mit viel Grün. Man kann dort picknicken oder gemeinsam bei einem kleinem Lagerfeuer den Tag ausklingen lassen. Zudem hat das B&B von Frühling bis Herbst einen kleinen Steg im Wasser auf dem man es sich gemütlich machen kann. Im Haus selbst gibt es einen Gemeinschaftsraum, der alle Gäste zum feiern, spielen oder unterhalten einlädt. Am Morgen verwandelt sich der Raum zu einem reichlich gedeckten Frühstücksraum. Hier gibt es alles was das Herz begehrt (sehr leckerer Marmelade!, Wurst, Käse, Müsli, Ei, Früchte, Joghurt etc.) Frauke verwendet zudem hauptsächlich biologische und regionale Produkte, die sie auf den Wochenmärkten einkauft. Bei einem netten Frühstück berichtet die liebe Gastgeberin von den Sehenswürdigkeiten und hat uns nicht nur einmal mit wertvollen Tipps und Ideen überrascht und versorgt. Schon in Deutschland hat sie uns über alles informiert und all unsere Fragen beantwortet. Vielen vielen Dank dafür. Das River Ridge Lodge liegt im wunderschönen Nova Scotia. Die Gegend hat für jeden etwas zu bieten. Wanderungen z.B. im "Keji" national parc (ca. 1h 20 Min. Fahrt) oder zum Cape Split (ca. 2h Fahrt), Kanutouren, Ausflüge zu malerischen Städten wie Mahone Bay oder Lunenburg (10-20 Min. Fahrt), dem tollen Leuchtturm in Peggys Cove (ca. 1 Stunde Fahrt), Oak Island (direkt um die Ecke) und anderen Sehenswürdigkeiten warten darauf entdeckt zu werden. Verschiedene Restaurants mit Seafood oder leckeren kanadischen Köstlichkeiten laden zum verweilen ein. Wir sind rundherum zufrieden und können das B&B nur jedem empfehlen, der ein familiäres Umfeld und die Schönheit Kanadas erleben möchten. Wir werden auf jeden Fall wieder kommen. 😊❤
Tolles B&B mit vielen Angeboten und Möglichkeiten.
Wir waren in der River Ridge Lodge von Frauke and Mike in Mahone Bay und es war so wunderbar, dass wir direkt von 5 auf 12 Tage verlängert haben. Die River Ridge Lodge ist sehr gemütlich und geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Sie liegt auf einer Anhöhe mit herrlichem Rundumblick auf den Martins River, der ein paar hundert Meter weiter ins Meer fliesst. Ruhig und doch zentral, da nur 5 Autominuten vom lebhaften Mahone Bay enfernt. Die Einrichtung ist sehr geschmackvoll, alles in einem super gepflegten Zustand. Wir hatten Mahone Bay gewählt, weil es sehr zentral liegt, man kommt von dort in alle Himmelsrichtungen, es hat das mildeste Klima in Nova Scotia und ist ein sehr schöner Ort am Meer. Besonders ist das gemeinsame Frühstück der Gäste an einem üppig gedeckten Tisch, an dem jeder – wenn er will – von seinen Vortageserlebnissen auf den verschiedenen Trails, Segeltouren, etc. berichten kann. Frauke, eine Deutsch-Kanadierin, ist unglaublich umsichtig und hilfsbereit und immer darauf bedacht, dass es den Gästen an nichts fehlt, und dies, ohne aufdringlich zu sein. Frauke und Mike geben auch gerne Tipps für Unternehmungen in der Gegend. Sie arrangieren auch geführte Kajaktouren zu den vorgelagerten Inseln, direkt ab dem hauseigenen Bootssteg, mit Traumblick auf den Fluss und das offene Meer. River Ridge Lodge is ein “Heim” für alle, nur nicht fuer Nörgler, den sie finden hier nichts zum Nörgeln!
Perfect - Wonderful hosts, with great advise and information on what to do and wher to eat. The place is beautiful, pristine and very clean. Would highly recommend. Thank you for everything!! Gisele Mark and Dani
Starry night - A quiet riverside near bustling Mahone bay, but far enough out that you can see the Milky Way. Mike and Franke are lovely hosts. Breakfast is very good and the room we had was spacious and comfortable . Newly remodeled.
4 nights of bliss - Everything about our first stay at River Ridge was well beyond our expectations! You will not be disappointed! Comfortable rooms, a wonderful breakfast and terrific hosts make this newly renovated B&B the place to stay. If you are looking for a tranquil country farm, this is the place to stay!
I had a fabulous 3 nights here... wish I could stay longer! This has been exactly what I needed... a beautiful room, super location, fabulous breakfast and the most delightful hosts! Thank you for encouraging me to take the bike to Mahone Bay town via the bike trail. That bike ride was one of the highlights of my trip! It is a beautiful trail. I also enjoyed just sitting on the dock. Thank you for your kindness and all your wonderful suggestions. I will highly recommend you to everyone!
