Hunter River Retreat has 5 self-contained mountainside spa cottages with breathtaking views over looking the valley and Hunter River.
We have one 2 people Cottage with Spa Bath, three larger cabins with JACUZZIS that sleep up to 6 people and the Ironbark Lodge that will sleep up to 10 people.

Each cottage has its own spa, air-conditioned, wood fires , large verandahs, BBQs and linen provided.

We have a tennis court,Swimming Pool,fishing in the Hunter River and bushwalking on the 110 acres.

Full Day Bus Winery Tours can also be organized that pick up from The Retreat - you can taste and not worry about driving .

If your looking for Australiana with Iron roof and Cedar Cabins with bush BBQ and all totally self contained this is it.
All cabins are totally isolated from each other, so no neighbours.
Hunter River Retreat is close to Historic Morpeth and 20 minutes to the Lovedale vineyards and 25 minutes to Pokolbin.
An Easy drive to Newcastle, Nelson Bay, Barrington Tops and Wollombi.
Come and experience the total Australian experience on the ranges at Rosebrook.

Week Day bookings start at $160 per night for 2 people in the Olive Cottage and $180 for 2 people in the 2 bedroom cottages, weekends are $450 for Olive and start at $550 for 2 bedroom cottages, while the Ironbark Lodge is $1200 per weekend and $400 weeknights
Minimum 2 night stay midweek.
Minimum 2 night stay on weekends .(Weekends classified as Friday,Saturday,Sunday).
Minimum 3 night stay on long weekends

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Hunter River Retreat is rated 4.8333 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We had a fantastic time at Hunter River Retreat. The house was lovely and the facilities were great. The kids loved the pool and we all had a great time at the tennis court. Ted and Barbara made everything really easy for us. Will definitely go back!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely wonderful stay at Ironbark Lodge, plenty of space for our large group and everything we could need for a relaxing weekend.I would highly recommend Hunter River Retreat for anyone looking for a break in the Hunter. I'll be booking to go again very soon.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thank you for an enjoyable 3 night stay that allowed us to travel from interstate to help celebrate our friend's wedding! The daily deck-side visit from the horses was a real highlight (especially for our girls) and your email prior to our arrival meant that we were not only expectant of their arrival, but also well armed with their favourite snacks!! The complimentary bottle of locally produced wine was an unexpected surprise, as was the little frog that shared the bathroom for the duration of our stay. The quality of the bedding was excellent, and your provision of a porta-cot very much appreciated. All in all, a very relaxing destination surrounded by beautiful countryside. Thank you!!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My boyfriend and I had an absolutely amazing break away for two nights. There was absolutely everything you could want- tennis, a pool, private jacuzzi, bush walks and amazing scenery. We stayed in the Cedar cabin and found it to be fantastic. It had a fantastic view!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hunter River Retreat is one of the best kept secrets in the Hunter Valley region. Barbara and Ted, the owners, go out of their way to assist you from the first point of contact, continuing this level of service and hospitality through until you leave. The two cottages our family stayed in for a two days period, were perfect for our needs, and provided a charming combination of old world meets contemporary. Attention to detail was at a premium, complete with the welcome addition at breakfast time each day, of the farm horses - a truly wonderful an unexpected extra for all of aus.We would have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending this property, and its wonderful hosts to anyone wishing to leave the frenetic pace of the city behind, and instead, to take in all the Hunter Valley has to offer, using this delightful property as your base,
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I want to say thanks to Ted and Barbara because my mum and sister's family who came from China were so enjoying the time at Hunter River Retreat. They said there just like paradise. Everything is so exceed our expectation: lodge is neat and just ready for us to live in; swimming pool and spa occupied us so much time and no one wanted to get out; wildlife is awesome too. I'd like strongly recommend to anyone who is interested in Australia bush life.Thanks for Ted show us that nice chocolate shop and we bought quite a lot and my sister has already brought them back to China as gift. We celebrated our Chinese New Year eve at the retreat and I think everyone will remember that moment forever.Last thing I have to mention is Barbara's professional attitude toward her customers. I booked our holidy initially on 28/1/2013, but because of heavy raining during those days Barbara suggested me to cancel the holiday or change the date because she knew I was not quite confident in driving on the muddy courtry road. She even didn't charge any cancellation fee. I just want to say thanks again to Barbara and Ted. We definitely will come back your retreat again.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had a wonderful two night stay, came away relaxed and refreshed!!Friendly, helpful staff.So pieceful, would recommend to anyone wishing to enjoy a quiet, romantic break.Thanks guys!!!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We would love to thank Ted and Barbara for their warm yet non intrusive welcome for our weekend away. We brought along a few friends visiting from Japan and Korea driving in on a Friday night from Sydney. Needless to say we arrived very late but our lodge was waiting for us with the light on. As soon as we entered we were greeted with a bottle of wine on the table with a hand written note which was a lovely touch. The lodge was clean and homely, the kitchen was massive and had great crockery and utensils. The horses on the property were darlings and very friendly. The white one trotted up to us for a pat when we went out for a walk! Our wine tour arrived on time and waited at the doorstep for us. Thank you again for a wonderful weekend and I would not hesitate to recommend this place to friends looking for a quiet retreat or for a small get together with intimate friends.
Date published: 2014-01-23


Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Swimming Pool

Cooking Facilities
DVD player
Heated Spa (not spa bath)
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
Open Fireplace
Spa Bath
Swimming Pool
Tennis Courts


Special offer!

MID WEEK SPECIAL - Stay 3 nights pay for 2. Book any mid week stay and enjoy your 3rd night free. Not valid with any other offer.

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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)
* $160 $450 $1000 2 $100 $0


The following dates have a specific tariff and will not be charged the normal price, however any discounts will be applied.

  • $225 p/n
  • $225 p/n
  • $225 p/n
  • $225 p/n

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 20 beds and can sleep a maximum 30 people.

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