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Cherokee Mountain Retreat-Eagles Nest

Cabin, Mount Macedon

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 75 reviews

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Min 2 nights stay

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bathroom


Cherokee... a mountain retreat. "Eagles Nest"

Weekender cabin, only one hour from Melbourne set on side of Mount Hope at 880 meters in the beautiful Macedon ranges.

Large fully self contained cabin with breathtaking views from within your retreat and from your private wrap around deck.

Large lounge and dining area with 2x couches and dining area with table and 4x chairs DVD player/Television/Ipod dock

King size bed- Super soft feather doona.

Separate bathroom with two-person spa, separate shower, vanity and heated towel rails. Soap,shampoo,conditioner and bath foam supplied.

Fully self-contained kitchen. 4 x burner cooktop, fridge, microwave, pots pans and all other cooking utensils. NOTE: no oven.

Baby Q Weber BBQ supplied on your deck by request. COST. $10.00

OR, you may bring your own BBQ and we will supply gas bottle at no charge.

Supplied FREE OF CHARGE in your kitchen are the following:

Instant Coffee, Plunger coffee, Hot chocolate,Tea, Sugar, Salt, Pepper,Biscuits

Wood fired heater. NOTE. Wood and kindling supplied for first night only.

More wood and kindling available for purchase at the property or bring your own, . Suggest you also bring fire starters if you not familiar with lighting log fires.

Reverse cycle air conditioning.

Selection of Library books, DVD's

Non-smoking, sorry no pets, no children.

Children mid week only-refer to owner


We suggest you do your shopping prior to arrival.

The nearest supermarket or restaurant is approximately 15 minutes away by car.

Bring your own selection of DVD's , Ipod music and reading material.

Don't forget your camera Binoculars to watch the birdlife.

Bring warm clothing temperature is cooler in the mountains and in winter it sometimes snows up here.

Strong walking shoes/boots, there are some great walks from the property.

7x daily activities:

Bush walking from the property and in surrounding ranges

Visit several of the local wineries

Picnic ay historic hanging rock.

Visit a local farmers market and buy organic.

Play a round of golf at Gisborne,Woodend or Trentham courses.

Visit one or two of the beautiful Macedon open gardens.


Simply relax on your cabin deck and take in the sensational views and the birdlife that abounds.


Property is steep and not recommended for those who need a walking aid


60 minutes from Melbourne CBD via the Calder Freeway.

40 minutes from Tullamarine airport.

Your Cherokee retreat is situated at 880 meters on the side of a mountain right in the heart of the Macedon Ranges, one of the most beautiful parts of Victoria.


Take a bush walk through the Macedon State forest which surrounds your retreat

Visit the local boutique wineries.

Visit historic Hanging Rock - 10 minutes by car

Buy fresh produce at one of the local farmers markets. One every Saturday

Play a round of golf at one of the local courses.

Visit one of the many open gardens on Mt Macedon

Bring your mountain bike for some serious riding.

EAGLES NEST- a place to chill out.

Read a book, listen to some music or luxuriate in the two-person spa.

Snuggle up under the luxurious doona in your king size bed.

Sip a fine wine and take in the panoramic views of the Melbourne skyline, Port Phillip Bay and the You Yang's from your private deck.

Take photos: Wallabies, echidnas, koalas and wombats inhabit the area surrounding your retreat.

Wake in the morning to the sound of kookaburras, honeyeaters, crimson rosellas black cockatoos and the tiniest of finches heralding in the dawn.

Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a well-earned rest or a more active weekend of walks and sightseeing, this is the place for you.

If our "Eagles Nest" is booked, look at our Cherokee Retreat "Wombat Lodge" as an option.




Cherokee Mountain Retreat is a purpose built weekend getaway set within the 25 acres of the property known as "Craigielea".

The original homestead of "Craigielea" was built in 1875 and is one of most secluded properties in the Macedon Ranges.

One of the original Cobb and Co tracks borders the side of the property, old hitching rails can still be seen and the stone horse trough exists to the day.

At an altitude of 880 metres the cabins have spectacular views of Melbourne, Port Phillip Bay and the You Yangs.

The property backs on to State Forest making it a perfect place for wildlife.

Wombat, Koala, Echidna, Wallaby and Kangaroo are regular visitors along with parrot, cockatoo, kookaburra and huge variety of finch.

If you are lucky the magnificent Wedge Tail Eagle will soar for you.


A deposit of 50 is required to secure the booking.

Payment of the rental deposit constitutes the clients acceptance of the following Terms and Conditions as follows:

Balance of the rental amount must be received in full 10-14 days prior to occupancy unless alternative agreement is made between the owner and guest.

If full payment is not received within the time allotted above, the owner has the right to cancel the booking and attempt to re let the property.

In such a situation, the guest will be notified by email and phone message.

Providing the property is successfully re-let, the initial guests deposit will be refunded less $50 administration fee.


If you wish to cancel your booking we require 14 days notice in advance of the date you were due to arrive. The following conditions apply:

All cancellations must be received in writing email or text and must subsequently have been confirmed by us as having been received.

1. You may wish to re schedule your stay for an alternative weekend.


2. If we are able to let the retreat to another guest for the dates you cancelled.

A refund will apply less $30.00 administration costs.


Constitutes any time less than 8 x days prior to check in are not refundable.

We will always do our best to find another guest to fill your spot and if we are able to do so in this case we will issue you a voucher less $50 administration fee for you to use another time.


We have a non-refundable policy for bookings made and paid in advance for the following dates and long weekends as listed:

Queens Birthday, Easter, Labor Day, Anzac Day, Australia Day, Melbourne Cup, Christmas and New Year Period: December 20th through to January16th

And All

Special Events Weekends: example: Rolling Stones concert at hanging rock


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Parking

Air conditioning Books Ceiling fan Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils DVD player Fireplace Hair dryer Heating Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Living room Microwave Non-Smoking Pantry items Parking Refrigerator Stove Television Toaster Towels provided Video library
Cherokee Mountain Retreat-Eagles Nest is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 76.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent 3 day break at this gorgeous property! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cherokee. Our friendly host did a quick check-in on arrival, as we explored our apartment and surrounds. Peace, luxury, deck with 'to die for views', a king-size bed, fire, large comfy lounge and all the small necessities that we needed. We are already planning another stay, and this time for longer ...
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quiet, relaxing and awesome views We enjoyed our stay at the property and used it as our base to explore the surrounding area and attend the Bruce Springsteen concert at hanging Rock. The owners might like to make their visitors more aware of the drive in and suggest that you may not like to do it in the rain or dark unless you are very confident of your abilities.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome place! we really enjoyed our stay here. very secluded and quiet if you want a relaxing trip, very beautiful views of nature, and the property's facilities make it a very comfortable place to stay. dvds and book provided at the place, no risk of getting bored. very nice bushwalks around the area, lots to see. thank you for a very enjoyable and comfortable stay.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely breathtaking! Gorgeous View. Quiet. Wildlife. Lots of Bushwalks. Outstanding!
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful retreat! What a magnificent property. Suzanne made the booking process really smooth, and also had great communication about getting there. Once there we had a home away from home. Cozy, well-equipped, a really comfy bed, spa bath and fire place....and what a view!!! not to mention being able to stand on the balcony and watch the wildlife - birds by the dozen, wombats, swamp wallaby, echidna,.... I would be back in a flash if I lived in Melbourne - less than an hour's drive to get there, and if you can drag yourself away, there is so much you can do in the area
Date published: 2016-11-28
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