River Lodge is a single-storey, detached pine lodge, set amongst 12 acres of glorious woodland by the banks of the River Ogwen, on the Ogwen Bank Holiday Park and Country Club, close to the town of Bethesda in the breathtaking Snowdonia National Park.
The lodge provides a great base for couples, a family or friends wishing to explore this wonderful countryside, you will have everything you need for relaxing time, simply whiling away the hours by the river or an action-filled holiday for the more adventurous.
This homely and comfortable lodge offers open plan living accommodation, with a kitchen area, a dining area and a sitting area with electric fire, a modern up to date shower room and three bedrooms.
Patio doors from the sitting area open onto a lovely decked veranda overlooking the River Ogwen and can be argued the most enviable location on site.
The veranda has been extended so you are almost at the water’s edge and the urge to just dip your toes will have you down by the river bank in no time at all!
The veranda is a lovely place to sit out and enjoy an early morning cuppa, a leisurely breakfast or lunch alfresco-style, or just a glass of something refreshing after a busy day exploring.
There are some wonderful wooded walks around the site, and it is great for spotting wildlife and great for bird watching, there are local wild ducks , squirrels, tree creepers and if you’re lucky you’ll see woodpeckers, you may even get a visit from the friendly robins who are now use to the guests coming and going.
The park has the Olde Worlde Country Club, a former hunting lodge to Penrhyn Castle.
It has a welcoming log fire and an excellent licensed bar and if you don’t fancy cooking, bar meals are served most days.
There is also live music entertainment, pool tables, video games and satellite television, plus a small shop selling basic supplies, however always worth checking the opening times as they are always subject to change, but don’t worry the town of Bethesda is only a short stroll away.
The lodge is ideally situated for Zip World Velocity, home to the longest zip line in Europe, and the fastest in the world, with its equally as exhilarating sister, Titan only a 30 minute drive away at Blaenau Ffestiniog.
The newest attraction to join this family is located at Betws y Coed, Fforest Coaster, is the only Alpine coaster of its kind in the UK.
Slightly further afield, visit Llanberis, situated at the foot of Snowdon, and if you don’t fancy the ascent then let the train take the strain!, as the Snowdon Mountain Railway will take you to the mountain’s summit.
The historic walled town of Caernarfon with its majestic castle isn’t too far away and the peaceful Isle of Anglesey is easily reached and well worth a visit.
The delightful village of Betws-y-Coed is only 14 miles away, with its array of tea rooms, craft shops and outdoor activities, and with the popular Swallow Falls and Fairy Glen nearby, it makes a great day out for everyone!
There is so much to do in the area that a week in this wonderful, year-round lodge simply won’t be enough!