BLACKWOOD LODGE is located at the foot of Mt Hotham and has 3 large b/room 24 sq Lodge this idyllic setting provides our guests with the ideal escape for all seasons. Our parkland gardens on 3 Acres offer tranquility and space for the family with swimming in the large 135,000 Lt pool also a toddlers pool and Gas BBQ's Gazebo on the Ovens river. We have a playground, trampolines, Recreation Room with a Pool Table and a Table tennis table. The Lodge also has 2 TVs, DVDs, Wood Fireplace, Heaters, Electric Blankets giving you all the comforts of an Alpine Experiance. Being at the base of Mt Hotham and Mt Feathertop we are ideally situated for skiing in the winter and walking in the other seasons. There are many walks for the not so dedicated. There is also the challenge of the mountains for the cyclists of all standards. If you wish to catch a Trout then you only have to put a line in at the back of the property or if that does not suit then a short drive to the local Trout Farm can speed things up somewhat. There is a new walking cycling path from Harrietville to the Trout Farm if you wish to experiance the great outdoors on your travels.
Things to do while staying at Blackwood Lodge
Whilst in Harrietville there is something for everyone to do.
Take a stroll and get a morning coffee. There is Morries Icecreamery and Bella's Coffee shop where you can get the most sumptuous Coffees, Hot Chocolates, Icecreams and lovely lite meals. Harrietville has a newly opened Store and Bakery presenting fresh coffee, Bread, Croissants and cakes daily. There are lots of Art Gallerys Wineries and Historical interests between Harrietville and as far as Omeo and Beechworth, return and have a lovely evening meal at one of the two local Hotels and spend and evening chatting with locals. Having done that what about a walk around Harrietville, there are quite a few gentle walks or the more challenging to Washington bridge 8km or Mt Feathertop. Been there done that, what about the bikes you bought with you, how about a bike ride to the trout farm and do some fishing. Or walk to the Dredge hole and drop in a line or take the kids for a swim where they can dive off the jetty. Or you can just relax in our gardens with a wine and a book after a lovely swim in the pool before your BBQ tea.
More organised activities
Skiers can catch a bus from Hoys at Harrietville daily to Mt Hotham leaving at 8 AM. All ski gear can be hired in Harrietville at Hoys and the Harrietville Hotel. Chains can be hired also.
Four wheel Drive tour operators have full and half day tours.
The Autumm Festival is a celebration of the magnificent sight of all the trees in their spledour. This is 2 weeks of organised tours with local arts and produce on display.
The spring festival is again a riot of colour this time with all the flowers of spring showing off to the world.
November is the Blue grass festival in Harrietville with performers from all over Australia and overseas.
January is a time for families and fun, and the Audax cycling event when riders ride from Mt Hotham, Mt Beauty, Mt Buffalo and all distances between.
Come to Harrietville and enjoy the tranquil surroundings with plenty of things to do and places to go, Something for everyone.