The magnificent Hunter Valley Lodge and Retreat is set on 5 beautiful acres and has been designed and furnished with every comfort in mind. The Hunter Valley Lodge and Retreat is located in the heart of the wine region with marvellous views and minutes from absolutely everything the Hunter Valley has to offer.
This amazing unique lodge boasts 10 spacious bedrooms and 7 bathrooms accommodating 14 - 32 guests in comfort and style. With magnificent wrap around verandahs, a refreshing swimming and relaxing jacuzzi, a huge games room with pool table and table tennis and an impressive entertainment and sun deck with stunning views to the BrokenBack Range, the Lodge is the perfect solution for large groups who want to spend time together but also enjoy their own private space.
As you weave your way down the tree lined driveway you are met by our two life sized bronze stags which watch over this special space. The Lodge's interior has been modelled on a traditional Canadian Hunting Lodge, with the central lounge focusing on a huge stone fireplace and soaring cathedral ceilings, which provides the ambiance to the rest of the lodge. A second lounge and TV room can be found on the top level.
The main lodge enjoys a modern semi commercial gourmet kitchen with quality appliances including two large ovens and absolutely everything you could want or need to create your own Masterchef meal. The large dining area has a magnificent custom made oversized table and offers a relaxed atmosphere where guests can dine together and enjoy the peace and serenity of this beautiful setting. There are three BBQ's available.
The Retreat which is adjacent to the Lodge has its own brand new kitchen and a lounge area plus a further outside entertainment area.
This unique property is perfect for large groups of friends and family and also for small weddings and corporate off sites as it can accommodate 32 guests in total and 26 guests in individual beds. You can relax on the deck of an evening and hear the roar of the lions, who are our newest neighbours at the Hunter Valley Zoo. Surreal
The Hunter Valley Lodge consists of three buildings; The Main Lodge, the Retreat and the Bison Den games room. The Main Lodge has six spacious guest suites and four and a half bathrooms. The Retreat, which is adjacent to the main house has a further four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The Bison Den is our games room. If you have a smaller group then you may be able to reserve the Lodge or the Retreat only.
The Hunter Valley Lodge and Retreat can accommodate 32 guests or 26 guests in individual beds
The Stag Room - King four posted bed plus one king single bed - 3
OPTIONS ON REQUEST ONLY for 4 or 5 guests
King four posted bed plus two king single beds or King four posted bed and king bed 4
King four posted bed and king bed plus single trundle bed 5
Whitetail - Queen bed plus king single size bunk beds 4
Chital - Queen Bed 2
Caribou - King Bed or two king singles with ensuite 2 can have an additional 3rd bed foldout on request 3
Muntjak - King Bed or two king singles with ensuite 2 can have an additional 3rd bed foldout on request 3
Sambar - King Bed or two king singles plus additional single bed with ensuite 3
Werekata - Queen bed 2
Yengo - Queen bed 2
Watagan - King bed or two king singles plus single bed 3
Flat Rock - King bed or two king singles plus single bed 3
Lounge area has a queen size sofa bed 2
Weekend: 2 night minimum, up to 20 guests, from $2900 per night Thu-Fri, Fri-Sat or Sat-Sun
Midweek: 2 night minimum, up to 20 guests, from $2175 per night Sun-Thur
Midweek: 1 night for up to 20 guests $3480 Sun-Thur
Extra adult guests are charged at $90 per person per night.
Children under 13 are charge $60 per child per night.
Infants under 2 are free.
Pets are charged at $30 each per stay.
Please note if Sunday checkin then please add $725 weekend cleaning charge
Please contact us for a quote. Discounts are available on longer stays of 4 nights and over.
A security deposit/bond of $2000.00 is required for your stay and is payable as a credit card pre- authorisation. This will be processed approximately 24 - 48 hours before your arrival, so please ensure the funds are available at this time.
Weekend Public Holiday bookings must a minimum 3 night stay at full weekend rate.
Easter, Christmas and New Year are a 3-4 night stay and charged at full weekend rate.
THE HUNTER VALLEY LODGE AND RETREAT is on five acres surrounded by lawns and gardens and consist of four buildings, the Lodge, the Retreat, Bison Den Games Room & Laundry, all only 50 meters apart. It also has a small dam and Rotunda at the front of the property and a dog run for your furry friend. The Lodge has a swimming pool closed in the winter months, a five person hot tub/spa and bocce court and free WiFi. There are five TV's available one in the Lodge TV room Foxtel, Stag room, Lodge dining room, Retreat lounge room and in the Bison Den games room. We have two WiFi speakers and Blue Ray player for music and a huge DVD and CD Library. The Hunter Valley Lodge and Retreat can accommodate up to 32 guests or 25 guests in individual beds.
The main building the Lodge consists of six spacious Bedrooms - three on the ground floor, which share two large bathrooms one with freestanding bath and three on the first floor all with their own ensuites. The Lodge has seven reverse cycle air conditioners and all rooms have ceiling fans and heating. The Lodge has a large central lounge area on the ground floor with fireplace plus a TV lounge on the first floor. The dining room has a huge dining table and can seat twenty four guests with second table for further four.
The semi commercial kitchen is fully equipped with cutlery, crockery and glassware for up to 30 guests. The kitchen also has an extensive range of cookware and utensils. There are two separate ovens plus a microwave oven and two dishwashers. There is a large fridge/freezer in the kitchen plus a large commercial glass fronted drinks fridge in the dining room. Other kitchen equipment consists of two toasters, two kettles, two Nespresso machines, rice cooker and electric fry pan.
The outside entertainment area consists of a swimming pool and 5 person hot tub, surrounded by a large deck. The deck area is covered by shade sail and has a dining table which can seat up to 26 guests, an outside lounge area and a BBQ area that has both a hooded BBQ and a flat top BBQ.
The Retreat consists of four bedrooms - two on the ground floor and two on the first floor plus two bathrooms. It has gas heating on the ground floor and a reverse cycle air conditioner on the first floor. All rooms have ceiling fans. The Retreat has a kitchen/dining room with dishwasher, oven, gas cook top, microwave, kettle and toaster and Nespresso machine. The kitchen is equipped with crockery, cutlery and glassware for up to 12 guests. It has a large TV lounge on the first floor and an outside entertainment area with table and chairs.
THE BISON DEN
The Bison Den is our games room and has a large screen TV and blue ray player can play music, a pool table and table tennis table and gas fireplace. It has lounge seating and lots of board games and children’s toys and games. The Bocce court is located next to the Bison Den and there is also a laundry with washing machine and dryer.
We provide hairdryers in all bathrooms plus toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner and body wash. We provide a small selection of Nespresso pods about two pods per person plus tea, coffee, sugar, salt and pepper. We also provide cling wrap, foil and baking paper.
BEDROOMS - BEDDING AND LINEN
All bedrooms have luxurious commercial quality Sealy beds and mattresses and all are equipped with a desk and desk lamp and seating. Many of the king beds can be split into two king singles if required. All beds are made with crisp cotton commercially laundered linen. We have a firm and a soft pillow selection for each bed. We use a light quilt in the summer months and two quilts in the winter. There are also a good selection of blankets.