The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Riverside Lodge with Sauna
Category: Houses
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0.409 MB
Sep 11, 2012 @ 11:53pm
Oct 31, 2012 @ 12:06am
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Riverside Lodge with Sauna

- Identical to Nexus version (

A picturesque and fully equipped player home near Whiterun. This lodge should be fitting setting for a prosperous adventurer - like the player, serving as a comfortable reststop between adventures. I've tried to keep the layout easy enough and the amount of clutter and containers sensible and tried to fit the house seamlessly into the world, not looking out of place. The main building includes the kitchen/living room on top floor and a basement with the weapon/armor/equipment storage and an adjacent underground crafting room. The roomy sidewing includes the sleeping quarters, library and enchanting/alchemy space. There's also a true nordic sauna cabin (complete with a hot tub) and a garden. Automatic item sorter scripts makes storing ingredients and other items into containers easy as a child's play. They can also be turned on and off individually, if you do not want to use them.


Take EVERYTHING you want to keep from the old house (including NPC's), travel further away from the house, disable the old mod and activate the new one. As you might have more stuff you can carry once, you can use console command "player.modav carryweight XXXXX" (XXXXX is the number) to increase your carryweight limit. Then after you've moved back in, you can use "player.modav carryweight -XXXXX" to restore the original carryweight limit.

=== RECOMMENDED MODS ============================

- Unlimited Bookshelves (Lets you store more books, notes, scrolls etc. in your shelves):
- Spouses Can Live Everywhere (Let's you set the Lodge as the home of your Spouse):
- Ultimate Follower Overhaul "UFO" (enables you to have more than one follower and you can leave them wandering around the house, plus many, many nice extra features):

For textures I use (but you can use whatever you like):
- Skyrim HD - 2K Textures (Lite) -
- Sexy Villages and Towns -

=== FEATURES ======================================

Location & Key to the house:
By the road between Riverwood and Whiterun. You really can't miss it. It's where the road loops near the waterfalls. The key can be found from the chest outside the house.

Look for a book above the key chest. There you can choose which options you want for the basement layout inside the main building. You have options with and without mannequins.

- You can customize the basement and choose different layouts.
- Mannequins in a small display area, if you choose armory option.
- Extra book shelves and an office desk if you opt for extra library instead of armory.
- Plenty of storage space (all SAFE and non-respawning, including the outside barrels).
- Fully equipped enchanting and alchemy labs.
- Crafting room with Forge, Workbench, Grindstone, Smelter and Tanning Rack.
- Kitchen with cooking pot and containers for food.
- Working weapon racks and plaques.
- Wood chopping behind the house (for those who need the wood for crafting mods).
- Main library with plenty of shelves for books (very useful with the "Unlimited Bookshelves" mod).
- Player bed with "Well rested" perk (or Lovers Comfort if married).
- Small stable for the horse.
- A nordic sauna and a lovely garden!
- Now also a hot tub and a shower!
- Automatic Item Storage scripts.
- A lever in the basement closet to switch on/off individual auto sorters.
- Outside torches with Automatic Light Switch. (They will burn only at night.)
- Fully navmeshed indoors and exteriors.
- Compatible with "Rayek's End" house mod.
- Includes the Vanilla mannequin script fix within the BSA.

=== KNOWN ISSUES & FAQ ============================

- If you have any problems, first thing you might want to try is to move this mod as last in the load order (bottom of the list). And make sure you have the LATEST version of Skyrim installed! Certain older versions could crash the game with any house mods. This mod only adds stuff in the game. Nothing is changed, except the few exterior landscape cells where the house is built. The scripts are mostly unique to this mod, not overwriting anything. And for most people they work flawlessly.

- The problems with weapon racks is usually mutual to all racks in Skyrim. Some weapons have such a bad bounding/activator boxes that they work like crap with racks. They can block the access to racks next to them. The orc axes and most of the bows are a good example of this. Or they just place their own activator somewhere that you cannot reach (so you can't remove the weapon). I use the racks only for swords and staffs, which seem to work just fine.

- Some conflicts with other mods have been reported, but I'll usually try to fix all the reported issues, if there's anything I can do about it. But that's just the way it is with mods. If you report any conflicts, bugs or CTD's, please give me as detailed description as possible, not just "this m0d is br0ke, fix it naw!". Usually any CTD's are caused by some conflicting mods, old Skyrim version or some other custom changes to the particular setup. Also changing any ugrid values in Skyrim .ini files can cause CTD's with custom house mods. Most mods that has been built on the same spot or is located too close by will conflict, including Dovahkiin Retreat and Ranger Ridge.
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callisto23 Sep 21 @ 7:59pm 
great house,great location everything you need thank you
Harvingetorix Sep 5 @ 4:27pm 
I also love the 'store all' option for the crafting chests/ingredient urn - really makes it so convenient! =)
Harvingetorix Sep 5 @ 4:25pm 
This is a wonderful house - I really love it! I like that there are a couple of bedrooms, the al fresco dining pavilion overlooking the view of Whiterun in the distance is beautiful, and the shower room/sauna + outdoor hottub are great! This is my favorite of the houses I've tried... Awesome work!
spencered pootis Jul 18 @ 8:30am 
perfect hideout for a finn like me! (btw can you make the steams hotter? :D)
belsagor Jul 6 @ 12:58am 
Прекрасный домик. Спасибо.
Metrodox May 8 @ 6:30pm 
this is the best house mod ive found so far i love it so much
Close Shave [With No Cream] Apr 17 @ 11:34am 
i love this, it makes skyrim feel even more comfortable. having a fully equipped lodge like this is great!! only thing is, when it rains, the rain comes through the awning, the overhang over the front door and also the outdoor dining table. kinda ruins the mood, trying to sit down and enjoy the view while being rained on (virtually at least)
thebholder Apr 14 @ 12:24pm 
To t.renfro - just follow the road from Riverwood toward Whiterun and you will see the bridge going back across the creek right after the wolves attack you. To Ron_Ramirez - it is in the locked chest on the front porch. Just unlock the (EXPERT) lock and take the key! LOL Seriously, is one of the BEST home mods I have run across. There is plenty of storage, a pretty cool floor plan and the Sauna and Hot Tub are both really great. The options give you a couple of ways to set it up, so you can customize it somewhat to the way you want to display stuff.
t.renfro Mar 1 @ 6:26pm 
How do you find it? I can't see it on the map. Had this lodge on anothe computer. Now that I have skyrim on the new computer. I can't remember the location.
Flinzorz Feb 27 @ 10:22am 
how do you get the key?