4 INDIVIDUAL COTTAGES SET APPROX 60 METRES APART FOR PRIVACY - Perfect for family reunions and get togethers ALL cottages with Foxtel Premium package

All cottages PET FRIENDLY with dogs allowed inside the cottage. . , River's Edge and Red Gum cottages have secure fenced back yards. We supply dog bowls, treats and Poop bags.

The self contained cottages overlooking the Goobarragandra River in Tumut make Elm Cottage a magical destination for a relaxing holiday, just 4 hours drive from Sydney and 5 and a half from Melbourne.

Elm Cottage is set on 62 acres, with over 2 miles of river frontage and is a pet friendly property which takes you away from city life and helps you to slow down and enjoy nature at its own pace. It is your home away from home.

Enjoy a drink on the balcony and watch the sheep and cows meander past, take a stroll along the two miles of river bank, fish for trout, swim at our private sandy beach, and in the evening, with crystal clear skies, enjoy some stargazing, then curl up to sleep to the sounds of the river below.

Whether you're on your honeymoon, looking for a fishing, golfing or skiing holiday, celebrating a special occasion, on business, meeting up with family and friends or just looking for an unforgettable spot to relax and unwind, Elm Cottage provides the atmosphere to help you recharge your batteries.

Being located approximately halfway between Sydney & Melbourne it is a great halfway point to meet up with family and friends.

Go Horse riding with the family at Argalong Trail rides and enjoy the natural scenery and wildlife of the Argalong foot hills in the Snowy Mountains.


RIVER GUM cottage sleeping 7 ( AAA Tourism 4.5 Star rating) has 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom has a queen bed with private ensuite and walk in robe, the second bedroom has a king bed, both of these rooms have sliding doors leading out on to the balcony and the third bedroom has a bunk bed and single bed.

The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave etc., separate dining room, lounge room with TV, DVD and CD player, Free Wi-Fi and docking station along with 3 bathrooms.

Reverse cycle heating & cooling, full bathroom with bath, and laundry with washing machine, dryer plus another shower and toilet. On your private balcony looking directly over the river, you have your own gas BBQ and outdoor setting.

From $330pn for 4 adults $45 per night extra person, Min 2 night stay

RED GUM (AAA 4.5 Star Rating) - sleeps 4 adults, has a king size bed in the master bedroom with private ensuite and spa bath, and the second bedroom has two king single beds also with ensuite.

The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave etc., separate dining room, lounge room with TV, DVD, VCR, and CD player plus Free Wi-Fi and docking station.

Full reverse cycle air conditioning and a laundry with washing machine and dryer. You have a huge balcony with BBQ and outdoor setting overlooking the river below.

From $305pn. Min 2 night stay

BLUE GUM (AAA 4 Star) - sleeps 2 adults & 2 young children, has a queen size bed and a bunk bed.

Lounge, eat in area, fully equipped kitchen, laundry with washing machine and dryer, and bathroom with shower.

Full reverse cycle air conditioning, with TV, DVD, VCR, and CD player plus Free Wi-Fi. You also have a large balcony with BBQ overlooking the river below.

From $235pn with a minimum 2 night stay.

RIVER'S EDGE -The cottage was built in 1905 and is just 18 metres from the river. It has a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with bath and separate shower, ensuite bathroom with master bedroom, reverse cycle air conditioning in lounge room with TV, DVD and Foxtel. There is no Wi-Fi in this cottage due to poor reception.

4 bedrooms, two bedrooms with king size beds, one with queen bed and the third bedroom has a single bed. Laundry with washing machine and dryer.

A half an acre fully fenced back yard for your dogs to play in whilst you are out and about exploring the region.

Balcony overlooking the gardens and river, plus your own outdoor setting and BBQ. Campfire(firepit) close to the river for your enjoyment.

4 adults $320, 6 adults $410. Extra person $45 per night


Free Wi-Fi and docking station in River Gum, Blue Gum and Red Gum cottages.

Tea, coffee, sugar provided in cottages. Due to so many varieties please provide your own milk.

Quality linen & towels provided.

Breakfast hampers available from $35 (for 2 people). Includes sausages, bacon, eggs, tomato, juice, toast & jam.

Anniversary/Birthday/Romantic hampers can be organised for your special getaway break.

A CD, DVD, and book library is available so you can pick a movie or movies to watch and just return on your departure. We have a large selection for both adults and children.


Elm Cottage is located 14kms from the township of Tumut, and 35 kms south of Gundagai, in the Snowy Mountains, and is approximately halfway between Sydney & Melbourne.

On arriving in Tumut take the Snowy Mountains Highway towards Cooma. Take a left hand turn into Tumut Plains Road just after Tumut 5ways Art Society building. After crossing the one lane heritage bridge then another small bridge, take the next road to your left - Little River Road. Follow Little River Road until you reach the Goobarrgandra River (7.2kms) then take a right at the gate and continue along the dirt road 1.5kms. You will see our signs to Elm Cottage


Elm Cottage is just a short drive from Mt Selwyn snowfields, which is perfect for young families and the less experienced skiers. It has breathtaking winter scenery and some of the best ski runs Mother Nature has to offer. It provides a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, service that makes you feel at home and totally modern facilities.

Activities within the Tumut region are numerous ranging from golf, fishing, skiing, bushwalking, mountain bike riding, horseriding, canoeing and kayaking to panning for gold. You can even go along to Air Escape and try the ultimate freedom of powered hang gliding.

