Testimonials

2021

What a beautiful “Getaway”, lovely hospitality.
So inspired by the Food Forest. I have already started planning for my own. Thank you. We will be back.
Nikki and Luke

Everything about your house and garden is wonderful! Thank you so much for providing us with such a lovely interlude from our travels, for the artworks and decor, to the frog pond, the river frontage and your kind hospitality. It has been very much appreciated.
Ross and Jill

Thank you for your warm welcome. I was soothed by the colours and textures you have chosen to furnish The Junction Room.
I was calmed everyday by the sounds of the water and birds. It has been a very restorative stay.
Nicki

Wonderful destination looking at the river.. You could be anywhere. Mesmerising. The sound of the birds, and the garden, the beautiful room. Thank you. 
Ed and Teresa, Brisbane.


2020

Thank you for a lovely stay. As I thought the accommodation in Bingara was the best I had last week by a long way…..
Sheridan Vaucluse

What a great asset for Bingara! Somewhere lovely to stay, magnificent garden and even better hosts. Everything you could wish for when away from home. Luxury++
Emu Park

Finally a comfy bed and amazing shower and water pressure. Thank you for a well needed beautiful sleep.xoxo
Michelle and Rob, Newcastle

THE JUNCTION

So glad we discovered this magnificent oasis where we were treated with welcome hospitality by Garry and Linda.
Trish and Steve

Lovely accommodation in a beautiful and interesting town. Very restful. Delightful bird song to wake up with!
Ian and Cathy

We had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. Thank you for guiding us. The dinner and breakfast at The Imperial Hotel were delicious. Thank you for this beautiful room, Bingara is a lovely and impressive town. It’s people should be proud of their community.
Ian and Rose

What a delightful surprise! Attention to detail, magnificent artworks and amazing garden.
Thank you so much.
Chris

A beautiful space in a delightful setting. Very comfortable & quiet. Loved walking along the river and seeing a variety of birdlife. Thank you for sharing your part of the world with us.
Carolyn and Lance


2019

THE RETREAT

Lovely restful spot. Wonderful garden. The art is very good. Great kale recipe.
Lucie and Stewart

Stayed in The Retreat Apartment. Lovely setting, great accommodation, modern and spacious, very comfortable bed, tranquil surroundings. So relaxing.
Congratulations on providing such beautiful accommodation.
Jenny and Geoff, Port Macquarie

We wish we could have stayed longer but we feel restored by our respite and ready for the next stage of our journey. Not only is the house beautiful and your gardens, the river view stunning, your hospitality and welcoming open spirit are unmatched. We felt as though we were visiting friends, Many thanks.
The Swift Family, USA

A wonderful couple of days. The Retreat is beautifully appointed and luxurious! The gardens are wonderful and full of unusual trees and fruit. Great bird life.
A very relaxing environment.
Maria and Jeff

THE JUNCTION

A PIECE OF HEAVEN ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD!
MANY THANKS!
Maren and Herman, New York USA

A wonderful experience. A classy respite after 3 days of long hard work. A credit to the owners.
Chris


2018

THE RETREAT

Lovely home with great bed and shower.
Light filled spaces to gaze through windows at night skies.
Thank you.
Bev and Andy

Bingara, a fossicking town and The River House is the diamond I found. It’s a real find. Thank you for sharing.
Susan Adelaide

Thank you for a wonderful experience staying here at The River House surrounded by art and edible garden and of course the town of Bingara on the Gwydir River.
A memorable concert, deep within a community, that will live with me a long time.
Shane Howard, Dec 18

JUNCTION

Amazing to enjoy such comfort and style in Rural OZ. You want to tell everyone but that will spoil it for those who know!
Brian and Peter, Upper Landsdowne

What a wonderful stay. This place is PERFECT. The garden is superb and the accommodation cannot be faulted. And the town, what a surprise. You have it all here-we will spread the word.
Tom and Robyn. Torquay, Vic.

Thank you so much for your very kind hospitality. The room and bathroom are lovely and the garden is absolutely wonderful!
We especially loved the stingless native bee hives.
Lauren and Ben, Blue Mountains


2017

Thank you both for you hospitality, friendly faces and a wonderful stay. 38 degrees is warm but the room was very cool and clean and nice. Best regards too you both.
Elf and Monica Sweden

Our second stay…just as lovely as the first. Thank you for the modern clean and peaceful place to stay. See you next time.
Ryan and Melanie.

Beautiful, quiet with a great atmosphere. Beautiful gardens too.
David and Julie

Absolutely fabulous accommodation. Love the garden and the whole set up. A beautiful place to stay. Thank you.
Ed and Ali. Old. 

