Learn to fly fish - Take a half day guided tour. Just let us know your requirements and we can organise everything for you.

Go Horseriding with the family and enjoy the natural scenery and wildlife of the Argalong foot hills in the Snowy Mountains.

4 INDIVIDUAL COTTAGES SET APPROX 60 METRES APART FOR PRIVACY - All cottages PET FRIENDLY with dogs allowed inside the cottage, River's Edge and Red Gum cottages have secure fenced back yards.

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.


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 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 $320pn 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.

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 $295pn. Min 2 night stay

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

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. You also have a large balcony with BBQ overlooking the river below.

From $230pn 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, reverse cycle air conditioning in lounge room with TV, DVD and Foxtel.

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.

4 adults $290, 6 adults $380. 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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Warm Welcoming Stay - Highly Recommend! A fantastic experience - we were so sad to leave! We (2 humans, 2 dogs) stayed 6 nights in this fantastic, cozy, clean cottage where you will want for nothing! Beautifully presented with lights on to welcome us after a long drive from Brisbane. Breathtaking views, clean country air- an immediately relaxing atmosphere. King-sized bed in Red Gum cottage topped it off! Queta (Boxer x) and Tikaani (Malamute) thoroughly enjoyed exploring the property - Queta especially loved swimming in the river uniquely surrounding the property and spent half of the day there on multiple occasions! Tikaani left a happy Malamute as she was able to run off the lead! Both dogs did a doggy day trip to the snow for their first time! They were also were perfectly safe in locked up outdoor area when we went out for lunch or dinner. Humans spent two days at Mount Selwyn and that drive is spectacular. Will absolutely recommend Elm Cottage to friends and will definitely look to stay again. Thankyou very much, a perfect relaxing stay for our Dog-oliday (holiday with dogs)! ps. Thanks for the 10th Birthday gift - I will use it at work!
Date published: 2014-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent stay in all respects. Nice accommodation, outlook and location. Ten out of ten!Rod
Date published: 2011-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elm Cottage is an oasis hidden away surrounded by mountains, top class accommodation, words cannot say how we felt, from the time we arrived till the time we left, we were well looked after. I have stayed at many holiday houses before but nothing has come close to this, From the time we arrived, we were greeted at the entry of the property with a welcoming friendly hello, then we were shown to one of three beautiful houses that sat right on top of the hill, the house was amazing, beautify furnished and very clean, then with a slide of a glass door we entered into paradise, what a view, the rolling hill that rolled around the property and the river that flowed around them and joining together as it flowed by our balcony, it just takes your breath away.If you like, you could sit and watch the view all day from dawn till dusk, or you can place yourself in this incredible living painting and walk around and see things for yourself in close up. We all enjoyed what the property had to offer, if we were not fishing in the river, then we would be floating down the river, and if we were not sitting down relaxing, we were walking around the property, we had the time of our life.
Date published: 2011-02-15
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher

BBQ & outdoor setting on your private balcony overlooking the river below.
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
Close to Kosciuszko National Park
Close to Mt Selwyn ski fields
Clothes dryer
Cooking Facilities
DVD player
Free WiFi
Halfway between Sydney & Melbourne so why not meet up with some friends at Elm Cottage
High chair
In-house Movies/Videos
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
Pamper yourself for a romantic weekend away. 41/2 AAA Tourism Rating
Pay Television
Pets allowed
Spectacular scenery for artists and photographers alike
Tariffs per cottage with a minimum 2 night stay.
Towels Supplied
Washing Machine


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

Special offer!

Stay 4 nights midweek(Mon to Thurs inclusive) May and June and receive a dinner voucher for 2 to the value of $100 plus a hamper for your dog..

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)
* $250 $500 $1750 2 $60 $60
Additional Costs
Optional costs*
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.

Prices listed based on 2 adults. Property has 15 beds and can sleep a maximum 22 people.

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