Overlooking magnificent Mt Solitary and centrally located between Katoomba & Leura on the corner of the Cliff Drive and Merriwa St., this grand home has been lovingly and tastefully restored, maintaining the best of the original features whilst integrating the most modern conveniences including central heating.
Established now for 9 years, our guest book speaks for itself.
Featuring 3 bedrooms - 2 with double beds and the 3rd with 2 singles, a new country style kitchen and two new federation style bathrooms, one with a claw foot bath, Solitary Retreat has been returned to a time when a weekend in the mountains was a stylish and considered experience. Characterized by its living room with original cedar paneling, polished boards, Persian carpets and open fire, Solitary Retreat is a snapshot of life in the 1920's. Immerse yourself in the ambiance and delightful charm that this elegant home and its beautiful furniture creates.
And then there is the view.Solitary Retreat is blessed with one of the very few genuine uninterrupted escarpment views on the Cliff Drive. Enjoy Mt Solitary and the Jamison Valley with your morning "cuppa" from bed. When you have finished savoring the view, stroll across the road to the Prince Henry Cliff Walk and take a leisurely 30 min walk through the World Heritage listed national park to the Three Sisters and Echo Point or go the other way to Leura Falls and enjoy some of the best views the mountains have to offer. We are only a couple of minutes drive from several golf courses, walking distance to galleries and the tourist bus stops right out front. We are uniquely located between two of Katoomba's finest restaurants. The Rooster French restaurant is right next door (try the duck) whilst Solitary Restaurant and Kiosk is on the other side about 100 metres away. No need to drive. These two venues boast views to astound and cuisine to excite.
Take a quick look in our guest book and discover what others are saying about Solitary Retreat. We have gone to extraordinary lengths to make your stay a memorable one. Spend a romantic weekend for two or enjoy a break with friends. Not the cheapest but certainly an exceptional slice of life from the past mixed with all the luxury the present has to offer. We look forward to your stay with us.