A home away from home
The 3-acre grounds are bordered by Byron Bay Creek and high, deep green hedgerows. The lush lawns and gardens surrounding the property ensure that privacy of your celebration is paramount. Your guests can stroll or sit and enjoy the tranquility through the large windows and French doors leading from the elegant living and kitchen areas, spilling out onto the gabled deck, which surrounds the main house.
History of Bangalow Guesthouse
In 1903 Joseph G. Snow purchased what is today Bangalow Guesthouse, naming it ‘The Rivers’ where he lived with his wife and 13 children. He was a prominent figure in the community, setting up a much-needed sawmill for the town. The J. G. Snow bridge,
In 1909 Dr. Andrew Bracken bought the home after arriving from Ireland two years earlier and so began the line of Doctors who would live in ‘The Rivers’ for decades to come. In 1912 the property passed to Scottish born Dr. John Stewart who had been in the Boer War as a Surgeon-Major. He ran his practice from ‘The Rivers’ until he volunteered in WWI.
Dr. Lentaigne married the daughter of the Bangalow Hotel and they raised their five daughters at ‘The Rivers’. Over the years, the family extended the property and Dr. Lentaigne continued to practice and live at ‘Riverview’ until his death at 66 years of age.
Experience the rich history for yourself at Bangalow Guesthouse, where we proudly pioneer our heritage.