The House at Smoko is a truly spectacular, architecturally designed retreat nestled on 28 acres between the picturesque towns of Bright and Harrietville and just 45 minutes up to Mt Hotham.
It has set a new benchmark in luxury accommodation in the Bright/ High Country region with a remarkable fusion of unmatched architecture, stunning vistas and chic, organic interior design.
A 30 year Fairfax Media Travel Writer labelled it "The most incredible place i have ever stayed in Australia"
The House at Smoko features three bedrooms, three bathrooms (2 ensuite), 1000 thread count sheets; beautiful lounge room with sofas by Jardan a huge open fireplace and home theatre system; open plan dining with stunning furniture; large, modern kitchen with impeccable appliances and stocked with all the basics; a huge window and day bed looking straight up at Mt Feathertop; and multiple reading nooks all with picture book views.
Set among a garden of towering wild Elm and Oak trees, The House at Smoko has unsurpassed views of Mt Feathertop, snow capped in winter, dramatic the rest of the year round.
16 acres of stunning gardens and grazing land with Black Angus cattle lead to 12 acres of native bush with the Ovens River flowing gently along the boundary.
The House at Smoko is the ultimate retreat for couples, groups of friends, families, skiers, fly fishing, bush walking, food & wine lovers - or anyone looking to relax in spectacular style.
If you love Bright and it's surrounds but you've never been to The House at Smoko...you're in for a wonderful surprise on your next visit.
For a far better feel for it's beauty, more photos and an up to date bookings calendar, please check our website.
Winner of the 2012 Stayz 'Best Indulgence Property in Victoria" awards
"Congratulations The House at Smoko, winner of the Best Indulgence Property in Victoria in the inaugural Stayz Group Holiday Awards.
The Stayz Group Holiday Rental Awards recognises the best holiday rental accommodation properties listed on The Stayz Group websites Stayz.com.au, TakeABreak.com.au and Rentahome.com.au that deliver an outstanding guest experience across five popular holiday categories: family, romantic, indulgence, outdoor lovers and pet-friendly.
Over 800 nominations were received with the judging criteria based on the property's guest ratings, quality of property listing including description, information and photographs, up to date calendar and written nomination entries. After a tough judging process, 32 state winners were selected and a national winner for each of the categories.
Congratulations to all of our winners! We're proud to work with fantastic holiday rental owners who are such wonderful hosts who go above and beyond to provide a great holiday rental experience for their guests."
The Stayz team
Check out a tiny sample of The House at Smoko guest anecdotes...
"It is a very special place and to be honest, we felt a bit honoured to be there. We were working hard to come up with some improvement ideas, and all we could come up with was to sit the house on a rotating disc. This would mean we could admire the different views and perspectives on different days". Cam - 2012.
"We had two nights at the house with kids and it was perfect. The exterior and interior design is spectacular and warm at the same time. The place is so impressive it made me drive to Bright and buy better wine and cheese. We plan on using it as a base for ski trips and gluttony missions. It's the kind of retreat you want to buy, but you'd spend a lifetime getting every detail up to the standard of this place". Daniel 2012"
"This is a beautiful place, perfect for families or groups of friends. It surpassed even our high expectations. We arrived to a warm house, with a fire set. The quality of the building, linen, finishes is outstanding. Thoughtful touches like a bottle of good quality maple syrup amongst the pantry items is typical of the attention to detail. Our children explored the bush for hours and played while we relaxed in sunny nooks and day beds or in front of the large fire. Every window has a beautiful view. The view of the snow capped mountains from the enormous dining room window is a knockout. Thank you so much for a memorable weekend. We'll be back". Sam 2012"
"A beautiful house with immaculate presentation and surrounds and exquisite small touches. A great base for snowfields,fishing and exploring Bright and surrounds. Hightly recommended". Susan 2012"
Airconditioning, Washing Machine
- Chic interior design
- Clothes dryer
- Cooking Facilities
- DVD player
- Floor heating
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Giant window bed with snow capped Mountain views
- High chair
- In-house Movies/Videos
- Ironing Facilities
- Linen Supplied
- Magnificent architecture
- Modern, luxurious furniture
- Open Fireplace
- Organic bathroom products by Grown
- Outdoor decking with huge open fireplace
- Pets allowed
- Stunning gardens
- Towels Supplied
- Washing Machine
Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.
Prices listed based on 2 adults. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 people.
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