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moments Mountain Retreat was built in 1912 and lovingly and tastefully renovated as an adult retreat by the current owners. The beautiful homestead sits on an escarpment at the entrance to the Blue Mountains World Heritage National Park in a quiet pocket of Wentworth Falls.
There are 4 rooms in total: 1 Spa Room, 1 Spa Suite and 2 Deluxe Spa Suites. Each room offers spectacular mountain views from a private verandah, a deep 2-person spa bath, a kitchenette with toaster, kettle, crockery & cutlery (microwave in common guest lounge), TV with FOXTEL (more than 120 channels), a DVD-player, an iPod dock and charming Blue Mountains character. All rooms except the Spa Suite have their own open gas fire, and there is a log fire in the cosy guest lounge and central heating throughout.
A delicious, home-cooked breakfast, offering some of the Blue Mountains area's best local products, is served to the door of your Suite or Room between 9.00am and 9.30am. A substantial continental self-serve breakfast is available if you are an earlier riser.
Perfect as a base for bushwalking in the adjoining Valley of the Waters section of the National Park - various short, medium and long tracks start just 50 metres down the road, at the famous Conservation Hut Café. Stay in a quiet and peaceful area with only a 5-minute-drive to Leura Village and a 10-minute-drive to Katoomba and the Three Sisters Lookout.
Please note although we love children, the retreat does not cater for children, infants or babies. The minimum guest age is 16 years.
Standard Spa Room:
The Wentworth Spa Room features a Queen bed, a private ensuite bathroom with a 2-person-spa, an open gas coal-flame fireplace next to the bed, a private enclosed verandah with stunning, partial mountain views, a flat-screen TV with FOXTEL, a DVD-player and an iPod dock.
Standard Spa Suite:
The Den Fenella Spa Suite has spectacular views and features a Queen bed, a private ensuite bathroom with a 2-person-spa and opens onto a private verandah overlooking the Jamison Valley with majestic Mount Solitary right in front of it. There is also a sofa to watch the flat-screen TV with FOXTEL, a DVD-player and an iPod dock, central heating and air-conditioning.
Deluxe Spa Suites:
The Empress and Vera Spa Suites (mirror images of each other) are spacious open-plan suites featuring the 2-person spa bath and the fireplace inside the room with a private, separate toilet. They each have a private verandah offering the best views and the most romantic setting. Each has a Queen bed, a digital HDTV, DVD-player and FOXTEL with lots and lots of channels, central heating, air-conditioning and an iPod dock.
A scrumptious, home-cooked breakfast using locally-made produce (where possible) is included and served to the door of your room on a trolley from 9.00am. You can enjoy breakfast on your verandah overlooking the valley - or even in bed. A self-serve continental breakfast option is available for early risers.
********MINIMUM NIGHT STAYS********
2 nights on most weekends
3 nights on long weekends
4 nights over Easter
Some exceptions apply so please enquire in any case - thanks
A Special Piece of History
From your verandah you will be looking south over the Jamison Valley. The view covers extensive parts of the Blue Mountains National Park and extends at least ninety kilometres to Mount Gibraltar, near Bowral and Mittagong in the Southern Highlands.
The property was originally built in 1912 as a Blue Mountains holiday house on two adjoining bush blocks. Through the 1930s, the charming mountain weatherboard house was home to the Bull family and had various owners and uses up until the 1990s. It was owned by an Anglican bishop, Bishop Foord, who named the property Mount Tabor. He planted some parts of the beautiful exotic garden you will be able to enjoy today.
After a bushfire almost claimed the building in 1957, it was abandoned for some years and fell into disrepair. The property was marked for demolition and re-development, before it was rescued by Rob and Rita Fisher, the current owners, in 1996. Following two years of intensive restoration and renovation, Mount Tabor was re-named and opened as moments Mountain Retreat in April 1998. The rest, as they say, is history!