Interested in learning to go 'fly fishing'. enquire about our special package deals for beginners and experienced fishermen.

The Tumut Region offers something for everyone year round, or alternatively you can just stay at the property and relax.

Kosciuszko National Park is 690,000 hectares of diverse natural landscape and just a short drive from Elm Cottage. Bushwalking, mountain bike riding, picnicking, fishing, caving, car touring, canoeing, and horse riding are just some of the activities you can undertake within the Park.

Include a visit to Yarrangobilly Caves and discover some of the most beautiful and ornate caves in Australia. Take a guided or self guided cave tour, then take a swim in the termal pool (a pleasant 27 degrees celcius). The caves are open every day except Christmas Day.

Blowering Dam is where Ken Warby set the world water speed record and is just 10 minutes from Elm Cottage. Here you can go water skiing, windsurfing and it is a great spot for fishing enthusiasts with rainbow trout, brown trout, golden perch, cod and refin to be caught.

Talbingo just 30 minutes drive from the property is the birthplace of famous Australian author Miles Franklin. It is a picturesque township nestled by the shore of lake Jourama. It is also home to the Tumut 3 Power Station, the largest of the power stations in the Snowy Mountains Scheme, and visitors are welcome to view the static display.

Batlow 30 minutes away is famous for its apple, cherry and stonefruit orchards plus its large native and softwood forests which not only add visual appeal to the area, but like orcharding contribute significantly to the town\\'s economy. The Hume & Hovell Lookout provides spectacular views of Blowering Valley and Lake.

Adelong a heritage town famous for its goldming past is just 40 minutes from Elm Cottage. In Autumn & Spring artists flock to the township to capture on canvas and film the colours of stately trees plus the diverse beauty of the hills, valleys and country properties.

Tumbarumba with its wineries, the Boggy Creek show and the Berry Farm reknown for its pancakes are an hour from the property.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great holiday location Great location on the river, quiet and peaceful. Cottage was very comfortable, clean and had a well equipped kitchen. Relaxing sitting on the veranda looking at the view.
Date published: 2016-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clean, comfortable, very friendly, beautiful prop We had a great time, would have liked to stay for whole week. Did not want to leave. Best view from kitchen window I have ever seen. Would love to go back in summer and stay much longer.
Date published: 2015-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Cottage We loved our stay at Elm Cottage, so very comfortable, a home away from home. Loved the deck with the flowing river at our door step. Lovely garden for our Standard Poodle to run in. Sadly for my husband too warm for trout but he did try.
Date published: 2015-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Property - Highly Recommend! Elm Cottage is our new favourite getaway – simply bliss. The owners are hospitable and unobtrusive. Cottages are clean, comfortable and totally self-contained (incl. washer/dryer, salad bowls, glad wrap/foil, doggie dishes and a vege peeler!) It is very private – we rarely encountered others on our walks and did not see or hear other visitors in the nearby cottages. Our 2 x high-energy dogs had a blast – roaming through the paddocks and swimming in the river. Enclosed yard below the cottage meant we could head out for a few hours and leave them secure. Our 12-year old son enjoyed larking around in the river, ‘collecting’ sticks and meeting the friendly cows. In fact he spent more time outside (away from electronic devices) than on any other holiday(!) You can tell the property is a true labour-of-love for the owners who have put a lot of time and energy into creating a very special space. In summary: a crisp, wholesome, refreshing holiday – we will most definitely be returning.
Date published: 2015-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great place to stay I stayed 3 nights with my dog and we had a great time. Went fishing, running, walked the dog and she had a wonderful time. She is fit and full on but she was worn out by night time each night. The cabin was warm and cosy and very well presented. Had everything in it including heating and cooling and well kept furniture and appliances. The views and surroundings were beautiful. It was just the break I needed.
Date published: 2014-10-01
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Air conditioning, Washing machine, Parking, Dishwasher

Free WiFi
Pets allowed, Non-Smoking, Eco-Friendly
Outdoor grill
Entertainment and Family
Satellite/Cable, DVD player, Video library, Stereo, Parking, Cot
Kitchen and Dining
Kitchen, Child's high chair, Microwave, Dishwasher
Linen and Cleaning
Linens provided, Clothes dryer, Iron and board, Washing machine, Towels provided
Heating and Cooling
Air conditioning, Heating
180 degree views of the Goobarragandra River and rural surrounds from balconies, Activities-horse riding, skiing,trout fishing, water skiing, canoeing, rafting, bushwalking, mountain bike riding, many attractions to visit for day trips, Tariffs per cottage with a minimum 2 night stay. , Pamper yourself for a romantic weekend away. 41/2 AAA Tourism Rating, Spectacular scenery for artists and photographers alike , Halfway between Sydney & Melbourne so why not meet up with some friends at Elm Cottage, Close to Mt Selwyn ski fields, BBQ & outdoor setting on your private balcony overlooking the river below. , Close to Kosciuszko National Park, Campfire by the river


Pricing is per cottage. Minimum 4 days at Easter, Minimum 5 days at Christmas and minimum 3 days for long weekends.

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)
This property has a standard rate of: $330
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $330 $660 $2310 2 $45 $45
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs Optional costs*
Security deposit $100 p/s Breakfast hampers $20 p/p

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 15 beds and can sleep a maximum 22 people.