Rather be Elsewhere? Then Escape to Elsewhere Retreat and enjoy a unique Blue Mountains experience.


Elsewhere Retreat is a secluded haven set in 40 acres of rolling hills and stunning bush in the magical Megalong Valley. It is supremely private with no other house or accommodation on the property or visible from anywhere on the property, yet only 20 minutes from Blackheath and all the attractions of the Blue Mountains.

The house itself is graced with cathedral ceilings, picture windows, open fireplaces and all modern amenities, including furniture and fittings to the highest standard so that your comfort is guaranteed.

There are breathtaking views from every window and wrap-around verandahs on all sides of the house from which you can gaze at the escarpment, or just follow the sun from East to West as the day unfolds. Explore the 40 acres and follow the meandering creek or sit and enjoy the view from the viewing seats above the house. Whether you grab one of our bikes to explore or choose to snooze in a hammock or rocking chair on the verandah, you cannot fail to be captivated by the magic of Elsewhere

All linen and firewood is provided and there is an extensive library of books, DVDs, CDs, videos, games and even mountain bikes.

We pride ourselves on making Elsewhere your home away from home, trying to provide every little thing you would expect to have in your own home - which is why so many of our guests come back to stay again and again.

At Elsewhere, there is plenty to do or nothing to do...the choice is yours.

Detailed Features of Elsewhere

*3 bedrooms have Queen sized beds
*1 bedroom has 2 King Single beds or 1 King bed
All have:
*Crisp white linen
*Electric blankets
*2 pillows per person
*Woollen duvets
*Built in wardrobes with shelves and hangers
*Bedside tables and reading lamps
*Electric oil heaters
*Ceiling fans

The bedrooms are serviced by 2 bathrooms. The main bathroom has separate shower and bath and a separate toilet room too. The other is a 2-way en-suite that can be locked on 1 side and used by 1 bedroom or unlocked it can be used by 2 bedrooms. It includes toilet, shower and vanity. Hair dryers and toiletries (soap, bath gel & body lotion) are provided.

*Italian leather sofas and armchairs
*Massive roaring open fire & separate wood combustion fire
*Overhead ceiling fan
*Large flat-screen TV with Foxtel connection
*Entertainment unit complete with DVD, video player, stereo and Ipod jack
*Extensive library of books, DVDs, videos and CDs
*Games cupboard with large selection of board games for children and adults
*8 Seater Dining table
*4 kitchen bar stools

*Wrap around verandahs complete with dining table and chairs at each end
*7 burner BBQ with roasting hood
*Picnic table and market umbrella
*Rocking chairs & deck chairs
*Expansive lawns all around the house
*Beautiful rose, herb and native gardens
*40 acres of walking tracks
*Meandering creek
*4 mountain bikes
*Totem tennis, shuttlecock, Boules, Frisbees, kites and more

*European stove and double oven
*Large fridge/freezer
*Espresso machine
*European cast iron pots and pans.
*Plenty of matching white crockery, glassware and cutlery
*Large selection of platters and serving bowls
*Bamix, mixmaster, electric carving knife
*Selection of herbs & spices and many more surprise inclusions

There is also a large laundry with washing machine, dryer, ironing board and a covered clothesline.

In case of emergencies we even have a back-up generator as well as a first-aid kit

Going Elsewhere

Elsewhere Retreat in the Megalong Valley is less than 2 hours drive from Sydney and is reached via a magnificent rainforest descent from Blackheath.
Its location offers the perfect balance of proximity to the many attractions of the acclaimed Blue Mountains but with the advantage of blissful solitude, no prying neighbours or other guests, magnificent views and the chance to see our wonderful fauna at close range.

Weekend rates start at $1100 for up to 4 guests and go to $1700 for a full house of 8 guests. Arrival is from 3.00pm on Friday and departure anytime on Sunday.

Weekly rates go from Friday to Friday or Monday to Monday and start at $2200 for 4 people.
Mid week rates from $1400 for 4 people

For your added security, this property "Elsewhere Retreat" is only managed in Australia and we never request payments be made to overseas bank accounts.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard to leave Our group of 5 plus one under incubation spent just under a week at Elsewhere. Our holiday began with great excitement amongst the snow in the Blue Mountains which made our journey a challenge. Louise phoned us several times that day to advise us of changes in traffic conditions and to let us know the situation with the road closures which was greatly appreciated.Upon arrival the housekeeper had left all fires burning, champagne ready in the fridge and a basket of goodies which was a great start to our lovely holiday. The house configuration was set up perfectly for adults and children and together with the open fires, electric blankets, super heavy donnas and fluffy pillows we all slept very soundly. We appreciated the organised system that we found inside the house like instruction manuals for everything, alphabetised books and cd's and even a jar of bits and bobs, labelled accordingly. The kids roamed around the place taking the opportunity to fall into the creek,toast marshmallows, roll down the hills and play tennis. The adults relaxed and paced around the verandah burning calories consumed the night before. The hammocks were enjoyed by all. A great place to relax and have some much needed family time. Thank you Louise and Andrew.
Date published: 2015-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect exactly as described. beautiful clean white linen. peace.
Date published: 2015-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Family Holiday We went for 3 nights with our 3 young children. We all had a great time and the property was amazing. The kitchen was the best equipped kitchen I have ever experienced in a rental property! There were even candles with tea lights! Paper towels, sharp knives, glad wrap, foil, olive oil and the list goes on. The cottage was immaculate and all the photos of the cottage were exactly as it is - large, peaceful and very special. The location was magical and the scenery was enjoyed by all of us, even the 3 year old! We will definitely be back and have no hesitation in recommending the property. You will have a blast.
Date published: 2014-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Ultimate Mountain Retreat we enjoyed an amazing weekend away at Elsewhere ... a beautiful ranch-style building with awesome amenities in a calm and relaxing environment. it's near enough to be totally accessible, but remote enough to feel like you're, well, completely Elsewhere
Date published: 2014-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The ultimate bush escape My husband and I and my mother who is 88 all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Elsewhere Retreat. A real escape into another world of luxury in a magnificent peaceful bush setting in the valley. The beds were luxurious with fresh sheets and cosy comforters. The bird life was amazing. The cows meandering along on the other side of the fence all made for a wonderful escape from city life.
Date published: 2014-07-25
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Overhead ceiling fans, espresso machine, Books, DVDs & videos, Oil heating in bedrooms, mountain bikes included, over 130 CDs available & ipod jack, electric blankets on all beds, outdoor and indoor games, Outdoor furniture


Please contact us for a firm quote. pricing depends on number of beds used and length of stay. Average prices are provided here Surcharges apply for public holidays and minimum length mid-week stays in School holidays

Special offer!

Rejuvenate with a complimentary bottle of champagne

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
* $350 $1100 $2200 2 $75 $75
* $400 $1200 $2400 2 $75 $75
Additional Costs
Optional costs*
Weekends for 1-4 ppl $1,100 p/s
Extra people charges $150 p/s
Weeks for 1-4 people $2,200 p/s
extra people charges $200 p/s
Mon-Fri for 1-4 ppl $1,400 p/s
Mon-Fri extra ppl $150 p/s

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner. Bookings paid through the Stayz online payment system incur a 2% credit card surcharge.

Prices listed based on 4 adults. Property has 5 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 people.

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