The Hunter River Retreat has 5 self-contained mountainside spa cottages with breathtaking views over looking the valley and Hunter River.

This listing is for group bookings over several of our cottages. Our cottages are also available individually for bookings of 2 or more, and you can see them using the following links:
Ironbark Lodge
Bluegum Cottage
Cedar Cottage
Olive Cottage

Our cottages include the main residence Ironbark Lodge which has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 10 people, Rockhouse, Bluegum & Cedar Cottages which each sleep up to people and Olive Cottage which sleeps 2 people.
All the cottages except Olive have private jacuzzis , whilst Olive has a spa bath.

Each cottage has air-conditionding , a wood fire , large verandahs and BBQs. Linen is provided.

We have a swimming pool, fishing in the Hunter River and bushwalking on the 110 acres.

If your looking for Australiana with Iron roof and cedar cottages with bush BBQ and all totally self contained this is it. All cottages are totally isolated from each other, so no neighbours.
Hunter River Retreat is close to Historic Morpeth and 20 minutes to the Lovedale vineyards and 25 minutes to Pokolbin. An easy drive to Newcastle, Nelson Bay, Barrington Tops and Wollombi.
Come and experience the total Australian experience on the ranges at Rosebrook.

Full Day Bus Winery Tours can also be organized that pick up from The Retreat - you can taste and not worry about driving .

Bookings over 10 people , will be over multiple cottages, so pricing will need to be confirmed by owners .

Minimum 2 night stay midweek.
Minimum 2 night stay on weekends .(Weekends classified as either Friday & Saturday or Saturday & Sunday).
Minimum 3 night stay on long weekends


Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful location! We are a group of women who go away a couple of times a year. We were all able to fit with most of us having our own rooms. We loved the views and tranquillity and the beautiful large veranda overlooking the valley. The property had everything we need including a well equipped kitchen and lots of spaces to talk and relax. The spa was an extra treat. Would definitely go back.
Date published: 2016-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Loved it will definitely return I loved it so relaxing
Date published: 2016-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great cabins and facilities Great location for a group get away. Had my 30th here and it was a fantastic place to stay.
Date published: 2016-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Relaxing getaway We wanted to have a short getaway over winter, and knew we wanted a secluded location, a log fire, and a spa. Well Hunter River Retreat had all this and more. Spending nights in the jacuzzi on the balcony sipping champagne was a highlight. The kitchen was fully equipped, allowing us to not have to leave for a couple of days. We went for a walk around the property, met the horses, and played a spot of tennis. Thank you for a wonderful break - we'll be back!
Date published: 2015-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ideal property Hunter River Retreat is the perfect weekend getaway. The hosts are very welcoming and friendly. We rented Olive, Bluegum, Ironbark and Rockhouse. All cottages are spacious, full of charm and authentic. All amenities are available and the real plus are the jacuzzis!
Date published: 2015-07-05
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Air conditioning, Parking

Eco-Friendly, Children welcome
Pool and Spa Facilities
Hot tub, Heated pool, Communal pool, Indoor pool
Outdoor grill, Balcony, Deck/Patio, Lawn/Garden
Entertainment and Family
DVD player, Stereo, Parking, Cot, Hair dryer, Living room, Television
Kitchen and Dining
Kitchen, Child's high chair, Microwave, Dining, Dishes and utensils, Oven, Pantry items, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster
Linen and Cleaning
Linens provided, Iron and board, Towels provided
Heating and Cooling
Air conditioning, Fireplace, Heating, Ceiling fan


Pricing for more than 10 people is indicative and will need to be confirmed by owner as multiple cottages affect the overall price. Long weekends - 3 nights minimum stay. Xmas/New Year period - 4 nights minimum stay.

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
This property has a standard rate of: $450
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $450 $1300 $3000 2 $75 $75
* $650 $1300 $4550 4 $75 $75
* $450 $1300 $3000 2 $75 $75
* $650 $1300 $4550 4 $75 $75
* $450 $1300 $3000 2 $75 $75
* $650 $1300 $4550 3 $75 $75
* $450 $1300 $3000 2 $75 $75

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner. Bookings paid through the Stayz online payment system incur a 2% credit card surcharge.

Prices listed based on 10 adults. Property has 20 beds and can sleep a maximum 30 people.