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Our lakeside unit is fully self-contained and sleeps up to four comfortably. A kitchen with everything you need for a short or long stay and a view across our lakes, ensures that cooking a meal of an evening is a pleasant experience. There is a Weber BBQ on the front veranda which is a guest favourite with many memorable nights being hosted there over the past 15 years.
The two bedrooms are comprised of a queen size bed in the master bedroom and two singles in the second bedroom. The unit has its own bathrooom.
The unit was constructed from mud brick and ensures that the building remains cool in summer and warm in winter, making it an ideal place to stay at any time of the year. We have also installed a powerful split system to ensure that you remain comfortable regardless of the weather.
Those staying in the unit also have access to our private catch and release lake fishery for the duration of their stay. That is from 12 noon on the day of arrival until 12 noon on the day of departure. Guests can also access wireless internet in the unit and have full pay TV (all channels).
Check-in is from 12.30pm on the day of your arrival and departure is strictly 10.30am the morning of departure. Bag storage can be arranged at any time.
For those who do not want to cook, meals are available at both the Rubicon Hotel and at the Four Ways Diner that is open late every night. Both are located 250 metres away (<2 min walk). There are also many options within a short drive including Rennnies at Acheron, Giddy Goat Cafe at Yarck and numerous hotels in Alexandra. Ask if you need a recommendation.
The Goulburn River and it's excellent trout fishing runs through the back of our property; a short 100m walk from the cottage. The Rubicon River is a two minute drive away. Lake Eildon is 14km away also. Thornton is the epicentre for trout fishing in the Goulburn Valley.
Our property is mostly fly fishing only but we do have a lake that only contains redfin that we allow guests to fish with single hooked lures. Those wishing to learn to fly fish can do so as we have professional instructors available every day. For those seeking to refine their previously acquired fly fishing skills, we have guides and drift boat fly fishing trips available as well.
Fly fishing gear can be rented if you don't have your own. Be sure to ask.
Our lakes are stocked with both brown and rainbow trout, Golden Perch (Yellowbelly) and we also have a very healthy population of larger redfin. We also have a ton of yabbies should you wish to take the kids 'yabbie hunting'.
Our property is home to many species of birds including Kingfishers, Egrets, Cormorants, Ducks, Pukekos, Kookaburras, Parrots and many more. These can all be observed from the deck of the cottage and many bird photographers stay with us to chase the Kingfishers that hunt the lake edges every afternoon.
There are good running trails nearby as well as mountain biking and canoeing/kayaking on the Goulburn River. We are also near to the waterskiing and fishing at Eildon Lake.
We also offer Goulburn River Pleasure boating trips where you can spot platypus and see 10-15kms of river while an experienced guide rows you down the river and points out local features.
Distances to other towns:
Eildon 10 mins
Mansfield 55 mins
Marysville 30 mins
Alexandra 10 mins
Healseville 60 mins
Melbourne CBD 120 mins
Melbourne Airport 120 mins
Yarra Valley Wineries 65mins
Distances to other nearby attractions:
Eildon Lake 10mins
Marysville Falls 30 mins
Snobs Creek Falls 10 mins
Healseville Sanctuary 60 mins
Great Victorian Rail Trail 10mins
Rubicon Valley Horse Riding 2 mins
Buxton Mountain Bike Track 20 mins
Children are very welcome in our cottage but parents are advised that we have several lakes and a private man made stream onsite. As such it is the responsibility of guests to ensure that their children are safe at all times. The unit however does have a fully fenced deck (pool fence) and yard. There is also a trampoline for the kids. The yard is pet friendly so you can bring the family dog if you so choose but sorry they are not allowed inside the buildings. ;-)
Our property is a great place to escape the stress of modern city living with 16 acres of waterways onsite and an abundance of outdoor activities nearby. Less than two hours from Melbourne.
* Email/internet can be accessed in the main lodge during business hours but we have deliberately kept phones out of the cottage! There is mobile phone reception on most of our property and in the local area. Smoking is not allowed in any of our buildings.