It was a wonderful stay at River Ridge Lodge. I had a great 3-day vacation and could explore the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Your house reminded me of the Ann-of-Green-Gables location and it felt great staying in this magic place. I loved the view from the room and waking up to see all this green around me, really allowed me to "Relax and Renew". :-) Thank you also for the bike and the beach towel... this is so much better than a regular hotel! It actually felt like visiting friends. I hope to be back soon!
"Dear Frauke, I had a wonderful time here! This is a butifull house! I had no nightmares here (which I usually do when I'm visiting houses)! I loved visiting houses and I think yours the best I ever visited! P.S. Charley is so cute, I love him!!!"
We enjoyed our short overnight stay very much and wished we could stay longer. Your hospitality and the comfort of your beautiful home helped us feel very welcome. The breakfast was delicious! Thank you.
What a wonderful B+B you have! We only stayed for one night but we enjoyed our stay immensely :-) Thank you for the hospitality - we hope to return one day.
What a wonderful retreat you have created! Our stay here was wonderful and very relaxing - we only wish we could stay longer to explore more of the area. Our highlights were a trip to Rissers Beach for a swim, giant ice cream cones at Petite Riviere's General Store, quiet time on your dock, a bike ride to the end of Silver Point Road and your delicious breakfast. We'l spread the word about this beautiful spot!
One of the best places we stayed at on our trip! The lodge is designed exceptionally well and sophisticated, you can tell that Frauke and Michael put a lot of effort and hard work into it. The atmosphere is relaxing and calm and the property is huge and has nice spots for picnics or just enjoying nature. Our room was very clean, with comfortable beds and lots of storage space and the breakfast had everything we could have asked for! Both Frauke and Michael are super welcoming hosts and provided us with recommendations, maps and tips for the whole southern shore of Nova Scotia. If you are in the Mahone Bay/Lunenburg area, the River Ridge Lodge is a must stay!
Top Empfehlung fuer jeden Urlauber. Vor allem aber auch fuer Reisende aus Deutschland. Diese kleine feine Unterkunft war ein Highlight auf unserer Kanadreise. Erster Anlaufpunkt nach dem Start in Halifax. Das Haus wurde stilgerecht, qualitativ hochwertig und fachkundig renoviert. Es liegt etwas außerhalb des Ortes Mahone Bay. Dafür Ruhe pur. Alles Tip Top sauber. Herzlicher Empfang der deutschstämmigen Vermieterin. Es bleiben keine Wünsche offen. Das Frühstück ist grandios. Alles frisch - vor allem ohne Plastik!! Obst Brot Kaffee Milchprodukte in bester Qualität. Von hier aus lässt sich viel erkunden und ansehen. Wir haben Tourempfehlungen und Kartenmaterial bekommen. Mehr als zu schaffen war. Danke dafür nochmals. Der Tipp für's Abendessen im Ort war auch ein Treffer. Viellen Dank für den schönen Aufenthalt bei Ihnen. Herzliche Grüße aus dem Rheinland
Herzliche Menschen und ein wundervolles Panorama. Unser Urlaub war ein unglaublich schönes Erlebnis und unsere Unterkunft hat einen großen Teil dazu beigetragen. Sehr freundliche und sehr hilfsbereite Gastgeber. Das Frühstück war wunderbar. Die Unterkunft ist sehr qualitativ und geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Wir freuen uns auf den nächsten Urlaub, natürlich im River Ridge Lodge. Our holiday was an amazing experience. Very friendly and very helpful hosts. The breakfast was wonderful. The accommodation is very high quality and tastefully decorated. We felt very comfortable. We are looking forward to our next visit.
Fun and fabulous! Our hosts were so accommodating and friendly, made you feel like family. The property is lovely and very pretty and comfortable, close to amenities. Very well cared for B and B. Pride of ownership shows. We would recommend for sure!
Excellent all round. The accommodation was extremely comfortable, the breakfasts were superb and Frauke was a wonderfully friendly and knowledgeable host. Highly recommended!
Excellent spot to chill out for a few days. Very customer focused hostess. Great organic breakfasts with lots to eat. Beautiful views of the river. Super clean.
Amazing experience!! Room was excellent, clean and comfortable. Home was set on beautiful property in a very peaceful area. The owners were very wonderful people. We stayed two nights and wished we had more time. Definitely returning next time we are around that area and would recommend it to everyone we know.
Such a comfortable place to stay - so welcoming and Charlie was a bonus! And such wonderful breakfast each morning! Thanks so much
Unsere sympathischen Gastgeber haben uns sehr herzlich aufgenommen und waren stets hilfsbereit. Das Frühstück war wundervoll und die Ausstattung war sehr durchdacht und komfortabel. Schöne Lage und eine zauberhafte Aussicht. Informationsbroschüren zu Touren, Reisetipps, Veranstaltungen, Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und Restaurants sind in großer Auswahl vor Ort vorhanden. Unser Aufenthalt war wirklich wunderschön und wir können Nova Scotia und das River Ridge Lodge herzlichst empfehlen.