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Riverbend Homestead Horse and Farmstay

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TV, fireplace, DVD player, ping pong table
4 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, Internet, bed sheets

Overview of Riverbend Homestead Horse and Farmstay

Riverbend Homestead Horse and Farmstay

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Freeburgh, VIC

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationFreeburgh Streamside Reserve7 min drive
  • Popular LocationOvens River J20 Streamside Reserve8 min drive
  • Popular LocationSmoko Streamside Reserve10 min drive
  • AirportMount Hotham, VIC (MHU)68 min drive

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About this area


Located in Freeburgh, this farm stay is in a rural area and on the waterfront. Bright Splash Park and Canyon Walk are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Freeburgh Streamside Reserve and Ovens River J20 Streamside Reserve. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Freeburgh Streamside Reserve - 7 min drive
  • Ovens River J20 Streamside Reserve - 8 min drive
  • Ovens River J15 Streamside Reserve - 9 min drive
  • Smoko Streamside Reserve - 10 min drive
  • Wandiligong Education Area - 28 min drive


  • Sole e Luna Italian Restaurant - 14 min drive
  • Tomahawks - 14 min drive
  • Ginger Baker Cafe - 14 min drive
  • Il Centro Pizza house - 14 min drive
  • Riverdeck Cafe - 14 min drive

About this property

Riverbend Homestead Horse and Farmstay

Riverside Property with kitchen and balcony
Riverbend Homestead is a large, spacious Australian farmhouse situated overlooking the middle of a working farm nestled in the upper Ovens Valley, 5 minutes from Bright. Riverbend Homestead is surrounded by a 150 acre working farm and alpine forest's. Nestled in the upper Ovens Valley in Victorias Alpine high Country. The beautiful Ovens River runs a 3.5 km secluded stretch along the property which is also surrounded by state forest and Alpine National Park wilderness just waiting for you to explore.

Riverbend Homestead is private and secluded with amazing views.

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.

Upon departure guests must strip beds and put linen in laundry, separate rubbish and recycling.

All food scraps whatsoever to the chicken coop.

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 Light the fire in 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 tables, one for kids and another for the oldies. Light a fire in the outside fireplace to roast a marshmallow or two. (Weather, season and fire restrictions pending)

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 watered paddocks surrounding the Homestead. All with trough water.

Motor and Mountain bike riders can bring there bikes and explore the farm quietly thou and ride the endless singles trails and four wheel drive tracks adjoining the property and surrounding mountains. This area is know as having the best riding and 4wd in Australia.

Horse riders, Mountain bikers must wear appropriate safety equipment, give way and go slow around livestock and no 'cutting' the place up please. Any motor bikes must stick to the driveway wear safety equipment. All activities that guests undertake while visiting, staying here must agree to WAIVER any right to take action against us whatsoever.. Guests must review and agree to our terms and conditions before making a payment

Free spilt firewood for inside heating in wood shed for inside heating only.

Outside fire in pit allowed other than fire restriction dates. Free fire wood on ground beside firepit.

Guests must monitor and take responsibility for lighting any fires.

That by making a deposit they hereby have read, understood, agree and accept our terms and conditions. Including taking full responsibility for all your group. This is known as assumption of risk, holiday farmstay/ waiver to sue/litigate

There are endless reasons why people keep coming back to this beautiful area. We look forward to having guests back year after year and watching your children grow up. Enjoying the mountains, Forrest's, Rivers. Enjoying the High Country and '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 to confirm your holiday.

Guests book and understand that we may have higher levels of risk than other accommodation properties and come here agreeing to our terms and conditions. This includes taking full responsibility for all your group and waiver the right to sue, litigate or take action against riverbend homestead horse and farmstay whatever.

Unfortunately we are not dog or cat friendly what so ever. Please refrain from asking, however take pets to the kennels at porpunkna.

Once your deposit has cleared your booking is confirmed. The property is reserved for your dates. Arrival check-in is 2pm and the homestead is left unlocked with keys upon our information book upon dining table. Checkout is strictly 10am on your date of departure. Guests must take excess rubbish and clean up after themselves. Strip bed linen, vacuum. Report any damage.

Owner/ manager has the right cancel booking at any time if illegal, threatening or abusive behaviour becomes evident. Full Refund less costs, third party fees, commission, taxes determined upon review. Bond, return's may take 14 to 90 days. Transferred booking dates must occur within 90 days of original booking dates.
Air-conditioned accommodation at this farm stay offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas.

Bathrooms include baths or showers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

Recreational amenities at the farm stay include a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Internet access
  • Available in some public areas: Internet access

Parking and public transport

  • On-site parking options include a garage

Things to do

  • Arcade/games room
  • Cycling
  • Boating
  • Fitness centre
  • Kayaking
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis

Guest services

  • Snow sports gear
  • Water sports equipment


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beach loungers
  • Firepit
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility


  • Books
  • Games
  • Music library
  • Smoke-free property
  • Stereo

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bathtub
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper


  • DVD player
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Blender
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Coffee grinder
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dining room
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Spices
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Outdoor space

  • Balcony
  • Private porch


  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 24 out of 27 reviews
5 - Excellent 89%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 27 reviews
4 - Good 11%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 27 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 27 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 27 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Loved it
Such a great spot to hang out for a few days - the kids just love it. See you again soon

5/5 Excellent

Excellent landscaping and scenic views

5/5 Excellent

Weekend at Riverbend
Really loved our stay at Riverbend. The house was clean and cozy. Kids had a good time playing ping pong, riding bikes, feeding animals, exploring the farm. Couldn't explore the farm fully due to intermittent rain, planning to visit again. Ed was a very friendly and supportive host.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Perfect family holiday
We stayed at this property during the winter school holidays with another family. We had 4 adults and 8 children between us. The children had the best time, we never once heard ‘I’m bored’. And the adults had time to put our feet up and relax. The house was spotless and had everything we needed.

5/5 Excellent

Family vacay
Loved the character of the house and location is perfect. Owner very friendly and helpful. 5 stars!