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Valerie G., United Kingdom

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!!!  

Johanne G, Quebec City, QC

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. 

Wolfgang M., Germany

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. 

Neele S.,Germany

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. 

Gerri F., Spry Bay, NS

 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.

Louise L., United Kingdom

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.

Malcolm S., ON

 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. 

PG, Asheville, North Carolina

 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!

Carol F., Wakefield, QC

 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.

Chris C.

 Clean, quiet, comfortable! This beautifully renovated farmhouse was perfect for an overnight. Great amenities and breakfast. Highly recommended over other accommodations in the area. 

Janice L.

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.

Jessica A.

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.

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Louise, Great Britain, Booking.com

 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. 

Gerri, Nova Scotia, Booking.com

 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.

Neele, Germany, Booking.com

 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.              

Cynthia, Indianapolis, Booking.com

 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.               

Wolfgang, Germany, Booking.com

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.               

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Sandra Van W., Charlottetown, PE

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. 

Marie V.

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!! 

Sharon and Brad, Sherbrooke, NS

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.

Donalda and Andrew F.

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 .

Anonymous

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. 

Susan S., Calgary, AB

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. 

Anonymous, Bayside, NS

 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. 

Olivia S.

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. 

Anonymous, Victoria, BC

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! 

Gisele, Mark and Dani V., Ottawa, ON

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 

Anonymous, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota

 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.  

Carrie B., Wellington, Florida

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!  

C. Wedgewood, Sidney, BC

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!

Esther, Munich, Germany

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!

Batsheva (age 7), Montclair, NJ, USA

"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!!!"

J. & S. Shurtteff, Groton, NY, USA

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.

Jason & Brianne, Bowmanville, ON

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.

Stephanie, Karin, Lauren and Jenna, Victoria, BC

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!

Anonymous, Booking.com

  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!               

Herbert, Germany

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              

Raffaele, Germany

 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.              

Patricia, Canada

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!

Jane, Great Britain

Excellent all round. The accommodation was extremely comfortable, the  breakfasts were superb and Frauke was a wonderfully friendly and  knowledgeable host. Highly recommended              

Eileen, Canada

 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.  

Anonymous, TripAdvisor

 Tolle Unterkunft - super Host.  Wir haben eine Nacht bei Frauke und Mike in der Lodge verbracht und  haben uns wirklich wohl gefühlt. Das Haus liegt ein wenig ausserhalb von  Mahone Bay in einer Seitenstraße, ein wenig erhöht am Ende einer  Einfahrt mit einem großen Areal drumherum und ist daher sehr ruhig  gelegen. Das Haus für die Gäste ist gemütlich eingerichtet mit viel  Liebe zum Detail (Wasserkocher, Badprodukte, bereit gestellte Karaffe  mit Wasser, etc). Unten ist ein Raum, wo das Frühstück serviert wird mit  einem nutzbaren Smart TV, einer Couch, Kühlschrank und einem  Bücherregal. Im Obergeschoss lag unser Zimmer. Es war sauber, hell und  gemütlich eingerichtet. Das Frühstück war super lecker und ließ keine  Wünsche offen. Viele natürliche, lokale Produkte standen bereit.  Unsere Gastgeberin Frauke war super lieb und hat sich von Anbeginn sehr  engagiert. Von der Frage nach dem  Frühstücksbegebenheiten/Unverträglichkeiten bis hin zu den netten  Gesprächen und Umgebungstipps war alles dabei und wir haben uns super  gut aufgehoben gefühlt. Wer eine Unterkunft sucht sollte sich das nicht  entgehen lassen. Klare Empfehlung dort einzukehren.   

Melissa G, TripAdvisor

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. 😊❤ 

Petra, Heidelberg, Germany

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!

P and J, TripAdvisor

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. 

Jane, Colleen & Tom, UK

Such a comfortable place to stay - so welcoming and Charlie was a bonus! And such wonderful breakfast each morning! Thanks so much

Anonymous, TripAdvisor

 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.