Woodside Retreat is perfect for couples or groups seeking a private escape in a tranquil parkland setting. This spacious, self-contained 4 bedroom house retains its original 1930s charm enhanced by a stylish renovation. Luxury features like a plasma TV, double spa bath and a contemporary stainless kitchen compliment the open fire and polished hardwood floors.

Nestled in the Wombat State Forest, frequently visited by friendly kookaburras, kangaroos and wombats, and located just an hour away from Melbourne in historic Blackwood. It is the perfect place to unwind, relax and reconnect with family and friends.


The Woodside Retreat features a large, comfortably furnished living area with an open fireplace and a plasma TV. The modern, fully equipped kitchen flows into the spacious dining area which seats 12 and opens onto a deck with uninterrupted views of the forest and the private tennis court. Built-in barbecue and deck furniture affords opportunity for outdoor cooking and dining.

In a quiet mood? The cosy library, with it's own wood heater, is the perfect place for a little respite. Or you can relax in the double spa bath that overlooks beautiful forest views.

In a more active mood? The abundant grounds provide plenty of area to play tennis, basketball and volleyball, or kick the footy with the kids. Beautiful bush walks begin in the backyard on designated walking tracks.

Woodside sleeps up to 11 people. The two main bedrooms feature comfy queen size beds with electric blankets and built in robes. The third bedroom has a queen size bed and a single bed making it ideal for a couple with a small child. A fourth bedroom has two double bunks.Linen is provided for all bedrooms.Towels are also provided.

Rates include sole use of the house and access to the floodlit multi purpose tennis court. Flexible check in and check out times are provided where available

Prices are Per Person per Weekend [Friday and Saturday night]
1-2 people $260pp
3-4 people $220 pp
5-6 people $200 pp
7-11 people $180 pp

The above prices also apply for the xmas/new year and easter periods also public holidays.

Prices are per Person per night Mid-week [Minimum 2 nights]
1-2 people $110 pp
3-4 people $90pp
5-11people $70 pp

children over 6 half adult rate

What to do in the local area...

Historic Blackwood, once home to early settlers and gold prospectors, still has abundant riches to offer. Woodside Retreat is in fact built around an original timber prospector's cottage. A few of these timber cottages still exist as a glimpse into our gold mining past.

Beautiful bush walks begin just outside the back door. The Lerderderg River runs at the rear of the property and if you are feeling energetic, you may want to discover one of the many designated walking tracks that follow the river as it meanders through forest.

Of course you may want to just stay at home and let nature come to you. Wombats and kangaroos are regular visitors and our abundant bird life includes friendly kookaburras.

There are some excellent culinary options in Blackwood. The Blackwood Hotel provides excellent pub fare and a favourite with both locals and visitors is The Blackwood Merchant which provides gourmet treats for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are also the traditional tearooms of Cobb and Co Tea Rooms and the garden of St Erth Café, one of Victoria's more spectacular nurseries where Devonshire teas and tasty lunches are served in a garden setting.

Within 30 minutes you can be in Daylesford, Hepburn Springs, Woodend or Mount Macedon making Blackwood an ideal base for a wide range of activities.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent accommodation Tastefully decorated, beautiful flat spacious garden, short walk to town. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Easy drive from Melbourne and Geelong, rustic town, hardly changed in the last 40 years.
Date published: 2015-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Property!! We had such a lovely weekend celebrating my mother's 60th at Woodside Retreat! It is a beautiful peaceful property and the house was equipped with everything you could need. Bob was lovely to deal with throughout the whole process and we would definitely love to come back in the future!
Date published: 2015-09-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Woodside Outside could have been cleaner, but with the wind the leaves and that were excused. House and Grounds were fantastic. Had a wonderful relaxing time. Recommend to anyone looking for relaxation. Do your shopping somewhere other than Blackwood. This was very expensive.
Date published: 2015-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Property We have just spent  our 22nd Mystery getaway at this beautiful property.  We loved everything about this retreat and we are looking forward to visiting again.
Date published: 2013-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We loved staying at Woodside Retreat for our annual girls' weekend away, it was so lovely to be able to stroll to the delightful Garden of St Erth for lunch then stay in for home-made pizzas in the evening... The fire was welcoming, the house is so comfortable yet oozes old farmhouse style, the grounds simply invite rest and relaxation.We shall return!
Date published: 2012-11-19
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Wheelchair Access, Washing Machine

DVD player, Stereo
Pets allowed, Rumpus room
Barbeque, Cooking Facilities, Microwave
Linen Supplied, Ironing Facilities
Tennis Courts
Airconditioning, Open Fireplace, Spa Bath
Clothes dryer, Washing Machine
Wheelchair Access, Non-Smoking
parkland setting



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: $230
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.

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 11 adults. Property has 8 beds and can sleep a maximum 11 people.