Such a warm welcome on arrival and a beautiful property. The gardens are superb. A little piece of paradise in beautiful Bingara.Many thanks.
Karyn and Tim


2016

We have stayed in a lot of overnight accommodation in our travels. This stands out as one of the best. Lovely ambience, thoughtfully designed and decorated. Wonderful hosts. Thanks for a lovely comfortable stay.  
Dave and Do Buderim
 
Your beautiful garden,house, furniture and artworks are inspiring. Lovely! Thank you.
Jacqui and Bina
 
Thank you for your warm welcome, your spacious and cosy accommodation and the opportunity to explore your creative and very special game.
Jan and Christine, Sydney
 
I love The River House. I sleep deeply. I eat so well. The garden is special. The view starts the day with awe! A treat to be here for the 80th Birthday of the Roxy Theatre and The Living Classrooms next chapter. Many thanks and much love. Big hugs.
Costa, Sydney
 
Thank you for a lovely stay and your hospitality. Really enjoyed the quietness, particularly relaxing in your garden. Beds were lovely and comfortable
Dawn and Les, Brisbane.
 
A triumph!
Jerry Coleby-Williams
 
Thank you for a very relaxing stay at The Retreat. I love the interior and the gardens are magical. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.  
Lyn
 
A lovely respite in a charming town. Clean and very comfortable seclusion. Hope to return.
Linden and Margaret, Canada.
 
A wonderful retreat form the world. Your gardens are amazing. Thank you so much for your hospitality and provision of this lovely facility  
Jodie, Uralla
 
Thank you. A very unique garden. Your taste is beautiful with lovely small touches. Lovely energy.
Patrick and Kelly, Bonny Hills


2015

Two fabulous nights staying in The River House . We have loved  Bingara & a wonderful experience as Australia Day Ambassador supporters. We will be back thank you.  We have had the best time. From wines on the verandah to floating down the river & walking the bank. A wonderful restful place to stay.

What a beautiful place to stay and what a beautiful town.Bingara is too good for too few! I am honoured to be your Australian Day ambassador for 2015.
Jeremy Rolleston

Perfect in every detail!
Cath & Kevin

A lovely, quiet, relaxing stay. Beautiful unit, very well equipped. Left feeling refreshed. 
Warren & Judy

The River House is a dream come true. A unique little corner of the world.
Greg & Mary, Brisbane

Lovely place to stay, unwind & relax. What a lovely treat to stay here.
Elena

We enjoyed our stay, thank you. Beautiful linen, comfortable beds. It's that sort of attention to detail we really appreciate .
Lisa

Truly lovely placeto stay. Thanks for putting heart and soul into The River House. Greatly appreciated.
Mal & Judy


2014

Restful and quiet.  Beautifully and thoughtfully appointed. Just like Goldilocks,
Iit was just right!  
Richard

Beautiful place to stay & wonderfully presented. Thank you for allowing us to be part of this little piece of heaven. Bingara is blessed to have such a perfect place.
Thank you.      
Jasmin and family

Absolutley superb!  Strawberries were great-yum. Will be back for a longer stay next time. 10/10  
Lismore

Great spot for wedding preparations. Lovely evening. Thank you for giving Bingara this beautiful place. I will recommend it to everyone. 
Gail & Family

The River House is just magnificent. We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 days here. 
5 star accommodation in a lovely setting with an amazing view so centrally located to everything.  We would highly recommend The River House to everyone we know.
Nicolle and Blake

The River House is an outstanding venue in every way possible. This weekend has given us the annual opportunity to unwind, revive, laugh & leave the normal behind. The River House is exceptional and has made our 14th weekend away together decadently relaxing.  
5 girlfriends from northern NSW

We have enjoyed our stay at the River House so much, we wish we could throw a rope around it, and tow it back to Sydney.
Sydney, February


2013

The unbeatable combination! The River House, the Roxy Theatre and the river.  This house made for an amazing and memorable experience for our wedding.  It will always have a place in our hearts.
Brisbane, March

Simply beautiful and amazing. Thank you and Gracias!
Paul & Lorena Brisbane


2012

Absolutely fantastic! A real gem on the banks of the beautiful Gwydir. If you're in Bingara this is a MUST STAY place. Thank you so much for having us - we can't wait to share this with Sydney Weekender viewers. Many thanks.
Mike Whitney Sydney Weekender Channel 7
4th July

Absolutely  loved our stay! Such an amazing location & wonderful place. We can't wait to stay here again. So nice to be able to stroll down to the river, street & golf course.

The River House itself is truly stunning & it was great to be able to pick things out of the garden for meals. Such an unique experience. Well done!
Molong, January


2011

Best apartment I have ever stayed in!
Sydney, December

It was fabulous. Amazing ambience & attention to detail. Staying here was a truly relaxing time & we look forward to coming back to stay again.

We loved your concept of an edible garden & wish you every success.
Sydney, December