The Hunter River Retreat has 5 self-contained mountainside spa cottages with breathtaking views over looking the valley and Hunter River.

We have one 2 person Cottage with Spa Bath, three larger cottages which sleep up to 6 people, each with a JACUZZI and the Ironbark Lodge that will sleep up to 10 people and also has a JACUZZI on the deck.

Each cottage has its own spa, air-conditioned, wood fireplace , large verandahs and , BBQs. Linen is 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 cottages with bush BBQ and all totally self contained this is it.
All cottages 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

Hunter River Retreat is rated 4.8182 out of 5 by 33.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet and beautiful property for a weekend away! Our girls weekend away was just perfect at Hunter River Retreat! We loved the place the minute we entered the property. Our cabin was comfortable and charming and even though we were 6 split in 2 bedrooms we felt it was spacious enough. Kitchen is very well equipped though we only used it for breakfast. The spa in the terrace is just a touch of luxury we all enjoyed very much. We were surprised with a nice bottle of wine on arrival which was a lovely gesture from the owners! We'd go back in a flash!
Date published: 2014-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hidden Gem We stayed over a weekend in Nov and it was terribly hot! The accommodation is 30-40 minutes away from any of the wine stuff but maitland is closer and worth a visit We took the wine tour and a little worried at first as the bus was a bit old, that said its the best tour I have been on to date (have done a few out of Sydney to hunter). We visited the smaller wineries and in some cases had the owner dealing with us, was a great experience The hot tub was a life saver and excellent fun for us all and beds extremely comfortable One tip - don't forget your mosquito spray or coils for the evening as it is the countryside!
Date published: 2014-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really idilic location and lovely houses We came in a large group, there were 26 of us. Each house was really pretty with great views, the hot tubs in each were a real hit as was the pool! It was a great break from the City bustle. Ted and Barbara were very helpful at all times and certainly have a great hospitality attitude.
Date published: 2014-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic property A fantastic place to come and relax.. The cottages are clean and very well looked after and the hot tube on the balcony is the icing on the cake.. The organised wine tour was great!! Overall this place from start to finish is absolutely beautiful!! I would highly recommend this retreat! Thank you Ted and barbara
Date published: 2014-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasant Stay We had a great time at Ironbark Lodge. It had a real rustic charm and the hot tub was super. The dining area was very spacious and the photos don't do it justice. Also the welcome bottle of wine from the lovely owners was a nice touch.
Date published: 2014-06-22


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


Last minute deal!

Stay before 09 Feb 2015 for 20% off.

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)
* $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

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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