We stayed here for three nights with a large family group of mixed ages. Upon driving up the drive way we were welcomed by our very friendly host, Graham. It was so refreshing to be shown all the ins and outs of our accommodation personally by Graham, rather than have to figure it out by ourselves. Throughout our stay he gave us great advice on what we could do on the property and in the local area. A better host you couldn't ask for.
One day we went on a driving tour that Graham recommended which took us to lunch at Pynegana dairy which was lovely. We stocked up on their famous cloth-bound Cheddar and farm fresh milk. Another night we went to a local pub Graham recommended and had a good meal with friendly service.
Our first impression of the accommodation was that they were very clean and thoughtfully appointed. We are decerning 'foodies' and the breakfast provisions were great: simple, local produce in sufficient quantities. The rest of the kitchen was well stocked with many of the things that you need but rarely supplied.
This place is perfect for people who like to explore the outdoors whether seasoned bushwalkers or not, there are lots of nearby walks to do for all abilities. The children loved property's alpacas and chickens, although the platypus was elusive on our visit because of heavy rain.
We loved the fact that there weren't any phones or pay TV in the rooms as it gave us a real chance to unwind and enjoy what the area had to offer. There is Telstra mobile phone and 3G internet coverage so you aren't completely cut off.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We offer romance, seclusion and privacy in fully self-contained two-bedroom and studio spa-cottages each with river views - situated on a 36 acre bush alpaca farm. Each cottage has a private outdoor dining area with bar-be-que and the studio cottages have an outdoor heated spa. Principles of ecological sustainability are combined with the comforts of a luxurious retreat. Your only disturbance might be from the occasional inquisitive pademelon or soaring eagle. This stretch of the Ringarooma River is favored by fly fishermen. Chinese heritage is celebrated with an interpretation centre, landscape art and walking tracks through historic mining and water races. ... more less