Riversleigh Guesthouse

Riversleigh Guesthouse offers outstanding Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Ballina!

Riversleigh Guesthouse is the oldest two storey timber building remaining in the Ballina Shire. It is a unique example of a timber Victorian Georgian style building. Riversleigh was built in 1879 by the Heugh family who operated a local saw-mill. Cedar is used extensively throughout the building in wall panelling, the main staircase, architraves and skirting boards with the floors being wide cut teak.

Riversleigh was for much of its life a family residence, before becoming a boarding house. The vicinity of the building to Ballina’s waterfront saw it patronised by many seafarers who enjoyed themselves in the house’s drawing room into the small hours of the morning to the accompaniment of Spanish guitars and mandolins.