We stayed 3 weeks (yes 21 nights) whilst we looked for a place to live in the area. Atalanta, the owner, is a gem and so easy going whilst always trying to accommodate your needs. We had a problem with our mobile broadband so Atalanta gave us a cable connection to her internet for the whole time we were there. We only booked for 2 weeks but Atalanta moved things around to let us stay an extra week because we could not move into our new place until then.
We chose it because it was 'pet friendly' because of our cat, but we humans really felt at home here. It is a great location, peaceful, apart from the occasional noise from 'Mrs Goose' (a pet). and really the best of a country stay in Oz We stayed in Picaninny Cottage - great and thoroughly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just 20 minutes from the Sunshine Coast and 1 hour from Brisbane....you can have the "experience of a lifetime." A herd of over 40 fabulous horses, ponies and donkeys await you! Treks depart every morning and afternoon....off into 1000 acres of natural eucalypt bushland. Each day you will have your own private guide to give you personal instruction on the days activities. You can help choose your horse, brush & groom in preparation... and climb into the saddle, under the supervision of trained horsemen and women.We can cater for families with kiddies and groups....perhaps a birthday celebration, a team building experience or a workplace outing such as a Christmas breakup. You can make it a dress up affair..."cowboys & injuns"....."bridle hens party"......."little children's birthday pony parties"......bring your celebration theme to us and we can help you give it life. Bush bbq's and picnics are the norm....you can sausage sizzle, boil the billy and cook old fashioned damper....or tell us how hungry you are.....we can feed a multitude. Be ready to share your picnic with our mischievous donkeys.....always a laugh.After your day in the saddle, return to the comforts of your cosy country cottage. Cook up a storm in the pizza oven....best pizza in town.....or try lamb shanks or pork spare ribs, even delicious pizza desserts. All our guest houses have fully self catering country kitchens.You have your own private spa out in the garden.....soak your horse riding body in the hot soothing bubbles.....pop the champers and laugh about the fun day in the saddle.To keep up with the outside world you have a big flat screen, access to internet, DVD player, ......& CD player to set the mood.At the end of the day ... after soaking in the tub, filling up the tummy, and sharing horse riding stories.....climb under the covers and enjoy your old fashioned sumptuous country bedding....just like Grandma's feather bed.You can come for 2 days or a week.....we promise to fill up your sences...at Mooloolah Valley!!! ... more less