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Dwellingup Forest Lodge
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Dwellingup Forest Lodge
Reviewed 4 November 2011

Dwellingup Forrest Lodge consists of a number of chalets (one and two bedroom) built overlooking a lake. The chalets are very clean, well equipped and well decorated. The view and the trees are sublime. The lake is a short hop on the other side of the lawn and the owners provide multiple boats for visitors use. There is a shared area with an impressive BBQ and also a conference room with pool table/games although we did not visit this. Judy, the hostess, was kind and helpful. The one downside for us was that the single bed chalet is actually one half of a larger chalet. Therefore, the deck is shared with your neighbour and separated only by a sheet of metal which is, in no way, soundproof. Dogs are allowed and there were several well behaved dogs there. Unfortunately for us, our neighbours did not have well behaved dogs and we were disturbed by barking and our neighbours talking loudly on the deck. Obviously, that made it much less private than we had hoped for. I imagine this place would be a wonderful place to stay with a young family, especially in the warmer months when the children could enjoy a swim in the lake.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 August 2011

The owners (Judy and Harold) are very nice, friendly and helpful without being in your face. The Lodge is fully back up and running after bush fires about 4 years ago.
We spent a long weekend here at the end of July. We booked a one bedroom chalet and as they were almost full, we got the last available chalet which was actually their disabled-friendly chalet with ramps to the door and a big bathroom suitable for wheelchairs.
The kitchen is well equipped with everything from a full sized oven with gas burners, an electric frypan, kettle, toaster, microwave, to a small plunger coffee maker so BYO ground coffee. There is a large 3 seat sofa, 2 comfy armchairs and a large coffee table. Flat screen TV with digital channels but not all the extra channels we get in the city. However, you can watch GWN, WIN, ABC or SBS in SA, NT, VIC time if you like! There is a DVD player too so BYO movies if you want.
The bedroom is nicely decorated and the bed is comfortable with electric blankets, extra blanket and pillows.
They have reverse cycle air conditioning (and heating in the winter).
There is a large verandah with a lovely view of the lake (dam), table & chairs to sit on. This would be great in the warmer weather but was a bit chilly at the time we went.
There is a small fenced back garden. We chose this place because you are allowed to take your dog too. We like being able to let our dog out in the back garden off the lead for a wee without having to worry about her running off. You are welcome to let your dog off the lead to run around on the property if you wish, there is a large area of lawn to run on. Most of the guest here seemed to have brought their dogs and they were a friendly lot.
There is also a BBQ in a covered shared area plus a very large games room. In the games room there is a pool table, large flat screen TV and comfy sofas. It would be great for families.
There are heaps of birds here, including Splendid Wrens, Scarlet Robin, Golden Whistler, and hundreds of Twenty Eight parrots all visible from your verandah without having to move!
Being about 1.5 hours from Perth, Dwellingup is great for a weekend break. The room was $205 per night which is a little expensive but it is close to Perth so I guess what you spend on the room, you save on petrol and time.

Room Tip: I think all the rooms would be similar except that there is only one wheelchair accessable room.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: 55 Helio Road, Dwellingup, Western Australia 6213, Australia
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Dwellingup
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Ranked #1 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Dwellingup

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