Nestled in 15 acres of tranquil rainforest just 45km north-west of Brisbane, Turkey's Nest Rainforest Cottages is a perfect retreat from the bustle of city life, close to the city, yet a world away
You will feel the cares of everyday life slip away as you settle into one of our two private, cosy guest cottages, or spacious private suite, each totally separate and nestled on the edge of the rainforest.
Rose Gum Cottage
Newly built in 2011, Rose Gum Cottage has been lovingly created with hand-made details and warm wood finishes, but with all the modern necessities you require. Totally private, it nestles into the bush at the edge of the rainforest.
The view from every room is perfectly tranquil and the verandah could not be more relaxing, a place to enjoy the rainforest and the visiting native birds some of which will eat from your hand. Cook up a feast in the well-equipped kitchen, which includes an espresso coffee machine. A comfy lounge is the place to sit by the fire, listen to music, play a game of Scrabble or Trivial Pursuit, drink wine, read a good book and chat., before retiring to a bed warmed by an electric blanket.
The cosy attic bedroom, spacious bathroom with claw foot bath looking out to the forest, and wood combustion fireplace make this an ideal couple's retreat.
We provide all the comforts for a romantic stay, including electric blankets for those chilly winter nights, port and chocolates, music, and a selection of books and games, and an expresso coffee machine.
Note that the additional day bed in the bedroom is suitable for a small child to approximately 9 years. We can also provide a blow-up bed for an additional adult. Additional charges apply.
Turkey's Nest is a wildlife refuge, registered under the Land for Wildlife scheme. Awake a magnificent view through towering trees to the rainforest below. Relax on the veranda where a wide variety of exotic birds come to feed. Take a rainforest walk, stop at a local cafe, then back to your cottage for a massage, reading a book, sipping wine, a romantic candlelit meal, port and chocolates - how much more relaxing can it get?
While Brisbane swelters in summer heat, Mount Glorious 620m above sea level and surrounded by D'Aguilar National Park is pleasantly cool be sure to bring a jumper, as temperatures average 6 degrees less than Brisbane at all times. On chilly winter nights, as mists waft through the forest, relax by a cosy fireplace, where you'll find a CD player and range of CDs, ipod docking station, a selection of books and games, complimentary port and home-made chocolates.
A short stroll to the tranquil village of Mt. Glorious offers bush walking in the rainforest of D'Aguilar National Park, three cafes, a quality restaurant with stunning views over the valley below, and a unique sculpture garden.
Turkey's Nest is a place to relax, unwind and enjoy the tranquility in the company of someone special.
To extend the experience, we may be able to arrange early check-in or late check-out subject to other bookings. Please enquire when you book.
Massages are available by prior arrangement. How much more relaxing can it get?
Planning a wedding at Mount Glorious? We have a second cottage on the property, and a guest suite at our house. See our Stayz listings 13341 Turkey's Nest White Gum Cottage and 186237 Macadamia Rainforest Suite.
At Turkey’s Nest we aim to minimise our impact on the environment. Our house and cottages have solar-assisted power. Environmentally friendly features include:
• Using environmentally friendly cleaning products.
• Use of natural, chemical-free hand and body washes
• Water efficiency & storage ensuring no dependence on bought town water
• Reuse of timber milled on site for floors, bench tops, wall linings, etc
• Use of recycled materials wherever possible.
• Worm-based waste-water system
• Natural building materials light earth, stone, aged timber, blending with the environment
• Using zero or low VOC paints and finishes on all new internal surfaces
• Being able to offer our guests home grown produce whenever possible
• Buying Fair Trade goods, which offer a better deal to farmers in the developing world.
• Maximum recycling of household waste including composting.
Our ongoing commitment is to ensure peace and quiet and comfort for our guests within the confines of these principles, so that they may experience the tranquillity of this place and the beauty of a sustainable lifestyle.