If you are looking for something a little special then look not further than Idle Wild or Idle West. These two lodges mirror each other and are quite special.
Open plan with a double bed, has tea and coffee making facilities ONLY, A/C,tv with built in DVD/CD, log fire and 2 person corner spa in the bathroom. They have their own balcony with wonderful views of the valley.
They are ideal for a girl’s weekend away, hens night, couples weekend or for the family that wants something a little more.
From the moment you arrive at the Idles you know you are in for a treat as the vintage cream suggests the interiors will not disappoint. Warm and luxurious timber tones are fitted throughout complimented with tasteful modern fittings and shabby chic antiques and fittings.
The verandas, as with most of the lodges, are simply stunning in depth and width. Three sets of timber doors open on the Verandas from different aspects within. The verandas complete with out door furniture settings and BBQ’s are styled to catch the breeze, enjoy the bush views and while away the hours over a good book or a local red.
Modern kitchen complete with dishwasher, full size fridge, gas cook top and electric oven.
Timber dining setting for 6, comfortable leather lounge, armchairs, television, dvd player and stereo.
Cooling and heating is through reverse cycle air conditioning with additional gas heating down stairs in winter. No log fire.
Lamps and Chandeliers adorn most spaces to create an intimate and cosy atmosphere upstairs and downstairs.
Adjoining the dining and living space is the games area with full size Billiard table.
Off this room is the downstairs bedroom, which has two spacious King Singles that can be joined to create a King Bed.
Opposite the bedroom is an enormous bathroom with bath, walk in shower, vanity and toilet.
Adjoining the bathroom is the Jacuzzi Room, which opens onto the veranda. The Jacuzzi seats X and is cosy in winter with the doors closed or cool and refreshing in Summer with the doors open.
You will find two full size Queen Bedrooms with their own ensuites. Both are fully air-conditioned and are decadently appointed with antique settings , lamps and linen to compliment.
Just three hours north of Sydney, you'll find World Heritage-listed Barrington Tops National Park. Tailor a self-guided walking tour to your desires and fitness level â?? walks range from short and easy jaunts to steep overnight treks. Or book with a tour operator, whose offerings vary from full-day guided walking tours to adventures involving kayaks, canoes or mountain bikes. Whichever mode you choose, you're sure to see stunning rock formations, lookouts, waterfalls, and unique flora and fauna.
Barrington Tops National Park is an unspoilt wilderness covering more than 83,000 hectares. Bushwalking trails in this wonderful natural expanse take you from subtropical rainforest to ancient beech forests and subalpine woodlands. If you're lucky, you might spot a lyrebird or a satin bowerbird. There are plenty of other things to see and do in this area of the Hunter, including whitewater rafting, horseriding and mountain biking.
In the midst of the wilderness, you'll be lucky enough to find comfortable accommodation options, including camping sites in spectacular locations, rustic cottages, B&Bs and mountain retreats. When hunger strikes, the area also offers good restaurants and cafes.
Many of the towns in the area, including Dungog and Gloucester, were settled in the early 19th century. Today, they still evoke the colourful history of the region, which included a vigorous timber industry, gold prospecting and shipbuilding. Follow a farm-gate trail for local produce that includes cheese and wine, or stop at a country cafe in Barrington Tops, Stroud or Gloucester.