Huntington Lodge is the perfect place for that much needed escape. Fully self-contained, the lodge can comfortably accommodate 7 adults and is located within walking distance from the Botanic Gardens on a quiet, no-through road, Huntington Lodge is nestled on 5 acres of magical gardens with a plethora of trees, birdlife, pathways and views.
Averaging 10°C lower temperatures through summer, Mount Tomah is the perfect place to escape the summer heat.
100 feet above the snow line and between 1 – 1.5 hours from Sydney metropolitan, this property has everything for the perfect weekend or holiday getaway. Escape the hustle and bustle of life as you drive the scenic Bells Line of Road and enter another world as you ascend into the clouds – literally... Close to restaurants, cafes and orchards.
Electric security gates framed with leighton greens and agapanthus greet you. Drive through to a magnificent view across the mountains and over the Botanic Gardens along a picturesque golden driveway lined with topiary trees and liquid ambers. Ready to welcome you at the end of the driveway, Huntington Lodge sits peacefully amidst leafy trees and birdsong.
With a large wrap-around verandah to maximise your mountain experience, inside you'll find luxurious, spacious living areas, a central fireplace, reverse-cycle air conditioning and sophisticated Hamptons styled furnishings. Three generous bedrooms, 1 king, 1 queen, 1 double and single bunk bed. Three-way bathroom with full size bath and shower, plus an additional shower in the laundry and a 2nd fully renovated and heated outside toilet located just near the Laundry back door. Full laundry facilities and a gourmet full kitchen with every appliance and utensil you will need including that all-important coffee machine. An endless supply of natural fresh mountain spring water supplies every tap and shower. All you have to bring is yourself...
DETAILS ABOUT THE LODGE
Each room boasts french doors, opening out onto the picturesque gardens.
Large wrap-around verandah with furnishings and 4 burner stainless steel barbeque.
Generous living areas with deep, three seater and 2 x two seater lounges, throw cushions and rugs, large coffee table, stereo system, flat screen HD TV, DVD player and a library of movies at your disposal. Mood lighting creates the perfect atmosphere. A centrally located combustion fireplace with plenty of timber and kindling completes your cosy mountain experience. Dining area with large timber table and comfortable chairs with a stunning view across the lavender-lined verandah to the birds and trees. Each room has a reverse-cycle air conditioner which provides heat for winter time and cool air for summer time. Deep verandah and shade, keeps the lodge and you cool and fresh on the hotter days in summer.
A full size kitchen includes large stainless steel fridge/freezer with ice-maker and water filter, whisper quiet LG dishwasher, double sink, microwave oven, gas cook top, 900mm wide electric oven and large walk-in pantry and coffee machine. All utensils, cookware, crockery, glassware and tableware supplied. Stunning views from tri-fold french doors open out to a stunning garden and mountain vista. The 3-way bathroom offers a separate toilet, double sink vanity, full size bath and large shower-head on the shower. A separate shower is available in the laundry. The laundry has a large Fisher&Paykel washing machine and dryer. Outside you'll find an additional fully-tiled toilet with heating for those colder days The property has it's own spring water supplying the lodge. Spring and filtered water on-tap.
The main bedroom includes a luxurious king-size ensemble bed, electric blanket, blockout curtains, bedside tables and lamps and a huge built-in wardrobe for your belongings. The second bedroom is a sunny delight, offering a queen-size timber bed, electric blankets, blockout curtains, bedside tables with lamps and a built in wardrobe. The third bedroom is versatile, offering a generous bunk bed with double bed under single bed on top. All bedrooms are carpeted and beds have top quality mattresses and linen. Luxury cotton towels supplied.
For your convenience upon arrival, a complimentary breakfast hamper for your first morning is supplied and a coffee machine with a supply of premium coffee pods for that all-important morning or afternoon cappuccino, espresso, flat white, short or long black - your choice.
THINGS TO DO
During spring and summer, the days are truly glorious and usually around 10°C cooler than Sydney temperatures.
If you’ve come for a relaxing retreat, you’ll be happy to stay on the grounds with plenty of picnicking and photo opportunities. Stunning gardens and walks with an abundance of native birdlife for the birdwatcher. In the warmer months, you may even see rare black cockatoos flying amongst the treetops
Otherwise, we are only a few hundred metres from Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens with all it has to offer including a fine restaurant with magnificent views.
Take a drive up to historic and beautiful Mount Wilson or further along to Lithgow or Bell where you can cross over to the popular tourist areas of the Blue Mountains such as the Three Sisters, Katoomba and Leura. Alternatively, take a relaxed drive just a little way down the mountain to explore a variety of orchards including 'pick-your-own', quality restaurants including ‘Bilpin Afire’ formerly Apple Bar, cafes and roadside stalls. There are some other surprises for the observant explorer Go for a bush walk in summer or just take a stroll down our quiet street.
Complete your day with a barbeque and outdoor dining with a glass of wine, or a cold beer and watch the mist roll in as the sun goes down.